When in Brisbane..
Whether you love sipping on coffee or booze or, coffee mixed into booze, we've got the perfect hit just for you. Let your taste buds run wild this week as we try new menus, cocktails and heck, we'll even give Cuban cigars a crack. Boring is not a word Brisbane is familiar with. If you don't want to be a (boring) Betty this August, jump on the FUN train with us. First stop.. an espresso martini fest!
And just like that, another month is gone (holy cow). Brisbane, you've put on quite a show for the first half of the year and we have no doubt you'll continue to #wow us over the next 6 months. Forget dry July, mid-year diets and winter hibernation, there are mouth-watering espresso martinis to drink, along with carb-loaded meals waiting to be eaten and inspiring exhibits to wander through!
New menu, who dis?
Out with the old and in with the new (well, sort of). Staying on top of seasonal foodie trends and produce is something most Brisbane eateries take pride in #lucky. Menus are continually being updated and tweaked to suit, not only our wants and needs, but also, what's current, fresh and locally sourced. We've had the privilege of taste-testing a number of new breakfast, lunch, dinner and drink menus over the past few weeks, and we think you should try them too. Be quick though, time fly's when you're having fun and before you know it, it'll be spring and the menus will be different again!
Calling All The Party People
Stuck on thinking of what venue to hold your next big event at? Have no fear, The Good Guide is here! Throw all that stress out of the window as we’ve narrowed down all the FUN locations where you can hold your next 'Grammys party'. All you need to do is put on that killer outfit you know you've been saving for that special occasion, wear your best smile and boom! It's time to hit the town!
Happy Hour up in The Nest!
Sparrow Brisbane is launching a daily Happy Hour and opening up new upstairs seating at ‘The Nest’!
Winter brews; the good kind.
Our stomachs are rumbling and our mouths, salivating. This week we're bringing you naughty (but oh so nice) bites and beverages to help get you through the cold front this month. Your morning brew should be hot, your burgers should be big and your evening beers should make you very hoppy. Read on to find out about the latest foodie events and specials happening over the next few wintery weeks!
Experience Love at First Bite
When is comes to food, rustic is the hot new trend on the block. But at Anouk they’ve lived on this block for years! Rustic is in their DNA, it’s their bread and butter. No one does food like Anouk. An iconic destination for all Brisbane foodies, this eatery is a long-standing favourite among locals not just because of its trendsetter status but the insanely jaw-dropping and wide-ranging breakfast and lunch menus. Did we mention they do all day breakfast? #hellyeah #jadore
Love at First Bite at Putia Pure Food Kitchen
Stop stuffing your mouth with fast food. Instead, head to Putia, and you’ll realise healthy food can be tantalisingly tasty too. It will be love at first bite.
Sip Sip Hooray
We've got a few tasty treats for you in this weeks Word On The Street with the arrival of international eateries, penny-pinching cafes and enough coffee, beer and wine to keep you feeling oh so fine. Glam it up and hit some of the cities most delectable venues or don your favourite party pants and start your own pub crawl - the choice is yours! We've also may have discovered Brissy's best breakfast on a budget spot and a little birdy told us the (cheap) secret to getting through the working week. It's all happening in the month of May so stay tuned..
For The Love of Mum
Mum's are like an all-knowing wonder woman. They teach us some of the most important life lessons that we could ever learn, like what it really means to be strong, confident or in love. Since the day we were born, she’s mastered incredible superpowers, going days without sleep and multitasking as if she’s conquered time travel. Basically, Mums are simply amazing! Although she deserves to be treated like the Queen she is everyday, make sure to spoil her this Mother's Day by saying thank you, with a little help from our hand picked guide!
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.
Coffee On The Fly
So you think you’re a one-cup-of-coffee kind of person? You obviously haven’t been to Sparrow Coffee Co. This gorgeous hole-in-the-wall café will give you the best coffee-gasm of your life. No joke, the best! Just the smell of the freshly roasted Allpress espresso will have you salivating like Pavlov’s Dog and asking for a refill before you know it.
And Where To Find Them
The infamous smashed avo is a delight that even its harshest critics begrudgingly enjoy, and its fans lustfully dive their faces into. While most smashed avo is undeniably delicious, these will take you to another plane of ecstasy.
Mondays are the new Saturdays
Do you tend to suffer from the Sunday blues or Monday-itis? Well, we've found these temporary illnesses can easily be cured, and that's by pretending those days don't exist. Whether you work in the hospitality industry and weekends are imaginary or you work the average 9 - 5, there's so much happening around the clock in Brisbane, you never have to miss out on anything. Perhaps a sneaky Sunday banquet is just what the doctor ordered, or maybe a 2 for 1 pizza deal is the antidote you're looking for. Whether you find chilling out with a drink the ultimate relaxation or prefer kicking back at the movies, we've come up with a few ways to start your week right. Monday's are the new Saturday's after all..
Get hoppy and teat yo' self this Easter!
As a front runner for the best long weekend of the year, Easter is four days of fun in the sun, hot cross buns and chocolate eggs. It's a time for family, friends and most of all, feasting. Brunches, lunches, dinners or desserts, whatever your foodie heart desires, you shall receive. If you're sticking around town this Easter long weekend, we suggest you ditch the chockies (well, a few of them) to leave room for some seriously tasty dishes, from some of Brissy's finest eateries. From coffee to burgers and everything else in between, there are plenty of places open this coming long weekend so, get ready to stuff yourself silly..