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Honeycomb, ricotta and lavender hotcakes
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Macho Macho flips the script and brings a fresh and fun vibe to Ashgrove

Folks, the definition of macho is changing. No longer a word for overtly masculine braggadocio, macho is now synonymous with bravery, confidence and pride in one’s self. Macho Macho – the newest eatery from the team behind Artie & Mai – subscribes to this new-age definition of machismo, building a new multi-faceted venue from scratch that blends a grown-up approach to hospitality with a healthy dose of cheeky whimsicality. Oh, and a few splashes of pastel pink as well. more

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Havana Bar brings breezy Cuban eats and cocktails to Teneriffe
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Havana Bar brings breezy Cuban eats and cocktails to Teneriffe

When the day drags on it’s not uncommon to catch us daydreaming at our desks about pristine beaches, palm trees and colourful cocktails. Unfortunately we’re all too frequently brought crashing back to reality and our visions of idyllic Cuban getaways are dashed. Thankfully, there’s a new hotspot in town that hopes to bring a bit of escapism to our lives. Havana Bar opened to the public in Teneriffe yesterday – Wednesday March 21 – serving up Cuban-inspired food and drink alongside fresh holiday vibes. more

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Far from amateur – Semi-Pro Brewing Co. turns on the taps at its East Brisbane brewhouse
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Far from amateur – Semi-Pro Brewing Co. turns on the taps at its East Brisbane brewhouse

When a brewing competition catapulted a group of humble home brewers into the Brisbane craft-beer spotlight, their aspirations of joining the ranks of Brisbane’s brewing elite went from pipe dream to steel-tank certainty. Semi-Pro Brewing Co. opened the doors at its bricks-and-mortar operation last week, pouring a range of popular brews honed and refined throughout its gypsy-brewing beginnings. more

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Revel Brewing Co. brings ample beer and cheer to Bulimba
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Revel Brewing Co. brings ample beer and cheer to Bulimba

A new entrant emerged in Brisbane’s craft-brewing scene in the final days of 2017, bringing a community-focused offering to Oxford Street in Bulimba. Formerly known as Malt Brewing, this operation has quickly earned a rep for its core range of brews and laid-back atmosphere. After a short period of refining its operation and a slick rebrand, Revel Brewing Co. has now hit its stride. Revel Brewing Co. operates on the premise of good people coming together to drink good beer, and judging on the response from locals over the past three months it seems like the mantra has been fully realised. more

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Fat Angel brings burgers, booze and ball to Brisbane City
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Fat Angel brings burgers, booze and ball to Brisbane City

Thanks to hospitality duo Adam Barton and Manny Sakellarakis, The City's Eagle Lane is fast becoming Brisbane's own little slice of New York City. The pair are the brains behind the laneway's dive bar Brooklyn Standard, and for their latest project they are focusing their attention on three of America's favourite 'B' words – booze, burgers and balls. Ball sports, that is, all of which you'll find at Fat Angel. more

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Sip science experiments at The Valley's viral newcomer Viscosity
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Sip science experiments at The Valley’s viral newcomer Viscosity

For Kinsey Johnson, working behind a bar is as much a creative outlet than it is a good way to earn a crust. With a passion for cocktails and a flair for mastering different flavour combinations, Kinsey has established himself as a master of bar theatre through his science-inspired haunt Viscosity. If you haven’t encountered the videos online of vials of swirling concoctions giving off plumes of smoke and shooters filled with eye-catching colour, then you must not go on social media often. After stirring up a frenzy on the Internet at its original Stanthorpe location, Viscosity has just relocated to Brisbane, quickly setting itself as a place where no drink is ordinary and there is no limit to the imagination. more

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Billykart Bar brings juicy burgers and beer-can cocktails to West End
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Billykart Bar brings juicy burgers and beer-can cocktails to West End

What do you get when an acclaimed chef tries his hands at opening up a burger bar? It’s not a trick question – you get a damn good feed, that’s what! Chef Ben O’Donoghue of Billykart Kitchen fame is putting his considerable talents towards a killer new concept, transforming Billykart Provisions into a casual eatery serving up a menu of lip-smacking morsels. If you’re a sucker for a succulent cheeseburger or wig out at the sight of some tasty chicken wings, check out Billykart Bar once service kicks off this Wednesday February 7. more

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Neighbourhood Pizza
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best pizza joints

No meal is as versatile as pizza – it can cater to nearly any diet and taste and is easily made at home. Meat, cheese, sauce, vegetables, meat, seafood, cheese, meat – if you can dream it, your pizza can have it. Everyone has an opinion of where the best pizza in Brisbane can be found, so instead of simply adding our two cents to the definitive conversation, we decided to compile a list of the spots that do pizza exceptionally well. Check out the list below and then have yourself a pizza party! more


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The Coop Bistro
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best cheap eats

Rent is due and you are still a few days away from getting your paycheque – but your stomach is growling and you need to feed as soon as possible for as cheap as possible. Instead of hitting the closest drive-thru and settling for fast food, there are plenty of places around town that offer cheap eats that are damn tasty. It’s time to get creative with how you spend your dollars – stretch your money by taking advantage of the following best value for money meals in Brisbane. more

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Helios Brewing delivers a new pantheon of sustainably brewed beers to Yeerongpilly
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Helios Brewing delivers a new pantheon of sustainably brewed beers to Yeerongpilly

Helios, the Greek god of the Sun, was a powerful figure of Greek mythology – one that heralded the arrival of the light by riding his chariot across the sky. For the team at Helios Brewing Company, naming their operation after this figure was a no brainer. The brewery harnesses the power of the sun in its brewing process, making it an integral aspect of its sustainable practices. Helios Brewing Company might be one of the newest faces in Brisbane’s beer scene, but it is already setting a precedent for others to follow and is earning its fair share of buzz thanks to its stellar range of sudsy sips. more

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

In case you needed reminding (we’re pretty sure you didn’t), we’re on the cusp of a long weekend. It’s important to make the most of these free days to take in everything our city has to offer, so in the spirit of maximising your Friday we’ve put together a handy list of what's open on Australia Day for you to get your feasting fix. more

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Hello 2018! New restaurants, bars and cafes to get excited about this year
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Hello 2018! New restaurants, bars and cafes to get excited about this year

We know it’s only the second week of January but we’re calling it – 2018 is going to be a big one for Brisbane food. The year ahead is shaping up to include some of the most highly anticipated openings we’ve seen in a while, and our mouths have already begun watering at the thought. We’ve looked back on past issues of Pavement Whispers (and thrown in a couple of sneaky new announcements for good measure) to round-up the new Brisbane restaurants, bars, cafes and precincts to get excited about this year. more

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Feasts worth flying for – the year's most exciting interstate openings
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Feasts worth flying for – the year’s most exciting interstate openings

The new year has well and truly arrived, and we are more than ready to embrace all that it will bring – especially to our stomachs – with open arms and mouths. While it’s already set to be an exciting year of food in Brisbane (refer to our list of upcoming openings), it should also be a year of expanding our culinary horizons. This year our resolution is to explore more of our own country – you know we’re going to be doing a whole lot of eating everywhere we go and we implore you to do the same. Here are some of the top new Australian restaurants of 2017 outside of Queensland that we just can’t wait to try. more

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Scope out Libertine's new outdoor cocktail and snack nook Bar Jardin
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Scope out Libertine’s new outdoor cocktail and snack nook Bar Jardin

Have you seen Libertine lately? The Petrice Terrace mainstay has got something new going on. No, the acclaimed fare is the same, as is the seductive and sophisticated interior. Libertine has entered the new year with a brand-new outdoor bar area that is catering to the late-night snack set with aplomb. Bar Jardin at Libertine whipping up stellar cocktails and cooking up bar snacks that are just as appetising as the main fare – though with the added benefit of outdoor dining regardless of weather. more

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Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.
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The round-up: what’s open on New Year’s Day 2018

We’re more than ready to see the end of 2017 – the year that seemed to hang around like a bad smell. We never need an excuse to party, but New Year’s Eve is set to be a particularly big one. That means we’ll need somewhere to rest our sore heads on New Year’s Day. Perhaps you had an early night and are keen for a well-rested start to the year, perhaps you haven’t been to bed yet – regardless of how you rang in the New Year, you’re going to need to eat at some point. These spots will be open and willing to help you shake off the dust from your night of revelry and start the year properly.   more

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Junk
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The round-up: what’s open on Boxing Day 2017

The presents have been unwrapped, the fridge is full of Christmas lunch leftovers and the food coma has subsided – that must mean it’s Boxing Day! The oft-forgotten member of the festive holiday family is great for rest and relaxation, catching the Boxing Day blockbusters at the cinema, shopping up a storm at the sales and for watching the start of the Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race, but it’s also a great day for dining. We’ve assembled a list of venues that are trading on Boxing Day if you are keen to keep the festive cheer going a little while longer. more

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Detour
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The year in review: what you loved in 2017

What. A. Year! Although 2017 has flown by, we’re still amazed by all of the fantastic things we got to experience throughout the year. Brisbane boomed with all sorts of happenings, from new bars and eateries to killer events to some massive news-worthy bombshells that already have us looking ahead with anticipation. We figured the best way to recap the year that was is to list what resonated with you the most over the past 12 months. Without further ado, here is the best of 2017! more