This week we're turning Greek, Pan-Asian, Mexican and everything else in between (including obese) with the wide range of upcoming festivals, openings and events that'll leave us cultured AF. Settle in to a traditional 3 course dinner or cruise the streets of South Bank in search of burgers dripping with flavour - whatever you're up for we promise it'll satisfy those taste buds.
7 Events You HAVE to attend
Brisbane is bursting at the seams this coming month with events that CAN NOT be missed. From iconic local fashion designers to international film festivals, art classes to dessert porn to river cruising, we guarantee there will be no empty spaces on your calendar this June. Here are seven events you don't want to miss!
Paniyiri Greek Festival is just a few zorba steps away...
You may have started to feel the familiar twitching of your nose or the tapping of your toes, because when it's that time of year your body just knows. Its Paniyiri time and we've got a feeling you've got Paniyiri Fever, because so do we.
Get your Zorba-dancin' shoes ready and your eating pants on, because Paniyiri Greek Festival is just a few zorba steps away !The weekend of May 19 and 20 will be a two-day celebration of authentic Greek flavours, faces and culture with free public transport to and from the event!
If you're starting to feel some symptoms, but aren't sure if you've got Paniyiri Fever, have no fear! Here are 10 signs you've got Paniyiri Fever...
A guide to the festive month of May
Mayday, Mayday, we're fast approaching the half way mark in 2018 #shriek! The year has gone quicker than the bar line at happy hour on a Friday afternoon. It must be because we've been having so much fun bopping around the city, right? As we close in on the middle of the year we thought, what better way to ease ourselves over the hump than to hit Brisbane's hottest festivals headlining throughout May. From full-blown foodie events to ritzy carnivals, showstopping street performances and festivals dedicated to the fabulous queer folk. So, sharpen those pencils and get ready for a jam-packed schedule in the month of May!
What's open on ANZAC Day in Brisbane...
Here’s who’s open on ANZAC Day this year.
We’ve got your day planned, from breakfast to dinner to everything in between and after.
Nothin' but good vibes
Are you a foodie, social butterfly or creative being? Perhaps you're all three? This weeks Word On The Street covers everything from crafty workshops to burgers and beer tastings, free festivals and programs designed for those who are ideas-driven. Now's the perfect time to try something new. Who knows, you might surprise yourself and tap into unknown love affairs, hidden talents or discover new hobbies!
We're all in this together
We love Brisbane, not just for its epic eateries and bangin' nightlife but also for its strong sense of community. There's something on every weekend that brings together friends, family, strangers and heck, even pets. From open-invite birthday parties to sharing cheese tasting opinions, our city plays host to some pretty cool events, with their main focus on pleasing the people. If you're into historic to contemporary festivals or are eager to brush up on your cocktail knowledge then read on. Did we mention a Rooftop event with bottomless Aperol Spritz, Chandon sparkling, rose’, beer… oh and delectable charcuterie boards and live DJ beats!? #OMG We've also come up with a few ways to experience new things, along with the opportunity to meet new people! Come live the good life with us...
Treat yo' self
Easter is a time when you get to stuff yourself silly with chocolate (and it's semi acceptable), a time where family get together, and of course, it's a time when we get 4 whole days off work #hellyeah. Whether you plan on staying in to devour sweet treats all weekend or you're keen to get out and about, there's no doubt Easter will provide us with the goods this year. Bars, bunnies, breweries and banter, we're going hopping mad just thinking of what's to come this Easter long weekend.
Brisbane is your oyster
We love getting out and about, being tourists in our own city and exploring Brisbane's suburbs. This week we've zoomed in on the middle of town, cruising through the city towards Albion, making pit stops in Fortitude Valley and Bowen Hills. Each of these area's flaunt epic eateries, cool AF precincts, trendy bars and cafes, shopping districts and so much more. We know it's easy to 'stick to what you know' and can keep in our bubbles, but it's time to stretch the legs and see what else Brissy has to offer. From mini-festivals to Japanese markets, late night bargain hunting and food that'll leave your taste buds in a frenzy, we've found what's hot and happening in upcoming weeks and we think you'll approve.
Schooner or later, you'll wish you were beer
Get hopped up for an incider’s look into Southeast Queensland’s best breweries! Pitcher all that malty goodness bubbling in silver metal cauldrons across the state, brewed to pourfection – we bet you’re already grinning beer to beer. Smirk smirk... you’re in for a beery punny ride. But oh, just before we get started, you might want to download Untappd, a useful tracking app for beer fanatics. It’ll help you keep tabs on what’s on tap at your favourite pubs and breweries.
Feeling True Blue
Australia Day; a day where more than half of the country use this momentous public holiday to flock to our gorgeous beaches to sizzle like sausages in the sunshine. A day usually spent laughing, drinking and BBQ-ing with friends and family. Does that sound about right? There's nothing we love more then a bit of fun in the sun but this year, instead of hitting the beach, we've decided to stay and celebrate Australia's day of birth in our beloved Brisbane. From Vegemite burgers to South Bank beach BBQ's and gin-tastic parties, there's plenty to do in the city this Aussie Day.
Brisbane's hottest Jazz Bar is un-jazzing-believable!
New year, who dis? Definitely not a question we’ll be asking the Doo Bop Jazz Bar this year. The sophisticated, stylish and sassy jazz bar is back for yet another year of fun and frivolity. Live jazz has never been so hot - even Frank Sinatra would need a cold bucket of water at this bar!
Love is in the air
Roses are red, violets are blue, this Valentine’s Day is just for you (and bae) *wink wink
Single and ready to mingle? Or coupled up and feeling the love? Whatever box you tick, we give you a Valentines Guide Nicholas Sparks would be proud of. Whether you want to indulge your sweetheart on February 14, KISS (keep it simple) or go solo and let Cupid work his magic … Here at The Good Guide we want to you to have a fabulous V Day whatever your style. Here is the best of the best, which will be sure to impress!
*Valentine’s Day boycotters you haven’t been forgotten. We’ve got a little somethin' somethin' in here for you as well!
End Your Year With A Bang!
Pop the champagne! From A to Z, and especially the N-Y-E, we have all the goods covered from head to toe and top to bottom on where to go to end your 2017 on a memorable note. Parties, drinks and food galore!
Oh deer, Christmas is here
It's that time of year when you're either totally organised and are slowly winding down or, the Christmas and New Years chaos has swallowed you whole, and you're busier then ever. Your December may revolve around excessive shopping, drinking and event hopping or perhaps it's a little more low-key and involves pre-NYE detoxes, door to door caroling and Chrissy light display drive-by's - whatever it may include, we ain't judging! You do you bae. We will say this, however you do choose to spend the last month of the year, we can guarantee Brisbane's got for you.