Food News
Gelatissimo has concocted an American-inspired gelato range featuring Reese’s and Hershey’s Chocolate
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Gelatissimo has concocted an American-inspired gelato range featuring Reese’s and Hershey’s Chocolate

The weather is well and truly warming up, with the mercury set to rise to a sizzling 30 degrees on Friday. Thankfully for us sweaty folk, Gelatissimo has launched a new ice-cold gelato range, Flavours of the USA, a tantalising trio of tastes that feature iconic American treats like Hershey's and Reese’s, as well as the classic bourbon-caramel flavour. Hear that? It's the sound of lips being licked across the land. more

The Grocer
Become a gin-ius with Gin Loot's monthly subscription service
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Become a gin-ius with Gin Loot’s monthly subscription service

With the recent renaissance of gin, you may have sipped enough of the botanical stuff to consider yourself an expert in the field. If you want to truly grow your juniper spirit knowledge, we suggest you consult Gin Loot, a monthly box of boozy goodness. From the masterminds of whisky subscription service, Whisky Loot, Gin Loot is set to launch later this year with plans to bring gin-spertise straight to your door. more

Food News
Not a drill – The Mason Baker is installing Emergency Cake Boxes across the city
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Not a drill – The Mason Baker is installing Emergency Cake Boxes across the city

When you read the words "free cake", your adrenaline levels may start to spike. The same will most likely happen to your blood sugar levels when you get your hands on The Mason Baker's jarcakes, which are up for grabs – for free – in a Banksy-inspired edible art activation happening throughout October. From today, Tuesday October 6, The Mason Baker crew will be installing Emergency Cake Boxes across the city, resembling typical fire extinguishers but featuring a flavoursome prize behind the glass – mouth-watering jarcakes. Absolutely smashing. more

Casual Dining
KFC has launched a slab of Popcorn Chicken-filled dinner rolls
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KFC has launched a slab of Popcorn Chicken-filled dinner rolls

Whenever we drive by our local KFC, the enticing scent of fried chicken beckons to us like a siren call to lonesome sailors. We just simply can't resist it. Well, fellow fried-chicken lovers, we urge you to follow your nose (and your heart) to your local KFC, as the fast-food makers have created a mouth-watering new menu item – The Popcorn Chicken Slab. Made up of six fresh dinner rolls filled with an irresistible layer of Popcorn Chicken, this masterpiece must be seen – or rather, eaten – to be believed. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 278 October 6
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 278 October 6

From news of a Kill Bill-inspired bar to a mobile margarita van, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Food News
Taco Bell has flipped out and created fried chicken taco shells
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Taco Bell has flipped out and created fried chicken taco shells

Tacos – hand-held morsels of goodness that are, in our humble opinion, the perfect meal, really. We didn't think that these bad boys could get much better (or more inventive), but that's where we were wrong. To celebrate International Taco Day, this Sunday October 4, the famed Mexican fast food slingers at Taco Bell have spiced things up in the kitchen and flipped the script, so to say. The result? The Naked Chicken Taco – where the chicken has become the shell. more

Bars
Brisbane Distillery Company expands with a new-look gin school and cocktail bar
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Brisbane Distillery Company expands with a new-look gin school and cocktail bar

It's been less than a year since Brisbane Distillery officially opened the doors to its West End HQ, but already the business has flourished – helping spearhead the ongoing homegrown spirit revolution. Today, Thursday October 1, marks a big step in the distillery's evolution – the crew has expanded its premises to include a swish 23-metre-long cocktail bar and an enhanced gin school, where guests can whip up a bottle of their own devising. This place is a serious gin lover's paradise – take a look inside! more


Restaurants
The Libertine crew opens riverside Thai party palace Naga at Eagle Street Pier
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The Libertine crew opens riverside Thai party palace Naga at Eagle Street Pier

After the year we've had, we could use a bit of vibrant colour and some fun vibes to brighten our lives. Today, Wednesday September 30, marks the official opening of Eagle Street Pier newcomer Naga – an eye-catching Thai-inspired party palace from the Libertine crew that is heralding spring with a vivid 60s interior aesthetic, smashable (and Instagrammable) cocktails and a zesty medley of bright and fresh Thai eats. more

Food News
Border-bubble bites – eat your way through Byron Bay's best restaurants
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Border-bubble bites – eat your way through Byron Bay’s best restaurants

The border bubble has finally burst and the best of Byron Bay and its surrounds is yet again being presented to us on a platter. Whether you're in town for the day, plan to kick it beachside for a salty staycay or you're escaping the city for the rolling hills of the Byron Bay hinterland, it's always best to plan your visit around food. From the must-try long-standing institutions to tasty newcomers and lesser-known eating spots, here's a handy guide on where to eat in Byron Bay. more

Bars
Boutique wine bar Honour Ave Cellars opens in Graceville
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Boutique wine bar Honour Ave Cellars opens in Graceville

The verdant vineyards of France, Italy and Spain are heralded for good reason. We'll never be ones to knock a heady Bordeaux or a Tuscan chianti, but these titans of viticulture cast a long shadow, one that often masks the product emerging from some of the world's lesser-known wine regions. Graceville's newest boutique wine bar and wine shop Honour Ave Cellars is looking to change that. The intimate plonk parlour is going to bat for some of the world's best unheralded wine hot spots, serving hard-to-find labels from Hungary, Chile, South Africa and even drops from our own backyard. Pair that with some similarly obscure nibbles and you've got yourself one of Brisbane's most singular drinking destinations. It officially opens today – here's what you should know ... more

Casual Dining
Late-night noods – Ramen Danbo expands to Brisbane City
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Late-night noods – Ramen Danbo expands to Brisbane City

When we say you can have too much of a good thing, we don't mean ramen. As far as we're concerned, we could bathe in broth and accoutre ourselves exclusively in noodles. If you share our unconventional tastes, and you happen to live in or conveniently close to the Brisbane CBD, then you'll undoubtedly be as ecstatic as us to know that Ramen Danbo has expanded to the inner city. The ramen concept's newest locale is open seven days a week until 10:00 pm, serving piping-hot bowls of its signature tonkotsu as well as some tasty new menu items. more

Food News
Farm-to-table restaurant Frida's Field arrives in the rolling hills of Byron Bay
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Farm-to-table restaurant Frida’s Field arrives in the rolling hills of Byron Bay

On a working cattle property in the picturesque town of Nashua, on the fringe of Bangalow in the Byron Bay hinterland, sits Northern Rivers' newest dining destination – Frida's Field. The farm-to-table restaurant has opened its barnyard doors, serving the property's own sustainably grown ingredients (think wagyu-Angus raised in surrounding paddocks and fresh produce plucked from its on-site gardens and orchards) across Friday dinners and Saturday long lunches. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 277 September 29
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 277 September 29

From news of a champagne-fuelled springtime pop-up to an opening date for The Valley's new coffee 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 (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Bars
Uh Oh Spaghettio brings late-night pasta and party vibes to Bakery Lane
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Uh Oh Spaghettio brings late-night pasta and party vibes to Bakery Lane

No shade to the 1:00 am burger, pizza slice or kebab (you've saved our butts many a time), but sometimes we wish we had a bit more of a culinary selection to choose from when it comes to our post-party feed. Arriving on Friday September 25, Uh Oh Spaghettio is a neon-lit late-night pasta parlour that's committed to keeping our stomachs lined all night long, serving up cacio e pepe, Peroni-infused mac'n'cheese, bolognese-topped chips, new-wave wines and signature cocktails until the wee hours. more

Cafes
Get a boost from Fortitude Valley's colourful coffee pit stop UltraViolet
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Get a boost from Fortitude Valley’s colourful coffee pit stop UltraViolet

The Spring Hill-end of Brunswick Street has long been a neglected part of the busy promenade, a peculiarly quiet zone despite sitting just a few hundred metres away from the entertainment precinct. Committed to bolstering the area's fun quota is UltraViolet Coffee – an eye-catching hole-in-the-wall dispensary that's injecting some colour into Fortitude Valley's fringe. more

Food News
The round-up: your guide to hard seltzers – the unofficial drink of summer
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The round-up: your guide to hard seltzers – the unofficial drink of summer

So, let's talk about seltzers. In particular, hard seltzers. It's pretty much being dubbed the unofficial drink of summer, but what the heck is a seltzer? It's pretty simple. It's boozy, fizzy water and it's starting to dominate the normally sugar-heavy and calorie-laden RTD market. Seltzers have been big business in America for a while, and it's now making waves in Australia, with a bunch of breweries and booze makers (from the big players to the local outfits) jumping on board to create their version of the carbonated sort-of-healthy sip. Traditionally, seltzers are 'brewed', kind of like beer, with fermented grain or rice creating the booziness – or there are some brands simply adding alcohol to fizzy water. Either way, these gluten-free, low-calorie, not-too-sweet sips are gathering steam, and it looks like they are here to stay. To help you navigate, we've popped together… more

Recipes
Get a little taste of summer in Sicily with Julia Busuttil Nishimura's coffee granita with whipped cream and brioche
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Get a little taste of summer in Sicily with Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s coffee granita with whipped cream and brioche

Whether it's for breakfast or a snack, granita and brioche is the epitome of a summer treat. As the granita melts, the cream and coffee merge to make a kind of slush, which is every bit as delicious as it sounds. This must-try recipe from Julia Busuttil Nishimura is featured within the pages of her new book A Year of Simple Family Food and is an ode to summer holidays in Sicily, where there are no rules and granita with whipped cream and brioche becomes a perfectly acceptable breakfast. Tip, you may need to start the brioche the day before you want to eat it so you can let the dough prove overnight in the fridge.  more

Bakeries
Ginger’s Kitchen is the cookie subscription service set to bring fresh-baked perfection to your door
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Ginger’s Kitchen is the cookie subscription service set to bring fresh-baked perfection to your door

No matter what genre of treats your particular sweet tooth craves, it is a universally acknowledged truth that freshly baked cookies are amongst the God tier. An oozing chocolate chip (or perfectly plump raisin if you swing that way), chewy middle and slightly crisp outside are all of the elements required for total mouth bliss. If you’re a total sucker for the dopamine hit that can only come from a perfectly crafted disc of doughy goodness, we’re going to let you in on a secret – there’s a Brisbane-based cookie subscription that will soon be sending monthly parcels of baked goods direct to your destination. more