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Discover rare wine and delicious eats at Brisbane City hideaway Greenglass
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Discover rare wine and delicious eats at Brisbane City hideaway Greenglass

When opening a restaurant, one naturally looks to the food as a starting point, building a supporting wine list around it. It’s very refreshing, and rare, when that entire idea is turned on it’s head – a restaurant built around wine, where food merely acts as a backdrop. For their latest project, brothers Cameron and Jordan Votan (the brains behind Spring Hill's Happy Boy) have done just that. more

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Gruyere beignet with dill pickles and Dijon mustard
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Sample souffle and steak frites at the stylish Parisian-inspired Madame Rouge Bar + Bistro

They say French is one of the languages of love, but it’s also pretty well known that the French like to seduce with their food. Madame Rouge is a lavish new restaurant that has opened in M&A lane, offering a bounty of French-inspired dishes from parfaits to beignets and pomme frites. Madame Rouge’s opulent interior and sumptuous fare will have you thinking you’ve been transported to an iconic back-street bistro from 1950s Paris. more

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Gnocchi with fresh prawns and cherry tomato sauce
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Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers unveils Australia’s first dedicated gnoccheria in Paddington

Has 2016 got you gnocched down? Well it’s time to get up again. In possibly some of the best news we’ve received this year, Australia just gained its first dedicated gnoccheria, and it’s right here in the heart of Paddington. If pillowy clouds of potato gnocchi floating in pools of authentic Italian sauce is your jam, then get up, dust yourself off and make tracks to Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers. more

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Manchego cheese custard, coal-fired carrots and dukka
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Saddle up and make tracks for Albion’s newest eatery Vaquero

Nothing impresses a member of the opposite sex more than a well-presented charcuterie board, which is why you should pay close attention what is written here. One part Spanish-influenced restaurant and bar, one part gourmet butcher, Vaquero (Spanish for cowboy) and the conjoined The Albion Butchery is a great pairing for anyone seeking sumptuous charcoal-roasted cuisine, gourmet charcuterie meats and exemplary cocktails. Throw in a sublime interior setting for good measure and Vaquero is perfect for your next intimate get-together or as we call them, 'meet-cuteries'. more

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Jamie's Italian
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Ditch the kitchen duties – where to eat, drink and be merry on Christmas Day

My, my – how time flies! The year has practically blitzed past us and now we are looking at another fast approaching festive season. If you’ve been caught off guard by how fast 2016 has moved, then you might be a little bit underprepared for Christmas Day. If the thought of slaving away in the kitchen for the in-laws is unappealing, consider letting a few professionals take care of the cooking. Here’s the scoop on places around town that are hosting exquisite Christmas Day lunches. more

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Aether Brewing set to turn on taps at Milton brewery and bar
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Aether Brewing set to turn on taps at Milton brewery and bar

Milton holds a special place in the hearts of beer-drinking locals thanks to its storied history as the city’s home of brewing. A new brewpub is set to open, just a short keg roll from Castlemaine Perkins, owned and operated by the minds behind craft beer upstarts Aether Brewing. Aether Brewing combines brewery, bar and kitchen into one modern-industrial venue that is more than just a spot to have a few jars. more

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The Fly AF
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Enjoy cluckin’ good times at Paddington’s new chicken joint Winner Winner

Why did the chicken cross the road? Well, if that road happens to be Given Terrace then it’s probably to see what the fuss is all about when Winner Winner opens tonight (Tuesday November 15). The eagerly anticipated eatery combines some of the best things in life – fried chicken, tap beer and hip-hop – under one roof. If you can handle getting your hands and face a little messy, get ready for the best chicken dinner you are likely to have had in a while. One glance at Winner Winner’s menu will have you singing, “I feel like chicken tonight!” more


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Little Boat Espresso
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Beat the Brisbane heat at some new Sunshine Coast hotspots

Look, we know the irony inherent in telling you the best way to avoid the summer heat is to head to a place called the Sunshine Coast, but really the northern beaches offer some of the best opportunities to cool off when Brisbane gets unbearably hot. Not only can you take advantage of the beaches and sea breezes, you can also soak in some coastal atmosphere at one of many phenomenal bars, cafes and restaurants. 2016 has seen a huge boom in the coast’s foodie scene and we figured it was past time we stopped neglecting our northern brethren and listed some of the best new spots to try when you evacuate heat-stricken Brisbane. more

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Fromage The Cow
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The round-up: sweet dreams are made of cheese – Brisbane’s cheesiest dishes

Ever heard of the term C.R.E.A.M? It stands for 'cheese rules everything around me'. Give me a bunch of cheeses and I'll Edam all! I know what you’re thinking, “Haha, that joke was a gouda one!” To that I say thank you, friend! I love cheese so much I’ve changed my middle name to Gruyère. I’m not the only one that loves the stuff – several of Brisbane’s eateries are cheese fiends too. To prove it, we’ve put together a list of some of the cheesiest meals in town. If you are lactose intolerant, consider this an apology in advance. This piece might be a bit torturous for you, so I won’t be offended if you’re feeling bleu and can’t read any further. For the rest of you cheese lovers, feast your eyes on these bad boys! more

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Enjoy fine dining without the fuss at New Farm's Allium
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Enjoy fine dining without the fuss at New Farm’s Allium

It seems like an oxymoron at first, this idea of casual fine dining. But more and more we are seeing inventive and intricately plated dishes – usually reserved for white-tablecloth establishments – served in a relaxed and approachable environment. The latest restaurant to break down the barriers often associated with high-end cuisine is Allium, which opens in New Farm this Friday November 11. more

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Korean chilli chicken with beetroot and radish pickle and coleslaw
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Say hi to King Street’s new Korean fried chicken joint Hello Chicken

If there’s one thing that spurs pure, unadulterated happiness, it’s sitting down to an overflowing basket of golden, crispy chicken. Seriously – typing those words has already given me goosebumps. The smell of the spicy sauces that make our nostrils flare, that crunch of the first bite, that glazed, post-feast smile that no wet wipe can remove – that’s what life is about, folks. King Street’s newest hot chicken hotspot serves Korean-style fried chicken that comes with enough variety and flavour to make Colonel Sanders hang up his string bowtie in shame. more

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The round-up: food you loved as kids – all grown up
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The round-up: food you loved as kids – all grown up

Before you say anything, we know that you can still enjoy fairy bread any time you choose to make some. And yes, you can boil a pot of cheerios and eat them one by one while you watch Netflix – we're not judgemental types (unless you forget the tomato sauce, then shame on you). What we will say is that sometimes your treasured memories are best left alone, and that if you are looking to revisit some of your culinary habits from when you were five, you might be a bit disappointed. Several places around Brisbane are putting a spin on our old favourites, making them more suitable for an adult palette. Here is a collection of some food you loved as kids, all grown up. more

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Red Hook
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The round-up: forget Trump and Hillary – vote yes for American food this US election

For us, the choice between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton is not one we have to make (thankfully). Between e-mail scandals and a swag of barf-worthy inappropriate remarks, we're just about ready to put this whole election business to rest – and we're Australian! All this drama is distracting us from the best thing about America – the food. Burgers, French fries, hotdogs, deep-dish pizza, po boys, cheesesteaks – this is the kinda stuff we like hearing about. Regardless of who ends up in the top job, we can only hope that American food remains top notch, because as this list can attest, we love it in Australia. Here's proof. more

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Share board with chicken tenders, baby pork ribs, corn dogs, mac and cheese croquettes and calamari
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NoHo Bar & Grill brings the flavours of the Big Apple to Wilston

In case you don’t know your New York history, NoHo – that is the area north of Houston Street in Manhattan – was once the stomping ground of the likes of Andy Warhol and the home of CBGB. This storied neighbourhood is a quintessential part of New York culture, and now a slice of that culture has come to Wilston. NoHo Bar & Grill is plating some of the best American street food in town, and is doing so with a casual yet modern flair. more

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The Burrow moves into its cosy new West End digs
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The Burrow moves into its cosy new West End digs

At the end of July, we sadly had to say goodbye to The Burrow on Mollison Street in West End. For a couple of tough months we mourned the cosy space, waiting patiently for the eatery to reopen in a new location. Well at last the time has come, dear readers. The Burrow is back and its better than ever. more

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Experience the complex flavours of Umami in Fortitude Valley
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Experience the complex flavours of Umami in Fortitude Valley

Until only a few years ago, we simple Westerners had only recognised four tastes – salt, sweet, sour and bitter. But the identification of a fifth taste – umami – allowed us to express our pure joy for moreish savoury foods. It's the mouth-watering taste that we experience from parmesan cheese, perfectly ripe tomatoes and mature beef – so basically all of our favourite things. more