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Pavement Whispers: Volume 105 January 17
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 105 January 17

From whispers of iconic restaurant closures to on-demand Asian eats, 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

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Pate with pickles and corn salsa
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Feast on food fit for a folklore legend at Chermside’s Sasquatch Bar

Scientists have spent decades searching for evidence of the American mythical beast the Sasquatch, but it seems like they should have been searching in Brisbane’s north this whole time. Sasquatch Bar opened to the public this week, enticing those with a Bigfoot-sized hunger to come sink their teeth into a smorgasbord of chargrilled meats while quaffing down pints of frosty craft beer. more

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Charsiu pork belly bao
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Snack on succulent skewers at Fortitude Valley’s Tatsu Yakitori Bar

Bao buns and ramen and salmon donburi, gyoza and tofu and sparkling sake, sashimi and curry and a skewer or three, these are a few of our favourite things! Chinatown Mall scored itself a sweet Christmas present in late 2016 when Tatsu Yakitori Bar opened its doors. If all of the above make your mouth water to some degree, then do yourself a solid and investigate this place thoroughly. more

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Charboys brings its chomp-worthy burgers to Brisbane City
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Charboys brings its chomp-worthy burgers to Brisbane City

When news came down the pipeline that one of our favourite burger spots had disappeared, we thought life would never be the same. Thankfully, the grill of our souls was ignited and our heart started to sizzle once more when Charboys announced its return with a brand new location on Edward Street. Today long-time Charboys fans and newcomers alike will get the opportunity to cram beefy, burger goodness into their gobs as Charboys opens its new inner-city location. more

Recipes
Make friends with this killer kale salad
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Make friends with this killer kale salad

Yeah, yeah, we know. Raw kale salad doesn't sound very killer. But trust us on this one – if your kale salads have been bad in the past, it's because you haven't learnt to massage your kale. Help it relaaaxx into deliciousness and it will change the way you look at the leafy vegetable forever. This is just one of the many hot tips Dale Pinnock, aka The Medicinal Chef, offers in his new book How to Cook Healthily. The cookbook is full of tasty and healthy recipes to help you to kickstart the new year, and introduce nutritional dishes into your weekly kitchen routine. In addition to this killer kale, sweet potato and cherry tomato salad, you'll find Chinese-style roast chicken, feel-good fish fingers, goji berry cheesecake and much more. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 104 January 10
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 104 January 10

From whispers of hip-hop burgers to fried-chicken joints, 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

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Pinball wizards and loaded sodas at arcade-game bar and diner Netherworld
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Pinball wizards and loaded sodas at arcade-game bar and diner Netherworld

Are you a pinball wizard? Have you got a supple wrist? Then you need to make your way to the top end of Brunswick Street, this ain't no twist. There you'll be transported back to yesteryear, finding not just pinball machines, but all of the classic arcade games and gaming consoles of your (and probably your parents') childhood ... along with some killer beats, eats and drinks. And trust us, you don't have to be a pinball wizard to enjoy it. more


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Gerard's Bar & Charcuterie
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The round-up: New Year’s resolutions minus the cringe factor

We hear you, guys – come early January our newsfeeds are assaulted with a barrage of ‘new year, new me’ posts that are packed with the usual promises to lose that Christmas pudge, quit drinking (again) and maybe take better care of the house plants. To that, we blow one long and loud raspberry. We love you just as you are but if you’re feeling a little bit guilty about not setting any goals yet, we’ve composed a list of New Year’s resolutions that don’t suck and are totally achievable. more

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Wooloowin welcomes new hidden brunch oasis Shambhala Espresso
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Wooloowin welcomes new hidden brunch oasis Shambhala Espresso

First, a little lesson in Sanskrit. Shambhala is a Sanskrit term meaning a place of peace, tranquility and happiness. It is a mythical paradise kingdom spoken of in many ancient texts, a place where one can find true bliss. Although it may be mythical in texts, a leafy garden espresso bar of the same name has made a home for itself in Wooloowin to offer the tranquil bliss you seek – especially if your idea of bliss is all-day breakfast and coffee. more

Recipes
Munch on sesame crunch chicken tacos with cos, avocado and zesty crema
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Munch on sesame crunch chicken tacos with cos, avocado and zesty crema

It’s really hard to go past good Mexican food – the sheer vibrancy in both colour and flavour is a feast for the eyes and the tummy combined. Plus, what’s not to love about foods you can eat with one hand? Chef Paul Wilson has focused firmly on feel-good eats in Taqueria, a cookbook that features tacos, salsas and cocktails as the main event. In Taqueria, Paul explores regional flavours and specialities whilst playing with flavour, proving that there’s so much more to this country’s cuisine than lime and jalapenos. The book celebrates taco culture, showcasing the art behind these little parcels of love. What better way to say hola to Mexican cuisine than with a good old favourite like the taco? Far from humble, this recipe for sesame crunch chicken tacos with cos, avocado and zesty crema will have you rethinking everything you thought you knew about Mexican food. more

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The year in review: what you loved in 2016
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The year in review: what you loved in 2016

Look, the year 2016 hasn't necessarily been the best. But one shining beacon of hope has been the incredible growth that Brisbane has continued to see over the year. We welcomed a delicious selection of new restaurants, cafes and bars, made our way to some pretty rad events, and basically spent our time soaking up everything that is great about our fine city. We're not ones to dwell on the past, but before we ring in the new year, we thought it only fitting to reflect on the things our readers loved the most in 2016 on The Weekend Edition. Here are our top-ranking stories of the year! more

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The round-up: where to eat, drink and recover on New Year's Day
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The round-up: where to eat, drink and recover on New Year’s Day

So long, 2016 – it hasn’t been great knowing you! Now that the year that was has (finally) come to an end, it’s time to celebrate a fresh start in style. If you’ve made the most of your New Year’s Eve this year, there’s a good chance you aren’t going to be up and about much on New Year’s Day. We get it – we might even be in the same state come the morning of January 1. If your New Year’s resolution is to seize the day, rest assured that there are plenty of spots around town open for your carpe diem dining. Start the year right with a meal that you’ll still be remembering 12 months from now. more

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Little Beirut brings Lebanese bites and shisha to Indooroopilly
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Little Beirut brings Lebanese bites and shisha to Indooroopilly

Anyone that has journeyed to Lebanon will tell you that despite its small size, the country packs one of the most varied culinary offerings in the world. A little slice of Lebanon has come to Indooroopilly in the form of Little Beirut, serving up some of the most mesmerising meze platters around. This Lebanese bistro has quickly established itself as a go-to spot for succulent skewers, mouth-watering moussaka and generous helpings of heavenly hummus. more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on Boxing Day
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on Boxing Day

It tends to happen every year. We work our little butts off for 12 months with one day in sight – Christmas Day. We buy our presents, we stock up on ham ... and we completely forget that almost everything is closed the day after. If Boxing Day sales aren't your thing, we've rounded up a few places that are opening on Saturday December 26 for your eating and drinking pleasure. more

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Trio of sliders
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Munch on vegan burgs until the cows come home at MooFree Burgers

We know what you are thinking – there’s no way a meatless burger can stack up to a classic hamburger. Well, as much as we love sinking our teeth into a juicy meaty burg, we’re going to have to disagree with you. The team behind Charlie’s Raw Squeeze is changing the way we think about the humble burger, opening a location that serves nothing but meatless vegan varieties. MooFree Burgers in North Lakes might just be the spot to convince you that meat-free is the way to be. more

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Hang out over a brew or two at neighbourhood bar and kitchen Suburban Social
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Hang out over a brew or two at neighbourhood bar and kitchen Suburban Social

We've said it once and we'll say it again – we love a neighbourhood bar. That place you can roll up to any day of the week, settle in for an ice-cold pint, share some tasty bites and make your way home without exceeding your $6 minimum Uber fare. Those living in Chapel Hill and surrounds have been a little short on options when it came to nearby watering holes, until now. Suburban Social Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen opens its doors today and is ready to welcome locals with open arms and plenty of beer. more

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Chow down on ribs, burgers and wings at Texas Bar n’ Grill’s new Camp Hill location
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Chow down on ribs, burgers and wings at Texas Bar n’ Grill’s new Camp Hill location

If you ask any red-blooded carnivore, they’ll tell you that the home of authentic barbecue is Texas. With that said, opening a barbecue joint called Texas Bar n’ Grill puts a lot of pressure on your product, but when that venue opens a second location in Camp Hill you know that it might be doing something right. The new Texas Bar n’ Grill location does justice to the storied lineage of Texas-style barbecue, slow cooking some of the meatiest morsels in town. more

Recipes
The Weekend Series: five festive cocktail recipes to help spread joyous cheer
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The Weekend Series: five festive cocktail recipes to help spread joyous cheer

The holiday season is ideal for bringing people together, spending time with your loved ones and celebrating the connections you’ve made throughout the year. If you are a serial entertainer, this is either the happiest time of your year or the most stressful. The fun part about Christmas catering is the cocktails, but any seasoned host will know that a your trusty Passion Pop punch won’t tantalise everybody’s tastebuds (no matter how much fruit you put in it). We’ve made a list of cocktails to cater for some specific groups and situations that you might encounter over Christmas. more