Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 218 April 16
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 218 April 16

From whispers of Gerard's Bistro's new executive chef to a wine bar for Racecourse Road, 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
Little Valley | What's open over the Easter long weekend
Food & Drink

The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend

While it's perfectly acceptable to eat chocolate for four days straight over Easter, we know that between the Lindt bunnies and Cadbury Creme Eggs you're going to need some real food and drink. Thankfully you don’t need to go on hunt to find places open over the 2019 Easter long weekend – you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a (very) comprehensive list of places that will be trading from Good Friday to Easter Monday, from coffee spots to restaurants and everything in between. more

Bars
El Matador brings a true Spanish tapas experience to Burnett Lane
Food & Drink

El Matador brings a true Spanish tapas experience to Burnett Lane

Much like a bull seeing red, when we see a menu full of mouth-watering tapas we’re liable to lose our minds. The skilful culinary maestros at Burnett Lane’s newly open tapas bar El Matador are capable of working us into a feasting frenzy with a potent procession of pintxos, banderillas and conservas, and with a formidable selection of drinks to boot, El Matador scores a resounding ¡Olé! from us. El Matador officially opens its doors today, Thursday April 11, cementing Burnett Lane as Brisbane’s hottest night-time strip. more

Restaurants
Salt Meats Cheese brings room-service pizza and street-side vibes to South Bank
Food & Drink

Salt Meats Cheese brings room-service pizza and street-side vibes to South Bank

It’s impossible to fathom a time where we’d tire of eating pizza or pasta, which is good because thanks to Salt Meats Cheese we’ll never be in short supply. The popular Sydney-born Italian eatery concept has been steadily cementing its foothold in Queensland since the 2015 opening of its Gold Coast location. The next phase of Salt Meats Cheese’s expansion has brought it to South Bank, where it is partnering up with Accor to open its newest dining spot at the base of Mantra on Grey Street. Officially opening today, Tuesday April 9, Salt Meats Cheese South Bank will deliver its signature relaxed fare and atmosphere, as well as some fabulous offerings for Mantra’s lucky guests. more

Cafes
Grab a hug in a mug from Newstead's Masters St. Coffee
Food & Drink

Grab a hug in a mug from Newstead’s Masters St. Coffee

There’s never been a better time to be a coffee lover in Newstead. The area is booming with a bevy of specialty options, and the newest face on the scene is bringing its own wholesome spin to the mix. Masters St. Coffee is opening today, Friday April 5, and is injecting a leisurely vibe into the caffeinated heart of the bustling suburb. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: sharpen your sweet tooth with these Easter-themed treats
Food & Drink

The round-up: sharpen your sweet tooth with these Easter-themed treats

Before the month is out, we’ll all be inundated with chocolate goodies of varying shapes and sizes. Yes, Easter time is here, and that means it’s time to start deciding what kinds of treats you’ll be buying as gifts, and which ones will be kept for your own consumption. We don’t want to knock the mass-produced eggs and bunnies – they’re great – but seeing as we’re committed to indulging properly, we’d prefer to splash out on the artisan sweets. If you agree, then you’ll get a kick out of the varied Easter treats available around Brisbane this year. more

Coffee
Ditch your old pantry brew for Coffee Supreme's high-end instant alternative
Food & Drink

Ditch your old pantry brew for Coffee Supreme’s high-end instant alternative

What is the best coffee when you can’t have the best coffee? We can all relate to those instances when you’re caught needing a caffeine fix but can’t access a barista brew. The bitter instant coffee that has been sitting in the pantry for a year isn’t all that appealing, but it’s your only option. Stress no more – the supplier behind our favourite brews around Brisbane such as Nodo, Scout and Reverends Fine Coffee are changing the game. Coffee Supreme is launching a high-end instant coffee, so you can get a little taste of the boutique roaster’s goods (but not as you know it) from wherever you are. more


Bars
Mr Percival's | What's open ANZAC Day | The Weekend Edition
Food & Drink

The round-up: what’s open on ANZAC Day 2019

After fallout of the hectic Easter long-weekend festivities, it’s easy to forget that we have another public holiday right around the corner. ANZAC Day is here, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly. Whether you are choosing to join in on the commemorative events or spending the day with family and friends, it’s handy to know that there are places around town that will be open and trading throughout the day. If you predict a post-march coffee outing or are in need of an ANZAC Day lunch spot, use our handy list to see what’s open. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 217 April 9
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 217 April 9

From whispers of brand-new laneway tapas bars and riverside burger joints, 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
Forget your woes at brand-new inner-city boozer Death & Taxes
Food & Drink

Forget your woes at brand-new inner-city boozer Death & Taxes

The only two certainties in life are death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin’s famous idiom hasn’t lost any poignancy in the centuries since its original penning, but our methods of coping with life’s uncomfortable truths have evolved. Enter Death & Taxes, the brand-new bar from cocktail kingpin Martin Lange. Along with his wife Wiebke and long-time friends Blake and Belle Ward, Martin has brought his acclaimed style of hospitality to Brisbane City, taking over a bunker in Burnett Lane and transforming it into a moody oasis. Although the weight of the world might rest on your shoulders, ensconced behind Death & Taxes’ blackout curtains you'll be able to shed stress one perfectly made cocktail at a time. more

Restaurants
Polpetta at The Fantauzzo brings rustic Italian to Howard Smith Wharves
Food & Drink

Polpetta at The Fantauzzo brings rustic Italian to Howard Smith Wharves

Last week we brought you news of the opening of the latest addition to the Art Series Hotels portfolio – the stunning boutique hotel The Fantauzzo. With all eyes drawn to the accommodation destination’s lavish interiors and amenities, the hotel’s on-site restaurant Polpetta managed to open with little fanfare. We're not going to let it slip under the radar, though – Polpetta’s authentic Italian offering is too hard to ignore. With a robust menu developed in collaboration with notable chef, Polpetta is the perfect culinary complement to The Fantauzzo’s visual feast. more

Restaurants
Carbonara, calzone and chorizo – Everton Park’s Mozzarella Cucina has got the lot
Food & Drink

Carbonara, calzone and chorizo – Everton Park’s Mozzarella Cucina has got the lot

While we wait eagerly for Everton Plaza’s dining precinct to finish construction, the suburb’s foodie scene refuses to sit still. Mozzarella Cucina is the newest eatery to pop up in the area, opening on the corner of the busy intersection of South Pine Road and Stafford Road. Under the watchful eye of ancient Roman-inspired murals, diners are flocking to sample the eatery’s menu, which is stacked with a host of flavoursome classics. more

Restaurants
Pawpaw Asian Kitchen | Brisbane's best Thai | The Weekend Edition
Food & Drink

The round-up: tantalise your tastebuds at Brisbane’s best Thai restaurants

Any cuisine that can plate up fiery curries, saucy noodle dishes and zesty salads has our immediate vote, so you can only imagine how much we love Thai cuisine. Give it to us takeaway, or sit us down for a dine-in experience – either way we’re always ready to take on some Thai. Brisbane is flush with incredible Thai eateries, from flash restaurants to hole-in-the-wall neighbourhood joints. Everyone has their preferred spot, but we’ve endeavoured to collate as many as we can into a list of what we hear is the best. If you’re reading this on an empty stomach, be prepared to pick up an unshakable craving for Thai right about now … more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 216 April 2
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 216 April 2

From whispers of a decadent cannoli pop-up to a potential new inner-city laneway, 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

Casual Dining
Iconic Japanese noodle chain Ramen Danbo opens its first Brisbane location
Food & Drink

Iconic Japanese noodle chain Ramen Danbo opens its first Brisbane location

Big news for fans of a juicy nood – famed Japanese ramen institution Ramen Danbo has made its way to Brisbane. After conquering the Gold Coast, Ramen Danbo is set to woo our tastebuds with its signature full-bodied tonkotsu-style ramen. Ramen Danbo is officially opening in South Brisbane today, Thursday March 28, and is already shaping up to be a must-try addition for lovers of creamy broth, locally sourced pork and artisan noodles. more

Bars
The Grand on Stanley brings 1920s vibes and classic cocktails to Woolloongabba
Food & Drink

The Grand on Stanley brings 1920s vibes and classic cocktails to Woolloongabba

Fans of intimate Woolloongabba speakeasy Padre were crestfallen when the watering hole closed its doors, but those of you pining for someone to take over the space now have reason to cheer. An enterprising duo consisting of Joe Evans and Lucas Walmsley have taken over the space, overhauling the cosy haunt’s interior to create The Grand on Stanley, which officially opened last Saturday March 23. more