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Grassfed – Brisbane's best vegan spots
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The round-up: fill up on goodness at Brisbane’s best vegan spots

Put your presuppositions in the bin – plant-based food is not just salad and steamed vegetables. Vegan cuisine is becoming increasingly prominent due to the rise of dietary requirements and a conscientious focus of what we put in our bodies. For those of you who can’t stomach the thought of canning the cutlets and trashing the T-bones in favour of salad, please relax – we aren’t here to sway you to veganism. What we will say is that dining as a vegan can be hard in our predominantly meat-eating society, but also very rewarding – even if you love bacon and eggs. We’ve chosen to point out Brisbane’s best vegan spots well worth sampling. more

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King Crab Co. | Brisbane's best crab and crustacean spots
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best spots to crack into crab and other crustaceans

There are few foodstuffs as quintessentially Australian as the trusty prawn, and barbecue season is perfect for chucking a few on the grill. That being said, there is more to the crustacean family than just prawns – we also go loco for lobster, cray cray for crayfish and bug out over Moreton Bay bugs. There are so many tasty morsels swimming about under the sea – we cast a net and have hauled in a list of spots to get your claws on some cracking crustaceans this seafood season. more

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The year in review: 2019's biggest openings
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The year in review: 2019’s biggest openings

After the blockbuster year Brisbane's food scene experienced in 2018, you'd be forgiven for thinking that 2019 would be hard-pressed to to follow suit. Now that we sit on the precipice of a new decade, we've got the perfect vantage point to look back on the year that as. From our point of view, 2019 has not only matched 2018's gargantuan effort, but has even surpassed it! This year Brisbane was the beneficiary of several new restaurants, bars, cafes, breweries and live-music venues – with homegrown heroes and international names establishing must-try venues all over town. From Howard Smith Wharves consolidating its position as Brisbane's go-to dining precinct to the emergence of Fortitude Valley's Ada Lane as a hospitality juggernaut in its own right, 2019 has proven to be a landmark year in Brisbane's history. To celebrate this milestone stretch, we've cast our eye back over 2019 and… more

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Junk Bar | Brisbane's best cocktail bars | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best cocktail bars as voted by you

With party season officially upon us, it may feel like a cocktail is permanently attached to your hand like a delicious, Vermouth-tasting third limb (we definitely aren't complaining). Earlier this year, we asked The Weekend Edition readers to vote for their favourite (and most frequented) cocktail bars for the 2019 EAT/drink Awards, and we have heard you loud and clear. The battle for Brisbane's best cocktail bar got serious, so we suggest if you consider yourself a cocktail connoisseur of sorts, that you make a pit-stop at every entry on this fish-bowl sized list – the ten best cocktail bars in our great city. more

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Told You So | Brisbane's best coffee spots | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for coffee as voted by you

We're approaching the end of the year, which means energy levels are understandably running a little bit low. We need a bit of help getting our head into the game for the final stretch, so a strong caffeine hit is just what we need. Thankfully Brisbane’s got no shortage of exceptional coffee joints to choose from. This year’s EAT/drink Awards saw thousands of our valued readers submit their choice for Brisbane’s best, and we got some incredible selections. If you’re nodding off more often at work or simply enjoy a perfectly poured brew, we’ve assembled the top ten vote getters for Brisbane’s best coffee spot. more

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Greca
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Greek restaurants

Opa! Greek food is – without a doubt – one of the most inventive and flavoursome cuisines in the world. Succulent souvlakis, delicious dolmades, crispy calamari, helpings of haloumi – these are some all-time favourites, but they are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Greek feasts. Brisbane boasts a mighty fine selection of Greek restaurants to choose from, so we figured we’d save you the hassle of looking and list our picks right here, right now. more

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The round-up: the best BYO spots in Brisbane
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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

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Range Brewing
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best craft-beer brewery crawls to embark on

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed a surge in craft-beer breweries opening around Brisbane. Over the past three to four years, Brisbane has seen a huge influx of froth-soaked newcomers, with loads of independent brewers opening tipple temples to great acclaim. There’s never been a better time to be a beer fan in Brisbane, so if you’re keen to tick a few names off this summer, we’ve assembled a list of Brisbane's best craft-beer brewery crawls to give you a sample of the plethora of Brisbane's top-notch breweries. more


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Donna Chang | Brisbane's best Chinese restaurants
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Chinese restaurants

Forget about your quick and easy takeaway joint – authentic Chinese cuisine should be properly enjoyed in the right setting. There are several spots across Brisbane that serves delicious dishes of Chinese cuisine with great atmosphere and service. Do yourself a favour and enjoy the full spectrum of tastes that Chinese cuisine affords and you’ll find yourself never settling for bain marie sweet and sour pork. more

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Little Valley | Brisbane's best new restaurants
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best new restaurants as voted by you

We’re the first to admit it – Brisbane is absolutely brimming with innovative minds that are willing to take a chance in the often-fickle world of hospitality. Our dining scene continues to go from strength to strength thanks to the creative culinary wizards choosing to put their passions on a plate – and as a result, we have a kick-ass roster of amazing restaurants that have opened in the past 12 months. Naming the best would be an impossible task – so that’s why we left it up to you, our trusted readers, during our most recent EAT/drink Awards . You all have great taste – here are the spots you chose as the ten best new restaurants in Brisbane. more

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Baja | Brisbane's Best Mexican
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Tacos, taquitos and tostadas – where to find the best Mexican food in Brisbane

When it comes to world cuisine, we have a lot to thank the country of Mexico for. While a lot of us are no strangers to a humble burrito, true Mexican food enthusiasts know there is so much more to it – fresh flavours, crisp textures and simple recipes are what make an authentic Mexican dish truly great. Other countries have also borrowed from Mexico’s rich and vibrant culinary culture to create food fusions that we could only dream of – so whether you’re a purist when it comes to your pozole or you don’t mind a bit of Tex-Mex action, Brisbane has got you covered. We’ve rounded the best spots to get your Mexican food fix in Brisbane – let’s taco ‘bout it. more

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

Brisbane, it’s time to wake up and smell the bacon. Breakfast is one of, if not the most important, meals of the day, so it’s crucial that it’s enjoyed correctly. Whether you’re partial to pancakes or have a hankering for hash cakes, Brisbane’s breakfast scene’s got something for you to devour. The most recent EAT/drink Awards revealed your picks for best breakfast in Brisbane, and we’ve got to hand it to you – you’ve got some great taste. If you’re looking to bolster your breakfast game this weekend, have a peep at this list of Brisbane’s ten best breakfast spots as voted by our readers. more

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Mecca Bah | Brisbane's best Middle Eastern
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Middle Eastern eateries

The world of Middle Eastern cuisine is as varied as it is delicious. Drawing upon some of the oldest living cultures in the world, this type of food is not just about filling your belly – it’s about the experience of sharing with friends and family. These communal vibes combine with amazing traditional cooking techniques and ancient recipes to create a dining experience that truly transports you to another world – and luckily, Brisbane is bursting with its own amazing pockets of Middle Eastern eats to try. From shakshuka to shawarma, we’ve rounded up the best Middle Eastern restaurants in Brisbane that will make you feel like part of the family. more

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Netherworld | Brisbane's ten best bars
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best bars as voted by you

Brisbane’s bar culture is booming, meaning we are never short of spots to get a cheeky knock-off cocktail or blow the froth off a few cold ones on a weekend. We’re not just lucky in the quantity stakes, we’ve also been blessed with a quality collection of watering holes. This year’s EAT/drink Awards asked readers to tell us which bars they thought deserved the honour of being named Brisbane’s best, and we’ve got to hand it to you – you’ve all got great taste. Although the title of Brisbane’s best bar was hotly contested, we’ve managed to narrow it down to a top ten list – with a little help from you all, of course. more

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Proof BBQ & Booze | Brisbane's best American barbecue
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best American barbecue restaurants

Apologies in advance to all plant-based eaters out there – this round-up is strictly for the carnivores. This time around, we’re checking out the finest hunks of meat available around town. No, we’re not talking about Aussie Thunder Male Revue. We’re talking about barbecue – American barbecue, to be precise. Brisket, pulled pork, ribs, sausages – if it’s smoky, saucy and meaty, it’s exactly what we’re after. We’ve assembled a list of some of the best bricks-and-mortar barbecue locations in Brisbane. Be wary of reading while hungry – this list will get the salivation glands working overtime. more

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Billykart Kitchen | Brisbane's best cafes | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best cafes – as voted by you!

There's never been a better time to be a brunch lover or coffee craver in Brisbane. Our cafe scene is going from strength to strength, and now every suburb boasts a top-flight breakfast spot vying for the title of the city's best. It's a hard task definitively picking a top cafe, which is why we gave the task over to our readers! This year's EAT/drink Awards were some of the most hotly contested in recent memory, and the category of Brisbane's Best Cafe was naturally amongst the biggest vote getters. We've collated your votes and have assembled a list of Brisbane's ten best cafes, as decided by The Weekend Edition's readers! more

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Lupa Pizza Bar
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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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Hôntô | 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

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District 1
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The round-up: where to find Brisbane’s best pho

When we rank our favourite noodle soups, number one would have to be pho, fo’ sho. We’re not promising that this round-up won’t be littered with soupy puns, but when your brain craves noods it’s hard to resist. Brisbane is flush with fantastic Vietnamese restaurants, all vying for the title of Brisbane’s best pho. Everyone’s got their own pick for the best pho in town, making this one of the most contentious lists in recent memory. We’re not confident we can name the best, but we’re damn certain we have a world-class selection – here are our picks. more

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

The past 16 months has seen Brisbane's restaurant scene boom in terms of its profile and standing amongst Australia's major cities. New restaurants opened, and several old favourites underwent significant shake-ups. This meant that the stage was set for the most anticipated EAT/drink Awards in recent memory, and our readers didn't disappoint. The 2019 EAT/drink Awards were some of the most hotly contested in the lifespan of the competition, and our marquee categories naturally drew a lot of attention. After an entire month of voting, the winners and runner-up venues have been announced, but there were many other fine establishments that still received an overwhelming amount of votes. This year we have a brilliant crop of culinary destinations comprising the upper echelon of Brisbane's Best Restaurant vote getters, so we figured we’d acknowledge the cream of the crop and list the ten… more