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.
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!
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!
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?
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
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..
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.
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..
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!
Soak It Up
If you haven't been embracing summer to it's full to potential, now's the time. This week we talk all things fresh, fun and fabulous with a number of kick-ass events happening around town this silly season. From sweet escapes to LOL shows, healthy habits and fragrant festivals, we plan to make the most of the warm weather by overloading our calendars with the hottest new happenings. Ready to fly with us?
Woolloongabba gem, The Priory Kitchen, sits at the top of our Brisbane breakfast bucket list, and for good reason. The uber-chic cafe has got it all going on with it's cool-contemporary interior, super friendly staff, delicious bites and of course, mouth-watering coffee. Ahh yes, their coffee is so damn good, one cup just ain't enough. Brekky isn't the only thing they do well though, their lunch and dinner menus are just as tantalizing and, did we mention they also do cocktails?
Summer in the city
Forget the beach, Brisbane summers are all about iced coffee's, champagne, fresh seafood, cocktails and cool cinemas. Where else do you get to stroll through a french inspired lane way with a glass of bubbly in hand or chow down on freshly shucked oysters at a massive seafood block party? We're telling you - Brisbane is where its at this silly season. Leave the kinis at home 'cause we're doing summer in the city.
Spread those wings
The sun is shining and there's plenty to see, do, eat and drink around Brisbane over the next few weeks. Start the day right with a power walk around the river, grab a coffee in Spring Hill then lunch in Woolloongabba, fly into the Valley for a quick stretch before finishing the night with a wino named Mr Chester...