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Word on the Street | #006

What's hot, happening and new.

Word on the Street | #006

Love is in the air this week, and Brisbane is humming with fabulous events, film festivals and restaurant openings that simply can’t be missed. The bird is the word, and we’ve been scouting high and low to bring you the latest in eating, drinking and playing. Here’s our top picks!

What's on at QPAC | 2016

Q(ueue) for Quartet at QPAC

What's on at QPAC | 2016

QPAC has never been short on remarkable productions that leave audiences breathless with heartache, laughter, and wonder by the time the curtain drops, and Quartet’s opening night offered nothing less than perfection.

Of course, Quartet is not the only show gracing the stage. Over the next year, QPAC and QTC have an enticing roster of stellar productions lined up, and there is something for everyone.

Valentine’s Day Lineup

Stepping away from cliché

Valentine’s Day Lineup

To the joy (or dismay) of the masses, Valentines Day is nearly upon us again. Thankfully, gone are the days where the 14th of February meant sunsets, roses and ribbons on puppy dogs, while the rest of us bitter lonely people holed up indoors waiting for the storm to blow over. Quite to the contrary, 2016 has seen V-Day backpedal from its notoriously cheesy potential. Now it’s all about embracing our creative side, and following the path less travelled. It’s about a flirty cocktail (… or three) in Brisbane’s newest retro bar, or a box of delivered alcohol-spiked cupcakes, or a drunken belly laugh with our best friends. So whatever your take on this infamous holiday, be sure to keep it fabulous with our ultimate Valentine’s Day lineup!

Chinese New Year Guide

Best of the Best! Top 7 for Year of the Monkey

Chinese New Year Guide

The only thing better than one New Year’s Party is a second New Year’s party a month later. The year of the monkey is just around the corner, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to eat, drink and be merry. We can barely contain our excitement for all the Lunar New Year celebrations popping up around Brisbane, so we’ve narrowed down the seven best places for your perfect New Year do-over!

What’s on this weekend?

Best Brisbane ‘To Do’ List | 6-8 Feb 2016

What’s on this weekend?

As the ‘threat’ of yet another weekend looms, plans must be made (plans for the plans god). Proper patronage must be paid if we are to appease the forces we can’t foresee. Luckily Brisbane has much to help you out and we have just the suggestions for a small push.

WIN TICKETS TO BLUE ROOM CINEBAR

A DOUBLE PASS TO ROSALIE'S CINEMA GEM

WIN TICKETS TO BLUE ROOM CINEBAR

Want to win a double pass to see a movie of your choice at this charming boutique cinema? Simply tell us what is showing at Blue Room Cinebar right now that you are keen to see and it could be you lucky day! Hint: check out what's on here!

Porcini Restaurant & Bar | Amore

The God Father of Italian Food

Porcini Restaurant & Bar | Amore

Porcini Restaurant and Bar, is a typical Italian family affair of owner Michele Loffredo, his beautiful wife Anna, and two Italian Stallion’s, sons Sam and Lucio. Opening their welcoming arms to us, fussing to fill our bellies like a typical Italian mother, only a short six months ago.

Word on the Street | #005

What's hot, new and happening.

Word on the Street | #005

It's all happening this February, check out what's hot, must-do events, new venues and what's coming up. Get the word on the street...

Voodoo Bacon

It’s Bacon Me Crazy!

Voodoo Bacon

I source the best centre cut pork belly. Not too lean, free range, 100% Australian and local to my smokehouse, all from South East Queensland. I use this and a secret combination of organic herbs and spices to dry cure pork belly that will later become Voodoo Bacon.

Meet Emporium Hotel's Paul McLean

Les Clefs d’Or Newest member

Meet Emporium Hotel's Paul McLean

The Good Guide is here to celebrate local is lovely. What makes a place so unique is her people. We meet Emporium Hotel’s Paul McLean, the newest member of the prestigious Concierge society, Les Clefs d’Or, also known as The Golden Keys.

Capriole Estate | Relax

Luxury Sunshine Coast Escape

Capriole Estate

Capriole Estate has multiple sites for any type of event, retreat or accommodation. Whether you’re looking to host a corporate function, wedding, birthday bash or simply looking to spend a week away from the hustle and bustle, Capriole Estate has it covered. Enjoy the undulating pastures and gentle river flats as you relax, recharge and reconnect.