Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 226 June 11
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 226 June 11

From whispers of a multi-faceted pub for The Valley to a sizeable Hyde Park-inspired green space for Herston, 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
Taste the iconic flavours of New York City at Reuben's Deli & Bar in Paddington
Food & Drink

Taste the iconic flavours of New York City at Reuben’s Deli & Bar in Paddington

One of America’s oldest forms of street food is the humble sandwich – a simple menu item that, over time, has become the foundational building block of New York City’s iconic deli scene. Across generations, New York’s Jewish, German, Italian and Latino communities have added their own influences to the bubbling melting pot, creating the current iteration of deli-style dining known far and wide. Reuben’s Deli & Bar is a brand-new bar and eatery that is distilling the recipes and flavours of New York delis into an offering loaded with house-cured pastrami, slow-braised brisket, authentic mustard and plenty of local craft beer to boot. more

Bars
Fortitude Valley scores a secret event space in the form of Concept at Cupo
Food & Drink

Fortitude Valley scores a secret event space in the form of Concept at Cupo

One of Fortitude Valley’s finest event spaces is expanding. The team behind Cupo on McLachlan Street has been hard at work planning for the next phase of its evolution, and stage one has just been revealed. Concept is a brand-new bespoke event space and creative hub open underneath the main event room, custom-fitted to allow for just about any function you could possibly conjure. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: where to find Brisbane's best Italian restaurants
Food & Drink

The round-up: where to find Brisbane’s best Italian restaurants

We've already delivered our verdict on Brisbane's finest pizza parlours and pasta spots, but we couldn't take ourselves seriously if we didn't acknowledge Italian cuisine at large. Brisbane is flush with authentic Italian eateries, from the ultra-modern fine-dining sort to the rustic family-oriented restaurants. If you've been hankering for some hearty fare, it's near impossible to look past Italian. In no particular order, here are some of our picks for Brisbane's best Italian restaurants. Spettacolare! more


Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 225 June 4
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 225 June 4

From whispers of a new cafe, bakery and restaurant coming to Paddington to a dynamic Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant for Fortitude Valley, 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

Best of Brisbane
Golden Lane
Food & Drink

The round-up: dine on dim sum at the best yum cha in Brisbane

If there is anything that we love more than steamed dumplings and pork buns, it’s large quantities of steamed dumplings and pork buns. Yum cha is one cuisine that we will always have room in our stomach for, and it is a good idea to come hungry. If you are a novice when it comes to authentic Chinese yum cha, we suggest ticking a few spots of this list to get the best experience. more

Restaurants
Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane
Food & Drink

The round-up: eat your way through Brisbane’s best steaks

Apologies in advance to all of our vegan and vegetarian friends, but this one is for the carnivores. Steak. To most meat eaters, it doesn’t get much better than a juicy, succulent steak. Rare, medium rare, medium, well done – it doesn’t matter how you like it, steak is a staple for good reason. While we love an old-fashioned backyard barbecue, sometimes we like to let the professionals handle the cooking every once in a while. When it comes to steak, we are flush with stellar spots to get our incisors into some fantastic flame-grilled beef, so bring out your inner Ron Swanson and start ticking off this list. more

Bars
Flora by Greenhouse Canteen – Brisbane's best vegan spots
Food & Drink

The round-up: fill up on goodness at Brisbane’s best vegan spots

Put your presuppositions in the bin – plant-based 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 Brisbane’s best vegan spots well worth sampling. more

Cafes
The Miss Jones crew unveils Sister – Hawthorne's new pastel-hued charmer
Food & Drink

The Miss Jones crew unveils Sister – Hawthorne’s new pastel-hued charmer

For Daniel and Hannah Bowles, their newly opened cafe Sister is all about family. Not only is the eatery itself a new addition to their growing cafe family (which also boasts New Farm’s Miss Jones), but also at the time of writing the couple are expecting the arrival of their first child. Sister marks a slight change in focus for the duo, delivering a more family friendly atmosphere on top of their already heralded approach to breakfast, lunch and coffee. more

Bars
Sip spritz by sunset at The Fantauzzo's own rooftop watering hole Fiume Bar
Food & Drink

Sip spritz by sunset at The Fantauzzo’s own rooftop watering hole Fiume Bar

Let us set a scene for you – imagine basking in the fading rays of the setting sun, cocktail in hand and a platter of moreish morsels at your elbow. Below you is the bustling hubbub of Howard Smith Wharves and ahead is the twinkling skyline of The City. You’re located far above the rabble, indulging in the kind of elevated luxury you can only experience at a rooftop bar. This vision isn’t a fanciful dream – at Fiume Bar it’s a reality. The Fantauzzo has unveiled its stellar rooftop watering hole, blending the hotel’s modern aesthetic with a killer list of libations, share plates and good times illuminated by sun or stars. more

Casual Dining
Buns under the bridge – Betty's Burgers opens its Howard Smith Wharves riverside outpost
Food & Drink

Buns under the bridge – Betty’s Burgers opens its Howard Smith Wharves riverside outpost

Brisbane’s booming foodie precinct at Howard Smith Wharves continues to grow underneath the Story Bridge, but just when you think there wasn’t room for any more eateries, Betty’s Burgers opens and becomes the cherry on top of the area’s formidable array of options. Combining its signature selection of burgers, desserts and sides with some terrific riverside atmosphere, Betty’s Burgers (which is opening today, Tuesday May 28) is already shaping up to be a huge boon for one of the city’s popular hotspots. more

Bars
The round-up: snack your way through South Bank's cheap eats
Food & Drink

The round-up: snack your way through South Bank’s cheap eats

Look, perhaps eating out has given your wallet a walloping, but who are we to judge? We love the finer things in life! Being frugal doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the tasty goods available around town, it just means you need to make some smarter choices. South Bank’s major food hub is full of top-notch eateries, and many of them have well-priced options and deals that you’d be a fool to ignore. If you’ve got a little bit of cash left over, have a look at this list of South Bank’s cheap eats and keep your splurge streak going. more