The Grocer
Heaps Normal and Who Gives a Crap introduce the Cheeky IPA – a non-alcoholic do-good brew
Food & Drink

Heaps Normal and Who Gives a Crap introduce the Cheeky IPA – a non-alcoholic do-good brew

Whether you’re taking the night off or giving the sauce an extended break, Sydney-based brewing company Heaps Normal has dedicated itself to brewing alcohol-free beers that don’t flush away the flavour of a cracking cold one. Now it has partnered up with eco-friendly toilet paper brand Who Gives A Crap to create the Cheeky IPA – a limited-edition non-alcoholic beer that helps you multitask tackling world-wide sanitation crises while having a piss-up. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 451 March 26
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 451 March 26

From news of a sandwich bar serving elevated toasties in Tarragindi to a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant opening in the heart of Toowoomba, 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

Bars
The round-up: what's open on Anzac Day
Food & Drink

The round-up: what’s open on Anzac Day

After the hectic Easter long-weekend festivities, it’s easy to forget that we have another public holiday right around the corner. Anzac Day is here, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly. If you plan to spend your day catching up with family and friends, it’s handy to know that there are places around town that will be open. We've found the spots around Brisbane that are trading on the Anzac Day public holiday this Thursday April 25 – so if you need a coffee, some brunch or an arvo tipple, this is the place to find it. more

Best of Brisbane
Komeyui, Spring Hill | Brisbane's best omakase experiences
Food & Drink

The round-up: the best omakase experiences in Brisbane

When it comes to Japanese cuisine, omakase is regarded as the country's culinary pinnacle. Translated to “I leave it up to you,” omakase sees diners place their trust in the skilled hands of the chef, who prepares a set menu of seasonal specialties. No two omakase menus are entirely the same, with chefs often electing to showcase high-end of-the-moment ingredients in innovative and surprising forms. Omakase dining is growing in popularity across the country, with a number of wonderful Brisbane restaurants offering this premium epicurean experience. We've collated a quick list of the venues where you can enjoy omakase right now – here's who made the cut ... more

Food News
Savour some well-deserved sweetness with this collection of Easter-themed treats
Food & Drink

Savour some well-deserved sweetness with this collection of Easter-themed treats

If the shelves upon shelves of chocolate eggs and bunnies at your local grocery hadn’t hinted – Easter is coming. Every sweet tooth’s favourite holiday is just over a week away, and we’ve found an array of gourmet goodies to get you hopping to the big day. The decadent goodies from these bespoke bakehouses and coveted chocolatiers are perfect for your Easter gift or solo sweet treat. Here are all of the delicious details … more


Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 450 March 19
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 450 March 19

From news of a second location for a cracking inner-city cafe crew to a new waterfront dining venue at Northshore Hamilton, 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

Bars
Not just noodles – Taro's Ramen launches a nighttime izakaya offering
Food & Drink

Not just noodles – Taro’s Ramen launches a nighttime izakaya offering

One of Brisbane's top-flight ramen joints has evolved. Taro Akimoto of Taro's Ramen has introduced a brand new izakaya-style menu at his inner-city location on Queen Street, serving up authentic and creative takes on izakaya staples like curry-dusted karaage, homemade chicken jerky with shichimi mayo, crispy yaki onigiri and wagyu garlic steaks alongside his famed bowls of steaming ramen. more

Cafes
Run, doughnut walk – Nodo has opened a permanent cafe at Westfield Carindale
Food & Drink

Run, doughnut walk – Nodo has opened a permanent cafe at Westfield Carindale

It takes a lot of quality sustenance to sustain energy levels through a lengthy shopping outing. If you've found yourself in the heart of Westfield Carindale with sore feet and a rumbly tum, refuel at Nodo's brand-new cafe and coffee dispensary. Serving a range of drool-worthy doughnuts, top-notch toasties and supercharged shakes, this nifty Nodo outlet is just the ticket for window shoppers running on empty. more

Bars
Ardo's Wine has opened a new tipple spot and cellar door in Milton
Food & Drink

Ardo’s Wine has opened a new tipple spot and cellar door in Milton

We're firm believers that every suburb should have its own neighbourhood wine bar. The crew behind City Winery agrees, which is why the urban-winery's own cellar door offshoot Ardo's is popping up all over town. Ardo's has just opened its newest vino cave in Milton – a community meeting point that champions Brisbane-made wine and showcases it in a slick modern-industrial setting. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: here's the best hot cross buns in Brisbane
Food & Drink

The round-up: here’s the best hot cross buns in Brisbane

Easter is the season of indulgence – so when it comes to celebrating with a six-pack of buttery buns, we prefer to go gourmet. It’s the time of year when Brisbane’s best bakeries fiercely compete for our custom, dishing out fresh trays of hot cross buns loaded with fruit, spices and other delicious ingredients. We’re not going to say which bakery bun is the definitive choice – we’re more inclined to put together a list of the top picks and let you make the hard decision. Although picking may be difficult, at the end of the day there is no wrong choice when it comes to hot cross buns. more

Events
Pardon our French – the renowned chef and restaurateur Scott Pickett is joining C'est Bon for one night only
Food & Drink

Pardon our French – the renowned chef and restaurateur Scott Pickett is joining C’est Bon for one night only

Brisbane foodies are getting the rare opportunity to experience a culinary collaboration by two of the industry’s leading names. C'est Bon head chef Andy Ashby will be joined in the kitchen by revered restaurateur and chef Scott Pickett – founder of Melbourne institutions like Estelle, Matilda and Chancery Lane. The duo will reunite for a unique one-off menu, celebrating the flavours of modern French food. Here’s what to know … more

Cafes
Please and thank you – Fish Lane's Hello Please has launched a cracking brunch offering
Food & Drink

Please and thank you – Fish Lane’s Hello Please has launched a cracking brunch offering

Typically, when folks think of Hello Please, thoughts first turn to plates of tender chargrilled pork ribs, crispy sweet-corn fritters crowned with spanner crab and a dusting of togarashi, and steamy serves of Bay lobster dumplings bathing in fermented chilli butter. Soon, though, there's a good chance fans of the Fish Lane stand-out will be raving about its ricotta hotcakes, potato rosti and scrambled eggs on toast with a side of thick-cut bacon from Rayner's Meats. Hello Please is now opening earlier on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, serving a menu of crowd-pleasing chow alongside silky specialty coffee and brunch cocktails. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 449 March 12
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 449 March 12

From news of a new Wishart cafe serving rosti Benedicts and really big brekkies to Coorparoo's cosy wine bar, 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

Bars
It's tequila time – Gold Coast icon Mexicali has opened a striking new rooftop bar and taqueria in Bulimba
Food & Drink

It’s tequila time – Gold Coast icon Mexicali has opened a striking new rooftop bar and taqueria in Bulimba

If you took a survey of Brisbane foodies and asked them which Gold Coast restaurant or bar they'd most love to see expand to Brisbane, there's a high chance Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria would rank at the top. The widely beloved coastal Mexican-inspired hot spot has long been a buzzing nexus for Nobby Beach noshers, and now the taco-tossing outfit has come to north. Last week Mexicali celebrated the opening of its new Bulimba location – a colourful rooftop bar and eatery serving bang-on Baja-style fish tacos, exquisite elotes and a range of mighty fine margs. Take a look inside ... more

Food News
Westholme Wagyu is bringing its sought-after steaks to Brisbane with a new supper-club series
Food & Drink

Westholme Wagyu is bringing its sought-after steaks to Brisbane with a new supper-club series

Established in 1824, Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) has garnered icon status in Australian culinary circles for fine cuts of Australian beef. This month, AACo's Westholme Wagyu, from the legacy rangelands of northern Australia, is launching a new supper-club series in collaboration with the local restaurants Rich & Rare, Gerard’s and Pilloni. The three-night event invites carnivores to sample and savour the premium wagyu, prepared by Brisbane’s leading names in food. more

Treats
Try oyster ice-cream and other wild flavours at this free pop-up ice-cream parlour
Food & Drink

Try oyster ice-cream and other wild flavours at this free pop-up ice-cream parlour

An ice-cream van serving free scoops is rolling into Queen Street this Friday and Saturday, taking taste buds on a wild adventure to places they have (most probably) never been before. With flavours ranging from lemony oyster to sweet garlic and meat-infused charcuterie, it’s safe to say this pop-up ice-cream parlour is far from your regular scoop-slinger. But rest assured, there’s a method to the madness. more

Bars
South Brisbane's new British-style gastropub The Rose & Crown is now serving cask beer and Sunday roasts
Food & Drink

South Brisbane’s new British-style gastropub The Rose & Crown is now serving cask beer and Sunday roasts

Brisbane’s pub scene is evolving to start 2024, with a number of independent operators looking to inject a bit of energy into The City’s schooner-sloshing sphere. A seasoned publican has just tapped the kegs at The Rose & Crown in South Brisbane, a two-level British-inspired gastropub that’s serving traditional cask beers (alongside pints of the best Guinness you’ll taste outside of Ireland), as well as a taste of London via pub staples like beer-battered fish and chips, Scotch eggs and, of course, a classic Sunday roast. more