Pavement Whispers: Volume 72 May 17
From whispers of a new fromagerie to burger-dispensing food trucks, 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 …
Emile and Solange
Any long-time readers of The Weekend Edition know that we love our cheese, which is why our heart skipped a beat when we heard of a new gourmet cheese and smallgoods shop coming to Albion in July. Emile and Solange is the brainchild of Sarah Thuillet, a French ex-pat who named the shop after her grandparents, who owned a crèmerie and fromagerie in Normandy. The retail space will be located at Vielle Branche and will be stocked with a range of gourmet cheeses from France and Switzerland (as well as some of the best offerings from around Australia), dried sausage, dips and tapenades. Sarah estimates that there will be between 40 and 50 cheeses upon opening, with information on the terroir of the cheeses and other products that pair perfectly with your selection. Keep an eye on The Weekend Edition for updates!
Ze Pickle Food Truck
If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of gorging on a stacked burger from Ze Pickle in Fortitude Valley, you are seriously missing out. If the Valley is too far for you to travel to, then you’ll get a kick out of this bit of news – Ze Pickle will soon be hitting the road with its very own food truck. That’s right – the Ze Pickle team have purchased a beast of a vehicle, which is on its way to Australia via boat as you read this. The machine will hopefully hit the streets in three months, serving upwards of four of Ze Pickle’s mouth-watering burgers and much-loved Ze Chips. In the meantime, Ze Pickle will be unveiling a few new willpower-testing menu items over winter that will be a challenge for anyone hoping to maintain their summer bods. Keep your eyes on The Weekend Edition for more information.
Some big news emerged from the sweet treat scene recently – the iconic Jocelyn’s Provisions is closing… for a day! The dessert destination will be closing its long-time home on James Street on Tuesday May 24, shifting to a new pop up location (opening on May 25) next to Pottery Barn and opposite Calexico where it will remain for the foreseeable future while the current site is being redeveloped. The pop-up location is a little bit bigger than the current store, so all of the current favourites will still be available as well as some new goodies being introduced in the coming weeks and months. Expect a new cake of the day range as well as an expansion of the bread offering and ready-to-go meals.
Pizzeria Violetta and Sichuan Bang Bang Wilston
The doors have only just opened at Sichaun Bang Bang and Pizzeria Violetta’s Paddington digs, but plans are already in motion for a new location on the north side of town. Renata Roberts is further expanding her eatery portfolio with another dual Chinese and Italian space in Wilston, set to be unveiled in June. Expect two menus of delicious food and an expertly curated drinks offering.
Harajuku pup-up at Saké
Saké on Eagle Street will be transforming into a Neo Tokyo playground this Friday May 20, when it hosts a one-off Harajuku-themed party. A pumping dance floor will be set up for patrons to party the night away, with Harajuku girls serving delicious cocktails. Guests can also nibble on a selection of chic Japanese bites including spicy tuna rice, spider maki and steamed prawn shumai.
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