Bars
Bavarian Beerhaus delivers Ekka-inspired eats and ales aplenty to Bowen Hills
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Bavarian Beerhaus delivers Ekka-inspired eats and ales aplenty to Bowen Hills

It’s a good time to be a beer lover in Brisbane. The paint had barely dried on South Bank’s German-inspired mega pub Munich Brauhaus before the Rockpool Dining Group announced its follow-up venture – a modern beer-centric concept housed within the iconic Royal Snack Bar building in Bowen Hills. Featuring dozens of taps pouring 40 imported and local beers and a kitchen primed to pump out Bavarian bites and Ekka-inspired snacks, Bavarian Beerhaüs is delivering the goods from schnitties and snags to strawberry sundaes and dagwood dogs. more

Bars
Enjoy botanical cocktails and plant-based bites at Greenhouse Canteen & Bar’s new South Brisbane digs
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Enjoy botanical cocktails and plant-based bites at Greenhouse Canteen & Bar’s new South Brisbane digs

While the plant-based dining boom undoubtedly has Brisbane firmly in its grasp, vegan eating has been a big thing on the Gold Coast for years now. Greenhouse Canteen & Bar was one of the earliest modern adopters of the cuisine on the coast, earning legions of loyal followers (vegans and meat-eaters alike) with a range of approachable, comforting and damn tasty plant-based dishes and cocktails. The concept has now come north with Greenhouse Canteen & Bar opening a new location in South Brisbane, establishing a hip nighttime haunt for dedicated vegans and the culinary curious. more

Restaurants
Black Fire Restaurant delivers fuego feasts to Brisbane City
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Black Fire Restaurant delivers fuego feasts to Brisbane City

Following the departure of Asana by Pete Evans on Albert Street, Capri by Fraser wasted no time in sourcing a fiery new tenant to make good use of its restaurant space. Canberra-born concept Black Fire Restaurant has come north, bringing with it its signature brand of Spanish-inspired cuisine anchored by a selection of flame-licked morsels. more

Casual Dining
Follow your nose to Short Order's sweet and savoury Newstead sanctuary
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Follow your nose to Short Order’s sweet and savoury Newstead sanctuary

Patrons standing on the corner of Skyring Terrace and Cunningham Street have reported a salivation-inducing scent springing from the newly opened Short Order at Haven Newstead, a smart new grab-and-go concept from the team behind Jocelyn’s Provisions. The overwhelming smell in question is emanating from Short Order’s piping-hot rotisserie, which is luring in patrons by the truckload and wowing them with a selection of savoury eats, take-home meals and smooth coffee. more

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Lucky Egg
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The round-up: wrap your laughing gear around Brisbane’s best burgers

The die-hard burger lovers among you will have already marked Monday May 28 in their calendars, but for those that are unaware of the importance of this date, you should know it marks National Burger Day. Although not a public holiday, National Burger Day is well worth celebrating if only for the joy burgers bring to our lives on a regular basis. Few dishes are so adored by carnivores and herbivores alike, and the burger’s longevity is proof of its popularity. If you’re keen to join in and chow down on National Burger Day, why not pick from our list of Brisbane’s best? These bites will surely live up to expectations. more

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You Betty believe it – win a year's supply of free Betty's Burgers for National Burger Day
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You Betty believe it – win a year’s supply of free Betty’s Burgers for National Burger Day

If you hadn’t already heard, Monday May 28 is National Burger Day. It’s cause for celebration, and Betty’s Bugers and Concrete Co is marking the date with a massive giveaway. The burger joint is giving one hungry punter the chance to win a year’s supply of burgers. If 52 weeks of bliss sounds good to you, we’ve got the details on how to score big this weekend. more

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Good Food Month drops the first glimpse of its tasty 2018 program
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Good Food Month drops the first glimpse of its tasty 2018 program

Every July, Brisbane eaters break free from their mid-winter hibernation to celebrate Good Food Month. With only weeks remaining until Good Food Month hits the eateries of Brisbane on Sunday July 1, our bellies have been rumbling impatiently for news of what to expect. The first announcement of the 2018 program has arrived, bringing word of pasta parties, gourmet surf and turf dinners and the ever-popular Night Noodle Markets. more


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Pavement Whispers: Volume 173 May 22
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 173 May 22

From whispers of this year's Night Noodle Markets to free four-cheese pasta, 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
Range Brewing stakes its claim on the craft-beer scene with its modern Newstead brewery
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Range Brewing stakes its claim on the craft-beer scene with its modern Newstead brewery

What do you get when you mix a mechanical engineer and a craft beer industry veteran with a desire to open a brewery? The answer isn’t a joke – you get one of the sharpest and most stylish beverage operations in town. Gerard Martin and Matt McIver are the brains behind Range Brewing – Brisbane’s newest entrant on the craft-beer scene. With a focused and considered approach to all facets of brewing and beer slinging, the Range Brewing team has lovingly crafted their dream operation from the ground up, paying close attention to the finer details to create a unique space and product. more

Restaurants
Hai-Hai Ramen
Food & Drink

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

Bars
Ballistic Beer Co turns on the taps at its West End flagship bar
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Ballistic Beer Co turns on the taps at its West End flagship bar

It truly is a golden age for amber-hued libations. Ballistic Beer Co – one of the most popular proponents of Brisbane’s next wave of craft beer – has stepped up its operations a year on from firing up the fermenters at its Salisbury brewery. The burgeoning brewery has expanded its sphere of influence to include a brand-new alehouse and kitchen of its own on Montague Road in West End. If you’re a fan of boilermakers, baller gin and tonics, burgers, bar bites and a bevvy of, well, craft bevvies, there’s a fair chance you’re in for a good time at this watering hole. more

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The Calile Hotel announces arrival of new food precinct Ada Lane
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The Calile Hotel announces arrival of new food precinct Ada Lane

Following hot on the heels of the announcement of The Calile Hotel’s retail precinct and first permanent restaurant, James Street’s anticipated luxury arrival has revealed details of adjoining hospitality-focused development. Ada Lane will add five new street-level tenancies to the area, creating a micro-precinct dedicated to food and drink. more

Events
Ahh … Greek out! The foodie’s guide to Paniyiri Greek Festival
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Ahh … Greek out! The foodie’s guide to Paniyiri Greek Festival

Mid-year is fast approaching, which means that the weather is getting colder but our anticipation for Paniyiri Greek Festival is heating up. We’re days away from being able to gorge on our favourite Greek cuisine – we’re talking honey puffs, calamari, souvlaki and all of the haloumi. While it’s hard to beat a classic, Greek cuisine has a smorgasbord of bites that are well worth trying, even if it means stepping outside your comfort zone. If you’re eager to make the most of Paniyiri Greek Festival, here is a handy guide to help you navigate the stellar food selection. more

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Stay-cays and laneways – how to see The City with fresh eyes
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Stay-cays and laneways – how to see The City with fresh eyes

If you’ve never entertained the idea of a staycation, we can highly recommend it – playing tourist in your own backyard gives you the opportunity to see things from a totally different perspective. It turns out that one of the best spots for you to spend the night and explore has been hiding in plain sight this whole time – we’re talking about The City. Whether you work in the heart of it or only pop in to shop once in a while, Brisbane’s heart is packed with hidden gems that you might have overlooked – so we’re here to help uncover them. We’ve paired five of The City’s laneways with luxe accommodation to match, so you can plan your perfect stay-cay. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 172 May 15
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 172 May 15

From whispers of James Street's food laneway to a new neighbourhood 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

Restaurants
Gauge
Food & Drink

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

As soon as the gates opened on 2018 we galloped our way into the year. The first order of business was the EAT/drink Awards, which boasted the biggest voter turnout in the history of the awards. As always, people were waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the winners of the marquee categories, headlined by Best Restaurant. The winners and runners-up have been announced, but there were many other fine establishments that still received an overwhelming amount of votes. The top ten is packed with the cream of the crop, so we figured we’d acknowledge Brisbane’s incredible dining scene and list the best restaurants in town, as voted by you! more

Bars
Munich Brauhaus delivers steins, snags and schnitzels to South Bank
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Munich Brauhaus delivers steins, snags and schnitzels to South Bank

One of South Bank's most-anticipated arrivals has finally turned on its taps. Munich Brauhaus – a multi-level beer hall from the Rockpool Dining Group – opened its doors last Friday May 4, wasting no time in kicking off Oktoberfest celebrations months early. The venue is bringing a whole host of Bavarian goods to the table – we’re talking pretzels as big as your face, schnitzels by the score, gargantuan pork knuckles and succulent sausages. Oh, and bier – lots of bier. more