Jocelyn’s is back
Jocelyn’s Provisions fans can breathe a sigh of relief as the business will finally reopen its four locations on Thursday after the Albion production kitchen flooded earlier this year. While the damage was being repaired, the kitchen staff (including returning sous chef turned head chef Jack Griffith) got busy developing new products, fine-tuning old ones and putting a call-out on socials to hear what customers were after. From tomorrow, head in for the chocolate sour cream cakes, bruleed bombolini and new banoffee or tiramisu layer cakes, plus Roman-style pizza al taglio. Head to the Jocelyn’s Provisions website to find out more.
From Wednesday June 22, Blackstar Coffee Roasters will be roasting more than just beans in-house. The specialty roastery’s West End cafe will be slinging fresh ciabatta sangas stuffed with low-and-slow pork, beef or veggies plus slaw and gravy. To celebrate the launch, the team will be giving away 100 free “roasties” at the West End store from 11am that day. All you have to do is rock up and join the Blackstar Community (for free, through a QR code). More information here.
The long goodbye
After 33 years, the time has almost come to say goodbye to Eagle Street Pier. To give the precinct the send-off it deserves, stop into its new three-week pop-up, the Mumm Champagne Toasting Bar, which is open from Thursday to Saturday until June 26. On Fridays there’ll also be fireworks and roving entertainment. Book a spot at your favourite riverside venue before it’s too late, and find out more about the pop-up.
Local art to-go
Qagoma’s Winter Design Market will return on July 2 and 3 with goods from top local designers (stallholders will be announced soon). The free outdoor event will host almost 50 stalls selling handmade ceramics, clothes, jewellery and textiles from 9am to 4pm both days. Vendors will be set up in the Goma forecourt, so add a gallery visit while you’re there to check out the new exhibition by world-renowned artist Chiharu Shiota.
Magicians and mixology
A key event for Brisbane Festival is kicking off early this year at Northshore in Hamilton from Wednesday July 27. Maho Magic Bar is a neon-lit, Tokyo-inspired pop-up where punters can sip cocktails while watching and interacting with a line-up of magicians. There’ll be a "kawaii princess" of illusion, a daredevil, and a pioneer of magic entertaining guests across six performance areas. Drinks will include Japanese cocktails made with whisky, shochu, umeshu and sake. Book your spot here (from $58 a head).