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French fare lets its hair down at DUCKFAT, the new perspective-shifting concept from the La Belle Vie team
Food & Drink

French fare lets its hair down at DUCKFAT, the new perspective-shifting concept from the La Belle Vie team

How well do you really know French food? Most fine-dining fans are well-versed in France's excellence when it comes to haute cuisine, with its fastidious presentation and meticulous technicality. But what about the more casual end of French cuisine? Brand-new eatery DuckFat is giving diners a glimpse at the possibilities of French fare without the white tablecloths, serving up the likes of buttery escargot, steak frites, French-style pizzas and foie gras in a grungy, pink-accented space in Newstead. Come and take a peek ... more

Restaurants
Get the first look inside Gum Bistro, the charming West End newcomer fuelled by Queensland produce
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Get the first look inside Gum Bistro, the charming West End newcomer fuelled by Queensland produce

There's something in the water in West End. The suburb's recent surge into one of Brisbane's most interesting dining precincts continued over the weekend, with the awaited opening of Gum Bistro. The neighbourhood eatery, run by a pair of savvy new-wave operators, is all about big flavours, small details, pitch-perfect needle drops and disarmingly chummy service. Come and take a gander ... more

Food News
Ditch the city for a paddock-to-plate paradise this Scenic Rim Eat Local Month
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Ditch the city for a paddock-to-plate paradise this Scenic Rim Eat Local Month

If you've been looking for an excuse to escape the city for a little getaway to the Scenic Rim, look no further. The region's annual celebration of producers, growers and flavour makers – Scenic Rim Eat Local Month – is back with a mammoth program of long lunches, leisurely farm tours, family-friendly events and must-attend festivals. If you've got a few spare weekends between June 1–30, the Scenic Rim Eat Local Month program has a bevy of events that will be well worth a road trip. more

Beyond the Menu
Beyond the Menu: The Westin Brisbane's executive chef Shannon Batten talks cooking for Neil Young and the secrets to hotel hospitality
Food & Drink

Beyond the Menu: The Westin Brisbane’s executive chef Shannon Batten talks cooking for Neil Young and the secrets to hotel hospitality

It's one thing to run a single kitchen at a restaurant, but looking after a whole hotel's dining program is a whole other kettle of fish. The Westin Brisbane's executive chef Shannon Batten is the man responsible for overseeing the hotel's plethora of dining options, from Nautilus Pool Bar and The Charles, to multi-award winning restaurant Settimo. We caught up with Shannon to talk about the ins and outs of hotel hospitality and also find out more about the chef's interesting career. more

Treats
Nonnas eat free! Dessert dispensary Yo-Chi celebrates new Pistachio Papi collab with Share The Chi day
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Nonnas eat free! Dessert dispensary Yo-Chi celebrates new Pistachio Papi collab with Share The Chi day

You’ll soon be able to find the nutty nectar of cult-favourite brand Pistachio Papi at a Yo-Chi near you. The green, godly spread has joined forces with the Melbourne-born frozen-yoghurt spot – letting you add the decadence of 100% Italian pistachios to your next swirl. To celebrate, Pistachio Papi has decided to pay homage to the queens of the sweet treat by giving away free Yo-Chi to nonnas everywhere. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 454 April 16
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 454 April 16

From news of Longwang's official opening date to the delicious double-header concept coming to South Bank, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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 … more

Events
Is this Australia's biggest burger? Brooklyn Depot is inviting you to come and see for yourself
Food & Drink

Is this Australia’s biggest burger? Brooklyn Depot is inviting you to come and see for yourself

It takes some serious intestinal fortitude to become a competitive eater, not to mention a pretty active metabolism! While most of us will never be able to handle the caloric abundance of a full-on eating comp, Brooklyn Depot is giving fans of food-based challenges the chance to test their mettle by taking on what is being hailed as Australia's biggest burger – a claim set to be tested by the country's highest-ranked competitive eater. This monstrous morsel is not for the faint of heart or small of stomach – take a look ... more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Taro Akimoto
There wasn't YouTube, there wasn't a lot of information back then so my recipe was limited, but I experimented a lot ... ~ Taro Akimoto more
Bars
The recap: the best new Brisbane restaurants, bars and cafes this month
Food & Drink

The recap: the best new Brisbane restaurants, bars and cafes this month

In terms of hospitality openings, March was a mixed bag in the best way. If variety is the spice of life, then we reckon March was an exceptionally spicy month. It had everything – Mexican-inspired rooftop bars, multi-level British-style gastropubs, cosy cafes in the suburbs and even a Chinese-inspired restaurant hidden inside of a pulsing nightclub. March is going to be a tough month to top – here's what we loved ... more

Casual Dining
Pavement Whispers: Gold Coast favourites Two Yolks and Finn Poke are opening in South Bank
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Pavement Whispers: Gold Coast favourites Two Yolks and Finn Poke are opening in South Bank

Ever gone out for food with a friend and found yourself at an impasse? You're craving comfort food, but your friend has a hankering for something healthier. Well, next month, this issue will be solved when Two Yolks and Finn Poke open side-by-side in South Bank. Bacon-and-egg rolls and beefy burgers or sashimi-topped poke and tuna-stuffed tacos? When Two Yolks and Finn Poke arrive next month, you won't have to choose. Here's what we know ... more

Cafes
Start your morning right with a Parisian-style bagel from Le Bon Bagel Bar
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Start your morning right with a Parisian-style bagel from Le Bon Bagel Bar

Having conquered crepes, the team behind beloved Woolloongabba French restaurant C'est Bon is turning its attention to bagels with its brand-new concept, Le Bon Bagel Bar. From Tuesday April 9, Chef Andy Ashby and his crack team of cuisiners will be serving a tight menu of delightfully doughy bagels crafted in-house and stuffed with mouth-watering fillings (croque monsieur bagels, anyone?) alongside velvety specialty coffee. Here's what's on offer ... more

The Grocer
Liquid Death debuts in Australia, promising to straight up “murder your thirst”
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Liquid Death debuts in Australia, promising to straight up “murder your thirst”

Catching a glimpse of one of Liquid Death’s cans from the corner of your eye while browsing, you’d be forgiven for thinking the rad tallboys contained some kind of trendy alcoholic beverage or perhaps one of those energy drinks with near-fatal caffeine content. Instead you’ll find inside clear spring waters, possibly gently sparking and lightly sweetened with agave nectar. Upon this bait-and-switch Liquid Death has built its brand to incredible heights of popularity. And now, it's available Down Under. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 453 April 9
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 453 April 9

From news of a new sandwich spot for Sandgate to Woolloongabba's new Italian pasticceria, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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 … more

Bakeries
Pavement Whispers: Cerin Pasticceria, an Italian-style bakery serving cakes, cornetti and coffee, is opening soon in Woolloongabba
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Cerin Pasticceria, an Italian-style bakery serving cakes, cornetti and coffee, is opening soon in Woolloongabba

Brisbane’s bakery scene has long been dominated by French-style patisseries and boulangeries. But soon, folks might begin clamouring for cornetti instead of croissants. Cerin Pasticceria will open in Woolloongabba later this month, serving a suite of Italian-style pastries, cakes, pizza by the tray and focaccia sandwiches. Here’s what we know … more