Bars
Yavanna brings its style of plant-based comfort food to Paddington
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Yavanna brings its style of plant-based comfort food to Paddington

What do you get when three hospitality lifers (who happen to be vegan) team up to create brand-new bar and restaurant? You get one heck of haven for plant-based eaters and omnivores alike. Yavanna has begun its rollout of comfort food, bringing familiarity, fun and flair to the table with a range of dishes that will have even die-hard carnivores on drool watch. more

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Dollars and dogs – Mongrel takes out top honours at Silver Chef’s Holy Shiitake pitch night
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Dollars and dogs – Mongrel takes out top honours at Silver Chef’s Holy Shiitake pitch night

Here at The Weekend Edition we have a pretty strong belief that Brisbane is brimming with foodie talent. This is why we were particularly thrilled when we heard that Silver Chef and Wandering Cooks had teamed up to offer budding restaurateurs some help getting their dreams off the ground via the Holy Shiitake pitch series. After a couple of warm-up events, the final showdown happened on Tuesday June 26 and a bunch of worthy winners walked away with some seriously impressive cash prizes – take a look at Brisbane’s next big names in food. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 179 July 3
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 179 July 3

From whispers of our first-ever pop-up brunch to Australia's top restaurants, 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

Restaurants
Little Valley adds a big dose of modern Chinese cuisine to Warner Street
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Little Valley adds a big dose of modern Chinese cuisine to Warner Street

The brains behind the Gold Coast’s acclaimed Asian-fusion eatery Rick Shores are looking to go two-for-two with their new neo-Chinese venture in the heart of Brisbane's entertainment precinct. Little Valley kicked open its doors last week, inviting diners to savour its melting-pot of flavours inspired by China’s rich culinary heritage. The philosophy here is simple – traditional dishes are positioned in a new context and are imbued with twists to create something different and interesting. It doesn't matter if you mix up your char siu and siu mai, all you need to know is this isn’t your run-of-the-mill dim sum joint. more

Bars
C'est Bon Wine Bar brings a flexible approach to French hospitality
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C’est Bon Wine Bar brings a flexible approach to French hospitality

Woolloongabba’s long-running French cuisine institution has expanded. C’est Bon has seized an opportunity to turn its neighbouring tenancy into a stylish wine bar, making something old new again while maintaining quality and laying the groundwork for an exciting future. C’est Bon Wine Bar is bringing a level of flexibility and accessibility to Woolloongabba’s dining scene, with a versatile offering of fabulous French food and wine that’ll bring out the Francophile in anyone. more

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Izakaya Kotobuki
Food & Drink

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

Events
Matt Moran is bringing his iconic Chiswick restaurant to this year's Splendour in the Grass
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Matt Moran is bringing his iconic Chiswick restaurant to this year’s Splendour in the Grass

While we're all still picking our jaws up off the ground after learning of this year's Splendour in the Grass line-up (g'day, Kendrick), we've got even more news for you to digest. Celebrated Australian chef Matt Moran is bringing his iconic Sydney restaurant Chiswick north for the very first time, staging a glorious long-table pop-up feast in a secret location at the Byron Bay festival from July 20–22. Yes, this is actually happening. more


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Walter's Steakhouse celebrates the best of land and sea with Ocean Prime long lunch
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Walter’s Steakhouse celebrates the best of land and sea with Ocean Prime long lunch

If you grew up in Australia and ever glanced upon a pub menu, chances are you would be familiar with a little old concept called surf’n’turf. It’s and old-school staple built around the fusing of two culinary worlds – seafood and steak, together at last! While the versions of this dish that you remember from your childhood might leave little to be desired, rest assured that this concept has legs when executed correctly. As part of Good Food Month, Walter’s Steakhouse is playing host to Ocean Prime, a long lunch bringing the best of land and sea together on a plate. more

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‘Tis the (truffle) season – indulge in decadent delights at the Bacchus Truffle Degustation
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‘Tis the (truffle) season – indulge in decadent delights at the Bacchus Truffle Degustation

Few foods feel as delightfully indulgent as truffles. The fancy fungus feels all the more exclusive when you take into account that its prime season is truly limited – so when an opportunity comes along to take advantage of this golden window of time, it’s best to act swiftly. Returning to Bacchus from Tuesday June 26, the restaurant’s opulent Truffle Degustation will make you salivate with its seasonal selection of inventive dishes. more

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Sweet tooths assemble! Eat Street Northshore debuts frozen custard in a conut
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Sweet tooths assemble! Eat Street Northshore debuts frozen custard in a conut

Since the opening of Eat Street Northshore’s famous KombiAlley, Brisbane’s dessert scene has simply never been the same. These noted treat-slingers have been responsible for some of our city’s most Instagrammable (and delicious) sweet treats since day one – think doughnut fries, Ferrero funnel cakes and that watermelon soft serve. We are pleased to report that the gang is at it again with a brand-new craze – prepare to wrap your lips around authentic frozen custard served in a fresh conut (that’s a cronut cone, in case you were unaware). more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 178 June 26
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 178 June 26

From whispers of lobster rolls to Italian laneway pop-ups, 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

Restaurants
West End's Nostimo Restaurant & Bar gives Greek cuisine a modern overhaul
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West End’s Nostimo Restaurant & Bar gives Greek cuisine a modern overhaul

Following on from the Greek Club’s substantial renovations, the West End community hub got to work on its signature restaurant. Nostimo Restaurant & Bar is set to open this weekend, leading the charge for Greek cuisine’s resurgence in Brisbane. With a modern interior and a menu of contemporary takes on regional classics masterminded by one of Australia’s best Greek chefs, Nostimo is an eatery that looks to build upon the Greek concept of philotimo – a spirit focused on community and giving. more

Cafes
Fortitude Valley’s Campos Piccolo proves good things come in small packages
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Fortitude Valley’s Campos Piccolo proves good things come in small packages

As you might have already heard, home-grown specialty coffee outfit Campos is picking up sticks and relocating its flagship cafe. While fans of the original Wandoo Street venue will need to travel a little bit further to take advantage of the cafe’s brand of dine-in service, the roaster wasn’t going up and leave the area entirely. Campos Piccolo is a stylish takeaway-oriented cafe on the corner of Ann and Wandoo Street – a colourful haunt that is keeping a Campos presence where it has been cherished for more than a decade. more

Restaurants
Julius Pizzeria
Food & Drink

The round-up: where to sample Brisbane’s best pasta

We owe a huge amount of thanks to Italy. Without their historic culinary influence we wouldn’t have pizza, gelati and pasta. If we didn’t have pasta, we’d have a massive gap in our diet. Spaghetti Bolognese, carbonara, even macaroni and cheese – these are dishes we take for granted but are fundamental pillars of our dietary roster. Brisbane is home to a plethora of Italian-inspired eateries that vie for the title of Brisbane’s Best Pasta. We couldn’t possibly crown a winner, but we can clue you in to some of the best. more

Cafes
Get revved up at Smoked Garage's impressive new showroom and cafe
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Get revved up at Smoked Garage’s impressive new showroom and cafe

It was a sad day for motorcycle enthusiasts when Smoked Garage packed up its workshop space on Bridge Street. The blues were short lived when it was revealed that the popular custom motorcycle business wasn't gone for good, only relocating a short distance. The move has proved fortuitous – Smoked Garage’s new space is pretty darn impressive, and you can dispel any thoughts of grease-coated workshops. more