Bars
Rocking the suburbs – Everton Plaza's Park Lane celebrates the opening of its first wave of retailers
Food & Drink

Rocking the suburbs – Everton Plaza’s Park Lane celebrates the opening of its first wave of retailers

A considerable stir was caused across Brisbane's northern suburbs when Everton Plaza initially announced plans for a brand-new addition to its dining and shopping hub and now, after a year of waiting, the first retailers of the anticipated Park Lane precinct are opening to the public. Complementing the existing Everton Plaza retail portion (anchored by Coles and many existing long-term tenants), the new retail village features many of the area's original elements. COMUNiTI (formerly known as MARSDEN Collective) has overseen the design, accentuating the area's original architectural facade with contemporary touches. The resulting precinct is shaping up to be an impressive blend of old and new, with Park Lane's first wave of retailers looking to set the standard for what is still to come. more

Casual Dining
Taro's Ramen brings its brothy goodness to Stones Corner
Food & Drink

Taro’s Ramen brings its brothy goodness to Stones Corner

The past few months have seen plenty of activity from the Taro’s Ramen crew. After transforming Taro’s Express on Edward Street into a wholly vegan outlet, the team was given the sad news that the beloved-yet-temporary location would be reclaimed and renovated sooner than expected. The closure spurred owner Taro Akimoto into action, seeking a new spot to implement his brand and keep his Edward Street family employed. The City’s loss is Stones Corner’s gain – Taro’s Ramen opened a brand-new store on Old Cleveland Road, bringing with it Taro’s exceptionally nourishing noodles and bone-warming broth. more

Cafes
The sweetest thing – The Cupcake Patisserie opens a brand-new treat haven in Albion
Food & Drink

The sweetest thing – The Cupcake Patisserie opens a brand-new treat haven in Albion

It’s hard to improve upon the culinary majesty that is the humble cake, but when it comes to pleasing all comers, we’re much more inclined to suggest that a box of cupcakes is a far better option. The exhilarating feeling we get from opening the lid on a box of freshly made treats is almost unparalleled, which is why we squealed in collective excitement when The Cupcake Patisserie opened a gorgeous cake store in Albion. Boasting a salivation-inducing selection of sugary delights, energising coffee, and a delightful space in which to snack, this pink-fronted nook is well worth a dessert detour. more

Best of Brisbane
Maeve | Brisbane's best late-night dining | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best late-night dining spots

The sun set hours ago, most restaurants are closing but you still haven’t had dinner. A few years ago this situation would typically lead to some dire, regret-inducing fast food desperation, but no more! Now there are more and more eateries opening into the wee hours to ensure we never have to settle for something unsatisfactory. If your stomach is rumbling later than usual, cast your glance over this list of Brisbane’s best late-night dining spots to get your grub on after dark. more

Providore
The Weekend Series: five hot chocolate brands for a winter's night in
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: five hot chocolate brands for a winter’s night in

Brisbane’s winters may be fleeting and relatively painless, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take advantage of the bounties of the season. We’re talking mulled wine, belly-warming carbs and the high priestess of winter treats, hot chocolate. We’ve slurped our way through countless cups to determine five hot choccy brands you should be stocking in your pantry for the chilly months ahead. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 227 June 18
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 227 June 18

From whispers of a minimalist Cali-Mex eatery for The Valley to a big cross-river move for Charboys 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


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Tom Champion
The best part of the Brisbane scene is there are clearly more drinkers who are happy to roll the dice and try something new and challenge themselves ... ~ Tom Champion more
Casual Dining
From the coast to California Lane – Raw + Rice opens its first poke spot in The Valley
Food & Drink

From the coast to California Lane – Raw + Rice opens its first poke spot in The Valley

Since opening their first dedicated poke bar in Mooloolaba in 2017, the enterprising minds behind Raw + Rice have cornered the poké market across the Sunshine Coast. Last week Raw + Rice unveiled its first Brisbane location – a chic hole-in-the-wall space in California Lane. The booming alleyway space is a no-brainer option for the coast-born brand, with Raw + Rice’s nutritious, colourful and sustainably minded poke bowls proving the perfect addition to California Lane’s LA-inspired palm-tree aesthetic. more

Cafes
Escape the bustle at Paddington's hidden oasis Rosa' Bloom Cafe
Food & Drink

Escape the bustle at Paddington’s hidden oasis Rosa’ Bloom Cafe

Tucked away behind Rosalie’s busy Nash Street strip is one of Brisbane’s newest pastel-coloured pamper palaces, one where relaxed vibes and picture-perfect surrounds combine to heighten indulgence to new levels. At the beginning of June, B Indulged Clinic unveiled its chic cafe and event space addition Rosa' Bloom – a leafy nook where customers and newcomers can kick back with a coffee or a colourful concoction, leaving the bustle of the outside world far behind. more

The Grocer
The Weekend Series: five craft sodas and mixers you should stock at home
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: five craft sodas and mixers you should stock at home

Shake up your soda game with these artisan antidotes sure to add the perfect finishing touch to your cocktails, mocktails and everything in between. From native Australian botanicals to the finest international ingredients, these craft sodas and mixers have placed quality and flavour at the forefront, and done away with the overloaded sweeteners and artificial additives. Now the teetotallers can enjoy as much flavour and complexity as their boozy counterparts, while those after a tipple can ensure their mixers are worthy of their spirits. Check out some of our favourite craft concoctions below. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 226 June 11
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 226 June 11

From whispers of a multi-faceted pub for The Valley to a sizeable Hyde Park-inspired green space for Herston, 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

Bars
Taste the iconic flavours of New York City at Reuben's Deli & Bar in Paddington
Food & Drink

Taste the iconic flavours of New York City at Reuben’s Deli & Bar in Paddington

One of America’s oldest forms of street food is the humble sandwich – a simple menu item that, over time, has become the foundational building block of New York City’s iconic deli scene. Across generations, New York’s Jewish, German, Italian and Latino communities have added their own influences to the bubbling melting pot, creating the current iteration of deli-style dining known far and wide. Reuben’s Deli & Bar is a brand-new bar and eatery that is distilling the recipes and flavours of New York delis into an offering loaded with house-cured pastrami, slow-braised brisket, authentic mustard and plenty of local craft beer to boot. more

Bars
Fortitude Valley scores a secret event space in the form of Concept at Cupo
Food & Drink

Fortitude Valley scores a secret event space in the form of Concept at Cupo

One of Fortitude Valley’s finest event spaces is expanding. The team behind Cupo on McLachlan Street has been hard at work planning for the next phase of its evolution, and stage one has just been revealed. Concept is a brand-new bespoke event space and creative hub open underneath the main event room, custom-fitted to allow for just about any function you could possibly conjure. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: where to find Brisbane's best Italian restaurants
Food & Drink

The round-up: where to find Brisbane’s best Italian restaurants

We've already delivered our verdict on Brisbane's finest pizza parlours and pasta spots, but we couldn't take ourselves seriously if we didn't acknowledge Italian cuisine at large. Brisbane is flush with authentic Italian eateries, from the ultra-modern fine-dining sort to the rustic family-oriented restaurants. If you've been hankering for some hearty fare, it's near impossible to look past Italian. In no particular order, here are some of our picks for Brisbane's best Italian restaurants. Spettacolare! more