Bars
Far from amateur – Semi-Pro Brewing Co. turns on the taps at its East Brisbane brewhouse
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Far from amateur – Semi-Pro Brewing Co. turns on the taps at its East Brisbane brewhouse

When a brewing competition catapulted a group of humble home brewers into the Brisbane craft-beer spotlight, their aspirations of joining the ranks of Brisbane’s brewing elite went from pipe dream to steel-tank certainty. Semi-Pro Brewing Co. opened the doors at its bricks-and-mortar operation last week, pouring a range of popular brews honed and refined throughout its gypsy-brewing beginnings. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 164 March 20
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 164 March 20

From whispers of Michelin-starred cuisine to new plans for Golden Pig, 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
We're up all night to get lucky – Lucky Egg opens its new Brunswick Street digs
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We’re up all night to get lucky – Lucky Egg opens its new Brunswick Street digs

Since first capturing tastebuds with its now-iconic array of crispy golden goods, Lucky Egg has flown the coop – escaping the confines of its original shipping container location in The Brightside's beer garden for its own fully realised outlet on Brunswick Street Mall. Opening today, Lucky Egg’s new home is dishing out all the cluckin’ amazing food that helped forge its rep, with some killer new bites to boot. more

Bars
Revel Brewing Co. brings ample beer and cheer to Bulimba
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Revel Brewing Co. brings ample beer and cheer to Bulimba

A new entrant emerged in Brisbane’s craft-brewing scene in the final days of 2017, bringing a community-focused offering to Oxford Street in Bulimba. Formerly known as Malt Brewing, this operation has quickly earned a rep for its core range of brews and laid-back atmosphere. After a short period of refining its operation and a slick rebrand, Revel Brewing Co. has now hit its stride. Revel Brewing Co. operates on the premise of good people coming together to drink good beer, and judging on the response from locals over the past three months it seems like the mantra has been fully realised. more

Restaurants
Sichuan Bang Bang
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The round-up: dine on dim sum at the best yum cha in Brisbane

If there is anything that we love more than steamed dumplings and pork buns, it’s large quantities of steamed dumplings and pork buns. Yum cha is one cuisine that we will always have room in our stomach for, and it is a good idea to come hungry. If you are a novice when it comes to authentic Chinese yum cha, we suggest ticking a few spots of this list to get the best experience. more

Bars
Fat Angel brings burgers, booze and ball to Brisbane City
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Fat Angel brings burgers, booze and ball to Brisbane City

Thanks to hospitality duo Adam Barton and Manny Sakellarakis, The City's Eagle Lane is fast becoming Brisbane's own little slice of New York City. The pair are the brains behind the laneway's dive bar Brooklyn Standard, and for their latest project they are focusing their attention on three of America's favourite 'B' words – booze, burgers and balls. Ball sports, that is, all of which you'll find at Fat Angel. more

Casual Dining
Send yourself a naughty snack with new delivery-only Killer Take-out
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Send yourself a naughty snack with new delivery-only Killer Take-out

It's a situation we've all been faced with. You've been good all week, packing your lunch, eating your greens ... all so you can feel deserved when you treat yourself on the weekend. You hype yourself up for that dirty takeaway feast and then it all comes crashing down into a spiral of shame when the bun is too dry, there's not enough sauce, the chips are limp, and it's just a goddamn waste of calories. New delivery-only Killer Take-out wants to eradicate that feeling, making sure your cheat meal leaves you with nothing but satisfied belly rubs. more


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Creamy critters – where to try insect ice-cream for free
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Creamy critters – where to try insect ice-cream for free

In most instances, finding a bug in your food is somewhat frowned upon – but what if we told you that incorporating crawly critters into your diet could be the secret to sustainability? In an effort to educate people about the future of food, The Economist will be hosting two insect-laden ice-cream pop-up stalls to offer up a free taste of some seriously mind-bending flavours – chocolate and cricket, anyone? more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 163 March 13
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 163 March 13

From whispers of new mammoth entertainment precincts to sweet-treat havens, 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
e'cco bistro stands the test of time with a new home in Newstead
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e’cco bistro stands the test of time with a new home in Newstead

After decades of seducing tastebuds and racking up awards at its original Brisbane City locale, acclaimed restaurant e’cco bistro has picked up its foundations and moved its entire operation to a fresh space in Newstead. Philip Johnson and and team will be dishing up the fine fare from the new location as of Saturday March 10, with some reinvigorated favourites sharing the menu space with a selection of heavenly newcomers. more

Cafes
Breakfast ramen or late-night treats – the choice is yours at The New Black and Cakes and Shit
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Breakfast ramen or late-night treats – the choice is yours at The New Black and Cakes and Shit

Fortitude Valley's Bakery Lane has just scored itself a new sweet spot – but this isn't your average coffee and cake situation. The brains behind Coolangatta’s Black Lab Coffee have opened up a new flagship cafe in the heart of the entertainment district, offering a distinctive selection of eats and a comprehensive specialty coffee selection. That’s not all – treat seekers can also satiate their sugary cravings at sassy new cake store and bar Cakes and Shit, where the only thing sweet is the dessert. more

Casual Dining
Chefs Inc. invigorates the bayside with a collection of choice cuisine
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Chefs Inc. invigorates the bayside with a collection of choice cuisine

Since we first heard whispers of its arrival, we’ve been keeping regular tabs on Cleveland’s Chefs Inc. Now, Redlands locals can finally experience what this open-plan dining destination has to offer. Chefs Inc. opened to the public over the weekend, drawing in more than 5000 excited punters who were itching to get a glimpse of the highly anticipated chow collective. Boasting a varied assembly of creative and drool-worthy vendors, Chefs Inc. is delivering restaurant-quality food to the masses at a family-friendly price point with a lively and casual atmosphere. more

Restaurants
The round-up: the best ramen spots in Brisbane
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The round-up: the best ramen spots in Brisbane

Once the mercury starts to drop, ramen season comes on in full force. Ramen is quickly catching on in popularity around town, with several noodle soup joints specialising in the hearty dish. Forget all about your five-pack of instant mie goreng ramen noodles – the real deal is so much better that it’s unfair to call them both ramen. We’ve compiled a list of the best spots to get your slurp on, which we reckon is worth a hearty (r)amen!   more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 162 March 6
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 162 March 6

From whispers of free ramen to a new Asian-inspired laneway 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

Cafes
Dicki's adds a dash of wholesomeness to New Farm with its vegan-centric eats
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Dicki’s adds a dash of wholesomeness to New Farm with its vegan-centric eats

Have you heard the good word about plant-based dining? Don’t worry – we’re not here to talk your ear off about the virtues of eating your fruit and vegetables, especially since the minds behind Dicki’s are more than happy to show you in person. New Farm’s newest cafe is dishing up fare with a flavoursome and nourishing focus – with the added bonus of being totally vegan friendly. Omnivores of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to check it out – your body and soul will be singing afterwards. more

Casual Dining
Sunny Coast fave Bordertown brings its border-crossing eats south to The City
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Sunny Coast fave Bordertown brings its border-crossing eats south to The City

One of the greatest food fusions of all time would have to be the meeting of American and Mexican cuisines. If Donald Trump had his way, he’d pull the two cultures further apart, but lucky for foodies everywhere cooler heads are keeping that at bay. Spots like Bordertown are the result of this very magical fusion – a pairing of the best of both sides of the border, which took Noosa by storm in August 2017. The team behind the Sunshine Coast eatery and bar has made tongues wag with its dressed-down dining, and now Brisbane eaters can get a taste at Bordertown’s new Brisbane City location, which is opening this week. more

Bars
Sip science experiments at The Valley's viral newcomer Viscosity
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Sip science experiments at The Valley’s viral newcomer Viscosity

For Kinsey Johnson, working behind a bar is as much a creative outlet than it is a good way to earn a crust. With a passion for cocktails and a flair for mastering different flavour combinations, Kinsey has established himself as a master of bar theatre through his science-inspired haunt Viscosity. If you haven’t encountered the videos online of vials of swirling concoctions giving off plumes of smoke and shooters filled with eye-catching colour, then you must not go on social media often. After stirring up a frenzy on the Internet at its original Stanthorpe location, Viscosity has just relocated to Brisbane, quickly setting itself as a place where no drink is ordinary and there is no limit to the imagination. more

Markets
The round-up: Brisbane’s best markets
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best markets

For us, the perfect weekend always starts with a visit to our local farmers market. Sometimes we go for the fresh produce, other times we simply go to catch up with friends and snack on some tasty market grub. We wouldn’t get out of bed early on the weekend for something that wasn’t worth it, which is why you should believe us when we say a visit to your local farmers market is a wholesome way to get the most out of the weekend. We’ve gone ahead and created a list of some of Brisbane’s best, with each packed with fresh food, sublime coffee, and some great community atmosphere. more