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Pavement Whispers: Volume 155 January 16
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 155 January 16

From whispers of Brisbane's first gin festival to Fonzie Abbott's brewery plans, 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
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

Cafes
Start your day the Italian way with help from Nonna's Deli in South Bank
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Start your day the Italian way with help from Nonna’s Deli in South Bank

It’s never a good idea to skip breakfast. We know, we know – sometimes we get too busy to even consider preparing and eating a meal during our morning rush, but if we can make time to grab a coffee then we’ve got time to get a snack along with it. Come Tuesday January 16, a new South Bank spot is bringing a distinctly Italian spin to grab-and-go eats. The team behind venues Olé, Mucho Mexicano and Mister Paganini will soon open a new concept that will give South Bank locals a chance to enjoy breakfast with an authentic twist. Nonna’s Deli will be hawking everything from coffee and milkshakes to paninis, focaccias, sandwiches and classic sit-down options – as well as an alluring selection of items that you’ve never seen before. more

Cafes
Pull up a seat at West End’s charming new eatery Table 26
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Pull up a seat at West End’s charming new eatery Table 26

Residents of the new Pradella development on Duncan Street in West End woke up to the aromatic scent of fresh coffee at the tail-end of December when Table 26 kicked off its service. The brainchild of a seasoned hospitality veteran, Table 26 is a consummate cafe that plates up classic fare with tantalising twists, friendly and personable service and a family-centric ethos that will have you wishing this was your local. more

Restaurants
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

Bars
Feasts worth flying for – the year's most exciting interstate openings
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Feasts worth flying for – the year’s most exciting interstate openings

The new year has well and truly arrived, and we are more than ready to embrace all that it will bring – especially to our stomachs – with open arms and mouths. While it’s already set to be an exciting year of food in Brisbane (refer to our list of upcoming openings), it should also be a year of expanding our culinary horizons. This year our resolution is to explore more of our own country – you know we’re going to be doing a whole lot of eating everywhere we go and we implore you to do the same. Here are some of the top new Australian restaurants of 2017 outside of Queensland that we just can’t wait to try. more

The Grocer
Spice up your home cooking with a dash of Long Chim's own Aahaarn Sriracha
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Spice up your home cooking with a dash of Long Chim’s own Aahaarn Sriracha

When David Thompson first came across the beloved condiment sriracha, it was a life-changing experience. After that first blissful introduction, the sauce soon became the lifeblood of his thriving culinary empire. The exact intoxicating condiment that David fell in love with could only be obtained at one market in Si Racha, south of Bangkok, so David committed himself to making trips to stock up regularly. Now, David is giving us the chance to take his preferred brand home, unveiling Aaharn Sririacha, which is available at his Long Chim restaurants across Australia. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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There are societal shifts at work that impact whether we want to drink alcohol or not and are resulting in us drinking less and drinking better ... ~ Ben Branson more
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 154 January 9
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 154 January 9

From whispers of doughy dreams to plant-based degustations, 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
Classic choices with new-school flair – Ol' School brings quality fish and chips (and truffle chip butties) to South Brisbane
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Classic choices with new-school flair – Ol’ School brings quality fish and chips (and truffle chip butties) to South Brisbane

Forget your numbered ticket and hot box filled with Chiko Rolls and battered savs – this is fish and chips done the Ol' School way. The boutique fish and chippery has opened under Mirvac’s Art House development on Hope Street, just around the corner from Fish Lane, serving up all of the best bits of nostalgic fish and chips but prepared with modern techniques and proper fish preparation. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s best healthy eating spots as voted by you
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best healthy eating spots as voted by you

Look, we won’t lie – publishing this list at the beginning of the year is a calculated move. It’s resolutions time, which means that many of us will examine our diets and look to make a change for the better. While cooking healthy at home is crucial to seeing positive results, it’s easier than ever to eat healthy while out and about. Last year we announced the winners of the EAT/drink Food Awards, which included Brisbane’s best healthy eats. We’ve decided to release the top ten vote getters from last year’s awards, giving you a bona fide resource for your resolution success. more

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A lobster roll and champagne pop-up has landed on the Gold Coast
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A lobster roll and champagne pop-up has landed on the Gold Coast

Lobster lovers, start licking your buttery lips. A pop-up restaurant serving hot lobster rolls with truffle fries and Veuve Clicquot champagne has landed on the Gold Coast. After sell-out pop-ups in Sydney and Melbourne, popular temporary restaurant Lobster Shack will hit Broadbeach this Friday January 5, operating daily until January 28. more

Bars
Scope out Libertine's new outdoor cocktail and snack nook Bar Jardin
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Scope out Libertine’s new outdoor cocktail and snack nook Bar Jardin

Have you seen Libertine lately? The Petrice Terrace mainstay has got something new going on. No, the acclaimed fare is the same, as is the seductive and sophisticated interior. Libertine has entered the new year with a brand-new outdoor bar area that is catering to the late-night snack set with aplomb. Bar Jardin at Libertine whipping up stellar cocktails and cooking up bar snacks that are just as appetising as the main fare – though with the added benefit of outdoor dining regardless of weather. more

Restaurants
House of flavour – Casa Cibo opens up its new Chermside digs
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House of flavour – Casa Cibo opens up its new Chermside digs

In one of the biggest years in the suburb’s history, Chermside is capping off 2017 with a bang. After months of anticipation, Casa Cibo has finally opened its doors, welcoming hungry hordes to come in and try its menu on for size. Fill your stomach with ambrosial anipasti, perfect pizza and pasta and seductive sips – Casa Cibo should be at the top of your list if Italian cuisine is your game. more

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Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.
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The round-up: what’s open on New Year’s Day 2018

We’re more than ready to see the end of 2017 – the year that seemed to hang around like a bad smell. We never need an excuse to party, but New Year’s Eve is set to be a particularly big one. That means we’ll need somewhere to rest our sore heads on New Year’s Day. Perhaps you had an early night and are keen for a well-rested start to the year, perhaps you haven’t been to bed yet – regardless of how you rang in the New Year, you’re going to need to eat at some point. These spots will be open and willing to help you shake off the dust from your night of revelry and start the year properly.   more

Bars
Junk
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The round-up: what’s open on Boxing Day 2017

The presents have been unwrapped, the fridge is full of Christmas lunch leftovers and the food coma has subsided – that must mean it’s Boxing Day! The oft-forgotten member of the festive holiday family is great for rest and relaxation, catching the Boxing Day blockbusters at the cinema, shopping up a storm at the sales and for watching the start of the Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race, but it’s also a great day for dining. We’ve assembled a list of venues that are trading on Boxing Day if you are keen to keep the festive cheer going a little while longer. more

Cafes
The round-up: where to get coffee on Christmas Day
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The round-up: where to get coffee on Christmas Day

If there's one day of the year you need really need that coffee kickstart, it's Christmas Day. If you're all out of beans at home and couldn't possibly fathom a cup of Moccona there is no need to fear – a few heroes around town are sacrificing their Christmas morning (and some all day!) to make sure you get your sweet, sweet dose of the good stuff. No need to roam the streets aimlessly sniffing for fresh brews, we've done the hard work and found where to get coffee on Christmas Day. more

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Detour
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The year in review: what you loved in 2017

What. A. Year! Although 2017 has flown by, we’re still amazed by all of the fantastic things we got to experience throughout the year. Brisbane boomed with all sorts of happenings, from new bars and eateries to killer events to some massive news-worthy bombshells that already have us looking ahead with anticipation. We figured the best way to recap the year that was is to list what resonated with you the most over the past 12 months. Without further ado, here is the best of 2017! more