Bars
Teneriffe welcomes Gerler's cellar door and cafe Carl's
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Teneriffe welcomes Gerler’s cellar door and cafe Carl’s

While we struggle to contain our salivation at the thought of an inner-city winery to call our own, the team behind Gerler wines and the forthcoming (and secretive) City Winery has decided to give us a little taste of what to expect. Gerler’s newly released output is being poured at Teneriffe’s trendy cafe-meets-cellar-door Carl’s, where not only can we sample the fruits of viticultural labour, but also a range of moreish eats from sunrise to sunset. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 190 September 18
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 190 September 18

From whispers of a decadent dessert and cocktail bar to exciting pasta announcements, 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
Fritzenberger brings its finger-lickin' fare and frothies to Wilston
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Fritzenberger brings its finger-lickin’ fare and frothies to Wilston

The team behind the popular bar, burger joint and brewery Fritzenberger has added a second location to its portfolio – smack-bang on two years since the brand’s initial launch on Petrie Terrace. Feverish fans of Twisties-salt covered fries, Southern-fried chicken and juicy burgers are fasting ahead of the store's opening tomorrow Saturday September 15 in Wilston – we’ve got a look inside the burger and brew pub, clueing you in on a few tasty wrinkles. more

Restaurants
History and innovation collide at Brisbane Quarter’s Heritij
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History and innovation collide at Brisbane Quarter’s Heritij

Ever since news arrived that globally acclaimed chef Manjunath Mural was bringing his considerable talents to Brisbane, Heritij has become one of the most hotly anticipated openings of 2018. Teaming up with hospitality heavyweights Nick Pinn and Sridhar Penumechu for the venue, Manjunath is looking to share traditional Indian cuisine at its finest – plating up intoxicating flavours with a modern approach in one of the best locations Brisbane has to offer. Heritij opens today – Tuesday September 11 – and needs to be seen to be believed. more

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Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room liven up Brisbane City's dining scene
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Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room liven up Brisbane City’s dining scene

If you’ve heard any of the talk around the Ghanem Group’s anticipated restaurant and bar tandem – Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room – you’ve surely got an idea of some of the establishment’s offerings. Dim sum, jazz-inspired cocktails, opulent setting, gorgeous heritage, modern Chinese, seafood, char siu pork, steamed hapuka, bottle service, old-world glamour, new-school hospitality – these aren’t just buzzwords, they’re the real deal. Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room opened last weekend, and the duo is already shaping up to be a landmark arrival. more

Bars
Stokehouse boosts its riverside vibes and cocktail craft at STOKEBAR Q
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Stokehouse boosts its riverside vibes and cocktail craft at STOKEBAR Q

Long a popular destination to savour crisp river breezes and delightful cocktails, few bars captured the magic of Brisbane as perfectly as Stokehouse Q’s Stoke Bar. We’re inclined to believe that if something ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That being said, a little bit of evolution can only be a good thing. After closing in August as part of a million-dollar renovation, Stoke Bar has been transformed into the newly open STOKEBAR Q. Along with a fashionable new look, STOKEBAR Q is also raising the stakes with seasonal cocktails and hand and fork snacks. more

Cafes
Miss Jones
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best new cafes as voted by you

Although gastronomic innovation is often seen as something more suited to the realm of fine dining, it’s our cafes that are really pushing the envelope when it comes to expanding the craft. Our annual EAT/drink Awards showcase some of the most exciting openings that pop up around town, and 2017's awards proved to be no exception. The year that was saw some fantastic outposts springing up around town, with colour, coffee and conscious eating a consistent thread among the leading vote getters. All in all, we feel very blessed to have such a vibrant cafe scene, so without further ado, we’d like to present Brisbane’s best new cafes as voted by The Weekend Edition’s discerning readers. more


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Providore
Cheese merchant Le Fromage Yard opens a sharp new home in Morningside
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Cheese merchant Le Fromage Yard opens a sharp new home in Morningside

For the most part, those with a predilection for only the finest cheeses and smallgoods have to go far out of their way to source it. Fans of Le Fromage Yard’s imported delights relied on the vendor’s market appearances to get their fix, but now the cheese curators have settled in to a bricks-and-mortar space in Morningside. Reliably hawking the best in imported labels as well as some up-and-coming Australian names, Le Fromage Yard is a must-visit for any die-hard dairy lover. more

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Josue Lopez and e’cco bistro team up for one night of modern Australian culinary magic
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Josue Lopez and e’cco bistro team up for one night of modern Australian culinary magic

There are certain names in the Brisbane culinary scene that get tastebuds tingling with their mere mention, let alone the delicious fare with which they are synonymous. When you manage to get these people to team up, magic happens – which is exactly what is about to go down on Tuesday October 16 when critically acclaimed chef Josue Lopez joins forces with the team at e’cco bistro for a one-off collaborative dining experience. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 189 September 11
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 189 September 11

From whispers of cafes and cellar doors to specialty coffee outposts, 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
Persone pairs pizze and pappardelle with panoramic views at Brisbane Quarter
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Persone pairs pizze and pappardelle with panoramic views at Brisbane Quarter

North Quay’s evolution continues at a cracking pace, with anticipated riverside dining precinct Brisbane Quarter finally nearing completion. Persone – the Italian-centric eatery from acclaimed hospitality family the Gambaro Group – opened yesterday Wednesday September 5, and is the first of Brisbane Quarter’s restaurants to open to the public. With a modern take on classic regional Italian cuisine, an impressive list of top-tier wine and stunning river views to match, Persone is adding a dash of elegance to Brisbane City’s dining scene. more

Restaurants
The round-up: where to light up the night for Sunsuper Riverfire 2018
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The round-up: where to light up the night for Sunsuper Riverfire 2018

Aside from New Year’s Eve, few nights bring Brisbane to life quite like Sunsuper Riverfire. The night, which caps off stellar month-long cultural celebrating Brisbane Festival on Saturday September 29, illuminates the night with fireworks displays, Australian Defence Force fly-overs and parties galore. One of the best ways to enjoy Riverfire is by rolling out a picnic blankets at vantage points along the river, but if you’d rather not jostle for prime position, we’ve put together a list of venues that will be celebrating in style. more

Cafes
Birkdale’s brunch scene sprouts a new arrival in The Bloom Room Cafe
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Birkdale’s brunch scene sprouts a new arrival in The Bloom Room Cafe

It’s no coincidence that The Bloom Room officially opens its doors today, Monday September 3 – the first Monday of spring. The newest arrival from the Venzin Group is a charming flower-adorned locale, which might be one of the prettiest in the hospitality group’s portfolio. With a menu of Instagram-worthy eats, colourful beverages and a manicured fit-out to match, Birkdale’s new blossom is more than just a horticulturalist’s dream hideaway. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 188 September 4
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 188 September 4

From whispers of seafood trails to gingerbread pancakes, 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
Get the first look at Fortitude Valley's newest speakeasy TSO Lounge & Dining
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Get the first look at Fortitude Valley’s newest speakeasy TSO Lounge & Dining

The age of clandestine cocktail bars and alehouses might be nearly a century behind us, but the spirit of the Prohibition age is still alive and well in the contemporary tipple scene. Don't believe us? Just look at Fortitude Valley's newest arrival. Drawing inspiration from the history of the 1920s is TSO Lounge & Dining, a split-level watering hole steeped in local heritage that is offering a modern take on classic cocktails and culinary opulence. more

Restaurants
Customs House unveils its new contemporary riverside eatery Patina
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Customs House unveils its new contemporary riverside eatery Patina

Along Brisbane City’s riverside stretch, one building stands out among Eagle Street’s skyward-reaching monoliths. The historic Customs House enjoys one of Brisbane’s most prominent river locations, and the institution has recently overhauled its dining offering to take full advantage of space and modern dining trends. Patina at Customs House has reinvigorated the heritage-listed venue’s culinary focus, delivering regional farm-to-table fare in a stylishly contemporary setting. more

Bars
The Oxford Garden adds a dose of leafy leisure to Bulimba
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The Oxford Garden adds a dose of leafy leisure to Bulimba

Like flowers blooming after the winter chill, springtime is set to bring some new venues perfect for soaking up the warmer weather. The Oxford Garden is the first of these spots to arrive on the scene, opening up recently in the heart of Bulimba’s Oxford Street precinct with a host of share cocktails, magnum rosés and a menu of fresh eats in tow. more