Restaurants
Saddle up for some succulent smoked delights at Chermside's Bootlegger
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Saddle up for some succulent smoked delights at Chermside’s Bootlegger

Just when you though Westfield Chermside’s food offering couldn’t get any bigger, a new entrant takes things to a whole other level. Bootlegger is the newest venue from restaurateur Tom Chidiac (founder of Sir Chapel at the Tramsheds in Sydney), and is a passion project through and through. Any fans of genuine, bona fide, salivation provoking, melt-in-your-mouth, shallow-breathing inducing American barbecue need only follow their nose to sink their teeth in some of the best in town. Bootlegger is an American barbecue smokehouse done well, with all kinds of lovingly slow-cooked meat paired with craft beer, signature cocktails and a warm atmosphere. more

Cafes
Enjoy bowls of blissful bites at Newstead's The Farm Wholefoods
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Enjoy bowls of blissful bites at Newstead’s The Farm Wholefoods

When we think of breakfast, it’s hard to avoid thoughts of poached eggs swimming in hollandaise and crispy bacon on sourdough – but we can’t indulge in this heavenly bounty every morning. That being said, we certainly don’t have to settle for anything unfulfilling! The Farm Wholefoods is a newcomer to Gasworks Plaza that has breakfast (and lunch, for that matter) sorted, with a range of nutritious and tasty bowls that promise to start your day the right way. more

Restaurants
Suki brings its bowls and burritos to Bulimba's Oxford Street
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Suki brings its bowls and burritos to Bulimba’s Oxford Street

Only a few short months after making a splash with its first South Bank location, Suki is going two-for-two with its new colourful hub in the heart of Bulimba. Brisbane’s favourite destination for Hawaiian-inspired poke bowls and sushi burritos has opened on Oxford Street, bringing its range of flavoursome and fun fare that has been causing a foodie frenzy across town all year. more

Restaurants
The round-up: get fired up for Brisbane’s best Korean BBQ
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The round-up: get fired up for Brisbane’s best Korean BBQ

When it comes to pairing salivation-worthy deliciousness with hands-on interactivity, Korean BBQ is one cuisine that marries the two perfectly. Picture this – a plate piled high with choice cuts of meat waiting to be seared to perfection on the hot grill in front of you. Throw in a veritable buffet of sides and baby, you’ve got us hooked! To us, Korean BBQ is woefully under-appreciated, which is why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to spread the love and give you a rundown of the best joints to get your teeth into some Korean BBQ goodness. more

Bars
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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Sip, slurp, chew and chomp your way through the mammoth Night Noodle Markets offering
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Sip, slurp, chew and chomp your way through the mammoth Night Noodle Markets offering

Fortune favours the bold, my friends. We understand that culinary risks don’t always pay off (mostly when you’re trying to get creative in the kitchen with that mystery condiment you bought months ago), which is why it’s best left to the experts. Running as part of Brisbane’s Good Food Month, the beloved Night Noodle Markets are returning to South Bank from Wednesday July 19 to serve up the sights, sounds and smells of an Asian hawker market – with a few twists and surprises thrown in for good measure. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 131 July 18
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 131 July 18

From whispers of an espresso martini festival to a secret bar within a bar, 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

Bars
Embrace aperitivo hour at Brisbane City's Bar OTTO
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Embrace aperitivo hour at Brisbane City’s Bar OTTO

If any culture knows how to express our love and longing for food, it's Italian. You see, Italians believe that appetite comes when you eat ... in other words, eating to encourage more eating. With that in mind, the brilliant country that brought us pasta and parmigiano reggiano also invented aperitivo hour – usually a pre-dinner bitter cocktail (hello, Aperol spritz) paired with small bites to stimulate your appetite before the main event. Yes please. more


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Bars
Get clucky over the bites and brews at West End's Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar
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Get clucky over the bites and brews at West End’s Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar

Fried-chicken lovers south of the river have been squawking and clamouring for some crispy golden love ever since Lucky Egg set up shop in Fortitude Valley. Well, good things time to those who wait, as Lucky Egg will soon be turning on the fryers at its new location at Max Watt’s. Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar will pair a larger range of bites with a bevy of beer and cheer, making the Boundary Street stop a sure-fire winner for snacking and sipping. more

Cafes
Brisbane’s ten best places for breakfast as voted by you
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Brisbane’s ten best places for breakfast as voted by you

Folks, let’s not beat around the bush – breakfast is a big deal. Not only is it the most important meal of the day, it is often the most satisfying. Any meal that can include a combination of eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, potato, spinach, tomato, avocado, pancakes, waffles, bread, ice-cream, seasonal fruit and veg, and more is a meal that we’d happily eat at any time of the day. It seems that most of you are in agreement, if the results of our 2016 EAT/drink Awards are any indication. Thanks to your votes, we have a definitive list of the ten best places in town to get a satisfying day starter. more

Events
Santa is coming early and his gift is a brand-new festive Secret Foodies event
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Santa is coming early and his gift is a brand-new festive Secret Foodies event

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of jingle bells, my friends, and they are heralding the arrival of the next instalment of one of Brisbane’s most exciting food events. Those maverick renegades from Secret Foodies are at it again, bringing their signature blend of themed fine dining back to Brisbane for a Christmas in July edition. Bust out your best daggy sweater, rehearse your favourite lame bon-bon jokes and arrive on an empty stomach, because this is one mystery festive feast with all of the trimmings. more

Events
Spend your Sunday with beers, burgers and beats at the Miss Bliss laneway party
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Spend your Sunday with beers, burgers and beats at the Miss Bliss laneway party

When the sun is out at the weather is fine, there is absolutely no way you’ll find us shut up inside. We want to make the most of our weekend, and if you are like us then you’ll probably get a kick out of the party taking place in Bliss Lane this weekend. Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen is celebrating the weekend with a Sunday session filled with healthy snacks, vegan-friendly beers and superfood cocktails. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 130 July 11
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 130 July 11

From whispers of huge new food festivals to gelato-appreciation classes, 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

Bars
Consume charcuterie and cocktails in abundance at Teneriffe bar Copado
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Consume charcuterie and cocktails in abundance at Teneriffe bar Copado

If you break down and cry at the beauty of a masterfully assembled cheese board, you might want to pack some tissues when you visit Teneriffe’s newest haunt. Copado is the newest face on the Wool Store-scene, brought to us by Mic Uebergang from The Dalgety Public House. Say hello to an abundance of salumi, creamy cheeses, gourmet tinned sardines, cocktails, wine, wine and more wine. more

Cafes
Snack on three-cheese toasties and gourmet goodies at The Cheese Pleaser in The City
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Snack on three-cheese toasties and gourmet goodies at The Cheese Pleaser in The City

If you are lactose intolerant, we apologise in advance. If you aren’t lactose intolerant, holy cheesus friend – have you heard the good news? The Cheese Pleaser – one of the most highly sought suppliers of gourmet cheese and legendary cheese toasties – has opened its very own brick-and-mortar location in the Brisbane CBD. That’s right – now you can swing by and sink your teeth into all sorts of cheesy goodness and even build your own hamper to impress company at home. more

Restaurants
Munch on golden goodness at Brisbane City’s 4Fingers Crispy Chicken
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Munch on golden goodness at Brisbane City’s 4Fingers Crispy Chicken

Chickens aren’t typically a migratory bird, but Brisbane City’s newest chicken-centric arrival has flown here straight from Singapore. 4Fingers Crispy Chicken is staking its claim in the local fried-chicken scene, opening up its second location just weeks after roosting at its Westfield Chermside flagship. There’s more to this eatery than meets the eye – 4Fingers is dishing up some of the finest free-range fried goodness you’re likely to devour as well as some Asian-inspired extras. more

Cafes
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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Pavement Whispers: Volume 129 July 4
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 129 July 4

From whispers of plant-based eats to all-you-can-eat chicken, 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

Cafes
Kenmore's The Single Guys goes plural with its new inner-city joint
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Kenmore’s The Single Guys goes plural with its new inner-city joint

If you’ve got a serious case of the weekday blues (it's a legitimate medical condition), we’ve got some great news that we think will help perk you up. Kenmore specialty coffee hub The Single Guys has opened its brand-new location on Charlotte Street in Brisbane City, offering its signature brand of on-point service and top-notch coffee. If you need an excuse to unchain yourself from your desk and get out of the office, the team at The Single Guys will be more than happy to ease your woes. more