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Pavement Whispers: Volume 110 February 21
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 110 February 21

From whispers of gourmet providores to free vegan burgers, 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
Neil Perry's Burger Project brings fast food with slow-food values to South Bank
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Neil Perry’s Burger Project brings fast food with slow-food values to South Bank

The word ‘project’ can be pretty daunting. It conjures up memories of dreaded group assignments, or school homework on the riveting Australian wheat industry. But pop the word ‘burger’ in front of it and voila! You absolutely have our undivided attention. Aaannndd it helps if the words ‘Neil Perry’ are associated with it as well. In case you haven’t already figured it out, the renowned Australian chef is bringing his much-loved Burger Project to Brisbane for the first time and you can get a taste as of this Friday February 17. more

Restaurants
JFC Korean fried chicken wings with sweet and spicy sauce
Food & Drink

Go gaga over Gangnam fries and gunpowder chicken ribs at Junk

We’ve been waiting with bated breath for the arrival of one of Maroochydore’s most beloved eateries, and come Friday February 17 our patience will be rewarded. Junk is set to unveil its first Brisbane location this week, wowing tastebuds with its sumptuous selection of Pan-Asian cuisine. If you get steamy over the thought of steamed pork bao buns, go crazy over crispy pork belly or have a voracious appetite for Vietnamese noodle salads, you absolutely must see what Junk’s got in its trunk. more

Providore
Stock up on goodies at South Bank’s new grocer The Pantry on Grey
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Stock up on goodies at South Bank’s new grocer The Pantry on Grey

Like most visitors to South Bank we’ve been gradually craning our necks further skyward, watching as Southpoint nears closer and closer to completion. We can give our necks rest for the moment, as some of the development’s first retailers are on the cusp of opening their doors this Friday. The Pantry on Grey is an expansive and modern providore that is taking a multi-faceted approach to the grocery scene. From cold-pressed juice and cheese to bouquets of flowers and locally sourced meat – The Pantry on Grey has just about anything you could want on your trip to the shops, plus everything you didn’t know you needed until now. more

Cafes
Pablo's Pride with slow-cooked roast beef, pickled jalapenos and provolone
Food & Drink

From breakfast to beer o’clock – Fortitude brings all-day bites to the Valley

Have you heard the word? You know, the F word? No, not that word – we’re referring to Fortitude, the newest joint to open up off Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley. If you’ve yet to experience Fortitude for yourself, perhaps the following can entice you – poke bowls, BBQ pork tacos, three-cheese croque monsieurs, boozy brunch cocktails and a menu dedicated to G&Ts. With a bistro and bar menu unlike any we’ve seen to date, Fortitude has got the lot – and we haven’t even told you about half of it. more

The Grocer
The Weekend Series: five of the best food shows to kick-start your hunger
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The Weekend Series: five of the best food shows to kick-start your hunger

Forget My Kitchen Rules, Huey’s Cooking Adventures and Ready Steady Cook – when we refer to food shows we’re talking about the cream of the crop. When we sit down to watch chefs at play, we not only want insights into the world of fine dining – we want food porn of epic proportions. We want to drool. Thankfully there are a bunch of shows out there that can cater to our insatiable food lust. Sit back, relax and take in the culinary beauty that these shows have to offer. more

Cafes
The Yiros Shop
Food & Drink

The round-up: ten cheap inner-city lunches for a tenner or less

Put your hands up if you’ve ever experienced this harsh reality bite – payday is still a few days away and you’ve been stung by a few unexpected costs (or maybe you indulged in a costly weekend on the town), reducing your bank balance to a shell of its former glory. We’ve all walked down Struggle Street before, but any thrifty eaters will tell you that it’s not the end of the world. If you can’t stomach another stretch of mi goreng for lunch, we’ve put together a nifty list of spots to grab a bite for ten Dollarydoos or less. Mark our words – the cheaper the grub doesn’t mean the lesser the quality. You can get a bomb feed in Brisbane’s inner city for just a tenner and here is the proof. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 109 February 14
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 109 February 14

From whispers of new foodie precincts to long-awaited dinners, 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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Jack Stone
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Let UberEATS be your wingman this Valentine’s Day
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Let UberEATS be your wingman this Valentine’s Day

Hey, you – you know that Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, right? Has it slipped your mind? Don’t worry – it happens, the most important thing is to not panic. If you haven’t made plans for V Day yet or you and your S.O. simply want to spend a casual night in, UberEATS is stepping up to help all of Brisbane's Casanovas. On Tuesday February 14 UberEATS will be delivering flowers, sweets and meals for two to lovebirds all around town, so all you have to do is buy a card. more

Cafes
Enjoy the best from our own backyard at Newstead's Pantry 360
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Enjoy the best from our own backyard at Newstead’s Pantry 360

We’ve said it once, we’ll say it a thousand times. Queensland has some of Australia’s best produce – hands down! We no longer have to point to individual producers as cases to prove it – Newstead's Pantry 360 has brought the best of them together to make it easier on us all. Some of the finest produce in the state can be found at the new cafe-meets-grocer, which is stocking choice morsels from within a 360-km radius of Brisbane, while also creating a menu of top tucker from its sizeable haul. more

Bars
Brats, brews and beer yoga on offer at Woolloongabba's The Brat Cave
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Brats, brews and beer yoga on offer at Woolloongabba’s The Brat Cave

If you – like us – have found yourself craving a snack in the Valley or on Caxton Street after a few libations, the Brat Haus is practically your second home. An emporium of delicious German bratwurst, knackwurst, kranskis, schnitzel and beer, Brat Haus has long been ensuring bellies are full and smiles are wide, and now the Germanic goodness is coming to Woolloongabba with a new (wunder)bar. The Brat Cave will be slinging fresh brats and cold beers from today – and yes, there will be yoga. more

Cafes
Newstead's Oliver James Coffee and Furniture pairs bespoke fixtures with specialty java
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Newstead’s Oliver James Coffee and Furniture pairs bespoke fixtures with specialty java

If you consider yourself well acquainted with Brisbane’s best cafes and bars, there’s a good chance you’ve parked your caboose on some furniture crafted by Woodsters. The skilled mind and hands behind the notable furniture and carpentry outfitter is now trying his hand at hospitality, pairing specialty coffee with his own custom furniture in what can best be described as a functional showroom. more

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The round-up: steamy places to make a (food) baby this Valentine’s Day
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The round-up: steamy places to make a (food) baby this Valentine’s Day

After French, Italian, Portuguese and the other ‘romantic’ dialects, food is the preeminent language of love. As we all know the way to someone’s heart is through the stomach, so with that in mind why not consider spoiling your better half with a sumptuous feast this Valentine’s Day? Whether you feel like spilling your deepest desire over a succulent steak or are compelled to give your S.O. a 'pizza your heart', make the night extra special with a meal that neither of you is likely to forget. more

Recipes
The Weekend Series: desk lunches that don’t suck courtesy of Lettuce Lunch
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The Weekend Series: desk lunches that don’t suck courtesy of Lettuce Lunch

There’s nothing worse than being (figuratively) chained to your work desk all through lunch. Whether it be because of tight deadlines or simply a mountain of work that must get done, sometimes it’s not feasible to go out for lunch when you want. Desk lunches are an unfortunate necessity of office life, but it’s rarely a source of culinary inspiration. If your desk neighbour is giving you some fierce food envy with their freshly bought lunch or you are sick of your bland sandwiches and tinned tuna, we suggest improving your meal prep game. We recruited the services of Carlton Talbot of Lettuce Lunch to give us some killer recipes to try. Lettuce Lunch is a thriving recipe repository that educates thousands on nifty vegetarian meals that are perfect for work. Without further ado, here are five lunch boxes that’ll be the talk of the office – we guarantee it. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 108 February 7
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 108 February 7

From whispers of ice-cream festivals to New York 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

Cafes
Mylk + Ko delivers red-velvet waffles and Golden Gaytime bowls to New Farm
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Mylk + Ko delivers red-velvet waffles and Golden Gaytime bowls to New Farm

As anyone who has started and failed a healthy eating resolution will tell you, eating right isn’t always stimulating to the taste palate. Thankfully for us picky eaters, eating wholesome food doesn’t have to mean steamed broccoli for every meal. Mylk + Ko on Merthyr Road is making eating mindfully easy with a range of colourful and tasty dishes that go far beyond acai bowls (they’ve got those too). Sure, red velvet waffles and stacked milkshakes don’t sound like they’d be good for your waistline, but you’d be surprised. Mylk + Ko is opening today (Thursday February 2) and is ready to enlighten you. more

Restaurants
Southside favourite Momo Chicken & Beer opens Momo Chicken City
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Southside favourite Momo Chicken & Beer opens Momo Chicken City

It's pretty hard to resist fried chicken. You know when it's coming – that delicious intoxicating scent wafts through the air, a smell unlike any other, beckoning you towards the golden crispy goodness that awaits. If your stomach isn't rumbling at that thought, then it might be time for you to leave this page. Because the next couple of paragraphs – and Brisbane City's newest eatery – are dedicated to finger-lickin' Korean fried chicken. more

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Harajuku Gyoza's pork gyoza bento box
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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

Bars
Fortitude Valley's music mecca The Zoo set to debut its new and improved look
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Fortitude Valley’s music mecca The Zoo set to debut its new and improved look

One of Brisbane’s oldest and most beloved live music venues is getting a new lease on life. The Zoo has been given a serious sprucing to make it more comfortable for punters and bands, incorporating some slick new elements without sacrificing any of the rough and tumble charm that has made it the go-to spot to catch live music for the past 25 years. While the look is being kept under wraps until the relaunch on Saturday February 4, we’ve got the scoop on what you can expect. more