Food News
Crumbtastic! Green's has launched a Golden Gaytime cake mix
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Crumbtastic! Green’s has launched a Golden Gaytime cake mix

Whether it's a hot summer's day or we're just craving a sweet treat, nothing hits the spot quite like a Golden Gaytime ice-cream. Now, the frozen national treasure and its signature crumb is set to be transformed into something only a gaggle of culinary geniuses could have concocted. Hold on to your spatulas, friends, as Green's has released Golden Gaytime cake mix and somewhere out there a certain baking matriarch that rhymes with Fetty Rocker is shaking. more

Recipes
Five delicious strawberry recipes to help support strawberry farmers
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Five delicious strawberry recipes to help support strawberry farmers

In case you've missed the news, Australian strawberry farmers are doing it tough right now. Due to lockdowns and cafe closures across the country, the Queensland Strawberry Growers' Association has estimated that there has been an approximately 50-percent reduction in strawberry demand in what would usually be the peak of the season. You may have noticed that the price of strawberries is super low at the supermarket – which is great for the buyer – but this low punnet price is less than the cost for farmers to grow and harvest them. This means that a number of farmers have already started spraying out and killing off fields upon fields of ripe, juicy strawberries so that they don't end up producing punnets at a loss. Australian strawberry growers have sent out a plea, asking us to go out and buy as many strawberries as we can to show our support. Stocking up on deliciously sweet… more

Food News
Secret bars, must-try degustations and kid-friendly spots – our top Brisbane app guides on where to feast, frolic and fascinate
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Secret bars, must-try degustations and kid-friendly spots – our top Brisbane app guides on where to feast, frolic and fascinate

Regular readers will be all over the fact that there's a new tool in town to help you explore our great city – the Brisbane app. Created by Brisbane City Council, this handy app helps users discover all of the superb places, experiences and events the city has through user-generated guides. Since we consider ourselves somewhat experts on everything Brisbane, The Weekend Edition team has banded together to create a few guides covering everything from Brisbane's most decadent degustations and the city's best-kept secret spots to family-friendly activities that will keep the kids entertained for hours. Here's a taste of some of our picks ... more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 325 September 14
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 325 September 14

From news of South Brisbane's new fire-and-smoke-powered restaurant to a beloved Thai eatery's bayside expansion, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Restaurants
Explore the culinary melting pot of Southern Asia at Kid Curry – the newest eatery from the Happy Boy team
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Explore the culinary melting pot of Southern Asia at Kid Curry – the newest eatery from the Happy Boy team

Ever since our senses were whipped into a frenzy with Kid Curry's well-received takeaway debut, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the official opening of its own standalone eatery. Our patience was rewarded last week with the soft unveiling of the concept's new home on East Street. Sliding in next to sibling locales Happy Boy and Snack Man, Kid Curry steps away from Chinese cuisine to border hop between the bountiful region of South Asia. Charting the rich culinary history shared by countries like India, Thailand, the Phillipines, Malaysia and Indonesia, Kid Curry looks to prove that there’s more to curry that's worth discovering. more

Restaurants
Anticipated Japanese omakase restaurant and bar TakashiYa opens at Emporium Hotel South Bank
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Anticipated Japanese omakase restaurant and bar TakashiYa opens at Emporium Hotel South Bank

If there's one culinary adventure that everyone should embark upon once in their lives, it's an omakase feast. This lauded fixture of Japanese fine dining is hailed as the cuisine's luxurious peak, where master chefs utilise razor-sharp skills to craft mouthfuls almost too perfect to eat. TakashiYa is a brand-new restaurant and bar that specialises in this exquisite form of gastronomy. Overseen by Takashi Nami – a chef known across town as one of the deftest hands at slicing sashimi, crafting nigiri and other technical wizardry – TakashiYa is looking to ignite a local passion for omakase-style fare, fanning the flames with delicate flavours, fresh ingredients and more than a touch of showmanship. Read on to find out what's on offer ... more

Bars
Get the first look at Hey Chica! – the new social club bringing Havana street-party vibes to The Valley
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Get the first look at Hey Chica! – the new social club bringing Havana street-party vibes to The Valley

If you happen to be walking down Brunswick Street Mall next Friday September 17 and you hear the sound of trumpets, bongos and percussion reverberating along the strip, don't stress – you're not imagining things. That is simply the sound of the riotous celebrations marking the official opening night of Hey Chica!, Fortitude Valley's brand-new drinking, dining and dancing destination. The latest venture from the team behind Lefty's Music Hall is a paean to the party culture of Cuba – a raucous hub of revelry that is as close as you'll get to the street festivals of Havana without boarding a plane. more


Food News
Help out our favourite furry friends with Lindt's new limited-edition chocolate koala
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Help out our favourite furry friends with Lindt’s new limited-edition chocolate koala

Us sweet-toothed Aussies are no strangers to enjoying some of our favourite homegrown animals in chocolate form – whether it be Freddo Frogs, Caramello Koalas or the ultimate Easter treat, the chocolate Bilby. Now, we have a new animal-shaped confectionery to bite into thanks to the cocoa enthusiasts at Lindt, who have moulded a limited-edition chocolate koala. As well as being melt-in-your-mouth scrumptious, this cute-as-heck treat is also raising funds for the Australian Koala Foundation. A win-win, really. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 324 September 7
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 324 September 7

From news of soul-infused foodie arrivals to a five-course degustation exploring the wonders of dim sum, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

The Grocer
The cookie captains at Ginger's Kitchen have launched a new range of covetable cakes
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The cookie captains at Ginger’s Kitchen have launched a new range of covetable cakes

If you're already madly in love with the small-back artisan cookies made by Ginger's Kitchen, you'll want to sit down for this bit of news. The burgeoning baked-goods concept is set to add a range of salivation-inducing cakes that come in flavours including ube velvet, vanilla and lemon curd, and old-fashioned brown-sugar caramel. Ditch the box cake mix – these bad boys should be your go-to celebration treat from now on. more

Bars
The Canvas Club crew unveils Mr Badger's, Woolloongabba's new deli, sandwich and pizza bar
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The Canvas Club crew unveils Mr Badger’s, Woolloongabba’s new deli, sandwich and pizza bar

It's a great time to be a Woolloongabba resident. In the past 12 months the inner-south suburb has welcomed the likes of Little G, Easy Times Brewing Co., Butterfly and Mac From Way Back to its cadre of eateries – cementing the Logan Road cul-de-sac and its immediate surrounds as a hub of diverse dining options. The crew behind two of the strip's most beloved watering holes, Canvas Club and Electric Avenue, is tripling its presence in the area this Friday September 4 with the opening of brand-new family-friendly deli and bar Mr Badger's. Taking a charming throwback approach to hospitality, Mr Badger's will be slinging a menu of stacked sandwiches, grab-and-go pastries, plates of gourmet cheese and meats, Detroit-style pizzas, and bottled cocktails – all while paying tribute to the area's legacy as a tramway nexus via a seriously creative interior decor. more

Bars
Sandgate welcomes the arrival of community-focused local Bluenose Betty
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Sandgate welcomes the arrival of community-focused local Bluenose Betty

On paper, it's easy to list what makes a solid suburban watering hole. Great drinks are a must and a solid food menu is also essential. The ambience has to be on point, with a decor that is stylish but approachable. Oh, and the staff has to be friendly, too – that's non-negotiable. Although this set of criteria is easy to list, nailing each and every one of them is more of an art, rather than a science. The crew behind new Sandgate drinkery Bluenose Betty seem to have struck a perfect balance, offering the right mix of essential and intangible qualities – quickly become a community favourite. Read on to see how they did it ... more

Bars
Enzo y Ollie brings birria, burritos and frozen margaritas to Caxton Street
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Enzo y Ollie brings birria, burritos and frozen margaritas to Caxton Street

Birria tacos – have you heard of them? These crispy morsels have become a hot-ticket dish in Australia thanks to a surge in popularity online. Despite the buzz surrounding birria (which is technically a soup – don't worry, we'll explain), there are only a few spots in Brisbane where you can get your hands on some. Enzo y Ollie – a new Petrie Terrace eatery that recently opened on Caxton Street – is the latest to boast the crunchy and dippable riff on the taco on its menu. Throw in a host of other Mexican- and Colombian-inspired eats, a bunch of zingy margaritas and a spacious beer garden perfect for revelry, and you've got plenty of reasons (including birria, of course) to visit. more

The Drop
The Drop with Olivia Evans – spring fling with riesling
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The Drop with Olivia Evans – spring fling with riesling

Today I had a craving for a bunch of sweet lilies and the tang of lime juice on the rim of a margarita. I wanted to roam through a field on a just-warm day, where the air carries the scent of fresh grass to your sensory bank. A moment sat by a river that runs over stones baking under sunlight that, when you truly think about it, creates a scent that is undeniably mineral. There’s a feeling of anticipation as the drone of bees fill the backyard and your skin begins to show pink from the day. In shorter words, spring has arrived and what I crave is a glass of riesling. more

Bars
The round-up: soak up sun or starlight at the best rooftop bars in Brisbane
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The round-up: soak up sun or starlight at the best rooftop bars in Brisbane

When the weather is turning it on, there's no better feeling than getting elevated. We love flocking to our closest rooftop bar, getting sky high and soaking up the rays while taking in a killer view. Brisbane's skyline is slowly filling in with some top-notch rooftop bars, and we've taken it upon ourselves to list some of Brisbane's best. Forget your fear of heights – once you take in the vistas at these elevated haunts, you'll never want to come back down to earth. more

Bars
Pavement Whispers: Dos Manos to fuse Japanese and Mexican flavours at exciting pan-Pacific eatery
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Pavement Whispers: Dos Manos to fuse Japanese and Mexican flavours at exciting pan-Pacific eatery

Newstead's percolating dining scene will score another entrant next Monday September 6 – one bringing together the best aspects of two of the world's most beloved cuisines. Dos Manos (Spanish for two hands) will be ingeniously harmonising Japanese and Mexican cuisine at its soon-to-open bar and eatery on Reddacliff Street. If you love tacos and tataki in equal measure, this is one opening worth marking in your calendar. more

Events
Dancing in the street – beloved block party Teneriffe Festival announces its return
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Dancing in the street – beloved block party Teneriffe Festival announces its return

In a year where it seems that events are being postponed left and right, a bright spot emerges to salvage the remnants of our social calendar. Goodwill Projects – the crew behind some of Brisbane's most beloved weekend markets – has taken up the task of resurrecting Teneriffe Festival, announcing its imminent return on Saturday October 23. This year's festival will bring the flavours of the world to Teneriffe's streets, creating a country-hopping culinary experience courtesy of the area's killer cadre of eateries, local food trucks and pop-up bars. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 323 August 31
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 323 August 31

From news of the Sunshine Coast's new waterfront trattoria to the official opening date of Fortitude Valley's Cuban-inspired party spot, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more