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Pavement Whispers: Volume 173 May 22
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 173 May 22

From whispers of this year's Night Noodle Markets to free four-cheese pasta, 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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Good Food Month drops the first glimpse of its tasty 2018 program
Food & Drink

Good Food Month drops the first glimpse of its tasty 2018 program

Every July, Brisbane eaters break free from their mid-winter hibernation to celebrate Good Food Month. With only weeks remaining until Good Food Month hits the eateries of Brisbane on Sunday July 1, our bellies have been rumbling impatiently for news of what to expect. The first announcement of the 2018 program has arrived, bringing word of pasta parties, gourmet surf and turf dinners and the ever-popular Night Noodle Markets. more

Bars
Suburban laneway set for a sprucing with the arrival of Everton Plaza
Food & Drink

Suburban laneway set for a sprucing with the arrival of Everton Plaza

Summer is set to bring a host of new dining options to Everton Park, following the announcement of a new food and drink component to the proposed Everton Plaza development. Several popular retailers have signed on to open new locations in Brisbane’s north, with tenancies inhabiting a smart laneway precinct that will blend past elements with a modern twist. more

Casual Dining
Follow your nose to Short Order's sweet and savoury Newstead sanctuary
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Follow your nose to Short Order’s sweet and savoury Newstead sanctuary

Patrons standing on the corner of Skyring Terrace and Cunningham Street have reported a salivation-inducing scent springing from the newly opened Short Order at Haven Newstead, a smart new grab-and-go concept from the team behind Jocelyn’s Provisions. The overwhelming smell in question is emanating from Short Order’s piping-hot rotisserie, which is luring in patrons by the truckload and wowing them with a selection of savoury eats, take-home meals and smooth coffee. more

Bars
Range Brewing stakes its claim on the craft-beer scene with its modern Newstead brewery
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Range Brewing stakes its claim on the craft-beer scene with its modern Newstead brewery

What do you get when you mix a mechanical engineer and a craft beer industry veteran with a desire to open a brewery? The answer isn’t a joke – you get one of the sharpest and most stylish beverage operations in town. Gerard Martin and Matt McIver are the brains behind Range Brewing – Brisbane’s newest entrant on the craft-beer scene. With a focused and considered approach to all facets of brewing and beer slinging, the Range Brewing team has lovingly crafted their dream operation from the ground up, paying close attention to the finer details to create a unique space and product. more

Restaurants
Hai-Hai Ramen
Food & Drink

The round-up: where to find Brisbane’s best katsu dishes

Let’s face it – few foods aren’t improved after being crumbed and fried. That being said, it’s the particular panko-crumbed goodness of katsu that really butters our bread. From curries to sandwiches, katsu dishes offers plenty of variety – and it’s not just chicken that gets the katsu treatment. If you’re keen to catch katsu fever, we’ve assembled a nifty list of spots that will be able to sate a craving. more

Bars
Ballistic Beer Co turns on the taps at its West End flagship bar
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Ballistic Beer Co turns on the taps at its West End flagship bar

It truly is a golden age for amber-hued libations. Ballistic Beer Co – one of the most popular proponents of Brisbane’s next wave of craft beer – has stepped up its operations a year on from firing up the fermenters at its Salisbury brewery. The burgeoning brewery has expanded its sphere of influence to include a brand-new alehouse and kitchen of its own on Montague Road in West End. If you’re a fan of boilermakers, baller gin and tonics, burgers, bar bites and a bevvy of, well, craft bevvies, there’s a fair chance you’re in for a good time at this watering hole. more


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Recipes
The Weekend Series: five hearty pasta recipes to warm your bones this winter
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The Weekend Series: five hearty pasta recipes to warm your bones this winter

Sure, having a fit rig to strut the sand with come summer is great and all, but what good will abs do when the mercury plummets? This chilly season we’re advocating for the winter bod – that extra bit of cushion that keeps you warm when conditions outside become abominable. Pasta is winter food – through and through – and there’s no dish we’d rather eat for dinner when rugged up and cosy. If you’re keen to jump on the winter bod movement, try these five warming recipes that will keep you from hibernating. more

Bars
The Calile Hotel announces arrival of new food precinct Ada Lane
Food & Drink

The Calile Hotel announces arrival of new food precinct Ada Lane

Following hot on the heels of the announcement of The Calile Hotel’s retail precinct and first permanent restaurant, James Street’s anticipated luxury arrival has revealed details of adjoining hospitality-focused development. Ada Lane will add five new street-level tenancies to the area, creating a micro-precinct dedicated to food and drink. more

Events
Ahh … Greek out! The foodie’s guide to Paniyiri Greek Festival
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Ahh … Greek out! The foodie’s guide to Paniyiri Greek Festival

Mid-year is fast approaching, which means that the weather is getting colder but our anticipation for Paniyiri Greek Festival is heating up. We’re days away from being able to gorge on our favourite Greek cuisine – we’re talking honey puffs, calamari, souvlaki and all of the haloumi. While it’s hard to beat a classic, Greek cuisine has a smorgasbord of bites that are well worth trying, even if it means stepping outside your comfort zone. If you’re eager to make the most of Paniyiri Greek Festival, here is a handy guide to help you navigate the stellar food selection. more

Food News
Stay-cays and laneways – how to see The City with fresh eyes
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Stay-cays and laneways – how to see The City with fresh eyes

If you’ve never entertained the idea of a staycation, we can highly recommend it – playing tourist in your own backyard gives you the opportunity to see things from a totally different perspective. It turns out that one of the best spots for you to spend the night and explore has been hiding in plain sight this whole time – we’re talking about The City. Whether you work in the heart of it or only pop in to shop once in a while, Brisbane’s heart is packed with hidden gems that you might have overlooked – so we’re here to help uncover them. We’ve paired five of The City’s laneways with luxe accommodation to match, so you can plan your perfect stay-cay. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 172 May 15
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 172 May 15

From whispers of James Street's food laneway to a new neighbourhood bar, 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
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Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best restaurants as voted by you

As soon as the gates opened on 2018 we galloped our way into the year. The first order of business was the EAT/drink Awards, which boasted the biggest voter turnout in the history of the awards. As always, people were waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the winners of the marquee categories, headlined by Best Restaurant. The winners and runners-up have been announced, but there were many other fine establishments that still received an overwhelming amount of votes. The top ten is packed with the cream of the crop, so we figured we’d acknowledge Brisbane’s incredible dining scene and list the best restaurants in town, as voted by you! more

Bars
Munich Brauhaus delivers steins, snags and schnitzels to South Bank
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Munich Brauhaus delivers steins, snags and schnitzels to South Bank

One of South Bank's most-anticipated arrivals has finally turned on its taps. Munich Brauhaus – a multi-level beer hall from the Rockpool Dining Group – opened its doors last Friday May 4, wasting no time in kicking off Oktoberfest celebrations months early. The venue is bringing a whole host of Bavarian goods to the table – we’re talking pretzels as big as your face, schnitzels by the score, gargantuan pork knuckles and succulent sausages. Oh, and bier – lots of bier. more

Bars
Swoon over Bowen Hills’ new mod-industrial gin bar Swill
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Swoon over Bowen Hills’ new mod-industrial gin bar Swill

The Bowen Hills boom continues unabated, with a fresh new night spot opening off King Street today, Friday May 4. Hot on the heels of Welcome to Bowen Hills comes Swill, a chic cocktail joint with a strong gin focus, perfect for imbibers that love their botanicals. With an Australian-forward offering boosted by choice international selections, Swill is a sleek addition to one of Brisbane’s flourishing precincts. more

Casual Dining
Chomp on crispy goodness at Fortitude Valley's cheeky chicken shop Flippin’ The Bird
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Chomp on crispy goodness at Fortitude Valley’s cheeky chicken shop Flippin’ The Bird

Fried chicken is amazing for a lot of reasons, but for many of us the fact that we can chow down on a literal bucket of food is a special drawcard. Many fast-food options leave our hands greasy and our souls slick with regret, so we put good thoughts out into the cosmos in hopes that divine forces would deliver a quality alternative. Enter Flippin’ The Bird – a fried-chicken shop with taste and attitude to match. With free-range chicken and paddock-to-plate freshness, Flippin’ The Bird is the quality outlet we’ve hoped for – and yes, they’ve got buckets. more