Food & Drink

The Feed | Brisbane Food News You Need To Know

By Ranyhyn Laine
24th Sep 2020

a meal of slow cooked meats and sides on a metal tray

Brisbane is well known for its top-notch foodie scene, with new restaurants, cafes and impressive menus constantly popping up across the city. It’s almost impossible to keep up to date on it all.

To make it easier, we’ve introduced The Feed, your best place for finding Brisbane’s latest updates in the world of food and drink. It’s been a while since our last edition though, so here’s all the news you might have missed over the last few weeks.

Harris Farm Markets Are Coming To Queensland

NSW-based and family-owned fresh food purveyors Harris Farm Markets are opening not one, but two stores in Brisbane soon,  with the first to open in Clayfield this November, featuring a tomato shed, organic produce section and a leaderboard of Queensland strawberries and mangoes, as well as a gourmet grocery section of boutique local products, an extensive deli  with—wait for it—more than 200 cheeses, a bakery section and a premium meat selection. Your weekly shop just got a whole lot more boujee. 

West End Is Getting A Fresh New Italian Spot

The crew behind Mama Taco are opening a new spot, this time going back to their old haunt in West End where Luigi’s used to reside to open a fresh take on Italian fare named Mario’s. Part apertivo bar, part experimental Italian joint, the revamped spot will see Dario Manca, ex-ZA ZA TA, joining the team as head chef. 

Brisbane Distillery About To Open A Massive New Gin Bar

Some big changes are afoot at Brisbane Distillery—they’re expanding. Taking over the space adjoining their West End distillery, the popular gin spot is currently fitting out a much larger bar area than they launched with, one with comfy leather booths and a lengthy cocktail bar. Opening date for the new space is set for October 1, so watch this space. 

King Of The Wings Is Opening a Permanent Eatery

No need to chase King of The Wings food truck around Brisbane or travel all the way to their container ship eatery in Deception Bay for much longer—they’re opening their first permanent venue in Stafford soon. Serving up their iconic wings to up to 80 people at a time, they’re also promising to have burgers, ribs and craft brews on the menu come November—stay tuned for updates. 

Proof BBQ & Booze Are Heading For The South Side

Get excited barbecue lovers—Proof BBQ & Booze are crossing the river, and they’re bringing friends. Landing in Woollongabba next month, Easy Times Brewing Co is turning a two-story building on Logan Road into an epic brew pub, and the top floor will be where you can dig into Proof’s slow cooked meats. A new craft beer brewery is always good news, so it's safe to say we’re excited for this one. 

You Came Again Are Kicking Off A Vegan Brunch Menu

In vegan news, West End’s You Came Again is launching a vegan breakfast menu this weekend—and it involves morning cocktails. We hear the dishes on offer will include loaded bagels and ‘meetball’ subs, but if you want to know more, you’ll have to head along for yourself, they don’t even mind if you’re in your pyjamas. 

Bowen Hills Is About To Score A Plant-Based Cafe

Another one for the vegan foodies—Bowen Hills is set to score a plant-based eats cafe, with Plant Vibes Cafe set to hit the ‘burb in October. Construction on the venue is still underway, but once they open you can expect a dreamy, minimalist space dishing up raw treats and fresh brunch dishes.

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Image credit: Proof BBQ & Booze

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