Pavement Whispers: Vol 22 May 12
From whispers of espresso bars to beer cafes, 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 …
Following the closure of dessert hub Freestyle Cafe & Dessert Bar in Fortitude Valley’s Emporium last month, a new dining destination has now moved into its place. Delfina’s Bistro is dishing up modern Australian cuisine with a European influence for lunch and dinner Tuesday through to Sunday. Named after managing director Kellie-Ann Ashton’s grandmother Delfina, the venue offers fine wines and cocktails alongside dishes like smoked ocean trout with avocado wasabi puree, marinated beetroot and radish; duck breast with puy lentils and braised leek; and pork belly with blackened carrot puree, walnut and sweet onion jus.
Saccharomyces Beer Cafe
The ever-growing Fish Lane precinct in South Brisbane will be gaining a new resident in the coming months. The aptly named Saccharomyces Beer Cafe is due to open in July, with a strong focus on beer and matched food. The cafe and bar takes its moniker from saccharomyces cerevisiae, the species of yeast that is instrumental in both the brewing and baking process, and will feature ten constantly rotating beer taps and 100–150 bottled beers in the fridge. Situated in the courtyard of 99 Melbourne Street and fronting Fish Lane, Saccharomyces will be open for breakfast, lunch and coffee during the day, and as a bar with deli-style food, toasties and charcuterie come night. Keep an eye on The Weekend Edition for more information closer to the opening date.
One of Spring Hill’s sweetest residents, jak+hill cafe on Astor Terrace, welcomed a new baby into the world last week. Opening in a tiny space in Blocksidge & Ferguson Arcade on Adelaide Street, baby jak is pouring Allpress Coffee and dishing up takeaway treats like jak+hill’s famous gluten-free Lindt chocolate brownies, as well as weekday lunch options including salads and flatbreads stuffed with delicious fillings like slow-roasted spiced lamb with minted yoghurt, spinach and cherry tomato salsa.
Vito’s Espresso Bar
Everton Park is set to welcome a brand new Italian-style eatery tomorrow as Vito’s Espresso Bar opens to the public. This family business has owned and operated five delis in Italy for 20 years and now Vito and Co. will be bringing some true Italian flavours to Brisbane’s north. Serving breakfast and lunch, Vito’s menu includes unique options like the Poached Eggs in Purgatory, which is poached eggs in Napoletana sauce and the Italian gourmet burger, boasting an Italian sausage patty, garlic aioli and haloumi. Swing by from 7:00 am Wednesday and try the full menu with a cup of Segafredo coffee.
Beth and Rick Palesh have recently opened Twelve Boar, a brand-new American barbecue spot in Cleveland that serves some of the tastiest, meatiest morsels on the east side. Influenced heavily by Rick’s American upbringing, Twelve Boar’s menu is stocked to the brim with mouth-watering smoked dishes including pork ribs, Buffalo wings, beef brisket burgers, onion rings and more. Twelve Boar sources some of its ingredients from America to ensure the most authentic flavours possible, including the base ingredients for the in-house made Buffalo sauce, as well as choosing prime Australian speck that is the same measurements as its American variant for the six-hour smoked pork ribs.
Stones Corner Festival
Stones Corner Festival has been announced for another year, set to take over the Logan Road precinct on Sunday May 31. The free street party is looking to be the biggest yet, combining craft beer and cider, food and live entertainment. There will be a number of offerings from the precinct’s local businesses, the World Food Markets with a variety of stallholders and food trucks, and the opportunity to participate in meet-the-brewer sessions. Live music will be courtesy of local acts Andrew Taylor Music Duo, The Lyrical, Round Mountain Girls and GANGajang, and proceeds from the event will go to charity partner MND and ME Foundation.
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