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Pavement Whispers: Volume 177 June 19
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 177 June 19

From whispers of riverside breweries to Aperol spritz-flavoured gelato, 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
Coffee, craft beer and Chicago-style eats – Tippler's Tap opens on James Street
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Coffee, craft beer and Chicago-style eats – Tippler’s Tap opens on James Street

Last week James Street celebrated a homecoming of sorts. Newstead-born craft-beer pioneer Tippler’s Tap has travelled back over the river to establish a new venue underneath Sage Hotels, bringing with it its heralded selection of local beers and filling fare. The new-look venue comes with a few enticing additions as well, including a lip-smacking breakfast menu, specialty coffee service and a huge Chicago-style deep-dish pizza that you’ll need a friend or two to take on. more

Bars
Kick out the jams at New Farm’s grungy bar and diner Hellbound
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Kick out the jams at New Farm’s grungy bar and diner Hellbound

The dust had barely settled on Brunswick Street’s Deathproof before it was announced the hideaway would be resurrected as Hellbound. The cosy and cool space has retained Deathproof’s rockin’ aesthetic, but has turned the volume up with a locally focused beverage offering and punchy food menu. If you like your beer cold and your music loud, Hellbound invites you to take a walk on the wild side. more

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District 1
Food & Drink

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

When we rank our favourite noodle soups, number one would have to be pho, fo’ sho. We’re not promising that this round-up won’t be littered with soupy puns, but when your brain craves noods it’s hard to resist. Brisbane is flush with fantastic Vietnamese restaurants, all vying for the title of Brisbane’s best pho. Everyone’s got their own pick for the best pho in town, making this one of the most contentious lists in recent memory. We’re not confident we can name the best, but we’re damn certain we have a world-class selection – here are our picks. more

Cafes
Glee Coffee Roasters brings the goods north to South Brisbane
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Glee Coffee Roasters brings the goods north to South Brisbane

Central Coast caffeinators Glee Coffee Roasters have been pioneering specialty coffee down south for a decade, scoring wins with each new location they open. The family-operated organisation has turned its eyes north, opening its first Brisbane venue in South Brisbane this week. Not content with merely opening up a cafe, Glee Coffee's Queensland flagship is a multi-faceted space houses roasting apparatus, wholesale operations and an in-house bakery. more

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Multi-level entertainment precinct Topgolf swings into action with its flagship Australian venue
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Multi-level entertainment precinct Topgolf swings into action with its flagship Australian venue

If you've driven past Warner Bros. Movie World and Australian Outback Spectacular recently, chances are you've spotted Topgolf – let's be honest, those striking blue neon lights are pretty hard to miss. After months of anticipation, the multi-level entertainment precinct will officially open to the public this Friday June 15. We had a sneak peek inside the innovative, state-of-the-art and rather sizeable new venue – which is the first of its kind in Australia – so we could swing you all of the details. more

Markets
Stuff your face with picture-perfect pastries from The Pie Hole
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Stuff your face with picture-perfect pastries from The Pie Hole

To ‘shut your pie hole’ is to be quiet, but when the pies are so good we’re more inclined to declare our love from the tops of the tallest buildings. The Pie Hole is a cheeky new entrant in Brisbane’s market vendor scene, delivering freshly baked pies of the sweet and savoury variety and frankly the only time you’ll hear us shut up about it is when we’re stuffing our own pie holes. more


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Pavement Whispers: Volume 176 June 12
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 176 June 12

From whispers of inner-city coffee roasters to renowned chefs heading north, 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
Moreton Bay bugs with charred cavolo nero and XO butter
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W Brisbane welcomes sustainable southern icon Three Blue Ducks

Over the past seven years, Three Blue Ducks has grown into one of Australia’s most beloved hospitality groups. Following on from its first location in Bronte and its subsequent venues in Byron Bay and Rosebery, the crew consisting of Mark Labrooy, Sam Reid-Boquist, Chris Sorrell, Darren Robertson, Jeff Bennett and Andy Allen were approached by W Brisbane to implement a new Three Blue Ducks concept as the hotel’s signature restaurant. On Friday June 1, Three Blue Ducks unveiled its Brisbane location, the group’s largest and most sophisticated set up to date. Much like its southern siblings, Three Blue Ducks Brisbane is plating up the brand’s own honest and ethically sourced fare, highlighting the benefits of conscious consumption and serving it in a comfortable-yet-modern setting with what could be the best view in town. more

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Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane serves up succulent cuts and worldly wines
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Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane serves up succulent cuts and worldly wines

It takes only the sound of a steak sizzling to make us salivate with hunger, so one can imagine how we reacted when we heard that Treasury Brisbane was teaming up with The Gambaro Group to bring its award-winning Black Hide concept to Brisbane City. Tomorrow Friday June 8 will see Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane open within the heritage surrounds of the iconic entertainment precinct, complete with a jaw-dropping selection of steaks, sumptuous seafood and a globe-spanning wine list. more

Cafes
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best cafes as voted by you

A cafe is more than just a place to get a hot cup of coffee and a bite of brunch. It’s a meeting place, a community hub and a respite from the manic world we live in. Brisbane is flush with stellar cafes and year on year our collection of nosheries expands. When it comes to listing the best of the best, all we can say is that you have good taste. A record number of votes were submitted for the EAT/drink Awards this year, with the Best Cafe category one of the most hotly contested. Alas, only one winner can be crowned, but it wouldn’t be right not to acknowledge the other competitors that help make the scene as vibrant as it is. Without further ado, here are the ten best cafes in Brisbane, as voted by our discerning readership. more

Cafes
Sweet sustainability – Alphabet Cafe settles in to its new West End home
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Sweet sustainability – Alphabet Cafe settles in to its new West End home

From humble market vendor to supplier of sweet-treats for some of Brisbane’s best eateries, the past six years has seen Alphabet Cafe become one of Brisbane’s biggest success stories. Although they could be content to dominate the city’s cake scene, the Alphabet sisters Zoe and Meghan Tulleners always envisioned opening their own cafe. That dream is now a reality, with Alphabet Cafe’s charming West End spot commencing its inaugural brunch service last week. Alphabet Cafe’s spread extends far beyond cakes and coffee, with a wholesome selection of dishes that foregrounds ethically sourced and sustainable ingredients, anchored by a conscientious approach to closed-loop waste management. more

Bars
Linger longer at Paddington's new casual bar and eatery Little Social
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Linger longer at Paddington’s new casual bar and eatery Little Social

Allow us to set a scene. You’re situated on the back deck of your friend’s suburban Queenslander, sipping a chilled cup of sangria while the wind gently rustles the trees. Sounds serene, right? Paddington’s newest haunt Little Social aims to deliver that same atmosphere without you having to harass your friends to host. Evoking the comfortable charm of an iconic Queenslander and complemented by a bevy of good food and drink, Little Social is positioning itself as a welcoming home away from home. more

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Cheers to change – raise your glass for charity during Negroni Week
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Cheers to change – raise your glass for charity during Negroni Week

Here at The Weekend Edition, we really don’t need an excuse to indulge in a tipple or two … but a little extra encouragement doesn’t hurt, right? If drinking cocktails for a cause sounds like your kind of fun, we have some news that is bound to get you excited. From June 4–10, thousands of bars around the world will be mixing up the iconic concoction of Campari, gin and vermouth for Negroni Week, an initiative raising money for a huge variety of charities. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 175 June 5
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 175 June 5

From whispers of a new coffee roaster to all-you-can-eat nuggets, 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
Bavarian Beerhaus delivers Ekka-inspired eats and ales aplenty to Bowen Hills
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Bavarian Beerhaus delivers Ekka-inspired eats and ales aplenty to Bowen Hills

It’s a good time to be a beer lover in Brisbane. The paint had barely dried on South Bank’s German-inspired mega pub Munich Brauhaus before the Rockpool Dining Group announced its follow-up venture – a modern beer-centric concept housed within the iconic Royal Snack Bar building in Bowen Hills. Featuring dozens of taps pouring 40 imported and local beers and a kitchen primed to pump out Bavarian bites and Ekka-inspired snacks, Bavarian Beerhaüs is delivering the goods from schnitties and snags to strawberry sundaes and dagwood dogs. more

Treats
Madders Brothers Patisserie sweetens up Brisbane City with its luxe flagship
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Madders Brothers Patisserie sweetens up Brisbane City with its luxe flagship

Desserts are clearly the most decadent avenue for those with a sweet tooth, but you can’t say you’ve lived unless you’ve savoured some of this city’s best. Patisserie pioneers Madders Brothers are giving sweet treats the ultra-luxe treatment they deserve, opening a lush flagship location in the heart of Brisbane City. With a plush design to match the high-quality treats, this spot is making five-star treats more accessible than they’ve ever been. more