Word On The Street 112
Say 'YES' to life
Now that we've got mundane Monday out of the way we can focus on the rest of the week, what to do & where to go - Brisbane's a 'sleep when you're dead' kind of city and has plenty of events, eateries, new openings and happenings on offer for you to live (this weeks) life to it's fullest. Catch a bargain, footy game or the mad sweats, whatever you're after, just get out there and grab your life in Bris by the b***s.
It's that time of year again when getting white girl wasted on a Wednesday night and yelling provocative things at giant TV screens in the pub is totally acceptable. Yep, we're talking about the annual clash of the colours, State Of Origin. Don your favourite blue or maroon jersey and head down to Brewhouse this Wednesday, June 6 for the kick off game. They'll be screening all 3 games on the big screen, as well as throughout the venue along with live commentary blaring, food specials and a never ending supply of beer. Book your table now!
Big City BBQ | June 8
There's nothing like an ol' fashioned BBQ bash to bring the community together and to help raise funds for a good cause! The Brisbane Big City Barbecue is a not-for-profit organisation, raising funds through a lunch time festival and which is distributed to charities working at grass roots level right across Brisbane. Stroll through King George Square from 11 am - 2 pm this Friday, June 8 and grab some lunch at one of the delicious food stalls, including Little Spain, La Cucina Mobile, Pizzantica and Reid Street Kitchen as well as Brat Haus, Dello Mano and Foodbank Queensland. Entertainment will also be provided by the talented Ellen Reed, along with exciting and fun activation's from the NRL, Brisbane Heat and many more. The nominated charities to receive donations from the Barbecue this year are Drug ARM Australasia, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust and Foodbank Queensland. Show your support and head down for a bite to eat this Friday!
Briz-Chilli Fest | Bulimba Golf Club
Head on over to the fiery depths of Bulimba this Sunday, June 10 and experience one of the hottest events to heat up Brisbane this Winter. The Briz-Chilli Fest promises to warm you up from the inside out, offering over 30 stalls dedicated to nothing but chilli, and not just in food form. Chilli beer and chilli cocktails will all be on offer, as well as a chilli dog contest — no, it doesn't involve eating, but rather dressing up your four-legged fur child in a chilli costume #CUTE. There'll also be activities for the kiddies, a hot wing-eating comp & a chilli cook-off, workshops, live music and salsa dancing. Don't forget to pack a few bottles of milk, the Briz-Chilli Fest is set to leave you hot and heavy.
Style & Design Market | 7-10 June
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre is bringing 22 independent art and design stalls from local makers and innovators in Brisbane for a 4 day unique experience for shoppers to enjoy from 7-10 June. Hundreds of cutting edge designs on offer from the likes of Black Milk, LJC Designs, Jericho Road Clothing, Winston Wolfe, Why Mary, Stylised and Yippy Whippy. Showcasing stores and products that you can’t find in any other shopping centre in Queensland, with products across fashion, homewares, accessories, food, arts and crafts and more! All brands and products are meticulously curated for you by Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. Support small, Brisbane based businesses and delight in free canapes, live entertainment and drinks across all four days. Now that's our kind of retail therapy!
Get ready for one-hell-of-a purple party as we celebrate the life and music of Prince. The tribute bash will be a night of of hits, remixes and grooves by Prince, the music he was influenced by and of course, the music of the many artist he inspired and worked along side. Held at the Hamilton Hotel, June 16 - the Prince Tribute Party will be fun, fabulous and oh so fruity. Don't miss out on this banger of a night, grab your tickets now.
Doughnut Time | Making A Comeback
Dough-loving friends of Brisbane, listen up! Doughnut Time is making a come back and is set to call The Myer Centre and Southbank home. After going into liquidation early this year, the delicious business is now independently owned by Pete Andros. Pete says he plans to take things slow, with a modest five stores opening nationwide (to start with). The stores will start rolling out from 1 August this year and will boast a new look. The menu will be modernized - it'll bring on new vegan, gluten-free and low-sugar doughnuts, as well as a few old-time faves too. Having a background in health and wellness, Pete plans on using hemp protein as an ingredient to, not only make the doughnuts tastier, but also healthier! Let the good times roll, eh?
About the Author
Coffee addict, blogger and full-time foodie, Christie Smith is an amateur photographer, lover of wine and social butterfly. Her creativity came at a young age but really started to bloom whilst living abroad.
Desperately trying to escape the chilly conditions of London, Christie found herself seeking refuge in many unique, bars and cafes hidden throughout 'foggy town'. As the camera roll started to fill, so did her desire to share her experiences with the world, thus leading to blogging. Christie is never one to decline happy hour invitations, brunch dates or Saturday morning market-hopping with the girls!