Pavement Whispers: Volume 102 December 13

Pavement Whispers: Volume 102 December 13

From whispers of burger joints to Japanese Iron Chefs, 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 …

Charboys Burgers
If you’ve been wallowing in misery since Charboys Burgers closed on Boundary Street in July – wipe those tears! The burger flippin’ heroes are back, bigger and better than ever. A new food kiosk is currently underway on Edward Street, in the spot formerly occupied by The Doughnut Bar. Charboys is set to open in late December/early January, and will be serving up its classic burgers and sides plus a few secret new menu items.

New LONgTIME restaurant
Exciting news has come from the team behind Fortitude Valley’s LONgTIME and Burleigh’s Rick Shores – a new venue set to open mid-2017. Continuing to feed us with delicious Asian-inspired eats, the yet-to-be-named restaurant will serve up modern Japanese fare. LONgTIME’s head chef Nathan Lastevec will be coming on board as a co-owner of the venue and the group has secured a former Japanese Iron Chef to head up the kitchen. Location details are currently under wraps as well, but similar to LONgTIME the new venue will also be semi-hidden. We’ll have more details for you soon!

We’ve been patiently waiting for Woolloongabba’s newest restaurant to open, and it looks like we’re going to have to sit tight just a little bit longer. Former Public head chef Damon Amos’ much-anticipated Detour was set to open earlier this year, but is now looking for a January unveiling. Situated in Logan Road’s cul-de-sac opposite 1889 Enoteca, Detour will cater well for the dietary sensitive, with a predominantly plant-based menu and a completely gluten-free kitchen – only a couple of dishes will contain gluten and will be made off site. Detour is high on our list of exciting openings for the new year – we’ll keep you posted with more information soon.

The Fishmonger’s Wife
After 15 years in East Brisbane, The Fishmonger’s Wife is moving to Hawthorne. The fish and chippery has secured a characterful 100-year-old building on Orchard Street in Hawthorne, directly opposite Hawthorne Garage. The new space will offer a larger dining area and private dining room, both of which will be separated from the takeaway side. The basic menu will remain the same, with its selection of creative seafood specialities, plus some exciting new creations will be added. The Fishmonger’s Wife’s new venue is set to open in February 2017 and don’t fret – you’ll only be without fish and chips for a couple of days while the team moves location.

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