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Bodacious bagels, killer craft beers and piping-hot paella – ten tastes of Teneriffe Festival that you have to try
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Bodacious bagels, killer craft beers and piping-hot paella – ten tastes of Teneriffe Festival that you have to try

Each passing day this month marks another day closer to Teneriffe Festival, which will be bringing live beats, kick-ass drinks and a stellar selection of street fare to Teneriffe on Saturday October 23. To get you licking your lips in anticipation, we've assembled a bucket list of dynamite eats that you can tuck in to on the day. Read on for more delicious details ... more

Best of Brisbane
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

Casual Dining
You do make friends with salad – Botanica opens its fifth salad and sweets dispensary in Albion
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You do make friends with salad – Botanica opens its fifth salad and sweets dispensary in Albion

Beloved for its nourishing and mouth-watering selection of takeaway salads and grab-and-go treats, Botanica has been serving up fresh, vege-packed fare in Brisbane for nearly nine years. The boutique salad bar continues to take the city by storm, with four locations currently slinging savoury and sweet delights – with a fifth coming soon to Albion. Yep, come this Saturday October 16 northside locals will be able to lap up Botanica’s plant-based offerings and delicious confections without having to trek into town. more

Food News
Death & Taxes has teamed up with Lark Distillery to create a limited-edition single-malt whisky
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Death & Taxes has teamed up with Lark Distillery to create a limited-edition single-malt whisky

City-dwellers who favour a post-work tipple or a weekend pick-me-up are known to congregate at Burnett Lane bar Death & Taxes. Celebrated as a spirit-focused watering hole, Death & Taxes especially loves to serve up whisky sips. That's why its newest collaboration couldn't be more appropriate – the crew behind the bar has teamed up with Lark Distillery to concoct a limited-edition single-malt whisky. Here are all of the important deets ... more

Food News
You can now snag a ten-strong multi-pack of White Claw – including its new Watermelon flavour
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You can now snag a ten-strong multi-pack of White Claw – including its new Watermelon flavour

If you can believe it, White Claw has graced the cold shelves of bottle-o's for bang on a year now, with a whopping 7.8 million cans sold since it first arrived on Australian shores. During this time, The Weekend Edition team has swilled their fair share of the spiked seltzer, so it's only appropriate that we share the news that you can now buy the cult tipple in a multi-pack featuring your favourite flavours – and a brand-new one, too. more

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Dessert gods Connoisseur and Koko Black team up to create two new ice-cream flavours
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Dessert gods Connoisseur and Koko Black team up to create two new ice-cream flavours

Chocolate or ice-cream? If there was ever a moment where we had to choose our favourite of the two, we think we would spontaneously combust before we could give an answer. Thankfully, that won't be necessary as beloved ice-cream brand Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream has partnered with cherished artisan chocolatier Koko Black to meld these treasured sweets together to create a scrumptious new ice-cream range. In more good news, you can get your hands on these indulgent creations as of today, Thursday October 14, which just so happens to be World Dessert Day. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 329 October 12
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 329 October 12

From news of a new craft-beer brewery in West End to a destination restaurant in the Scenic Rim from one of Brisbane's best young chefs, 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
Pavement Whispers: the Lune Croissanterie crew takes on after-dark trade with new sipping spot Butler Wine Bar
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Pavement Whispers: the Lune Croissanterie crew takes on after-dark trade with new sipping spot Butler Wine Bar

Having thoroughly conquered morning cravings with its range of world-renowned baked goods, Lune Croissanterie is now looking to bridge day and night trade with a brand-new concept – one driven by community, comfort and conscience. Butler Wine Bar is a forthcoming neighbourhood locale straddling the border between South Brisbane and West End – one that will translate Lune's attention to detail and knack for stellar service to the world of wine, snacks and intimate hospitality. It's set to open by December – here's what we know ... more


Cafes
Meet Rings A Bell – a hidden coffee and tea paradise nestled in Fortitude Valley
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Meet Rings A Bell – a hidden coffee and tea paradise nestled in Fortitude Valley

There's something about discovering a hidden gem cafe that makes the coffee taste just a little bit sweeter, like you're in on a special secret known only to a select few. Apologies to anyone that has already come across Rings A Bell – a new coffee and tea spot tucked inside a heritage-listed building on Fortitude Valley's fringe – but it's too good a find to not share. Rings A Bell (which is operated by a pair of entrepreneurial siblings eager to create a small pocket of paradise in one of Brisbane's busiest suburbs) might not be a secret anymore, but the coffee (and tea) is still sublime. more

Cafes
Ditch your drowsy doldrums at St Lucia's perky newcomer Yonder Espresso
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Ditch your drowsy doldrums at St Lucia’s perky newcomer Yonder Espresso

If you ranked Brisbane's suburbs by how much caffeine is consumed per capita, St Lucia – with its concentration of bleary-eyed students – would sit near the top of the list. St Lucia's newest jolt-juice dispensary Yonder Espresso is bringing a touch of considered caffeination to the area, with an offering of specialty coffee sure to make early morning starts and afternoon pick-me-ups far more enjoyable. Home brewers will be stoked to know that the cafe also boasts a sizeable retail section, filled with all kinds of apparatus and bags of beans from some of Australia's best roasters. more

Food News
Quench your thirst with Four Pillars' new ready-to-drink Rare Dry Gin & Tonic
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Quench your thirst with Four Pillars’ new ready-to-drink Rare Dry Gin & Tonic

A picnic rug splayed out under the shade of a lush tree, a smorgasbord of delicious charcuterie goodies and an esky full to the brim with fresh ice – the only missing element from this equation is your drink of choice, of course! Well, we think that we've stumbled upon your new summer sip in the form of Four Pillars' new ready-to-drink Rare Dry Gin & Tonics. If you're a fan of this craft gin distillery, this is one libation worth taste testing as the weather warms up ... more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 328 October 5
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 328 October 5

From news of a South Bank restaurant serving the guilty pleasures of Asian cuisine to a new neighbourhood pizza joint in Camp Hill, 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
Get the first look at Fables – the Princess Theatre's fairy tale-inspired cafe and bar
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Get the first look at Fables – the Princess Theatre’s fairy tale-inspired cafe and bar

Attention all live-music fans – this weekend, after many months of patient waiting, iconic Woolloongabba landmark the Princess Theatre will officially celebrate its reopening as Brisbane's newest music mecca. Before it opens the doors to its revitalised state-of-the-art performance auditorium, the Princess Theatre crew has given locals a glimpse at its street-facing bar, cafe and function spaces. Fables Bar & Cafe quietly opened last week, showing off a whimsical interior that offers a taste of the magic and fantasy that has been instilled throughout via the intensive renewal project. Take a look inside ... more

Casual Dining
Soul Brothers delivers bang-on burgers and stellar shakes to Nundah
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Soul Brothers delivers bang-on burgers and stellar shakes to Nundah

Listening to soul music and sinking one's teeth into a burger are two markedly different activities, but the act of consuming them can often stir the same sense of invigorating bliss. Soul Brothers in Nundah is a place where one can experience both forms of stimuli at the same time. Here, guests are encouraged to overload their senses by devouring a range of perfectly executed burgers, hotdogs and shakes, while grooving to iconic hits from soul luminaries like Sam Cooke, Nina Simone and Etta James. more

Cafes
Brunch superstar Picnic is now slinging pork bulgogi Benedicts and Biscoff martinis in West End
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Brunch superstar Picnic is now slinging pork bulgogi Benedicts and Biscoff martinis in West End

West Village boasts a plethora of dining options, from Italian eats and Lebanese cuisine to burgers and poke bowls – but up until now it's never had a brunch spot that properly caters to the early birds. That changed this week with the official opening of Picnic – a buzzy and immaculate outpost from the crew behind the popular Camp Hill cafe of the same name. With pick-me-ups from Paradox Coffee and noteworthy Asian-influenced nosh like cream-cheese pancakes and wagyu scotch eggs on offer (as well as cocktails and snacks for the arvo crowd), Picnic is the kind of cafe worth getting out of bed early to visit. more

Bars
Sample juicy drops at After Dark – Newstead's pop-up wine bar and snack spot
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Sample juicy drops at After Dark – Newstead’s pop-up wine bar and snack spot

If you ask us, our post-work knock-off is sometimes just as important as our morning jolt. We've all got a local coffee spot, so why not a go-to wine bar, too? After Dark Wine is a brand-new pop-up wine bar looking to transform caffeine dispensaries into vino joints after sunset. The concept, operated by a hot-shot sommelier and hospitality veteran duo, kicked off earlier this month at Newstead's Masters St Coffee, serving up a finely curated menu of vino, charcuterie and cheese. It's already been well received by the local community, giving hope to the possibility of more pop-ups in the future. Here's what you can expect ... more

Food News
Christmas is coming early – Beanvent is the new specialty-coffee advent calendar from ’Feind Coffee
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Christmas is coming early – Beanvent is the new specialty-coffee advent calendar from ’Feind Coffee

Whether it's a gift from your rellies or you've decided to buy one for yourself (this is a judgement-free space), one of our favourite festive season goodies is an advent calendar. Thankfully for us, more and more of these treat-filled Christmas countdowns are geared towards adult tastes. If you're looking for a more sophisticated, grown-up calendar this year that will still offer a daily dose of decadence, then we have found the perfect December pick-me-up – Beanvent! Created by the caffeine enthusiasts behind ’Feind Coffee, this specialty-coffee advent calendar offers 24 filter coffees that are sure to tantalise even the most hard-to-please java-bean lovers. more