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Art of Booze is changing the face of Brisbane’s small-batch spirit game
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Art of Booze is changing the face of Brisbane’s small-batch spirit game

Anyone fond of a tipple or two would be well aware that Brisbane’s craft brewery scene is booming, with plenty of unique ventures popping up to satiate our city’s thirst for a frothie. This begs the inevitable question – what about the spirit drinkers amongst us? Three people helping to answer the call for small-batch are Peter Jaffe, Matty Parkin and Joel Robertson, the three brains behind Art of Booze. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 171 May 8
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 171 May 8

From whispers of The Calile's first restaurant announcement to a new gin distillery, 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

Bars
Pub vibes, parmies and pals – Blute’s Bar opens in Fortitude Valley
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Pub vibes, parmies and pals – Blute’s Bar opens in Fortitude Valley

What’s the nicest thing you’ve ever done for a friend? Sure, shouting them dinner or helping move house is generous, but have you ever named a bar after a pal? For Jesse Barbera, naming his new Fortitude Valley pub after good pal Jon Blute wasn’t just a beautiful gesture, it was also a great opportunity to indulge in some absurd fun. Blute's Bar – the newest face on the Brunswick Street Mall – opened to the public last Friday April 27, offering classic pub vibes and a lively atmosphere, all in the spirit of mateship. more

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The round-up: what's open on Labour Day
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The round-up: what’s open on Labour Day

We’ve been blessed with a veritable bounty of public holidays in the first third of the year, it almost makes us feel like we can handle a four-day work week. The fun’s not over yet – we’ve still got Labour Day on Monday May 7 to look forward to. We’re eager to make the most of the day and you should be too, because after Monday we’re not going to see another public holiday until August. We’ve put together a handy list of spots that are open and trading on Labour Day, allowing you to plan your day accordingly. more

Bars
Sample cocktail degustations and Caribbean bites at South Bank's Barbossa Bar & Bottle Shop
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Sample cocktail degustations and Caribbean bites at South Bank’s Barbossa Bar & Bottle Shop

Sail down South Bank’s major thoroughfare Grey Street today, Thursday May 3, and you might spy a colourful new watering hole now open for business. Greystone Bar and Cellar has undergone a significant makeover, entering a renovation chrysalis and reemerging as Barbossa Bar & Bottle Shop – a new-look hotspot with a vibrant Caribbean-inspired aesthetic and menu, plus a cocktail list that packs colour and flavour in equal amounts. more

Bars
The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas
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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas

If we’re being honest, every day deserves to be Mother’s Day. Why? Well, you never really get a day off from being a mum – it’s a 24/7 gig. That being said, Mother’s Day is still a great opportunity to tell your mother how much she means to you. There are many different styles of mum, so there’s not one coverall approach to celebrating their worth. Some mums are foodie mums, while some mums like to be pampered. It’s up to you to know what kind of person your mother is. Our job is to help guide you to some excellent Mother’s Day ideas based on your mum’s taste. You’re welcome, mums. more

Bars
Chomp on toast soldiers and red velvet waffles at Fortitude Valley's Nom Nom Valley
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Chomp on toast soldiers and red velvet waffles at Fortitude Valley’s Nom Nom Valley

The phrase ‘nom’ is strictly reserved for scrumptious eats. To say something is nom-worthy is to praise a dish as delicious, so when a venue doubles up on the nom factor they'd better come with the goods. Thankfully, Nom Nom Valley does. Following hot on the heels of the arrival of its ramen and sake-focused sibling in Bakery Lane, Nom Nom Valley brings something to the table for morning, afternoon and night eaters, from egg soldiers and coffee to chicken wings and craft beer. more

Cafes
Coorparoo Square swells with its second wave of openings
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Coorparoo Square swells with its second wave of openings

According to a very reputable news source, headed up by a man named Huey Lewis, it’s hip to be square. Since opening in late 2017, Coorparoo Square has proved this theory true – the precinct has been consistently pumping every night of the week. And with a new wave of eateries, pamper palaces, stylish salons and gourmet providores recently opening their doors, it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In case you haven't had a chance to take a turn about the square, allow us to fill you in. more


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Heritage and happy hours – five stunning Brisbane City bars with a secret past
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Heritage and happy hours – five stunning Brisbane City bars with a secret past

There’s no denying the charm of a heritage-listed space – from the original architectural details to the old-world vibe, there are gems studded all around Brisbane City. As much as we like admiring them from afar, these structures take on a new significance when you’re able to step inside and immerse yourself in the past lives of the space – and what better way to do that than with a drink in hand? Some of The City’s best bars do double duty as heritage-listed sites loaded with homages to their history. We’ve trawled the archives to bring you five Brisbane City bars that have a secret past you’ll want to know about. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 170 May 1
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 170 May 1

From whispers of Josue Lopez's new restaurant to a pop-up igloo bar, 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

Cafes
Pug life – Little Black Pug Cafe brings pooch-friendly vibes to Mount Gravatt
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Pug life – Little Black Pug Cafe brings pooch-friendly vibes to Mount Gravatt

Sure, it’s one thing to say your cafe is dog friendly, but when you’re chomping down on eggs benny and your poor pooch is stuck looking miserably at a communal container of half-slurped water, you can’t help but feel a pang of sympathy. Thankfully, someone is thinking of the doggos. Mount Gravatt’s Little Black Pug Cafe has arrived on the scene, operated by two die-hard dog lovers that have ditched their established careers in science to open up one of Brisbane’s most pup-positive eateries. more

Bars
Oodles of noodles  – Bakery Lane scores more Japanese eats with Nom Nom Ramen & Sake
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Oodles of noodles – Bakery Lane scores more Japanese eats with Nom Nom Ramen & Sake

As the mercury drops, it's only natural to seek out nourishment that warms the bones. Ramen fits the bill perfectly, and a sip of sake will surely send the warmth spreading all over. Phillip Kim of Nom Nom Korean Eatery has taken it upon himself to up the supply of ramen to Fortitude Valley, expanding his popular hotspot to include a ramen and sake bar. The good news is this is only half of Phillip’s new plans for the area ... more

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Mission Vietnamese
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The round-up: bite into some of Brisbane’s best banh mi

When it comes to sandwiches, we are connoisseurs. As long as there’s bread and some kind of filling, we’re interested. No sandwich gets us as excited as banh mi, though, and we’d hazard a guess we’re not the only ones. In an age where people are pushing the boundaries of food fusion, banh mi is an established and culturally rich blend. The meeting of French and Vietnamese cuisines has resulted in what could be the best sandwich in the world, and when you get a glimpse of the crusty baguette filled to bursting point with scrumptious ingredients you’d be hard-pressed to disagree. Brisbane’s got a booming banh mi scene. Want proof? Check out this list and see what all of the fuss is about. more

Markets
Eat Street Northshore hones its green thumb with new hydroponic farm
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Eat Street Northshore hones its green thumb with new hydroponic farm

Since relocating to its new location just over a year ago, Eat Street Northshore has gone from strength to strength. A recent partnership with Modular Farms is set to bear fruit (or in this case, vegetables), as Eat Street Northshore is showing off its new vertical hydroponic farm, which is being utilised to grow herbs and greens for its various food vendors all year round. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 169 April 24
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 169 April 24

From whispers of Jocelyn's Provisions' next venture to a new craft alehouse, 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

Bars
The round-up: what's open on ANZAC Day 2018
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The round-up: what’s open on ANZAC Day 2018

After fallout of the hectic Easter long weekend festivities, it’s easy to forget that we have another public holiday right around the corner. ANZAC Day is fast approaching, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly. Whether you are choosing to join in on the commemorative events or spending the day with family and friends, it’s handy to know that there are places around town that will be open and trading throughout the day. If you predict a post-march coffee outing or are in need of an ANZAC Day lunch spot, use our handy list to see what’s open. more

Restaurants
Brisbane City's leafy new micro-pub Isles Lane turns on the taps
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Brisbane City’s leafy new micro-pub Isles Lane turns on the taps

In a huge boost for the inner-city dining scene, a new stylish micro-pub is opening to the public today – Thursday April 19 – in Post Office Square. Isles Lane is a charming bar and bistro that is combining Parisian-inspired design touches, a menu of farm-to-table delights and an all-encompassing bar selection to create a versatile drinking and dining destination. more

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Barbecue, burgers and bourbon – Coorparoo carnivores score big with Special Rub
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Barbecue, burgers and bourbon – Coorparoo carnivores score big with Special Rub

If you’ve been to Coorparoo Square recently, you might have picked up the intriguing scent of woodsmoke wafting through the central promenade. No, your mind isn’t playing tricks on you – it’s not bushfire season. That smell is emanating from the precinct’s newest tenant Special Rub, which fired up its imported smokers last week. Specialising in Texas-style barbecue, Special Rub is plating up some beefy bites that will have any red-blooded meat lover salivating, not to mention a glut of extra mouth-watering morsels and thirst-quenching beverages. more