Bars
Pavement Whispers: elevated gastropub Portside Social to lead Portside Wharf's next wave of openings
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Pavement Whispers: elevated gastropub Portside Social to lead Portside Wharf’s next wave of openings

After a huge 2023, Hamilton's resurgent riverside lifestyle hub Portside Wharf is set to carry momentum into 2024 with a brand-new retailer incentive program bringing more fresh blood to the precinct. In June, the team behind Newstead Social will open another pub-style concept at Portside Wharf, one serving schnitties, steaks, burgers, ice-cold beers and colourful cocktails. Here's what we know ... more

Food News
Joe’s Deli applies its clean ’n’ fresh approach to beer with new canned range
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Joe’s Deli applies its clean ’n’ fresh approach to beer with new canned range

Joe's Deli's loaded line-up of sangas, subs and classic deli detailing has gained fans from Brisbane to Broadbeach. Now, Joe's Deli devotees can wash down their order with a new range of canned beers – we're talking lagers, pale ales and ginger beers. To toast to these new brews, Joe’s has dropped a post-5:00 pm menu of dinner sandwiches. That’s your next knock-off drinks sorted. more

Best of Brisbane
Anita Gelato | Brisbane's best gelato and ice-cream
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The round-up: get a sublime scoop at Brisbane’s best gelato and ice-cream spots

When the temperatures rise and air-conditioning units activate all over Brisbane, it's safe to assume that gelato weather has arrived. This summer has been particularly scorching, so it's only fair that we treat ourselves to some ultra-cold, creamy and delicious ice-cream to help us cope. Brisbane has a great selection of gelaterias and ice-cream parlours across town. If you're keen to brave the heat to get your fix of gelato or ice-cream, be sure to equip yourself with knowledge before hand. This is our list of Brisbane's best! more

Food News
Sober curious? Meet Brookie’s new alcohol-free premixes
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Sober curious? Meet Brookie’s new alcohol-free premixes

Byron Bay-based distillery Brookies has been quenching Australia with its premium range of spirits for decades. Its latest beverage launch offers the same smooth flavours and luxe sip – but this time without the alcohol. Brookie’s Free Spirited is the latest non-alcoholic premix that’s ready to add balance to your drinking repertoire. more

Food News
Settimo
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Famiglia feasts and free cannoli – celebrate Settimo’s first birthday with chef Guy Grossi

While some people shy away from birthday celebrations, we believe that every lap around the sun should be celebrated. Lucky for us, Guy Grossi shares that belief. Friday February 23 marks one year since the renowned chef opened his Amalfi-inspired restaurant Settimo at The Westin Brisbane. Guy is heading to Brisbane to mark the occasion and, together with Settimo's award-winning head chef Alessandro Pizzolato, has planned a five-day celebration for all to enjoy. These Italians sure know how to party. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 445 February 13
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 445 February 13

From news of a new tandem at the helm of one of the Scenic Rim's best restaurants to the scoop on two new West End hotspots, 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

Restaurants
At Chalong, Chapel Hill's new Thai and Southeast Asian eatery, every meal is a cause for celebration
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At Chalong, Chapel Hill’s new Thai and Southeast Asian eatery, every meal is a cause for celebration

Today, over in a cosy Chapel Hill shopping strip, two Thai expats are opening a restaurant dedicated to showcasing a modern interpretation of Thai and Southeast Asian delights. At Chalong, serves of fried turmeric cuttlefish, grilled marinated chicken skewers and Phuket-style soy-braised pork belly fill tables, while the bar dispenses ambrosial cocktails infused with Thai rum and aromatic ingredients. Take a peek inside ... more


Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Gum Bistro, a neighbourhood eatery from a talented somm-chef tandem, is coming to West End
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Pavement Whispers: Gum Bistro, a neighbourhood eatery from a talented somm-chef tandem, is coming to West End

West End's evolution into Brisbane's go-to hub for casual dining continues to start 2024, with the news that the recently closed Pasta Club space will soon be home to new neighbourhood nosh spot, Gum Bistro. Here, Queensland produce will shine alongside a wine list stocked from top to bottom with absolute belters. Read on to find out what we know ... more

Food News
Bu Deli
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Renowned restaurateur Simon Gloftis launches Bu Deli, a boutique vegan butter giving the real deal a run for its money

When it comes to plant-based alternatives, the food industry has come a long way. Vegans are not often left wanting, but there are some substitutes that just don’t cut it. For Claire Beard, there was a gaping hole in her heart for one craving in particular – croissants. For without blocks of creamy, cultured European-style butter, it’s impossible to recreate that layered, puffy, flaky, buttery, golden-brown pastry perfection … right? Claire was determined to prove that theory wrong. more

Bars
Pavement Whispers: Burleigh Heads institution Justin Lane is opening a Brisbane location in The Valley
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Pavement Whispers: Burleigh Heads institution Justin Lane is opening a Brisbane location in The Valley

A once-buzzing corner of Fortitude Valley's entertainment precinct is set to come alive again later this year. The old Alfred & Constance site will soon be reborn as the Brisbane outpost of popular Burleigh pizza, pasta and party palace, Justin Lane. It'll boast a 200-person dining space, an underground cocktail spot, a coffee slinger and a brand-new rooftop bar. Here's what we know so far ... more

Events
Altos Tequila is giving away 20,000 margs this month – so consider your next round sorted
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Altos Tequila is giving away 20,000 margs this month – so consider your next round sorted

It’s no coincidence that the marvellous margarita shares its month with the day of love. There’s simply nothing more romantic than the tastebud titillating and salty-sour seduction of this cult cocktail. In honour of our mezcal muse, Altos Tequila is shouting 20,000 margaritas at bars across the country this month. They’ve even thrown in a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mexico so one-lucky marg maestro can experience the motherland of tequila. Keep reading to find out how … more

Restaurants
Rosalie's Lulu Ramen is a new contender for Brisbane's best broth merchant
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Rosalie’s Lulu Ramen is a new contender for Brisbane’s best broth merchant

Aside from being incredibly satisfying from first sip to last slurp, the best thing about ramen is its versatility. Between broth style, toppings and noodle texture, a pitch-perfect bowl is usually merely up to preference. That said, when it comes to ramen, some tastes are more widely catered for. Lulu Ramen, Rosalie's brand-new soup spot is specialising in chicken-based ramen, ladling out bowl after bowl of rich and nourishing broth alongside sides and drinks. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: celebrate margarita month in style by knocking back some of Brisbane's best
Food & Drink

The round-up: celebrate margarita month in style by knocking back some of Brisbane’s best

The margarita – the cocktail so nice there's a whole month dedicated to it. Margarita Month is officially underway, and with it being the last month of summer, what better time to make sure you've ticked Brisbane's best margarita spots off your must-try list. We've rounded-up a selection of Brisbane tin shakers that make a mean marg – from the salt-rimmed wonders to tongue-tingling Tommy's and beyond ... more

Bars
Etna | Brisbane's best pizza
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The round-up: savour a slice or two from Brisbane’s best pizza joints

No meal is as versatile as pizza – it can cater to nearly any diet and taste and is easily made at home. Meat, cheese, sauce, vegetables, meat, seafood, cheese, meat – if you can dream it, your pizza can have it. Everyone has an opinion of where the best pizza in Brisbane can be found, so instead of simply adding our two cents to the definitive conversation, we decided to compile a list of the spots that do pizza exceptionally well. Check out the list below and then have yourself a pizza party! more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 443 January 30
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 443 January 30

From news of a new bakery, deli and aperitivo spot in The City to a hip coffee spot taking shape in Paddington, 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