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The classic sushi train gets a modern refresh at Sushi & Nori
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The classic sushi train gets a modern refresh at Sushi & Nori

The sushi train concept is nothing new. Regardless of where you go, you know to expect colourful melamine plates on the wall, basic design aesthetic and of course, rotating teriyaki chicken rolls. And then there's Sushi & Nori. Breaking the mould of the sushi trains we're so used to, the eatery is a breath of fresh air, taking a casual approach to fine-dining-quality Japanese food. more

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The Flying Cock
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The round-up: What’s open on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday

You can’t possibly imagine the intense feelings of joy we get when we hear those two little words – ‘long weekend’. Monday October 3 is the day Queensland celebrates the Queen’s Birthday, and if you aren’t too busy catching up on sleep we’ve taken the liberty of assembling a quick list of spots that are trading on the day. Stretch your weekend out a bit longer at these venues around town. more

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Chingón brings badass Mexican vibes to town
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Chingón brings badass Mexican vibes to town

You think that those pulled-pork burritos with extra guac you've been eating are authentic Mexican food? Amigo, you need to think again. You're about to be schooled on the way real Mexican food should taste, and you don't need to venture any further than Eagle Lane for your lesson. more


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St. James Crabhouse & Kitchen
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The round-up: crack into Brisbane’s most delicious crab and crustacean dishes

There are few foodstuffs as quintessentially Australian as the trusty prawn, and barbecue season is approaching pretty fast. That being said, there is more to the crustacean family than just prawns – we also go loco for lobster, cray cray for crayfish and bug out over Moreton Bay bugs. There are so many tasty morsels swimming about under the sea – we cast a net and have hauled in a list of spots to get your claws on some cracking crustaceans this seafood season. more

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Art and food collide at Spring Hill's Tumbling Stone
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Art and food collide at Spring Hill’s Tumbling Stone

Let's get something straight first up – this is a restaurant, not a typical hotel restaurant. Despite the fact that it adjoins Spring Hill's soon-to-be-opened The Johnson Art Series Hotel, Tumbling Stone holds its own as a stand-alone eatery and bar, which can often be a difficult feat to achieve. Ahead of The Johnson's official opening on Friday September 16 (we'll have more details on that next week), Tumbling Stone has opened its doors early to offer graze-style dining in a laid-back setting. more

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Get hooked on South Bank’s newest eatery River Quay Fish
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Get hooked on South Bank’s newest eatery River Quay Fish

It's been a little while since River Quay had a new addition. And it's not like we're complaining – we never get tired of the riverside locale – but they say a little change is as good as a holiday. In this case, the holiday is in a laid-back coastal town, where the sun shines, the cool breeze rolls in off the water and seafood is king. more

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Charcuterie selection
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Get hung up on a ham line at Prova Pizzeria

Improving upon authentic Italian pizza recipes is much like reinventing the wheel – it’s almost impossible. Or so you’d think. Prova Pizzeria is proving all of the naysayers wrong that declare that pizza was perfected long ago, with a seriously impressive menu of wood-fired pies that will have you dreaming of Italy – or at least seriously considering an extended holiday. more

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Popolo
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The round-up: perfect places to party for Riverfire in 2016

Saturday September 24 marks one of the biggest events on the Brisbane party calendar – Riverfire. Every year the Brisbane River comes to live and the sky is illuminated with fireworks of every colour. All across Brisbane, the atmosphere is positively electric, with Brisbane’s best vantage points heaving with revellers. If you’re keen to fight the crowds but still get in on the action, we’ve rounded up the best vantage points for both your eyes and your tastebuds to be equally dazzled. more

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Five winter warmers to eat before spring arrives
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Five winter warmers to eat before spring arrives

You can feel it in the air – winter is leaving us. Whether you react to this news with sadness or jubilation, the fact of the matter is that in a few weeks your favourite winter warmer recipes will be shelved until next year. Before the chill disappears completely, make sure you have had your fill of hearty meals. We’ve put together some classic meals to whip up this weekend. more

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Santa Monica shrimp baguette topped with remoulade sauce, oak lettuce, tomato and pickled red onions
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Cruise in for Californian eats at Santa Monica

The sun is warming your face, there’s an ice-cold beer (or perhaps cocktail) in your hand. You’re surrounded by your greatest pals and listening to some killer beats. Before you sits a lemon-pepper fried-shrimp baguette, topped with remoulade sauce, oak lettuce, tomato and pickled red onions, beckoning you to take a bite. Need to make this hypothetical scenario a reality? Then you best head to Santa Monica, Brisbane City’s newest bar and eatery. more