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Banh Mi Factory is now slinging Vietnamese street food in a Newstead back street
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Banh Mi Factory is now slinging Vietnamese street food in a Newstead back street

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sinking one’s teeth into the flaky crust of a bang-on banh mi, and few joints do the delicacy justice as well as Banh Mi Factory. The market-born Vietnamese street-food concept went legit in December 2019, snagging tastebuds of northside locals with its first bricks-and-mortar dispensary in Zillmere. Now the family-run business has expanded, opening a hole-in-the-wall dispensary on a side street in Newstead's fringe. Here the banh mis are fresh and flaky, stuffed with perfectly chargrilled proteins and served alongside noodle and rice bowls, snacks, sweet treats and authentic Vietnamese coffee. more

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Art, music and food collide at King Street's inclusive new hub Space & Co.
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Art, music and food collide at King Street’s inclusive new hub Space & Co.

As we gradually pry ourselves from the grip of the pandemic, it's becoming more and more apparent that what we seek in a night out has changed. While dinner and drinks is something we'll never do away with, the urge for a more sensory experience is rising. People want a ticket to something! Space & Co., a newly open multifaceted destination on King Street, is bringing music, visual art, drinks (both boozy and alcohol-free kinds), Japanese and Korean-inspired street food and inclusive vibes together under one roof. In a time where Brisbane's art and hospitality scenes are trying to hone in on a new normal, Space & Co. is blazing a path forward with an all-in-one approach. Read on for a look inside ... more

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Unbearable Bagels – the new grab-and-go step-sibling of Zero Fox – opens in Teneriffe
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Unbearable Bagels – the new grab-and-go step-sibling of Zero Fox – opens in Teneriffe

There's been a bit of a stir taking place down on Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe's leafy main drag. Clusters of carb-loving locals can be seen swarming the entrance to Unbearable Bagels, a new attitude-laden bagel-slinging concept that opened on Monday July 19. The brainchild of a hospitality crew that has made a name for itself by doing things a little bit differently, here loaded bagels (stuffed with drool-worthy ingredients or slathered in a simple schmear) and black coffee are a specialty – and the crowds are already loving it. more

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Join Pie Town's Pie of the Month Club to gobble up a piece of limited-edition perfection
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Join Pie Town’s Pie of the Month Club to gobble up a piece of limited-edition perfection

If you're a regular consumer of oven-baked delights from a certain Montague Road pie shop, then we can spare you the details on how deliciously decadent Pie Town's American-style sweet and savoury creations are. For the not-so-familiar, we suggest following your nose to West End's charming culinary gem to get acquainted – because once you do, you'll be back for more ... and more ... and more. So much so, that you might as well just get a monthly pie membership. Well it's funny we say that, because now you can. more

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The round-up: the best spots in Brisbane to get a slice of vegan pizza
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The round-up: the best spots in Brisbane to get a slice of vegan pizza

Plant-based dining isn't a foodie trend – it's a full-on movement that's here to stay. With many eaters switching to diets that eschew animal products entirely, vegan-friendly dining has become a big area of expansion. Naturally, one of the first dishes to get the plant-based treatment was pizza – even large-scale slice slingers like Domino's has jumped in on the action in recent years. Brisbane’s got a host of pizza joints that whip up covetable circles of heaven topped with all manner of vegan-friendly ingredients for dine-in and delivery. So, if you’re new to the vegan lifestyle, it might be handy to bookmark this list of Brisbane's best vegan pizzas next time you get a hankering for a slice. more

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Under the Brisbane sun – the best outdoor date spots to wine and dine your beloved in The City
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Under the Brisbane sun – the best outdoor date spots to wine and dine your beloved in The City

Cuffing season is well and truly here, friends. You know, that time of year when the temperature starts to drop, so those single folk among us seek out a special someone to snuggle up to in the cooler months. Whether your boo is new or you've been snuggling for a while, the love rush usually ramps up during the cooler months, making it one of the best times to take your flame out and about to soak up the spectacular winter weather. Here are some of the best sun-soaked outdoor date spots in Brisbane to hit up, whether you're down for a coffee and a croissant, a long lunch by the waterfront or cocktails while you watch the sun set. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 315 July 6
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 315 July 6

From news of a music, art and hospitality hub opening next week in Bowen Hills to a new bagel and filter coffee concept from the Zero Fox team, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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

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Soothe the lockdown blues with City Winery's drive-through mac ’n’ cheese pop-up Mac In the Box
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Soothe the lockdown blues with City Winery’s drive-through mac ’n’ cheese pop-up Mac In the Box

The recent snap three-day lockdown has been extended to four days, throwing many of our weekend plans into disarray. All is not lost, though, as the quick-thinking crew at City Winery is looking to inject some cheer into our drizzly doldrums with its new drive-through mac ’n’ cheese pivot Mac In the Box. The mouth-watering pop-up launches this afternoon – here's what's on the menu ... more


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Burgs to the ’burbs – Broken Hearts Burger Club opens a new location in Mango Hill
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Burgs to the ’burbs – Broken Hearts Burger Club opens a new location in Mango Hill

With a burger scene as packed as the one we've got in Brisbane, just to be regarded amongst the city's upper echelon is a feat in itself. Broken Hearts Burger Club might be a relative youngster compared to some of Brisbane's established burger-centric operators, but the pop-up turned smashed-patty superstar has quickly earned enough local praise to elevate it to the top of the heap. This week the crew expanded its footprint with a brand-new locale at Mango Hill Marketplace, taking its range of classic hand-smashed handfuls, fries and stellar shakes to Moreton Bay. more

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West Village welcomes a new coastal-inspired outpost from Betty's Burgers
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West Village welcomes a new coastal-inspired outpost from Betty’s Burgers

We love surprises – especially surprise parties! Oh, we love surprise openings too, so you can imagine our delight when we heard that Betty's Burgers had opened a new location at West Village yesterday, Wednesday June 23, and that it was hosting a weekend-long bash to celebrate. Fans of Betty's bang-on burgs and ice-creams are encouraged to mark July 9–11 in their calendars – there ain't no party like a Betty's Burgers party because at a Betty's Burgers party we get the gifts. more

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Fried chicken, cocktails and cold ones – Momo Chicken's new Chermside location offers the works
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Fried chicken, cocktails and cold ones – Momo Chicken’s new Chermside location offers the works

Anyone that's travelled to South Korea will tell you its famed chicken-and-beer halls are a must-try for any tourist looking to get a taste of the country's crackling nightlife. Brisbane's food scene is fortunate enough to be flush with fantastic Korean-style fried-chicken spots and Momo Chicken & Beer might be one of Brisbane's best. The long-running concept has just opened a brand-new site at Westfield Chermside, bringing with it a stacked menu of finger-licking fare and an exciting new bar element. more

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Enjoy brisket ramen and smoked-beef lasagne at Phat Boyz Smokehouse & Kitchen's new low ’n’ slow outpost
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Enjoy brisket ramen and smoked-beef lasagne at Phat Boyz Smokehouse & Kitchen’s new low ’n’ slow outpost

Any unabashed lover of low ’n’ slow barbecue will tell you that their kind are known to travel great distances for the chance to sink their incisors into some terrifically tender morsels. On Saturday June 5, Walloon – the unheralded locality on the City of Ipswich's far fringe – will become a buzzing hub of carnivorous carousing as family-run Phat Boyz Smokehouse & Kitchen unveils its new headquarters and menu of sensationally smoked meats and desserts. Trust us when we say that this is the kind of gear well worth getting in the car for. more

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Baby, it's cold outside – where to score winter-warming fare in The City
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Baby, it’s cold outside – where to score winter-warming fare in The City

We are now in the throes of winter, friends, and we will do just about anything to stay warm. This includes triple-layering our clothes, sleeping with hot water bottles and traversing The City in search of a warm meal. So you can stay nice and snug, we've done the hard yards for you and discovered a bunch of places doling out delicious, belly-warming fare that will cure your case of the hangries and act like a toasty hug. more

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Sip cocktails for a good cause at Italian eatery Vapiano
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Sip cocktails for a good cause at Italian eatery Vapiano

What's better than soaking up mouth-watering bevvies and bites? You'd be hard-pressed to find an answer, but what if some of your well-spent bucks also went towards a charity of your choice? This ideal situation is called Cocktails for a Cause and it's the newest community-minded initiative from pizza and pasta bar Vapiano. Here are all of the important deets ... more

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Licensed to grill – Som Saa brings wok-fried Thai fare to Newstead
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Licensed to grill – Som Saa brings wok-fried Thai fare to Newstead

Just when you thought Brisbane’s buzzing foodie nexus Newstead was completely chock-a-block with top-notch eats, the suburb surprises us with more. New-age Thai eatery and cocktail spot Som Saa officially opened at the base of the Energex head office building on Reddacliff Street earlier this week on Tuesday June 1, enticing the local lunch crowd with a host of playful takes on Thai-inspired wok and grill-based dishes. more

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Want barbecue for breakfast? Enjoy a low ’n’ slow start at Barbecue Mafia's new Coorparoo digs
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Want barbecue for breakfast? Enjoy a low ’n’ slow start at Barbecue Mafia’s new Coorparoo digs

On a crisp Friday afternoon, dozens of barbecue-loving southside locals descended on Coorparoo Senior AFC, each jostling for position to get their hands on a double smash cheeseburger from homegrown low ’n’ slow titans Barbecue Mafia. This isn't a rare sight, especially now that the smoked-meat stalwart has made the Coorparoo football club its permanent home. The Barbecue Mafia crew has hauled its two mammoth smokers to Brisbane's south-east, establishing a new epicentre for bang-on brisket, primo pulled pork, hearty hot links and a newly introduced barbecue breakfast service. more

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Cheerful eats a specialty at The Gap's gourmet takeaway spot Happy Days Food Co.
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Cheerful eats a specialty at The Gap’s gourmet takeaway spot Happy Days Food Co.

As convenient as apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash can be for inner-city folk, the overall selection and delivery radius dips significantly as one ventures further into the suburbs. The team behind beloved Ashgrove eatery Wine & Larder Bistro and vino spot Arcade Wine is stepping up to bring restaurant-quality takeaway fare to residents of The Gap and its surrounding suburbs with Happy Days Food Co. This hole-in-the-wall kitchen is pumping out a host of tasty tempters for those looking to take a night or two off from cooking. more

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Make yourself at home at new Bowen Hills watering hole Half Pint Kitchen + Bar
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Make yourself at home at new Bowen Hills watering hole Half Pint Kitchen + Bar

If there's one thing the Cheers theme song taught us about hospitality, it's that we do want a place (this place being a local bar) where everybody knows our name. Newly open Half Pint Kitchen + Bar in Bowen Hills operates on this warm and approachable mantra, and has created an atmosphere that's almost an extension of one's living room – just with the added benefit of craft beer on tap, juicy burgers cooking on the grill and more board games than you could reasonably keep in the back of your own linen cupboard. more