Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 449 March 12
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 449 March 12

From news of a new Wishart cafe serving rosti Benedicts and really big brekkies to Coorparoo's cosy wine bar, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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
It's tequila time – Gold Coast icon Mexicali has opened a striking new rooftop bar and taqueria in Bulimba
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It’s tequila time – Gold Coast icon Mexicali has opened a striking new rooftop bar and taqueria in Bulimba

If you took a survey of Brisbane foodies and asked them which Gold Coast restaurant or bar they'd most love to see expand to Brisbane, there's a high chance Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria would rank at the top. The widely beloved coastal Mexican-inspired hot spot has long been a buzzing nexus for Nobby Beach noshers, and now the taco-tossing outfit has come to north. Last week Mexicali celebrated the opening of its new Bulimba location – a colourful rooftop bar and eatery serving bang-on Baja-style fish tacos, exquisite elotes and a range of mighty fine margs. Take a look inside ... more

Bars
Pavement Whispers: Snug, a cosy cafe and wine bar with Korean inspirations, is opening soon in Coorparoo
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Pavement Whispers: Snug, a cosy cafe and wine bar with Korean inspirations, is opening soon in Coorparoo

Coorparoo's culinary renaissance is set to continue with the arrival of Snug, a cafe and wine bar concept from two hospitality wunderkinds. Chefs Leaham Claydon and Jianne Jeoung have snagged a cosy space in the suburb's leafy heart, which they are transforming into a go-to spot for coffee (from ST ALi), light brunch, vino and snacks. There are even plans to add a wine store into the mix further down the line! The intimate haunt is on track to open before the end of March – here's what we know ... more

Food News
Westholme Wagyu is bringing its sought-after steaks to Brisbane with a new supper-club series
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Westholme Wagyu is bringing its sought-after steaks to Brisbane with a new supper-club series

Established in 1824, Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) has garnered icon status in Australian culinary circles for fine cuts of Australian beef. This month, AACo's Westholme Wagyu, from the legacy rangelands of northern Australia, is launching a new supper-club series in collaboration with the local restaurants Rich & Rare, Gerard’s and Pilloni. The three-night event invites carnivores to sample and savour the premium wagyu, prepared by Brisbane’s leading names in food. more

Treats
Try oyster ice-cream and other wild flavours at this free pop-up ice-cream parlour
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Try oyster ice-cream and other wild flavours at this free pop-up ice-cream parlour

An ice-cream van serving free scoops is rolling into Queen Street this Friday and Saturday, taking taste buds on a wild adventure to places they have (most probably) never been before. With flavours ranging from lemony oyster to sweet garlic and meat-infused charcuterie, it’s safe to say this pop-up ice-cream parlour is far from your regular scoop-slinger. But rest assured, there’s a method to the madness. more

Bars
South Brisbane's new British-style gastropub The Rose & Crown is now serving cask beer and Sunday roasts
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South Brisbane’s new British-style gastropub The Rose & Crown is now serving cask beer and Sunday roasts

Brisbane’s pub scene is evolving to start 2024, with a number of independent operators looking to inject a bit of energy into The City’s schooner-sloshing sphere. A seasoned publican has just tapped the kegs at The Rose & Crown in South Brisbane, a two-level British-inspired gastropub that’s serving traditional cask beers (alongside pints of the best Guinness you’ll taste outside of Ireland), as well as a taste of London via pub staples like beer-battered fish and chips, Scotch eggs and, of course, a classic Sunday roast. more

Food News
The round-up: the best spots for high tea in Brisbane
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The round-up: the best spots for high tea in Brisbane

Few dining options offer an unrivalled afternoon of elegance quite like a high tea. Processions of petit fours, flocks of finger sandwiches and bottomless tea – grazing, sipping and celebrating comes easy. We’ve rounded up the best high tea services across Brisbane, boasting beautiful venues, decadent bites and even bottles of bubbles. Here's where to indulge in this oh-so-posh pastime. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 448 March 5
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 448 March 5

From news of a plant-based patisserie opening soon in South Brisbane to a new location for one of Brisbane's best Korean fried chicken concepts, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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
The round-up: what's open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend

Our favourite holiday for feasting is finally upon us! While most of our diets will be made up of chocolate and hot cross buns (no judgement here), you may be on the lookout for some places that are staying open this Easter long weekend to keep you well-nourished and well-hydrated ... after all, it’s all about balance. There’s a spectacular selection of cafes, bars and restaurants open this Easter ensuring we stay full and fuelled all weekend long. Take a peek at our extensive list … more

Cafes
Salisbury coffee haven Supernumerary unveils its new supersized roastery cafe
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Salisbury coffee haven Supernumerary unveils its new supersized roastery cafe

One of Brisbane's best coffee spots has gotten a lot bigger. Supernumerary Coffee in Salisbury recently celebrated the opening of its brand-new location inside a cavernous industrial-style warehouse space on Toohey Road. Now housing a shiny new coffee bar, a kitchen pumping out a tight range of breakfast classics, and its own roasting and production space, Supernumerary 2.0 proves that it's okay to think big. more

Casual Dining
Kor Dak, a skewer-slinging market favourite, has opened its street-food eatery in West End
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Kor Dak, a skewer-slinging market favourite, has opened its street-food eatery in West End

From barbecue to fried chicken, Korean food has long been a popular fixture in Brisbane's culinary melting pot. Now it seems Korean street-food is about to have a moment. Kor Dak – a cult-favourite market stall specialising in jumbo-sized grilled chicken skewers – has evolved. It has just opened its own bricks-and-mortar eatery in West End, expanding its offering to include all kinds of Korean-style street eats, from tteokbokki and kimbap to Korean-style corn dogs, fish cakes, mandu and more. Take a peek inside ... more

Restaurants
Sue's Burgers & Shakes unveils its new retro-inspired diner at South City Square
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Sue’s Burgers & Shakes unveils its new retro-inspired diner at South City Square

Last week, the crew behind Sue's Burgers & Shakes cut the ribbon on its second throwback-style diner. Naturally, burger-loving locals turned out in droves. But it's not just Sue's menu of mouth-watering two-handers that folks frothed over – they went crazy for Malteser-infused thickshakes, poutine fries, Southern-style fried-chicken bites and oozy Philly cheesesteaks. It's all available in a vibrantly coloured, neon-lit space in the heart of South City Square in Woolloongabba. Put it on your list to try this weekend. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 447 February 27
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 447 February 27

From news of a fresh Fairfield coffee spot from an up-and-coming cafe crew to the chef bringing a creative spin to the offering at Luckies Kitchen, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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

Bakeries
Doughcraft's new inner-city expansion is a bakery, deli and aperitivo bar all in one
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Doughcraft’s new inner-city expansion is a bakery, deli and aperitivo bar all in one

With its brand-new inner-city location on Mary Street, pastry-making powerhouse Doughcraft has not only expanded, but evolved. The Albion-born concept is still pumping out baked goods that fuse French and Italian inspirations, but now the crew is branching into aperitivo hour – serving primo paninis, stacked meat and cheese boards, rosemary-infused negronis and Corsican wines on Thursday and Friday evenings. more

Restaurants
South Brisbane newcomer Kinara is dishing up contemporary takes on India's regional specialties
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South Brisbane newcomer Kinara is dishing up contemporary takes on India’s regional specialties

As Australia's infatuation with Indian cuisine continues to deepen, many local restaurants are electing to expand their offering far beyond the usual array of madras, korma and rogan josh. Kinara Restaurant in South Brisbane is one such eatery that is looking to introduce Brisbane diners to a broader spectrum of India's regional specialties, from Rajasthani laal mass and Goan fish curry to pork vindaloo and nihari goat. Skip the butter chicken – Kinara has some equally delicious specialties you must try. more

Events
Fish Lane teams up with Espolòn Tequila for month-long marg fest, March into Margarita
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Fish Lane teams up with Espolòn Tequila for month-long marg fest, March into Margarita

Following on from the runaway success of Rosé Revolution and its negroni week celebrations, the Fish Lane Arts Precinct is once again bringing together its collection of venues to celebrate another beloved libation – the margarita – for a month-long party. March into Margarita will see the laneways bars and restaurants shaking up a signature riff on the staple cocktail, while some venues will be taking things up a notch with their own tequila-soaked soirees. more