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!
Happy Hour up in The Nest!
Sparrow Brisbane is launching a daily Happy Hour and opening up new upstairs seating at ‘The Nest’!
Local Artisan | Jacqui Toumbas
It's fashion season, and to keep your energy and sustenance up while you shop we've come across one of Brisbane's tastiest healthy snacks! Mark your calendars from the 7th-10th of June for the Best of Brisbane Style & Design Market! To prepare you for what's to come we've met with Jacqui Toumbas, the creator behind Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen and Miss Bliss Treats, who will be showcasing their delectable treats, and wholefood goodness. Make sure to head over to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre to check out their tantalizing treats
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
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.
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..
A (Food) Affair To Remember
Seduction is the game, My Mistress is the name. Sweet and sophisticated this café knows the way to your heart. Be careful though because hell hath no fury like … well you know the saying. But here at My Mistress Café fury is just but a four-letter word. Trust us, this is one love affair your partner is guaranteed to want in on. Brunch has never been so mind-blowingly sexy! #guiltypleasures
Meet Chef Paul Kelly
The Good Guide is here to show off our local legends. Local is lovely and this chef is a superstar. Meet Paul Kelly, the man behind the kitchen magic at West End's iconic local micro-brewery, Brisbane Brewing Co. Read more about this creative cook, passionate soul and see what makes him tick!
Always better together
We're well into the month of February (holy crap) which means more and more events are popping up as the year progresses. Foodie feasts, social gatherings, new openings and must-do calendar celebrations - our diaries are filling up quicker then our stomachs at an all-you-can-eat dumpling buffet. This week, we've listed a few things that would make for great date nights, and whether you're with the gals, lads or lovers, we think there's something suitable for every relationship.
Cafés you’ll love a brunch
Let’s face it, brunch is always a good idea. It’s basically breakfast without an alarm and an excuse for day drinking, resulting in a relaxing and invigorating dining experience. Brisbane is flooded with fantastic cafes that you just have to try before you die.
Aussie Aussie Aussie
Celebrating all things Aussie, Australia Day is one of the biggest days on the national calendar. And who doesn’t love a public holiday, amirite? Here's your Ultimate Guide to doing Australia Day like a pro.
Get ready for a par-tay – ask Hoags to throw the shrimps on the bar-b, get the cardinay out Kimmie… and the little baby cheeses (not little baby Jesus)… it’s time to make some memories that you can take straight to the pool room.
Coffee, Cheese and Cakes
We’ve all heard of the endless lists of must-see’s and the must-do’s – but have you ever heard of the must-c’s? That’s right, the letter ‘C’. Behold, the holy trinity of Albion – comforting coffee, classy cheese and charming cakes! Once veiled but now revealed… oh the glory that lies within.