Cafes
The Brunswick Project brings boozy brunches and stellar service to New Farm
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The Brunswick Project brings boozy brunches and stellar service to New Farm

The formula for a great cafe is simple – good food, good coffee and good service is all it takes. Bringing together each element into a triangle of hospitality greatness is The Brunswick Project, a new eatery looking to have all three categories amply covered. Thanks to a menu of bangin’ breakfast bites, a brilliant Brunswick Street location and bright smiles on all of the staff, New Farm’s newest arrival is set to be your favourite spot to spend a summery morning. more

Bars
Slipstream Brewing Co. turns on the taps at its Yeerongpilly cellar door and bar
Food & Drink

Slipstream Brewing Co. turns on the taps at its Yeerongpilly cellar door and bar

Brisbane’s boutique beer brewing scene continues to go from strength to strength as evidenced by the arrival of Slipstream Brewing Co. The Yeerongpilly based brewery has been pumping out crisp cold ones since June, but the team has recently opened its brewery cellar door and bar, where locals and beer fanatics can sample Slipstream’s delicious range of beers on tap every weekend. more

Restaurants
The Coop Bistro
Food & Drink

The round-up: the best places to get schnit-faced in Brisbane

Real talk – there are few dishes so loved as the classic chicken (or pork! or veal!) schnitzel. The crispy, crumbed slabs of meat can be dressed up or down in a variety of ways. Pair it with chips and salad for the perfect pub meal or layer some tomato sauce and cheese on top and turn it into a perfect parmigiana – there is no wrong way to eat a schnitzel. As the self-appointed pretty schnitty committee, we’ve collected a list of spots to source the best schnitz in town. more

Bars
The Manhattan Line gears up to unveil its new Bulimba bar and eatery
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The Manhattan Line gears up to unveil its new Bulimba bar and eatery

Fans of American-inspired eats, rejoice! The Manhattan Line – one of South Bank’s most beloved establishments – has expanded to Bulimba, bringing with it its popular range of New York-style hot dogs, American craft beers and plenty of whisky. Opening next week, The Manhattan Line will add a charming new twist to the Oxford Street strip, boasting the same rugged vibe and stylish flair that has helped make it so popular. more

Bars
Great Northern Bar
Food & Drink

The best spots to get a feed before you fly

The last-minute preparation routine for a holiday is serious business. First, you’ve got to triple check that you’ve packed everything. Second, you need to check-in in advance (to avoid the lines, of course). Third, you’ve got to give yourself enough time to get to the airport itself. This isn’t even including other minor things like reminding your neighbour that they agreed to collect your mail, ensuring that your out-of-office e-mail responder is on and that you’ve put both bins out. With all of this on your plate, it’s easy to forget to eat. If you arrive at the airport with a Boeing-sized hunger, fear not – Brisbane Airport has got the goods when it comes to pre-take off eats and tipples. We’ve hand picked five of the best spots to snack at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal for breakfast, lunch and dinner to ensure you start your holiday the right way. more

Food News
The Weekend Series: five foods spotted on Instagram that will make you want to lick your screen
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The Weekend Series: five foods spotted on Instagram that will make you want to lick your screen

Ahh, Instagram – truly the best of times and the blurst of times. Since its inception this humble app has been responsible for inciting some of the most powerful FOMO known to man, especially when it comes to food. You’re no doubt familiar with the scenario of having a cheeky lunchtime scroll and coming across an image of a meal that looks so insanely opulent that you actually kind of start to salivate – no shame, we’ve all been there. This here article is dedicated to that exact feeling you get when you see a food and think, “Get in and around my mouth immediately.” Behold, our pick of the most drool-worthy things we’ve seen kicking around on our newsfeeds lately. more

Bars
Pavement Whispers: Volume 135 August 15
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 135 August 15

From whispers of specialty coffee spots in Norman Park to a massive new breakfast hub in South Brisbane, 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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Restaurants
Happy Boy is all grown up in its new Fortitude Valley home
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Happy Boy is all grown up in its new Fortitude Valley home

Since opening in October 2014, Happy Boy has been shaking up the Brisbane dining scene, tantalising tastebuds with the diverse and interesting flavours of regional Chinese dishes – a far cry the Westernised Chinese food we have become accustomed to. Ready to take Happy Boy to its next stage, brothers Jordan and Cameron Votan decided it was time to move from Spring Hill, and are set to open the doors of Happy Boy in Fortitude Valley next Tuesday August 15. more

Cafes
Iconic eatery The Moray Cafe gets a new lease on life
Food & Drink

Iconic eatery The Moray Cafe gets a new lease on life

New Farm’s stalwart of morning dining has received a timely sprucing just ahead of the spring brunch season. The Moray Cafe has undergone some huge changes lately, with a new owner, new chef, new menu and a new look re-establishing the cafe as one of the suburb’s top-flight nosheries. more

Cafes
The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you

Lunch is the middle child of the three square meals family, often overshadowed by our sprightly breakfast culture and the sophisticated night time dinner. Typically we are at work for lunch, so we settle for leftovers or whatever is closest, but don’t get it twisted – lunch is very much as varied and interesting as any other meal of the day. At the end of 2016, you voted for Brisbane’s best eats in our 2016 EAT/drink Awards, and the results were clear – lunch is booming in Brisbane. Here are the top ten choices for lunch, as voted by you! more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 134 August 8
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 134 August 8

From whispers of the inaugural Specialty Coffee Festival to chicken and waffles for breakfast, 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
The Gresham unveils its new bar within a bar – The Drawing Room
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The Gresham unveils its new bar within a bar – The Drawing Room

Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to introduce you to the concept of barception … that is, a bar within a bar. As if The Gresham hasn’t already given our city enough joy, the multi-award-winning bar is about to reveal The Drawing Room – an intimate internal cocktail bar, only accessible through a button-tufted red leather door. more

Restaurants
James Street welcomes craft-beer haven Freddie's Taphouse & Kitchen
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James Street welcomes craft-beer haven Freddie’s Taphouse & Kitchen

The restaurant boom on James Street shows now sign of abating, with Freddie’s Taphouse & Kitchen adding a tasty new wrinkle to the popular promenade. Located underneath the Sage Hotel, Freddie’s looks to bring a craft beer focused element to James Street, with a huge range of drops on tap complemented with a punchy flavoursome menu that pairs with any choice brilliantly. more

Restaurants
Jo-Jo's is back – and yes, you can still get chips with mushroom sauce
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Jo-Jo’s is back – and yes, you can still get chips with mushroom sauce

In the weeks following the closure of Jo-Jo’s Restaurant, Queen Street Mall wanderers looked up at the empty corner location and lamented the departure of such an iconic staple. It seemed as if the salt and pepper calamari and grilled king prawns were gone forever, however it wasn’t long before despondence turned into joy as Jo-Jo’s announced it was merely moving to some more fashionable digs across the river. The moment fans of Jo-Jo's mushroom sauce have been waiting for has finally arrived ­– Jo-Jo’s is back with a new look and a new menu, but with plenty of its signature white marble-adorned charm. more

Restaurants
The round-up: eat your way through Brisbane's best steaks
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The round-up: eat your way through Brisbane’s best steaks

Apologies in advance to all of our vegan and vegetarian friends, but this one is for the carnivores. Steak. To most meat eaters, it doesn’t get much better than a juicy, succulent steak. Rare, medium rare, medium, well done – it doesn’t matter how you like it, steak is a staple for good reason. While we love an old-fashioned backyard barbecue, sometimes we like to let the professionals handle the cooking every once in a while. When it comes to steak, we are flush with stellar spots to get our incisors into some fantastic flame-grilled beef, so bring out your inner Ron Swanson and start ticking off this list. more

Bars
Coyotito
Food & Drink

The round-up: get social at Brisbane City’s best spots to eat, drink and party

We don’t need to remind you that the clock is counting down – we’re sure you are keenly aware that the week is nearly over. Since lunch e-mails have been flying back and forth planning after-work drinks, co-workers eagerly regale each other with their upcoming weekend plans, and lovers are firing off a text to their beau with details for tonight’s intimate dinner – the weekend is here and plans are being made. If you are looking to make the most of your weekend evenings as well, The City has got everything you need, from post-work rendezvous spots to sumptuous feasting opportunities and toe-tapping revelry. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 133 August 1
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 133 August 1

From whispers of new food and entertainment precincts to neighbourhood bars, 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
Mr Chester Wine Bar brings a splash of New World finery to The Valley
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Mr Chester Wine Bar brings a splash of New World finery to The Valley

The times, they are a-changin’ and so are our tastes. The categorical boundaries that classify and sometimes limit venues are crumbling, leading to an incredible new wave of hospitality across Australia. Mr Chester Wine Bar is cresting that wave in Brisbane, bringing with it a New World approach to wine and atmosphere – removing the pretension and making education (as far as wine is concerned) fun again. Pairing undeniable taste with a great selection of wine and cheese, Mr Chester Wine Bar is breaking the mould in the Fortitude Valley bar scene. more