Bars
Views, brews and chews – Eagle Street’s Riverland opens to the public
Food & Drink

Views, brews and chews – Eagle Street’s Riverland opens to the public

While not completely certain, we’re fairly sure that there’s a scientific correlation between the taste of a cool beverage and your proximity to a killer vista. Our hypothesis – everything tastes better with a great view. Just when you thought all of Eagle Street’s riverside real estate had been snatched up, a new venue arrives to give us another option for peeping a ripper sunset over the Brown Snake and the Story Bridge – just in time for summer sessions. Riverland is a brand-new dynamo drinking and dining destination that will offer something different each visit. Except for the view, of course. That will always be primo. more

Bars
Junk
Food & Drink

It’s hip to be square – Coorparoo Square unveils its first wave of openings

Folks, it’s here! It’s finally here! One of the most highly anticipated developments has come to life after some perspiration-soaked anticipation. Coorparoo Square has gradually ascended above Cavendish Road over the past few months, swelling with the promise of hip new bars and eateries and a host of other quality retailers. Well, this week marks the first wave of openings in the centre, ranging from tantalising taquerias, choice coffee spots, gorgeous gelaterias and beautiful bars. Before you flock to chock your mouth full of goodies, have a closer look at what Coorparoo Square is bringing to town. more

Cafes
Allpress set to impress with new East Brisbane coffee haven
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Allpress set to impress with new East Brisbane coffee haven

It’s been 17 years since New Zealand-born coffee mavericks Allpress Espresso made landfall in Australia, and now the acclaimed roaster has come to stake its claim in Brisbane's coffee scene. Allpress Espresso has just opened its own bricks-and-mortar spot in East Brisbane, establishing a proper home from which to spread the good word of coffee. Following on from Allpress Espresso’s interstate locations, Allpress Brisbane is looking to set itself up as a community hub, bringing people together over a shared love of coffee and conversation. more

Cafes
Great Scott! West End welcomes chic coffee joint Doc Brown
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Great Scott! West End welcomes chic coffee joint Doc Brown

It’s a great time to be a resident of Brisbane’s inner south. We’re seeing a huge boom in the local cafe scene, and Doc Brown is the latest establishment to join the wave. A space so fly you’d swear it was riding a hoverboard, Doc Brown pairs great coffee and a scrumptious menu with shmick fit-out and a dash of retro-cinema cool. At the risk of overdoing it on the Back to the Future references, we’re going to humbly suggest that you hop in your Delorean and make tracks for West End as soon as possible. There’s no need to go 88mph, though – Doc Brown is the perfect place to slow down for a while. more

Restaurants
Thomson's Reserve
Food & Drink

The round-up: Feast of Christmas future – where to eat on Christmas Day

If the increasing number of decorations around town didn’t give it away, Christmas is fast approaching, which means you need to start planning your holiday celebrations ASAP. If you’ve been thinking about doing things differently this year, we’ve got a great suggestion. Forget telling your family to bring a plate, forget slaving away in a hot kitchen for hours, and forget doing the dishes when you should be napping your food sweats away. Christmas is all about enjoying yourself, so leave the meal prep and cooking up to the experts and relax this year. We’ve decided to give you your gift early in the form of this list of spots to chow down on Christmas Day, so now all you have to do is sort out your own present shopping (you should really get on that, we're expecting something good). more

Treats
Fire up your tastebuds for Lick! Ice Cream's Morningside arrival
Food & Drink

Fire up your tastebuds for Lick! Ice Cream’s Morningside arrival

Ice-cream brings people together. It’s a fact. Take Lick! Ice Cream for example – fans of the iconic Graceville creamery travel from as far as the Gold Coast to fill up their eskies with delicious ice-cream. The past few years has seen demand skyrocket for Lick! Ice Cream’s flavours, and now supply is set to double with the opening of a new location in Morningside today, Wednesday November 22. If you’ve got a hankering for something sweet, Lick! will surely do the trick. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 149 November 21
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 149 November 21

From whispers of succulent Greek eats to rustic woodfired Italian, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest 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

Restaurants
Margo Restaurant and Bar brings a worldly spin to Paddington’s fine-dining scene
Food & Drink

Margo Restaurant and Bar brings a worldly spin to Paddington’s fine-dining scene

After Paddington mainstay Montrachet closed its doors in anticipation of a move to King Street, the hot topic on everyone’s lips was who would step up and fill the vacant Paddington destination. Americo Fernandes has taken on the challenge, recently opening up Margo Restaurant and Bar in the rustic restaurant space. If you salivate at the sound of a light fusion of European and Asian cuisine, then grab some napkins, mar-go ahead and read on. more


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Bars
Enjoy gin high tea in the leafy surrounds of West End's Covent Garden
Food & Drink

Enjoy gin high tea in the leafy surrounds of West End’s Covent Garden

It was a sad day when Lock'n'Load announced it was closing its doors. The West End institution brought the good times for more than a decade, however with the promise of big things ahead, we couldn’t help but be excited about what the team was planning for the venue. All has now been revealed – Covent Garden has taken over and the space's past identity is a mere memory. more

Bars
The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best cocktail bars as voted by you
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best cocktail bars as voted by you

We’re sure you’d agree that cocktails are serious business. Beer and wine selections aside, a top-flight bar’s reputation is staked on the quality of its cocktails, which is why we can’t abide by a negligently made negroni or an ordinary old fashioned. At the beginning of the year we asked The Weekend Edition readers to vote for their favourite (read: best) cocktail bars in town for the 2016 EAT/drink Awards, and you responded en masse. Now we've got a near definitive selection, so if you are as serious about your cocktails as we are, make sure you’ve sipped from every entry on this list – the ten best cocktail bars around. more

Cafes
Simply Buddha-ful – Villa dishes up bowls of nourishment in the heart of Bulimba
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Simply Buddha-ful – Villa dishes up bowls of nourishment in the heart of Bulimba

Usually when we return from a holiday we feel recharged, serene and content – but never overly eager to return to work. For Coco Bliss head honchos Candice Kemp and Mellita Rayner the duo were itching to get back to the office after some time away, for they had an idea that they simply had to share with Brisbane eaters. Enter Villa – a brand-new healthy outlet dispensing an abundance of Balinese-inspired protein and vegetable-laden bowls, set to give eaters a stellar nutritious savoury option once it opens on Friday November 17. more

Bars
Ballistic Beer Co.
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: the beer lovers guide to boutique brews from Brisbane, Gold Coast and beyond

We are experiencing a golden age for locally brewed craft beer. Several spots in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the surrounding regions are creating some fantastic frothy beverages that are earning acclaim around the country. This week marks the start of Queensland Beer Week, which runs from November 16-25. We really don't need to give you a reason to enjoy some of the best brews in the state, but in the spirit of making the most of Queensland Beer Week why not take a trip to some of our top-notch tipple temples. more

Food truck
What the truck – a new street-eat emporium set for King Street
Food & Drink

What the truck – a new street-eat emporium set for King Street

Attention all food truck lovers – buckle up, we’ve got some big news for you. The minds behind Melbourne’s Welcome to Thornbury have just announced Brisbane’s very own permanent bar and food truck stop – Welcome to Bowen Hills. Yep, that’s right – next year there will be a dedicated street eat emporium smack bang in the middle of town at the Brisbane Showgrounds. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 148 November 14
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 148 November 14

From whispers of laneway pop-ups to bars on wheels, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest 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

Bakeries
Tease your tastebuds at Monty's Bakehouse in West End
Food & Drink

Tease your tastebuds at Monty’s Bakehouse in West End

There's something completely intoxicating about the aroma of freshly baked bread. Your nose tingles as you inhale that warm familiar scent, your mouth watering at the thought of the carby goodness that awaits your tastebuds. Let's be real, it's pretty hard to concentrate on anything else once a baked good grabs your attention. Just a word of warning – this exact sensation is going to hit you the moment you step inside Monty's Bakehouse, and you're probably going to want to buy everything that lies before you in the cabinet. Look, we get it. No judgement here. more

Restaurants
Nice buns! Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co. has arrived in Newstead
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Nice buns! Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. has arrived in Newstead

There was once a strapping young knight who made a very keen observation that his anaconda does not want none unless one has got buns, hon. We wholeheartedly agree – the anaconda is a metaphor for his insatiable hunger, right? And by buns, he surely meant Betty's Burgers. The much-loved Noosa-born institution has made its way to Newstead for its second Brisbane location, bringing its signature burgers, decadent concretes and moreish sides. more

Food News
Walkin' on sunshine – start your day the right way at Brisbane's best healthy breakfast spots
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Walkin’ on sunshine – start your day the right way at Brisbane’s best healthy breakfast spots

Unless you are one of those freakish human garbage disposal-type people whom can eat whatever they wish with no negative physical ramifications (damn you!), one of the inevitabilities of getting older is the quest for health through food. Redirecting your diet to a more wholesome route can often have you feeling like you’re missing out, especially when your pals suggest going out to breakfast and you get stuck watching them chow down on maple-bacon waffles while you poke at a sad-looking bowl of granola. News flash – eating well doesn’t have to be a drag! We’ve rounded up Brisbane’s best healthy breakfast spots that serve up fare so delicious that you won’t even miss your eggs benny. more

Food News
Hot summer nights – Two Donkeys puts Spring Hill back on the map with new events series
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Hot summer nights – Two Donkeys puts Spring Hill back on the map with new events series

We’re going to go right ahead and say it – Spring Hill is underrated. The small but mighty suburb often gets overlooked for its neighbouring CBD and Fortitude Valley digs, but this is a grave error. One institution that knows this is Two Donkeys, the chill brunch hub that has been bringing delicious eats and spreading good vibes through Spring Hill since its opening in 2016. Two Donkeys is keen to share its postcode love with the rest of us, launching a brand-new event series that will make it the perfect summer hang. Assemble your crew for Spring Hill Summer Nights, your new favourite evening escape. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 147 November 7
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 147 November 7

From whispers of non-stop house parties to a cafe taking you back to the future, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest 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