Cafes
Pug life – Little Black Pug Cafe brings pooch-friendly vibes to Mount Gravatt
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Pug life – Little Black Pug Cafe brings pooch-friendly vibes to Mount Gravatt

Sure, it’s one thing to say your cafe is dog friendly, but when you’re chomping down on eggs benny and your poor pooch is stuck looking miserably at a communal container of half-slurped water, you can’t help but feel a pang of sympathy. Thankfully, someone is thinking of the doggos. Mount Gravatt’s Little Black Pug Cafe has arrived on the scene, operated by two die-hard dog lovers that have ditched their established careers in science to open up one of Brisbane’s most pup-positive eateries. more

Bars
Oodles of noodles  – Bakery Lane scores more Japanese eats with Nom Nom Ramen & Sake
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Oodles of noodles – Bakery Lane scores more Japanese eats with Nom Nom Ramen & Sake

As the mercury drops, it's only natural to seek out nourishment that warms the bones. Ramen fits the bill perfectly, and a sip of sake will surely send the warmth spreading all over. Phillip Kim of Nom Nom Korean Eatery has taken it upon himself to up the supply of ramen to Fortitude Valley, expanding his popular hotspot to include a ramen and sake bar. The good news is this is only half of Phillip’s new plans for the area ... more

Cafes
Mission Vietnamese
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The round-up: bite into some of Brisbane’s best banh mi

When it comes to sandwiches, we are connoisseurs. As long as there’s bread and some kind of filling, we’re interested. No sandwich gets us as excited as banh mi, though, and we’d hazard a guess we’re not the only ones. In an age where people are pushing the boundaries of food fusion, banh mi is an established and culturally rich blend. The meeting of French and Vietnamese cuisines has resulted in what could be the best sandwich in the world, and when you get a glimpse of the crusty baguette filled to bursting point with scrumptious ingredients you’d be hard-pressed to disagree. Brisbane’s got a booming banh mi scene. Want proof? Check out this list and see what all of the fuss is about. more

Markets
Eat Street Northshore hones its green thumb with new hydroponic farm
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Eat Street Northshore hones its green thumb with new hydroponic farm

Since relocating to its new location just over a year ago, Eat Street Northshore has gone from strength to strength. A recent partnership with Modular Farms is set to bear fruit (or in this case, vegetables), as Eat Street Northshore is showing off its new vertical hydroponic farm, which is being utilised to grow herbs and greens for its various food vendors all year round. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 169 April 24
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 169 April 24

From whispers of Jocelyn's Provisions' next venture to a new craft alehouse, 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 round-up: what's open on ANZAC Day 2018
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The round-up: what’s open on ANZAC Day 2018

After fallout of the hectic Easter long weekend festivities, it’s easy to forget that we have another public holiday right around the corner. ANZAC Day is fast approaching, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly. Whether you are choosing to join in on the commemorative events or spending the day with family and friends, it’s handy to know that there are places around town that will be open and trading throughout the day. If you predict a post-march coffee outing or are in need of an ANZAC Day lunch spot, use our handy list to see what’s open. more

Restaurants
Brisbane City's leafy new micro-pub Isles Lane turns on the taps
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Brisbane City’s leafy new micro-pub Isles Lane turns on the taps

In a huge boost for the inner-city dining scene, a new stylish micro-pub is opening to the public today – Thursday April 19 – in Post Office Square. Isles Lane is a charming bar and bistro that is combining Parisian-inspired design touches, a menu of farm-to-table delights and an all-encompassing bar selection to create a versatile drinking and dining destination. more


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Restaurants
Barbecue, burgers and bourbon – Coorparoo carnivores score big with Special Rub
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Barbecue, burgers and bourbon – Coorparoo carnivores score big with Special Rub

If you’ve been to Coorparoo Square recently, you might have picked up the intriguing scent of woodsmoke wafting through the central promenade. No, your mind isn’t playing tricks on you – it’s not bushfire season. That smell is emanating from the precinct’s newest tenant Special Rub, which fired up its imported smokers last week. Specialising in Texas-style barbecue, Special Rub is plating up some beefy bites that will have any red-blooded meat lover salivating, not to mention a glut of extra mouth-watering morsels and thirst-quenching beverages. more

Restaurants
Très bien! Auchenflower celebrates the arrival of French-inspired Eiffel Restaurant
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Très bien! Auchenflower celebrates the arrival of French-inspired Eiffel Restaurant

After two years educating Fortitude Valley residents on the ins and outs of French cuisine, the team behind Eiffel Restaurant (formerly The French Food Shop) has picked up its foundations and moved suburbs. Ghislan and Selma Pourbaix are seizing the opportunity to spread their wings and take their offering to new levels, taking a fine-dining approach to French and European-inspired cuisine that is already having Auchenflower eaters exclaiming ‘mon dieu!’ more

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Jamie Oliver’s Australian restaurant group goes into administration
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Jamie Oliver’s Australian restaurant group goes into administration

Some serious changes are afoot for the Australian branch of Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group. As of Monday April 16, the company has been placed into voluntary administration and sold to the Brisbane-based Hallmark Group. The sale comes almost 12 months after the celebrity chef bought back the Australian division of his eponymous restaurant chain from the failed Keystone Group. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 168 April 17
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 168 April 17

From whispers of a new plant-based bar and eatery to Fortitude Valley's new open-air 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
Charming dining with an Art Deco twist – Ovolo Inchcolm unveils Salon de Co
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Charming dining with an Art Deco twist – Ovolo Inchcolm unveils Salon de Co

Last week, Brisbane’s inner-city dining scene got an extra dose of classic 1920s chic, when Ovolo Inchcolm opened to the public. The reimagined boutique accommodation destination has spruced up the hotel’s interior, taking back to an early 20th-century feel that blends sophistication with style. The hotel’s restaurant has been revitalised as well, with new eatery Salon de Co offering up a menu of modern gustatory delights paired with timeless service and a classy Art Deco interior that will have you feeling far removed from the stressors of the busy city centre. more

Cafes
Fall in love with I Heart Brownies' retro bakery in Bowen Hills
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Fall in love with I Heart Brownies’ retro bakery in Bowen Hills

The quickest way to our heart is with a box of sweet treats, and if we’re being picky, the best treats to charm us come from I Heart Brownies. We know were not alone in this – I Heart Brownies has grown by leaps and bounds since wooing Brisbane over with its signature artisan, gooey, gluten free and heart-shaped treats, and now the booming operation has just opened a new cafe and bakery in Bowen Hills. I Heart Brownies is now pumping out moreish brownies by the thousand, maintaining its unparalleled quality and pairing them with creamy milkshakes and decadent sundaes. more

Restaurants
Thai with a twist – Spice Den heads up the coast for its new Brisbane City restaurant
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Thai with a twist – Spice Den heads up the coast for its new Brisbane City restaurant

The inner-city dining scene has been preparing for a spicy arrival ever since it was announced that Gold Coast dining institution Spice Den would be bringing its signature brand of Thai cuisine north. Now, the doors to Spire Residences’ ground-floor eatery are open, and an alluring aroma is spreading down Queen Street. If you’ve been hankering for some flavoursome banquet-style cuisine and creative cocktails, then a pinch of spice might be what you’re after. more

Bars
The round-up: love at first bite – get your hands on Brisbane’s best grilled cheese sandwiches
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The round-up: love at first bite – get your hands on Brisbane’s best grilled cheese sandwiches

We can feel it in the air – a cool change is coming, which means only one thing. Comfort food season has arrived! On our list of satisfying belly warmers, a crispy grilled cheese sandwich is up there. Thursday April 12 marks Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, where grillers the world over will be celebrating the fine art of cheese pull, the look of crispy golden bread slathered in butter and the melting moment when your teeth sink in and all worldly woes disappear. To celebrate grilled cheese sandwich day, we’ve undertaken the daunting task of putting together a definitive list of Brisbane’s best gooey grilled-cheese sangas and toasties that are worth spending your cheddar on. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 167 April 10
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 167 April 10

From whispers of Urbane's new executive chef to The Valley's new music venue, 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