Restaurants
From Bocuse d'Or to Brisbane – Restaurant Dan Arnold opens in Fortitude Valley
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From Bocuse d’Or to Brisbane – Restaurant Dan Arnold opens in Fortitude Valley

The last eight years have been an incredible journey for Dan Arnold. The Brisbane-born chef arrived in France in 2010, where he worked at three Michelin-star restaurant l’Espérance, followed by seven years at two Michelin-star Serge Vieira. His experience lead him to earn bronze at the Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific Competition 2016, then placing eighth in the world with his team at the Bocuse d’Or World Final in 2017. Now, Dan has returned home to Brisbane to open his first restaurant, aptly named Restaurant Dan Arnold. more

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Thierry Galichet unveils his sophisticated Spring Hill eatery La Cache à Vín
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Thierry Galichet unveils his sophisticated Spring Hill eatery La Cache à Vín

Anyone familiar with Thierry Galichet’s signature style of hospitality knows that he wears his inspirations on his sleeve. As a proud product of the Burgundy region, the famed chef and restaurateur has instilled elements of his homeland across all of his endeavours. Thierry’s latest project La Cache à Vín presents hearty French cuisine in a stylish and earthy setting, complete with a significant stash of wines from the slopes and valleys of France’s famed viticultural hubs. more

Cafes
Assemble the pack – Where the Wolves Eat arrives in Morningside
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Assemble the pack – Where the Wolves Eat arrives in Morningside

When it comes to building up a cafe concept from scratch, Malcolm Watts seems to have the process down to an art form. Malcom and his wife Danielle have brought a new cafe concept to the burgeoning corner of Wynnum Road and Redfern Street in Morningside – one that plates up honest and hearty fare paired with the kind of service you expect to receive from seasoned hospitality veterans. more

Events
Crack open your piggy bank for the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail
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Crack open your piggy bank for the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail

We’re collecting loose change in anticipation for one of our favourite events on the foodie calendar – the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail! On Saturday July 14, Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park Shopping Centre will be hosting a mammoth celebration of Asian cuisine, with several eateries erecting pop-up stalls to hawk a range of tasty bites that’ll only set you back a couple of bucks a pop. more

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Fine dining on a dime – feast on Vintaged Bar + Grill’s $29 winter lunch menu
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Fine dining on a dime – feast on Vintaged Bar + Grill’s $29 winter lunch menu

Let’s be honest for a second – in this day and age, finding a decent sit-down meal for under $30 seems damn near impossible. Whether you’re getting dealt tiny portions or trying to navigate convoluted deals, the good old-fashioned lunch special just isn’t what it used to be … unless you’re paying a visit to Vintaged Bar + Grill. You read that correctly – the Hilton Brisbane’s esteemed dining institution might be the last place you would think to go sniffing for a bargain, but this is one deal you’re going to want to make time for. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 180 July 10
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 180 July 10

From whispers of an inner-city winery to award-winning chefs, 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

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Newstead's Golden Pig puts its teachings to good use as fully-fledged restaurant
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Newstead’s Golden Pig puts its teachings to good use as fully-fledged restaurant

Since its inception, Golden Pig has been to the foodies what Hogwarts is to budding wizards. Punny porcine similarities aside, Golden Pig has been instilling cooks with the magical knowledge of the culinary arts for years, but now the team is putting its teachings to the test. Golden Pig has unveiled a brand-new bar and restaurant of its own at its Newstead home, utilising its stylish industrial space as the setting for a sharp array of pan-Asian eats. more


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The Meating Room delivers fillets and bottomless frites to Teneriffe
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The Meating Room delivers fillets and bottomless frites to Teneriffe

If you’re a resident of the inner-northern suburbs, a top-tier steak might be difficult to find in close proximity. Champions of carnivorous eating will perk up at the news that a new meatery has arrived in Teneriffe. The folks at The Dalgety Public House are delivering a boutique beef experience to the Macquarie Street strip, taking over its neighbouring space for younger sibling The Meating Room – a stylish haven for prime cuts. more

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

Brisbane’s bar culture is booming, meaning we are never short of spots to get a cheeky knock-off cocktail or blow the froth off a few cold ones on a weekend. We’re not just lucky in the quantity stakes, we’ve also been blessed with a quality collection of watering holes. This year’s EAT/drink Awards asked readers to tell us which bars they thought deserved the honour of being named Brisbane’s best, and we’ve got to hand it to you – you’ve all got great taste. Although the title of Brisbane’s best bar was hotly contested, we’ve managed to narrow it down to a top ten list – with a little help from you all, of course. more

Bars
Yavanna brings its style of plant-based comfort food to Paddington
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Yavanna brings its style of plant-based comfort food to Paddington

What do you get when three hospitality lifers (who happen to be vegan) team up to create brand-new bar and restaurant? You get one heck of haven for plant-based eaters and omnivores alike. Yavanna has begun its rollout of comfort food, bringing familiarity, fun and flair to the table with a range of dishes that will have even die-hard carnivores on drool watch. more

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Dollars and dogs – Mongrel takes out top honours at Silver Chef’s Holy Shiitake pitch night
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Dollars and dogs – Mongrel takes out top honours at Silver Chef’s Holy Shiitake pitch night

Here at The Weekend Edition we have a pretty strong belief that Brisbane is brimming with foodie talent. This is why we were particularly thrilled when we heard that Silver Chef and Wandering Cooks had teamed up to offer budding restaurateurs some help getting their dreams off the ground via the Holy Shiitake pitch series. After a couple of warm-up events, the final showdown happened on Tuesday June 26 and a bunch of worthy winners walked away with some seriously impressive cash prizes – take a look at Brisbane’s next big names in food. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 179 July 3
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 179 July 3

From whispers of our first-ever pop-up brunch to Australia's top restaurants, 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

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Little Valley adds a big dose of modern Chinese cuisine to Warner Street
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Little Valley adds a big dose of modern Chinese cuisine to Warner Street

The brains behind the Gold Coast’s acclaimed Asian-fusion eatery Rick Shores are looking to go two-for-two with their new neo-Chinese venture in the heart of Brisbane's entertainment precinct. Little Valley kicked open its doors last week, inviting diners to savour its melting-pot of flavours inspired by China’s rich culinary heritage. The philosophy here is simple – traditional dishes are positioned in a new context and are imbued with twists to create something different and interesting. It doesn't matter if you mix up your char siu and siu mai, all you need to know is this isn’t your run-of-the-mill dim sum joint. more

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C'est Bon Wine Bar brings a flexible approach to French hospitality
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C’est Bon Wine Bar brings a flexible approach to French hospitality

Woolloongabba’s long-running French cuisine institution has expanded. C’est Bon has seized an opportunity to turn its neighbouring tenancy into a stylish wine bar, making something old new again while maintaining quality and laying the groundwork for an exciting future. C’est Bon Wine Bar is bringing a level of flexibility and accessibility to Woolloongabba’s dining scene, with a versatile offering of fabulous French food and wine that’ll bring out the Francophile in anyone. more

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Izakaya Kotobuki
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Japanese restaurants

Apologies to any culinary aesthetes reading this, but we feel like a bit of clarification in order – there is so much more to Japanese cuisine than sushi and ramen noodles. The depth of Japanese cuisine is incredibly large, and sometimes it is hard to get a grasp on the diversity without jumping on a plane bound to Tokyo and beyond. It’s not a completely lost cause for Japanese cuisine in Brisbane, however. There are numerous eateries delivering delicious Japanese fare comparable to the real deal. We’ve assembled a list of some of the best. more

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Matt Moran is bringing his iconic Chiswick restaurant to this year's Splendour in the Grass
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Matt Moran is bringing his iconic Chiswick restaurant to this year’s Splendour in the Grass

While we're all still picking our jaws up off the ground after learning of this year's Splendour in the Grass line-up (g'day, Kendrick), we've got even more news for you to digest. Celebrated Australian chef Matt Moran is bringing his iconic Sydney restaurant Chiswick north for the very first time, staging a glorious long-table pop-up feast in a secret location at the Byron Bay festival from July 20–22. Yes, this is actually happening. more

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Walter's Steakhouse celebrates the best of land and sea with Ocean Prime long lunch
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Walter’s Steakhouse celebrates the best of land and sea with Ocean Prime long lunch

If you grew up in Australia and ever glanced upon a pub menu, chances are you would be familiar with a little old concept called surf’n’turf. It’s and old-school staple built around the fusing of two culinary worlds – seafood and steak, together at last! While the versions of this dish that you remember from your childhood might leave little to be desired, rest assured that this concept has legs when executed correctly. As part of Good Food Month, Walter’s Steakhouse is playing host to Ocean Prime, a long lunch bringing the best of land and sea together on a plate. more