Restaurants
Woolloongabba welcomes 22-seat Korean and Japanese restaurant Butterfly
Food & Drink

Woolloongabba welcomes 22-seat Korean and Japanese restaurant Butterfly

The radical metamorphosis that turns caterpillar into butterfly is, undoubtedly, one of the most remarkable transitions to be found in nature. This process of growth sits at the heart of Brisbane's new omakase-style restaurant Butterfly, which seeks to similarly change perceptions on what Korean cuisine is and what it can be. Cocooned in a moody and intimate locale in the back streets of Woolloongabba, this 22-seater restaurant – helmed by some formidable Michelin-starred talent – is treating diners to a procession of courses that traverse the width and depth of both Korean and Japanese cuisines, leaving them with epicurean experience they're not likely to forget. more

Casual Dining
Ze Pickle opens a new burger and cocktail cave in Hawthorne
Food & Drink

Ze Pickle opens a new burger and cocktail cave in Hawthorne

Even among Brisbane's diverse burger scene, Ze Pickle's creations stand out from the pack. The Burleigh Heads-born concept is renowned for pushing the limits on what can be crammed between a pair of burger buns, and its full-tilt commitment to the craft (as well as its food-porn-loaded Instagram account) has helped cultivate a legion of fans. This week the Ze Pickle team welcomed a new location to its portfolio of burger and craft-beer joints, this time landing in a fresh micro precinct in Hawthorne. Here's the lowdown ... more

Bars
Wynnum's Hudson Brewing brings craft beer to the bay
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Wynnum’s Hudson Brewing brings craft beer to the bay

Although Brisbane's independent craft-brewing scene traces its beginnings to the city's inner precincts, the ensuing years have seen the movement filter outward. These days, craft breweries are popping up in increasing numbers, with many newcomers electing to cater to local communities living in Brisbane's suburban pockets. Hudson Brewing is the latest arrival on Brisbane's burgeoning brew scene, which has set up shop in an out-of-the-way industrial strip in the heart of Wynnum and is already cultivating a strong bayside following. more

Bars
Hospitality powerhouses combine for Fortitude Valley newcomers La Costa Bar and Cielo Rooftop Bar
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Hospitality powerhouses combine for Fortitude Valley newcomers La Costa Bar and Cielo Rooftop Bar

When news spread that the 11th best bar in the world was embarking on a Brisbane expansion, we had to pinch ourselves to ensure we weren't dreaming. In a major boon for Brisbane's nightlife, lauded Sydney bar Maybe Sammy has teamed up with the moguls behind Salt Meats Cheese and Eterna to open La Costa Bar and Cielo Rooftop Bar – two of a promised four venues that look to bring a touch of classic hospitality back to The Valley. Both venues are serving eye-catching (and tongue-tantalising) cocktails created by a crack team of world-class bartenders, a menu of eats evoking the flavours of Liguria and a setting that'll have you thinking you've been transported to Italy’s picturesque coastline and riviera. Here's what you can expect ... more

Food News
Harris Farm Markets opens its first Brisbane store in Clayfield
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Harris Farm Markets opens its first Brisbane store in Clayfield

If you've ever lived or holidayed in Sydney, there's a good chance you've shopped at Harris Farm Markets – a one-stop shop for fruit, vegetables and all of your delicatessen needs. In good news for Brisbane dwellers, Harris Farm Markets officially opened at Clayfield on Wednesday December 16, marking the family-owned company’s historic return to Queensland – a move that's been three decades in the making. more

Savour the tastes of summer at Brisbane's slick overwater bar Will & Flow
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Savour the tastes of summer at Brisbane’s slick overwater bar Will & Flow

If you're anything like us, the recent heatwave sent you scurrying for shade, on the hunt for cool breezes and seeking something refreshing to sip. Odds are finding all three at once proved difficult, but one place that offers up the holy trinity of heat beaters is Will & Flow. Brisbane City's newest nautical-inspired riverside bar and restaurant is perfectly positioned to become this season's most in-demand hang. We've assembled a must-try hit list of Will & Flow's seafood-based standouts and tropical-inspired cocktails to sate your warm-weather cravings. Name a more iconic summer duo, we dare you. more

Food News
Eagle Street Pier is turning up the heat this summer with live music, dynamite eats and games galore
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Eagle Street Pier is turning up the heat this summer with live music, dynamite eats and games galore

This summer is set to be a scorcher. The sun will be out, the days will be long and the nights promise to be steamy. If you're looking to cool off with a refreshing spritz by the riverside (because, who wouldn't?), we know just the place – Eagle Street Pier. The waterfront precinct is celebrating summer in style with plenty of fun on the calendar – from fire twirlers and delicious bites to local music and swing sets with some of the best views in Brisbane. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 288 December 15
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 288 December 15

From news of Brisbane expansions for some big interstate bakeries to a two-day celebration of emerging winemakers, 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


Restaurants
Fish Lane welcomes Southside – the much-anticipated new restaurant from the Rick Shores crew
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Fish Lane welcomes Southside – the much-anticipated new restaurant from the Rick Shores crew

Any long-distance runner will tell you the importance of finishing strong – a mentality we are trying to keep in mind as we hit the final stretch of the marathon that is 2020. It seems like Brisbane's dining scene is following suit, because the recent weeks have seen an influx of impressive eateries. South Brisbane's foodie thoroughfare Fish Lane has sought to end the year on a high note with the unveiling of Town Square – the tropical jungle-inspired addition that has brought with it a host of new openings. Following hot on the heels of spritz joint Bar Brutus and margarita-slinging kiosk Kiki is Southside – an irresistibly attractive multi-storey restaurant that might soon be regarded as one of Brisbane's best. With a kitchen plating up everything from lobster and chive har gow to Sichuan fried chicken, and a design worthy of a feature in Architectural Digest, Southside is… more

Casual Dining
Curb your fried-chicken cravings at Wing Fix's new Newmarket locale
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Curb your fried-chicken cravings at Wing Fix’s new Newmarket locale

Even amidst the chaos that has permeated 2020 as a whole, the year continues to be a triumph for homegrown burger and wing bar Wing Fix. After spreading its wings and opening a new location at Coorparoo Square back in March, the crew has once again expanded – this time pointing the compass north. Wing Fix recently unveiled its graffiti-coated outpost now open at Newmarket Village – a casual cool eatery that specialises in fried-chicken in all its forms, as well as some tasty new surprises. more

Restaurants
La Stazione Pizzeria and Bar brings its rustic Italian charm to Woolloongabba
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La Stazione Pizzeria and Bar brings its rustic Italian charm to Woolloongabba

The term comfort food took on extra meaning this year. We found ourselves frequently seeking extra comfort through cooking in order to make being in isolation more bearable, often turning to old favourites such as pizza and pasta to get us through the nights stuck inside. As proud as we are with our now finely honed bolognese recipe, the warm hug of an Italian feast is always more enjoyable when prepared by the professionals. Enter Italian eatery La Stazione, which has brought its popular menu of authentic Italian south of the river with a brand-new locale in Woolloongabba. more

The Grocer
Have your European cravings catered to by Deli by Dalton
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Have your European cravings catered to by Deli by Dalton

It might be a little while before we are able to gallivant around Europe, eating our way across the continent and relishing in the gastronomic delights of some of the world's best food cultures. That doesn't mean we have to deprive our tastebuds of a culinary adventure. Jerome Dalton and the team at Dalton Catering are bringing the flavours of continental Europe to our homes and offices with Deli by Dalton – a next-day delivery catering service perfect for invoking the bliss of our sorely missed epicurean vacations. more

Casual Dining
Go crazy for katsu with morsels from this Japanese-inspired dark kitchen
Food & Drink

Go crazy for katsu with morsels from this Japanese-inspired dark kitchen

It's been a big year for food-delivery services – we probably don't need to remind you why. Many kitchens across Brisbane have shaken up their business model to allow for more flexible methods of getting food from them to you, resulting in a host of dark kitchens dishing out waves of delivery-only goodies. Katsu Sando is one of the new faces on the block looking to fill our gobs with Japanese-inspired snacks – including its famed namesake, the katsu sandwich. more

Food News
Holidaying on the Gold Coast this Christmas? Enjoy festivities without the frantic planning with the Christmas by QT at Home experience
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Holidaying on the Gold Coast this Christmas? Enjoy festivities without the frantic planning with the Christmas by QT at Home experience

There are so many things to love about Christmas – seeing family, catching up with friends and being showered with gifts, to name a few. One thing we don’t love is the stress that can come with hosting so many people (as much as we may cherish their company!). Luckily, our friends at QT Gold Coast have come to our rescue with Christmas by QT at Home. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 287 December 8
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 287 December 8

From news of a new Tex-Mex cantina to where you can sip martinis with Ernest Hemingway, 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

Bars
Kiki brings spicy cocktails and bougie banh mi to Fish Lane's Town Square
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Kiki brings spicy cocktails and bougie banh mi to Fish Lane’s Town Square

As Fish Lane's Town Square addition nears completion, we're being introduced to more of the precinct's exciting new tenants. Following hot on the heels of the opening of spritz and spuntini joint Bar Brutus comes Kiki – a leafy kiosk that will be slinging craft coffee, punchy cocktails, Asian-inspired street eats and funky wines from Friday December 4. Read on for an advance look at this merry meeting place ... more

Bars
Sass in The City – Comuna Cantina opens its colourful new flagship on Creek Street
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Sass in The City – Comuna Cantina opens its colourful new flagship on Creek Street

When it first sprung up on our radar in 2016, it didn't take long for Comuna Cantina to cement itself in our regular rotation of inner-city party spots. Over the years the brand has expanded far beyond the confines of its neon-lit Albert Street haunt, spreading to the suburbs before making its triumphant return to the bustling CBD this week. Marking the culmination of four years of evolution, the drinking, dining and dancing institution has shimmied and sashayed back into the city spotlight with its colourful new home on Creek Street, serving up scintillating South American-inspired snacks alongside a jaw-dropping selection of cocktails. more