Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 303 April 13
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 303 April 13

From news of Siffredi's and Alba's Sunday session collab to a new brunch spot coming to Wilston, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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
Colour and character – introducing Biànca, the peach-hued beauty from the Agnes and sAme sAme team
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Colour and character – introducing Biànca, the peach-hued beauty from the Agnes and sAme sAme team

Just when we thought we'd managed to catch our breath after the whirlwind launch of Agnes last year, the team behind one of 2020's biggest restaurant openings is stepping up to the plate once again. This time, the heralded hospitality group is trying its hand at Italian with Biànca – a slick eatery located just off James Street that boasts a colourful complexion plus a menu of trattoria classics and cocktails that showcase the fun and frivolous side of Italian cuisine. more

Cafes
Now open – Nodo expands its brunch and doughnut empire with new Hawthorne cafe
Food & Drink

Now open – Nodo expands its brunch and doughnut empire with new Hawthorne cafe

Few things can brighten our day quite like a gluten-free doughnut from Nodo. Also, nothing makes our week like hearing that Nodo has opened in Hawthorne! That's right – the incredibly popular cafe and gluten-free doughnut dispensary has unveiled its slick new digs on Hawthorne Road, bringing along its full range of brilliant brunch bites, invigorating coffee and, you guessed it, its range of no-dough doughnuts. Take a peek inside ... more

Casual Dining
Sweet dreams (are made of this) – South Bank welcomes dessert dispensary Ice Dream
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Sweet dreams (are made of this) – South Bank welcomes dessert dispensary Ice Dream

Ice-cream is amazing by itself, but it's hard to deny that just about every scoop of ice-cream can be improved with a tasteful (and tasty) topping. But what if the topping was weaved into the ice-cream itself? We're not talking about crudely crushed and mashed in confections – think ingredients smoothly blended and imbued in each spiral of soft-serve. Ice Dream in South Bank has taken some cues from international dessert trends for its Grey Street pop-up, where all sorts of tasty combinations are whipped up in a flash. more

Casual Dining
Lunch sorted – Bowen Hills scores two-in-one pit-stop Soul Black and Uno Sushi
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Lunch sorted – Bowen Hills scores two-in-one pit-stop Soul Black and Uno Sushi

Sure, coffee and sushi might be an odd combo if you consume both at once, but when it comes to our top grab-and-go picks, each respective choice ranks highly. Bowen Hills is the lucky beneficiary of new eateries Soul Black and Uno Sushi, a new two-for-one destination serving – you guessed it – specialty coffee and Japanese fare. Perfect for morning pick-me-ups and hearty midday munching, this tandem is shaping up to be quite the harmonious union. more

Food News
Put your pedal to the metal – a lasagne drive-through has landed in Brisbane
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Put your pedal to the metal – a lasagne drive-through has landed in Brisbane

Like a certain orange feline, we have an unhealthy obsession with lasagne. If we could sleep in a bed of lasagne, we would – and we would eat ourselves out of it in the morning too. If you share our unequivocal adoration for the cheesy carb creation, then we have some truly great news for you. The culinary geniuses at DALTON Catering (the new owners of CJs pasta) are dishing up kilograms upon kilograms of the saucy stuff via a super convenient lasagne drive-through. Before you hop in the car and start drifting corners Vin Diesel-style, let us divulge a few important details ... more

Food News
Dreams do come true – two cult faves combine for Cadbury's new Caramilk Marble chocolate block
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Dreams do come true – two cult faves combine for Cadbury’s new Caramilk Marble chocolate block

This time last year, we were in the midst of very uncertain times. The beloved treat slingers at Cadbury were there to comfort us through this difficult period, offering solace by reviving their iconic Marble block (bless their cotton socks). This year, the dessert kingpin has decided to up the ante for its newest creation by combining two of our favourite flavours. Please give a warm welcome to Cadbury's newest chocolate block – Caramilk Marble. more


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Best of Brisbane
You tell us – where can you find the best parmy in Brisbane?
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You tell us – where can you find the best parmy in Brisbane?

Ah, the humble parmigiana – the classic Aussie pub staple has gone through more than its fair share of gastronomic makeovers, but the iconic combination of a juicy crumbed chicken breast topped with rich napoli sauce, a slab of ham and oodles of bubbling cheese is impossible to beat. We’re not here to chew your ear off about how great parmies are (you’re already aware) – we want to know where you can find the best parmy in Brisbane. Here at The Weekend Edition, we take our food research very seriously but we ultimately know that it is you, dear readers, who have been chowing down on parmies across all corners of Brisbane. So, please tell us – where can we score the ultimate in the pub-feed hierarchy? Let us know in the form below! Brisbane's Best Parmy Voting Form 2021 … more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 302 April 6
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 302 April 6

From news of Mica Brasserie's new viennoiserie, pastry and coffee outpost for Brisbane City to a birria-themed taco pop-up in Woolloongabba, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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
Old world meets new at Brisbane City's Leonard's Bar & Bistro and Dawn on Spencer
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Old world meets new at Brisbane City’s Leonard’s Bar & Bistro and Dawn on Spencer

Last week Brisbane City's dining scene welcomed a newcomer to its midst, one that has put its own singular stamp on one of The City's most hallowed restaurant spaces. New York and Paris-inspired bistro Leonard's and laneway bar Dawn on Spencer have officially launched in the old Urbane and The Euro space on Mary Street, showcasing a multifaceted drinking and dining offering curated by a group that's earned its bread and butter by raising the standard of hospitality across the nation. more

The Grocer
Stress-free spaghetti – Siffredi's launches a range of takeaway goodies
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Stress-free spaghetti – Siffredi’s launches a range of takeaway goodies

Though we spent much of our 2020 lockdown trying our hand at pasta making and nailing our bolognese and cacio e pepe recipes, we readily admit that it's hard to beat pasta made by professionals. While this three-day lockdown might not be enough to encourage us to dust off the pasta machine once more, we can still enjoy top-grade pasta at home courtesy of Siffredi's brand-new range of takeaway packs. Here's the low-down on what the team is dishing up from today ... more

Bars
The round-up: what's open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend

Well, it was touch-and-go for a few days there, but it seems like Easter is going ahead for 2021! While it's perfectly acceptable to stay in and devour chocolate for four days straight, we know many of you are itching to enjoy some real food and drink. Thankfully you don’t need to go on hunt to find places open over the 2021 Easter long weekend – you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a lengthy list of places that will be trading from Good Friday to Easter Monday, from coffee spots to restaurants and everything in between. more

Food News
Let them eat cake – make your next celebration easy peasy with dessert from The Stores Grocer
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Let them eat cake – make your next celebration easy peasy with dessert from The Stores Grocer

Have you tried and failed at making a creation from the famed Women's Weekly Birthday Cake Book? Buttered up Betty Crocker for some box-mix cupcakes that didn't turn out quite right? Fear not, amateur bakers, and let the professionals at The Stores Grocer handle this situation. With a touch of sugar, spice and everything nice, the culinary wizards at the West End foodie haven are skilled hands at throwing together the ingredients, firing up the oven and watching creations rise. Here's a taste of what they have been whipping up ... more

Food News
Bye, mother – get your homemade bread started with these nifty Sourdough Flakes
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Bye, mother – get your homemade bread started with these nifty Sourdough Flakes

Most of us tried our hands at a bit of at-home bread making last year, which resulted in some differing results – especially if we couldn't get hold of some sacred sourdough starter. While the majority of us quickly gave up on our quest for mother dough, a group of professional bakers got busy whipping up sourdough starters in flake form to make our lives (and loaves) a little easier. So, dust off the ol' apron and start heating up the oven again friends, as it's time to get baking with Sourdough Flakes. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 301 March 30
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 301 March 30

From news of a brand-new wine bar for Paddington to a second brewpub in the works for a booming Brisbane brewery, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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

Curb your lockdown blues with free delivery from Deliveroo and DoorDash
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Curb your lockdown blues with free delivery from Deliveroo and DoorDash

Although absolutely necessary, the three-day lockdown Brisbane is about to endure is a real bummer – especially so close to Easter. While we're not exactly chuffed at the prospect of retreating to our domiciles for 72 hours, Deliveroo is making the sting a bit easier to bear. The delivery service is doing away with its delivery fee for the duration of the lockdown, encouraging locals to avoid the panic-buying rush and support local. more

Restaurants
Introducing Frankie's Smokehouse – the barbecue joint boasting a three-tonne smoker
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Introducing Frankie’s Smokehouse – the barbecue joint boasting a three-tonne smoker

If you've cruised down Woolloongabba's Stanley Street strip at any point over the past six months, you might have caught a whiff of ironbark smoke wafting through the air. This woody scent emanates from an eight-and-a-half-metre long custom smoker called Frankenstein – the gargantuan contraption responsible for lovingly cooking the barbecued delights at Frankie's Smokehouse. Since opening in October, this family-run operation has been inundated by hordes of meat-loving patrons, each one salivating at the sight of sliced brisket, mounds of pulled pork, tender beef short ribs and loaded fries. more

Cafes
Munch on tip-top toasties at Woolloongabba's new snack spot Kould Be Anywhere
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Munch on tip-top toasties at Woolloongabba’s new snack spot Kould Be Anywhere

Sure, you've probably had plenty of toasted sandwiches in your lifetime, but have you ever had a toastie made for you by a chef with Michelin-starred experience? That's the sort of experience you're in for a Kould Be Anywhere – the brand-new coffee and snack spot from Scott Webster. This cosy nook is not only raising the standard for grab-and-go eats, but is also doubling as a showroom of sorts for Scott's hireable culinary skills and his style of memorable private-dining events. more