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What the cluck – KaiKai Chicken's buffet offering now comes with bottomless booze
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What the cluck – KaiKai Chicken’s buffet offering now comes with bottomless booze

Folks, let’s not beat around the bush. Second only to ‘I’ve won the lotto’, perhaps the four most beautiful words you can hear in a row are ‘all you can eat’. It is for this reason that you all went a little bit nuts when KaiKai Chicken opened in St Lucia last year – not since the glory days of the Sizzler salad bar had we experienced such buffet bliss! Well, prepare to have your socks knocked off all over again – KaiKai has just thrown bottomless booze into the mix. more

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Manny's Italian brings paella arancini and lychee panna cotta to Wellington Point
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Manny’s Italian brings paella arancini and lychee panna cotta to Wellington Point

Culinary purists will tell you that you can’t mess with the classics, but if our tastebuds are any judge, some of our favourite meals come as a result of fusion. Manny's Italian in Wellington Point is putting a tantalising spin on the iconic European mainstay, pushing boundaries simply for the love of food. If paella arancini and harissa lamb ribs fire up your salivary glands, then you’re going to get a kick out of what Manny’s got on offer. 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 round-up: Valentine’s Day date spots that will make your lover swoon
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The round-up: Valentine’s Day date spots that will make your lover swoon

Hey there you little lovers – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time for you to express your affection towards your significant other in a slightly more romantic way than the usual Netflix on the couch move. If you’re looking to score some serious brownie points this February 14, we would suggest adhering to the age-old advice that the real way to someone’s heart is through the stomach. From offerings of champagne towers to long-stemmed roses and personalised wine, we’ve rounded up Brisbane’s best spots to get cosy with your numero uno this Valentine’s Day. more

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Not-so-small fry – Harajuku Gyoza now serves up foot-long fries
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Not-so-small fry – Harajuku Gyoza now serves up foot-long fries

Following on from the success of its unique Japanese delicacies the raindrop cake and souffle pancakes, Harajuku Gyoza has unveiled foot-long French fries, available at all locations across Australia. If your run-of-the-mill frites aren’t filling you up then there’s a fair chance that they’re just not long enough – so try these slender snacks on for size. more

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Do as the Romans do – La Pinsa brings authentic Italian eats to Paddington
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Do as the Romans do – La Pinsa brings authentic Italian eats to Paddington

We never thought we’d say it, but pizza is old news. Before you pick up the pitchfork, hear us out. Pizza is amazing, but any discerning diner should do themselves a favour and sample pizza’s ancestor – pinsa. Yep, that’s right – pinsa. The name pinsa – which draws origins from the Latin word pinsere or ‘to stretch’ – is given to a style of cooked flatbread made from healthier and more easily digestible dough. Now, a new eatery in Paddington is styling itself as Brisbane’s (and Australia’s) first pinseria. Imagine mouth-watering Italian morsels and a rustic aesthetic and you’ve got a neighbourhood spot that will have you coming back again and again for another slice. more

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Banter Bar & Seafood
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The round-up: Brisbane’s finest fish and chip spots

Few cuisines suit the Australian summer more than fish and chips. Battered, crumbed or fried – as long as it comes wrapped tightly in a paper parcel with a slice of lemon and some calamari on the side then anything goes. Brisbane has a bunch of great, local fish and chip spots and with the seasons about to change we thought it would be a good idea to encourage you to get your fin fix while the weather is warm. 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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Make a date with Kenmore's new adonis Stavros the Greek
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Make a date with Kenmore’s new adonis Stavros the Greek

Renata Roberts could probably pinpoint the moment her love affair with everything Greek started – it began with a teenage crush on a charming Greek lad called Stavros. While Stavros never knew of Renata’s affection, his legacy lived on, playing a part in the genesis of Renata’s newest Kenmore-based eatery. Open today, Stavros the Greek brings big fat Greek feasts to the table, serving scrumptious souvlaki, delicious dips and mouth-watering meze plates, paired with a range of cocktails and seductive gin-based love potions. more

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KoKobana and Burger Time 69 merge for a killer combo at new Toowong eatery
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KoKobana and Burger Time 69 merge for a killer combo at new Toowong eatery

When you really break it down, there are only two choices when it comes to dining out. Do you vie for healthy options, or do you give in to the naughty cravings? Well, if you live in Toowong there’s a new wrinkle in your decision-making process. Hungry locals can now find healthy eats and beefy burgers under one roof at the new two-in-one venue from the minds behind KoKobana Superfood Cafe and Burger Time 69. With both halves duelling for your taste buds, the choice is harder than ever. more

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True blue chews – where to fill up on Vegemite burgers and sausage sizzle pizzas this weekend
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True blue chews – where to fill up on Vegemite burgers and sausage sizzle pizzas this weekend

The barbecue snags have already been bought, the family pavlova recipe has been dusted off and the lamington rush is about to begin, but before you go all in on the staples this Australia Day weekend, could we tempt you with something outside the box? A bunch of local eateries are getting experimental with the Australia Day specials this year, taking us on a gastronomic journey that would be worthy of a Banjo Patterson poem. 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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