Food News
Curatorial Chocolates is bringing together Australia's finest artisan chocolates in one place
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Curatorial Chocolates is bringing together Australia’s finest artisan chocolates in one place

Those with a penchant for the sweeter things in life know the cold, hard fact that not all chocolate is created equal. Sometimes we crave a special type of choccy, one we can't find in the confectionery aisle of our local grocery store. However, there's no need to search far and wide for the perfect cacao-infused delicacy as you can now pop online to Curatorial Chocolates, a new online boutique full to the brim with treats from some of the best chocolate makers Australia has to offer. more

Food News
Coffee giant Allpress has released a capsule espresso
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Coffee giant Allpress has released a capsule espresso

Whilst we love a good coffee, most of the time our at-home creations just aren't on the same level as their cafe-made counterparts. To help you battle the urge to give up and spend your sweet savings on a barista-made brew, New Zealand-born coffee giant Allpress has created its first capsule espresso – promising coffee lovers a flavourful and premium brew in the comfort of their own home. more

Food News
Lap up Sheep Dog’s newly launched peanut-butter whiskey
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Lap up Sheep Dog’s newly launched peanut-butter whiskey

We may be in the midst of Dry July, but it can't hurt to do a mid-year bar-cart revamp. If you're a fan of whiskey and you also have a sweet tooth, we've just come across a tempting tipple that you can wet your whistle with – Sheep Dog's deliciously sweet-and-salty peanut-butter whiskey. This is one puppy you'll want to take home. more

Food News
Settle in for steak, seafood and sensational cocktails at Red Steakhouse & Bar at Sanctuary Cove
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Settle in for steak, seafood and sensational cocktails at Red Steakhouse & Bar at Sanctuary Cove

Steak is one of those seemingly simple orders that can often leave us disappointed. As many meat eaters can attest, their desired medium-rare isn't always so. If you're on the hunt for a truly sublime steak that's cooked precisely to your liking, take a seat at Red Steakhouse & Bar at Sanctuary Cove. With no less than ten different cuts, including your choice of grass fed and grain fed, this modern steakhouse is taking things back to the dining days of old with nostalgic throwbacks sitting pretty alongside contemporary plating, crafted cocktails and an unbeatable view of the marina. Read on for all of the juicy details ... more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 316 July 13
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 316 July 13

From news of a globe-spanning foodie celebration to the new cake concept from the team at Florence, 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

Cafes
To Be Or Not To Be, a new Shakespeare-inspired stunner, opens in Westlake
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To Be Or Not To Be, a new Shakespeare-inspired stunner, opens in Westlake

When Hamlet uttered the iconic phrase "to be, or not to be", there's no doubt he was contemplating matters far more serious than brunch. But when it comes to new Westlake eatery To Be Or Not To Be, the only question we need to concern ourself with is "to eat, or not to eat"? It's not even a question, really. The fetching cafe's menu is a trove of tantalising tempters – the kind of fare that would even have the Bard himself waxing rhapsodically about its enlivening properties. Read on to see what this newcomer has in store ... more

Cafes
Stafford Heights welcomes Enoki Coffee & Co. and its range of artisanal coffee and inclusive eats
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Stafford Heights welcomes Enoki Coffee & Co. and its range of artisanal coffee and inclusive eats

Over the recent lockdown-abbreviated weekend, clusters of mask-wearing Stafford Heights locals were spotted congregating around the takeaway window of Farrant Street's newest resident Enoki Coffee & Co. The newly-opened cafe made the most of its arrested opening weekend, slinging bagels and barista-brewed coffee all while spreading word of its vegetarian- and vegan-friendly ethos and inclusive approachability to all comers. This week the Enoki team opened for dine-in service, debuting a menu that offers plenty of enticing options for herbivores and the cruciferous curious. more

Restaurants
Pavement Whisper: Hellenika's Simon Gloftis to open all-vegetarian eatery Sunshine on James Street
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Pavement Whisper: Hellenika’s Simon Gloftis to open all-vegetarian eatery Sunshine on James Street

With two of Brisbane's most-acclaimed restaurants under his belt, seasoned restaurateur Simon Gloftis is set to boost his James Street footprint with forthcoming Mediterranean-inspired concept Sunshine. Swapping the fine-dining feel of its sibling restaurants for a laid-back street-side atmosphere, Sunshine will look to further brighten up The Valley's most in-demand promenade with an offering of vegetarian fare, organic biodynamic wines and relaxed vibes. more


Treats
The round up: sate your sweet tooth at Brisbane's best dessert spots
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The round up: sate your sweet tooth at Brisbane’s best dessert spots

Let’s be honest with ourselves – it doesn’t matter what you’ve had for dinner, there’s always room for dessert. Brisbane is absolutely flush with spots to get your sugar fix, whether it be in a decadent cake, a few weighty scoops of ice-cream or a dozen doughnuts. So you can satisfy your sweet tooth, we’ve put together a list some seriously decadent dessert spots in Brisbane. more

Food News
Get worldly whisky samples delivered to your door with booze subscription service Whisky Freaks
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Get worldly whisky samples delivered to your door with booze subscription service Whisky Freaks

Whether you’re simply a novice in the whisky game or you consider yourself somewhat of a single-malt expert, the world of whisky is best enjoyed by treating yourself to the top shelf. The soothingly smooth spirit comes in many forms, and sometimes it seems like there are too many options for one to land on just one. The obvious solution to this problem? A whisky subscription service called Whisky Freaks. more

Bars
Under the Brisbane sun – the best outdoor date spots to wine and dine your beloved in The City
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Under the Brisbane sun – the best outdoor date spots to wine and dine your beloved in The City

Cuffing season is well and truly here, friends. You know, that time of year when the temperature starts to drop, so those single folk among us seek out a special someone to snuggle up to in the cooler months. Whether your boo is new or you've been snuggling for a while, the love rush usually ramps up during the cooler months, making it one of the best times to take your flame out and about to soak up the spectacular winter weather. Here are some of the best sun-soaked outdoor date spots in Brisbane to hit up, whether you're down for a coffee and a croissant, a long lunch by the waterfront or cocktails while you watch the sun set. more

Bakeries
Have your custom cake and eat it too with help from Peace of Cake
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Have your custom cake and eat it too with help from Peace of Cake

As simple as it is to whip up a box cake, sometimes Betty Crocker doesn't quite cut it when you're in charge of bringing dessert along to a celebration. That’s where dreamy dessert-centric concept Peace of Cake comes in with a bevy of beautifully made cakes that are sure to impress your friends and family. All you have to do is order a custom creation then you can sit back, relax and *ahem* 'cake' it easy. more

Food News
It's easy being green – sparkling sip Motive Matcha has launched with four fruity flavours
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It’s easy being green – sparkling sip Motive Matcha has launched with four fruity flavours

Known as the souped-up green tea, matcha is made by taking young tea leaves and grinding them into a bright green powder. This powder – which can be enjoyed with milk or in smoothies – is widely celebrated for its many health benefits, which include boosting metabolism and energy enhancement, making it an admirable alternate to coffee. Now, you can try the Hulk-coloured sip on the go as Australia’s first ready-to-drink sparkling matcha, Motive Matcha, has just hit the market. more

Bars
Pavement Whispers: Volume 315 July 6
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 315 July 6

From news of a music, art and hospitality hub opening next week in Bowen Hills to a new bagel and filter coffee concept from the Zero Fox team, 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

Casual Dining
Soothe the lockdown blues with City Winery's drive-through mac ’n’ cheese pop-up Mac In the Box
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Soothe the lockdown blues with City Winery’s drive-through mac ’n’ cheese pop-up Mac In the Box

The recent snap three-day lockdown has been extended to four days, throwing many of our weekend plans into disarray. All is not lost, though, as the quick-thinking crew at City Winery is looking to inject some cheer into our drizzly doldrums with its new drive-through mac ’n’ cheese pivot Mac In the Box. The mouth-watering pop-up launches this afternoon – here's what's on the menu ... more

Bars
Meet Noir – Paddington's new low-key home of wine and charcuterie
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Meet Noir – Paddington’s new low-key home of wine and charcuterie

Although the realms of wine and coffee are like night and day, both are incredibly nuanced and foster the same kind of ardent fandom. Having already conquered sunrise service, the team behind Paddington coffee dispenser Blackout is now making the jump to sunset sips with its new wine bar Noir. Bringing the same cheery energy and sensational service regulars receive at its sibling caffeinery, this tipple temple is looking to become a similarly appreciated nighttime community hangout. Though the latest lockdown has pushed back the official launch of this drinking spot, the crew has kindly given us a peek inside. Read on to find out what's in store when Noir opens to the public soon ... more

Bars
Enjoy a pre-flight pint at Newstead Brewing Co.'s new Brisbane Airport taphouse
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Enjoy a pre-flight pint at Newstead Brewing Co.’s new Brisbane Airport taphouse

For many of us, it's been a while since we've set foot on a plane. As things slowly inch towards normalcy, the prospect of travelling – at least within Australia – is becoming more of a possibility. If you've been lucky enough to catch a flight out of Brisbane Airport's Domestic Terminal recently, you might have spied a gleaming new addition to its complement of eateries. Newstead Brewing Co. has opened a taphouse right near the gates, offering jet-setters the ideal spot for a pre-flight beverage and returning Queenslanders a suitably local welcome. more

Bars
Pavement Whispers: Craft'd Grounds reveals details of its in-house brewery Brewtide
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Pavement Whispers: Craft’d Grounds reveals details of its in-house brewery Brewtide

Albion's forthcoming dining and lifestyle precinct Craft'd Grounds is shaping up to be a year-defining arrival for Brisbane's hospitality scene. The crew behind the multifaceted concept, which will encompass a specialty espresso bar, street food and farmers market, patisserie, wine and cocktail bar, and live-music facilities, has just revealed the first details for its in-house craft-beer brewery Brewtide. Inspired by the king tides that have washed over Albion's streets in the past, Brewtide is looking to create humble beers that will really float your boat. more

Food News
The round-up: sip responsibly with these top-notch non-alcoholic drinks
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The round-up: sip responsibly with these top-notch non-alcoholic drinks

Every year at the height of winter, scores of Aussies ditch the booze – some for a healthy change, others for a challenge. Whether you're tackling a month of sobriety for charity, personal reasons or just to test your will power, Dry July is just around the corner and we want you to be prepared. If your poison of choice is beer, wine or a well-made cocktail, we've got you covered with some non-alcoholic alternatives. Consider us your sober guru this Dry July. more

The Drop
The Drop with Olivia Evans – what are biodynamic and organic wines?
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The Drop with Olivia Evans – what are biodynamic and organic wines?

The use of the phrase ‘farm to table’ has been exhausted in its endeavour to create an idyllic image of fresh produce. The authenticity in statements of ‘sustainability’ and ‘natural’ is starting to blur – the terms have been both championed by devoted producers and exploited by others. That’s evident in the food industry, but what’s to say about wine? At its roots, wine is an expression of agriculture. The farming aspect of wine is overlooked, convoluted or often just misunderstood. So with that in mind, I readily welcome a topic that I hold in high regard, sustainable viticulture. In this issue of The Drop we are going to explore the foundations of organic and biodynamic farming, how that applies to wines, and why you should drink them. more