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Kin & Co
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Reuben sandwiches

As undeniable as its popularity is, the exact origins of the Reuben sandwich are hotly debated, which allows for a modicum of freedom as far as evolution is concerned. A classic Reuben is traditionally composed of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing squished between two slices of rye bread, but there’s always room for experimentation. Brisbane’s got a mighty fine selection of sangas scattered across town and we’ve corralled the best Reuben sandwiches from traditional takes to innovative interpretations of pastrami on rye. more

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Hai-Hai Ramen
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The round-up: where to find Brisbane’s best katsu dishes

Let’s face it – few foods aren’t improved after being crumbed and fried. That being said, it’s the particular panko-crumbed goodness of katsu that really butters our bread. From curries to sandwiches, katsu dishes offers plenty of variety – and it’s not just chicken that gets the katsu treatment. If you’re keen to catch katsu fever, we’ve assembled a nifty list of spots that will be able to sate a craving. more

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The round-up: love at first bite – get your hands on Brisbane’s best grilled cheese sandwiches
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The round-up: love at first bite – get your hands on Brisbane’s best grilled cheese sandwiches

We can feel it in the air – a cool change is coming, which means only one thing. Comfort food season has arrived! On our list of satisfying belly warmers, a crispy grilled cheese sandwich is up there. Thursday April 12 marks Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, where grillers the world over will be celebrating the fine art of cheese pull, the look of crispy golden bread slathered in butter and the melting moment when your teeth sink in and all worldly woes disappear. To celebrate grilled cheese sandwich day, we’ve undertaken the daunting task of putting together a definitive list of Brisbane’s best gooey grilled-cheese sangas and toasties that are worth spending your cheddar on. more

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The round-up: sap-free ways to celebrate Galentine's Day
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The round-up: sap-free ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day

Let’s be honest – for a lot of people, February 14 is an absolute nightmare. Between swarms of stressed out dudes panic-buying all of the flowers in the greater Brisbane area and girls humble-bragging on social media about their ‘man being the greatest #blessed’, the whole affair can be pretty schmaltzy. Drop that cynicism, pals! Don’t be bound by social norms – turn the Hallmark holiday on its head and do things your way. We’ve rounded up the best Galentine’s Day (and straight up Anti-Valentine’s Day) events and ideas to get you through – so you’ll be feeling more Beyoncé and less Robbie Hart when the day rolls around. more

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Perch'd
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The round-up: Brisbane’s finest fish and chip spots

Few cuisines suit the Australian summer more than fish and chips. Battered, crumbed or fried – as long as it comes wrapped tightly in a paper parcel with a slice of lemon and some calamari on the side then anything goes. Brisbane has a bunch of great, local fish and chip spots and with the seasons about to change we thought it would be a good idea to encourage you to get your fin fix while the weather is warm. 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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The round-up: Brisbane’s best healthy eating spots as voted by you
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best healthy eating spots as voted by you

Look, we won’t lie – publishing this list at the beginning of the year is a calculated move. It’s resolutions time, which means that many of us will examine our diets and look to make a change for the better. While cooking healthy at home is crucial to seeing positive results, it’s easier than ever to eat healthy while out and about. Last year we announced the winners of the EAT/drink Food Awards, which included Brisbane’s best healthy eats. We’ve decided to release the top ten vote getters from last year’s awards, giving you a bona fide resource for your resolution success. 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


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The round-up: our 300 favourite eats and drinks in Brisbane
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The round-up: our 300 favourite eats and drinks in Brisbane

Pull out those party poppers friends – this week marks 300 issues of The Weekend Edition: Brisbane. Woot! Over those 300 issues we’ve sipped on a lot of craft beer, munched on a whole lot of delicious food and Instagrammed more avocado on toast than we care to admit. To celebrate, the team has come together to compile our 300 favourite bites and sips across our fine city. Not since Gerard Butler lead a fearsome procession of scantily clad spartans to war have we been this amazed by 300 of anything. We’re not going to suggest you go through and eat everything listed below (we’re also not not suggesting it), but it’s a pretty good indicator of the strength of our food scene, from tasty cheaps eats through to the finest of dishes and most delectable cocktails. What’s more, this list is not even close to exhaustive – there’s always more out there to try. So let’s raise a… more

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The round-up: food truck fever – where to get your snack on during the week
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The round-up: food truck fever – where to get your snack on during the week

In the words of Craig David from his smash hit ‘Seven Days’ – “found a food truck on Monday, sought another for some eats on Tuesday, we were snacking down on Wednesday, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and once more on Sunday.” We’re not 100 percent certain, but we’re fairly sure that’s how the song goes. Brisbane’s street food scene is a veritable melting pot of good eats – so good in fact that locals are often opting for a hearty food truck feast instead of dining out. If you’ve ever craved street eats on a school night and have been unable to find a mobile meal dispensary nearby, take solace in the fact that food trucks do roam the streets on every night of the week. With the help of Brisbane Food Trucks, we’ve done the legwork to give you a seven-day rundown of where you can go to find a reliable food truck feed on any given night. more

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The round-up: soak up summer vibes at Brisbane City’s best open-air and rooftop bars
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The round-up: soak up summer vibes at Brisbane City’s best open-air and rooftop bars

Brisbane summers are a pretty wild time – the temperature rises, the festive vibes start flowing and hemlines gradually creep higher as we embrace the new season and all it brings. One of the best ways to beat the heat and soak up the atmosphere is with a cheeky drink or two – all the better if your watering hole of choice is a breezy haven or a rooftop oasis. We’ve rounded up the best open-air and rooftop bars in Brisbane City for all of your seasonal sippin’ needs. more

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Eat Street Northshore
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best dinner spots – as voted by you!

We’ve ticked off breakfast, we sorted lunch, now we need to get our third square meal of the day with dinner. Whether you’ve got a hot date lined up for the weekend, or your friends and family are making you choose where you all eat next catch-up, it’s important to make the right choice when it comes to your evening meal. Many of you voted in our 2016 EAT/drink Awards last year, making it clear where you’d prefer to eat out in town. If you are stuck for a recommendation, you don’t need to simply take our word as gospel – you can listen to what everyone in Brisbane is saying, too! more

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The Coop Bistro
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The round-up: the best places to get schnit-faced in Brisbane

Real talk – there are few dishes so loved as the classic chicken (or pork! or veal!) schnitzel. The crispy, crumbed slabs of meat can be dressed up or down in a variety of ways. Pair it with chips and salad for the perfect pub meal or layer some tomato sauce and cheese on top and turn it into a perfect parmigiana – there is no wrong way to eat a schnitzel. As the self-appointed pretty schnitty committee, we’ve collected a list of spots to source the best schnitz in town. more

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The round-up: get social at Brisbane City’s best spots to eat, drink and party

We don’t need to remind you that the clock is counting down – we’re sure you are keenly aware that the week is nearly over. Since lunch e-mails have been flying back and forth planning after-work drinks, co-workers eagerly regale each other with their upcoming weekend plans, and lovers are firing off a text to their beau with details for tonight’s intimate dinner – the weekend is here and plans are being made. If you are looking to make the most of your weekend evenings as well, The City has got everything you need, from post-work rendezvous spots to sumptuous feasting opportunities and toe-tapping revelry. more

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Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
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The round-up: Brisbane City’s influx of new openings

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there has been a lot of activity taking place in The City of late. We’re not talking about the hustle and bustle of the daily commute or the feverish hordes of shoppers hitting the big retailers, we’re talking about food and drink. In the past month alone, Brisbane City has welcomed a huge influx of bars, restaurants and cafes into its midst, proving that the inner-city is still at the forefront of Brisbane’s top-notch dining scene. If you’ve been meaning to check out what’s fresh (and openings still to come), we’ve assembled a handy guide to make your food crawl easier. more

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Bucci
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The round-up: sample Brisbane’s most heart-stopping chocolate dishes

Ladies and gentlemen – the day we’ve all been waiting for is upon us. World Chocolate Day is finally here! On Friday July 7, people across the world will celebrate the sweetest treat to ever exist. To get into the spirit, we decided to find some of the most decadent chocolate-based desserts in Brisbane, because you can’t celebrate World Chocolate Day without some serious indulgence. We know, we’re real sweethearts but it’s our sweet teeth that you should be thanking. more

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The round-up: celebrate World Gin Day with these stellar gin-based cocktails
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The round-up: celebrate World Gin Day with these stellar gin-based cocktails

The calendar year is full to bursting point with miscellaneous food days. International Hummus Day, World Nutella Day, Jackfruit Day, World Porridge Day – the list goes on. Typically we let these days come and go with little fuss, but when it comes to World Gin Day on Saturday June 10, we make an exception. To celebrate this momentous day, we have gone out to some of Brisbane’s best bars to see what crazy gin-based concoctions they are whipping up this year. We’re not talking gin and tonic here (not exclusively) – these are cocktails that that will make you realise why gin is worth celebrating. more

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The round-up: turn your bolognese into bol-amaze with help from Brisbane’s best cooking schools
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The round-up: turn your bolognese into bol-amaze with help from Brisbane’s best cooking schools

Since the advent of My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef, everyone is an armchair expert when it comes to home cooking. It’s one thing to park your caboose on the couch and dish out cutting critiques on an amateur chef’s botched scampi with anchovy butter, but if you are imparting your wisdom through mouthfuls of cereal for dinner then perhaps you need to evaluate your own cooking game. If something such as boiling water makes your palms sweat with anxiety, we suggest you get your head in the game and pick up a few tips from some of Brisbane’s finest cooking schools. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s best restaurants and bars with a view

You could be at a restaurant eating the juiciest, most tender steak in the world, or sipping on some of the finest wine money could buy, but would you really enjoy your experience if the atmosphere wasn’t up to scratch? A lot can be said about the importance of ambience when dining out, and one of the best ways to achieve a perfect balance between food and vibe is with a stellar view. If you like to pair your meal with a killer vista or a luxe riverside setting, we’ve compiled a list of Brisbane's best bars and restaurants with a view, for you to get a feast for your eyes as well as your mouth. more

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Toast + Soda (Image: Elisha Veldhuijzen)
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The round-up: must-try munchies – Brisbane’s quirkiest market foods

Here’s a hot tip for you – some of Brisbane’s most innovative cuisine can’t be found at a cafe or restaurant. You have to head to the markets to find the truly unique fare, and believe us when we say that the market food scene is booming. Vendors across town are making headlines overseas with their goods, so you know that we’re onto something good. We’ve compiled a handy hit list of market bites and products that you must seek out this weekend. Whether you love your early morning produce haul or your late-night dessert crawl, make sure you try as many of these quirky eats as possible. more