Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 269 August 4
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 269 August 4

From news of two cosy wine bars opening in the suburbs to a new location for a beloved dumpling hotspot, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Food News
Sip (almost) guilt-free with HALO's low-sugar, low-carb spiked kombucha
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Sip (almost) guilt-free with HALO’s low-sugar, low-carb spiked kombucha

If you've grown a little bored of beer, can't be stuffed with cocktails and dare we say, even a touch weary of wine – there's a new player on the ready-to-drink beverage scene that's brewing up a refreshing alternative that is low is sugar, carbs and calories but high in taste – can you guess what it is? It's called HALO Alcoholic Kombucha and it's here to help you sip a little lighter. more

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Scoff a scoop of Biscoff spread gelato from Gelatissimo
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Scoff a scoop of Biscoff spread gelato from Gelatissimo

If you're lucky enough to have tried Lotus Biscoff Spread, we don't have to tell you what all the fuss is about. For the uninitiated, this sweet pot of cookie butter is made from an irresistible mixture of crushed Biscoff caramelised biscuits that will have you spooning right from the jar. Inspired by this decadent dessert creation, the innovative inventors at Gelatissimo have dropped a limited-edition Biscoff Spread-inspired gelato flavour. Pick your jaw up from the floor, ice-cream lovers – you've only got a few weeks to lick this creamy biscuit creation. more

Restaurants
Get a peek inside pink-hued newcomer Ping Pong ahead of its forthcoming opening
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Get a peek inside pink-hued newcomer Ping Pong ahead of its forthcoming opening

Back in February we revealed that the team behind beloved West End brunch haven Morning After and Newstead's chic bacon-and-egg roll dispensary Yolk was adding to its portfolio with Thai-inspired restaurant Ping Pong. After many months of waiting, we can finally give you a glimpse at the pink-hued eatery's menu and interior ahead of its official opening on Friday August 7. Expect a certified feast for the senses, from tongue-tantalising Thai street eats and killer cocktail slushies to mood-altering light installations and a secret oasis. more

Restaurants
Heritage and harmony – Emily Yeoh Restaurant arrives in Paddington
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Heritage and harmony – Emily Yeoh Restaurant arrives in Paddington

When we last saw Emily Yeoh battling it out on the sixth season of MasterChef in 2014, there was an inkling that Emily's talents would take her well beyond the show. Our hunch was right – soon after Emily was learning the ins and outs of the culinary trade from Josue Lopez at GOMA Restaurant and Jake Nicolson at Blackbird Bar & Grill, before scoring a spot in Ben Shewry's top-tier kitchen team at Attica in Melbourne. After honing her skills, Emily returned to Brisbane with the intent of opening her own restaurant. After a few months of eager anticipation, Emily Yeoh Restaurant is set to officially launch its dine-in service on Monday August 10, but it is treating those that can't wait to a streamlined version of the menu available now for takeaway. Here's what you can expect ... more

Cafes
Wolfgang Specialty Coffee brings brilliant brew to Spring Hill
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Wolfgang Specialty Coffee brings brilliant brew to Spring Hill

The inner-city coffee scene is as competitive as it gets in Brisbane – meaning any new entrant has to know their stuff if they want to make a mark. Leave it to The Black Lab Coffee Co. team to know exactly what it takes to impress. The flourishing Brisbane-born roaster has opened a bevy of venues across town over the past few years, earning a cult following thanks to its people-oriented service model and excellent coffee to boot. The group's new cafe – Wolfgang Specialty Coffee – opened in Spring Hill in June, and looks to continue The Black Lab's upward trajectory as one of the city's savviest caffeine distributors. more


Food News
Mylk Bar Sweets is an online lolly shop for vegan candy and hello sugar high!
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Mylk Bar Sweets is an online lolly shop for vegan candy and hello sugar high!

Do you remember the sheer unbridled joy you felt as a kid when you were let loose in the lolly shop with your pocket money? Nerds or Hubba Bubba? Gobstoppers? Or maybe something of the chocolate variety – the choice was (is) pretty overwhelming. If you make the decision to go vegan, suddenly, you discover that many (most) of the sweet treats that grace the confectionary aisle of your local supermarket are riddled with sneaky ingredients that are in fact derived from animals or insects. The good news is that there's an alternative – animal-free folk, say hello to Mylk Bar Sweets – it's an online lolly shop dedicated to completely vegan sweets! more

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Elevate your gifting game with Good Day People
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Elevate your gifting game with Good Day People

Let's be real for a moment, not all gift baskets or hampers are created equal. In fact, the very notion of it probably conjures images of the same cello-clad wicker basket loaded with shortbread, coffee sachets and chocolate-coated nuts/sultanas that make their way onto department store shelves sometime in mid-September. And look, we're not here to throw shade because those standardised hampers serve an excellent purpose for the token corporate/distant relative/co-worker gifts but if you're looking to step up your gifting game, take a peek at Good Day People. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 268 July 28
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 268 July 28

From news of coffee in a box to a five-course truffle degustation, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

More room for dough slinging – Little G opens its new Woolloongabba digs
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More room for dough slinging – Little G opens its new Woolloongabba digs

One of Brisbane's most beloved little pizzerias is not so little anymore. Little G – a longstanding Dutton Park go-to – has moved to Woolloongabba, officially reopening last week in a flash new locale situated underneath The Drapery on Logan Road. With a lot more elbow room for kneading and dough spinning, the Little G crew is eager to plant roots and grow – honing its casual-yet-warm style of hospitality while gradually expanding its already stellar menu of eats. more

Bars
New taps, new tastes, new lease on life – get a look at Dalgety 2.0 Public House
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New taps, new tastes, new lease on life – get a look at Dalgety 2.0 Public House

The nighttime hub perched at the junction of Vernon Terrace, Macquarie Street and Florence Street in Teneriffe is looking a bit more animated lately. If we had to put our finger on it, we reckon it has something to do with the fact that beloved establishment Dalgety Public House is open once again. Yes, that's right – there's a new set of hands at the helm of Dalgety 2.0. The crew is aiming to re-establish the venue as a go-to destination for drinks and gastropub feeds. Want to know what's changed? Read on! more

Casual Dining
Hot chooks, fine wines and street eats – boutique precinct Albion Central makes a splash
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Hot chooks, fine wines and street eats – boutique precinct Albion Central makes a splash

The Albion five-ways is one of the busiest junctions in town. While most folks pass through on the way to someplace else, a brand-new retail development is hoping to make the intersection a destination in its own right. Albion Central has landed, bringing with it a juicy rotisserie chicken dispensary, a gourmet delicatessen, a bakery hawking pastries and Vietnamese street food, a mouth-watering yiros joint and much more. more

Best of Brisbane
Yoko | Brisbane's best Japanese restaurants
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Japanese restaurants

Apologies to any culinary aesthetes reading this, but we feel like a bit of clarification in order – there is so much more to Japanese cuisine than sushi and ramen noodles. The depth of Japanese cuisine is incredibly large, and sometimes it is hard to get a grasp on the diversity without jumping on a plane bound to Tokyo and beyond. It’s not a completely lost cause for Japanese cuisine in Brisbane, however. There are numerous eateries delivering delicious Japanese fare comparable to the real deal. We’ve assembled a list of some of the best. more

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Invest in your culinary skills with the Home Comforts recipe book by the world's 50 best chefs
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Invest in your culinary skills with the Home Comforts recipe book by the world’s 50 best chefs

In the immortal words of Miley, it came into our lives like a wrecking ball and granted she may not have been referencing a global pandemic in her 2013 banger – COVID-19 has hit us all, hard. Hospitality was and continues to be one of the industries hardest hit and even now, as restrictions begin to lift in Queensland, it's a rocky (and long) road to recovery. Sadly, not all have faired as well and venues around the world face an uncertain future. If you are keen to lend a little hand whilst also investing in your culinary prowess, order a digital copy of Home Comforts: simple lockdown recipes from the world's best chef's and bartenders and leave banana bread to the amateurs. more

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No Ekka, no worries – get a jam-packed Bertie Beetle showbag delivered to your door
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No Ekka, no worries – get a jam-packed Bertie Beetle showbag delivered to your door

First formulated in the early 1960s to make use of the leftover honeycomb crumbs from the production lines of Violet Crumble, Bertie Beetle has cemented its status as a crowd-pleasing confectionary staple and showbag favourite. So we can celebrate more than 50 years of the little chocolate bugs, online retailer Showbag Shop are flying retro-style Bertie Beetles showbags straight to our door. more

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Taste Groovin the Moo with a tin of Cattleyard Brewing Co.
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Taste Groovin the Moo with a tin of Cattleyard Brewing Co.

If you've been to a Groovin the Moo festival back when mass gatherings weren't banned, singing wasn't outlawed and Footloose was just a movie, you've probably cracked a tin or two of Cattleyard Brewing Co. as you partied in the paddock. Sadly, since COVID-19 has cancelled fun, the Cattleyard Brewing Co. team were forced to rethink their operations and the silver lining, fellow beer fiends, is that now you can now enjoy a frothy at home and relive the glory days. more