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Make yourself at home at new Bowen Hills watering hole Half Pint Kitchen + Bar
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Make yourself at home at new Bowen Hills watering hole Half Pint Kitchen + Bar

If there's one thing the Cheers theme song taught us about hospitality, it's that we do want a place (this place being a local bar) where everybody knows our name. Newly open Half Pint Kitchen + Bar in Bowen Hills operates on this warm and approachable mantra, and has created an atmosphere that's almost an extension of one's living room – just with the added benefit of craft beer on tap, juicy burgers cooking on the grill and more board games than you could reasonably keep in the back of your own linen cupboard. more

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Rug up for the return of Veuve Clicquot's winter pop-up at Customs House
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Rug up for the return of Veuve Clicquot’s winter pop-up at Customs House

As we approach the middle of the year, we get ever so close to those precious months where wearing our thicker coats is not seen as obscene. Winter is nearly here, and with it comes the return of Customs House's annual mid-year pop-up. As always, the riverside venue has teamed up with Veuve Clicquot to create a luxe cold-weather wonderland complete with belly-warming eats, cosy igloos and endless glasses of effervescent champagne. more

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Hankering for hawker food – where to find the best Asian street eats in Queen Street Mall
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Hankering for hawker food – where to find the best Asian street eats in Queen Street Mall

Picture this – you're strolling through The City with shopping bags in tow when you suddenly feel a hunger pang. Thankfully for you and your empty belly, you're standing in the middle of a quadrangle with delicious Asian street-food offerings on all sides – all you have to do is make the difficult decision on what to fill your growling goblet with. Whether you're desperate for dumplings or craving a curry, we've put together some of the top places you can snag delicious Asian street eats in Queen Street Mall. more

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Say yassou to Santorini Restaurant Grill Bar, Newstead's home of Greek eats
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Say yassou to Santorini Restaurant Grill Bar, Newstead’s home of Greek eats

The salutary sunsets of Santorini are famed and fabled the world over – and for good reason! The landscape alone makes Santorini worth a visit, but the island's culinary offering is what will likely make it the first port-of-call when we're finally allowed to venture beyond our own borders. Until that time, the team at newly open Santorini Restaurant Grill Bar in Newstead is here to help locals sharpen their knowledge of the essentials. If you're keen to get familiar with the likes horiatiki, gemista and kleftiko, pencil in a visit to Santorini on Kyabara Street. more

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The Ghanem Group's sky-high Mediterranean-inspired rooftop bar Iris opens tonight
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The Ghanem Group’s sky-high Mediterranean-inspired rooftop bar Iris opens tonight

We've heard all about stairways to heaven, but spare a moment for elevators – they'll get you there quicker! If your idea of heaven is colourful cocktails, Mediterranean-inspired eats and some killer views of Brisbane City and beyond, then jump in the elevator at Hotel X and hit the button for its rooftop bar and restaurant Iris. The Ghanem Group's second dining destination at Hotel X officially opens to the public tonight, Wednesday May 5, traversing the tastes of the Mediterranean coast and pairing a vibrant summery essence with some near-unbeatable views. Read on for a look inside ... more

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Weekend sundowners sorted – Spuntini Bar pops up at Howard Smith Wharves
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Weekend sundowners sorted – Spuntini Bar pops up at Howard Smith Wharves

Oh, to be cosied up at one of the many bars that dot Italy's Amalfi Coast, spritz in hand, a plate of snacks at our elbow and a picturesque view spreading out in front of us. Forgive the wistful daydreaming – the travel bug has bitten us, hard. The imaginative crew at Howard Smith Wharves is looking to soothe our wanderlust woes, with brand-new pop-up concept Spuntini Bar acting as a healing balm for anyone chafing at the thought of no Italian sojourn in 2021. more

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Dining on a dime – where to grab Queen Street Mall's best cheap eats this autumn
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Dining on a dime – where to grab Queen Street Mall’s best cheap eats this autumn

Venturing into the city for lunch but want to stick to a budget? Luckily for those strapped for cash, there's no shortage of cheap eats in and around Queen Street Mall, so much so that sometimes the options are a bit overwhelming. If you're searching for a tastebud-tingling feast that will fill your belly but not empty your wallet, we have rounded up some dynamite deals that are being dished out. Read on to find out what you should stick a fork in to ... more


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Hashtag Burgers & Waffles brings its whopping range to West End
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Hashtag Burgers & Waffles brings its whopping range to West End

Burgers and waffles are two dishes that don't often get a chance to partner up – one is a lunchtime classic, the other is a breakfast and dessert staple. Opportunities for both to combine don't occur frequently, unless you happen to be dining at Hashtag Burgers & Waffles, that is. The hugely popular concept has just opened a new bricks-and-mortar space in West End, giving folks more elbow room for burger chomping and ample kitchen space to debut some new items. more

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Sweet dreams (are made of this) – South Bank welcomes dessert dispensary Ice Dream
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Sweet dreams (are made of this) – South Bank welcomes dessert dispensary Ice Dream

Ice-cream is amazing by itself, but it's hard to deny that just about every scoop of ice-cream can be improved with a tasteful (and tasty) topping. But what if the topping was weaved into the ice-cream itself? We're not talking about crudely crushed and mashed in confections – think ingredients smoothly blended and imbued in each spiral of soft-serve. Ice Dream in South Bank has taken some cues from international dessert trends for its Grey Street pop-up, where all sorts of tasty combinations are whipped up in a flash. more

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Lunch sorted – Bowen Hills scores two-in-one pit-stop Soul Black and Uno Sushi
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Lunch sorted – Bowen Hills scores two-in-one pit-stop Soul Black and Uno Sushi

Sure, coffee and sushi might be an odd combo if you consume both at once, but when it comes to our top grab-and-go picks, each respective choice ranks highly. Bowen Hills is the lucky beneficiary of new eateries Soul Black and Uno Sushi, a new two-for-one destination serving – you guessed it – specialty coffee and Japanese fare. Perfect for morning pick-me-ups and hearty midday munching, this tandem is shaping up to be quite the harmonious union. more

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Stones Corner scores a slice of New York City with the arrival of Brooklyn Depot
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Stones Corner scores a slice of New York City with the arrival of Brooklyn Depot

Stacked burgers, loaded hot dogs, photograph-worthy cocktails – if we were to summarise the best bits of Brooklyn Depot, we'd probably start with these three. With more time we'd also mention the barbecued morsels, decadent milkshakes and hip New York-inspired vibes. And, if we could go on longer, we'd also discuss the loaded fries, mozzarella sticks and mouth-watering desserts. Oh, and it'd also be good to mention that Brooklyn Depot has also opened in Stones Corner, with all the aforementioned highlights available seven days a week. There's almost too much to touch on, but, seeing as you've twisted our arm, we'll happily divulge all the details – read on to learn more ... more

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Score your lunchtime essentials from inner-city newcomer Harvest on George
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Score your lunchtime essentials from inner-city newcomer Harvest on George

If there's one thing that grinds our gears, it's having to hit multiple spots to cover all our nourishment needs – especially when we haven't got time to spare. Three pals are looking to solve that issue with a new all-in one pitstop in the heart of Brisbane City's busiest strip. Harvest on George and Meet Me in the Morning is a double whammy dispensary from a team that knows all about killer service. more

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Turn your Monday blues into midday brews – our day-by-day guide to lunching in The City
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Turn your Monday blues into midday brews – our day-by-day guide to lunching in The City

If there's one thing we look forward to during the workday, it's lunch. For the city dwellers among us, this hour of sweet relief from your inbox and to-do list is also the perfect time to start exploring the wealth of eateries scattered around The City. So you can find the hidden treasures and most delicious eats, we have rounded up some of the best spots to take a breather and a few bites during lunchtime. Now, all you have to do is wait for the clock to strike 12:00 pm ... more

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South Italy comes to Ferny Hills – the Pizzantica team opens The Cedar Social
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South Italy comes to Ferny Hills – the Pizzantica team opens The Cedar Social

One of the most popular under-the-radar arrivals on the foodie scene has built a cult following almost solely thanks to word of mouth. The Cedar Social, tucked away off Samford Road in Ferny Hills, is the latest community-oriented concept from the ever-busy Pizzantica team, which brought its style of authentic south-Italian fare to the suburb in early January. Folks are flocking from all over to snag a seat in The Cedar Social's festoon light-illuminated beer garden, eager for a taste of the venue's piping-hot pizzas, effervescent spritzes and delectable dolci. more

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The Phat Boy team brings the tastes of Thailand to Brisbane Quarter with Som Tum Bar
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The Phat Boy team brings the tastes of Thailand to Brisbane Quarter with Som Tum Bar

Any frequent devourer of Thai food knows that som tum (that is green papaya salad) is a core staple of the cuisine. While many of us enjoy the refreshing (and slightly spicy) dish as an accompaniment to a larger feast, in Thailand som tum is widely beloved as a street food go-to, with many dedicated outlets dispensing an array of variations. The crew behind Phat Boy, Phat Elephant and Chai Thai is looking to increase the profile of the specialty in Brisbane, opening the city's first dedicated som tum bar in Brisbane Quarter last week. This newcomer isn't your average salad bar. Read on to find out why ... more

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Say hola to La Mexicana – the new street-food pop-up at Howard Smith Wharves
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Say hola to La Mexicana – the new street-food pop-up at Howard Smith Wharves

While we're dreaming of holidays to the Baja California peninsula and fantasising about sipping margaritas on the beaches of Playa del Carmen, overseas travelling is still a pipe dream for now. Howard Smith Wharves is looking to offer a handy substitute much closer to home in the form of La Mexicana – a new Mexican-inspired pop-up slinging guac, lamb barbacoa and tequila from today, Friday February 26. more

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Slipstream Brewing Co. lifts the lid on its Yeerongpilly brewpub extension
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Slipstream Brewing Co. lifts the lid on its Yeerongpilly brewpub extension

Brisbane's craft breweries have carved out a unique niche in Brisbane's drinking and dining landscape, with many evolving into the go-to local for folks wetting their whistle on a weekend. Slipstream Brewing Co. in Yeerongpilly has established itself as one of these neighbourhood watering holes, luring in families and friendship groups with its range of sip-worthy sessionable beers. After more than four years of operation, Slipstream brewing has reached a threshold – it has become too popular to stay small, but too intrinsic to the community to pack up and depart for larger pastures. The Slipstream team has found a happy medium – taking over a neighbouring mechanic's warehouse, the crew has expanded its Yeerongpilly footprint, opening a spacious brewpub and beer garden with its own kitchen (and a larger bar, of course). The new-look Slipstream debuted last week – take a look inside… more

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Macca's is giving us a taste of New Zealand with its new Cookie Time McFlurry
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Macca’s is giving us a taste of New Zealand with its new Cookie Time McFlurry

When it comes to sweet treats, our Kiwi friends sure know what's up. Plenty of New Zealand's cult-status confections have made their way to our shores, from Whittaker's Peanut Slabs and Cadbury Perky Nanas to Pascall Pineapple Lumps and of course, Cookie Time. In a tastebud-tantalising twist of events, McDonald's is taking your favourite baked beauty, mashing it up and pouring it over its universally adored soft serve to create a new ice-cream flavour – the Cookie Time McFlurry. more

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Treat yourself to cookie-dough waffles, woodfired pizza and brunch bites at Carseldine Central
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Treat yourself to cookie-dough waffles, woodfired pizza and brunch bites at Carseldine Central

Those who call the 4034 postcode home will be very familiar with Carseldine Central, a convenient shopping pit stop located just off Gympie Road. For the uninitiated, we think it's high time you take a stroll through the retailer haven, which is also bountiful with delicious dining destinations. From decadent dessert spots and authentic Italian restaurants to family-run caffeination stations and Asian-inspired eateries, there's something to satisfy even the most hard-to-please palate ... more