Food News
Bodacious bagels, killer craft beers and piping-hot paella – ten tastes of Teneriffe Festival that you have to try
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Bodacious bagels, killer craft beers and piping-hot paella – ten tastes of Teneriffe Festival that you have to try

Each passing day this month marks another day closer to Teneriffe Festival, which will be bringing live beats, kick-ass drinks and a stellar selection of street fare to Teneriffe on Saturday October 23. To get you licking your lips in anticipation, we've assembled a bucket list of dynamite eats that you can tuck in to on the day. Read on for more delicious details ... more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: the Scenic Rim will soon welcome Blume, a destination restaurant from one of Brisbane's best and brightest
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Pavement Whispers: the Scenic Rim will soon welcome Blume, a destination restaurant from one of Brisbane’s best and brightest

The Scenic Rim is a region of abundance – a wonderland of breathtaking vistas, fertile farmlands and warm and welcoming hospitality. While the area's plethora of natural landmarks, sleepy towns, bountiful farmlands, restaurants and cafes, and hidden gems make it nearly impossible to take in the Scenic Rim's true majesty in a single weekend, we're always eager for more excuses to book another trip. From what we hear, we'll have one before year's end. One of Australia's best young chefs is taking his talents to the countryside to open Blume – a gorgeous 20-seater restaurant currently taking shape in Boonah. Blume will look to showcase the best produce the Scenic Rim has to offer, delivering a sumptuous set-menu service that is already sitting atop our next getaway to-do list. Here's what we know ... more

Best of Brisbane
The round up: sate your sweet tooth at Brisbane's best dessert spots
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The round up: sate your sweet tooth at Brisbane’s best dessert spots

Let’s be honest with ourselves – it doesn’t matter what you’ve had for dinner, there’s always room for dessert. Brisbane is absolutely flush with spots to get your sugar fix, whether it be in a decadent cake, a few weighty scoops of ice-cream or a dozen doughnuts. So you can satisfy your sweet tooth, we’ve put together a list some seriously decadent dessert spots in Brisbane. more

Casual Dining
You do make friends with salad – Botanica opens its fifth salad and sweets dispensary in Albion
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You do make friends with salad – Botanica opens its fifth salad and sweets dispensary in Albion

Beloved for its nourishing and mouth-watering selection of takeaway salads and grab-and-go treats, Botanica has been serving up fresh, vege-packed fare in Brisbane for nearly nine years. The boutique salad bar continues to take the city by storm, with four locations currently slinging savoury and sweet delights – with a fifth coming soon to Albion. Yep, come this Saturday October 16 northside locals will be able to lap up Botanica’s plant-based offerings and delicious confections without having to trek into town. more

Food News
Death & Taxes has teamed up with Lark Distillery to create a limited-edition single-malt whisky
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Death & Taxes has teamed up with Lark Distillery to create a limited-edition single-malt whisky

City-dwellers who favour a post-work tipple or a weekend pick-me-up are known to congregate at Burnett Lane bar Death & Taxes. Celebrated as a spirit-focused watering hole, Death & Taxes especially loves to serve up whisky sips. That's why its newest collaboration couldn't be more appropriate – the crew behind the bar has teamed up with Lark Distillery to concoct a limited-edition single-malt whisky. Here are all of the important deets ... more

Food News
You can now snag a ten-strong multi-pack of White Claw – including its new Watermelon flavour
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You can now snag a ten-strong multi-pack of White Claw – including its new Watermelon flavour

If you can believe it, White Claw has graced the cold shelves of bottle-o's for bang on a year now, with a whopping 7.8 million cans sold since it first arrived on Australian shores. During this time, The Weekend Edition team has swilled their fair share of the spiked seltzer, so it's only appropriate that we share the news that you can now buy the cult tipple in a multi-pack featuring your favourite flavours – and a brand-new one, too. more

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Dessert gods Connoisseur and Koko Black team up to create two new ice-cream flavours
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Dessert gods Connoisseur and Koko Black team up to create two new ice-cream flavours

Chocolate or ice-cream? If there was ever a moment where we had to choose our favourite of the two, we think we would spontaneously combust before we could give an answer. Thankfully, that won't be necessary as beloved ice-cream brand Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream has partnered with cherished artisan chocolatier Koko Black to meld these treasured sweets together to create a scrumptious new ice-cream range. In more good news, you can get your hands on these indulgent creations as of today, Thursday October 14, which just so happens to be World Dessert Day. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 329 October 12
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 329 October 12

From news of a new craft-beer brewery in West End to a destination restaurant in the Scenic Rim from one of Brisbane's best young chefs, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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
Pavement Whispers: the Lune Croissanterie crew takes on after-dark trade with new sipping spot Butler Wine Bar
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Pavement Whispers: the Lune Croissanterie crew takes on after-dark trade with new sipping spot Butler Wine Bar

Having thoroughly conquered morning cravings with its range of world-renowned baked goods, Lune Croissanterie is now looking to bridge day and night trade with a brand-new concept – one driven by community, comfort and conscience. Butler Wine Bar is a forthcoming neighbourhood locale straddling the border between South Brisbane and West End – one that will translate Lune's attention to detail and knack for stellar service to the world of wine, snacks and intimate hospitality. It's set to open in mid-November – here's what we know ... more

Bars
Pavement Whispers: tequila and tacos take centre stage at Rita's – Teneriffe's soon-to-open cocktail and snack spot
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Pavement Whispers: tequila and tacos take centre stage at Rita’s – Teneriffe’s soon-to-open cocktail and snack spot

The street-level strip at the base of the Australian Mercantile Land & Finance Woolstores on Vernon Terrace in Teneriffe is one of Brisbane's buzziest drinking and dining strips. By October's end, the building will welcome Rita's Tequila and Taqueria – a casually approachable cocktail-focused concept boasting some top-flight talent at the helm. Expect an imaginative take on Mexican-inspired snacks and a stellar selection of crafted concoctions – including plenty of margaritas! Here's what you can expect ... more

Bakeries
Pavement Whispers: Craft'd Grounds to welcome Brass Tacks – an all-in-one bakery, charcuterie and fromagerie
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Pavement Whispers: Craft’d Grounds to welcome Brass Tacks – an all-in-one bakery, charcuterie and fromagerie

The excitement surrounding the forthcoming opening of Albion's hotly anticipated foodie mecca Craft'd Grounds is approaching near mythical levels. With the official unveiling of the hub just around the corner, announcements regarding the precinct's residents are coming thick and fast. The next cab off the rank is Brass Tacks, a providore (masterminded by two of the city's best pastry chefs) that'll tickle the tastebuds and sweet tooth of Brisbane's gourmands with its jam-packed offering of baked goods, charcuterie boards, gourmet cheeses, salads and sandwiches. more

Cafes
Meet Rings A Bell – a hidden coffee and tea paradise nestled in Fortitude Valley
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Meet Rings A Bell – a hidden coffee and tea paradise nestled in Fortitude Valley

There's something about discovering a hidden gem cafe that makes the coffee taste just a little bit sweeter, like you're in on a special secret known only to a select few. Apologies to anyone that has already come across Rings A Bell – a new coffee and tea spot tucked inside a heritage-listed building on Fortitude Valley's fringe – but it's too good a find to not share. Rings A Bell (which is operated by a pair of entrepreneurial siblings eager to create a small pocket of paradise in one of Brisbane's busiest suburbs) might not be a secret anymore, but the coffee (and tea) is still sublime. more

Cafes
Ditch your drowsy doldrums at St Lucia's perky newcomer Yonder Espresso
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Ditch your drowsy doldrums at St Lucia’s perky newcomer Yonder Espresso

If you ranked Brisbane's suburbs by how much caffeine is consumed per capita, St Lucia – with its concentration of bleary-eyed students – would sit near the top of the list. St Lucia's newest jolt-juice dispensary Yonder Espresso is bringing a touch of considered caffeination to the area, with an offering of specialty coffee sure to make early morning starts and afternoon pick-me-ups far more enjoyable. Home brewers will be stoked to know that the cafe also boasts a sizeable retail section, filled with all kinds of apparatus and bags of beans from some of Australia's best roasters. more

Food News
Quench your thirst with Four Pillars' new ready-to-drink Rare Dry Gin & Tonic
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Quench your thirst with Four Pillars’ new ready-to-drink Rare Dry Gin & Tonic

A picnic rug splayed out under the shade of a lush tree, a smorgasbord of delicious charcuterie goodies and an esky full to the brim with fresh ice – the only missing element from this equation is your drink of choice, of course! Well, we think that we've stumbled upon your new summer sip in the form of Four Pillars' new ready-to-drink Rare Dry Gin & Tonics. If you're a fan of this craft gin distillery, this is one libation worth taste testing as the weather warms up ... more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 328 October 5
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 328 October 5

From news of a South Bank restaurant serving the guilty pleasures of Asian cuisine to a new neighbourhood pizza joint in Camp Hill, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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
Get the first look at Fables – the Princess Theatre's fairy tale-inspired cafe and bar
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Get the first look at Fables – the Princess Theatre’s fairy tale-inspired cafe and bar

Attention all live-music fans – this weekend, after many months of patient waiting, iconic Woolloongabba landmark the Princess Theatre will officially celebrate its reopening as Brisbane's newest music mecca. Before it opens the doors to its revitalised state-of-the-art performance auditorium, the Princess Theatre crew has given locals a glimpse at its street-facing bar, cafe and function spaces. Fables Bar & Cafe quietly opened last week, showing off a whimsical interior that offers a taste of the magic and fantasy that has been instilled throughout via the intensive renewal project. Take a look inside ... more

Restaurants
Pavement Whispers: Banc Brasserie & Wine Bar to serve Euro-inspired fare from a heritage inner-city landmark
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Pavement Whispers: Banc Brasserie & Wine Bar to serve Euro-inspired fare from a heritage inner-city landmark

The Bank of New South Wales Building on Queen Street (also known to many as the Westpac Bank Building) is one of The City's most beloved heritage beauties. Before the year is out, the ground floor of the six-storey building will be home to Banc Brasserie & Wine Bar, a glamorous 150-seat eatery and drink spot masterminded by two seasoned publicans. Expect a menu influenced by French and Italian gastronomies and a plush interior that pays homage to the building's pecuniary provenance. Here's what we know ... more

Casual Dining
Soul Brothers delivers bang-on burgers and stellar shakes to Nundah
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Soul Brothers delivers bang-on burgers and stellar shakes to Nundah

Listening to soul music and sinking one's teeth into a burger are two markedly different activities, but the act of consuming them can often stir the same sense of invigorating bliss. Soul Brothers in Nundah is a place where one can experience both forms of stimuli at the same time. Here, guests are encouraged to overload their senses by devouring a range of perfectly executed burgers, hotdogs and shakes, while grooving to iconic hits from soul luminaries like Sam Cooke, Nina Simone and Etta James. more