Restaurants
House of flavour – Casa Cibo opens up its new Chermside digs
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House of flavour – Casa Cibo opens up its new Chermside digs

In one of the biggest years in the suburb’s history, Chermside is capping off 2017 with a bang. After months of anticipation, Casa Cibo has finally opened its doors, welcoming hungry hordes to come in and try its menu on for size. Fill your stomach with ambrosial anipasti, perfect pizza and pasta and seductive sips – Casa Cibo should be at the top of your list if Italian cuisine is your game. more

Bars
Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.
Food & Drink

The round-up: what’s open on New Year’s Day 2018

We’re more than ready to see the end of 2017 – the year that seemed to hang around like a bad smell. We never need an excuse to party, but New Year’s Eve is set to be a particularly big one. That means we’ll need somewhere to rest our sore heads on New Year’s Day. Perhaps you had an early night and are keen for a well-rested start to the year, perhaps you haven’t been to bed yet – regardless of how you rang in the New Year, you’re going to need to eat at some point. These spots will be open and willing to help you shake off the dust from your night of revelry and start the year properly.   more

Bars
Junk
Food & Drink

The round-up: what’s open on Boxing Day 2017

The presents have been unwrapped, the fridge is full of Christmas lunch leftovers and the food coma has subsided – that must mean it’s Boxing Day! The oft-forgotten member of the festive holiday family is great for rest and relaxation, catching the Boxing Day blockbusters at the cinema, shopping up a storm at the sales and for watching the start of the Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race, but it’s also a great day for dining. We’ve assembled a list of venues that are trading on Boxing Day if you are keen to keep the festive cheer going a little while longer. more

Food News
The round-up: where to get coffee on Christmas Day
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The round-up: where to get coffee on Christmas Day

If there's one day of the year you need really need that coffee kickstart, it's Christmas Day. If you're all out of beans at home and couldn't possibly fathom a cup of Moccona there is no need to fear – a few heroes around town are sacrificing their Christmas morning (and some all day!) to make sure you get your sweet, sweet dose of the good stuff. No need to roam the streets aimlessly sniffing for fresh brews, we've done the hard work and found where to get coffee on Christmas Day. more

Bars
Detour
Food & Drink

The year in review: what you loved in 2017

What. A. Year! Although 2017 has flown by, we’re still amazed by all of the fantastic things we got to experience throughout the year. Brisbane boomed with all sorts of happenings, from new bars and eateries to killer events to some massive news-worthy bombshells that already have us looking ahead with anticipation. We figured the best way to recap the year that was is to list what resonated with you the most over the past 12 months. Without further ado, here is the best of 2017! more

Restaurants
Carolina Kitchen brings its bangin' barbecue to Morningside
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Carolina Kitchen brings its bangin’ barbecue to Morningside

Before American barbecue blew up and captured the tastebuds of Brisbane locals, one humble outfit was already earning a cult following with its authentic approach to wings, ribs, burgers, hotdogs and more. Carolina Kitchen is capping off a year of expansion with a brand-new location in the heart of Morningside, stripping back its menu to its core tastebud tantalisers but keeping all the charm and care that helped it earn its fan base in the beginning. more

Treats
Fortitude Valley's DoughLord eyes Brisbane's dessert crown
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Fortitude Valley’s DoughLord eyes Brisbane’s dessert crown

Brisbane’s dessert scene is booming, which is great, except for the fact that it’s hard to decide which treat you should blow your dough on when the cravings strike. DoughLord is the newest entrant in the fight for your patronage, and it is making a great argument in its own favour with a flavoursome range of edible cookie dough. That’s right – you no longer have to run the risk of an upset stomach eating the pre-packaged stuff. DoughLord’s dough is safe to eat and comes packed with a range of toppings and soft-serve ice-cream to boot. more

Bakeries
Follow your nose to freshly baked goods from Montrachet Boulangerie
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Follow your nose to freshly baked goods from Montrachet Boulangerie

A particularly popular daydream of ours involves Parisian laneways and endless gourmet pastries. Though we have to snap back to reality at some point, the arrival of Montrachet on King Street has done wonders for our French-inspired wanderlust. The hatted restaurant is trying its hand at opening a bakery, opening up a boulangerie complete with croissants, loaves and eclairs made with the same care and quality ingredients as Montrachet’s acclaimed cuisine. more


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Pavement Whispers: Volume 153 December 19
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 153 December 19

From whispers of hearty Southern eats to plant-based versions of cafe classics, 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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The round-up: our 300 favourite eats and drinks in Brisbane
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The round-up: our 300 favourite eats and drinks in Brisbane

Pull out those party poppers friends – this week marks 300 issues of The Weekend Edition: Brisbane. Woot! Over those 300 issues we’ve sipped on a lot of craft beer, munched on a whole lot of delicious food and Instagrammed more avocado on toast than we care to admit. To celebrate, the team has come together to compile our 300 favourite bites and sips across our fine city. Not since Gerard Butler lead a fearsome procession of scantily clad spartans to war have we been this amazed by 300 of anything. We’re not going to suggest you go through and eat everything listed below (we’re also not not suggesting it), but it’s a pretty good indicator of the strength of our food scene, from tasty cheaps eats through to the finest of dishes and most delectable cocktails. What’s more, this list is not even close to exhaustive – there’s always more out there to try. So let’s raise a… more

Restaurants
PoPolpo – fried octopus with blood orange, fennel and chickpea
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italian food restaurant plates up memories at new Spring Hill hideaway

It’s been a banner year for the Votan brothers – first they shift their popular eatery Happy Boy to some swanky new digs in The Valley, their inner-city restaurant Greenglass turned one, and last week they opened up a brand-new concept in Happy Boy’s former residence in Spring Hill. If the name didn’t already give it away, italian food restaurant is plating big portions of hearty Italian cuisine inspired by family recipes, and pouring lots of good wine to boot. more

Restaurants
Sunny Italian vibes hit Brisbane as Salt Meats Cheese arrives at the Gasworks
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Sunny Italian vibes hit Brisbane as Salt Meats Cheese arrives at the Gasworks

As the summer breezes gust through town, so comes a fresh culinary change. Salt Meats Cheese has finally opened its highly anticipated Gasworks eatery, bringing with it a fresh and relaxing Northern-Italian vibe with some mouth-watering twists. Fancy a peach gelato bellini to accompany a gorgonzola and speck pizza, some spaghetti with fresh clams, or maybe a charcuterie board? We’re inclined to order all three, which is not only okay at Salt Meats Cheese, but actively encouraged. Summer snacking just got real. more

Bars
Clapham Junction Wine Bar Provisions brings a touch of classic charm to Banyo
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Clapham Junction Wine Bar Provisions brings a touch of classic charm to Banyo

After a long commute home, sometimes it would be nice to step off the bus or train and into a local speakeasy for a quick post-work tipple. We’re going to hazard a guess that commuters getting off the Shorncliffe train at Banyo station have felt this way before, and now their prayers have been answered. Clapham Junction Wine Bar Provisions is a cosy and cheerful nook for locals to sip from a worldly selection of wines, boutique Australian spirits and an ever-evolving selection of bites. more

Restaurants
Cheeky Poké Bar brings a fresh and fun spin on seafood to Newstead
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Cheeky Poké Bar brings a fresh and fun spin on seafood to Newstead

We’ve been eagerly following Newstead’s Haven development as it drip-feeds us new hotspots to check out. One of the latest (and sassiest) openings is delivering a new Japanese-inspired spin on poke bowls. Cheeky Poke Bar is slowing things down when it comes to stacked seafood bowls, lovingly crafting each dish with a plethora of nourishing ingredients and pairing it with some creative culinary inventions such as seafood tacos, bone broths, shaved milk ice desserts and more. If this sounds good to you, get in line to try Cheeky Poke Bar when it opens this Friday December 15. more

Food News
Icons sign on for the prestigious food and drink offering at Howard Smith Wharves
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Icons sign on for the prestigious food and drink offering at Howard Smith Wharves

All good things take time, which is why we can’t exactly be mad at the fact that the redevelopment of the Howard Smith Wharves has been so long in the making. Bits and pieces have been coming through since we first wrote about the project back in 2014, but a recent release of information has seen some very juicy details come about. Last week you guys got all kinds of excited when we dropped some hints in Pavement Whispers, so we thought we would provide a more in-depth look at what will be happening to the space in the months to come. If the thought of cutting-edge waterfront bars, Japanese izakayas from down south, brand-new Greek concepts and massive Hong Kong-inspired eateries gets you going, do read on. more

The Grocer
Ditch the roses – Sweety’s Treat Boxes are a gift worth giving
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Ditch the roses – Sweety’s Treat Boxes are a gift worth giving

At this time of year, we tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves to find the perfect gift. It’s not just the festive period we do this in, either. Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries – the opportunities for gift giving are nearly endless. One thing almost everyone can enjoy is a big ol’ box of doughnuts and assorted confectionary, which is why Sweety’s Treat Boxes is a big deal. This new doughnut delivery service has just launched in Brisbane, and is distributing a huge amount of tasty treats – even the covetable doughnut bouquets – just in time for Christmas. more

Bars
Pavement Whispers: Volume 152 December 12
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 152 December 12

From whispers of new modern Chinese restaurants coming to The Valley to plant-based dinners, 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
Fine French fare arrives on King Street as Montrachet opens new digs
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Fine French fare arrives on King Street as Montrachet opens new digs

It’s not often you see a landmark restaurant pick up and move locations after a decade-and-a-half of operation, but when the feeling for change is right you simply can’t deny it. After 16 years at its Paddington home, Montrachet made the jump to King Street in Bowen Hills, seizing upon an opportunity to spread its wings, expand its repertoire and show off some fantastic new techniques. Long-time fans of the institution needn’t fear, the fantastic French fare is still available – especially the steak frites and snails cooked in garlic butter – just with some fancy new friends. more

Restaurants
Tocco Italiano brings Italian fare with a Michelin-starred twist to Teneriffe
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Tocco Italiano brings Italian fare with a Michelin-starred twist to Teneriffe

Many die-hard foodies can only dream of jumping on a plane and enjoying a gastronomic getaway in Italy. If getting there isn't an option, thankfully we have the experience within reach, right here in Brisbane! Arturo Buonocore – an Italian transplant and fourth-generation restaurateur hailing from the Amalfi Coast – has brought his passion for Italian cuisine to Brisbane in the form of Tocco Italiano. After wowing tastebuds with his first location in Chelmer, Arturo has opened a larger restaurant in Teneriffe, offering Brisbane locals a chance to see life-long lovers of food working in their element. more

Restaurants
In the mood for noods – Taro’s Ramen opens in South Brisbane
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In the mood for noods – Taro’s Ramen opens in South Brisbane

The name Taro Akimoto is almost already synonymous with Brisbane’s thriving ramen scene, but despite his success he’s never been one to rest on his laurels. South Brisbane is home to a fully-fledged ramen joint of its own now that Taro’s Ramen has opened its fourth location on Melbourne Street. The largest venue Taro’s Ramen has occupied to date, patrons are guaranteed to find Taro’s signature range of ramen as well as a range of mouth-watering sides, served in enough space to slurp safely. more