Bars
The Lucky Egg crew debuts Mexican concept Trash Taco at Barbara
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The Lucky Egg crew debuts Mexican concept Trash Taco at Barbara

Good things come in small packages, which describes tacos to a T. Mouthfuls of delicious filling lovingly wrapped in warm tortillas? Sign us up! Likewise, Fortitude Valley’s newly open Trash Taco packs a mighty offering into a small footprint, delivering a deceptively large menu of Mexican eats from within Warner Street boozer Barbara. Officially opening today, Wednesday May 1, Trash Taco is slinging tacos, tostadas, quesadillas and snacks, as well as some margaritas and mescals for the sipping. more

Bars
From coffee to cocktails – Toowong's Kaldi Cafe + Bar bridges day and night
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From coffee to cocktails – Toowong’s Kaldi Cafe + Bar bridges day and night

The origins of coffee are a topic of intense debate – with different cultures offering up varied myths behind the discovery of the coffee plant. Kaldi is the name of one such legendary pioneer, a ninth-century Ethiopian goatherd who discovered the energising effects of coffee when his goats started acting erratically after eating the beans. Although the veracity of this story is impossible to ascertain, Kaldi’s tale has become inspirational fodder for Brisbane’s newest coffee spot. Kaldi Cafe + Bar is Toowong’s freshest arrival – a joint that takes sippers from day into night with a menu of breakfast bites, specialty coffee, charcuterie and craft beer. 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. Of course, every mum is different and we can’t tell you what would be the most appropriate gift to give her this year (naturally, you’ve already given her your unending love). We can help make the choice easier, though! This year we’ve put together a nifty gift guide for different kinds of mums – from the mothers that enjoy the finer things in life, to those that rarely slow down. This one goes out to all the mothers, young and old. We wouldn’t be here without you! more

Food News
Aria Brisbane announces its forthcoming closure
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Aria Brisbane announces its forthcoming closure

Aria – one of Brisbane’s top-flight riverside dining destinations – has announced that it will be closing its doors next month. Co-owners Bruce Solomon and Matt Moran have announced that Aria will be ceasing service come Saturday June 15, marking the end of one of Eagle Street’s most celebrated institutions. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 220 April 30
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 220 April 30

From whispers of Teneriffe's new ethical and sustainable cafe to brand-new burger arrivals, 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
Nutri Hitt Kitchen brings wholefoods, sensible sweets and vegan-friendly breakfast to Albion
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Nutri Hitt Kitchen brings wholefoods, sensible sweets and vegan-friendly breakfast to Albion

When Tamara Lord first debuted her range of raw cakes and treats in 2015, little did she know that the gluten- and refined-sugar-free treat movement was on the cusp of a huge boom. Since her first store in Geebung, Nutri Hitt has grown into a leading name in Brisbane’s raw-treat scene, expanding into a wholesale juggernaut capable of moving large amounts of product interstate. The new year has brought some changes for Nutri Hitt, with a recent relocation to Albion giving Tamara the chance to blend her love of wholefoods and dietary-friendly fare across cakes and all-day breakfast. more

Restaurants
Cop a flavour hit at Brisbane City's authentic Malaysian street-food spot Roti Place
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Cop a flavour hit at Brisbane City’s authentic Malaysian street-food spot Roti Place

A love of bread is a something that is shared across geographical boundaries. Spend a bit of time looking into various flatbread variations across the globe and you’ll find the proof. Naan, focaccia, lavash, chepati, tortillas – carb cravings are common all around the world. We’re not the kind of folks that will unnecessarily rank these kinds of breads, but even we have to admit we’ve got a soft spot for roti. Incredibly diverse in its own right, the buttery staple of numerous South Asian cuisines is one of the core focuses of Roti Place, a Malaysian eatery that has just opened a striking new location on Charlotte Street in Brisbane City. more


Best of Brisbane
NomNom Ramen
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The round-up: the best ramen spots in Brisbane

Once the mercury starts to drop, ramen season comes on in full force. Ramen is quickly catching on in popularity around town, with several noodle soup joints specialising in the hearty dish. Forget all about your five-pack of instant mie goreng ramen noodles – the real deal is so much better that it’s unfair to call them both ramen. We’ve compiled a list of the best spots to get your slurp on, which we reckon is worth a hearty (r)amen!   more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 219 April 23
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 219 April 23

From whispers of decadent mac and cheese eateries to a new specialty coffee spot for Woolloongabba, 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

Food News
Popolo | What's open Labour Day 2019 | The Weekend Edition
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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 6 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 in Brisbane this year, allowing you to plan your day accordingly. more

Restaurants
George's Paragon unveils its Italian-inspired sibling Massimo Restaurant & Bar
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George’s Paragon unveils its Italian-inspired sibling Massimo Restaurant & Bar

In the hospitality industry, location can make or break any aspiring venue – and riverside real estate is the hottest of hot property. It’s rare that the bustling dining strip along Eagle Street has a vacancy, but after Groove Train’s departure, a prime piece of riverside space became available to anyone that could pitch a winning idea. Michael Tassis of Eagle Street institution George’s Paragon won the day, earning the right to implement a long-held dream of a classy Italian eatery right on the river’s edge. Massimo Restaurant & Bar is that dream made real – an eatery that specialises in modern Italian flavours with a versatile menu that can satisfy all comers. more

Providore
West End's new-look CJ's Pasta launches its divine secret pasta club
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West End’s new-look CJ’s Pasta launches its divine secret pasta club

Few things bring us quite as much joy as freshly cooked pasta. We're not talking about the mass-produced kind – we're into artisan-crafted ravioli parcels, pillowy piles of gourmet gnocchi and springy spaghetti. The pasta-loving crew behind South Bank's The Spaghetti House Trattoria have long been dishing out the kind of pasta dishes we vibe, but when its beloved pasta supplier CJ's Pasta shut its doors last year it fell onto The Spaghetti House team to take over. The popular providore Pasta has relaunched with some new ownership, a new location and a new secret dinner service, effortlessly making us fall in love with pasta all over again. more

Recipes
The Weekend Series: five rustic recipes to watch Game of Thrones by
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The Weekend Series: five rustic recipes to watch Game of Thrones by

Winter is coming and Game of Thrones is back. After a long hiatus, the record-smashing series returned last week with an emotionally charged Season 8 premiere, in what is set to be the beginning of the end. After nearly a decade of dragons, swords and power struggles, the series will wrap up at the end of this season – meaning every episode is ripe for a GoT viewing party. Keep the chills at bay with these five bone-warming dishes that are easy to share among friends and the perfect accompaniment to your next GoT gathering. more

Best of Brisbane
Lucky Egg | Brisbane's best burgers | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: wrap your laughing gear around Brisbane’s best burgers

The die-hard burger lovers among you will have already marked Monday May 28 in their calendars, but for those that are unaware of the importance of this date, you should know it marks National Burger Day. Although not a public holiday, National Burger Day is well worth celebrating if only for the joy burgers bring to our lives on a regular basis. Few dishes are so adored by carnivores and herbivores alike, and the burger’s longevity is proof of its popularity. If you’re keen to join in and chow down on National Burger Day, why not pick from our list of Brisbane's best burgers? These bites will surely live up to expectations. more