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That’s amore – the best spots in Brisbane to get a slice of vegan pizza
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That’s amore – the best spots in Brisbane to get a slice of vegan pizza

There’s been some big news in the world of plant-based dining lately, what with Domino’s announcing that it was launching its own range of vegan pizzas and all. This is huge deal for anyone that often gets the hots for what’s in the box with the dots, but if you didn’t already know, vegan pizza has been around for some time. Brisbane’s got a host of hotspots that whip up covetable circles of heaven topped with all manner of vegan-friendly ingredients for dine-in and delivery, so if you’re new to the vegan lifestyle, it might be handy to bookmark this list next time you’re getting a hankering for a slice. more

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Feasts worth flying for – the year's most exciting interstate openings
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Feasts worth flying for – the year’s most exciting interstate openings

The new year has well and truly arrived, and we are more than ready to embrace all that it will bring – especially to our stomachs – with open arms and mouths. While it’s already set to be an exciting year of food in Brisbane (refer to our list of upcoming openings), it should also be a year of expanding our culinary horizons. This year our resolution is to explore more of our own country – you know we’re going to be doing a whole lot of eating everywhere we go and we implore you to do the same. Here are some of the top new Australian restaurants of 2017 outside of Queensland that we just can’t wait to try. more

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Classic choices with new-school flair – Ol' School brings quality fish and chips (and truffle chip butties) to South Brisbane
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Classic choices with new-school flair – Ol’ School brings quality fish and chips (and truffle chip butties) to South Brisbane

Forget your numbered ticket and hot box filled with Chiko Rolls and battered savs – this is fish and chips done the Ol' School way. The boutique fish and chippery has opened under Mirvac’s Art House development on Hope Street, just around the corner from Fish Lane, serving up all of the best bits of nostalgic fish and chips but prepared with modern techniques and proper fish preparation. more

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House of flavour – Casa Cibo opens up its new Chermside digs
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House of flavour – Casa Cibo opens up its new Chermside digs

In one of the biggest years in the suburb’s history, Chermside is capping off 2017 with a bang. After months of anticipation, Casa Cibo has finally opened its doors, welcoming hungry hordes to come in and try its menu on for size. Fill your stomach with ambrosial anipasti, perfect pizza and pasta and seductive sips – Casa Cibo should be at the top of your list if Italian cuisine is your game. more

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Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.
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The round-up: what’s open on New Year’s Day 2018

We’re more than ready to see the end of 2017 – the year that seemed to hang around like a bad smell. We never need an excuse to party, but New Year’s Eve is set to be a particularly big one. That means we’ll need somewhere to rest our sore heads on New Year’s Day. Perhaps you had an early night and are keen for a well-rested start to the year, perhaps you haven’t been to bed yet – regardless of how you rang in the New Year, you’re going to need to eat at some point. These spots will be open and willing to help you shake off the dust from your night of revelry and start the year properly.   more

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Junk
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The round-up: what’s open on Boxing Day 2017

The presents have been unwrapped, the fridge is full of Christmas lunch leftovers and the food coma has subsided – that must mean it’s Boxing Day! The oft-forgotten member of the festive holiday family is great for rest and relaxation, catching the Boxing Day blockbusters at the cinema, shopping up a storm at the sales and for watching the start of the Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race, but it’s also a great day for dining. We’ve assembled a list of venues that are trading on Boxing Day if you are keen to keep the festive cheer going a little while longer. more

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Detour
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The year in review: what you loved in 2017

What. A. Year! Although 2017 has flown by, we’re still amazed by all of the fantastic things we got to experience throughout the year. Brisbane boomed with all sorts of happenings, from new bars and eateries to killer events to some massive news-worthy bombshells that already have us looking ahead with anticipation. We figured the best way to recap the year that was is to list what resonated with you the most over the past 12 months. Without further ado, here is the best of 2017! more


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Carolina Kitchen brings its bangin' barbecue to Morningside
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Carolina Kitchen brings its bangin’ barbecue to Morningside

Before American barbecue blew up and captured the tastebuds of Brisbane locals, one humble outfit was already earning a cult following with its authentic approach to wings, ribs, burgers, hotdogs and more. Carolina Kitchen is capping off a year of expansion with a brand-new location in the heart of Morningside, stripping back its menu to its core tastebud tantalisers but keeping all the charm and care that helped it earn its fan base in the beginning. more

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The round-up: our 300 favourite eats and drinks in Brisbane
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The round-up: our 300 favourite eats and drinks in Brisbane

Pull out those party poppers friends – this week marks 300 issues of The Weekend Edition: Brisbane. Woot! Over those 300 issues we’ve sipped on a lot of craft beer, munched on a whole lot of delicious food and Instagrammed more avocado on toast than we care to admit. To celebrate, the team has come together to compile our 300 favourite bites and sips across our fine city. Not since Gerard Butler lead a fearsome procession of scantily clad spartans to war have we been this amazed by 300 of anything. We’re not going to suggest you go through and eat everything listed below (we’re also not not suggesting it), but it’s a pretty good indicator of the strength of our food scene, from tasty cheaps eats through to the finest of dishes and most delectable cocktails. What’s more, this list is not even close to exhaustive – there’s always more out there to try. So let’s raise a… more

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PoPolpo – fried octopus with blood orange, fennel and chickpea
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italian food restaurant plates up memories at new Spring Hill hideaway

It’s been a banner year for the Votan brothers – first they shift their popular eatery Happy Boy to some swanky new digs in The Valley, their inner-city restaurant Greenglass turned one, and last week they opened up a brand-new concept in Happy Boy’s former residence in Spring Hill. If the name didn’t already give it away, italian food restaurant is plating big portions of hearty Italian cuisine inspired by family recipes, and pouring lots of good wine to boot. more

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Sunny Italian vibes hit Brisbane as Salt Meats Cheese arrives at the Gasworks
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Sunny Italian vibes hit Brisbane as Salt Meats Cheese arrives at the Gasworks

As the summer breezes gust through town, so comes a fresh culinary change. Salt Meats Cheese has finally opened its highly anticipated Gasworks eatery, bringing with it a fresh and relaxing Northern-Italian vibe with some mouth-watering twists. Fancy a peach gelato bellini to accompany a gorgonzola and speck pizza, some spaghetti with fresh clams, or maybe a charcuterie board? We’re inclined to order all three, which is not only okay at Salt Meats Cheese, but actively encouraged. Summer snacking just got real. more

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Cheeky Poké Bar brings a fresh and fun spin on seafood to Newstead
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Cheeky Poké Bar brings a fresh and fun spin on seafood to Newstead

We’ve been eagerly following Newstead’s Haven development as it drip-feeds us new hotspots to check out. One of the latest (and sassiest) openings is delivering a new Japanese-inspired spin on poke bowls. Cheeky Poke Bar is slowing things down when it comes to stacked seafood bowls, lovingly crafting each dish with a plethora of nourishing ingredients and pairing it with some creative culinary inventions such as seafood tacos, bone broths, shaved milk ice desserts and more. If this sounds good to you, get in line to try Cheeky Poke Bar when it opens this Friday December 15. more

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Icons sign on for the prestigious food and drink offering at Howard Smith Wharves
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Icons sign on for the prestigious food and drink offering at Howard Smith Wharves

All good things take time, which is why we can’t exactly be mad at the fact that the redevelopment of the Howard Smith Wharves has been so long in the making. Bits and pieces have been coming through since we first wrote about the project back in 2014, but a recent release of information has seen some very juicy details come about. Last week you guys got all kinds of excited when we dropped some hints in Pavement Whispers, so we thought we would provide a more in-depth look at what will be happening to the space in the months to come. If the thought of cutting-edge waterfront bars, Japanese izakayas from down south, brand-new Greek concepts and massive Hong Kong-inspired eateries gets you going, do read on. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 152 December 12
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 152 December 12

From whispers of new modern Chinese restaurants coming to The Valley to plant-based dinners, 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

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Fine French fare arrives on King Street as Montrachet opens new digs
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Fine French fare arrives on King Street as Montrachet opens new digs

It’s not often you see a landmark restaurant pick up and move locations after a decade-and-a-half of operation, but when the feeling for change is right you simply can’t deny it. After 16 years at its Paddington home, Montrachet made the jump to King Street in Bowen Hills, seizing upon an opportunity to spread its wings, expand its repertoire and show off some fantastic new techniques. Long-time fans of the institution needn’t fear, the fantastic French fare is still available – especially the steak frites and snails cooked in garlic butter – just with some fancy new friends. more

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Tocco Italiano brings Italian fare with a Michelin-starred twist to Teneriffe
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Tocco Italiano brings Italian fare with a Michelin-starred twist to Teneriffe

Many die-hard foodies can only dream of jumping on a plane and enjoying a gastronomic getaway in Italy. If getting there isn't an option, thankfully we have the experience within reach, right here in Brisbane! Arturo Buonocore – an Italian transplant and fourth-generation restaurateur hailing from the Amalfi Coast – has brought his passion for Italian cuisine to Brisbane in the form of Tocco Italiano. After wowing tastebuds with his first location in Chelmer, Arturo has opened a larger restaurant in Teneriffe, offering Brisbane locals a chance to see life-long lovers of food working in their element. more

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In the mood for noods – Taro’s Ramen opens in South Brisbane
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In the mood for noods – Taro’s Ramen opens in South Brisbane

The name Taro Akimoto is almost already synonymous with Brisbane’s thriving ramen scene, but despite his success he’s never been one to rest on his laurels. South Brisbane is home to a fully-fledged ramen joint of its own now that Taro’s Ramen has opened its fourth location on Melbourne Street. The largest venue Taro’s Ramen has occupied to date, patrons are guaranteed to find Taro’s signature range of ramen as well as a range of mouth-watering sides, served in enough space to slurp safely. more

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South Bank's Little Big House is your new summer house-party destination
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South Bank’s Little Big House is your new summer house-party destination

There's no denying that house parties are an absolute ball, but the effort needed throw them (and clean up after them) can make ‘em a real chore. Well, what if we told you that there is a new venue in town that is bringing the house party vibes and is taking care of the hosting duties? Brisbane, allow us to introduce you to your new favourite hang – Little Big House. This Southpoint-based venue is a cheeky and charming chateau brought to us from the team behind Riverbar & Kitchen and Aria. Little Big House promises quintessential Queensland quirkiness, far-out feasts, cocktails in cans and sun-soaked fun all party season long, so stop putting fairy lights and goon sacks on your Hills Hoist – summer party hosting duties have been sorted. more

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Shuffle in to Manly’s Shucks Bar to get a true taste of the sea
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Shuffle in to Manly’s Shucks Bar to get a true taste of the sea

Let us set the scene – you’re kicking back with a glass of wine in hand, there’s a sea breeze on your face blowing in from the Manly harbour and at your elbow is a platter of freshly shucked oysters. Sounds like a dream, right? It’s not – it’s what you can experience at Manly’s newest haunt Shucks Bar. This waterfront establishment has taken cues from American oyster bars to deliver one of the most memorable seafood experiences around. Forget Kilpatrick and Mornay – Shucks Bar is doing things you rarely see when it comes to oysters, making it a must try for any fan of these fruits of the ocean. more