Boozy Weekend Brunches At Nickel Kitchen & Bar

Looking for a tasty spot for a boozy weekend brunch with your friends? The newly opened Nickel Kitchen & Bar in Fortitude Valley has you covered.

Bloody Mary's, Mimosas, and Bubbly paired with delicious brunch dishes like Honey Roasted Chicken with Crispy Bacon and Chive Waffles are guaranteed to satisfy and impress.

Even better? Nickel has a great deal lined up for passionate boozy brunchers. For just $65 enjoy pastries, a delicious brunch dish and free flowing bubbles, mimosas and bloody marys! The perfect weekend treat.

Brunch at Nickel Kitchen & Bar is available on Saturday & Sundays from 10am. 

Words by Chelsea Hawkins

Top Food Picks For Night Noodle Markets 2016

Good Food Month's flagship event, The Night Noodle Markets, are only a few short days away and we've got the perfect hit list of every droolworthy street eat you need to devour.

The Night Noodle Markets will takeover the Southbank Parklands for 12 nights, July 20 to 31st, heaps of time to get your foodie fix. With over 25 restaurants setting up shop in the Parklands there are a ton of dishes to get through. Lucky for you, we've managed to track down the stars of the show! Here are 6 taste tantalizing treats you need to try at The Night Noodle Markets 2016:

Peking Duck Fries From Bao Stop

photo: msbrulee
Fresh Black Truffle Ramen From Taro's Ramen

photo via thefatwebsite
Steamed Duck Buns From Madame Wu

Japanese Pizza Pork from Okonomi House

Raindrop Cake From Harajuku Gyoza

Strawberry Watermelon Cake From Black Star

Words by Chelsea Hawkins

All You Can Eat Mussels At The Fox Hotel

Your Thursday night just got a whole lot better....

We are very pleased to report that All You Can Eat Mussel Thursdays at The Fox Hotel are back and tastier than ever. Can you think of a better way to spend a chilly evening in Brisbane than with a few pots of steamy hot mussels?! It's the perfect winter warmer.

For just $25 treat yourself to a feast like none before, with bottomless pots fresh, succulent mussels. The deal comes with you choice of four delicious flavours: chorizo & chilli, beer steamed, lemongrass, and garlic & white wine. It also comes with a massive serve of crispy chips and crusty bread perfect for soaking up those beautiful marinades.

All You Can Eat Mussel night is available every Thursday night at The Fox Hotel from 5pm. Booking is advised. To secure your table, click here

Words by Chelsea Hawkins

10 Brisbane Restaurants That Are Also PokeStops

Pokemon Go is the gaming craze that's dominating the globe, and we'd be lying if we said we weren't one of the millions of people religiously on our phones trying to 'catch them all' and be the very best! It's an addiction, but being human, we all sadly have to stop playing sometime and eat...or do we??...

That's right, listen up all ye die hard Pokemon Go fans who have considered ignoring your basic human needs in order to continue the hunt Pikachu and his friends...starvation is not the answer. There are plenty of amazing Brisbane restaurants that are in range of beloved PokeStops!

So order a steak, pop a lucky egg, drop a lure, and get ready to level up all from the comfort of a dining table. Here are 10 Pokemon Go Friendly Brisbane Restaurants:

Comuna Cantina | Albert Lane, Brisbane CBD

New kid on the block Communa Cantina is a Poke-Gold Mine with not one but THREE PokeStops in range. Enjoy tasty Latin street food like pulled pork tacos, chicken arepas, and icy cold sangria while you fill your pokedex.

Little Singapore | Albert Lane, Brisbane CBD

Fried rice, laska, and pokemon- a match made in heaven. Located in Albert Lane this cosy Singaporean restaurant is the perfect place to recharge and refuel after a big day of training.

Madtongsan II | Brisbane CBD

Korean food is always a great idea and Madtongsan has some of the best the CBD has to offer. Gather your mates and enjoy a warm, delicious hot pot while you compare your catches of the day.

Stones Corner Hotel | Stones Corner

A little pub grub does the body good every now and again. And that is especially true when the pub happens to be located in range of a pokestop. Burgers, Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwiches and Pidgeys... Oh my!

Place of Stones | Taringa

Looking for a casual family dinner in the Western suburbs that is also 'Pokemon Go' friendly? Then Place of Stones in Taringa has got what you need. Crispy duck, cheesy cabonara, and home made brownies for dessert are the perfect treats to enjoy while you hunt for nocturnal Pokemon. The brekky menu is equally mouthwatering!

Pig N Whistle | Fortitude Valley

We've long been fans of Pig N Whistle so imagine our joy when we learned that the Fortitude Valley restaurant was in range of a pokestop! Now we can enjoy our favorite chicken parm in Brisbane AND track down the elusive Pikachu.

Guilty Rogue | Brisbane CBD

Burgers and Bulbasaur! Hoorah! Guilty Rogue is located near a beloved pokestop. Rack up on pokeballs and enjoy one of their droolworthy weekly burger specials.

Brooklyn Standard | Eagle Lane, Brisbane CBD

Sunday sessions don't get much more perfect than this. Gather your team mates and throw back a few margaritas and buffalo wings at Brooklyn Standard while you strategize.

Harajuku Gyoza | Albert Lane, Brisbane CBD

Kaarage chicken, pork gyozas, and raindrop cake! Thats right your favorite dumpling hang is in range of three PokeStops. Run don't walk.

Gelatissimo | Queen Street, Brisbane CBD

All good things should end on a sweet note, and it doesn't get much sweeter than this. Gelatissimo is in range of a pokestop! So drop a lure, grab a scoop (or two), and reminisce on the glorious day that was...


Motto Motto | Garden City Shopping Centre

There's nothing like a dish bowl of ramen on a chilly evening in Brisbane and lucky for Pokemon trainers Motto Motto is in range of two pokestops! After your fuel up taking a short stroll to the near by gym and put your training to the test.

Words by Chelsea Hawkins. List compiled with help of Brisbane blogger @foodsmut

Brisbane's Best Sunday Sesh Spots

What better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than eating and drinking with your mates. A nice view is always a bonus but not necessary depending on how good (and cheap) the cocktails are. Sit back and relax, because we've rounded up cream of the crop. Here's a few of our favorite Sunday sesh spots Brisbane:

Friday's Riverside

BBQ Beats at Friday's Riversides ticks a lot of boxes for us when it comes to the perfect Sunday sesh. Beautiful view [check], cheap cocktails [check], delicious tapas [check], live music [check]... It doesn't get much better than that! BBQ Beats takes place every Sunday at Friday's Riverside. Enjoy delicious tapas (cheeseburger springrolls!) while sipping on thier $10 cocktail specials, and marveling at the uninterrupted river + story bridge view. Did we mention there is also live music?!


For a stylish Sunday sesh with beautiful views of the Brisbane river and Southbank Parklands look no further than Stoke Bar at Stokehouse Q. Enjoy the DJ sets from 2pm while sipping on their seasonal cocktail collection and award winning wine list. For an even more exclusive Sunday sesh experience join them on the last Sunday of every season for 'Seasonal Sundays' - be the first to try the new season cocktails and enjoy share platters made especially for the day. 

The Manhattan Line

Wings, Hot Dogs, and Beers- for the ultimate 'blokes day out' Manhattan Line at Southbank is your go to spot. Knock back a few cold craft brews while you chow down on a few of their signature hot dogs and buffalo wings. We highly recommend the Empire State and Brooklyn Chili Cheese Dog!

Tipplers Tap 

Last but certainly not least, Tipplers Tap at Southbank. What's not to love about this place. Brilliant collection of craft beers + tasty affordable snacks = a Sunday sesh made in heaven. Looking for a more private place to grab a brew and chat with your friends before the dreaded work week begins? Grab one of the secluded booths at Tipplers and watch all the noises of Southbank drift away.

Southbank Beer Garden  

Of course this place is an excellent choice for a Sunday- I mean it has 'beer' in it's name. Along with being a great place for a cheeky beer or two, South bank Beer Garden also has some pretty amazing meaty platters, great for sharing.