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Pavement Whispers: Volume 203 December 18
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 203 December 18

From whispers of leafy new eateries to poolside breakfasts, 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
Howard Smith Wharves welcomes modern Greek taverna Greca
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Howard Smith Wharves welcomes modern Greek taverna Greca

The last two weeks of rapid-fire openings at Howard Smith Wharves have left us giddy with excitement and it's not stopping any time soon – this weekend will mark the arrival of Jonathan Barthelmess’ highly anticipated new restaurant, Greca. After conquering the tastebuds of Sydney and Tokyo, Jonathan has come to Brisbane, bringing with him tonnes of taramasalata, a surplus of saganaki and deluge of dolmades. Greca officially opens on Saturday December 8, but we couldn’t resist the chance to get in early to have a closer look. more

Providore
Pasta laboratory Ripiena officially opens in Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Pasta laboratory Ripiena officially opens in Fortitude Valley

Making pasta is easy to learn but hard to master, meaning that crafting the best pasta is a skill akin to high art. While too modest to claim a mastery of the pasta-making craft, Nicoló Campagnari is no doubt exceptionally skilled at making mouth-watering tortellini and agnolotti. Today, Monday December 10, Nicoló and Anita Campagnari are opening Ripiena in Fortitude Valley. Ripiena is a hole-in-the-wall pasta joint looking to prove that the perfect pasta is best made (and served) in an uncomplicated manner, letting exceptional ingredients speak for themselves. more

Food News
The round-up: Brisbane’s best boozy brunches
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best boozy brunches

When it comes to little indulgences, one of the greatest gifts in the world is a good brunch. You get the benefits of a sleep-in combined with the deliciousness that is breakfast food – what could possibly top that? Well friends, the answer is alcohol. Thanks to that glorious mid-morning grey area, treating yourself to a few delicious tipples in the a.m suddenly becomes socially acceptable. If this sounds like your scene, we’ve hunted down Brisbane’s best boozy brunches where the eats and drinks work together to make your day infinitely better – bottoms up! more

Bars
It's playtime – Welcome to Bowen Hills shows off its new arcade
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It’s playtime – Welcome to Bowen Hills shows off its new arcade

King Street’s food-truck hub is capping off the year with a new look and some engaging entertainment options. Welcome to Bowen Hills has undergone a sprucing, and with this new vibe comes a host of arcade machines. From Air hockey and pinball to giant chess and PacMan, Welcome to Bowen Hills now has everything to keep you occupied on a night out. more

The Grocer
Stock up on pepperberry goats cheese from Meredith Dairy
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Stock up on pepperberry goats cheese from Meredith Dairy

It’s unlikely us Queenslanders would encounter wild pepperberries, seeing as its native to Tasmania. That won’t stop it being the spice of the season, especially if Meredith Dairy has anything to do with it. The specialty cheese and yoghurt outfit is using the pepperberry to imbue its goats cheese with an addictive and quintessentially Australian flavour. If you’re in charge of putting on the snack spread this festive season, this one is sure to please. more

Bars
Soapbox Beer announces its arrival in the heart of Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Soapbox Beer announces its arrival in the heart of Fortitude Valley

Scott Robertson and Luke Nixon are two craft-beer enthusiasts with something to say. They reckon beer should be approachable and playful, eschewing the mainstream formula with some brewed-in quirkiness to keep tastebuds interested. Instead of standing on a street corner and vying for your attention like a town crier, the duo transformed their metaphorical soapbox into a brewery of their own on Fortitude Valley’s Gipps Street, where drinkable statements are being offered to the public from tomorrow, Thursday December 13. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 202 December 11
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 202 December 11

From whispers of riverside wine bars to Japanese pastry sensations, 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

Valentino Marcattilii
To stay at the same level until now, you need to treat every guest as the same. The quality of the food needs to be the same, the produce needs to be the best available and the staff need to be trained properly ... ~ Valentino Marcattilii more
Restaurants
Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina opens its colour-soaked digs on King Street
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Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina opens its colour-soaked digs on King Street

From giant glasses of frozen margarita and unlimited corn chips and salsa to gargantuan servings of nachos and fat burritos, anyone that has been to an El Camino Cantina knows it doesn’t do things by halves. Inspired by the neon-lit eateries of the Lone Star State, Rockpool Dining Group’s vibrant concept looks to offer an authentic Tex-Mex experience – plating up dishes synonymous with the popular border cuisine. El Camino Cantina kicks of its three-day opening fiesta this evening, showcasing its jam-packed menu to Brisbane eaters for the first time. more

Bars
Get a glimpse at Howard Smith Wharves' overwater bar Mr Percival's
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Get a glimpse at Howard Smith Wharves’ overwater bar Mr Percival’s

Following hot on the heels of the gangbuster opening weekend of Felons Brewing Co., the Howard Smith Wharves precinct is looking to go two-for-two with its brand-new bar Mr Percival’s. An adventurous architectural endeavour, this world-class octagonal bar and eatery sits above the lapping waters of the Brisbane River, uniting European flair with a resonant Brisbane-inspired familiarity. Mr Percival’s officially opens its doors at 8:00 pm tonight, Thursday November 29, but we’ve got a the sneak peek inside for you ahead of another record-setting weekend. more

Cafes
Enjoy brunch with The Bard at Kenmore's Method to the Madness
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Enjoy brunch with The Bard at Kenmore’s Method to the Madness

To brunch, or not to brunch, that is the question. Well, as far as deep philosophical questions go, it’s not much of a head scratcher – we’ll choose to brunch every time. The real question is where? Kenmore residents awoke on Monday with a new cafe its midst – one with a cheeky Shakespearean lean and a menu of honest and creative fare that’ll have you monologuing in delight. more

Cafes
The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you

Here at The Weekend Edition, we’re huge fans of the fun lunch. Sure, we have our fair share of desk-bound leftovers and toasted sandwiches, but we jump at the opportunity to explore our culinary horizons when the midday pangs hit. If your two-day-old salad is looking a little limp, we’ve got ten toothsome ideas to bring your lunchtime back to life. Presenting Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as voted by you, our readers, in The Weekend Edition’s 11th annual EAT/drink Awards in 2018. more

Food News
The round-up: 2018's must-try new openings on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: 2018’s must-try new openings on the Gold Coast

Heading to the Gold Coast during the festive season? Whether you're venturing down for a day trip, a cheeky overnighter or an extended vacay, you're going to want to eat and drink – and there are a bunch of new additions that we think you should know about. It's been a big year for the Gold Coast, with fine diners, southern bakehouses, rooftop bars and more arriving throughout the year. It can be hard to keep up, so we've put together a handy list of some of our favourite openings on the coast this year, all for your eating and drinking pleasure. more

Bars
The round-up: Brisbane's must-try openings of 2018
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The round-up: Brisbane’s must-try openings of 2018

Phew, what a year it’s been! We’re only a few weeks away from the festive season and the New Year’s celebrations, but it seems like there’s still so much more to cram in before 2018 wraps up for good. Thankfully we’ve got some much-needed holiday time on the horizon, which should allow us to take a breath and look back at everything that’s happened this year. If you’ve been too busy to cast your eyes north, you might not have noticed Brisbane’s banner year in terms of new openings. Bars, cafes, hotels, restaurants – 2018 was a boom year for top-tier hospitality arrivals. If you’re planning a trip up the M1 over summer, pencil a stop or three at some of the best new openings in Brisbane over the past 12 months. more

Treats
Holey smokes! Doughnut Time is back with four new stores
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Holey smokes! Doughnut Time is back with four new stores

Doughnut Time’s shocking collapse left many stunned in its aftermath. Out of nowhere we were stricken by the sudden absence of the brand’s delightfully sweet treats, which had become a nation-wide phenomenon seemingly overnight. Enterprising gent Pete Andros couldn’t sit idly by and let a good thing fade away so quickly – not when hordes of doughnut lovers were left wanting. Pete has picked up the Doughnut Time baton, rejuvenating the brand and relaunching it with four new stores across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, complete with a collection of classic Doughnut Time flavours and some inventive additions. more

The Grocer
Clean eating made convenient – Nourish’d delivers hearty and healthy meals straight to your door
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Clean eating made convenient – Nourish’d delivers hearty and healthy meals straight to your door

Let’s be honest – in our extremely time-poor society, the struggle to eat well can be extremely real. For those willing to sacrifice half of a precious Sunday to meal prep, we salute you – but the rest of us would like something a little more convenient, thank you very much. If you’ve been looking for a speedy solution to your mealtime woes, the answer is here – Nourish’d has got your back with a whopping range of hearty, healthy and ready-to-eat meals delivered straight to your door. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 201 December 4
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 201 December 4

From whispers of intimate ten-seater restaurants to new yakitori bars, 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
West End icon The Boundary Hotel reopens after a modern rejuvenation
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West End icon The Boundary Hotel reopens after a modern rejuvenation

Never Been Kissed, She’s All That, Grease, Clueless. These classic movies have one thing in common – they all feature a stunning makeover moment. We’re suckers for a head-to-toe overhaul, which is why we’ve been champing at the bit to get a look at The Boundary Hotel’s new look. The storied boozer has been undergoing a modernisation of sorts in recent months, and now the pub is officially opening its doors to the public today, Thursday November 29. From a brand-new rooftop bar to a hot-to-trot pizzeria, The Boundary Hotel’s new amenities are looking to invigorate the venue’s appeal without sacrificing the honest vibes that made it a West End staple for more than a century. more

Cafes
Go nuts for doughnuts – nodo brings its coveted treats and brilliant brunch to Camp Hill
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Go nuts for doughnuts – nodo brings its coveted treats and brilliant brunch to Camp Hill

From buzz-worthy gluten-free doughnut stall to Brisbane’s best cafe, the nodo story is one for the ages. Over four years, Kate Williams has nurtured and grown nodo into the heralded institution we’re all familiar with – perennially popular and effortlessly cool. nodo’s long-awaited new locale at the Camp Hill Marketplace opened this week, pairing its menu of colourful and inspired brunch eats (and its wildly popular array of gluten-free doughnuts, of course) with an airy open-plan cafe space in the heart of one of Brisbane’s most rapidly evolving suburbs. more