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The round-up: what's open on ANZAC Day 2018
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The round-up: what’s open on ANZAC Day 2018

After fallout of the hectic Easter long weekend festivities, it’s easy to forget that we have another public holiday right around the corner. ANZAC Day is fast approaching, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly. Whether you are choosing to join in on the commemorative events or spending the day with family and friends, it’s handy to know that there are places around town that will be open and trading throughout the day. If you predict a post-march coffee outing or are in need of an ANZAC Day lunch spot, use our handy list to see what’s open. more

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The round-up: love at first bite – get your hands on Brisbane’s best grilled cheese sandwiches
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The round-up: love at first bite – get your hands on Brisbane’s best grilled cheese sandwiches

We can feel it in the air – a cool change is coming, which means only one thing. Comfort food season has arrived! On our list of satisfying belly warmers, a crispy grilled cheese sandwich is up there. Thursday April 12 marks Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, where grillers the world over will be celebrating the fine art of cheese pull, the look of crispy golden bread slathered in butter and the melting moment when your teeth sink in and all worldly woes disappear. To celebrate grilled cheese sandwich day, we’ve undertaken the daunting task of putting together a definitive list of Brisbane’s best gooey grilled-cheese sangas and toasties that are worth spending your cheddar on. more

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The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals
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The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals

Put your presuppositions in the bin – vegan food is not just salad and steamed vegetables. Vegan cuisine is becoming increasingly prominent due to the rise of dietary requirements and a conscientious focus of what we put in our bodies. For those of you who can’t stomach the thought of canning the cutlets and trashing the T-bones in favour of salad, please relax. We aren’t here to sway you to veganism! What we will say is that dining as a vegan can be hard in our predominantly meat-eating society, but also very rewarding – even if you love bacon and eggs. We’ve chosen to point out some vegan eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert well worth sampling. more

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Havana-inspired hideaway The Malecón arrives in Milton
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Havana-inspired hideaway The Malecón arrives in Milton

There's nothing quite like being transported to an exotic locale without having to board a plane. This is what happens when you step off the street and into the vibrant surrounds of Millton’s newest cocktail joint. Three of Brisbane’s most enterprising individuals have created a slice of Havana in the inner west, fashioning a watering hole that will have you feeling like you are partying in Havana. The Malecón taking locals on a tour of Cuba through its extensive rum-centric cocktail offering and own stylish distillery operation. more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend

While it's perfectly acceptable to eat chocolate for four days straight over Easter, we know that between the Lindt bunnies and Cadbury Creme Eggs you're going to need some real food and drink. Thankfully you don’t need to go on hunt to find places open over the Easter long weekend – you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a (very) comprehensive list of places that will be trading from Good Friday to Easter Monday, from coffee spots to restaurants and everything in between. more

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Honeycomb, ricotta and lavender hotcakes
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Macho Macho flips the script and brings a fresh and fun vibe to Ashgrove

Folks, the definition of macho is changing. No longer a word for overtly masculine braggadocio, macho is now synonymous with bravery, confidence and pride in one’s self. Macho Macho – the newest eatery from the team behind Artie & Mai – subscribes to this new-age definition of machismo, building a new multi-faceted venue from scratch that blends a grown-up approach to hospitality with a healthy dose of cheeky whimsicality. Oh, and a few splashes of pastel pink as well. more

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Havana Bar brings breezy Cuban eats and cocktails to Teneriffe
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Havana Bar brings breezy Cuban eats and cocktails to Teneriffe

When the day drags on it’s not uncommon to catch us daydreaming at our desks about pristine beaches, palm trees and colourful cocktails. Unfortunately we’re all too frequently brought crashing back to reality and our visions of idyllic Cuban getaways are dashed. Thankfully, there’s a new hotspot in town that hopes to bring a bit of escapism to our lives. Havana Bar opened to the public in Teneriffe yesterday – Wednesday March 21 – serving up Cuban-inspired food and drink alongside fresh holiday vibes. more


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Far from amateur – Semi-Pro Brewing Co. turns on the taps at its East Brisbane brewhouse
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Far from amateur – Semi-Pro Brewing Co. turns on the taps at its East Brisbane brewhouse

When a brewing competition catapulted a group of humble home brewers into the Brisbane craft-beer spotlight, their aspirations of joining the ranks of Brisbane’s brewing elite went from pipe dream to steel-tank certainty. Semi-Pro Brewing Co. opened the doors at its bricks-and-mortar operation last week, pouring a range of popular brews honed and refined throughout its gypsy-brewing beginnings. more

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Revel Brewing Co. brings ample beer and cheer to Bulimba
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Revel Brewing Co. brings ample beer and cheer to Bulimba

A new entrant emerged in Brisbane’s craft-brewing scene in the final days of 2017, bringing a community-focused offering to Oxford Street in Bulimba. Formerly known as Malt Brewing, this operation has quickly earned a rep for its core range of brews and laid-back atmosphere. After a short period of refining its operation and a slick rebrand, Revel Brewing Co. has now hit its stride. Revel Brewing Co. operates on the premise of good people coming together to drink good beer, and judging on the response from locals over the past three months it seems like the mantra has been fully realised. more

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Fat Angel brings burgers, booze and ball to Brisbane City
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Fat Angel brings burgers, booze and ball to Brisbane City

Thanks to hospitality duo Adam Barton and Manny Sakellarakis, The City's Eagle Lane is fast becoming Brisbane's own little slice of New York City. The pair are the brains behind the laneway's dive bar Brooklyn Standard, and for their latest project they are focusing their attention on three of America's favourite 'B' words – booze, burgers and balls. Ball sports, that is, all of which you'll find at Fat Angel. more

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Sip science experiments at The Valley's viral newcomer Viscosity
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Sip science experiments at The Valley’s viral newcomer Viscosity

For Kinsey Johnson, working behind a bar is as much a creative outlet than it is a good way to earn a crust. With a passion for cocktails and a flair for mastering different flavour combinations, Kinsey has established himself as a master of bar theatre through his science-inspired haunt Viscosity. If you haven’t encountered the videos online of vials of swirling concoctions giving off plumes of smoke and shooters filled with eye-catching colour, then you must not go on social media often. After stirring up a frenzy on the Internet at its original Stanthorpe location, Viscosity has just relocated to Brisbane, quickly setting itself as a place where no drink is ordinary and there is no limit to the imagination. more

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Billykart Bar brings juicy burgers and beer-can cocktails to West End
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Billykart Bar brings juicy burgers and beer-can cocktails to West End

What do you get when an acclaimed chef tries his hands at opening up a burger bar? It’s not a trick question – you get a damn good feed, that’s what! Chef Ben O’Donoghue of Billykart Kitchen fame is putting his considerable talents towards a killer new concept, transforming Billykart Provisions into a casual eatery serving up a menu of lip-smacking morsels. If you’re a sucker for a succulent cheeseburger or wig out at the sight of some tasty chicken wings, check out Billykart Bar once service kicks off this Wednesday February 7. more

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Neighbourhood Pizza
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best pizza joints

No meal is as versatile as pizza – it can cater to nearly any diet and taste and is easily made at home. Meat, cheese, sauce, vegetables, meat, seafood, cheese, meat – if you can dream it, your pizza can have it. Everyone has an opinion of where the best pizza in Brisbane can be found, so instead of simply adding our two cents to the definitive conversation, we decided to compile a list of the spots that do pizza exceptionally well. Check out the list below and then have yourself a pizza party! more

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The Coop Bistro
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best cheap eats

Rent is due and you are still a few days away from getting your paycheque – but your stomach is growling and you need to feed as soon as possible for as cheap as possible. Instead of hitting the closest drive-thru and settling for fast food, there are plenty of places around town that offer cheap eats that are damn tasty. It’s time to get creative with how you spend your dollars – stretch your money by taking advantage of the following best value for money meals in Brisbane. more

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Helios Brewing delivers a new pantheon of sustainably brewed beers to Yeerongpilly
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Helios Brewing delivers a new pantheon of sustainably brewed beers to Yeerongpilly

Helios, the Greek god of the Sun, was a powerful figure of Greek mythology – one that heralded the arrival of the light by riding his chariot across the sky. For the team at Helios Brewing Company, naming their operation after this figure was a no brainer. The brewery harnesses the power of the sun in its brewing process, making it an integral aspect of its sustainable practices. Helios Brewing Company might be one of the newest faces in Brisbane’s beer scene, but it is already setting a precedent for others to follow and is earning its fair share of buzz thanks to its stellar range of sudsy sips. more

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The round-up: what's open on Australia Day
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The round-up: what’s open on Australia Day

In case you needed reminding (we’re pretty sure you didn’t), we’re on the cusp of a long weekend. It’s important to make the most of these free days to take in everything our city has to offer, so in the spirit of maximising your Friday we’ve put together a handy list of what's open on Australia Day for you to get your feasting fix. more

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