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Nourishing Noosa outfit Blended Health Bar brings its bounty to Fortitude Valley
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Nourishing Noosa outfit Blended Health Bar brings its bounty to Fortitude Valley

Sunshine Coast residents and those that call Hastings Street their main hang will be no stranger to the fare at Blended Health Bar. The cosy superfood pit stop has been dishing out colourful bowls, nutritious smoothies and good vibes for years, earning a first-rate rep for its wholesome fare in the process. Good news for Brisbane-based acai junkies – Blended Health Bar has come south, opening a vibrant eatery in Fortitude Valley complete with its popular menu and a few exciting additions. more

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Follow your nose to Short Order's sweet and savoury Newstead sanctuary
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Follow your nose to Short Order’s sweet and savoury Newstead sanctuary

Patrons standing on the corner of Skyring Terrace and Cunningham Street have reported a salivation-inducing scent springing from the newly opened Short Order at Haven Newstead, a smart new grab-and-go concept from the team behind Jocelyn’s Provisions. The overwhelming smell in question is emanating from Short Order’s piping-hot rotisserie, which is luring in patrons by the truckload and wowing them with a selection of savoury eats, take-home meals and smooth coffee. more

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You Betty believe it – win a year's supply of free Betty's Burgers for National Burger Day
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You Betty believe it – win a year’s supply of free Betty’s Burgers for National Burger Day

If you hadn’t already heard, Monday May 28 is National Burger Day. It’s cause for celebration, and Betty’s Bugers and Concrete Co is marking the date with a massive giveaway. The burger joint is giving one hungry punter the chance to win a year’s supply of burgers. If 52 weeks of bliss sounds good to you, we’ve got the details on how to score big this weekend. more

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Chomp on crispy goodness at Fortitude Valley's cheeky chicken shop Flippin’ The Bird
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Chomp on crispy goodness at Fortitude Valley’s cheeky chicken shop Flippin’ The Bird

Fried chicken is amazing for a lot of reasons, but for many of us the fact that we can chow down on a literal bucket of food is a special drawcard. Many fast-food options leave our hands greasy and our souls slick with regret, so we put good thoughts out into the cosmos in hopes that divine forces would deliver a quality alternative. Enter Flippin’ The Bird – a fried-chicken shop with taste and attitude to match. With free-range chicken and paddock-to-plate freshness, Flippin’ The Bird is the quality outlet we’ve hoped for – and yes, they’ve got buckets. more

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Mission Vietnamese
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The round-up: bite into some of Brisbane’s best banh mi

When it comes to sandwiches, we are connoisseurs. As long as there’s bread and some kind of filling, we’re interested. No sandwich gets us as excited as banh mi, though, and we’d hazard a guess we’re not the only ones. In an age where people are pushing the boundaries of food fusion, banh mi is an established and culturally rich blend. The meeting of French and Vietnamese cuisines has resulted in what could be the best sandwich in the world, and when you get a glimpse of the crusty baguette filled to bursting point with scrumptious ingredients you’d be hard-pressed to disagree. Brisbane’s got a booming banh mi scene. Want proof? Check out this list and see what all of the fuss is about. more

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Send yourself a naughty snack with new delivery-only Killer Take-out
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Send yourself a naughty snack with new delivery-only Killer Take-out

It's a situation we've all been faced with. You've been good all week, packing your lunch, eating your greens ... all so you can feel deserved when you treat yourself on the weekend. You hype yourself up for that dirty takeaway feast and then it all comes crashing down into a spiral of shame when the bun is too dry, there's not enough sauce, the chips are limp, and it's just a goddamn waste of calories. New delivery-only Killer Take-out wants to eradicate that feeling, making sure your cheat meal leaves you with nothing but satisfied belly rubs. more


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Chefs Inc. invigorates the bayside with a collection of choice cuisine
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Chefs Inc. invigorates the bayside with a collection of choice cuisine

Since we first heard whispers of its arrival, we’ve been keeping regular tabs on Cleveland’s Chefs Inc. Now, Redlands locals can finally experience what this open-plan dining destination has to offer. Chefs Inc. opened to the public over the weekend, drawing in more than 5000 excited punters who were itching to get a glimpse of the highly anticipated chow collective. Boasting a varied assembly of creative and drool-worthy vendors, Chefs Inc. is delivering restaurant-quality food to the masses at a family-friendly price point with a lively and casual atmosphere. more

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Sunny Coast fave Bordertown brings its border-crossing eats south to The City
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Sunny Coast fave Bordertown brings its border-crossing eats south to The City

One of the greatest food fusions of all time would have to be the meeting of American and Mexican cuisines. If Donald Trump had his way, he’d pull the two cultures further apart, but lucky for foodies everywhere cooler heads are keeping that at bay. Spots like Bordertown are the result of this very magical fusion – a pairing of the best of both sides of the border, which took Noosa by storm in August 2017. The team behind the Sunshine Coast eatery and bar has made tongues wag with its dressed-down dining, and now Brisbane eaters can get a taste at Bordertown’s new Brisbane City location, which is opening this week. more

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Cut us off a piece of that – Smokey Moo brings barbecue to East Brisbane
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Cut us off a piece of that – Smokey Moo brings barbecue to East Brisbane

In no particular order, our top-five favourite food smells goes thusly – garlic and butter sizzling in a pan, a rosemary-laden roast, a cake baking away in the oven, a freshly brewed batch of coffee and a smoky wood-fired barbecue. If that last one is a particular favourite of yours, then we’d like to introduce you to Smokey Moo. This brand-new barbecue hotspot is carving up some of the most moreish morsels and low-and-slow cooked meat you’re likely to find, so make like a cow and ‘moove’ your caboose to get your fix. more

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The Weekend Series: five iconic pie shops worth detouring for
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The Weekend Series: five iconic pie shops worth detouring for

As much as we love a cheeky servo pie, the Australian culinary staple has so much more to offer if we don’t settle for the most convenient option. South East Queensland is home to a plethora of charming pie institutions that have been baking the golden goods for generations. Nothing makes a road-trip better than swinging through and sampling the fine fare of these pie shops, so we’ve picked five that are flaky in all the right ways. more

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Brisbane City joint Jee’s Burger proves you can’t beat a classic
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Brisbane City joint Jee’s Burger proves you can’t beat a classic

As much as we love it when burgers are done up with fancy, gourmet ingredients, everyone knows that the burger is a dish best served simply. As long as the beef is of a high quality and the ingredients are fresh, we’re in for a good time. Simple burgers done well is one of the key focuses of new Brisbane City outlet Jee’s Burger, which is plating up American-style burgers, hand-cut chips and crispy Korean fried chicken that earn high marks in the satisfaction stakes. more