Bars
Let's get loud – moody rock ‘n' roll-inspired boozer O'Skulligans opens in The Valley
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Let’s get loud – moody rock ‘n’ roll-inspired boozer O’Skulligans opens in The Valley

It's been a weird year for Brisbane's nightlife, but as revellers gradually slink back to their favourite watering holes, Fortitude Valley's bar scene is starting to not only show signs of a bounce back, but also some growth. The Happy Horsemen, the hospitality collective behind bars like Black Bear Lodge, Blute's Bar and The Brightside has shaken up its portfolio, transforming understated cocktail joint Barbara into rough-and-tumble live-music bar O'Skulligans. If you're keen to take a walk on the dark side, don your battle vest or leather jacket and scope out Warner Street's new rowdy resident. more

Cafes
Sweetshop Specialty Coffee brings Australia's best roasts to Bardon
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Sweetshop Specialty Coffee brings Australia’s best roasts to Bardon

The mantra for any food business operating in Brisbane this year should be 'slow and steady'. Sweetshop Specialty Coffee has been operating under this philosophy since quietly opening for coffee and snacks only back in June, but now the Stuartholme Road haunt is looking to make its presence known to all with the activation of its brand-new kitchen. If you're serious about your morning cup or are simply looking to branch out on your next brunch journey, make a trip to this Bardon beauty a top priority. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 280 October 20
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 280 October 20

From news of a cheeky spaghetti bar coming to Teneriffe to a Swiss-influenced patisserie in the works over in Bulimba, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Bakeries
Sweets and The City – Jocelyn's Provisions opens a new locale on Eagle Street
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Sweets and The City – Jocelyn’s Provisions opens a new locale on Eagle Street

If there was anything that Brisbane's bustling inner city lacked, it was a Jocelyn's Provisions location to call its own. Well, that changed this week as the cakes, bread and pastries outfit opened the doors to its brand-new location opposite the Riverside Centre on Eagle Street. Not just a colourful spot to grab a sweet treat, fresh salad, pre-made meal or a loaf of artisanal bread, this Jocelyn's outpost is also catering to the hungry time-poor hordes with cheesy bacon-and-egg wraps, decadent croque monsieurs and lemon-and-ricotta bundt cakes. more

Bakeries
Christian Jacques Artisan Boulanger | Brisbane's best bakeries
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best bakeries

Let's be real for a spell – is there anything as pure and good as a freshly baked loaf of bread? We think not. If we are being completely honest with ourselves, a simple artisan-baked sourdough or baguette is enough to put a smile on our face, but place us in front of a cabinet filled with flaky croissants, picture-perfect pastries, tantalising tarts and dreamy doughnuts, and we're overcome with joy. Brisbane boasts a bevy of fantastic bakeries – each stocked with a salivation-worthy selection of goodies. Want to know who we consider to be some of the city's best? Read on ... more

Cafes
Little Salt perks up James Street with its chic coffee kiosk
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Little Salt perks up James Street with its chic coffee kiosk

Any piccolo sipper will tell you that when it comes to coffee, sometimes the biggest hits come in small packages. This is a mantra that Little Salt takes to heart. The pint-sized coffee spot is the newest venture from the Salt. Coffee Roasters crew – a sun-soaked caffeine dispensary that officially opens today, Friday October 16, just off James Street. Don't let the name full you – Little Salt may be small, but its brew boasts a big flavour. more

Bars
Pavement Whispers: Lost Palms Brewing Co. heads north for new Brisbane bar
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Pavement Whispers: Lost Palms Brewing Co. heads north for new Brisbane bar

Summer is approaching, which means pretty soon we'll be flocking south for some sun, sand and, most likely, a sip at Lost Palms Brewing Co.'s Miami home. Well, the brains behind the popular pink-hued brewery are making it easier for Brisbane locals to put their lips to a pint of their killer brews, announcing plans to open a brand-new taphouse in the heart of Sherwood later this month. Here's what you need to know ahead of the beachy beer hub's arrival ... more

Cafes
Mr. Claude brings cannolis, coffee and chic Italian vibes to Creek Street
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Mr. Claude brings cannolis, coffee and chic Italian vibes to Creek Street

Compared to the retail and hospitality juggernauts that are Queen Street, Edward Street and Eagle Street, inner-city thoroughfares like Creek Street tend to be overshadowed. That's about to change thanks to the work being put in by the Corbett & Claude and Comuna Cantina crew, which is today launching the first stage of its anticipated hospitality hub with the opening of Mr. Claude 2.0 on the corner of Creek and Elizabeth Street. The new-look kiosk has already started slinging barista-poured brews and delectable treats to time-poor commuters, but soon it will also cater to the glammed-up evening set, meaning that this oft-overlooked corner of the CBD could soon be one of the hottest strips in town. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Thomas Mumford
In Australia we are really blessed with some excellent and unique seafood, and we are lucky to have great access to that at the restaurant ... ~ Thomas Mumford more
Bars
Felons Brewing Co. expands with a brand-new barrel hall at Howard Smith Wharves
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Felons Brewing Co. expands with a brand-new barrel hall at Howard Smith Wharves

On Friday October 9, Brisbane's beer-loving community woke up to the news that sudsy riverside hub Felons Brewing Co. – a staple of Howard Smith Wharves' popular dining strip – had expanded, opening a massive new venue called Felons Barrel Hall right next door. Putting a modern-Australian spin on a classic German beer-hall concept, Felons Barrel Hall is delivering a fresh experience with the same adventurous spirit inspired by its namesake felons. Think unique barrel-aged beers, a selection of offbeat wines, a punchy new menu of eats and live music every weekend. This arrival is a whopper and a half – here's a look inside ... more

Best of Brisbane
Yoko | Brisbane's best Japanese restaurants
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Japanese restaurants

Apologies to any culinary aesthetes reading this, but we feel like a bit of clarification in order – there is so much more to Japanese cuisine than sushi and ramen noodles. The depth of Japanese cuisine is incredibly large, and sometimes it is hard to get a grasp on the diversity without jumping on a plane bound to Tokyo and beyond. It’s not a completely lost cause for Japanese cuisine in Brisbane, however. There are numerous eateries delivering delicious Japanese fare comparable to the real deal. We’ve assembled a list of some of the best. more

Best of Brisbane
Popolo | Brisbane's best Italian restaurants
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The round-up: feast like royalty at 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

Food News
All aboard! Hop on The Merry Muster and support Queensland rural regions doing it tough
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All aboard! Hop on The Merry Muster and support Queensland rural regions doing it tough

Christmas is closer than you think – 10 weeks away to be exact – and if you're looking to start filling the stockings early, then we think you should take a ride on The Merry Muster. What's this mysterious mode of transportation, you ask? The Merry Muster is a convoy of buses headed to Queensland’s Southern Downs for a day of shopping, exploring and dining on Saturday December 5. So you can do your bit and support these regional areas that have been doing it tough, gather your mates and fellow market enthusiasts and do your Christmas shopping a little differently this year. more

Food News
Design and devour – order Cannoleria's delicious DIY cannoli kits from Melbourne to your home
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Design and devour – order Cannoleria’s delicious DIY cannoli kits from Melbourne to your home

Famous for pumping out fresh hand-made cannolis at markets across Melbourne, Cannoleria has won over the hearts of many Victorians and visiting Queenslanders (you know, when we used to be able to travel interstate). Hold onto your hats, cannoli lovers – you can now experience Cannoleria’s famed crunchy golden cannoli shells and delicious sweet ricotta filling from the comforts of home. It's all possible thanks to a new partnership with digital grocer Co-Lab Pantry, where you can order DIY cannoli kits from Cannoleria straight to your door. Delizioso! more

Food News
Messina Gelato Bars have landed in your local grocery store
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Messina Gelato Bars have landed in your local grocery store

After partnering with Drumstick last year to bring Messina cones to supermarkets, the iced-goods crew at Gelato Messina have jumped back in the sack with Peters to conceive a new delectable dessert. The result is Messina Gelato Bars – three classic Messina flavour combos filled with melt-in-your-mouth hand-made sauces. We will risk brain freeze for this. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 279 October 13
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 279 October 13

From news of a two-level Tex-Mex mecca in South Bank and the opening of an Italian-inspired cafe on Creek Street, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Restaurants
Cheeky Poké Bar expands with an oasis-inspired location at Westfield Garden City
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Cheeky Poké Bar expands with an oasis-inspired location at Westfield Garden City

Ever since the poke craze touched down in Brisbane in 2017, Cheeky Poké Bar has there to ensure we can get our fix. Thanks to some savvy Japanese-inspired twits and plenty of culinary creativity, the burgeoning brand has kept tongues wagging and mouths drooling with its range of poke bowls, tacos and soups. If you've gotten tired of schlepping to the inner city to get a fix of Cheeky's live-giving menu, we've got good news for you. Cheeky Poké Bar opened a new tropical-inspired location at Westfield Garden City yesterday, Wednesday October 7. Here are the essential details you need to know before planning your next lunch date ... more

Treats
Get the scoop – Lick! Ice Cream expands to Paddington
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Get the scoop – Lick! Ice Cream expands to Paddington

If you've ever sampled one (or two, or – let's face facts – three) of the Ekka's famous strawberry sundaes in one sitting, then you've got Lick! Ice Cream to thank. The Brisbane-born ice-cream crew has been dishing out cones, cups, shakes and phenomenal desserts for years, and now locals of Brisbane's northwestern suburbs no longer need to travel as far to get a taste. Lick! Ice Cream has just opened a new scoop shop at Paddington Central – marking an exciting new phase for the dessert dispensary as it eyes further expansion. more

Casual Dining
Here's the tea – Woolloongabba welcomes boba and snack bar Sunnyboy Street Deli
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Here’s the tea – Woolloongabba welcomes boba and snack bar Sunnyboy Street Deli

Do you go bonkers for boba or harbour a passion for tapioca pearls? If you answered yes, then you're going to love Woolloongabba's new colour-soaked pit stop. South City Square newcomer Sunnyboy Street Deli is a love letter to bubble tea, a hole-in-the-wall dispensary slinging inventive sips designed to tempt newcomers and titillate long-term lovers of the drink. With a 20-strong list of fruity and milky concotions served alongside an extensive selection of salad bowls, sandwiches, wraps and taro soft-serve, Sunnyboy is a real 'pearl' of a spot. Pun absolutely intended. more

Restaurants
The round-up: saddle up for race-day fun at Brisbane's best Melbourne Cup soirees
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The round-up: saddle up for race-day fun at Brisbane’s best Melbourne Cup soirees

We’re fast approaching that time of year where office sweeps heat up and trifectas are being calculated ahead of the race that stops the nation. The Melbourne Cup is galloping towards us at a frightening pace, which means pretty soon you’ll need to decide where you’ll be when the starting gates open and the action begins. We’ve compiled a handy list of spots that will not only offer glimpses of the action, but also plenty of race-day treats to keep you entertained after the results come in. more