Word On The Street #114
Go on, get out there
Lady birds and gentle pigeons, listen up. It's time to round up the flock and get ready for a jam-packed schedule this weekend, cause we're doing it all! From lantern-lit evening walks to long lunches, massive markets and beefed up bites, we've picked a few happenings that'll keep you warm, full and feeling good. If you're thinking of staying in, think again. There's too much to see and do so, spread those wings and get ready to soar around the city with us..
5 Boroughs | Balmoral
Slowly but surely, American-style eatery, 5 Boroughs, is taking over Brisbane with the addition of a third store opening up in Balmoral this June 23. It's not quite five, but it's safe to say they're well on their way to living up to their name! Coming to the corner of Riding and Barton roads, the new burger joint will keep pumping out the classics, as well as their selection of cheese fries, fish tacos, baby back ribs, epic toasties and more. Head down to the grand opening this Saturday and get ready to feast yourself silly.
Finders Keepers Markets | The Marquee Brisbane Showgrounds
The Finders Keepers Markets are the ultimate 'shop til you drop' experience. The massive three day event runs from Friday, June 22 - Sunday 24, and boasts over 200 independent art and design stalls, along with dedicated food and beverage stalls, live music, bars, coffee carts, and food trucks. You can expect to buy incredible pieces by amazing makers from Sydney, as well as treasured favourites from all around Australia. Many stalls offer eftpos facilities but ATM's are also available on site. Entry is $5 for adults and free for children under 12.
Let the nostalgia kick in as you browse through an exciting selection of vintage pieces by renowned collector, Roy Sims. Sims has been collecting advertising print, movie day-bills, trade and brand advertising for decades staring in his hometown of London and his range is huge. From luxury brands Channel, Vuitton and Bally, WW2 propaganda, classic Coke a Cola, alcohol and tobacco brands, through the swinging sixties, old fuel and car brands, this collection is an entertaining look at how post war west culture was boxed up and sold. The best part? Every piece on display is available for purchase! Head over to the Camp Hill Antique Centre between Jul 2 - Jul 23 and take a trip down memory lane.
Winter Solstice Celebrations | Brisbane Botanic Gardens
For something a little different this week, head down to the Botanic Gardens this Thursday, June 21 and celebrate the shortest day of the year at the gardens Winter Solstice Celebrations. Create a lantern to 'encourage' the sun to return after the long, dark night and take it on an early evening walk through the gardens as you 'spotlight' little night-time residents. Rug up, grab a few hot choccies round up the kiddies, this little adventure is a great way to end a chilly winters day.
Classic Riesling Long Lunch | Jellyfish
There's nothing we love more than a long, boozy lunch and this Friday June 22, Jellyfish are putting on quite a luncheon spread! Hosted by Darren Davis, this intimate Private Dining Room experience will feature classic Rieslings from the Jellyfish cellar accompanied by a 3 course seafood inspired lunch, which includes styles from Rockford, Grosset, Jim Barry, Leeuwin Estate and others. Get a head start on your weekend and book yourself a seat at the Classic Riesling Long Lunch at Jellyfish this Friday.
This weekend is all about footy and we're kicking it off with our Brisbane Lions playing the GWS Giants in our own backyard - The Gabba. The Lions have got the home field advantage and we've got 2-4-1 tickets for you lovely Good Guide subscribers! Click here and enter the password GG241 to get TWO TICKETS for the price of ONE. Hurry - tickets won't last long, and you don't want to miss out on this weekend's footy fever!
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 next Wednesday, June 24 for game 2. They're 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!
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!