Beef Discovery Degustation at Bacchus Restaurant

    Where? Bacchus Restaurant, Brisbane When? 26 April – 26 May, 2018 Timed to mark Australia’s triennial national beef expo in Rockhampton, Bacchus Restaurant presents The Beef Discovery Degustation – a journey from head to tail. Following the success of their special seasonal degustations in 2017, from truffles to caviar to the taste of... Continue Reading →

Osbourne Hotel launches Autumn Menu

The Osbourne Hotel (corner of Ann & Constance Streets, Fortitude Valley) celebrates a new Head Chef and a flavourful new menu for autumn.Reopening its doors last October, the heritage-listed and recently refurbished Osbourne has become a popular Valley local and hosted a number of very successful events over the past six months, including last December’s... Continue Reading →

B+C Lab

Where? 31 Musk Avenue, Kelvin GroveWhen? 7am-8pm, Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays.There’s a new kid on the block in Kelvin Grove, and they are serving up sweet treats and Japanese teas to die for.Lovely, proper matcha is something that I missed when I returned from Japan last February, and I haven’t really found it in... Continue Reading →

Bar Merlo, University of Queensland

Where? Bar Merlo, University of Queensland, St LuciaWhen? 4-8pm every Friday nightUnder the Duhig Building at UQ (I’m a QUT girl, but who can go past all that gorgeous sandstone?) the Merlo Coffee café is transformed to kickstart your weekends or chill out after class.Covered indoor and outdoor seating, live music and fairy lights give... Continue Reading →

Osbourne Again!

The historic Osbourne Hotel (Cnr Ann & Constance Streets) is 153 years young as it reopens its doors in Fortitude Valley. Former names including The Dead Rat, the Rat and Parrot, and Fringe Bar, the venue has returned to its original name by the Fitzgibbons family, who have owned the popular venue for almost four... Continue Reading →

Festitalia 2017

The Treasury Casino courtyard transformed into a little slice of Italy for the "A Taste of Festitalia" event! Where? Spencer Park (42 Newbery St), Newmarket When? Sunday October 8, 10.30am – 7pm Prepare your tastebuds and put on your elastic-waisted pants – Festitalia 2017 is coming! Queensland’s only official Italian Festival returns to Newmarket on... Continue Reading →

Burger Project – Edward Street

  Where? City – 1/144 Edward Street South Bank – 1/271 Grey Street It seems I’ve been hearing about Neil Perry’s Burger Project since it finally came to Brisbane – first in South Bank, now also on Edward Street. Finally, time to test it out! I am a fairly avid burger lover, and being a... Continue Reading →

Night Noodle Markets 2017

Where? Cultural Forecourt, South Bank When? July 19-30, 2017Weekdays 5pm til late, weekends 4pm til lateI first visited the Night Noodle Markets on a Saturday night back in 2014, and while the food was good I was somewhat deterred by the crowds and the cost of the food. This year, we visited on a night during the... Continue Reading →

The Spot Specialty Coffee

Where? 191 Moggill Road Taringa is off my normal beaten track, but I was out that way to get photos developed a few weeks ago (how hard is it to get film developed these days?! Side note, Fotofast Taringa were amazing). Waiting the one hour until we could pick up the photos, I automatically started... Continue Reading →

New cocktail menu at Lychee Lounge

  Where? 2/94 Boundary Street, West End   West End institution Lychee Lounge was taken over by a new owner nine months ago, and on Wednesday night I was fortunate to attend the they launched a menu featuring 39 new cocktails. I'm sure I've walked past this bar many times, but never stopped in. Red... Continue Reading →

Sunnybank $2 Food Trail – summer edition

I spent yesterday afternoon at the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail - it was my first time attending the event and, actually, my first time visiting Sunnybank at all. Open to the public from 2pm-8pm with $2 mini-meals from over 35 retailers, live music and other entertainment, I was surprised I'd never been before. I think... Continue Reading →

The Establishment

Where?  83 Boundary Street, West End The sidewalk was crowded as we weaved through West End on a Saturday morning to get to The Establishment; easily identifiable by the shiny red scooter parked in the doorway. I'd visited with family once before and remembered that they did amazing avocado toast. We were lucky to snag... Continue Reading →

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