Bars
Get excited for the new restaurants, bars and cafes opening in 2019
Food & Drink

Get excited for the new restaurants, bars and cafes opening in 2019

It’s going to be a tall order to top the banner year Brisbane’s dining scene had in 2018, but we truly believe that this year is going to be just as exciting for foodies. We know it’s only January, but there are numerous openings on the horizon that have got us keyed up with anticipation. We’ve assembled a handy list of announcements to keep an eye on, including brand-new dining precincts, inner-city wineries, riverside eateries and much more. more

Casual Dining
Bird's Nest Yakitori unveils its express-service sibling at Toowong Village
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Bird’s Nest Yakitori unveils its express-service sibling at Toowong Village

Just before Christmas, the team behind hot-to-trot yakitori concept Bird’s Nest welcomed a brand-new location to its portfolio – a handy addition situated in the heart of Toowong Village. Bird’s Nest On The Run is a charming fast-casual interpretation of the popular Japanese-inspired restaurant’s offering, serving tasty charcoal-grilled protein bowls, karaage chicken hot dogs and ice-cold beers. more

Casual Dining
Winning bet – Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. expands with new Indooroopilly eatery
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Winning bet – Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. expands with new Indooroopilly eatery

We’re still digesting the festive feasts we consumed over the Christmas period, but there’s one more morsel we purposefully saved room for. Just before we all set our out-of-office automatic email replies, Betty’s Burgers opened its third Brisbane location in Indooroopilly. Now 2019 is in full swing and this fresh arrival is sure to test our resolve as far as new-year resolutions are concerned. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 204 January 8
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 204 January 8

From whispers of moody laneway bars to neighbourhood fish and chipperies, 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

Food News
The year in review: what you loved in 2018
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The year in review: what you loved in 2018

We know we say it every year ... but 2018 was pretty darn excellent. It's been an incredibly exciting year for Brisbane and we've enjoyed every minute watching our sparkling city truly blossom. Considering January is a foggy distant memory, we thought we'd recap the year by looking back at what you, our amazing loyal readers, loved the most over the past 12 months. We present to you, the best of 2018! more

Cafes
Soak up the sunshine at West End's new local SoBa social
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Soak up the sunshine at West End’s new local SoBa social

Remember the days when life was completely carefree? You'd get home from school and swing by the neighbour's house unannounced, where the gate was always open for an ice-cold cordial and backyard fun. Now that you've likely traded school for work and you've got a little more on your mind/schedule, backyard fun is probably not so high on the agenda – but that doesn't mean it should be completely forgotten. West End's new neighbourhood hang SoBa social is bringing back wholesome backyard fun, but the refreshments are a little more grown up. more

Food News
The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on New Year's Day 2019
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on New Year’s Day 2019

Well the year 2018 really did whiz by, didn’t it? Time flies when you’re having fun! Whether you’ve woken up fresh as a daisy after an early night (damn you), you’re feeling a little dusty or you haven’t been to bed yet, we’ve got you. We put the call out and compiled a handy list of spots trading this New Year’s Day – from #newyearnewme clean feasts to big ol’ hangover feeds, these venues have you covered. more


Bars
The Happy Boy team opens Snack Man in Fortitude Valley
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The Happy Boy team opens Snack Man in Fortitude Valley

The Chinese fine diner has become a bit of a trend of late, moving away from sweet-and-sour pork to take the robust flavours of East Asia to new heights through intricate plating and techniques. Considering Happy Boy’s take on regional Chinese food, Greenglass' unique approach French cuisine and Australian wine, and Italian Food Restaurant's shift away from traditional pizza and pasta, it's safe to say owners Cameron and Jordan Votan aren't ones to follow trends. For their latest venture, the brothers will instead celebrate the ‘Chinese food of the people’, focusing on flavoursome on-the-go-style eats using simple fresh ingredients. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on Boxing Day
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on Boxing Day

Real talk – Boxing Day is totally underrated. Whether you’re a fiend for the sales, hanging to check out the latest blockbuster at the movies or simply just want to chill, this is the time to do it. If the stacks of leftover ham in your fridge are giving you Christmas food coma PTSD, we’ve tracked down the spots in Brisbane that are trading this Boxing Day. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 203 December 18
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 203 December 18

From whispers of leafy new eateries to poolside breakfasts, 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
Howard Smith Wharves welcomes modern Greek taverna Greca
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Howard Smith Wharves welcomes modern Greek taverna Greca

The last two weeks of rapid-fire openings at Howard Smith Wharves have left us giddy with excitement and it's not stopping any time soon – this weekend will mark the arrival of Jonathan Barthelmess’ highly anticipated new restaurant, Greca. After conquering the tastebuds of Sydney and Tokyo, Jonathan has come to Brisbane, bringing with him tonnes of taramasalata, a surplus of saganaki and deluge of dolmades. Greca officially opens on Saturday December 8, but we couldn’t resist the chance to get in early to have a closer look. more

Providore
Pasta laboratory Ripiena officially opens in Fortitude Valley
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Pasta laboratory Ripiena officially opens in Fortitude Valley

Making pasta is easy to learn but hard to master, meaning that crafting the best pasta is a skill akin to high art. While too modest to claim a mastery of the pasta-making craft, Nicoló Campagnari is no doubt exceptionally skilled at making mouth-watering tortellini and agnolotti. Today, Monday December 10, Nicoló and Anita Campagnari are opening Ripiena in Fortitude Valley. Ripiena is a hole-in-the-wall pasta joint looking to prove that the perfect pasta is best made (and served) in an uncomplicated manner, letting exceptional ingredients speak for themselves. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s best boozy brunches
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best boozy brunches

When it comes to little indulgences, one of the greatest gifts in the world is a good brunch. You get the benefits of a sleep-in combined with the deliciousness that is breakfast food – what could possibly top that? Well friends, the answer is alcohol. Thanks to that glorious mid-morning grey area, treating yourself to a few delicious tipples in the a.m suddenly becomes socially acceptable. If this sounds like your scene, we’ve hunted down Brisbane’s best boozy brunches where the eats and drinks work together to make your day infinitely better – bottoms up! more

Bars
It's playtime – Welcome to Bowen Hills shows off its new arcade
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It’s playtime – Welcome to Bowen Hills shows off its new arcade

King Street’s food-truck hub is capping off the year with a new look and some engaging entertainment options. Welcome to Bowen Hills has undergone a sprucing, and with this new vibe comes a host of arcade machines. From Air hockey and pinball to giant chess and PacMan, Welcome to Bowen Hills now has everything to keep you occupied on a night out. more

Bars
Soapbox Beer announces its arrival in the heart of Fortitude Valley
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Soapbox Beer announces its arrival in the heart of Fortitude Valley

Scott Robertson and Luke Nixon are two craft-beer enthusiasts with something to say. They reckon beer should be approachable and playful, eschewing the mainstream formula with some brewed-in quirkiness to keep tastebuds interested. Instead of standing on a street corner and vying for your attention like a town crier, the duo transformed their metaphorical soapbox into a brewery of their own on Fortitude Valley’s Gipps Street, where drinkable statements are being offered to the public from tomorrow, Thursday December 13. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 202 December 11
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 202 December 11

From whispers of riverside wine bars to Japanese pastry sensations, 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
Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina opens its colour-soaked digs on King Street
Food & Drink

Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina opens its colour-soaked digs on King Street

From giant glasses of frozen margarita and unlimited corn chips and salsa to gargantuan servings of nachos and fat burritos, anyone that has been to an El Camino Cantina knows it doesn’t do things by halves. Inspired by the neon-lit eateries of the Lone Star State, Rockpool Dining Group’s vibrant concept looks to offer an authentic Tex-Mex experience – plating up dishes synonymous with the popular border cuisine. El Camino Cantina kicks of its three-day opening fiesta this evening, showcasing its jam-packed menu to Brisbane eaters for the first time. more

Bars
Get a glimpse at Howard Smith Wharves' overwater bar Mr Percival's
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Get a glimpse at Howard Smith Wharves’ overwater bar Mr Percival’s

Following hot on the heels of the gangbuster opening weekend of Felons Brewing Co., the Howard Smith Wharves precinct is looking to go two-for-two with its brand-new bar Mr Percival’s. An adventurous architectural endeavour, this world-class octagonal bar and eatery sits above the lapping waters of the Brisbane River, uniting European flair with a resonant Brisbane-inspired familiarity. Mr Percival’s officially opens its doors at 8:00 pm tonight, Thursday November 29, but we’ve got a the sneak peek inside for you ahead of another record-setting weekend. more