5 Quick Questions with David Megarrity (Tyrone and Lesley in a Spot, Brisbane Festival)

David Megarrity is a Brisbane creative of many talents - theatre-maker, composer, musician, and writer, having won the Queensland Premier's Drama Award 2018-2019  for his play The Holidays which will premiere as part of Queensland Theatre's 2020 season. David is also one half of duo Tyrone and Lesley, and has written, composed for, and will... Continue Reading →

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Q is the new bar in town

Executive Chef Richard Ousby, Bar Manager Becki Parker, and Operations Manager Peter McMahon   Brisbane's beautiful Stoke Bar, beside iconic Stokehouse restaurant and looking out across the river to the city, has closed – but only briefly. It will be back, bigger and better than ever, from September 3, 2018 with a new look and... 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 →

Southpoint Southbank Showcase

Where? Southpoint Southbank, 275 Grey Street, South Brisbane When? October 10, 2017 We’ve watched the Southpoint complex being constructed over the last little while and were excited to experience what the new Southbank precinct has to offer at the Southpoint Southbank Showcase. Gorgeous cheesecakes from Stone Artisan Bakers From the developers of Emporium, Southpoint is... 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 →

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 →

Valley Fiesta 2014

Where? Brunswick Street Mall & Chinatown Mall, Fortitude ValleyWhen? Weekend-long program, annually I braved the rainy weather and cold wind on Saturday and had a pretty rad time indeed at the Valley Fiesta. From dashing between tents at the markets to avoid being rained on, to being up against the barrier for the headline acts, it was... Continue Reading →

Brew

Where?Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane CityWhen?Mon 7am-3pmTue-Wed 7am-10pmThu-Fri 7am-11pmSat 9am-12amSun 9am-4pmThe first time I visited Brew, I was definitely apprehensive. Even though it was a sunny afternoon in the city, I felt a little suspicious sidling past rubbish bins down the steep alley in search of a cup of coffee.The Brew experience can be likened to... Continue Reading →

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