Pavement Whispers: Volume 209 February 12
From whispers of new dining playgrounds to neighbourhood eateries, 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 …
UPSTAIRS at Toombul
Northside shopping centre Toombul has announced a mouth-watering new addition to its offering, due to open at the end of 2019. Mirvac had announced its plans for an exciting $35-million redevelopment of the 52-year-old shopping centre, with new dining precinct UPSTAIRS at Toombul. UPSTAIRS promises to be a first-of-its-kind dining and entertainment precinct, and will be home to up to ten new eateries, an entertainment and lifestyle offering and a fully refurbished art-house cinema. The star of the precinct will be Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq – think circus meets arcade meets bar and eatery, where Golden Gaytime-topped cocktails and Insta-worthy food collides with arcade games, dodgem cars, bowling and more. The venue comes from Funlab – the team behind Holey Moley, B. Lucky & Sons and Strike – so you know you’re going to be in for a good time. The full list of UPSTAIRS at Toombul retailers is yet to be revealed – we’ll keep you posted.
Gather your pals – the latest trend in interactive gaming is about to hit Brisbane. iPONG will soon be opening in Macgregor and is set to be the first bar in Brisbane to offer interactive digital gaming including DartsLive2 and PONGConnect. The traditional drinking games of darts and beer pong will be taken to a whole new level at iPONG, using cutting-edge technology to elevate the games you know and love with personalised player profiles, digital scoring, sounds, screens, webcams and multiple game modes. iPONG will open to the public in March this year – we’ll keep you posted with updates.
One Fish, Two Fish
No, this isn’t the beginning of a Dr. Seuss story – it’s Kangaroo Point’s new seafood restaurant, One Fish, Two Fish. The venue comes from former The Fish House chef Daniel Miletic and is set to open later this week. One Fish, Two Fish promises to offer a ‘fresh-off-the-boat take on a local restaurant’, with the menu ranging from family-friendly options such as classic fish and chips, to Amalfi-inspired seafood risotto and whole salt-baked fish of the day. Daniel also has plans to host regular events and monthly Red Fish, Blue Fish dinners, at which he will collaborate with both local and international chefs to create a special set menu for one night only. The first dinner will see Daniel working alongside ex-Gerard’s Bistro chef Ben Williamson in April. Look out on The Weekend Edition for a closer look at One Fish, Two Fish this week!
Since chef Ben Devlin announced his first solo venture Pipit would be opening in Pottsville, we’ve been wondering who would be taking on the executive chef role at Halcyon House’s award-winning Paper Daisy restaurant. The boutique hotel has now announced that Jason Barratt will be heading up the kitchen. Jason comes with a wealth of experience, previously working at the likes of Attica, Stokehouse, Hector’s Deli and, most recently, Raes at Wategos. While the Paper Daisy menu will still showcase refined Australian coastal cuisine and local ingredients, Jason will take a slightly less formal approach, adding more pasta and relaxed dishes.
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