Pavement Whispers: Volume 95 October 25
From whispers of frozen custard ice-cream to an arcade-game bar, 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 …
Whenever we schedule a roadtrip to the Sunshine or Gold Coasts, there’s a pretty high chance that a visit to Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. is on the agenda. Well our time has finally come Brisbane – we’re getting a Betty’s to call our own. Due to open at the end of May 2017, Betty’s will serve up its famous selection of succulent burgers (think classic Angus beef, crispy chicken and pork belly), sides and concretes. What’s a concrete, you ask? That would be chocolate or vanilla custard ice-cream (yes custard ice-cream), with toppings such as peanut butter brittle, passionfruit ginger crumble, and hot fudge doughnut. Oof. Betty’s Burgers will be moving into the new Haven development on Skyring Terrace in Newstead across from the Gasometer – we’ll have more details for you early next year.
Salt Meats Cheese
Our Gold Coast friends keep taunting us with the place that your ultimate charcuterie board dreams come true – Salt Meats Cheese. No longer shall we cry mozzarella-sized tears, because the Sydney-born food emporium is making its way to Brisbane. You have every reason to get excited, Salt Meats Cheese is true charcuterie heaven. The Italian providore and cooking school not only is one of the most wonderful and well-stocked delicatessens you’ll ever lay eyes on, specialising in hard-to-find items from Italy and Spain (read: all of the cured meat and cheese), but you can also settle in amongst the pesto jars or alfresco to enjoy wood-fired pizzas, charcuterie boards and bottled cocktails. Also – its infamous flaming cheese wheel. Enough said. Salt Meats Cheese will be opening in Gasworks in May 2017 – we’ll keep you posted with details.
Flex your thumbs and point those flipper fingers, Brisbane – Netherworld is a brand-new arcade bar coming to the corner of Brunswick Street and St Paul’s Terrace in Fortitude Valley to test your gaming skills. Born as a collaboration between actual pinball wizard James Angliss and The Scratch’s Ben Nichols and Kieran Ryan, Netherworld was inspired by the likes of Brooklyn’s Barcade and the U.S. gaming bar scene, with the guys wanting to create a similar vibe on home soil. More than 15 pinball machines from the 1970s through to now, 25 arcade machines, classic consoles and board games will kit out the downstairs area of the space. Diner-style eats and dietary-inclusive options will be on the menu, and drinks will include a great combination of craft and normal beers. The gang is shooting to open Netherworld in late December 2016 to early January 2017, so we’ll keep you posted.
White Lies Brewing
It’s been a big and exciting year for local White Lies Brewing. After moving to its new brewery in Sumner late last year, the award-winning craft brewer has just opened a cellar door and bar to the public. To start, White Lies will only open on Fridays from 12:00 pm to late, with plans to open Saturday afternoons in the coming weeks. Eight taps are currently on offer (soon to be 12), alongside bar snacks of biltong, jerky, chips and nuts. An expanded food offering is in the works too – cheese platters and afternoon barbecues are on the horizon. White Lies will also be opening its growler fill station this Friday so you can pop in for a quick pint, then take the rest home with you. We’ll have more details for you later this week!
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