Cafes
Halo Ground Coffee & Food serves up inclusive eats in Fortitude Valley
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Halo Ground Coffee & Food serves up inclusive eats in Fortitude Valley

What do you get when a couple of fine-dining veterans link up with a coffee-savvy cafe guru to open a new venue? A damn-good eatery, that’s what. Halo Ground Coffee & Food recently opened up on Brookes Street in Fortitude Valley and is already causing a stir with its bifurcated menu of plant-based and omnivorous eats conceived through some shrewd left-field tinkering. With inclusivity and experimentation acting as the twin pillars upon which Halo Ground sits, The Ground Group’s newest venue has a bright future ahead. more

Bars
Heritage hospitality – The Mix Bar transforms a Woolloongabba landmark into a luxe lounge
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Heritage hospitality – The Mix Bar transforms a Woolloongabba landmark into a luxe lounge

It’s an exciting time to live in Woolloongabba. As the Cross River Rail project begins to take shape between Vulture and Stanley Streets and the South City Square project rises on Logan Road, anticipation is building for the possibilities of the area. Opening just in time to catch the wave is The Mix Bar, a dual-purpose spot that has recently opened inside the heritage-listed Woolloongabba Post and Telegraph Office. Retaining a sophisticated old-world feel in an area that is rapidly modernising, The Mix Bar is offering a taste of quintessential hospitality and also educational opportunities for those looking to obtain bar and service skills. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: visit the best all-day breakfast spots in Brisbane
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The round-up: visit the best all-day breakfast spots in Brisbane

The weekend is for taking it slow – we can’t be blamed if we want to sleep in. We shouldn’t be punished for enjoying our days off by missing the best meal of the day – breakfast! Thankfully, there are some cafes that are forgiving to us sleepyheads, offering all-day breakfast menus so bed heads can enjoy an eggs benny or for dusty revellers that are craving the restorative properties of bacon. more

Events
Pizza, pasta and pink drinks combine to raise money for vulnerable Australian women
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Pizza, pasta and pink drinks combine to raise money for vulnerable Australian women

If you can come up with a more delicious union than carbs and cocktails, we’d love to hear it. What if we told you that there was a way that you could help out people in need by indulging in these two culinary passions? The legends at Vapiano have decided to team up with beloved charity Share the Dignity to raise some much-needed funds to support Australian women stricken by homelessness, poverty and domestic violence – and all you have to do to help is Drink Pink. more

Food News
Brisbane Ice Cream Festival returns with late-night eats and chef’s table treats
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Brisbane Ice Cream Festival returns with late-night eats and chef’s table treats

It’s no secret that you, our dear readers, have a soft spot for desserts. The proof is in the pudding – every time we so much as mention the Brisbane Ice Cream Festival it whips you into a frenzy! We broke the news in this week’s Pavement Whispers that the beloved event is returning to its spiritual home of the Peters Ice Cream Factory bigger and better than ever before – with some seriously tasty additions to boot. We’ve got the scoop on everything going down at this year’s festival, so read on and try not to drool on your keyboard. more


Cafes
Curious cuisine – Sydney's Devon Cafe opens its first Brisbane location
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Curious cuisine – Sydney’s Devon Cafe opens its first Brisbane location

What started as a quirky brunch nook in the heart of Surry Hills has blossomed into a slick hospitality empire in the making. After conquering Sydney's tastebuds with three stellar eateries, the Devon Cafe has made its first in-roads into the Queensland market with its first location north of the border. Devon Cafe opened at Westfield Garden City this week, debuting its heralded range of Asian-inspired breakfast and lunch items, as well as some brand-new goodies exclusive to Brisbane. more

Bars
Settle in at Brisbane City's new European-inspired street-side bar The Pouring Room
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Settle in at Brisbane City’s new European-inspired street-side bar The Pouring Room

Only a few weeks removed from the well-received opening of inner-city food hall Harvest on Queen, RMS Group has doubled up with the launch of adjoining wine bar The Pouring Room. Serving an array of worldly wines, a smorgasbord of cheese and charcuterie, plus a la carte breakfast and lunch bites, The Pouring Room is already shaping up to be a dependable haunt for coffee meet-ups and post-work revelry. more

Treats
Miss Sophia's Gelateria brings Froot-Loop gelato and chocolate fountains to Kedron
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Miss Sophia’s Gelateria brings Froot-Loop gelato and chocolate fountains to Kedron

Kedron cafe Farm House has been a stalwart of the suburb’s dining scene, and now owner Amanda Scott has doubled up on the local love, establishing an authentic gelato spot right next door. Miss Sophia’s Gelateria is bringing a dash of whimsy and fantasy to Kedron, blending traditional Italian techniques with imaginative flavour pairings and blessing the suburb with a colourful array of decadent treats. more

Best of Brisbane
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Food & Drink

The round–up: spice things up with some of Brisbane’s best Indian restaurants

Quintessential Indian cuisine is arguably one of the most satisfying foods one can possibly enjoy – endless variations, aromas and tastes, backed up by a great range of unique dishes. Brisbane is stacked when it comes to top-notch Indian eateries, offering tastes from the country’s various regions. If you like curry, naan or tandoori, we suggest you cast your eye over this spicy list of eateries. more

Casual Dining
Winner winner – sample Chokh Di’s Thai-style charcoal-roasted chicken
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Winner winner – sample Chokh Di’s Thai-style charcoal-roasted chicken

It’s a tale as old as time – a traveller in a foreign country has a whirlwind encounter with someone that would change their life forever. In Dan Finn’s case, his encounter wasn’t necessarily a romantic one, unless you count falling head over heels for Thai cuisine a love story (we do). While exploring northern Thailand Dan encountered a chap in Chiang Rai dubbed the ‘Chicken Guy’ – a local vendor of succulent charcoal-roasted chicken whose simple fare enamoured Dan’s tastebuds. Now, Dan is bringing a piece of the Chicken Guy’s fare to Brisbane, cooking up his own interpretation of northern Thai street food at a series of pop-up events. more

The Grocer
Crack some canned laughter – Newstead Brewing Co. teams up with the Brisbane Comedy Festival
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Crack some canned laughter – Newstead Brewing Co. teams up with the Brisbane Comedy Festival

We’re all set to bust a gut laughing for four weeks straight at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, but crying tears of laughter is bound to deplete and dehydrate. Newstead Brewing Co. – reliable quencher of thirsts across Brisbane – has relieved our salivation-deprived gasps with a beer specially brewed for the funny festivities. Canned Laughter is a limited-edition brew that pairs perfectly with belly laughs. more

Bars
Riverbar and Kitchen makes Sunday sundowners a cinch
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Riverbar and Kitchen makes Sunday sundowners a cinch

Although we’re technically nearing the end of summer, it’s ludicrous to expect the temperature to drop off dramatically any time soon. The mercury will still be high throughout March, which is good news for lovers of laid-back Sunday sessions. Riverbar and Kitchen is set to kick off its Corona Sunset Sessions series this Sunday February 24, with plenty of crisp beers to sip and tasty tacos to chow down on. more

Bars
Sample the ocean's bounty at Kangaroo Point's snappy newcomer One Fish Two Fish
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Sample the ocean’s bounty at Kangaroo Point’s snappy newcomer One Fish Two Fish

As befits a city as sun kissed as Brisbane, our seafood scene is absolutely top notch. From ocean-fresh hauls to fab fish and chipperies, this crispy-golden age seems endless. The latest fishy eatery to reel us in is One Fish Two Fish – a charming bar and restaurant (opening this Friday February 15) from seasoned seafood chef Daniel Miletic and his partner, hospitality communications director Amelia. If you’ve been hankering for an inventive take on seafood, One Fish Two Fish will capture your tongues hook, line and sinker. more

Restaurants
Chomp on soft-shell crab burgers and sashimi tacos at Yuzu & Co’s Milton eatery
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Chomp on soft-shell crab burgers and sashimi tacos at Yuzu & Co’s Milton eatery

Brisbane’s food scene is home to many hidden gems, but few eateries have earned as loyal a following as New Farm’s Japanese-inspired restaurant Yuzu & Co. The tiny restaurant has ensnared tastebuds with an inventive take on Japanese cuisine, and is now taking its fare to the masses with a sizeable sibling venue on Park Road in Milton. From sake and sushi to poke and popcorn shrimp, Yuzu & Co’s eye-popping selection of eats and drinks look to be a feast for the senses. more

Cafes
Salt. Coffee Roasters – Newstead Cafe
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Newstead welcomes uber-stylish caffeine dispensary Salt. Coffee Roasters

Great news for fans of specialty coffee – Brisbane’s caffeine scene is scoring a striking newcomer in the form of Salt. Coffee Roasters. This eagerly anticipated hideout – part cafe, part boutique roaster – is officially opening today Tuesday February 12, and is looking to deliver a polished product within its eye-catching corner spot. You don’t need to be a die-hard caffeine lover to enjoy this winsome wonder – this spot offers something to anyone that appreciates attention to finer details. more