Soak it up
Everywhere you go, this city is bursting with talent. There's the local musos, chefs, artists and designers of every kind, you've got emergency service personal, builders, hairdressers, writers, barista's (low-key lifesavers) and the list goes on and on. We have an appreciation for those who do, what we can't. This week's Word On The Street is full of flavour & life. From enjoying tasty new bites created by hardworking chefs to being completely in awe of some of the city's most talented performers. Take the time to really enjoy the present, those feelings of satisfaction won't stick around for long so relish in the moment (no matter how big or small)!
Your guide to fun, frivolity, flavour and festivities
The Ekka is fast approaching and with it, you have a decision to make. How to spend your public holiday - will it be an eventful night so you'll use your holiday to recover? Or, are you an early bird looking for a bite to eat before hitting the fairground?
We Aussies love our public holidays, and however you want to spend it, we’ve grabbed the best Brisbane has to offer during the Ekka, and it’s right here for you to decide.
Brisbane; the city that keeps on giving
Brisbane, as every month passes us by our love for you grows stronger and stronger. You never cease to amaze us with your glorious (not so wintery) weather and your ability to change so rapidly yet, still remain completely humble. You welcome people with arms wide open and know the way to everyone's heart, in one way or another. You keep a smile on our dial and our bellies, full. Good food and great vibes is what this place is all about. Whether you're here for a quick trip or this is the place you'll grow old and grey, we promise you - our beloved Brissy will continue to accommodate you, and keep you entertained with it's ever changing social scene. Read on for what's hot and happening in the next few weeks and let your love for our city flourish..
We’re bringing Sunday back. Yeah!
The Sunday roast is a timely tradition all about sitting down to a big meal of veggies, gravy and roast meat with your family to reconnect after a long week of hard work. The roast remains a dish that is treated with respect and care, something special. A meal that takes time and thought to prepare and should be celebrated with family and friends instead of something to be scoffed down in front of the television on your couch in your underwear. But with the many restaurants around Brisbane serving up delicious roasts any day of the week, makes it easy to keep this tradition alive. It might just be perfect the time to reinvigorate this age old tradition, disconnect from our gadgets and gizmos and reconnect with family over a delicious meal - whether it’s on a Sunday or not.
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.
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!
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..
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!
7 Cheap Chomps in the City
Brisbane is teeming with delicious eats – but where can you find the best food Brisbane has to offer on a budget? Right in the heart of the city, of course! We’ve found seven of Brisbane’s best cheap eats that will fill you up without starving your wallet. Chomp chomp!
CRAFT BEERS, FOOD, MUSIC & GOOD TIMES
Get acquainted (or re-acquainted) with Fortitude Valley’s prehistoric beast – the Woolly Mammoth.
Premium river vistas, fine wine and fresh fare.
So you’re after somewhere new to have a delicious meal? Or in need of that perfect spot for weekend drinks with premium river vistas? Stokehouse Q is the perfect location for any occasion.
You're pretty damn cool Brisbane
During the cooler months, some of us choose to hibernate while others choose to rug up, get out and milk this glorious city for all it's worth. If you're a pigeon like us, you love to spread your wings and fly high! Rain, hail or shine, exploring every nook and cranny on the grid is totally our thing. We're a lucky flock of birds as Brisbane is always producing new and exciting things for us to see and do. Local is lovely and this week there are plenty of lovely things us locals can do - how does feasting on copious amounts of dessert and cheese or indulging in a little retail therapy sound?
Food is life.
To meat or not to meat, that is the question. On one side of town we have the sweetest vegan eatery of all and on the other, we have a meat-packed, carb-loaded beerhaus. Whether you're strictly plant-based, a lover of dairy or a total carnivore, Brisbane has so much on offer when it comes to finding the perfect dining destination to suit your wants (and needs). We're talking cheese festivals, Hawaiian super foods, loaded schnitty's and a whole lot more so, read on if you're looking for a little flavour-packed foodspiration this week! #YUM.
New kids on the block
It's a good thing we're always hungry (and thirsty) 'cause this weeks Word On The Street sees the opening of several new, must-try menus, bars and eateries. There's really no excuse for leftovers or baked beans on toast for dinner as the Brisbane restaurant scene has something on offer for everyone, every night! Whether you're on a budget or have a sudden craving for your favourite European summer dish, we promise you'll find what you're looking for right here, in our beloved city. Put down the apron and step away from the fridge, we ain't cooking this week. Want to see the Best of Brisbane, and support local Brisbane based fashion, homewares, accessories, food, arts and crafts? Of course you do... there's a cool new event coming to town...