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Bacchus
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The round-up: sample the flavours of the season with these must-try spring dishes

Spring isn’t just for wardrobe overhauls, beach trips and post-hibernation fitness regimes – it’s also one of the most exciting periods for food. Eateries across Brisbane are overhauling menus to take advantage of the influx of new-season produce, imbuing dishes with colour, texture and an abundance of flavour. Of course, getting to every restaurant in Brisbane to sample such dishes is no easy task, which is why we’ve collated a quick hit list of spots that are making the most out of spring’s bounty. more

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Restaurant Orana
Food & Drink

Tip your hat – Australia’s culinary best announced at the Good Food Guide 2019 Awards

The best and brightest minds of Australia’s hospitality industry congregated at Crown Melbourne last night, Monday October 8, for the annual Good Food Guide Awards – one of the industry’s most anticipated ceremonies. A collection of the country’s best restaurants and bars vied for a limited number of awards and the Good Food Guide’s coveted chef’s hats, with several top-flight Queensland eateries in the mix for top honours. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 193 October 9
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 193 October 9

From whispers of newly hatted restaurants to cheese and wine bars, 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
Savile Row's sibling Finney Isles opens its blue door in Fortitude Valley
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Savile Row’s sibling Finney Isles opens its blue door in Fortitude Valley

Cocktail connoisseurs rejoice – some of Brisbane’s savviest sippers have opened a brand-new drinkery in the heart of Fortitude Valley’s Ann Street strip. The brains behind Cobbler and Savile Row have unveiled Finney Isles, another old-world trade-inspired saloon that draws inspiration from its location’s past as a draper’s store. You won’t find bolts of cloth and haberdashery behind the venue’s blue door, though – only the finest cocktails, top-shelf spirits, non-intervention wines and choice charcuterie. more

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Italian and Estonian flavours combine at Paddington’s Romantica Ristorante Pizzeria
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Italian and Estonian flavours combine at Paddington’s Romantica Ristorante Pizzeria

After accumulating a strong following of Paddington locals with Roman-style eatery La Pinsa, David Ruggerio is making a strong claim for the title of pizza king of Brisbane’s west. His new intimate restaurant Romantica Ristorante Pizzeria combines David’s beloved Roman cuisine with his wife Kate’s Estonian roots, adding a further level of depth and difference to a culinary lineage already steeped in rich history. more

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Netherworld
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best new bars as voted by you

It doesn’t take much to see that Brisbane’s bar scene is going great guns this year – the city’s major hubs are thriving with new arrivals. Although we will always have a soft spot for our local, when it comes to weekend drinks we like to try somewhere new. When we need a tip for a new spot to check out, we ask our pals – that’s you. We pitched it to our readers to tell us what new bars they thought were the best of the year in our last EAT/drink Awards, and you didn’t let us down. We’ve put together ten of the best new watering holes worth investigating, as decided by you! more

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Marco Pierre White's EatClub launches in Brisbane – and there are 300 free burgers to celebrate
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Marco Pierre White’s EatClub launches in Brisbane – and there are 300 free burgers to celebrate

Brisbane's dining scene is arguably the best it's ever been but let's face it – the majority of locals are still not embracing our offerings outside of the usual Thursday to Sunday peak periods. Those empty tables come at a significant cost to restaurants, which still have to pay wages and overheads regardless of how busy they are. Instead of being saddened and surprised when an esteemed venue closes its doors, we as a city need to get out and proactively support those venues that we love. We understand the hesitation, though – dining out regularly comes with a price. Here to please both the diner and the restaurant is EatClub, a new discount booking app aiming to fill restaurant tables in slow periods by incentivising diners with up to 50 percent off their total bill, drinks included. As if that wasn't enticing enough, there are 300 free burgers up for grabs to celebrate. more

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U.S. celebrity plant-based chef Matthew Kenney is headed to Brisbane for a one-off degustation
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U.S. celebrity plant-based chef Matthew Kenney is headed to Brisbane for a one-off degustation

The rise of plant-based dining is one we will gladly get behind, especially when it means that top chefs are willing to flex their creative muscles to create vegan dishes that stand up against their meaty counterparts. One of the key players behind the increased innovation of plant-based fine dining is Matthew Kenney. The American-based trailblazer is bringing his seriously imaginative concepts Brisbane’s Salon de Co for one night only, presenting two degustations that will truly knock your socks off. more


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Pavement Whispers: Volume 192 October 2
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 192 October 2

From whispers of vegan ramen to wine wonderlands, 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
Step right up – B. Lucky & Sons arcade and bar opens in Fortitude Valley
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Step right up – B. Lucky & Sons arcade and bar opens in Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley is set to welcome a new hotspot that adds a retro tinge to our night-time revelry. The classic gaming arcade has come back in vogue in recent years, and the latest venue to mash up old-school games and new-school cocktail chic is B. Lucky & Sons. On Thursday September 27 B. Lucky & Sons opens to the public in the T.C. Beirne Building, inviting all comers to experience the neon lights, the nostalgia-inducing sights, the intoxicating flavours and the memorable fun of this retro gaming nirvana. more

Bars
Get elevated at Emporium Hotel South Bank's rooftop bar The Terrace
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Get elevated at Emporium Hotel South Bank’s rooftop bar The Terrace

One of Brisbane's newest luxury accommodation destinations, Emporium Hotel South Bank, has been racking up oohs and aahs aplenty since opening its doors to guests at the end of August. Those reactions will soon pale in comparison to the ones evoked when the public experiences the panoramic views and subtropical-luxe splendour of the hotel's stunning new rooftop bar The Terrace. Sitting 21 floors above terra firma, The Terrace matches boutique cocktails and Asian-inspired eats with poolside vibes and vistas that will have you feeling on top of the world. more

Cafes
Brisbane City's new specialty coffee and salad outlet Only. delivers the essentials
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Brisbane City’s new specialty coffee and salad outlet Only. delivers the essentials

Although flush with top-notch specialty coffee outposts, Brisbane City’s ever-growing demand for the good stuff means that there will always be room for more. The latest addition to The City’s heaving coffee scene is Only. – a minimalist outpost tucked into the Eagle Street-end of Queen Street. The team behind Only. has chosen to hone in on two perpetually in-demand items – specialty coffee and salad – for its new nook, and time-poor inner-city workers are already responding with rapturous enthusiasm. more

Restaurants
The round-up: saddle up for race-day fun at Brisbane's best Melbourne Cup soirees
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The round-up: saddle up for race-day fun at Brisbane’s best Melbourne Cup soirees

We’re fast approaching that time of year where office sweeps heat up and trifectas are being calculated ahead of the race that stops the nation. The Melbourne Cup is galloping towards us at a frightening pace, which means pretty soon you’ll need to decide where you’ll be when the starting gates open and the action begins. We’ve compiled a handy list of spots that will not only offer glimpses of the action, but also plenty of race-day treats to keep you entertained after the results come in. more

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From paella to pretzel doughnuts – taste your way around the northside with these mini food trails
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From paella to pretzel doughnuts – taste your way around the northside with these mini food trails

In case you missed it (or moved to Mars), you’re probably across the fact that Westfield Chermside has undergone some pretty significant changes in the past year – with the one we were most excited about being the plethora of amazing new dining options. With so much delicious food to try, it can get overwhelming to decide where to eat – which is where we come in. We put on our best stretchy pants to taste our way around Westfield Chermside, compiling three killer food trails across burgers, international cuisine and dessert – it’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do it. more

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Real mature – West End is getting its very own cheese factory
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Real mature – West End is getting its very own cheese factory

How long do you think it would take you to get through two thousand kilograms of mozzarella? Even the most seasoned cheese enthusiast would have to guess it would take some time to finish a supply that big … but it only takes the gang at Salt Meats Cheese one week. Across its Queensland and New South Wales stores, the Italian eatery goes through enough of the good stuff that it has decided to cut out the middle-man and make its own – and West End’s ever-evolving West Village precinct is the chosen home for Cheese Fattoria by Salt Meats Cheese. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 191 September 25
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 191 September 25

From whispers of a cheese factory to a pasta laboratory, 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
Teneriffe welcomes Gerler's cellar door and cafe Carl's
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Teneriffe welcomes Gerler’s cellar door and cafe Carl’s

While we struggle to contain our salivation at the thought of an inner-city winery to call our own, the team behind Gerler wines and the forthcoming (and secretive) City Winery has decided to give us a little taste of what to expect. Gerler’s newly released output is being poured at Teneriffe’s trendy cafe-meets-cellar-door Carl’s, where not only can we sample the fruits of viticultural labour, but also a range of moreish eats from sunrise to sunset. more

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Fritzenberger brings its finger-lickin' fare and frothies to Wilston
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Fritzenberger brings its finger-lickin’ fare and frothies to Wilston

The team behind the popular bar, burger joint and brewery Fritzenberger has added a second location to its portfolio – smack-bang on two years since the brand’s initial launch on Petrie Terrace. Feverish fans of Twisties-salt covered fries, Southern-fried chicken and juicy burgers are fasting ahead of the store's opening tomorrow Saturday September 15 in Wilston – we’ve got a look inside the burger and brew pub, clueing you in on a few tasty wrinkles. more