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By Sarah Ward
July 02, 2018

James St Food and Wine Trail 2018

The New Farm roadway becomes a foodie wonderland.
By Sarah Ward
July 02, 2018

If you're a Brisbanite with a healthy appetite, there's only one place to be across Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. Take your rumbling stomach and its yearning for something scrumptious down to James Street — and fill it with tasty treats.

Over one massive weekend, the New Farm precinct becomes a foodie wonderland for the seventh year running, once again highlighting the gastronomic delights of the area. That includes devouring delicious dishes and drinks, of course, regardless of what kind of food, beverage or event takes your fancy. And, it also boasts a whole day of market activity.

On Saturday, which has been dubbed 'trail day', attendees can follow the roadway to a feast of dishes and drinks — think French toast for brunch at Spoon Cafe; a lunchtime spread of wine, meats and cheese at Gerard's Bar; cocktails at Harvey's; and two- or three-course Italian dinners at Bucci. There'll also be plenty of honey on the various menus courtesy of Bee One Third, who already have five beehives on James Street's rooftops.

Then, come Sunday, more than 20 businesses will unleash their wares, with the lineup spanning everything from sushi to wine to baked goods to yiros. Also on the agenda at the picnic-style event: cooking demos, three stages of live music and craft classes. No wonder the road will be closed between McLachlan and Roberston Streets, with the trail's zone expanding over to Pottery Barn and St Barts as well.

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