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Julius Pizzeria | Brisbane's best pizza
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best pizza joints

No meal is as versatile as pizza – it can cater to nearly any diet and taste and is easily made at home. Meat, cheese, sauce, vegetables, meat, seafood, cheese, meat – if you can dream it, your pizza can have it. Everyone has an opinion of where the best pizza in Brisbane can be found, so instead of simply adding our two cents to the definitive conversation, we decided to compile a list of the spots that do pizza exceptionally well. Check out the list below and then have yourself a pizza party! more

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Step back in time and dine at the newly renovated Tweed River House
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Step back in time and dine at the newly renovated Tweed River House

If walls could talk, Tweed River House would have one heck of a tale to tell. The magnificent manor, nestled at the foothills of the winding Tweed Caldera in Murwillumbah, is a hallmark of yesteryear. Originally constructed in 1907, the grand old girl has undergone many iterations over the years, setting the scene for countless happily ever afters and coming-of-age stories during her incredible 100-year lifespan. Now, the residence on the river has been given a new lease on life as a beautiful bistro and bar. If you've been hanging out for a date day with a difference, consider this your cordial invitation to check out the recently opened Tweed River House. more

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Sharing is caring – gather your dearest for dim sum and dessert at The Lab's Tray of Togetherness High Tea
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Sharing is caring – gather your dearest for dim sum and dessert at The Lab’s Tray of Togetherness High Tea

We're in the midst of one of our favourite annual celebrations – Lunar New Year! To help you celebrate in style, The Lab at Treasury Brisbane have concocted a share-style feast for the senses – the Tray of Togetherness High Tea. Full of mouth-watering miniature eats and tantalising treats, this is one afternoon tea we can't wait to get our hands on. more

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The Bunker Coffee crew has opened Neighbour, a one-stop-shop for salads, sips and sundries
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The Bunker Coffee crew has opened Neighbour, a one-stop-shop for salads, sips and sundries

Sometimes being friends with your neighbour pays off – you never know when they might be able to help you out in a pinch. Neighbour, the brand-new concept from the Bunker Coffee crew, is here to provide more than a simple cup of sugar – the providore is serving Ottolenghi-inspired salads, heat-and-eat meats, primo picnic supplies and new-wave wines from its cosy space on Railway Terrace. Need some weekday lunch inspo or a dependable dinner dispensary when time is short? Consider calling on your Neighbour! more

Restaurants
Pavement Whispers: hand-shaped pasta and hand-stretched pizza a specialty at forthcoming Coorparoo eatery Ramona Trattoria
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Pavement Whispers: hand-shaped pasta and hand-stretched pizza a specialty at forthcoming Coorparoo eatery Ramona Trattoria

With a seasoned hospitality veteran (boasting experience at Quay, Biota, Paper Daisy and a year-long stint at Tartine in San Francisco) at the helm, Ramona Trattoria will be serving natural wines, cocktails and Italian eats made the old-school way. Its late-March arrival will mark another tremendous score for a suburb that is rapidly vaulting into the ranks of the city's best foodie hubs. Here's what we know ... more

Cafes
Coffee Anthology opens its new multi-roaster caffeine dispensary on Mary Street
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Coffee Anthology opens its new multi-roaster caffeine dispensary on Mary Street

When something isn't broken, there's usually no need to fix it. One would think this applies doubly so when it pertains to a highly regarded spot like Coffee Anthology, but the brains behind this beloved pick-me-up peddler believe there's always room to improve. This week Coffee Anthology unveiled its new home at 150 Mary Street, a sleek caffeination station that is honing in on the core elements needed for any modern coffee experience. You'll still find some of the best coffee (supplied by the country's top roasters and brewed by a team of hot-shot baristas) here, but a few soon-to-launch additions to its laneway home will firmly establish it as an integral part of the inner-city's next epicurean hub. more

Casual Dining
Get your fix of banh mi, noodle bowls and Vietnamese-inspired bites from Phat Greens, Stafford's new takeaway spot
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Get your fix of banh mi, noodle bowls and Vietnamese-inspired bites from Phat Greens, Stafford’s new takeaway spot

It can be hard to cater for a big group feed, especially if many of its members have different dietary needs. The team behind Stafford's new takeaway-centric outpost Phat Greens know this all too well, which is why the crew has crafted its Vietnamese-inspired offering to flexibly cater to an assortment of tastes. If crusty banh mi, loaded rice-paper rolls, overflowing vermicelli bowls, salivation-worthy snacks and refreshing iced teas sound like a crowd-pleasing choice, direct your GPS to Phat Greens ASAP! more

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Love bugs, lip-smacking eats and lust-worthy libations – where to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day in Brisbane
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Love bugs, lip-smacking eats and lust-worthy libations – where to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day in Brisbane

Whether you’re set to cozy up as one half of a couple or you have plans to scour Netflix for 90s rom-coms (bar of chocolate in hand), February 14 is a day that is either greatly anticipated or met with general indifference. We can all agree that with V-Day just around the corner, now is the prime time for potential suitors to strike with cupid’s arrow. We have put together a list of the most romantic events happening across Brisbane this Valentine’s Day, from passionate pasta-filled dinners to seductive seafood feasts, so you can sip and snack on whatever your heart desires. more


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Southside | Brisbane's best Chinese restaurants
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Chinese restaurants

When it comes to variety, flavour and crowd-pleasing potential, you would be hard-pressed to find cuisine as beloved as the Chinese variety. From sizzling hotpots, saucy vegetables and pillowy-soft dumplings to mountains of rice and deep-fried chicken feet, Chinese food has the ability to satisfy a diner's tastebuds and curiosity simultaneously – it just depends on what vibe you're chasing. Forget the food-court bain-marie honey chicken – we've done the research and searched far and wide to find the best authentic Chinese restaurants in Brisbane. So get your chopsticks ready – there’s a Chinese restaurant nearby just waiting to feed you! more

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various types of cheese on rustic wooden table
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Portside Wharf’s IGA is getting a bougie makeover complete with a cheese bar and an in-house cafe

Boutique grocery stores are popping up all over Brisbane of late, with fancy features like squeeze-your-own orange juice, locally sourced deli meats, self-serve snacks and much more impressing the masses. Now, Hamilton's much-loved dining, shopping and entertainment precinct Portside Wharf is set to get it's own levelled-up supermarket with Zeneldin's IGA set to score an impressive expansion complete with a brand-new in-house cafe. more

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Slurpee who? Cool down with El Camino Cantina's Summer of Swirls dual frozen margaritas
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Slurpee who? Cool down with El Camino Cantina’s Summer of Swirls dual frozen margaritas

Ah, summer in Queensland. The last couple of days have truly reminded us just how hot – and humid – it can get. When you can't escape the heat, there's nothing quite like a cool iced bev to regulate your temperature from the inside, out. To help, El Camino Cantina has just launched its limited-edition Summer of Swirls dual frozen margaritas, giving us an adults-only version of a summertime favourite. more

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Romantic dinners and sexy staycays – here's where to spend Valentine's Day in The City
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Romantic dinners and sexy staycays – here’s where to spend Valentine’s Day in The City

The most romantic day of the year, Valentine's Day, is nearly upon us! If you want to get a little bit more fancy than grocery-store-bought roses (we're talking the floral and chocolate kind), then we know of a few places in The City that are well worth your time – and date – this February 14. These luxe experiences will have you making memories instead of throwing out chocolate wrappers ... more

Restaurants
Sustainable (and inventive) fare and all-Australian wines star at Woolloongabba neo-bistro Clarence
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Sustainable (and inventive) fare and all-Australian wines star at Woolloongabba neo-bistro Clarence

Wild-shot venison, pesto soup with trompette zucchini, pig-head terrine and apricot and botrytis mille feuille – these kinds of dishes might not be common sight in Brisbane, but at Woolloongabba's newly minted modern-Australian bistro Clarence, they're a specialty. This intimate restaurant – helmed by a tip-top hospo tandem – officially opens its Stanley Street abode today, Thursday January 27. Boasting a compelling menu that passionately champions sustainable sustenance and a wine list comprised of vino from old guard and new-wave Australian producers, it's shaping up to be a special arrival for Brisbane's buzzing Clarence Corner strip. We were lucky to get a sneak peek inside ahead of its opening – here's what we saw ... more

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Introducing Knowhere – Spring Hill's steak-and-cocktail-slinging hidden gem
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Introducing Knowhere – Spring Hill’s steak-and-cocktail-slinging hidden gem

Considering its close proximity to the inner city, Upper Edward Street in Spring Hill is hardly the middle of nowhere. That said, the strip is considered a relatively quiet pocket for hospitality, especially compared to the buzzing action taking place down in The Valley and The City proper. Things could be changing, though, with the recent arrival of new bar and eatery Knowhere. Boasting a vivid aesthetic inspired by one of the world's most famous surrealists, a menu that champions locally sourced produce and a drinks list overflowing with Australian spirits, crafted cocktails and independent beers, Knowhere could soon become Brisbane's worst-kept secret. more

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Get on the beers – Heaps Normal redefines the pot of gold with a zero-alcohol lager
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Get on the beers – Heaps Normal redefines the pot of gold with a zero-alcohol lager

Australians, on the whole, can be a thirsty bunch. When it comes to alcohol, however, the tide may be turning with many Australians opting to cut back on the booze or kick it to the curb, for good. Once upon a time, non-drinkers were left with a choice between soft drinks, juice or mocktails. Thankfully, the shift in consumer behaviour has inspired some really excellent craft breweries and distilleries to pursue low- and no-alcohol options that can go head-to-head with its full-strength peers in terms of taste and flavour profiles. One such player that has made some serious waves on the scene is Heaps Normal, which just this week unveiled its second non-alcoholic brew, Another Lager. more

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The round-up: where to take a bite out of Brisbane's best breakfast rolls
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The round-up: where to take a bite out of Brisbane’s best breakfast rolls

While bacon and eggs reigns supreme as the greatest breakfast dish of all time, the more portable breakfast roll – featuring bacon, eggs, cheese and a dollop of sauce between a set of soft buns – takes top marks for grab-and-go convenience. Whether you spell it brekkie or breaky, the breakfast bun is a cafe staple, therefore we've decided to see if we could narrow down some of Brisbane's best. First, we have a couple of qualifiers. This is by no means an exhaustive list – it's an ever-evolving summary of stand-out selections. We've also made the choice to exclude more prototypical sandwiches, breakfast wraps and bagel-based options. Now, without further ado, here's our list of Brisbane's most bangin' breakfast rolls ... more

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The Pizzantica team opens Antica – a premium pizzeria and kitchen – in Wilston
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The Pizzantica team opens Antica – a premium pizzeria and kitchen – in Wilston

Whether you've snagged a slice from its roaming kombi van or have chowed down on some stellar Italian fare at its former New Farm HQ, you'll agree that few Italian eateries nail a slice quite like Pizzantica. After existing for years as a nomadic operation, Pizzantica finally boasts a brick-and-mortar restaurant that is completely its own. Antica officially opened to the public on Wednesday January 19, showing off a range of appetising antipasti, primo pasta, mouth-watering mains, crave-worthy cocktails and, of course, perfect pizzas. We took a peek inside on opening day – here's what we saw ... more