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From Peruvian pop-ups to flavour pimps – Mongrel unveils its Milton digs
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From Peruvian pop-ups to flavour pimps – Mongrel unveils its Milton digs

After 13 months of well-received pop-up restaurant experiences, the Mongrel trio have made good on their promise of a bricks-and-mortar joint of their own. The self-proclaimed ‘flavour pimps’ have installed their brand-new bar and eatery on Park Road in Milton, promising out-of-the-box flavour pairings, a choice list of Australian-made beverages and a fresh take on casual hospitality. more

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Schoolyard treats make a comeback at Woolloongabba’s Tuckshop Time
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Schoolyard treats make a comeback at Woolloongabba’s Tuckshop Time

Remember the days of the old schoolyard? Pizza rounders, choccie milk, meat pies and Slush Puppies – these were some of the lunchtime staples that made our time at school so memorable. These days our homemade lunches just don’t seem to compare, and although burgers and sweets are easily within our reach, they’re lacking some of the magic of those old-school tuckshop lunches. Tuckshop Time is a new sunny eatery underneath Woolloongabba’s South City Square that is triggering our nostalgia centres with its modern interpretation of schoolyard morsels. more

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Petrie Terrace's The Lord Alfred unites past and present for its substantial overhaul
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Petrie Terrace’s The Lord Alfred unites past and present for its substantial overhaul

Caxton Street fixture and heritage-listed watering hole The Lord Alfred has undergone a serious makeover. The longstanding corner pub has been undergoing refurbishments over recent months, and now the new-look establishment is officially relaunching this weekend. Think elevated cuisine, eight unique nooks to inhabit and a livelier atmosphere, and you’ve captured the essence of The Lord Alfred Hotel’s new persona. more

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Eats with attitude – DA’Burger opens its second joint at Ascot’s Racecourse Village
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Eats with attitude – DA’Burger opens its second joint at Ascot’s Racecourse Village

The Duke, Josephine, and Nelson Nasty – at first glance you might think these were the names of members of a new punk band. While they aren’t churning out raucous riffs, they still come with a heck of a lot of attitude. These names belong to the core members of DA’Burger’s roster of burgers – names that have become nearly iconic around New Farm since the diner emerged on the scene five years ago. In big news for burger fans, DA'Burger has expanded – opening a brand-new location in Ascot complete with it signature laid-back atmosphere and killer eats, not to mention a few tasty additions thrown in for good measure. more

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Ben's Burgers scores itself a new home inside Lefty's Old Time Music Hall
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Ben’s Burgers scores itself a new home inside Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall

Earlier this week we dropped some pretty exciting news – we found out a second Ben's Burgers was coming, but we just couldn't tell you where. You didn't have to wait too long, for today we've been given the all clear to spill the secret – Ben's Burgers is teaming up with Caxton Street's Lefty's Old Time Music Hall. As of this Friday August 3, you'll be able to pair your whisky apple with a juicy Ben's Classic, while you tap your toes to that swingin' Lefty's sound. more

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Betty’s Burgers Chermside celebrates its birthday with free burgers
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Betty’s Burgers Chermside celebrates its birthday with free burgers

It’s hard to believe that it was a full year ago that Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. opened its first Brisbane location at Chermside. How time flies! The popular burger joint is celebrating the milestone with a party on Wednesday August 1 – and you’re invited. What’s better is that the first 100 patrons to pop in to offer their congratulations will be able to score themselves a free burger. more

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Get the first look inside Fortitude Valley's brand-new social hub X Cargo
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Get the first look inside Fortitude Valley’s brand-new social hub X Cargo

Since it was first announced in early 2017, we’ve been eagerly devouring every morsel of information on X Cargo that we could get our hands on. After countless drive-by expeditions along McLachlan Street, we were invited in to get a sneak peak at Fortitude Valley’s brand-new open-air party playground ahead of its opening to the public on Saturday July 28. Boasting three bars, a commercial kitchen, an on-site cafe, a sizeable beer garden, colourful murals, spacious lawns and sky-high shipping-container balconies, X Cargo already is shaping up to be one of the biggest arrivals in Brisbane’s nightlife scene, where fun and frivolity is paramount. more

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Special Rub
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best American barbecue restaurants

Apologies in advance to all plant-based eaters out there – this round-up is strictly for the carnivores. This time around, we’re checking out the finest hunks of meat available around town. No, we’re not talking about Aussie Thunder Male Revue. We’re talking about barbecue – American barbecue, to be precise. Brisket, pulled pork, ribs, sausages – if it’s smoky, saucy and meaty, it’s exactly what we’re after. We’ve assembled a list of some of the best bricks-and-mortar barbecue locations in Brisbane. Be wary of reading while hungry – this list will get the salivation glands working overtime. more


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East Brisbane scores a seafood bounty with new fish and chippery The Barra Boys
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East Brisbane scores a seafood bounty with new fish and chippery The Barra Boys

It’s a golden age for perfectly battered fish fillets and golden crunchy chips in Brisbane. Whether you go bonkers for barramundi or crazy for cod, those fiending for a fresh catch should get ready to froth on East Brisbane’s newest fish and chip joint, which is delivering prime seafood morsels that will have you salivating. The Barra Boys have set up shop on Stanley Street, slinging fish, chips and burgers with a timeless approach. more

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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