Bakeries
Brioche, brunch and beyond  – Montrachet’s King Street Bakery opens its doors
Food & Drink

Brioche, brunch and beyond – Montrachet’s King Street Bakery opens its doors

Not merely content with establishing Montrachet’s Bowen Hills location as one of the go-to restaurants on the King Street strip, Shannon and Clare Kellam are also solidifying Montrachet’s reputation for top-tier baked goods. The duo recently closed the restaurant’s popular boulangerie with an eye towards opening a comprehensive bakery operation down the road and this week the restaurant’s new Parisian-inspired offspring has opened. Don’t expect to find your average pastries here – King Street Bakery’s skilled team is looking to set a new standard that’s second to none. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 199 November 20
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 199 November 20

From whispers of Alejandro Cancino's new project to a heritage steakhouse, 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
Save room for sweets – The Stand is now serving dessert and drinks at California Lane
Food & Drink

Save room for sweets – The Stand is now serving dessert and drinks at California Lane

We’ve paced past the mint-green and pink entryway to California Lane so many times now it’s becoming weird, but we can’t help it. Ever since we heard The Stand was bringing deconstructed desserts and cocktails to Fortitude Valley’s newest laneway, we figured we’d need to stop in and sample straight away. The colourful and charming corner nook has finally opened at the perfect time – just before summer sends us seeking shade, sweet treats and cool drinks. more

Bars
Home to everyone – 24-hour gastropub Beirne Lane opens in The Valley
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Home to everyone – 24-hour gastropub Beirne Lane opens in The Valley

Last Friday, Fortitude Valley’s Brunswick Street Mall welcomed the anticipated new arrival from the Celissa Group, Beirne Lane – a 24-hour haven that allows guests to dine all day, drink all day and dance all night. The newest tenant of the revitalised T.C. Beirne Building is drawing upon the enterprising spirit of its home’s namesake, looking to be a welcoming hybrid of bar and restaurant hospitality that reflects Thomas Charles Beirne’s Irish heritage, fascination with Japan and his love for Fortitude Valley. more

Casual Dining
Plant-based deli Flora by Greenhouse Canteen brings meat-free eats to West End
Food & Drink

Plant-based deli Flora by Greenhouse Canteen brings meat-free eats to West End

Earlier in the year, heralded Gold Coast outfit Greenhouse Canteen & Bar made a big splash in Brisbane’s plant-based dining scene with its northernmost eatery. Now, six months on from Greenhouse Canteen’s arrival, the wholesome food specialist has opened up an express outlet on West End’s fringe, dishing up an assortment of delicious daytime eats from vegan-friendly nachos, waffles and burritos to grab-and-go salads, sandwiches and coffee. more

Bars
Teneriffe scores big with heritage hideaway Streetcorner Jimmy
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Teneriffe scores big with heritage hideaway Streetcorner Jimmy

The name James Gibbon would only be familiar to those with a knowledge of Brisbane's early history, but unbeknownst to the greater population, the merchant turned land speculator and politician had a profound impact on the city throughout the 1800s. The man directly responsible for giving Teneriffe its name owned a considerable amount of property, including a particular fondness for corner tenancies. Affectionately known as Streetcorner Jimmy, James’ accumulated land now forms Teneriffe’s heritage centre, and a new bar at the base of the London Woolstore is celebrating the area’s history while breathing some new life into the Vernon Terrace strip. more

Restaurants
Three Blue Ducks | Image: Nikko To
Food & Drink

The round-up: stomach stuffers over stocking stuffers – where to eat on Christmas Day

Do you hear that? It's the sound of Christmas carols echoing through shopping centres and over workplace radios. Whether you're ready or not, Christmas is coming – it's time to make sure you're prepared. The Christmas Day celebration is one of the most joyous and frustrating aspects of the festive season. In addition to dealing with cantankerous in-laws, gift wrapping and ensuring cookies are laid out for Santa, you've got a whole meal to prepare. Well, what if you let someone else take care of the cooking this year? Christmas is all about enjoying yourself, so leave the meal prep and cooking up to the experts and relax this year. We’ve decided to give you your gift early in the form of this list of spots to chow down on Christmas Day, so now all you have to do is sort out your own present shopping (you should really get on that, we're expecting something good). more

Cafes
Kimchi Cheese Smile delivers Korean cafe fare to East Brisbane
Food & Drink

Kimchi Cheese Smile delivers Korean cafe fare to East Brisbane

It doesn’t matter if you’re drinking deep from a perfectly made cup of coffee or cleaning the remnants of a stellar meal from your plate, if you’re chasing a sip or snack with a contented smile then you know you’ve picked well. It’s that kind of hearty satisfaction that East Brisbane’s Kimchi Cheese Smile endeavours to provide with every order. The new arrival is dishing out a tasty interpretation of Korean fare, serving everything from brunch bibimbap to K-Pop liquor and soju cocktails. 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
Bars
Forth over Stones Corner's new saloon Crafty Fox Alehouse & Kitchen
Food & Drink

Forth over Stones Corner’s new saloon Crafty Fox Alehouse & Kitchen

Thirsty locals of Brisbane’s inner south take note – the team behind Chermside’s craft-beer dispensary Tapworks Bar & Grill has brought its brand of hopped-up hospitality to Logan Road. Crafty Fox Alehouse & Kitchen has turned on the taps at its new watering hole, pouring a choice selection of locally brewed suds while also dishing out a menu of quintessential bar bites. more

Food News
Ol’ School throws it back to 90s vibes (and prices) for its new Sunday session Gold School
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Ol’ School throws it back to 90s vibes (and prices) for its new Sunday session Gold School

Ahh, the 90s – it was a simpler time. The hip-hop beefs were spicy, the TV shows were glorious and the fashion was truly magnificent. While we may not have the technology to actually go back in time yet (pull your finger out, Elon Musk), South Brisbane’s favourite fish and chippery Ol’ School is giving us all a chance to indulge in some seriously sweet throwback vibes – introducing Gold School, your brand-new favourite 90s-themed Sunday session. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 198 November 13
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 198 November 13

From whispers of covert bars to Hollywood-style party venues, 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
Get a sneak peek at The Westin Brisbane's dining and drinking concepts
Food & Drink

Get a sneak peek at The Westin Brisbane’s dining and drinking concepts

It’s been a banner year for Brisbane’s hotel scene, with several top-tier arrivals making our city a staycation mecca. The Westin Brisbane is set to open its doors to guests this Thursday November 8, bringing with it a host of phenomenal amenities as well as a swag of impressive dining concepts. We’ll have a closer look at the hotel’s suites and spas soon, but for now we’re all about The Westin Brisbane’s signature restaurant Eden's Table, its aviation-inspired jazz lounge The Charles' and Brisbane's first swim-up pool bar The Nautilus. more

Bars
Sip cocktails in the breezy surrounds of The Terrace by e'cco
Food & Drink

Sip cocktails in the breezy surrounds of The Terrace by e’cco

Eight months on from relocating to its current digs in Newstead, e’cco bistro has scored an alfresco addition just in time for summer cocktail season. Philip Johnson and Mary Randles officially opened The Terrace by e’cco this week – a shady spot for casual nosh. If you need some encouragement to read on, then know that The Terrace is delivering oyster happy hours, chicken karaage milk buns and mouth-watering mojitos. Sounds pretty good, right? more

Casual Dining
King Street welcomes the arrival of deluxe food mecca Mercado and The Duck Room
Food & Drink

King Street welcomes the arrival of deluxe food mecca Mercado and The Duck Room

Over the past two years, King Street has been adorning its culinary crown with an array of fantastic eating and drinking spots, but its latest sparkling addition is looking to set a new standard when it comes to shopping and dining. Mercado is being hailed as a one-stop marketplace for provisions and produce, offering everything from fresh seafood and decadent patisserie treats to boutique wine and Cantonese roast duck. The boutique market is opening on Saturday November 3, and it's got everything you could possibly need to stuff your pantry and fridge to bursting point. more

Cafes
The Wolfe
Food & Drink

The round-up: the best BYO spots in Brisbane

Everyone agrees that any BYO restaurant is a great way to enjoy a bit of extra value while dining out, but many don’t know how many spots around town allow customers to bring their own drop. Not only are there plenty of restaurants where BYO is acceptable, but also several bars encourage patrons to BYO food and other eateries welcome patrons to bring their own drop on special nights of the week. We’ve compiled a handy list to help you make a choice of where to take that special bottle of pinot this weekend. more

Bars
Proud Mary brings cocktails and Louisianan fare to New Farm’s riverside
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Proud Mary brings cocktails and Louisianan fare to New Farm’s riverside

Let’s paint a picture – you’re perched in a shady spot next to the leisurely flowing waters of the Mississippi River, cocktail in hand and a platter of fresh seafood placed before you. New Orleans’ French Quarter is at your back, and the atmosphere is on point. This is the vibe that New Farm’s lively newcomer Proud Mary looks to create at Brisbane Powerhouse – complete with the vivid sounds and smells of America’s French-influenced south. If soul food and bloody Marys are your dream pairing, come on down to the river and see what’s going on. more

The Grocer
Beyond Burger
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: five must-try meat-alternative products

You’re seeing it in our cafes, bars and restaurants, and more and more on our grocery shelves – vegan-friendly and plant-based products are becoming a part of the norm. While many of us in The Weekend Edition office are still carnivorously inclined, we’re supportive of any environmentally sustainable and ethical change in our food industry. Meat-substitute products are becoming more prevalent as a part of home cooking, but which ones are the best? We’ve assembled a hit list of five meat alternatives that are well worth trying. more

The Grocer
A Melbourne company has just released the world’s first-ever cannabis gin
Food & Drink

A Melbourne company has just released the world’s first-ever cannabis gin

There was a time in history when cannabis was written off pretty heavily – the plant was demonised, misrepresented and seemingly always associated with negative imagery. Thankfully, times have changed and public perception is slowly but surely shifting – people are beginning to come around to the many positive uses of the plant across food, medicine, textiles and more. The Cannabis Company is a Melbourne-based outfit that is leading this innovative charge towards change, having just released the world’s first-ever gin distilled using cannabis terpenes. more

The Grocer
Seven suds to sip – Newstead Brewing Co. introduces its Brewer’s Half Dozen just in time for Christmas
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Seven suds to sip – Newstead Brewing Co. introduces its Brewer’s Half Dozen just in time for Christmas

Folks, the festive season is fast approaching and that means that we have to get our thinking caps on when it comes to gifts. If you’re buying for a beer lover in your life – whether it’s your dear old dad, your next-door neighbour or that dude you barely know whose name you picked in the Secret Santa draw – Newstead Brewing Co. has come up with the perfect solution for your gifting woes. What do you get the beer boffin who has everything? A Brewer’s Half Dozen, of course! more

Food News
Feast in the southeast – must-try dishes from this unexpected foodie gem
Food & Drink

Feast in the southeast – must-try dishes from this unexpected foodie gem

When we think of shopping centres, food tends to not be at the front of our minds. While there’s nothing wrong with a good food-court feed, our options have seriously expanded when it comes to eating at the shops – more specifically, Westfield has truly upped the game with its in-centre dining offering. We’ve snacked, slurped and sampled our way around Westfield Carindale to create the ultimate food bucket list – and the results might just surprise you. more