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Sample the tastes of one of Brisbane’s best with Allium’s The Shortlist
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Sample the tastes of one of Brisbane’s best with Allium’s The Shortlist

Let's be honest – if we had our way we’d dine on degustations nearly every day of the week. Unfortunately our flights of fancy feasting are dashed as soon as we check our bank accounts, but thankfully Allium is making fine dining more accessible with its brilliant four-course offering The Shortlist. The New Farm restaurant is plating up a rotating selection of dishes that’ll impress, meaning we can get our fine-dining fill more than ever. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 196 October 30
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 196 October 30

From whispers of a bloody Mary bar to an exciting collaboration, 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

Casual Dining
West Village unveils its lush foliage-laden food haven The Garden Pantry
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West Village unveils its lush foliage-laden food haven The Garden Pantry

Following successful foodie pop-up activations at The Laneway earlier in the year, anticipated lifestyle development West Village unveiled its latest stage over the weekend – a lush green space and a casual-dining hub featuring some of Brisbane’s most popular names. The Garden Pantry sits on the fringe of West Village’s leafy communal area and is dishing up a vibrant mixture of cuisines from fresh and colourful Hawaiian to hearty Italian fare and tantalising Asian-inspired eats. more

Cafes
Two culinary all-stars open charming Grange cafe Huskk
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Two culinary all-stars open charming Grange cafe Huskk

A pair of globetrotting hospitality lifers have put their accumulated knowledge towards bolstering Brisbane's cafe scene. Grange’s newest arrival Huskk is a sunny brunch haven from two savvy veterans of Michelin-starred institutions, plating up quintessentially wholesome cafe fare that foregrounds produce sourced from the finest small-scale providers. more

Casual Dining
Wholesome noods – i like ramen opens its permanent plant-based eatery in Fortitude Valley
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Wholesome noods – i like ramen opens its permanent plant-based eatery in Fortitude Valley

It’s been an emotional couple of weeks for fried-chicken loving denizens of Fortitude Valley, but it also marks an exciting new age for the entertainment precinct's food scene. Brunswick Street’s The Coop recently announced it was transitioning from meaty bistro into a fully-fledged plant-based eatery in conjunction with the folks behind i like ramen. The Gold Coast-born noodle soup crew has been wowing tastebuds for weeks through it’s weekly vegan ramen pop-up at The Coop, and now salivating slurpers can get their fix every night of the week from today, Thursday October 25. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s best dumplings
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best dumplings

Group dining often comes with a few pitfalls and hazards, but there is nothing worse than indecision - some people don’t want a large meal, some want fresh ingredients, others need vegetarian options. When division is rife, more often than not the humble dumpling saves the day. The dumpling has become a staple dinner option at many Asian eateries around Brisbane, and all of them are wonderful. We’ve taken the guesswork out of the gyoza and decided the gather up these delicious bundles of joy into a definitive list of dynamite dumpling spots. more

Bars
Gabba + Co plates up nostalgic Australian tastes at Trafalgar Lane
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Gabba + Co plates up nostalgic Australian tastes at Trafalgar Lane

A stir of activity at the base of Woolloongabba’s Trafalgar Lane building got tongues wagging of a new multi-faceted and community-oriented arrival. The team from Osteria Epoca are the brains behind Gabba + Co, a casual and relaxed venue that will adapt to the needs and wants of locals. Opening today, Wednesday October 24, the eatery and bar will be looking to woo diners with a menu of all-time classics made from Queensland’s abundance of top-tier produce and given some adventurous tweaks. more


Bars
Froth on Brewski's new drink-in bottle shop My Beer Dealer
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Froth on Brewski’s new drink-in bottle shop My Beer Dealer

Matt Emmerson and Antoinette Pollock of famed craft-beer boozer Brewski have been hard at work over the past few months giving their beloved Caxton Street hideaway a new lease on life. After expanding its seating and function capabilities, the duo have today delivered on their promise of a drink-in bottle shop offering an overwhelming selection of the world’s best brews. My Beer Dealer is the apotheosis of Matt and Antoinette’s vision for Brewski – an oasis of boozy delights curated by the minds of those that live and breathe craft beer. more

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Yum Cha Cuisine
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Not just the shops – must-try dishes from this southside dining hotspot

Long gone are the days when a trip to your local shopping centre meant scoffing down the nearest food court delicacies to keep yourself sustained – Westfield has totally changed the game when it comes to providing dining options that are a standalone reason to visit the shops. Southsiders, prepare to salivate – we’ve curated a list of must-try dishes at Westfield Garden City that are well worth seeking out. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 195 October 23
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 195 October 23

From whispers of bars that never close to a dedicated duck restaurant, 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
Sip within the sophisticated surrounds of The Calile's Lobby Bar
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Sip within the sophisticated surrounds of The Calile’s Lobby Bar

The buzz surrounding The Calile’s eagerly awaited opening on James Street continues unabated, with all eyes (and tastebuds) now angled towards the urban resort’s food and drink offerings. The Calile’s Lobby Bar quietly opened to the public ahead of the venue’s official launch last week, wowing first arrivals with its modern light-filled space, elegant pink-marble bar and menu of artisanal eats and drinks. The best thing about The Calile’s Lobby Bar is you don’t need to be a guest to enjoy it, but frankly we’ll take any reason to book a stay. more

Casual Dining
Grab a slice at Welcome to Bowen Hills’ new permanent fixture Harry’s Pizza
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Grab a slice at Welcome to Bowen Hills’ new permanent fixture Harry’s Pizza

Although Welcome to Bowen Hills is known for hosting a rotating cast of Brisbane’s best food trucks and pop-up vendors, fans of a classic margherita pizza or freshly baked garlic bread will froth on the news that, as of today, the precinct boasts a handy pizzeria of its own. Harry’s Pizza is now open, swingin’ hot slices of pizza pie on the fly and right into our hot little hands. more

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A pup enjoys some dig-friendly ice-cream at Graceville's Goodness Gracious Cafe
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The round-up: bark up the right tree at Brisbane’s best dog-friendly bars and cafes

Dogs are so, so great. They are the most pure creatures on earth and we do not deserve them. Right, now that that’s out in the open we can get down to business – people with pooches are generally keen to take their furry mates everywhere they possibly can, but unfortunately the world we live in is sometimes cruel and prohibitive. It’s ruff (!), but we’ve taken paws (!!) and done the digging (!!!) to sniff out (!!!!) Brisbane’s best dog-friendly bars and cafes. From dedicated hashtags to pup-centric treats, these venues appreciate that it’s a dog’s life. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 194 October 16
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 194 October 16

From whispers of Chinese snack food to beer dealers, 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
Hellenika brings its modern Greek hospitality to The Calile
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Hellenika brings its modern Greek hospitality to The Calile

We have a feeling that, this summer, you’re going to be spending a lot of sunny Saturdays sharing saganaki and spritzes by the pool. The Calile Hotel’s highly anticipated flagship restaurant Hellenika has opened its doors today, Friday October 12, serving authentic Greek fare with a heavy dose of urban-resort vibes on the side. Gold Coast restaurateur Simon Gloftis has brought his award-winning restaurant to Brisbane, sharing his time-honoured family recipes in a distinctly modern setting. more

Restaurants
Brisbane culinary institution Moda begins new chapter in Petrie Terrace
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Brisbane culinary institution Moda begins new chapter in Petrie Terrace

Javier Codina’s Spanish-inspired restaurant Moda has been a fixture of Brisbane dining scene for so long that it’s practically become a foundational piece of architecture. After eight years on Edward Street, Moda has uprooted operations and planted itself in a new space at the main juncture of Petrie Terrace and Caxton Street – styling itself as Moda Tapas Brasa Bar. While not seeking to reinvent the flavours that made Moda popular in the first place, Javier is committed to sewing seeds of evolution, expanding Moda’s offering at its new home and cementing it as a top-tier dining destination for years to come. more

Bars
Fat Belly Jack's heats up Petrie Terrace with its Nashville-style hot chicken
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Fat Belly Jack’s heats up Petrie Terrace with its Nashville-style hot chicken

We’ve barely had time to breathe after the frenzy that was the Lobster Shack pop-up, but the Hashtag Burgers crew has already struck again with the culinary goods. If your nose flares favourably at the scent of spice, get ready to flip – Fat Belly Jack’s has opened on Petrie Terrace, promising sizzling serves of Nashville hot chicken with beer, boilermakers and bourbon to boot. more

Cafes
Enjoy parkside vibes and ethical sensibilities at New Farm's The Frond Cafe
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Enjoy parkside vibes and ethical sensibilities at New Farm’s The Frond Cafe

Although it remains a major income stream for Australian farmers, there is still a considerable operational and revenue-based divide between crop growers and the corporate buyers behind our largest grocery chains. This discrepancy inspired Hadeel and Anders Doehler to step away from their respective careers as a chemical engineer and medical physicist to open The Frond Cafe. New Farm’s newest nook is taking an ethical approach to casual hospitality, delivering wholesome seasonal fare sourced directly from our hard-working farmers. more