Treats
Holey smokes! Doughnut Time is back with four new stores
Food & Drink

Holey smokes! Doughnut Time is back with four new stores

Doughnut Time’s shocking collapse left many stunned in its aftermath. Out of nowhere we were stricken by the sudden absence of the brand’s delightfully sweet treats, which had become a nation-wide phenomenon seemingly overnight. Enterprising gent Pete Andros couldn’t sit idly by and let a good thing fade away so quickly – not when hordes of doughnut lovers were left wanting. Pete has picked up the Doughnut Time baton, rejuvenating the brand and relaunching it with four new stores across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, complete with a collection of classic Doughnut Time flavours and some inventive additions. more

The Grocer
Clean eating made convenient – Nourish’d delivers hearty and healthy meals straight to your door
Food & Drink

Clean eating made convenient – Nourish’d delivers hearty and healthy meals straight to your door

Let’s be honest – in our extremely time-poor society, the struggle to eat well can be extremely real. For those willing to sacrifice half of a precious Sunday to meal prep, we salute you – but the rest of us would like something a little more convenient, thank you very much. If you’ve been looking for a speedy solution to your mealtime woes, the answer is here – Nourish’d has got your back with a whopping range of hearty, healthy and ready-to-eat meals delivered straight to your door. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 201 December 4
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 201 December 4

From whispers of intimate ten-seater restaurants to new yakitori bars, 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
West End icon The Boundary Hotel reopens after a modern rejuvenation
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West End icon The Boundary Hotel reopens after a modern rejuvenation

Never Been Kissed, She’s All That, Grease, Clueless. These classic movies have one thing in common – they all feature a stunning makeover moment. We’re suckers for a head-to-toe overhaul, which is why we’ve been champing at the bit to get a look at The Boundary Hotel’s new look. The storied boozer has been undergoing a modernisation of sorts in recent months, and now the pub is officially opening its doors to the public today, Thursday November 29. From a brand-new rooftop bar to a hot-to-trot pizzeria, The Boundary Hotel’s new amenities are looking to invigorate the venue’s appeal without sacrificing the honest vibes that made it a West End staple for more than a century. more

Cafes
Go nuts for doughnuts – nodo brings its coveted treats and brilliant brunch to Camp Hill
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Go nuts for doughnuts – nodo brings its coveted treats and brilliant brunch to Camp Hill

From buzz-worthy gluten-free doughnut stall to Brisbane’s best cafe, the nodo story is one for the ages. Over four years, Kate Williams has nurtured and grown nodo into the heralded institution we’re all familiar with – perennially popular and effortlessly cool. nodo’s long-awaited new locale at the Camp Hill Marketplace opened this week, pairing its menu of colourful and inspired brunch eats (and its wildly popular array of gluten-free doughnuts, of course) with an airy open-plan cafe space in the heart of one of Brisbane’s most rapidly evolving suburbs. more

Bars
Camp Hill celebrates the opening of wine maison The Old Seven
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Camp Hill celebrates the opening of wine maison The Old Seven

There is a long list of reasons to fall in love with France, but we’d have to put its abundance of world-class wines right at the top. Come to think of it, we’d say the same for Spain and Italy too. In fantastic news for local oenophiles, a curated selection of continental European wine (as well as a swag of cheese and smallgoods) is being showcased at Camp Hill’s new wine bar The Old Seven. This charming European-inspired locale opened officially this week, unveiling its selection of worldly wines, fancy fromage and intimate vintage atmosphere. more

Bars
The round-up: farewell the year that was at Brisbane's best New Year’s Eve soirees
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The round-up: farewell the year that was at Brisbane’s best New Year’s Eve soirees

Is it just us, or has it felt like 2018 has only been going for a fortnight? Although the passage of time is pretty scary, the end of the year gives us plenty of great opportunities to party like there's no tomorrow. New Year’s Eve is always a cause for celebration – a night of endings and beginnings, so you really should get it right. If you are looking to paint the town red on the evening of December 31, have a squiz at this handy list of Brisbane’s must-attend parties and ring in 2019 in style. more

Bars
Howard Smith Wharves unveils impressive riverside brewery Felons Brewing Co.
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Howard Smith Wharves unveils impressive riverside brewery Felons Brewing Co.

When it comes to Brisbane’s settlement history, the names Phamphlett, Parsons, Finnegan and Thompson don’t carry as much weight as John Oxley, but their story is incredibly significant to Brisbane’s founding nonetheless. These four escaped convicts are credited as the first white settlers to encounter the Brisbane River in the early 1800s, and their inadvertent journey north led to the founding of our city. This unheralded aspect of Brisbane’s genesis formed the conceptual inspiration for Felons Brewing Co. – a centrepiece tenant of the Howard Smith Wharves precinct. Open today, Friday November 23, the impressive waterfront locale is part architectural delight and part bastion of contemporary brewing – a sublimely executed drinking and dining destination that celebrates Brisbane’s natural splendour. more


Recipes
The Weekend Series: move over cob – muffuletta is your new breadst friend
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The Weekend Series: move over cob – muffuletta is your new breadst friend

While the humble cob loaf has enjoyed a renaissance this year, it’s time to make room for a new bread-based hero. We’re calling it right now – 2019 is set to be the year that the muffuletta takes over Australia. Originally created in New Orleans, this multi-layered meaty delight has recently had a taste in the Australian spotlight thanks to Sydney’s A1 Canteen – and we’re ready to get on board. Sharing its name with the bread on which it’s made, the muffuletta is traditionally crammed with salami, ham, mortadella, Swiss cheese, provolone and (deep breath) a marinated olive salad. While this combination is legendary, we’ve tracked down five muffuletta variations that will have you kissing the tips of your fingers like an old-timey cartoon chef. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 200 November 27
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 200 November 27

From whispers of an iconic pub's return to a neighbourhood rooftop 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
New lease on life – Alfred & Constance scores new ownership
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New lease on life – Alfred & Constance scores new ownership

In the wake of the collapse of Damian Griffiths' hospitality empire, much discussion has surrounded what would become of his popular Fortitude Valley locales – especially beloved haunt Alfred & Constance. After months of reduced activity, the corner venue has officially changed hands from receivers to hospitality veterans RMS Group, signalling a new phase for the bar, which will undergo an evolution over the next 12 months. For now, Alfred & Constance is officially back open six nights a week with a new menu, a spruced-up interior and the same energetic atmosphere punters know and love. more

Restaurants
Ancestry meets modernity – pan-Asian restaurant Tai Tai opens in South Bank
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Ancestry meets modernity – pan-Asian restaurant Tai Tai opens in South Bank

Mantle Hospitality Group already boasts a plethora of well-received dining concepts in its portfolio, but its latest addition might be the operation’s most personal eatery yet. Quietly opening earlier this week, Mantle Group’s Tai Tai is the newest eatery to join South Bank’s percolating dining scene – a restaurant immersed in ancestral history, traditional Chinese and South East Asian influences and an abundance of diverse flavours. more

Bars
Hidden hip-hop bar Next Episode opens on Fish Lane
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Hidden hip-hop bar Next Episode opens on Fish Lane

Regardless of whether you prefer Biggie or 2Pac, rep NWA or the Wu-Tang Clan, jam out to old-school hits or the new flavour, Brisbane hip-hop lovers of all kinds now have a watering hole to call their own. Tucked away in the back streets of South Brisbane, Next Episode is a secretive speakeasy that must be found before it can be enjoyed. It’s a bit tricky to find, but once you spot the neon signage and punch in the entry code, you’ll be free to enjoy house-party vibes, specialty cocktails and the greatest hip-hop hits spinning all night. more

Restaurants
Salivate over the steaks at Newstead’s Florentine Italian Grill and Wine Room
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Salivate over the steaks at Newstead’s Florentine Italian Grill and Wine Room

In Brisbane, the name Gianni Greghini is synonymous with authentic Italian cuisine. As the head honcho behind Hamilton’s Gusto da Gianni and Newstead’s Gianni’s Kitchen, the man is responsible for delivering delicious concepts imbued with pure Italian flair. Gianni’s newest restaurant takes tastebuds to the heart of Tuscany, where steak lovers around the world worship the sacred culinary art of bistecca alla Fiorentina. Florentine Italian Grill and Wine Room pairs the authentic bistecca experience with rustic enoteca vibes, serving up a menu imbued with irresistible meaty magnetism. 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

Bars
Save room for sweets – The Stand is now serving dessert and drinks at California Lane
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Save room for sweets – The Stand is now serving dessert and drinks at California Lane

We’ve paced past the mint-green and pink entryway to California Lane so many times now it’s becoming weird, but we can’t help it. Ever since we heard The Stand was bringing deconstructed desserts and cocktails to Fortitude Valley’s newest laneway, we figured we’d need to stop in and sample straight away. The colourful and charming corner nook has finally opened at the perfect time – just before summer sends us seeking shade, sweet treats and cool drinks. more

Bakeries
Brioche, brunch and beyond  – Montrachet’s King Street Bakery opens its doors
Food & Drink

Brioche, brunch and beyond – Montrachet’s King Street Bakery opens its doors

Not merely content with establishing Montrachet’s Bowen Hills location as one of the go-to restaurants on the King Street strip, Shannon and Clare Kellam are also solidifying Montrachet’s reputation for top-tier baked goods. The duo recently closed the restaurant’s popular boulangerie with an eye towards opening a comprehensive bakery operation down the road and this week the restaurant’s new Parisian-inspired offspring has opened. Don’t expect to find your average pastries here – King Street Bakery’s skilled team is looking to set a new standard that’s second to none. more

The Grocer
The Weekend Series: splash out this Christmas with five boozy advent calendars
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The Weekend Series: splash out this Christmas with five boozy advent calendars

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me... an advent calendar that was a little bit boozy! Before long we’ll be counting down the days to Christmas, but while everyone else is looking for your run-of-the-mill chocolate-filled advent calendars, we’ve got our eye on some boxes packed with a little bit more Christmas ‘sprit’. Alcohol advent calendars are all the range this year, with types to suit any kind of drinker. If you’re a gin giver, beer hound or whisky lover, we’re sure you’ll love one of these five festive advent calendars. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 199 November 20
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 199 November 20

From whispers of Alejandro Cancino's new project to a heritage steakhouse, 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