Consider yourself a foodie? How many can you tick off?

Private dining space The Servery, upstairs at Pearl Cafe.


1. Settle in for some ’80s rock, craft beer and chicken wings with blue cheese sauce at Tippler’s Tap.

2. Forgo the diet and tuck into the cannoli at Bucci in James Street.

3. Do a champagne class with the queen of champagne, Bernadette O’Shea.

4. Eat, drink and take in the live music at the eclectic Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall in Petrie Terrace.

5. Sip the best European hot chocolate at Monty’s Chocolates in Paddington.

6. Join city workers at the Wednesday farmers’ markets in Reddacliff Place in the CBD.

7. Head to Inala Civic Centre for cheap herbs and vegetables from local market gardens as well as the city’s best pho.

8. Taste some sherry with a plate of jamon at the tapas bar at Ortiga in Fortitude Valley.

9. Have a degustation session at Brisbane’s only three-hat restaurant, Esquire, in the CBD.

10. Try some insect-inspired cocktails at Public in George Street.

11. Eat fish and chips with a conscience at the all-sustainable seafood Swampdog in South Brisbane.

12. Do a bit of star-spotting at Morningside, at Southside Tearooms, owned by Patience Hodgson and John Patterson from The Grates.

13. Eat with river views: try Stokehouse, Alto at The Powerhouse, Alchemy or Aria.

14. Pretend you’re in Paris, and eat a breakfast croissant streetside at Chouquette in New Farm.

15. Browse James Street’s Scrumptious Reads, Brisbane’s only dedicated food-book store.

16. Get messy with New York fries and finger lickin’ ribs at Carolina Kitchen in Coorparoo.

17. Follow The Bun Mobile on Facebook for steamed bun “burgers” with delicious fillings.

18. Drink a 1934 zombie punch or share a kava bowl at the Tiki Bar at Alfred & Constance in Fortitude Valley.

19. Smoke a cigar and throw back an espresso at South Brisbane’s Paladar Fumior Salon.

20. Check out the designer digs and cocktail list at Depo at the West End.

Have a swim, cocktails and snacks and listen to live music around the pool at Bacchus at South Bank on a Sunday.

21. Ponder life in a wingback chair with a whisky at Nant Whisky Bar in Edward Street.

22. Buy a seasonally flavoured gelato from Gelateria Cremona in Rosalie.

23. Build your own burger at Miel Container, in Mary Street, a shipping container burger joint.

24. Have a Japanese breakfast at Mizu in Teneriffe (weekends only).

25. Sip a glass of bordeaux and graze through a French-inspired menu at Cabiria in Petrie Barracks.

26. Learn about craft beer at a beer lunch with Beer Matt, aka beer educator Matt Kirkegaard.

27. Gather some friends and experience the hidden delights of private dining with The Servery, upstairs at Woolloongabba’s Pearl Cafe.

28. Have a swim, cocktails and snacks and listen to live music around the pool at Bacchus at South Bank on a Sunday.

29. Follow @swirlsniffspit on Twitter to nab a place at one of its (free) monthly wine tastings. There’s a different theme each month.

30. Try to build your own ice-cream cookie or cupcake at Cakestar in Albion.

31. Breakfast at Harvey’s in James Street. The spicy mince tortilla is a perennial favourite.

32. Drink with a conscience at BOSC (Bar of Social Conscience) at West End, where 20 per cent of annual profits are donated to a Mexican orphanage.

33. Have lunch on a Friday in The Euro’s laneway garden in the city.

34. Indulge in some German gemutlich feelings and choose from an arm’s-length beer list at the German Club in Wooloongabba.

35. Indulge in the most luxe chocolate brownie ever at Dello Mano in Chester Street.

36. Pull up a stool and taste some premium craft beers at hole-in-the-wall Scratch Bar in Milton.

37. Have a Colombian coffee or hot chocolate at Del Patron Colombian Coffee Hut in South Brisbane.

38. Head to Moorooka, Brisbane’s Little Africa for an Ethiopian or Eritrean feast.

39. Do a cooking class at The Golden Pig, a converted warehouse at Breakfast Creek.

40. Have a beer and take in a movie at the open-air rooftop bar at Limes Hotel in Fortitude Valley.

41. Take the little ones out for children’s high tea at Vintaged at The Hilton.

The eclectic and opulent Lefty's Old Time Music Hall.

42. Go Greek in the West End. Try Char Char Yiros or Little Greek Taverna and stock up on provisions for cooking at home at Delta Continental Deli.

43. Get an expertly made coffee from the old vine-covered bomb shelter Bunker in Milton

44. Check out some modern art at the gallery followed by modernist cuisine at South Bank’s GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) restaurant.

45. The beef ribs and mushroom dumplings are back on the menu at Libertine at Petrie Barracks for good reason. Try them.

46. Find the flag at the end of the drive on Mount Cotton Road for a Colombian feast in the backyard at the Sunday pop-up restaurant La Fonda at Sheldon.

47. A three-course lunch for $30? Or a degustation dinner for $65? Join Southbank Institute of Technology’s email list to be notified of events in their hospitality training restaurant 66 on Ernest.

48. Take a group of friends and eat your way through the Middle East-meets-Europe share-plate menu at Gerard’s Bistro in James Street.

49. Stock up with goodies from Sourced Grocer and picnic in beautiful New Farm Park.

50. Sip an expertly made cuppa at the Tea Centre in the city.

And one more …

51. Sit up at the bar at the tiny wine-bar restaurant Anise at New Farm and let the staff guide you through a tasting of great wine and food.

Colourful cocktails at Bacchus.

Article source: Good Food, words by: Natascha Mirosch:

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