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Snug, Brisbane's best (and busiest) new cafe, has launched its Korean-inspired brunch menu
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Snug, Brisbane’s best (and busiest) new cafe, has launched its Korean-inspired brunch menu

If you've cruised down Chatsworth Road in Coorparoo at some point in the past seven weeks, you've likely seen crowds clustered around an olive-hued shopfront. That's Snug, the new smash-hit cafe from rising-star chefs Leaham Claydon and Jianne Jeoung. The cosy venue has been consistently packed since it opened over Easter, with throngs gathering for cups of ST ALi coffee and silky hojicha lattes. The crowds are set to congregate again with the launch of Snug's Korean-inspired brunch offering, which boasts the likes of soft pretzels, scrambled egg-drop sandwiches and omurice with prawns. more

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Get a sneak peek at Harley Quinn, the new antihero-themed bar from the 1st Edition team
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Get a sneak peek at Harley Quinn, the new antihero-themed bar from the 1st Edition team

The comic-loving crew behind California Lane staple 1st Edition has given two of its laneway libation spots a supervillain-inspired sprucing. On Friday May 24, the team will officially unveil Harley Quinn – a colourful and cosy cocktail joint serving creative concoctions at night and a menu of light bites in the daytime. We got a sneak peek at Harley Quinn earlier this week – here's what we saw ... more

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Maeve Wine | Brisbane's best wine bars
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The round-up: discover the finest drops at the best wine bars in Brisbane

Brisbane is fast becoming an oenophile's paradise – blessed with a robust and diverse wine-bar scene that seems to be always growing. If you're searching for natural and biodynamic newcomers, tried and true old-world wines, or are simply looking to expand your rolodex of juice for your home cellar, then look no further than the following list of Brisbane's best wine bars. more

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Pavement Whispers: Gerard’s Bar has closed, but will reopen soon with a new name, new owners and a new lease on life
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Pavement Whispers: Gerard’s Bar has closed, but will reopen soon with a new name, new owners and a new lease on life

After ten years of damn-good drinks, a long-time staple of James Street's after-dark scene is closing. The team behind Gerard's Bar – a beloved spot for killer cocktails, choice charcuterie and one of Brisbane's best cheeseburgers – has sold the venue to new operators and soon, the space will be reborn as something fresh. Here's what we know ... more

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Pavement Whispers: Milquetoast, a soon-to-open wine bar and dining room with a classic British twist, promises to be anything but bland
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Pavement Whispers: Milquetoast, a soon-to-open wine bar and dining room with a classic British twist, promises to be anything but bland

A pair of drink-pouring pros are teaming up to open an inner-city wine bar – but not one you've likely seen before. In July, Milquetoast will open in a gritty garage off Elizabeth Street. Here, low-intervention wines and innovative cocktails will be dispensed, while a kitchen pumps out a menu of eats boasting a classic British twist. Don't mind the name – Milquetoast is a bar that's all about championing the underdog and promises to be anything but bland. Here's what we know ... more

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The recap: the best new Brisbane restaurants, bars and cafes this month
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The recap: the best new Brisbane restaurants, bars and cafes this month

As we move through April and into May, it’s hard to ignore the slight chill in the air. We can feel it in the mornings and as the sun sets, that sensation letting us know that winter is oh-so close. But we’re not letting a slight temperature drop keep us from getting out and about – there are too many new places to check out! April was a big month for newbies, from a charming West End bistro where Queensland produce reigns supreme to a Fortitude Valley cafe slinging plate-sized pancakes loaded with drool-worthy toppings. more


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Pavement Whispers: Come To Daddy, an inclusive bar and community social club, is opening soon in West End
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Pavement Whispers: Come To Daddy, an inclusive bar and community social club, is opening soon in West End

A former taproom on Montague Road in West End will soon be reborn as an inclusive bar, eatery and entertainment spot. Come To Daddy will be slinging local beers and cocktails made using Australian spirits, serving hit-the-spot pub-style feeds, and hosting everything from drag shows to open-mic nights. It's slated to open next month – here's what we know ... more

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The round-up: what's open on Anzac Day
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The round-up: what’s open on Anzac Day

After the hectic Easter long-weekend festivities, it’s easy to forget that we have another public holiday right around the corner. Anzac Day is here, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly. If you plan to spend your day catching up with family and friends, it’s handy to know that there are places around town that will be open. We've found the spots around Brisbane that are trading on the Anzac Day public holiday this Thursday April 25 – so if you need a coffee, some brunch or an arvo tipple, this is the place to find it. more

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Not just noodles – Taro's Ramen launches a nighttime izakaya offering
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Not just noodles – Taro’s Ramen launches a nighttime izakaya offering

One of Brisbane's top-flight ramen joints has evolved. Taro Akimoto of Taro's Ramen has introduced a brand new izakaya-style menu at his inner-city location on Queen Street, serving up authentic and creative takes on izakaya staples like curry-dusted karaage, homemade chicken jerky with shichimi mayo, crispy yaki onigiri and wagyu garlic steaks alongside his famed bowls of steaming ramen. more

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Ardo's Wine has opened a new tipple spot and cellar door in Milton
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Ardo’s Wine has opened a new tipple spot and cellar door in Milton

We're firm believers that every suburb should have its own neighbourhood wine bar. The crew behind City Winery agrees, which is why the urban-winery's own cellar door offshoot Ardo's is popping up all over town. Ardo's has just opened its newest vino cave in Milton – a community meeting point that champions Brisbane-made wine and showcases it in a slick modern-industrial setting. more

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It's tequila time – Gold Coast icon Mexicali has opened a striking new rooftop bar and taqueria in Bulimba
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It’s tequila time – Gold Coast icon Mexicali has opened a striking new rooftop bar and taqueria in Bulimba

If you took a survey of Brisbane foodies and asked them which Gold Coast restaurant or bar they'd most love to see expand to Brisbane, there's a high chance Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria would rank at the top. The widely beloved coastal Mexican-inspired hot spot has long been a buzzing nexus for Nobby Beach noshers, and now the taco-tossing outfit has come to north. Last week Mexicali celebrated the opening of its new Bulimba location – a colourful rooftop bar and eatery serving bang-on Baja-style fish tacos, exquisite elotes and a range of mighty fine margs. Take a look inside ... more

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South Brisbane's new British-style gastropub The Rose & Crown is now serving cask beer and Sunday roasts
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South Brisbane’s new British-style gastropub The Rose & Crown is now serving cask beer and Sunday roasts

Brisbane’s pub scene is evolving to start 2024, with a number of independent operators looking to inject a bit of energy into The City’s schooner-sloshing sphere. A seasoned publican has just tapped the kegs at The Rose & Crown in South Brisbane, a two-level British-inspired gastropub that’s serving traditional cask beers (alongside pints of the best Guinness you’ll taste outside of Ireland), as well as a taste of London via pub staples like beer-battered fish and chips, Scotch eggs and, of course, a classic Sunday roast. more

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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

Our favourite holiday for feasting is finally upon us! While most of our diets will be made up of chocolate and hot cross buns (no judgement here), you may be on the lookout for some places that are staying open this Easter long weekend to keep you well-nourished and well-hydrated ... after all, it’s all about balance. There’s a spectacular selection of cafes, bars and restaurants open this Easter ensuring we stay full and fuelled all weekend long. Take a peek at our extensive list … more

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Doughcraft's new inner-city expansion is a bakery, deli and aperitivo bar all in one
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Doughcraft’s new inner-city expansion is a bakery, deli and aperitivo bar all in one

With its brand-new inner-city location on Mary Street, pastry-making powerhouse Doughcraft has not only expanded, but evolved. The Albion-born concept is still pumping out baked goods that fuse French and Italian inspirations, but now the crew is branching into aperitivo hour – serving primo paninis, stacked meat and cheese boards, rosemary-infused negronis and Corsican wines on Thursday and Friday evenings. more

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Pavement Whispers: elevated gastropub Portside Social to lead Portside Wharf's next wave of openings
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Pavement Whispers: elevated gastropub Portside Social to lead Portside Wharf’s next wave of openings

After a huge 2023, Hamilton's resurgent riverside lifestyle hub Portside Wharf is set to carry momentum into 2024 with a brand-new retailer incentive program bringing more fresh blood to the precinct. In June, the team behind Newstead Social will open another pub-style concept at Portside Wharf, one serving schnitties, steaks, burgers, ice-cold beers and colourful cocktails. Here's what we know ... more

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Pavement Whispers: Burleigh Heads institution Justin Lane is opening a Brisbane location in The Valley
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Pavement Whispers: Burleigh Heads institution Justin Lane is opening a Brisbane location in The Valley

A once-buzzing corner of Fortitude Valley's entertainment precinct is set to come alive again later this year. The old Alfred & Constance site will soon be reborn as the Brisbane outpost of popular Burleigh pizza, pasta and party palace, Justin Lane. It'll boast a 200-person dining space, an underground cocktail spot, a coffee slinger and a brand-new rooftop bar. Here's what we know so far ... more