Restaurants
Get a peek inside pink-hued newcomer Ping Pong ahead of its forthcoming opening
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Get a peek inside pink-hued newcomer Ping Pong ahead of its forthcoming opening

Back in February we revealed that the team behind beloved West End brunch haven Morning After and Newstead's chic bacon-and-egg roll dispensary Yolk was adding to its portfolio with Thai-inspired restaurant Ping Pong. After many months of waiting, we can finally give you a glimpse at the pink-hued eatery's menu and interior ahead of its official opening on Friday August 7. Expect a certified feast for the senses, from tongue-tantalising Thai street eats and killer cocktail slushies to mood-altering light installations and a secret oasis. more

Restaurants
Heritage and harmony – Emily Yeoh Restaurant arrives in Paddington
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Heritage and harmony – Emily Yeoh Restaurant arrives in Paddington

When we last saw Emily Yeoh battling it out on the sixth season of MasterChef in 2014, there was an inkling that Emily's talents would take her well beyond the show. Our hunch was right – soon after Emily was learning the ins and outs of the culinary trade from Josue Lopez at GOMA Restaurant and Jake Nicolson at Blackbird Bar & Grill, before scoring a spot in Ben Shewry's top-tier kitchen team at Attica in Melbourne. After honing her skills, Emily returned to Brisbane with the intent of opening her own restaurant. After a few months of eager anticipation, Emily Yeoh Restaurant is set to officially launch its dine-in service on Monday August 10, but it is treating those that can't wait to a streamlined version of the menu available now for takeaway. Here's what you can expect ... more

Cafes
Wolfgang Specialty Coffee brings brilliant brew to Spring Hill
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Wolfgang Specialty Coffee brings brilliant brew to Spring Hill

The inner-city coffee scene is as competitive as it gets in Brisbane – meaning any new entrant has to know their stuff if they want to make a mark. Leave it to The Black Lab Coffee Co. team to know exactly what it takes to impress. The flourishing Brisbane-born roaster has opened a bevy of venues across town over the past few years, earning a cult following thanks to its people-oriented service model and excellent coffee to boot. The group's new cafe – Wolfgang Specialty Coffee – opened in Spring Hill in June, and looks to continue The Black Lab's upward trajectory as one of the city's savviest caffeine distributors. more

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Mylk Bar Sweets is an online lolly shop for vegan candy and hello sugar high!
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Mylk Bar Sweets is an online lolly shop for vegan candy and hello sugar high!

Do you remember the sheer unbridled joy you felt as a kid when you were let loose in the lolly shop with your pocket money? Nerds or Hubba Bubba? Gobstoppers? Or maybe something of the chocolate variety – the choice was (is) pretty overwhelming. If you make the decision to go vegan, suddenly, you discover that many (most) of the sweet treats that grace the confectionary aisle of your local supermarket are riddled with sneaky ingredients that are in fact derived from animals or insects. The good news is that there's an alternative – animal-free folk, say hello to Mylk Bar Sweets – it's an online lolly shop dedicated to completely vegan sweets! more

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Elevate your gifting game with Good Day People
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Elevate your gifting game with Good Day People

Let's be real for a moment, not all gift baskets or hampers are created equal. In fact, the very notion of it probably conjures images of the same cello-clad wicker basket loaded with shortbread, coffee sachets and chocolate-coated nuts/sultanas that make their way onto department store shelves sometime in mid-September. And look, we're not here to throw shade because those standardised hampers serve an excellent purpose for the token corporate/distant relative/co-worker gifts but if you're looking to step up your gifting game, take a peek at Good Day People. more


Bars
New taps, new tastes, new lease on life – get a look at Dalgety 2.0 Public House
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New taps, new tastes, new lease on life – get a look at Dalgety 2.0 Public House

The nighttime hub perched at the junction of Vernon Terrace, Macquarie Street and Florence Street in Teneriffe is looking a bit more animated lately. If we had to put our finger on it, we reckon it has something to do with the fact that beloved establishment Dalgety Public House is open once again. Yes, that's right – there's a new set of hands at the helm of Dalgety 2.0. The crew is aiming to re-establish the venue as a go-to destination for drinks and gastropub feeds. Want to know what's changed? Read on! more

Casual Dining
Hot chooks, fine wines and street eats – boutique precinct Albion Central makes a splash
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Hot chooks, fine wines and street eats – boutique precinct Albion Central makes a splash

The Albion five-ways is one of the busiest junctions in town. While most folks pass through on the way to someplace else, a brand-new retail development is hoping to make the intersection a destination in its own right. Albion Central has landed, bringing with it a juicy rotisserie chicken dispensary, a gourmet delicatessen, a bakery hawking pastries and Vietnamese street food, a mouth-watering yiros joint and much more. more

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Yoko | Brisbane's best Japanese restaurants
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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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Invest in your culinary skills with the Home Comforts recipe book by the world's 50 best chefs
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Invest in your culinary skills with the Home Comforts recipe book by the world’s 50 best chefs

In the immortal words of Miley, it came into our lives like a wrecking ball and granted she may not have been referencing a global pandemic in her 2013 banger – COVID-19 has hit us all, hard. Hospitality was and continues to be one of the industries hardest hit and even now, as restrictions begin to lift in Queensland, it's a rocky (and long) road to recovery. Sadly, not all have faired as well and venues around the world face an uncertain future. If you are keen to lend a little hand whilst also investing in your culinary prowess, order a digital copy of Home Comforts: simple lockdown recipes from the world's best chef's and bartenders and leave banana bread to the amateurs. more

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No Ekka, no worries – get a jam-packed Bertie Beetle showbag delivered to your door
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No Ekka, no worries – get a jam-packed Bertie Beetle showbag delivered to your door

First formulated in the early 1960s to make use of the leftover honeycomb crumbs from the production lines of Violet Crumble, Bertie Beetle has cemented its status as a crowd-pleasing confectionary staple and showbag favourite. So we can celebrate more than 50 years of the little chocolate bugs, online retailer Showbag Shop are flying retro-style Bertie Beetles showbags straight to our door. more

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Taste Groovin the Moo with a tin of Cattleyard Brewing Co.
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Taste Groovin the Moo with a tin of Cattleyard Brewing Co.

If you've been to a Groovin the Moo festival back when mass gatherings weren't banned, singing wasn't outlawed and Footloose was just a movie, you've probably cracked a tin or two of Cattleyard Brewing Co. as you partied in the paddock. Sadly, since COVID-19 has cancelled fun, the Cattleyard Brewing Co. team were forced to rethink their operations and the silver lining, fellow beer fiends, is that now you can now enjoy a frothy at home and relive the glory days. more

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Oh boba – Gelatissimo is releasing a bubble-tea gelato
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Oh boba – Gelatissimo is releasing a bubble-tea gelato

We simply can't deny it – our love for the addictive Taiwanese beverage known as boba is unmatched. The creamy, chewy refreshment is our go-to sip for when we need something that is sure to hit the sweet spot – and boy, does it do just that. Inspired by the bubble-tea phenomenon that has taken over the world, the frozen dessert connoisseurs at Gelatissimo have whipped up yet another innovative gelato flavour – Brown Sugar Bubble Milk Tea. more

Restaurants
Come and spaghett it – Pasta Club opens in West End
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Come and spaghett it – Pasta Club opens in West End

Freshly rolled pumpkin agnolotti, ribbons of silky spaghetti carbonara, fusilli with prawns coated in a rich salsa rossa – if the thought of twirling your fork through a plate of any of the aforementioned gets you hot under the collar, you might want to consider getting acquainted with Pasta Club. This new West End eatery isn't a club with strict joining criteria or limited membership numbers – all you need to enjoy the restaurant's hearty fare is a love of Italian cuisine and an appetite. Pasta Club officially opened last night, Wednesday July 15 – here’s what you can expect … more

Cafes
Savour ube waffles and breakfast bruschetta at Joedy's Cafe in New Farm
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Savour ube waffles and breakfast bruschetta at Joedy’s Cafe in New Farm

With its riverside location, proximity to dining hubs and boasting one of the best picnic spots in town, we've never really needed any excuses to spend time in New Farm. That being said, if it's been a minute since you've ventured to the leafy heart of Brisbane's inner-north, we've got the perfect reason to go. Joedy's Cafe is an exciting new entrant on the local cafe scene that is delivering the goods when it comes to food, coffee and service. The cafe has come out of the lockdown period firing on all cylinders and locals have been flocking in droves to get a taste of the fare. If you've been seeking a new brunch spot to add to your itinerary, we think this is one place worth checking out. more

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City Winery arrives on Edward Street with a pop-up cellar door
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City Winery arrives on Edward Street with a pop-up cellar door

In great news for city-based oenophiles, the minds behind Gerler Wines' City Winery on Wandoo Street, Adam Penberthy and Dave Cush, are bringing the brand's much-sipped libations to Edward Street. The pop-up cellar door – which swings open its doors today, Wednesday July 15 – will offer wine tastings, food-and-wine pairing experiences, wine-blending workshops and much more. more

Cafes
Method to the Madness raises the curtain on its scrumptious new offering
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Method to the Madness raises the curtain on its scrumptious new offering

If you examine the works of William Shakespeare, you notice that many of his works are comprised of multiple distinct acts bridging beginning and end. Much like one of The Bard's iconic works, Kenmore's Shakespeare-inspired eatery Method to the Madness is penning a new act, having already set the stage with its well-received 2018 opening and first year of trade. The coming months will see the cafe transform its all-day offering and also bring back its beloved dinner service, adding a few tantalising twists that fans of enlivening culinary theatre will relish. more