Cafes
Coastal vibes and all-day breakfast at Hendra’s new hang The Hamptons
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Coastal vibes and all-day breakfast at Hendra’s new hang The Hamptons

Sure, the leafy surrounds of Hendra might be a far cry from Long Island’s famed playground for the rich and famous The Hamptons, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a slice of Hampton here in Brisbane. The team behind popular Paddington cafe Chapter IV and Brisbane City’s Phat Elephant has taken over a charming corner Queenslander, turning it into a bright and inviting venue with plenty of beach-side charm and a menu of inventive fare. more

Restaurants
Sumptuous sushi and killer katsu abound at Ku-O's new Woolloongabba eatery
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Sumptuous sushi and killer katsu abound at Ku-O’s new Woolloongabba eatery

Anyone that considers themselves a Brisbane sushi expert will tell you that Ku-O in Sunnybank is one of the best spots to get your fix, with patrons travelling across town just to get a taste of the fare. Well, those that don’t live in Brisbane's far south will be stoked to hear that Ku-O now boasts another location in Woolloongabba, slicing and serving up a wide array of fresh fish across its range of sushi and sashimi, plus plenty of other Japanese eats. more

Restaurants
The round-up: Brisbane’s best bento boxes
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best bento boxes

Offering almost unparalleled choice and value for money, the traditional bento box is one of the best options for lunch. Brisbane is slowly fostering a bento culture worthy of the meal, with restaurants serving up the popular option from the City to the suburbs. Leave your sandwiches and leftovers at home – bento boxes are the way to go for lunch. If you don’t know where you can grab a bento near you, allow us to blow your mind with this list. more

The Grocer
Beans to beers – Fonzie Abbott swaps to hops for its range of craft brews
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Beans to beers – Fonzie Abbott swaps to hops for its range of craft brews

When you think about it, the similarities between craft-beer brewers and coffee roasters is extensive – both endeavour to create the perfect depth of flavour, both love boutique ingredients and both have a bottomless well of enthusiasm and a desire to attain perfection. What happens when a coffee roaster tries its hand at brewing beer? Well, just ask the team at Fonzie Abbott. The popular caffeine merchant has just unveiled a range of craft beers for locals to lose their minds over. more

Restaurants
Witness the thickness – Carl’s Jr. brings its burgers to the ‘burbs
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Witness the thickness – Carl’s Jr. brings its burgers to the ‘burbs

When the popular American burger chain Carl’s Jr. landed at Brisbane’s Domestic Airport in 2016 many of you lost your minds, and with good reason. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to sink your teeth into one of its signature Thickburgers without having to book a flight, then pay close attention. Carl’s Jr. has opened its first freestanding restaurant in Queensland, situated in Redbank Plains. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Ben Branson
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 155 January 16
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 155 January 16

From whispers of Brisbane's first gin festival to Fonzie Abbott's brewery plans, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Bars
Hello 2018! New restaurants, bars and cafes to get excited about this year
Food & Drink

Hello 2018! New restaurants, bars and cafes to get excited about this year

We know it’s only the second week of January but we’re calling it – 2018 is going to be a big one for Brisbane food. The year ahead is shaping up to include some of the most highly anticipated openings we’ve seen in a while, and our mouths have already begun watering at the thought. We’ve looked back on past issues of Pavement Whispers (and thrown in a couple of sneaky new announcements for good measure) to round-up the new Brisbane restaurants, bars, cafes and precincts to get excited about this year. more

Cafes
Start your day the Italian way with help from Nonna's Deli in South Bank
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Start your day the Italian way with help from Nonna’s Deli in South Bank

It’s never a good idea to skip breakfast. We know, we know – sometimes we get too busy to even consider preparing and eating a meal during our morning rush, but if we can make time to grab a coffee then we’ve got time to get a snack along with it. Come Tuesday January 16, a new South Bank spot is bringing a distinctly Italian spin to grab-and-go eats. The team behind venues Olé, Mucho Mexicano and Mister Paganini will soon open a new concept that will give South Bank locals a chance to enjoy breakfast with an authentic twist. Nonna’s Deli will be hawking everything from coffee and milkshakes to paninis, focaccias, sandwiches and classic sit-down options – as well as an alluring selection of items that you’ve never seen before. more

Cafes
Pull up a seat at West End’s charming new eatery Table 26
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Pull up a seat at West End’s charming new eatery Table 26

Residents of the new Pradella development on Duncan Street in West End woke up to the aromatic scent of fresh coffee at the tail-end of December when Table 26 kicked off its service. The brainchild of a seasoned hospitality veteran, Table 26 is a consummate cafe that plates up classic fare with tantalising twists, friendly and personable service and a family-centric ethos that will have you wishing this was your local. more

Restaurants
That’s amore – the best spots in Brisbane to get a slice of vegan pizza
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That’s amore – the best spots in Brisbane to get a slice of vegan pizza

There’s been some big news in the world of plant-based dining lately, what with Domino’s announcing that it was launching its own range of vegan pizzas and all. This is huge deal for anyone that often gets the hots for what’s in the box with the dots, but if you didn’t already know, vegan pizza has been around for some time. Brisbane’s got a host of hotspots that whip up covetable circles of heaven topped with all manner of vegan-friendly ingredients for dine-in and delivery, so if you’re new to the vegan lifestyle, it might be handy to bookmark this list next time you’re getting a hankering for a slice. more

Bars
Feasts worth flying for – the year's most exciting interstate openings
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Feasts worth flying for – the year’s most exciting interstate openings

The new year has well and truly arrived, and we are more than ready to embrace all that it will bring – especially to our stomachs – with open arms and mouths. While it’s already set to be an exciting year of food in Brisbane (refer to our list of upcoming openings), it should also be a year of expanding our culinary horizons. This year our resolution is to explore more of our own country – you know we’re going to be doing a whole lot of eating everywhere we go and we implore you to do the same. Here are some of the top new Australian restaurants of 2017 outside of Queensland that we just can’t wait to try. more

The Grocer
Spice up your home cooking with a dash of Long Chim's own Aahaarn Sriracha
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Spice up your home cooking with a dash of Long Chim’s own Aahaarn Sriracha

When David Thompson first came across the beloved condiment sriracha, it was a life-changing experience. After that first blissful introduction, the sauce soon became the lifeblood of his thriving culinary empire. The exact intoxicating condiment that David fell in love with could only be obtained at one market in Si Racha, south of Bangkok, so David committed himself to making trips to stock up regularly. Now, David is giving us the chance to take his preferred brand home, unveiling Aaharn Sririacha, which is available at his Long Chim restaurants across Australia. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 154 January 9
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 154 January 9

From whispers of doughy dreams to plant-based degustations, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Restaurants
Classic choices with new-school flair – Ol' School brings quality fish and chips (and truffle chip butties) to South Brisbane
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Classic choices with new-school flair – Ol’ School brings quality fish and chips (and truffle chip butties) to South Brisbane

Forget your numbered ticket and hot box filled with Chiko Rolls and battered savs – this is fish and chips done the Ol' School way. The boutique fish and chippery has opened under Mirvac’s Art House development on Hope Street, just around the corner from Fish Lane, serving up all of the best bits of nostalgic fish and chips but prepared with modern techniques and proper fish preparation. more