Pavement Whispers: Volume 107 January 31
From whispers of new drinking spots to hip-hop pizza joints, 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 …
Rockpool Dining Group x Urban Craft Brewing Co.
Brisbane Showgrounds’ King Street is continuing to grow, with the announcement that Rockpool Dining Group is opening a new concept at the Kings Co-op later this year. The group will be opening its first collaboration with Urban Craft Brewing Co., taking over the revitalised iconic Royal Snack Bar, with the design utilising the existing architecture, landscape and reclaimed materials from pavilions within the Brisbane Showgrounds. This new venue adds to Rockpool Dining Group’s ever-growing expansion into Brisbane, with Fratelli Famous Pizzeria opening last year and Neil Perry’s Burger Project opening in the coming months. The Kings Co-op is currently under construction, expected to open in time for Ekka 2017 to join King Street’s current offering including The George Bar & Bistro, Fat Dumpling, Il Verde, Sushi & Nori and The Lamb Shop due to open in late February. When complete, King Street will be home to roughly 40 retailers, most of which will be food and beverage. We’ll have more details for you soon.
We don’t need to ask if you’re familiar with Bunker in Milton – you voted it Best Place for Coffee in The Weekend Edition’s tenth annual 2016 EAT/drink Awards! So you’ll be excited to hear that owner Marcus Allison (also one of the brains behind John Mills Himself) is currently working on a new venue. Due to open in late March, the venue – name yet to be revealed – will be operating out of a purpose-built kiosk under fig trees in the green space on Little Cribb Street in Milton. You can expect a similar offering to Bunker and John Mills Himself – think weekly rotating local and interstate specialty coffee, Heirloom hot chocolate (with all the flavours), a full range of Bunker and Heirloom bottled iced drinks, pastries, cakes, and the possibility of in-house grab-and-go food options to come. Keep an eye on The Weekend Edition for more in the coming months.
If a chilled evening of pizza and hip-hop on vinyl sounds like your jam, then we suggest you continue reading. Laid-back pizza shop and bar Neighbourhood is coming to Moggill Road in Kenmore in March, bringing those exact vibes. The Neighbourhood gang is currently working with architect Kirsty Hetherington to create a space that feels like home, taking cues from New York-style pizzerias and hip-hop culture. The menu will feature 12-inch pizzas available whole or by the slice, experimenting with ingredients such as hot honey, confit garlic, char-grilled pineapple and more. There will also be ‘not pizza’ dishes, as well as Neighbourhood’s own brew on tap, all Australian beers and wines, and killer cocktails (hello Aussie spritz!). The pizza joint will also have turntables set up and each week the Neighbourhood guys will bring in a box of records from their personal collection of more than 1000 hip-hop, funk and soul vinyls. We’ll have full details for you soon!
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