It's a beef showdown. Head to the Regatta's Boatshed hotel and find out which local producer has the 'best beef ' of 2013. A ticket earns you a place in the judge's seat, as you blind-taste your way through the most succulent, tender beef available. This lunchtime beef extravaganza kicks off from 11:15am.
18th Birthday Menu | e'cco Bistro
Who can say no to a weekday pick me up? For the whole of August, head into endota on James Street on any weekday and enjoy a completely relaxing, 1-hour organic endota facial and relaxing massage special, for only $120 (in case you are new to the world of day spas, this is a steal!). Come in after the school run and take some well deserved time for yourself, or pop by after work on a Wednesday or Thursday—they're open until late! Find all the details here.
The Urban List Dinner Series: Pol Roger Champagne Dinner | Harvey's Bistro
Life & Looks Workshop | Outside Health Place
Health Place asks: How can you eat what you want and still look good? Join health legends, Sally Garrard and Tracey Veivers outside Health Place from 6pm for a free 45-minute interactive workshop as they teach you how to balance your lifestyle and your looks. This is our kind of info session. Register here to secure yourself a seat and goodie bag!
The Ekka Starts Today! | RNA Showgrounds
Get ready for some strawberry ice cream and Dagwood dog action, 'cause it's Ekka time, kids. You can pre-purchase yourself a ticket here.
Because it's Friday, we think you should celebrate with a weekday lunch offer from Stokehouse. Come in anytime between now and the end of August and enjoy a main course and a glass of vino for only $28 smackers! (We suggest the lamb rump with caramelised onion and hazelnut beurre noisette. You won't be disappointed.)
Brisbane's newest dessert restaurant is opening, and, as if that wasn't exciting enough by itself, they'll be giving out free gelato from 2pm. The Confectory will be a 'create your own confect' dessert haven, where their delish cupcakes form the base of a gelato, syrup, and sprinkles masterpiece, created by you.
The Fundamentals of the English language | The Box
Here's one for the word nerds (i.e. us). The Joynery is hosting an informative session on the history of the English language, covering cool stuff like sentence structure, tense, and word classes (what? nouns are cool . . .). Language lovers are going to have a great time at this two-hour workshop. Kicking off from 10am, they recommend you bring a paper and pen.
Radio Black Bear: 2nd Anniversary | Black Bear Lodge
Frank Camorra & the James Street Food and Wine Trail | James Street
Frank will be busy all day long with a series of great events. Learn how to cook his simple, divine Spanish fare in a live cooking demonstration at The Standard Market Co from 11am, then get your Frank Camorra classic signed at Scrumptious Reads at 3pm. Then—and this is the best part—he'll be hosting a tapas takeover at Sixes and Sevens from 5pm.