Pavement Whispers: Vol 44 October 13
From whispers of new food and drink pavilions to dinner delivery services, 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 …
Let’s be honest. When you think of an evening in Fortitude Valley, your mind usually wanders to the weekend. New bar Barbara, coming late October, has set its sights on changing that mentality. The venue is from the five-person strong team behind The Calypso Boys pop-up restaurant, and will be offering a refined selection of cocktails, beers, wines and spirits seven nights a week. Although it will be a small bar, Barbara has big dreams. The boys have carefully considered each and every element of the space, from hand crafting the interiors themselves to perfecting the brewing of their own signature beer. Look out on The Weekend Edition for more details soon.
The Defiant Duck
Those clever cats from the Moubment Group (Gerard’s Bistro, Hatch & Co., Laruche) are at it again, this time opening a new food and drink pavilion to Newstead across from Gasworks. The Defiant Duck is set to open on Thursday October 22, and will serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks. Led by head chef Selau Mailata (previously of The Jetty and Cha Cha Char), The Defiant Duck will have a strong American influence, serving up the likes of chilli corndogs, Southern fried chicken and Reuben wagyu cheeseburgers. Twenty-four craft and local beers will be on tap, as well as three wine taps and an extensive wine selection. Keep an eye on The Weekend Edition next week for full details.
A new dinner delivery service is about to be available to busy Brisbane locals. Launching in Teneriffe on Monday October 26, DinDinClub is the creation of Jo Kelly, who has collaborated with an array of wholefood providers around Brisbane to create a midweek dinner service of organic, vegan, vegetarian and paleo meals. Orders will need to be placed by 9:30 am on Monday through Wednesday, and will be delivered to your desired location via a vintage Dutch Cargo bike on the same day. The launch of DinDinClub will see the Dutch Cargo bikes in a number of DinDin Hotspots for people to pick up a meal on their way home, the first of which will be the Teneriffe Ferry Terminal and on Macquarie Street opposite Saratoga Woolstore on Monday October 26, Tuesday October 27 and Wednesday October 28 from 4:30 pm.
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