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New Opening | Cinnabon, Toombul
Brisbane will welcome its first Cinnabon store at Toombul Shopping Centre on December 14. We will be the first in Australia to taste the world’s sweetest brand.
“We’re humbled to bring one of the world’s most beloved brands and world-famous cinnamon rolls to Australia,” said Bansal Group Director, Gaurav Bansal.
“We were confident there was a market for Cinnabon in Australia as there’s nothing else quite like it, but we’re amazed by the love for this brand and will do our best to open bakeries around the country as soon as we can.”
Three flavours will be released at the Toombul store:
- Caramel Pecanbon and
- Classic Makara Cinnamon Roll
They will be available in mini and large sizes. There will also be CinnaPacks of 4 and 9 minibons.
Information provided by Fuse Agency
Published by: Aliyah Ravat
CHRISTMAS | Nundah Christmas Twilight Markets
Nundah Christmas Twilight Markets are BACK on December 7th with an extra special spread… everything from gourmet food and pop-up bars to live music and handmade gifts.
New Opening | Holey Moley set to open up at Wintergarden
This fabulous city of ours is about to get even better with a whole new level of fun landing at Wintergarden in the CBD.
On the 29th of November, Holey Moley will open up their second location at Wintergarden, bringing its cocktail bar meets mini-golf course, retro party and social commentary locale slash all-out cool vibe to the city. I don’t about ya’ll but i think this is going to my new after work cocktail spot on a Friday!
Holey Moley Wintergarden will feature nine hilariously preposterous mini golf holes including:
- True Blue Green, a tribute to Aussie legend, Steve Irwin
- Vincent Van Golf, putt through a replica of Vincent van Gogh’s bedroom
- A Hop, Skip and A Gump, a Forrest Gump theme, complete with shrimp and a box of chocolates
- Drop It Like It’s Slot, a wacky slot machine
- Ferris Wheeler’s Day Off, a delightful day at the funfair with a helter-skelter, ferris wheel, popcorn and prizes
- Makin’ it Rain, try to take a shot in a room full of flying cash!
- Hole 9 & ¾, Harry Potter themed – can magic help you get a hole in one?
- Gone Fishin’, a double-level hole featuring the ocean and all its mysteries including a huge, ferocious shark, and Kong Live the King, try to avoid the giant primate atop the Empire State Building!
To soak up the alcohol and fuel the fun, they will have on offer Stone Baked Pizzas and their legendary burgers, the Holey Cheezus and the Dirty Birdie plus some soul warming soul.
If you are still looking for a work Christmas party venue, this will be a sure winner but you better get in quick with the group bookings.
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Sunday to Thursday 10am to 11pm and Friday & Saturday 10am to 12am (last bookings 20 mins prior to close)
Location: Level 1 Wintergarden, Queen Street
Information supplied by: Kath Rose & Associates
Published by: Aliyah Ravat
All the Best Pho Places in Brisbane (Peoples Choice)
Pho is my absolute go to when I want something filling but I don’t want anything too solid. I am extremely spoilt for choice living close to Sunnybank, with so many great options at my disposal. Here is a very comprehensive list of all the places around Brisbane that you will be able to get your hands on delicious Pho. The majority of the recommendations have been suggested by all of you on our Instagram page. I have thrown in a few of my own suggestions too.
CBD & Inner Brisbane
- The Vietnamese Restaurant, 194 Wichkam Street, Fortitude Valley
- District 1, 7/8 Duncan Street, Fortitude Valley (highly recommend)
- Phat Pho, Shop 3, 100 Commercial Road, Teneriffe
- Banoi, King, Street, Bowen Hills
- Mamma Do, Shop 5C, 70 Little Edward Street, Spring Hill
- Pho City, 38 Burnett Lane, Brisbane CBD
- Trangs, Hardgrave Road, West End (highly recommend)
- Viet Soul, Hardgrave Road, West End
- AN Cafe, 1/738 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
- Viet Pho Ever, 19a/803 Stanley Street, Gabba (highly recommend)
- Ben’s Vietnamese, 14 Annerley Road, Gabba
- Vietname Pho Ever, 66 Blinzinger Road, Banyo
- Viet Lotus, 1/17 Blanford Street, Grange
- My Banh Mi Kitchen, Westfield, North Lakes
- Cafe O’Mai , 15 Cracknell Road, Annerley
- Pho Queue Vietnamese, 9 Cracknell Road, Annerley
- PH by Pho Hung, Westfield Garden City
- Pho Saigon, 223 Calam Road, Sunnybank Hills (highly recommend)
- That Viet Place, 342 McCullough Street, Sunnybank
- Rice Paper Vietnamese Cuisine, 261 Warrigal Road, Eight Mile Plains
- Viet Fresh Rolls, Shop 3/37 Watland Street, Springwood
- Paw Paw Asian Kitchen, Shop 6/1534 Wynnum Road, Tingalpa
- Vietnamese Mint, 18- Oxford Street, Bulimba
- Pho Inn, 4/17 Samuel Street, Camp Hill
- Kim Khanh, (highly recommend), 67 Cardiff Road, Darra
- Tan Thanh, 16/57 Corsair Avenue, Inala
- Blue Fire Grill, 156 Inala Avenue, Inala
- Pho An, 9/45-57 Skylark Street, Inala
Published by: Aliyah Ravat
G(in) & Tea, hell yes!!
Motion Dining at Brisbane Marriott has reimaGINed high tea as we know it.
Sip on crafted Bombay Sapphire gin cocktails whist you indulge in their British themed high tea.
So here’s the details:
It costs $59 pp (your first gin cocktail is included in the price).
Available on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 3.30pm
Information supplied by Brisbane Marriott
Published by Aliyah Ravat
New Spring Menu at Brisbane Marriott’s Motion Dining
In conjunction with the 20 million dollar renovation at Brisbane Marriott , Motion Bar and Grill has had name change to Motion Dining.
Chef Sumit also introduces his debut Spring menu which celebrates local Queensland produce, delivering the highest quality of food.
He trained in India, with his passion for food leading him to Sri Lanka early on his career. He later worked at Michelin Star Restaurant, NoMad in New York and has now joined the Marriott family.
“My role at Motion Dining is incredibly rewarding and motivating. I have just returned from a Chef’s
masterclass in Fiji where we learnt the raw talents of cooking from the land. I was so excited to share this knowledge with the kitchen team.”
View the new menu here.
Information supplied by Brisbane Marriott
Published by: Aliyah Ravat
$19 Marriott Lunch specials that you need to get on to ASAP.
Did you know that the Marriott Brisbane does a $19 lunch special from Monday through to Friday??? Yeah, I didn’t know that either! It’s amazing value, cheaper than avo on toast but nestled in the stunning Marriott building with a taste of their exceptional service.
Okay, so here’s what you get for the $19:
INCLUDES A GLASS OF HOUSE WINE, HOUSE BEER OR SOFT DRINK
SPICY CRISPY CHICKEN THIGH SANDWICH
BABY COS, TOMATOES, PICKLED JALAPEÑOS & AIOLI ON SOURDOUGH WITH STEAK FRIES
HICKORY SMOKED BACON, BABY COS, TOMATOES & ROASTED GARLIC AIOLI ON SOURDOUGH WITH STEAK FRIES
PULLED PORK BURGER
ASIAN SLAW & CHIPOTLE MAYONNAISE ON A BLACK BRIOCHE BUN WITH STEAK FRIES
AUSSIE BEEF BURGER 200G WAGYU BEEF PATTY, SMOKY BACON,
CHEDDAR, LETTUCE, TOMATOES, PICKLES & BEETROOT ON A BRIOCHE BUN WITH STEAK FRIES
INDIAN FALAFEL BURGER
HOME-MADE CRISPY FALAFEL, TOMATOES, ONIONS, PICKLES, LETTUCE, MINT RAITA & SPICY AIOLI ON A BRIOCHE BUN WITH STEAK FRIES (V)
TANDOORI CHICKEN PIZZA
RED ONION, ROASTED CAPSICUM & MINT RAITA
HAM, CHORIZO, SALAMI & PROSCIUTTO
FETTA, OLIVES, SUN DRIED TOMATOES, CAPSICUM & ONION (V)
ROASTED FARMER VEGETABLE SALAD
PISTACHIO & GOAT CHEESE, QUINOA POPS & LEMONGRASS BALSAMIC(GF)
CAESAR SALAD BABY COS, PANCETTA CRISPS, ANCHOVY DUST, CROUTONS & PARMESAN
SPICED POACHED PEAR SALAD
PROSCIUTTO, BLUE CHEESE, CANDIED NUTS, MARKET GREENS & LEMON DRESSING (GF)
THAI GREEN SALAD
SPICY NAM JIM, ASIAN HERBS, ROASTED PEANUTS & FRIED SHALLOTS (GF, DF)
ADD TO ANY SALAD:
SMOKED CHICKEN, SMOKED SALMON OR FALAFEL
FISH AND CHIPS
CRISPY FLATHEAD, STEAK FRIES, GREEN SALAD,
LEMON & TARTARE SAUCE
TRADITIONAL BUTTER CHICKEN
INDIAN MIXED VEGETABLE PICKLES,
BASMATI RICE & PLAIN NAAN
Available Monday to Friday from 12pm.
Information Supplied By Marriott Hotels
Dine like Royalty at Parliament House High Tea
Date: Friday 26 April
Time: 10.30am- 12.30pm
Location: Strangers’ Dining Room at Queensland Parliament
Cost: $45 (plus booking fee)
Parliament House is welcoming guests for a decadent High Tea ceremony. Hosted in the stunning Strangers’ Dining Room, guests are made to feel like royalty, with original Wedgewood and Royal Doulton table settings and a carefully crafted menu prepared by our skilled Parliamentary Chefs – all followed by a tour of Parliament House where guests can relish in Queensland’s history.
The menu is a combination of high tea hallmarks and contemporary cuisine, featuring lemonade scones & finger sandwiches, through to caramel cupcakes topped with popping candy! All elements are prepared in the Parliamentary Kitchen, including our seasonal jam and chutney, which is available in take-home bottles for you to enjoy later. Custom selections are no hassle for the chefs – they cater for all dietary requirements including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan.
Information supplied by: Queensland Parliament House
Gelatissimo donate to the McGrath Foundation with every scoop sold of new limited-edition flavour
Gelatissimo has partnered with the McGrath Foundation to create a limited-edition flavour that will make a difference this February. For every scoop sold of the new Deluxe Range flavour, Ruby Love, 50 cents will go directly to the McGrath Foundation and its McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who provide invaluable physical, psychological and emotional support for free to families experiencing breast cancer across Australia.
Made fresh in-store, Ruby Love is a delicious pink gelato made with seedless raspberries, fragrant rosewater, locally-baked meringues and a ruby chocolate swirl. The exciting pink swirl is made with Callebaut’s revolutionary Ruby Chocolate, the fourth variant of chocolate after dark, milk and white, released in 2017. A must try for chocolate lovers, the unique chocolate is characteristically pink in colour and has a fresh and fruity berry flavour unlike any other chocolate.
This extra special flavour is available in all 46 stores across Australia throughout the month of February while stocks last.
Information supplied by The Cru Media
Brisbane City Markets are back on!!!
This coming Wednesday, the 6th of February, is the long-awaited Grand Opening of the all-new Brisbane City Markets!
The markets are under new management and have been revamped and refreshed with ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle options, all while focusing on the incredibly skilled vendors that South East Queensland has to offer.
Combining the convenience of inner city living and the incredible lifestyle of market shopping with all the unique finds you can’t get at the big supermarket chains all in one great location at Reddacliffe Place, in the heart of the CBD, every single Wednesday.
The all-new Brisbane City Markets will give people that live, work and study in the city the best place to find farm fresh and locally sourced organic produce, with ease.
Lunar New Year at The Treasury
Treasury Brisbane will come alive as they celebrate the Year of the Pig with stunning festive theming and entertainment, unforgettable banquets and
The Treasury will host two unforgettable Lunar New Year events set within its atmospheric open-air courtyard. Festivities launch with the Year of the Pig Night Markets on Friday 1 February. Hosted under a sea of glowing red lanterns, this abundant hawker street food style market will capture the sights, celebrations and tastes of Lunar New Year and feature a live cooking demonstration with celebrity chef Luke Nguyen of Red Lantern and Fat Noodle fame. Year of the Pig celebrations continue on Saturday 2 February with two world-renowned chefs for one incredible experience at the Lunar New Year Chef’s Banquet. A spectacular four-course Asian fusion menu will be curated by Luke Nguyen and the visionary mastermind behind The Star Gold Coast’s revered Kiyomi restaurant, Chase Kojima, as well as a live cooking demonstration. With spectacular activations and entertainment set within the old-world opulence of its iconic buildings, Treasury Brisbane is the unforgettable home of Lunar New Year 2019.
The full line up can be viewed here