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Pavement Whispers: Volume 131 July 18
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 131 July 18

From whispers of an espresso martini festival to a secret bar within a bar, 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
Embrace aperitivo hour at Brisbane City's Bar OTTO
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Embrace aperitivo hour at Brisbane City’s Bar OTTO

If any culture knows how to express our love and longing for food, it's Italian. You see, Italians believe that appetite comes when you eat ... in other words, eating to encourage more eating. With that in mind, the brilliant country that brought us pasta and parmigiano reggiano also invented aperitivo hour – usually a pre-dinner bitter cocktail (hello, Aperol spritz) paired with small bites to stimulate your appetite before the main event. Yes please. more

Bars
Get clucky over the bites and brews at West End's Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar
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Get clucky over the bites and brews at West End’s Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar

Fried-chicken lovers south of the river have been squawking and clamouring for some crispy golden love ever since Lucky Egg set up shop in Fortitude Valley. Well, good things time to those who wait, as Lucky Egg will soon be turning on the fryers at its new location at Max Watt’s. Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar will pair a larger range of bites with a bevy of beer and cheer, making the Boundary Street stop a sure-fire winner for snacking and sipping. more

Cafes
Brisbane’s ten best places for breakfast as voted by you
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Brisbane’s ten best places for breakfast as voted by you

Folks, let’s not beat around the bush – breakfast is a big deal. Not only is it the most important meal of the day, it is often the most satisfying. Any meal that can include a combination of eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, potato, spinach, tomato, avocado, pancakes, waffles, bread, ice-cream, seasonal fruit and veg, and more is a meal that we’d happily eat at any time of the day. It seems that most of you are in agreement, if the results of our 2016 EAT/drink Awards are any indication. Thanks to your votes, we have a definitive list of the ten best places in town to get a satisfying day starter. more

Events
Santa is coming early and his gift is a brand-new festive Secret Foodies event
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Santa is coming early and his gift is a brand-new festive Secret Foodies event

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of jingle bells, my friends, and they are heralding the arrival of the next instalment of one of Brisbane’s most exciting food events. Those maverick renegades from Secret Foodies are at it again, bringing their signature blend of themed fine dining back to Brisbane for a Christmas in July edition. Bust out your best daggy sweater, rehearse your favourite lame bon-bon jokes and arrive on an empty stomach, because this is one mystery festive feast with all of the trimmings. more

Events
Spend your Sunday with beers, burgers and beats at the Miss Bliss laneway party
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Spend your Sunday with beers, burgers and beats at the Miss Bliss laneway party

When the sun is out at the weather is fine, there is absolutely no way you’ll find us shut up inside. We want to make the most of our weekend, and if you are like us then you’ll probably get a kick out of the party taking place in Bliss Lane this weekend. Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen is celebrating the weekend with a Sunday session filled with healthy snacks, vegan-friendly beers and superfood cocktails. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 130 July 11
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 130 July 11

From whispers of huge new food festivals to gelato-appreciation classes, 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
Consume charcuterie and cocktails in abundance at Teneriffe bar Copado
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Consume charcuterie and cocktails in abundance at Teneriffe bar Copado

If you break down and cry at the beauty of a masterfully assembled cheese board, you might want to pack some tissues when you visit Teneriffe’s newest haunt. Copado is the newest face on the Wool Store-scene, brought to us by Mic Uebergang from The Dalgety Public House. Say hello to an abundance of salumi, creamy cheeses, gourmet tinned sardines, cocktails, wine, wine and more wine. more

Cafes
Snack on three-cheese toasties and gourmet goodies at The Cheese Pleaser in The City
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Snack on three-cheese toasties and gourmet goodies at The Cheese Pleaser in The City

If you are lactose intolerant, we apologise in advance. If you aren’t lactose intolerant, holy cheesus friend – have you heard the good news? The Cheese Pleaser – one of the most highly sought suppliers of gourmet cheese and legendary cheese toasties – has opened its very own brick-and-mortar location in the Brisbane CBD. That’s right – now you can swing by and sink your teeth into all sorts of cheesy goodness and even build your own hamper to impress company at home. more

Restaurants
Munch on golden goodness at Brisbane City’s 4Fingers Crispy Chicken
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Munch on golden goodness at Brisbane City’s 4Fingers Crispy Chicken

Chickens aren’t typically a migratory bird, but Brisbane City’s newest chicken-centric arrival has flown here straight from Singapore. 4Fingers Crispy Chicken is staking its claim in the local fried-chicken scene, opening up its second location just weeks after roosting at its Westfield Chermside flagship. There’s more to this eatery than meets the eye – 4Fingers is dishing up some of the finest free-range fried goodness you’re likely to devour as well as some Asian-inspired extras. more

Cafes
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The round-up: sample Brisbane’s most heart-stopping chocolate dishes

Ladies and gentlemen – the day we’ve all been waiting for is upon us. World Chocolate Day is finally here! On Friday July 7, people across the world will celebrate the sweetest treat to ever exist. To get into the spirit, we decided to find some of the most decadent chocolate-based desserts in Brisbane, because you can’t celebrate World Chocolate Day without some serious indulgence. We know, we’re real sweethearts but it’s our sweet teeth that you should be thanking. more

Recipes
Blow away the winter blues with a comforting old-school cheese toastie
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Blow away the winter blues with a comforting old-school cheese toastie

If you hadn’t noticed, it’s gotten a bit cold recently. Chilly weather begets cravings for comfort food, but its important not to settle for just any dish because it’s warm. If you are looking to jazz up your winter warmers, we suggest you start with the humble toasted sandwich. Chefs Eat Toasties Too by Darren Purchase is a great resource for anyone that wants to flex their culinary muscles but want to start small. This book can help you turn your grilled cheeses into gourmet, golden-crispy gob fillers, and you can’t go wrong with the old-school cheese toastie. Say goodbye to hunger and say goodbye to the winter chill – we’re moving to toastie town! more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 129 July 4
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 129 July 4

From whispers of plant-based eats to all-you-can-eat 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
Kenmore's The Single Guys goes plural with its new inner-city joint
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Kenmore’s The Single Guys goes plural with its new inner-city joint

If you’ve got a serious case of the weekday blues (it's a legitimate medical condition), we’ve got some great news that we think will help perk you up. Kenmore specialty coffee hub The Single Guys has opened its brand-new location on Charlotte Street in Brisbane City, offering its signature brand of on-point service and top-notch coffee. If you need an excuse to unchain yourself from your desk and get out of the office, the team at The Single Guys will be more than happy to ease your woes. more

Bars
Get crafty at brew-tiful northside newcomers The Bavarian and Tapworks Bar & Grill
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Get crafty at brew-tiful northside newcomers The Bavarian and Tapworks Bar & Grill

With all the hubbub surrounding last week’s launch of Westfield Chermside’s new food precinct, it can be hard to keep track of all the new arrivals calling the north side home. We don’t mean to make the task even harder, but the foodie fun hasn’t stopped – far from it. The Bavarian has turned on the taps at its new Chermside home, and alongside craft-beer specialists Tapworks Bar & Grill is making Westfield Chermside a veritable tipple paradise. The best way to refuel between shopping sprees is by blowing the froth off a cold one, and now you have two spots to do so in style.  more

Cafes
Sip in sophisticated surrounds at Brisbane City's The Silver Fox Wine Bar
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Sip in sophisticated surrounds at Brisbane City’s The Silver Fox Wine Bar

Sometimes the breakneck pace of the nine-to-five can have you feeling as if you’re going prematurely grey. If the hustle and bustle of the Brisbane’s CBD is threatening to turn you into a silver fox sooner than you’d like, we suggest capping off your weekly slog with a visit to the inner city’s newest haunt. The Silver Fox Wine Bar has quietly set up shop at the Botanic Gardens-end of Edward Street, offering a relaxed and comfortable space to unwind with a glass of wine in hand. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s best late-night dining spots
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best late-night dining spots

The sun set hours ago, most restaurants are closing but you still haven’t had dinner. A few years ago this situation would typically lead to some dire, regret-inducing fast food desperation, but no more. Now there are more and more eateries opening into the wee hours to ensure we never have to settle for something unsatisfactory. If your stomach is rumbling later than usual, cast your glance over this list of Brisbane’s best late-night dining spots to get your grub on after dark. more

Cafes
South Bank welcomes a bubbly pearl of a newcomer in Tapi
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South Bank welcomes a bubbly pearl of a newcomer in Tapi

If you haven’t tried bubble tea at least once in your life, well, you haven’t lived. The team behind South Bank’s bratwurst and iced-tea dispensary Pig & Kraut have brought a new concept south of the river in the form of Tapi – a kiosk that specialises in drinks done differently. Should you be struck by a craving for refreshing bubble tea, decadent milkshakes or energising coffee, we suggest renaming teatime to Tapi time. more