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West Village unveils its lush foliage-laden food haven The Garden Pantry
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West Village unveils its lush foliage-laden food haven The Garden Pantry

Following successful foodie pop-up activations at The Laneway earlier in the year, anticipated lifestyle development West Village unveiled its latest stage over the weekend – a lush green space and a casual-dining hub featuring some of Brisbane’s most popular names. The Garden Pantry sits on the fringe of West Village’s leafy communal area and is dishing up a vibrant mixture of cuisines from fresh and colourful Hawaiian to hearty Italian fare and tantalising Asian-inspired eats. more

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Grab a slice at Welcome to Bowen Hills’ new permanent fixture Harry’s Pizza
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Grab a slice at Welcome to Bowen Hills’ new permanent fixture Harry’s Pizza

Although Welcome to Bowen Hills is known for hosting a rotating cast of Brisbane’s best food trucks and pop-up vendors, fans of a classic margherita pizza or freshly baked garlic bread will froth on the news that, as of today, the precinct boasts a handy pizzeria of its own. Harry’s Pizza is now open, swingin’ hot slices of pizza pie on the fly and right into our hot little hands. more

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Fat Belly Jack's heats up Petrie Terrace with its Nashville-style hot chicken
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Fat Belly Jack’s heats up Petrie Terrace with its Nashville-style hot chicken

We’ve barely had time to breathe after the frenzy that was the Lobster Shack pop-up, but the Hashtag Burgers crew has already struck again with the culinary goods. If your nose flares favourably at the scent of spice, get ready to flip – Fat Belly Jack’s has opened on Petrie Terrace, promising sizzling serves of Nashville hot chicken with beer, boilermakers and bourbon to boot. more

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Step right up – B. Lucky & Sons arcade and bar opens in Fortitude Valley
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Step right up – B. Lucky & Sons arcade and bar opens in Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley is set to welcome a new hotspot that adds a retro tinge to our night-time revelry. The classic gaming arcade has come back in vogue in recent years, and the latest venue to mash up old-school games and new-school cocktail chic is B. Lucky & Sons. On Thursday September 27 B. Lucky & Sons opens to the public in the T.C. Beirne Building, inviting all comers to experience the neon lights, the nostalgia-inducing sights, the intoxicating flavours and the memorable fun of this retro gaming nirvana. more

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Brisbane City's new specialty coffee and salad outlet Only. delivers the essentials
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Brisbane City’s new specialty coffee and salad outlet Only. delivers the essentials

Although flush with top-notch specialty coffee outposts, Brisbane City’s ever-growing demand for the good stuff means that there will always be room for more. The latest addition to The City’s heaving coffee scene is Only. – a minimalist outpost tucked into the Eagle Street-end of Queen Street. The team behind Only. has chosen to hone in on two perpetually in-demand items – specialty coffee and salad – for its new nook, and time-poor inner-city workers are already responding with rapturous enthusiasm. more

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Fritzenberger brings its finger-lickin' fare and frothies to Wilston
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Fritzenberger brings its finger-lickin’ fare and frothies to Wilston

The team behind the popular bar, burger joint and brewery Fritzenberger has added a second location to its portfolio – smack-bang on two years since the brand’s initial launch on Petrie Terrace. Feverish fans of Twisties-salt covered fries, Southern-fried chicken and juicy burgers are fasting ahead of the store's opening tomorrow Saturday September 15 in Wilston – we’ve got a look inside the burger and brew pub, clueing you in on a few tasty wrinkles. more


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Get the first look at Fortitude Valley's newest speakeasy TSO Lounge & Dining
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Get the first look at Fortitude Valley’s newest speakeasy TSO Lounge & Dining

The age of clandestine cocktail bars and alehouses might be nearly a century behind us, but the spirit of the Prohibition age is still alive and well in the contemporary tipple scene. Don't believe us? Just look at Fortitude Valley's newest arrival. Drawing inspiration from the history of the 1920s is TSO Lounge & Dining, a split-level watering hole steeped in local heritage that is offering a modern take on classic cocktails and culinary opulence. more

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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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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