Pavement Whispers: Volume 121 May 9
From whispers of riverfront bars to wholesome Italian eats, 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 …
We’re pretty blessed in Brisbane to have a big ol’ river running right through our fair city, and we never tire of long afternoons by the water with a drink in hand. Good news for us – Armada Hospitality Group has proposed a new riverside bar and restaurant for Eagle Street, with plans to convert the unused terrace at Emirates House into Riverland. Designed by Burton and Carter Architects, the bar will offer sweeping views of the Brisbane River and have a plenty of greenery to create a sub-tropical feel, perfect for Brisbane’s climate. A huge island bar will sit at the centre of the venue, surrounded by five individual kitchens to create a permanent food-truck vibe. At this stage Riverland is just awaiting development approval – we’ll keep you posted with further details when we have them.
The Jetty on Oxford has been given a new lease on life – more specifically, an Italian one. As of this Thursday, the restaurant will reopen as Il Molo – the Italian translation of ‘the jetty’. Owners Jason and Katie Coats have given the waterfront restaurant a crisp new look, and overhauled the menu to offer wholesome Italian fare. Il Molo will offer both dine-in and takeaway options, with the menu featuring everything from antipasti through to pizza, pasta, mains and dessert. We’ll have full details for you next week, but in the meantime allow your mouth to water over mushroom, winter truffle and mozzarella arancini topped with sweet basil sugo, pork ragu pappardelle, and traditional roast porchetta with buttered potato puree, charred broccoli and jus. Bellissimo!
UberEATS Feed Your Family
Since launching late last year, UberEATS has been saving our stomachs for all those times we’ve forgotten lunch, had no time to go grocery shopping or just couldn’t be bothered cooking. For its latest campaign, the food-delivery service is focusing on bringing the deliciousness to busy families with Feed Your Family, offering a number of simple restaurant-quality meals perfect for families across a variety of cuisines for $40 or less. The key goal of Feed Your Family is to encourage busy families to still eat together on those nights where life gets in the way.
Second Butterbing cookie sandwich pop-up
Miss out on Morning After’s Butterbing pop-up last week? Then you better hotfoot it there this weekend for round two! After a roaring success with Melbourne’s famous gluten-free brownie cookies, the West End cafe is hosting a second Butterbing pop-up this weekend, increasing the order and extending the offering from Friday May 12 to Sunday May 14. As per last week, salted caramel, peanut butter, Nutella and vanilla bean cookie sandwiches will be available, as well as almond crunch. Be sure to get in early – last weekend’s pop-up sold out super quick!
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