Restaurants
The classic sushi train gets a modern refresh at Sushi & Nori
Food & Drink

The classic sushi train gets a modern refresh at Sushi & Nori

The sushi train concept is nothing new. Regardless of where you go, you know to expect colourful melamine plates on the wall, basic design aesthetic and of course, rotating teriyaki chicken rolls. And then there's Sushi & Nori. Breaking the mould of the sushi trains we're so used to, the eatery is a breath of fresh air, taking a casual approach to fine-dining-quality Japanese food. more

Bars
Sip on the finest spirits at Fortitude Valley’s newest joint Savile Row
Food & Drink

Sip on the finest spirits at Fortitude Valley’s newest joint Savile Row

Nestled amongst the clubs and pubs of the entertainment district’s bustling Ann Street-stretch is an impeccably dressed haunt. The minds behind West End’s Cobbler are bringing their brand of consummately appointed hospitality to The Valley with Savile Row – a bar that offers a near unparalleled level of service aimed at tailoring the perfect night out. It’s a good thing too – there’s enough bottles on offer that the act of choosing will make your head spin, even before you’ve had a single drink! more

Restaurants
Little Miss Kay’s makes biting into burgers easier at new Woolloongabba joint
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Little Miss Kay’s makes biting into burgers easier at new Woolloongabba joint

Unless you happen to live in the inner city or in Mitchelton, Miss Kay’s might be just far enough out of reach to prevent regular indulgence. Well, if you’ve been tossing and turning at night dreaming of sweet, succulent burgers, crispy onion rings and mountains of fries, your dreams are about to become reality. Little Miss Kay’s is a takeaway and delivery only joint that will be cooking, wrapping and sending Miss Kay’s iconic burgers right to your hot little hands as of Saturday June 10. Now you don’t need to put pants on to go get a feast – the future is now! more

Cafes
Get your fix at Bunker Coffee’s new Milton outlet Bessa Coffee
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Get your fix at Bunker Coffee’s new Milton outlet Bessa Coffee

If you are an only child you might not be able to relate, but anyone that has a younger sibling can probably sympathise when a newcomer suddenly hogs the spotlight. For Bunker Coffee in Milton this isn’t an issue, as its new sibling Bessa Coffee is a welcome addition to the local coffee scene. Boasting the same consistently great-tasting brew and the same infectious attitude towards all things java, Bessa Coffee is another top-notch spot to get your morning pick-me-up. more

Bars
The round-up: celebrate World Gin Day with these stellar gin-based cocktails
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The round-up: celebrate World Gin Day with these stellar gin-based cocktails

The calendar year is full to bursting point with miscellaneous food days. International Hummus Day, World Nutella Day, Jackfruit Day, World Porridge Day – the list goes on. Typically we let these days come and go with little fuss, but when it comes to World Gin Day on Saturday June 10, we make an exception. To celebrate this momentous day, we have gone out to some of Brisbane’s best bars to see what crazy gin-based concoctions they are whipping up this year. We’re not talking gin and tonic here (not exclusively) – these are cocktails that that will make you realise why gin is worth celebrating. more

Food News
Ditch the flowers and sweeten the deal with a bouquet of doughnuts from Sugar Gathered
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Ditch the flowers and sweeten the deal with a bouquet of doughnuts from Sugar Gathered

What's your go-to gift? Is it flowers? Or are you one to show your appreciation with a cheeky wink and a box of chocolates? Well, we're not here to give relationship advice (we'd actually be pretty good at it) or tell you what to do – but next time you need to gift a friend, potential lover or your long-term significant other, you should totally give the gift of sugar ... and lots of it. Newly launched Gold Coast company Sugar Gathered is coming to the party with its mind-blowing range of doughnut bouquets, dessert boxes and sugar-filled hampers made to order on the daily. more


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Pavement Whispers: Volume 125 June 6
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 125 June 6

From whispers of inner-city fromageries and architecturally designed 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

Restaurants
Slip into the surrounds of Bowen Hills hideaway The Stuffed Badger
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Slip into the surrounds of Bowen Hills hideaway The Stuffed Badger

After a long week it’s only natural to want to burrow ourselves away underground and hibernate all weekend. We’re not going to say that you shouldn’t get cosy, but we do suggest you do it in the company of baked brie, polenta crusted salt and pepper calamari and crispy chicken wings. The Stuffed Badger in Bowen Hills is a nocturnal nook that is perfect for nestling – easing the week’s woes with a terrific mixture of atmosphere and fare. more

Restaurants
History reimagined as King Tea brings tapas and cocktails to Paddington
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History reimagined as King Tea brings tapas and cocktails to Paddington

Paddington locals have been gossiping about a new kid on the block – one that has turned one of the suburb’s most iconic buildings into a hot new eating destination. Once upon a time the building housed a popular tea merchant and tobacconist but has since been transformed into King Tea, a stylish tapas bar that is paying homage to the history of its home with a look that bridges generations. You won’t find tea on the menu here, but you will find a stellar selection of share plates, boutique Spanish wines and a sublime atmosphere that locals have been craving since trams rolled down Latrobe Terrace. more

Bars
Find your way to The City's first password-protected den Legends Speakeasy Bar
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Find your way to The City’s first password-protected den Legends Speakeasy Bar

The tales and stories of generations long past have, over time, turned from retellings into myths and legends. Stories of heroic figures and awesome deeds have been passed down along the years until today, where we discard the tales as fantasy. You might not think legends exist any more, but they do – one in particular is located right here in Brisbane. Word is spreading like wildfire about a hidden haunt where the cocktails flow and tapas are consumed by the score. It’s not a myth folks, but it is a legend ­– Legends Speakeasy Bar, that is. more

Cafes
Face the daily grind with help from Grinders Coffee’s new Woolloongabba hub
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Face the daily grind with help from Grinders Coffee’s new Woolloongabba hub

These days it seems like everyone is caught up in the daily slog, the hustle, the grind to get by. Few of us would be able to face the working week without something to put a pep in our step, and for years Grinders Coffee has being dishing out the goods across Australia. Grinders Coffee has just opened a swanky new specialty coffee hub and training school in Woolloongabba, not only putting cups of fine single origins and blends in our outstretched hands, but also training up the next generation of all-star baristas – or as we like to call them, our best friends in the entire world. more

Bars
The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals
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The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals

Put your presuppositions in the bin – vegan food is not just salad and steamed vegetables. Vegan cuisine is becoming increasingly prominent due to the rise of dietary requirements and a conscientious focus of what we put in our bodies. For those of you who can’t stomach the thought of canning the cutlets and trashing the T-bones in favour of salad, please relax. We aren’t here to sway you to veganism! What we will say is that dining as a vegan can be hard in our predominantly meat-eating society, but also very rewarding – even if you love bacon and eggs. We’ve chosen to point out some vegan eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert well worth sampling. more

Cafes
South Brisbane’s Hope Street Cafe sets standard for socially conscious hospitality
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South Brisbane’s Hope Street Cafe sets standard for socially conscious hospitality

Just a short stroll from South Bank’s cultural centre sits a charming cafe that is making a mark on not just the local breakfast scene, but also in the lives of the less fortunate. Hope Street Cafe is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to help the disadvantaged gain experience across every facet of cafe operation, while also plating up a scrumptious selection of fare throughout the day. more

Cafes
Saint Laura brings crisp cafe cuisine to Highgate Hill
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Saint Laura brings crisp cafe cuisine to Highgate Hill

Like a breath of fresh air or the mystery breeze in a shampoo commercial, Saint Laura is a crisp arrival that Highgate Hill residents have been waiting for. Part cafe and part community hub, Saint Laura blends a wholesome aesthetic with a menu of scrumptious fare to create a suburban oasis that will keep patrons coming back again and again. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 124 May 30
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 124 May 30

From whispers of open-air food hubs and new rooftop 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

Restaurants
Korean chilli chicken with beetroot and radish pickle and coleslaw
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Say hi to King Street’s new Korean fried chicken joint Hello Chicken

If there’s one thing that spurs pure, unadulterated happiness, it’s sitting down to an overflowing basket of golden, crispy chicken. Seriously – typing those words has already given me goosebumps. The smell of the spicy sauces that make our nostrils flare, that crunch of the first bite, that glazed, post-feast smile that no wet wipe can remove – that’s what life is about, folks. King Street’s newest hot chicken hotspot serves Korean-style fried chicken that comes with enough variety and flavour to make Colonel Sanders hang up his string bowtie in shame. more

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Martha Street Kitchen brings pizza, pasta and a whole lot of spritzes to Camp Hill
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Martha Street Kitchen brings pizza, pasta and a whole lot of spritzes to Camp Hill

We never know what to say when someone asks what makes a restaurant or bar cool. It’s mostly a combination of intangible factors that allow a venue to have ‘it’. We don’t quite know what it is, but Martha Street Kitchen in Camp Hill has it in spades. If we had to give you the elevator pitch on this new eatery, it would include mention of an effortlessly chic space, a menu of delights that are a feast for all senses, and a refreshing approach to what a casual suburban eatery and bar should be. Sound good? You bet it does. more