Pavement Whispers: Volume 222 May 14
From whispers of a secretive new project from the morningafter crew to some exciting developments at the Howard Smith Wharves precinct, 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 …
What came first, the chicken or the egg? The crew behind popular West End breakfast joint morningafter is cheekily weighing in on the question with its brand-new project Yolk, which has announced its forthcoming opening in Newstead come late August. The brainchild of morningafter’s Yianni Passaris, Yolk’s arrival caps two years of tinkering and workshopping, as well as the fulfilment of Yianni’s long-held desire to expand operations north of the Brisbane River. Yianni is keeping tight-lipped about what we can expect from Yolk, but he has let us know that it will feature a simple and minimal aesthetic, with a concise menu of roughly four items inspired by one of morningafter’s most popular dishes. We can’t wait to hear more, and rest assured we’ll be sharing the goods with you once more information is released!
Dapple + Waver
Following the February announcement of UPSTAIRS at Toombul and its circus meets arcade meets bar and eatery Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq, the team behind the anticipated foodie playground has revealed details of a second venue. Dapple + Waver is the name of the forthcoming bar and restaurant, and is the brainchild of Aidan McGarrity and Mark McKenna of Coorparoo’s Beyond the Pale. The hotspot will boast an impressive selection of craft beers on tap, a stellar wine and cocktail list, as well as a food menu featuring the likes of gourmet pizzas, steaks, pork-belly baos and much more. Dapple + Waver will be making a cheeky debut at a party on Friday 17 May on Toombul’s rooftop carpark to celebrate the close of the Brisbane Street Art Festival. Get all the juicy details in our event guide!
The bustling intersection of Roma and Turbot Streets is about to score a brand-new watering hole and restaurant once Mr Luxford’s officially opens on Saturday May 18. Paying tribute to vegetable vendor and local legend Mr Sydney Luxford – who operated at Roma Street Markets in the early 1900s – Mr Luxford’s is looking revitalise the Roma Street-end of The City, serving everything from quick takeaway lunches and curated multi-course dining to knock-off beverages and late-night cocktails. We hear that the kitchen will be pumping out a modern Asian-fusion menu with a partnering cocktail list, all made using local and fresh produce. We’ll have a closer look at Mr Luxford’s for you next week.
Howard Smith Wharves
Just when you thought the team at Howard Smith Wharves were settling down for a breather, the booming precinct announces something new to look forward to. Last week, Jonathan Barthelmess – owner and operator of stellar riverside Greek restaurant GRECA – announced plans for a waterfront Japanese izakaya and bar, set to open in the space previously reported to house Matt Yazbek’s Brisbane expansion of Toko by October 2019. Inspired by Jonathan’s visits to Tokyo (where he owns The Apollo in Ginza) and his acclaimed restaurant Cho Cho San in Potts Point, Sydney, the as-yet-unnamed restaurant will reportedly feature a raw section based on sustainable seafood, specially sourced and selected Wagyu beef, and an extensive sake and wine list. We also hear that the venue will boast an upstairs vinyl bar with an extensive and curated whiskey list. In other news, Brisbane hospitality figure Andrew Baturo has handed back the lease to Stanley’s site in the heritage-listed Water Police building, but The Courier-Mail is reporting that a new operator is already in place to deliver the Cantonese-inspired concept by year’s end.
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