Pavement Whispers: Volume 379 October 11
Pavement Whispers: Volume 379 October 11
Pavement Whispers: Volume 379 October 11
Pavement Whispers: Volume 379 October 11

Pavement Whispers: Volume 379 October 11

From news of a new Italian eatery serving pizza, pasta and charcuterie in The Valley to a new south-of-the-river location for Joedy’s Cafe, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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 …

Italia Lane
Brisbane’s Italian food renaissance continues well into 2022, with the brains behind Teneriffe gastropub Dalgety 2.0 Public House getting in on the action with soon-to-open pizza, pasta and charcuterie-slinging sibling Italia Lane. Looking to evoke the high-energy atmosphere of an Italian street cafe, this locale (tucked down an alleyway near the corner of Church Street and Ann Street in The Valley) will cater to the morning crowd, the lunch hunters and the weekend feasters. The multi-faceted tenancy will boast a sizeable restaurant space, a colourful festoon-lit laneway portion and a business area perfect for corporate lunches and meetings, making it an all-purpose spot for work and play. Though Italia Lane’s offering will draw inspiration from Italy as a whole, traces of the Amalfi Coast will be prominent across the venue’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. A huge woodfired oven will turn out pastries and breads in the morning before being utilised to cook an eight-strong list of pizzas later in the day. Charcuterie (shaved in house) will also feature alongside pasta dishes like rigatoni with guanciale, egg, pecorino and pepper, mains such as beet-cured salmon with grape chutney and gin caviar, and desserts like the iconic tiramisu. Italia Lane’s beverage list will feature a large selection of wine and cocktails, with a dedicated spritz section containing carafes of Aperol and limoncello spritzes. Italia Lane is looking to open in mid-October – keep your eyes peeled for a peek inside once it opens.

Joedy’s by Sinclair
Perpetually pumping New Farm cafe Joedy’s has been popular ever since it opened in early 2020, with brunch lovers jostling for seats every weekend. In good news for those regularly frustrated at missing out on a table, the Joedy’s brand is expanding, bringing its menu of Asian-influenced brunch (and some new elements) over the Story Bridge to East Brisbane. Joedy’s by Sinclair will open before October’s end at the base of The Sinclair by Mosaic on Wellington Road, with work nearing completion on the 60 seater’s bright, light and warm interior. The Joedy’s team will be transporting its beloved brunch offering across, but will be also adding a nighttime component that follows the same locally sourced and sustainable ethos as its other cafes. Executive chef Scotty Day has created a host of delectable options for Joedy’s by Sinclair’s dinner menu, including glass crackers served with crab-rillette salad, mango gel, avocado, cucumber and finger lime, Hervey Bay scallops with nori butter, caviar, togarsahi and crispy shallots, salmon and trout roulade marinated in nam jim and served with kaffir lime, Thai basil, mint and a peanut sauce, and grilled tofu with plum sauce and furikake. The venue’s beverage list will showcase an array of organic, all-Australian wine, local craft beer and Australian spirits, with cocktails also boasting an Asian influence. Joedy’s by Sinclair is expected to open by the end of October – you can get more info in our announcement piece.

Adelita Wine Bar
In case you missed it, last week we shared word of the forthcoming opening of Adelita Wine Bar, a brand-new vino-centric watering hole landing in Wynnum this November. The brainchild of Chris Hollingsworth, Adelita Wine Bar looks to channel Chris’ passion for primo plonk into a welcoming spot for bayside locals to sip on funky new-wave wines as well as established old-world faves. An airy space on the corner of Fox Street and Glenora Street will be home to Adelita, which is being designed by Clui Design and built by Bullfrog Commercial – a collaboration that will result in a slick emerald-green venue boasting a kitchen, a U-shaped stone-topped bar, a tasting table and ample alfresco seating. Venue manager Cooper Lawton will oversee the beverages, including an 80-strong wine list that will be constantly rotating, as well as a handful of cocktails and beers. Adelita’s kitchen will be helmed by Esca Khoo (former head chef at hatted Melbourne restaurant Miss Mi), who will be wielding native-Australian ingredients to create a range of small plates and shareable large portions including mackerel escabeche with garlic sauce and hash browns, and kangaroo tartare with sunflower cream, yolk and crisps. Be sure to check in soon for a full-length rundown on this one!

Pixie Food & Wine
While we don’t really need any encouragement to plan a weekend escape to Byron Bay, we’re always happy to hear of more reasons to book a road trip! In the coming months, the new Johnson Lane development will welcome a string of new food and retail concepts to the southern end of the Johnson Street strip. In addition to previously whispered wine bar Heather, the hub will be home to coastal Italian sip-and-snack spot Pixie Food & Wine, the newest concept from renowned restaurateurs James Sutherland and Kim Stephen (Light Years, Moonlight and Frankies). Pixie will look to blend beachy vibes with refined city dining, with head chef Matteo Tine (previously of Melbourne’s Grossi Florentino) drawing upon his Sicilian roots to fashion a menu featuring savoury sfinci (Sicilian fried doughnut) filled with a warm cacio e pepe sauce and spaghetti alla chitarra made with a sourdough pasta, vongole and bottarga sauce, fermented chilli oil and lemon and fennel pangrattato. Pixie’s cocktail list has been curated by sip specialist Joe Jones (Romeo Lane), while the wine list will feature a mix of modern and new-world wines, as well as Italian classics. Pixie Food & Wine is anticipated to open in November.

If you’ve heard something that’s worth mentioning in The Weekend Edition’s Pavement Whispers, email [email protected].

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