We’ve teamed up with Peroni to bring you our What’s Trending hit list: your monthly guide to maximising life in the city. We’re cutting through the chatter and counting down our top 10 hottest new openings, events, and trending happenings in Melbourne this month, so you won't miss a thing.
Balmy weather is well and truly here, which means the silly season is just around the corner. But before every spare moment is taken up with Christmas parties and Christmas shopping, why not get amongst Brisbane's new restaurants and events? Here’s our take on everything you should be eating, seeing, doing and Instagramming this month, whether it's eating juicy mangoes, heading to Brisbane’s most delicious drive-in cinema or playing croquet at the garden party of the year. Bring it on!
#1 November Means Sunday Sessions at Sixes and Sevens
With a breezy beer garden, craft beer and cool music, we’ll be heading to the home of Sunday sessions, At Sixes and Sevens all month long.
#2 Mango season is here!
Nothing says summer in Queensland more than a ripe mango shoved greedily into your mouth and do they taste good! November means that the mango season is back, baby! So bring on mango smoothies, mango ice cream and just plain delicious mangoes all month long.
#3 Turkish Delight Milkshakes at Fuel + Co
New Nundah café Fuel & Co didn’t go standard on their drinks menu with a veritable Pandora’s Box of milkshake flavours including Turkish Delight, Honeycomb, Chocolate-Peanut Butter and our absolute personal favourite: the choc-a-licious Cherry Ripe.
#4 Try the Bekaa Chicken Wings at Gerard's Bistro
Wings are a staple that can be eaten year round. But when the climate gets sultry we say opt for Gerard Bistro’s Bekaa Chicken Wings. With kishk yogurt and rose petals they are the light but fancy chicken wings of choice.
#5 Eat Street Markets’ Drive-In Cinema
For all of November, the best of two worlds will collide because the Eat Street Markets have just added a pop-up Drive In and Outdoor Cinema to their repertoire! Bring in all the World Famous Funnel Cakes and Golden Gaytime doughnuts as you can ingest while you settle in to watch the latest new release movies.
#6 Burger Heaven Ze Pickle opens in Brisbane
The burger gods are shining on us, because the Fortitude Valley will soon be home to epic Gold Coast burger house, Ze Pickle. Their towering beefy stacks (not to mention the must-try ‘cronut burger’) will be available from November 15.
#7 The Urban List hosts The Royal Croquet Club party of the season
The newest and hottest event of the summer is finally here! The Royal Croquet Club Garden Party will be rocking for 17 days straight in South Bank bringing together food, music, croquet, performance and the arts in an incredible lifestyle event-festival hybrid.
#8 Iconic Rockers Fleetwood Mac Come To Brisbane
The rumours are true! Legendary rockers Fleetwood Mac will bring their On With The Show World Tour to Brisbane for two days only this November. The On With The Show Tour marks the Mac’s first visit back to Oz since 2009.
#9 The Defiant Duck opens at Gasworks
The Defiant Duck in the Gasworks precinct is the newest venture from the group behind Brisbane faves Gerard’s Bistro, Hatch & Co. and Laruche. The all-American menu has us drooling over the prospect of chilli corndogs, Southern fried chicken and Reuben wagyu cheeseburgers and aboss list of 24 craft and local beers on tap.
#10 Lick! Ice Cream Opens Flagship Store
After 11 years supplying ice cream around town, Lick! Ice Cream has opened a flagship store in Graceville. With 18 different ice cream flavours and a ‘doffle’ (that’s a cross between a donut and a waffle) on the menu, we say sign us up!
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We're beyond thrilled to partner with Peroni to bring you the What’s Trending series—our monthly guide to the hottest new openings, events, and Instagrammable happenings in Brisbane. Each edition of What’s Trending is researched and recommended by The Urban List, and served to you by Peroni—our go-to beer when we’re after something deliciously crisp to sip. Look out for our monthly Peroni What’s Trending hit-list for everything hot in your city right now, and while you’re working your way through the list, relax with a long cold Peroni at the hotspots marked with a ribbon. Buon Appetitio!