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G&G Guide to the May Long Weekend

  • Food & Booze
  • Brisbane
  • Dinner
  • Lunch

Look kids, we’ve got bad news. The latter half of the year is criminally light on with public holidays – so it’s important that we make the absolute most of them whilst they’re here.

The May long weekend is creeping up on us, and you’d better believe that we’ll be milking it for everything its worth before they slip away. Whether you’re a party animal or looking for maximum chill – there’s something for everyone.

SATURDAY MAY 5

BAYSIDE BEER & BBQ SHOW | REDLANDS SHOWGROUNDS

Grab your stubbie cooler and stretchy pants, the BBQ & Beer roadshow is coming to Brisbane, and we’re ready to get low and slow! Whether wings get you in a flap or you’re all about smoky brisket, there’s a meat and a craft beer with your name on it. Overeating? We don’t believe it’s even a thing, but you can always dance off your food baby with live entertainment, or take it easy and check out the pitmasters battling it out.

CINCO DE MAYO | PEPE’S MEXICAN | NEWMARKET

Regularly eat more guacamole than doctors recommend? Poncho been hanging in your wardrobe dying to get out? Need a margarita STAT? Cinco de Mayo is almost upon us, and Pepe’s is celebrating the best way they know how – with food, food, food and more food. As well as their usual mind blowing Mexican fare there will be food and drink specials, and a Mariachi band to get you up and dancing. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND booking, this is going to be one packed day!

SUNDAY MAY 6

STONES CORNER FESTIVAL | STONES CORNER

Backing it up for the fifth year in a row, Stones Corner Festival returns with killer Queensland bands, family friendly vibes and a stellar line up of drool inducing food and booze. Australia’s best brewers including Semi Pro Brewing, Stone & Wood, Little Creatures, Pirate Life, Young Henrys and Ballistic Brewing will be present to wet your whistle, with wines from Sirromet and Pinnacle wines also flowing.

Kicking off from 12pm, entry to the festival is by gold coin donation, so you’ve got no excuse not to get your boogie on!

CINCO DE MAYO | RIVERLIFE | KANGAROO POINT

A long weekend AND Cinco de Mayo? It’s our lucky weekend friends, and you just KNOW we’re going to celebrate it. Bust out your sombrero and brush up on your Spanish, we’re going to salsa, eat and drink all day long. Enjoy traditional pulled pork quesadillas, chilli beef and bean nachos and soft-shell tacos, all washed down with imported beers, daiquiris, margaritas and sangria. There will also be face painting, mariachi bands and Mexican dance lessons. Get your tickets here!

VINO & VIBES | THE TRIFFID | NEWSTEAD

More about grapes than hops? It’s been a beery big weekend already, time to mix it up with some cheeky vinos! Spend the Sunday afternoon tasting over fifty wines from 10 amazing wineries at The Triffid, with live acoustic music, mates and food from the kitchen. Best of all? There’s no alarm to be set tomorrow, so say yes to that third glass.

MONDAY MAY 7

LONG LUNCH | NEW FARM DELI | NEW FARM

After two delicious days of feasting and fiesta, we feel like you might need some recovery. What better way to say ciao to the long weekend than with the 3rdAnnual New Farm Deli Long Lunch? A celebration of all things Italian, indulge in a shared feast, beautiful vino and great company. Tickets are $150pp, but they will sell out fast! Get your tickets by calling (07) 3358 2634.

Make the most of the three day weekend kiddos, they’re few and far between!

Words by Emma Callaghan
- the gourmand who believes three day weekends should be mandatory.