The Grocer
Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: up your platter game with some of Australia’s best boutique cheeses

Look, we like to talk a big game when it comes to cheese and charcuterie but don’t get it twisted – we know how to get our platter on. Sure, you can pick a nice Brie from the cheese section at the grocery store, but you aren’t going to impress us with just any old triple-cream variety. Next time you plan on entertaining, do yourself a favour and select one of Australia’s award-winning artisan cheeses. We’ve done the legwork and selected a few to help you get started – just don’t forget to buy the crackers. more

The Grocer
Sparkke spreads the good word with the help of sparkling wine cans
Food & Drink

Sparkke spreads the good word with the help of sparkling wine cans

One of the only things better than supporting a good cause is if that cause rewards your generosity with some delicious beverages. The Sparkke Change Beverage Company is in the midst of a crowd-funding campaign to bring its new ‘Say I Do’ range to life, which will see white wine bubbles canned and distributed to supporters of marriage equality across Australia. more

Food News
Ditch the flowers and sweeten the deal with a bouquet of doughnuts from Sugar Gathered
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Ditch the flowers and sweeten the deal with a bouquet of doughnuts from Sugar Gathered

What's your go-to gift? Is it flowers? Or are you one to show your appreciation with a cheeky wink and a box of chocolates? Well, we're not here to give relationship advice (we'd actually be pretty good at it) or tell you what to do – but next time you need to gift a friend, potential lover or your long-term significant other, you should totally give the gift of sugar ... and lots of it. Newly launched Gold Coast company Sugar Gathered is coming to the party with its mind-blowing range of doughnut bouquets, dessert boxes and sugar-filled hampers made to order on the daily. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 125 June 6
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 125 June 6

From whispers of inner-city fromageries and architecturally designed bars, 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
History reimagined as King Tea brings tapas and cocktails to Paddington
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History reimagined as King Tea brings tapas and cocktails to Paddington

Paddington locals have been gossiping about a new kid on the block – one that has turned one of the suburb’s most iconic buildings into a hot new eating destination. Once upon a time the building housed a popular tea merchant and tobacconist but has since been transformed into King Tea, a stylish tapas bar that is paying homage to the history of its home with a look that bridges generations. You won’t find tea on the menu here, but you will find a stellar selection of share plates, boutique Spanish wines and a sublime atmosphere that locals have been craving since trams rolled down Latrobe Terrace. more

Bars
Find your way to The City's first password-protected den Legends Speakeasy Bar
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Find your way to The City’s first password-protected den Legends Speakeasy Bar

The tales and stories of generations long past have, over time, turned from retellings into myths and legends. Stories of heroic figures and awesome deeds have been passed down along the years until today, where we discard the tales as fantasy. You might not think legends exist any more, but they do – one in particular is located right here in Brisbane. Word is spreading like wildfire about a hidden haunt where the cocktails flow and tapas are consumed by the score. It’s not a myth folks, but it is a legend ­– Legends Speakeasy Bar, that is. more

Cafes
Face the daily grind with help from Grinders Coffee’s new Woolloongabba hub
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Face the daily grind with help from Grinders Coffee’s new Woolloongabba hub

These days it seems like everyone is caught up in the daily slog, the hustle, the grind to get by. Few of us would be able to face the working week without something to put a pep in our step, and for years Grinders Coffee has being dishing out the goods across Australia. Grinders Coffee has just opened a swanky new specialty coffee hub and training school in Woolloongabba, not only putting cups of fine single origins and blends in our outstretched hands, but also training up the next generation of all-star baristas – or as we like to call them, our best friends in the entire world. more

Bars
The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals
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The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals

Put your presuppositions in the bin – vegan food is not just salad and steamed vegetables. Vegan cuisine is becoming increasingly prominent due to the rise of dietary requirements and a conscientious focus of what we put in our bodies. For those of you who can’t stomach the thought of canning the cutlets and trashing the T-bones in favour of salad, please relax. We aren’t here to sway you to veganism! What we will say is that dining as a vegan can be hard in our predominantly meat-eating society, but also very rewarding – even if you love bacon and eggs. We’ve chosen to point out some vegan eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert well worth sampling. more


Cafes
South Brisbane’s Hope Street Cafe sets standard for socially conscious hospitality
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South Brisbane’s Hope Street Cafe sets standard for socially conscious hospitality

Just a short stroll from South Bank’s cultural centre sits a charming cafe that is making a mark on not just the local breakfast scene, but also in the lives of the less fortunate. Hope Street Cafe is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to help the disadvantaged gain experience across every facet of cafe operation, while also plating up a scrumptious selection of fare throughout the day. more

Cafes
Saint Laura brings crisp cafe cuisine to Highgate Hill
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Saint Laura brings crisp cafe cuisine to Highgate Hill

Like a breath of fresh air or the mystery breeze in a shampoo commercial, Saint Laura is a crisp arrival that Highgate Hill residents have been waiting for. Part cafe and part community hub, Saint Laura blends a wholesome aesthetic with a menu of scrumptious fare to create a suburban oasis that will keep patrons coming back again and again. more

The Grocer
Trick and treat – The Raw Baller makes clean-eating snacks that taste too naughty to be true
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Trick and treat – The Raw Baller makes clean-eating snacks that taste too naughty to be true

The struggle to eat clean is something so very real to so many of us, especially when it comes to sweets. Most of us have been burned before by products that claim to be a delicious alternative to our favourite treats but that are in fact a chalky bland ball of lies. The buck stops here, friends – The Raw Baller knows your gripe and is here to change the game. Boasting a delicious range of raw high protein balls, this is one killer treat (minus the cheat). more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 124 May 30
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 124 May 30

From whispers of open-air food hubs and new rooftop bars, 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
Martha Street Kitchen brings pizza, pasta and a whole lot of spritzes to Camp Hill
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Martha Street Kitchen brings pizza, pasta and a whole lot of spritzes to Camp Hill

We never know what to say when someone asks what makes a restaurant or bar cool. It’s mostly a combination of intangible factors that allow a venue to have ‘it’. We don’t quite know what it is, but Martha Street Kitchen in Camp Hill has it in spades. If we had to give you the elevator pitch on this new eatery, it would include mention of an effortlessly chic space, a menu of delights that are a feast for all senses, and a refreshing approach to what a casual suburban eatery and bar should be. Sound good? You bet it does. more

Restaurants
Slip into the surrounds of new Bowen Hills hideaway The Stuffed Badger
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Slip into the surrounds of new Bowen Hills hideaway The Stuffed Badger

After a long week it’s only natural to want to burrow ourselves away underground and hibernate all weekend. We’re not going to say that you shouldn’t get cosy, but we do suggest you do it in the company of baked brie, polenta crusted salt and pepper calamari and crispy chicken wings. The Stuffed Badger in Bowen Hills is a new nocturnal nook that is perfect for nestling – easing the week’s woes with a terrific mixture of atmosphere and fare. more

Cafes
Sip test-tube lattes and milkshakes from beakers The Chemistry of Coffee in Hawthorne
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Sip test-tube lattes and milkshakes from beakers The Chemistry of Coffee in Hawthorne

Nestled in the heart of Hawthorne is a new coffee haunt that is pairing the art of java with science. We’re talking test tubes of turmeric lattes and beakers of stacked milkshakes – but before you start imagining walls covered in the periodic table of elements, lit Bunsen burners and dangerous chemicals, know that The Chemistry of Coffee simply seeks to bring a bit of fun and education to Brisbane’s cafe scene. You don’t need to take notes and there won’t be any exams – just tasty treats, excellent service and sublime coffee. Top marks for all! more

Food News
Biggie's Burgers
Food & Drink

The round-up: wrap your laughing gear around Brisbane’s best burgers

Look, it’s time to put something to rest. There is no such thing as burger fatigue. Want to know why? The hamburger has been around for more than a century, which means that in one hundred years no one has decided that burgers were over. Burgers are a staple of casual dining across the globe. Meat patties, fried chicken, and tempura eggplant – any filling is fitting on a burger because a burger doesn’t limit itself (except for, you know, the two bun situation). If you’ve been looking for a definitive list of Brisbane’s best burgs, here is a whopping list of ‘WOW’-inducing handfuls for you to get your mitts around. more

The Grocer
Tinder for groceries – get goods delivered in a swipe with Barry Bros
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Tinder for groceries – get goods delivered in a swipe with Barry Bros

There are two kinds of people in this world – those who love grocery shopping and those who are sane. Most of us can agree that the only good part of the weekly grocery slog is when you get to pretend to be Jack in Titanic when you ride the trolley down the aisle with arms outstretched (maturity levels pending), not to mention that taking time out of your precious weekend to trek to all of the different places for all of the different things is a serious buzzkill. Barry Bros has landed to change the grocery game forever, providing you with a one-stop shop for amazing organic goods – and it’s all available at the swipe of a finger. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 123 May 23
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 123 May 23

From whispers of password-protected speakeasies and new neighbourhood bars, 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