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Self-serve mochi ice-cream and scoop-and-weigh dog treats await at the newly opened Coles Local in Ascot
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Self-serve mochi ice-cream and scoop-and-weigh dog treats await at the newly opened Coles Local in Ascot

While our friends in New South Wales and Victoria have been blessed with Coles Local stores for some time now, we have been waiting with bated breath for our turn. Our patience has finally been rewarded, as earlier this week Ascot welcomed its own Coles Local store. Here's all of the gourmet goodness you can expect to find inside this new-look grocer ... more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 313 June 22
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 313 June 22

From news of the vendors that will be slinging bites at the new-look Brisbane Night Noodle Markets to South Bank's forthcoming omakase-style Japanese restaurant and 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

Restaurants
The Farm House team opens Southeast Asian eatery Oh Boy, Bok Choy! in Stafford
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The Farm House team opens Southeast Asian eatery Oh Boy, Bok Choy! in Stafford

If you're frequently mesmerised by the smell of massaman curry, salivate at the thought of steaming piles of pad see ew and get excited when you spy a plate of miso-glazed eggplant, this one's for you. The team behind beloved Kedron cafe The Farm House and Miss Sophia’s Gelateria is applying its culinary nous to the world of nighttime nosh with new Asian-inspired eatery Oh Boy, Bok Choy!. Officially opening today, Thursday June 17, Oh Boy, Bok Choy! is serving a myriad of tastes with an inclusive lean, adding an all-are-welcome dining option to Stafford's busiest streets. more

Bars
Fried chicken, cocktails and cold ones – Momo Chicken's new Chermside location offers the works
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Fried chicken, cocktails and cold ones – Momo Chicken’s new Chermside location offers the works

Anyone that's travelled to South Korea will tell you its famed chicken-and-beer halls are a must-try for any tourist looking to get a taste of the country's crackling nightlife. Brisbane's food scene is fortunate enough to be flush with fantastic Korean-style fried-chicken spots and Momo Chicken & Beer might be one of Brisbane's best. The long-running concept has just opened a brand-new site at Westfield Chermside, bringing with it a stacked menu of finger-licking fare and an exciting new bar element. more

Bakeries
Sprout Artisan Bakery unveils its chic James Street shopfront
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Sprout Artisan Bakery unveils its chic James Street shopfront

Croissants are great – we'd never throw shade at the pinnacle pastry item. But it's hard not to forsake the flaky classic when peering at the range on offer at Sprout Artisan Bakery's brand-new James Street store. Peanut butter and jam morning buns, fennel-and-orange danishes, and double-chocolate croissant buns filled with chocolate cream are almost too tempting to refuse – and that's before we spy the 24-hour handcrafted breads! With this new location now up and running, Sprout is upping the ante. Read on to find out what's available at James Street's newest carb and coffee dispensary ... more

Bakeries
The round-up: plan a roadtrip to some of the best country bakeries in Southeast Queensland
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The round-up: plan a roadtrip to some of the best country bakeries in Southeast Queensland

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell were onto something when they sang 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'. There's no valley low or river wide enough to keep us from getting to some brilliant baked goods. There's no distance far enough, either – which is good because some of the best bakeries in Queensland are found outside of Brisbane. Heading on a roadtrip soon? Perhaps we can convince you to add a delicious detour into your itinerary with these must-visit bakeries ... more


Food News
Take a plant-based break – vegan KitKat is coming soon to your local confectionery aisle
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Take a plant-based break – vegan KitKat is coming soon to your local confectionery aisle

Whilst we love to switch to plant-based alternatives where we can, getting one's hands on a vegan treat that isn't sugar-free (read: tasteless) or costs the same as our lunch proves to be a difficult task. Thankfully, the big brands are now jumping onboard the plant-based train and offering vegan versions of their beloved sweets. Enter snack-making machine Nestlé, which is finally making plant-based dreams come true with the launch of KitKat V, a vegan alternative to the OG KitKat. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 312 June 15
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 312 June 15

From news of three new venues opening in Woolloongabba to Brisbane's first dedicated Portuguese tart shop, 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

Food News
The Milkman's Cookies is the newest straight-to-your-door cookie delivery company
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The Milkman’s Cookies is the newest straight-to-your-door cookie delivery company

The Weekend Edition team are fiends for a good cookie, and have been known to line the morning-tea table with choc-chip delights on the regular. That's why when we heard about a company that express ships freshly baked cookies Australia wide, we just had to share the sweet news with you, dear readers. If the sound of getting Lindt- and Nutella-infused cookies delivered straight to your door not only piques your interest but tickles your tastebuds too, then say hello to The Milkman's Cookies, a Gold Coast-born baked goods company that's on the rise (pun intended). more

Restaurants
Fire-powered eatery The Arsonist adds a spark to Manly's dining scene
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Fire-powered eatery The Arsonist adds a spark to Manly’s dining scene

There's something irresistibly primal about food cooked over open flame. The thought of tender slow-cooked hunks of meat, seafood carefully charred over coals and lightly roasted vegetables is enough to get our saliva glands working overtime. The group behind Manly's overwater eatery Tide on the Jetty is indulging in some pyro proclivities with its newly open concept The Arsonist – an open-fire kitchen and bar that harnesses the power of this incandescent element to transform local produce into scorching sustenance. Throw in a bar loaded with top-shelf whiskies and some intriguingly moody aesthetics and you've got a must-try restaurant for firebug foodies. more

Restaurants
Cheeky Poké Bar returns to West Village with new casual eatery
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Cheeky Poké Bar returns to West Village with new casual eatery

Every day West End’s living and lifestyle hub West Village looks a little bit different. First came the arrival of Lebanese restaurant Beirut Bazaar, followed quickly by Harris Farm Markets and the Peters Lane shopping precinct. Now, the new-look Peters Ice Cream Factory has welcomed the return of Cheeky Poké Bar, which has just opened a brand-new bricks-and-mortar eatery at the base of the heritage structure. Take a look inside ... more

Casual Dining
Enjoy brisket ramen and smoked-beef lasagne at Phat Boyz Smokehouse & Kitchen's new low ’n’ slow outpost
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Enjoy brisket ramen and smoked-beef lasagne at Phat Boyz Smokehouse & Kitchen’s new low ’n’ slow outpost

Any unabashed lover of low ’n’ slow barbecue will tell you that their kind are known to travel great distances for the chance to sink their incisors into some terrifically tender morsels. On Saturday June 5, Walloon – the unheralded locality on the City of Ipswich's far fringe – will become a buzzing hub of carnivorous carousing as family-run Phat Boyz Smokehouse & Kitchen unveils its new headquarters and menu of sensationally smoked meats and desserts. Trust us when we say that this is the kind of gear well worth getting in the car for. more

Bars
The round-up: get your fix of botanicals at the best gin bars in Brisbane
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The round-up: get your fix of botanicals at the best gin bars in Brisbane

Gin's journey from medicinal liquor crafted by monks to one of the world's most beloved libations is one of the greatest glow-ups in the history of spirits. These says, the storied sip is a go-to for many drinkers – negronis, G&Ts, gimlets and gin martinis are now fixtures on many bar menus. Australia in particular has risen to the top of the global craft distilling scene with its bounty of boutique offerings and our bars are now stocked with a bevy of bang-on bottles as a result. To celebrate World Gin Day on Saturday June 12, we decided to collate the best spots in Brisbane to get a botanical-laced sip. more

Food News
Cult Japanese tipple Strong Zero is finally coming to Australia
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Cult Japanese tipple Strong Zero is finally coming to Australia

We've all heard the saying "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade". The Japanese brewmasters at Suntory must have interpreted this a little differently when they created cult sip Strong Zero – a boozy beverage beloved by both locals and rowdy tourists alike. Instead of making it our first mission to get our grubby hands on the good stuff as soon as our feet hit international soil, Suntory is bringing the beverage to us. Say hello to -196 Double Lemon, a sour mouthful of goodness that will transport your tastebuds straight to Tokyo. more

Casual Dining
Baby, it's cold outside – where to score winter-warming fare in The City
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Baby, it’s cold outside – where to score winter-warming fare in The City

We are now in the throes of winter, friends, and we will do just about anything to stay warm. This includes triple-layering our clothes, sleeping with hot water bottles and traversing The City in search of a warm meal. So you can stay nice and snug, we've done the hard yards for you and discovered a bunch of places doling out delicious, belly-warming fare that will cure your case of the hangries and act like a toasty hug. more

Casual Dining
Sip cocktails for a good cause at Italian eatery Vapiano
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Sip cocktails for a good cause at Italian eatery Vapiano

What's better than soaking up mouth-watering bevvies and bites? You'd be hard-pressed to find an answer, but what if some of your well-spent bucks also went towards a charity of your choice? This ideal situation is called Cocktails for a Cause and it's the newest community-minded initiative from pizza and pasta bar Vapiano. Here are all of the important deets ... more