Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 233 July 30
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 233 July 30

From news of a sizzling Tropical-style bar and eatery coming to The Valley to a brand-new gnoccheria slated for South Bank, 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
A Thai-tanic arrival – Jumbo makes a sizeable splash in Brisbane City's dining scene
Food & Drink

A Thai-tanic arrival – Jumbo makes a sizeable splash in Brisbane City’s dining scene

Brisbane is currently in the midst of a Thai renaissance. The cuisine has long been popular as a neighbourhood takeout staple, but now the fare is becoming the focal point of an upscale dining revolution. Jumbo is the newest entrant vying for our tastebuds – a restaurant that is set to deliver a harmonious melding of culture and cuisine. Utilising the freshest locally sourced produce, sauces and curry pastes made in house, and fare served in a sense-enlivening restaurant setting, Jumbo is raising the standard of Thai food available in Brisbane. The restaurant officially opens to the public on Friday July 26, but we've got the first glimpse right here. more

Bars
Pre-flight feeds get elevated at new eatery and bar The Lord Lamington
Food & Drink

Pre-flight feeds get elevated at new eatery and bar The Lord Lamington

You've triple checked you've packed the essentials, you've delivered your luggage to the bag drop and you've made it through the security stop – now you've got nothing but time to kill before your flight. Typically now would be the time to nab a simple cheese toastie and a grab-and-go coffee before heading to the gate, but last week Brisbane Airport welcomed a new eatery that could very well be the go-to destination for pre-flight relaxation. The Lord Lamington is looking to break the stereotypes surrounding airport dining with its brand-new restaurant, cafe and bar hybrid located in the heart of Brisbane Airport's domestic terminal. Offering a menu of eats made from the best produce Queensland has to offer, The Lord Lamington is already making an incredible impression on travellers visiting from out of town and locals alike. more

Cafes
Rise and shine – Monocle Coffee brings specialty brews and super salads to Morningside
Food & Drink

Rise and shine – Monocle Coffee brings specialty brews and super salads to Morningside

Morningside locals woke up to the scent of fresh roasts last Wednesday when hospitality movers and shakers Venzin Group has unveiled its new coffee-oriented concept on Thynne Road. Specialising in gourmet pastries, specialty coffee and a rotating selection of boutique salads, Monocle Coffee is looking to elevate the basics – taking your morning sip to new heights and injecting some more flavour, colour and fun into your healthy grab-and-go lunches. more

Best of Brisbane
LONgTIME | Brisbane's ten best restaurants
Food & Drink

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

The past 16 months has seen Brisbane's restaurant scene boom in terms of its profile and standing amongst Australia's major cities. New restaurants opened, and several old favourites underwent significant shake-ups. This meant that the stage was set for the most anticipated EAT/drink Awards in recent memory, and our readers didn't disappoint. The 2019 EAT/drink Awards were some of the most hotly contested in the lifespan of the competition, and our marquee categories naturally drew a lot of attention. After an entire month of voting, the winners and runner-up venues have been announced, but there were many other fine establishments that still received an overwhelming amount of votes. This year we have a brilliant crop of culinary destinations comprising the upper echelon of Brisbane's Best Restaurant vote getters, so we figured we’d acknowledge the cream of the crop and list the ten… more

Food News
All of the best things to sip, snack and sample at James Street Food & Wine Trail’s Market Day
Food & Drink

All of the best things to sip, snack and sample at James Street Food & Wine Trail’s Market Day

We’re not ones to play favourites, but when it comes to the annual James Street Food & Wine Trail, our hearts really do belong to Market Day. Picture it – strolling down Brisbane’s most chic promenades while snacking and sampling bespoke bite-sized creations from its selection of award-winning eateries sounds pretty dreamy, right? Block out Sunday July 28 in your diary and prepare for the most elegant food coma of your life – here are ten eats you need to make room for on Market Day. more

Providore
The Weekend Series: five boutique Queensland honey brands to drizzle over everything
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: five boutique Queensland honey brands to drizzle over everything

By now, most of us are well aware of the plight of the bee. From widespread losses of bee colonies to underperforming Queens, it’s a conundrum that has stirred up plenty of conversation, controversy and calls for help. Indeed, the strong must protect the sweet, so we’ve rounded up five boutique Queensland honey brands that are not only supporting bees but also producing some mighty fine nectar perfect for winter indulgences. more


The Grocer
The makers of Ink Gin to release a distinctive new red-hued creation
Food & Drink

The makers of Ink Gin to release a distinctive new red-hued creation

Four years after releasing its famed deep-purple Ink Gin, Tumbulgum’s Husk Distillers will this week unveil the newest member of its colourful family – the vibrant-red Ink Sloe & Berry Gin. The distinctive new scarlet sip will be officially released at Husk’s recently opened distillery on Wednesday July 24, though you’ll want to be quick – it’s only a small batch and numbers are limited! more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 232 July 23
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 232 July 23

From news of a romantic industrial cocktail-garden oasis for Newstead and a forthcoming feast spotlighting sustainable meat, 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
Windsor welcomes smokin'-hot pitmaster's paradise Proof BBQ & Booze
Food & Drink

Windsor welcomes smokin’-hot pitmaster’s paradise Proof BBQ & Booze

Booze, barbecue and bang-on service – these are the three Bs that form Proof’s prime directive. The latest in Brisbane’s long line of stellar suburban bars is redefining public-house hospitality, luring in locals with a combination of good grub, good drink and good chat. If meat by the pound and whiskey by the drink sounds like your idea of a good time, follow the scent of wood smoke down Newmarket Road to Proof BBQ & Booze. more

Restaurants
Phat Boy brings tantalising Thai feasts to Brisbane Quarter
Food & Drink

Phat Boy brings tantalising Thai feasts to Brisbane Quarter

Alyssa Phadungkiat believes that we all have a cheeky child within us, one that emboldens us when we indulge. Debating going back for one more scoop, slice or mouthful? “Do it,” says the child. “It will be worth it,” they assure us. It’s this unseen but ever-present force within that has inspired Alyssa’s latest concept Phat Boy at Brisbane Quarter. Further bolstering her portfolio of Thai eateries, Phat Boy sees Alyssa and her team pushing the cuisine further forward, taking classic Thai flavours and elevating them to greater mouth-watering heights. Phat Boy officially opens today, Monday July 15, so if you’re looking for a spot to treat yourself (and the little greedy-guts within) to some guilt-free feasting, look for Phat Boy’s newly illuminated sign. more

Bars
Say hello to Fortitude Valley's newest public house Hotel Carrington
Food & Drink

Say hello to Fortitude Valley’s newest public house Hotel Carrington

It's no easy task taking not one, but three heritage-listed tenancies in the heart of The Valley and turning them into a cohesive hospo hub with mass appeal. That said, if anyone has the savvy saloon know-how and public-house nous to pull it off, it's the crew behind The Montague Hotel in West End. Peter Stark and his tavern-trained team have just opened Hotel Carrington – the anticipated pub situated on the corner of Wickham and Gipps Street. This isn't your regular pub – Hotel Carrington's spruced-up interior is home to two beer gardens, a sports bar, on-site bottle shop and a kitchen pumping out a greatest hits of Mod Oz eats. more

Best of Brisbane
Corella | Best restaurants in Woolloongabba | The Weekend Edition
Food & Drink

The round-up: where to find the best restaurants in Woolloongabba

A few minutes beyond the boundaries of Brisbane's cultural epicentre South Bank and a hop over the Story Bridge from Fortitude Valley sits an inner-south suburb that is home to some of Brisbane's best dining destinations. Woolloongabba has long been an underrated area for top-notch nosh, but Brisbane's best kept secret isn't staying low-key for long. From within the shadow of The Gabba to the suburb's back streets, several restaurants are thriving. If you're looking to expand your culinary horizons, have a gander at our list of some of the best restaurants in Woolloongabba. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 231 July 16
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 231 July 16

From news of Brisbane City's new upscale Thai restaurant to a rough-and-tumble music venue for The Valley, 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

Food News
Fine dining on a dime – feast on Vintaged Bar + Grill’s $29 winter lunch menu
Food & Drink

Fine dining on a dime – feast on Vintaged Bar + Grill’s $29 winter lunch menu

Let’s be honest for a second – in this day and age, finding a decent sit-down meal for under $30 seems damn near impossible. Whether you’re getting dealt tiny portions or trying to navigate convoluted deals, the good old-fashioned lunch special just isn’t what it used to be … unless you’re paying a visit to Vintaged Bar + Grill. You read that correctly – the Hilton Brisbane’s esteemed dining institution might be the last place you would think to go sniffing for a bargain, but this is one deal you’re going to want to make time for. more

Restaurants
Sydney yum cha icon Phoenix spearheads Brisbane Quarter's second culinary wave
Food & Drink

Sydney yum cha icon Phoenix spearheads Brisbane Quarter’s second culinary wave

Just under a year on from the landmark openings of Persone and Heritij, George Street’s luxury dining precinct Brisbane Quarter has welcomed a brand-new tenant in the form of yum cha specialist Phoenix. The eye-catching eatery is the first Brisbane location for the Sydney-born Chinese restaurant group, which already boasts four popular destinations across New South Wales. Officially opening to the public tonight, Thursday July 11, the cross-state operation is giving Brisbane diners a taste of Phoenix’s renowned menu – filled with yum cha delicacies as well as a sizeable menu of contemporary Chinese dishes. more

Bars
Frothin' the suburbs – The Woods touches down in Mitchelton
Food & Drink

Frothin’ the suburbs – The Woods touches down in Mitchelton

When The Mill on Constance team announced the closure of its beloved Fortitude Valley boozer in June, craft-beer lovers across town mourned. The taps had only been dry for mere weeks before word started to spread in beery circles of a new oasis from The Mill crew, this time taking shape in Brisbane’s northwestern suburbs. Last weekend grief turned to full-blown gaiety as The Woods officially arrived on Mitchelton’s Blackwood Street strip, showing off an amalgam of a well-curated selection of the country’s finest brews, a cosily casual atmosphere and an approachable all-day menu of morsels. more