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Pavement Whispers: Volume 148 November 14
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 148 November 14

From whispers of laneway pop-ups to bars on wheels, 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

Bakeries
Tease your tastebuds at Monty's Bakehouse in West End
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Tease your tastebuds at Monty’s Bakehouse in West End

There's something completely intoxicating about the aroma of freshly baked bread. Your nose tingles as you inhale that warm familiar scent, your mouth watering at the thought of the carby goodness that awaits your tastebuds. Let's be real, it's pretty hard to concentrate on anything else once a baked good grabs your attention. Just a word of warning – this exact sensation is going to hit you the moment you step inside Monty's Bakehouse, and you're probably going to want to buy everything that lies before you in the cabinet. Look, we get it. No judgement here. more

Restaurants
Nice buns! Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co. has arrived in Newstead
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Nice buns! Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. has arrived in Newstead

There was once a strapping young knight who made a very keen observation that his anaconda does not want none unless one has got buns, hon. We wholeheartedly agree – the anaconda is a metaphor for his insatiable hunger, right? And by buns, he surely meant Betty's Burgers. The much-loved Noosa-born institution has made its way to Newstead for its second Brisbane location, bringing its signature burgers, decadent concretes and moreish sides. more

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Walkin' on sunshine – start your day the right way at Brisbane's best healthy breakfast spots
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Walkin’ on sunshine – start your day the right way at Brisbane’s best healthy breakfast spots

Unless you are one of those freakish human garbage disposal-type people whom can eat whatever they wish with no negative physical ramifications (damn you!), one of the inevitabilities of getting older is the quest for health through food. Redirecting your diet to a more wholesome route can often have you feeling like you’re missing out, especially when your pals suggest going out to breakfast and you get stuck watching them chow down on maple-bacon waffles while you poke at a sad-looking bowl of granola. News flash – eating well doesn’t have to be a drag! We’ve rounded up Brisbane’s best healthy breakfast spots that serve up fare so delicious that you won’t even miss your eggs benny. more

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Hot summer nights – Two Donkeys puts Spring Hill back on the map with new events series
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Hot summer nights – Two Donkeys puts Spring Hill back on the map with new events series

We’re going to go right ahead and say it – Spring Hill is underrated. The small but mighty suburb often gets overlooked for its neighbouring CBD and Fortitude Valley digs, but this is a grave error. One institution that knows this is Two Donkeys, the chill brunch hub that has been bringing delicious eats and spreading good vibes through Spring Hill since its opening in 2016. Two Donkeys is keen to share its postcode love with the rest of us, launching a brand-new event series that will make it the perfect summer hang. Assemble your crew for Spring Hill Summer Nights, your new favourite evening escape. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 147 November 7
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 147 November 7

From whispers of non-stop house parties to a cafe taking you back to the future, 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

Bars
Woodfired pizzas and rock ‘n' roll combine at Caxton Street's Enzo & Sons
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Woodfired pizzas and rock ‘n’ roll combine at Caxton Street’s Enzo & Sons

The surname Webb has pretty darn instrumental in the rebirth of Caxton Street – bar tsar and restaurateur Jamie Webb is who we all thank for Lefty's Old Time Music Hall and Seymour's Cocktails and Oysters. Caxton Street's latest addition, however, is not the handiwork of Jamie, but rather his clever wife Siarah. This weekend Siarah will present us with the gift of Italian food and a whole lot of spritzes, with her new bar and restaurant Enzo & Sons. more


Bars
Make a little mischief at new Coorparoo bar and eatery Beyond the Pale
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Make a little mischief at new Coorparoo bar and eatery Beyond the Pale

You may have heard the phrase 'beyond the pale'. In modern language, it refers to behaviour that ventures outside of the bounds of what is considered acceptable – behaviour that's a little bit naughty and mischievous. You know, the kind of cheeky debauchery you might get up to with a little Dutch courage. What you may not know, however, is that the origin of the phrase dates back to 14th Century Ireland. The part of the country that was under English rule was marked by a boundary of stakes or fences, know as the English Pale. Those who travelled outside that boundary, or beyond the pale, were considered uncouth and unacceptable amongst civilisation. more

Cafes
Start your day the right way at Edward Specialty Coffee
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Start your day the right way at Edward Specialty Coffee

Abhi Gupta knows a thing or two about coffee. The Sydney transplant has spent many years mastering the craft of the humble bean, most recently working with White Horse Coffee lending his hands to everything from roasting to training and development. Deciding to head north to Brisbane, Abhi has not only brought his skills and knowledge to Brisbane, but is also introducing White Horse Coffee to Queensland for the very first time. If you're keen to get a taste, look no further than The City's Edward Specialty Coffee. more

Food News
Let’s taco ‘bout Taco Bell opening its first Brisbane store this weekend
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Let’s taco ‘bout Taco Bell opening its first Brisbane store this weekend

If you’ve ever made the trek to the US of A, odds are you would be aware of a little ol’ place called Taco Bell. Even if you’ve never seen it in the flesh, the iconic Mexican restaurant chain’s influence is peppered throughout pop culture. Quite frankly our hearts skipped a beat when we heard that Brisbane would be getting its very own version of the fast food giant but make no mistake – this ain’t no carbon copy of the American joint. Opening in Annerley on Saturday November 4, Taco Bell will be bringing a wave of Cali-Mex delights to our shores. more

Bars
The round-up: Brisbane's best sunny beer gardens and outdoor bars to visit this summer
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best sunny beer gardens and outdoor bars to visit this summer

It’s almost a scientific fact that the best way to enjoy the sizzling summer months is to embrace it and find a comfortable perch to blow the froth off a cold beverage or two in one of Brisbane’s many beer gardens. Our winter hibernation has ended – now it’s the time to get our dishevelled selves some sun. Here are some of the best beer gardens and outdoor bars to seek out this summer. more

Cafes
Perk up at wholesome neighbourhood cafe Ground New Farm
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Perk up at wholesome neighbourhood cafe Ground New Farm

A wise old theme song once sang a very real truth – sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. That welcoming community vibe is exactly what you'll find at new suburban coffee shop Ground New Farm. Not just that, there's also darn good coffee, delectable grab-and-go delights and clean treats to sate your sweet cravings. more

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Drinking for justice – The Good Beer Co. invites you to #toast2love this Friday
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Drinking for justice – The Good Beer Co. invites you to #toast2love this Friday

We are well and truly at the pointy end of the marriage equality survey, with the November 7 return date approaching faster than Tony Abbott’s bizarre willingness to eat raw onions in public without a second thought. It’s truly heartwarming to see so many businesses throwing their support behind the fight for a positive vote, and one company making it exceptionally fun and easy to participate in the cause is The Good Beer Co.. Come Friday November 3, this social enterprise invites you to raise your glass in a #toast2love, raising funds and awareness for a last push of support before the votes close. more

Food News
Your picnic game will be at its peak with New Farm Deli’s delicious portable packages
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Your picnic game will be at its peak with New Farm Deli’s delicious portable packages

Picnicking is such a wholesome and delightful pastime and Brisbane is a great place to do it. If you know anything about picnic provisions you would know that one of the top spots to stock up is the beloved New Farm Deli. How many times have you paced the counter wishing you could just pick up a bit of everything, bundle it into a cute wicker basket and then scamper off to feast in the sunshine? Well pals, this fantasy is about to come a reality because New Farm Deli is now doing picnic baskets with all of the trimmings. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 146 October 31
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 146 October 31

From whispers of a new Italian bar and eatery to finger-lickin' fried chicken, 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
Blackstar Coffee Roasters welcomes pocket-sized bro Small Axe in West End
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Blackstar Coffee Roasters welcomes pocket-sized bro Small Axe in West End

Blackstar Coffee Roasters is somewhat of a pioneer in the Brisbane coffee scene. Opening on West End's Thomas Street in 2007, it quickly made its mark on Brisbane caffeine aficionados – it was committed to roasting fair-trade 100 percent organic coffee, which was a rarity back then, and it was the first cafe in town to offer cold-brew coffee. Crazy how much has changed in ten years, huh? Holding true to its core values and continuing attracting coffee lovers from all over town, Blackstar has grown from strength to strength in the last decade, its most recent achievement being hole-in-the-wall cafe Small Axe at The Stores in West End. more

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The round-up: bark up the right tree at Brisbane’s best dog-friendly bars and cafes
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The round-up: bark up the right tree at Brisbane’s best dog-friendly bars and cafes

Dogs are so, so great. They are the most pure creatures on earth and we do not deserve them. Right, now that that’s out in the open we can get down to business – people with pooches are generally keen to take their furry mates everywhere they possibly can, but unfortunately the world we live in is sometimes cruel and prohibitive. It’s ruff (!), but we’ve taken paws (!!) and done the digging (!!!) to sniff out (!!!!) Brisbane’s best dog-friendly bars and cafes. From dedicated hashtags to pup-centric treats, these venues appreciate that it’s a dog’s life. more

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The round-up: food truck fever – where to get your snack on during the week
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The round-up: food truck fever – where to get your snack on during the week

In the words of Craig David from his smash hit ‘Seven Days’ – “found a food truck on Monday, sought another for some eats on Tuesday, we were snacking down on Wednesday, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and once more on Sunday.” We’re not 100 percent certain, but we’re fairly sure that’s how the song goes. Brisbane’s street food scene is a veritable melting pot of good eats – so good in fact that locals are often opting for a hearty food truck feast instead of dining out. If you’ve ever craved street eats on a school night and have been unable to find a mobile meal dispensary nearby, take solace in the fact that food trucks do roam the streets on every night of the week. With the help of Brisbane Food Trucks, we’ve done the legwork to give you a seven-day rundown of where you can go to find a reliable food truck feed on any given night. more