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Lap up lip-smacking lobster specials at this inner-city dining destination
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Lap up lip-smacking lobster specials at this inner-city dining destination

Lobster is the king of the crustaceans and, as such, makes for a royally good meal. We love our lobster, although sometimes a serving of the delectable shellfish can put a dent in our pocket. That's why we were so delighted to hear that Treasury Brisbane has some seriously salivation-inducing lobster dishes that members of The Star Club can snap up from March 7 to April 17. Here's what you can get your claws on ... more

Bars
Pavement Whispers: the Rosmarino team will soon open pizzeria and wine bar ETNA in The Valley
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Pavement Whispers: the Rosmarino team will soon open pizzeria and wine bar ETNA in The Valley

With their beloved Fortitude Valley restaurant still less than a year old, you'd think that Lauren Smith and Andrea Gatti, owners of Italian-inspired ristorante and wine bar Rosmarino, would be too busy to be considering expansion. Well, when opportunity knocks, it's best to answer. This September, the restaurateurs will double their presence in The Valley with ETNA – a pizzeria and wine joint specialising in crispy Napoli-style pizzas and natural vino. Here's what we know ... more

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Brisbane's best chefs team up for a one-of-a-kind fundraiser dinner at Gerard's Bistro
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Brisbane’s best chefs team up for a one-of-a-kind fundraiser dinner at Gerard’s Bistro

Only in the rarest of circumstances would you see the head chefs of Gerard's Bistro, Stanley, OTTO Brisbane, Joy, ESSA and Agnes working together in the same kitchen. Well, the recent floods were certainly a near-unprecedented occurrence – one that has had a discernible impact on Brisbane's hospitality industry. In response to the devastation wrought on Southeast Queensland's farmers, producers and suppliers, an A-Team of local culinary talent will descend upon Gerard's Bistro on Wednesday March 30, putting on a one-off dinner to raise funds for growers that have been hit hardest by the recent downpour. more

Treats
Sweet and sassy – Cakes & Shit opens its new dessert joint in Paddington
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Sweet and sassy – Cakes & Shit opens its new dessert joint in Paddington

While desserts are already considered to be an indulgence that's a bit on the naughty side, we don't often encounter a cake shaped like, well, human anatomy. Similarly, most of the cookies we consume often come topped with sprinklings of others sweets, not swear words. Cakes & Shit isn't your regular cake store. The crude confectioner has garnered a cult following thanks to its range of sassy, chuckle-worthy and strictly not-safe-for-work treats. Cakes & Shit has moved to Paddington and is officially reopening to the public today, Friday February 25. If you love a bit of cheek to your cake, read on to see what's on offer ... more

Bars
Catalina, a beach-club-inspired restaurant boasting skyline views, opens in South Brisbane
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Catalina, a beach-club-inspired restaurant boasting skyline views, opens in South Brisbane

A beach club with no beach. It sounds odd on paper, we know, but hold your skepticism for a moment longer. Catalina Rooftop, South Brisbane's brand-new rooftop bar, restaurant and lounge, might not have the sand to go with its resort-inspired aesthetic, but it more than makes up for it with panoramic skyline views, a 30-metre infinity pool (complete with cushy day beds for hire), a menu of Mediterranean-meets-Japanese fare (including sashimi, Moreton Bay bug raviolo and lobster thermidor) and a drinks menu boasting double magnums of rosé and an assortment of refreshing cocktails. This jaw-dropping locale officially opens today, Friday February 18, and is a must-visit venue for those craving a taste of Dubai, St Tropez and Las Vegas luxury. more

Restaurants
Patina at Alumni Court brings paddock-to-plate fare to the St Lucia
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Patina at Alumni Court brings paddock-to-plate fare to the St Lucia

The team behind one of Eagle Street's most picturesque restaurants has ventured a few bends down the Brisbane River to open a sibling restaurant in the heart of University of Queensland's St Lucia campus. Patina at Alumni Court continues the culinary traditions of its Customs House forebear, serving up cuisine that is, in part, a celebration of Australia's bounty of primo produce. more

Restaurants
Pavement Whispers: hospitality elite team up to open Hervé’s Restaurant and Bar at Craft'd Grounds
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Pavement Whispers: hospitality elite team up to open Hervé’s Restaurant and Bar at Craft’d Grounds

A crew consisting of some accomplished behind-the-scenes industry veterans, creative culinary minds and a business-savvy entrepreneur is behind Hervé’s Restaurant and Bar in Albion – a slick soon-to-open eatery and cocktail spot currently taking shape on the top floor of flourishing dining precinct Craft'd Grounds. French-inspired cuisine, wine sourced from environmentally conscious makers and intimately romantic vibes are reportedly on the cards – here's what we know ... more

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Wilburs General Store | Brisbane's best sandwiches
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best (and salivation-worthy) sandwiches

There is nothing quite like a succulent sanga to sink your teeth into. Toasted or fresh, it’s hard to beat the simplicity and diversity afforded by filling two slices of bread. Brisbane boasts a mean sandwich scene, with something for most tastes available around town. Use this list to track down your next toastie, snag a sub, bite into a BLT or jump on a jaffle ... more


Cafes
Veneziano Coffee Roasters unveils its new-look West End cafe, roastery and training centre
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Veneziano Coffee Roasters unveils its new-look West End cafe, roastery and training centre

Veneziano Coffee Roasters has been keeping Queensland locals perked up for two decades, with its roasting and wholesale headquarters in West End doubling as a dependable dispensary of the good stuff for 12 out of those 20 years. Late last year the Veneziano crew enacted a sizeable refresh of its Montague Road roastery, giving the interior a bright and crisp new look, adding a full kitchen (and debuting a cracking new menu) and opening a training centre right next door. The revitalisation heralds the start of a new chapter for a brand that helped pioneer the modern coffee experience in Australia. more

Restaurants
Ashgrove's Wine & Larder Bistro reopens with a celebrated sommelier at the helm
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Ashgrove’s Wine & Larder Bistro reopens with a celebrated sommelier at the helm

After a few months of hibernation, Ashgrove's widely beloved Wine & Larder Bistro is set to reopen this Friday February 18. Long-time regulars might not recognise some of the new faces behind the bar, with Mark Whitaker and Leah Shelton coming onboard as the venue's new co-owners. The couple are committed to keeping Wine & Larder close to its Parisian-inspired roots, but are looking to put their own stamp on the wine list (which we can assure you is phenomenal) and charm old and new clientele with their personable service. more

Bakeries
Pavement Whispers: Fortitude Valley to welcome BROOKI – a bakery and cakery from a globetrotting travel blogger
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Pavement Whispers: Fortitude Valley to welcome BROOKI – a bakery and cakery from a globetrotting travel blogger

The Steward & Hemmant building in the heart of Fortitude Valley is continuing its glow-up metamorphosis into 2022, with a raft of new and exciting concepts set to open within the heritage-listed former drapery this year. Leading the charge is BROOKI, a bakehouse concept specialising in playful Parisian-inspired celebration desserts and confections. Read on to find out what's in store ahead of its tentative May opening ... more

Bars
Valley Hops Brewing | Brisbane's best beer gardens and outdoor bars
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best beer gardens and outdoor bars to visit before summer ends

It’s almost a scientific fact that the best way to enjoy the sizzling summer months is to embrace it and find a comfortable perch to blow the froth off a cold beverage or two in one of Brisbane’s many beer gardens. Our winter hibernation has ended – now it’s the time to get our dishevelled selves some sun. Here are some of the best beer gardens and outdoor bars to seek out this summer. more

Best of Brisbane
Mons Thai | Brisbane's best Thai | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: tantalise your tastebuds at Brisbane’s best Thai restaurants

Any cuisine that can plate up fiery curries, saucy noodle dishes and zesty salads has our immediate vote, so you can only imagine how much we love Thai cuisine. Give it to us takeaway, or sit us down for a dine-in experience – either way we’re always ready to take on some Thai. Brisbane is flush with incredible Thai eateries, from flash restaurants to hole-in-the-wall neighbourhood joints. Everyone has their preferred spot, but we’ve endeavoured to collate as many as we can into a list of what we hear is the best. If you’re reading this on an empty stomach, be prepared to pick up an unshakable craving for Thai right about now … more

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Shuck yes! Score $1.50 oysters for one day only at Alchemy Restaurant & Bar
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Shuck yes! Score $1.50 oysters for one day only at Alchemy Restaurant & Bar

When one thinks of oysters, the mind conjures up images of fancy feasts and floating dollar signs. Here at The Weekend Edition, we believe that everyone should be free to enjoy this sensational seafood snack without breaking the bank – and our friends at Alchemy Restaurant & Bar agree. For one day only, you can score a sumptuous spread of slurp-worthy South Australian oysters at this riverside dining gem for just $1.50 each. more

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Enjoy fare from Brisbane's top eateries at home with restaurant delivery service Providoor
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Enjoy fare from Brisbane’s top eateries at home with restaurant delivery service Providoor

When Australia's hospitality industry pirouetted towards pandemic-proof operation models, it changed the game in terms of accessibility. In Melbourne, acclaimed chef Shane Delia of Maha founded Providoor – a delivery service that allowed locals to enjoy lauded fare from Maha, Entrecote, Tipo 00 and Supernormal in the comfort of their own home. Providoor expanded to Sydney soon after, cultivating a roster that includes Chiswick, China Doll, Golden Century and The Apollo. This week the service will officially launch in Queensland – it already boasts a cadre of appetising all-stars including Southside, NOTA and Siffredi's. Bust out the tablecloths and the fancy cutlery – Providoor is making fine dining a homebound affair. more

Restaurants
Beloved Paddington Vietnamese eatery Ngon unveils its spacious new digs on Given Terrace
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Beloved Paddington Vietnamese eatery Ngon unveils its spacious new digs on Given Terrace

In hospitality, sometimes you need to go big or go home. We're talking bold flavours, outsized ideas and big swings. Other times, however, you just have to grow. Cult-favourite Paddington eatery Ngon has done just that, moving out of its original Given Terrace digs in favour of a spacious new home across the road from The Paddo Tavern. The new-look eatery is building upon its established reputation as a sensational source of Vietnamese fare with a raft of new appetising additions and more elbow room for dipping your spoon into a hearty bowl of pho. Take a look inside ... more

Cafes
Suburban charmer Wilburs General Store is slinging sandwiches, coffee and provisions in Holland Park
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Suburban charmer Wilburs General Store is slinging sandwiches, coffee and provisions in Holland Park

The traditional corner store model is changing. A new breed of neighbourhood provisioner is emerging, one that sells the everyday foodstuffs we buy regularly, but also serves elevated essentials like specialty coffee, salads and sandwiches. Wilburs General Store is a new corner convenience concept that is supplying Holland Park locals with a curated cache of comestibles – a handy repository that blends classic charm with top-notch variety. more

Restaurants
Explore the flavours of Central and South America at Paddington's MAO Latin Dining
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Explore the flavours of Central and South America at Paddington’s MAO Latin Dining

Latin America is an incredibly diverse part of the world, comprised of numerous countries boasting their own histories and cultures. Succinctly showcasing the culinary gems of this vast geographic swathe (which stretches from Mexico in the north all the way down to the tip of Chile's southern archipelago) is no easy task, but the team behind Paddington's MAO Latin Dining does a bang-up job of showcasing some of the region's iconic eats. Helmed by a chef with some formidable fine-dining experience, this newcomer is looking to showcase Central and South American fare unlike anything before in Brisbane. more

Providore
The round-up: grab a bottle of something nice from one of Brisbane's best boutique wine stores
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The round-up: grab a bottle of something nice from one of Brisbane’s best boutique wine stores

Brisbane isn't short on bottle shops – the city boasts a bevy of liquor stores that are stocked to the brim with all sorts of booze, from craft beer and spirits to a variety of vino. Observant oenophiles might have already spied a new trend emerging in Brisbane's libation retail sector, with a pronounced proliferation of vendors specialising a more curated selection of wine. Brisbane's wine-centric bottle shop scene is flourishing, so it's a good time to take stock and see which locales are leading the way when it comes to ravishing reds, wonderful whites, effervescent bubbles and new-wave, low-intervention upstarts. Here's a list to explore next time you are after a delicious drop or two ... more

Cafes
Pavement Whispers: Bakery Lane to welcome NUG. General Store, a holistic hospitality and homewares concept from the Joy and Finnley Home teams
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Pavement Whispers: Bakery Lane to welcome NUG. General Store, a holistic hospitality and homewares concept from the Joy and Finnley Home teams

In most cases, general stores stock necessities – the everyday items we need in a pinch. In late May, Sarah Baldwin from acclaimed Fortitude Valley restaurant Joy. and Jarrod Applebee and Shane Phillips of boutique homewares store Finnley Home will unveil NUG. General Store – a new-wave repository of elevated essentials that can heighten any home-cooked recipe, beautify any living space and make a dinner party memorable. NUG. celebrates the trio's love of good food, beautifully wrought homewares, ebullient entertaining and all of the little details that link these interests together. Ahead of it's opening, here's what we know ... more