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Love at first bite – savour the sweetness at Pie Town in West End
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Love at first bite – savour the sweetness at Pie Town in West End

If you've caught a whiff of freshly baked pie floating down Montague Road, let us assure you that your mind isn't playing tricks. Should you follow your nose to the source of the scent, you'll come across one of Brisbane's most charming culinary newcomers – Pie Town. After a few years earning rave reviews as a pop-up hawking primo American-style sweet and savoury pies, Pie Town now boasts its own home in West End. It's time to forget about soggy servo Four'N Twenty's, you've entered Pie Town – population: you! more

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Stairway to heaven – Toombul lifts the veil on its anticipated dining playground UPSTAIRS
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Stairway to heaven – Toombul lifts the veil on its anticipated dining playground UPSTAIRS

For much of its 50-year existence, Toombul Shopping Centre has played second fiddle to Westfield Chermside as the go-to shopping and dining destination for locals of Brisbane's northern suburbs. Well, the status quo is set to shift thanks to Toombul's first-of-its-kind dining and entertainment hub UPSTAIRS. The brand-new precinct officially opened to the public last week, showing off its first wave of killer eateries. Come and get a closer look at some of the mouth-watering arrivals ... more

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Barko & Co opens a new location at West Village's The Garden Pantry
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Barko & Co opens a new location at West Village’s The Garden Pantry

In May this year, Teneriffe's cafe scene scored a charming environmentally conscious brunch spot in the form of Barko & Co. The riverside hub quickly caught on with ethically and sustainably minded eaters, and it's been welcoming hordes of guests through its doors ever since. On Friday November 15, the Barko & Co team unveiled a sibling venue in the heart of West End, opening in prime position at The Garden Pantry in West Village. Fans of Barko & Co's brunch style now have a second outpost to source it, but this venue has the added benefit of nighttime trade – complete with cocktails, wines and a menu of Spanish-meets-Australian eats. more

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Food Collective touches down at Brisbane Airport's Domestic Terminal
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Food Collective touches down at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal

It's been a banner year for Brisbane Airport's dining scene, especially at the Domestic Terminal! Following hot on the heels of the arrival of The Lord Lamington, Brisbane Airport Corporation has linked up with seasoned food and beverage operator SSP Group to open and operate Food Collective down at the terminal's northern end. This food hall-style dining hub is a first-of-its-kind operation in Australia, with five styles of cuisine represented for travellers seeking some variety in their pre-flight fuel-up. more

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The Billykart Kitchen crew unveils its burger joint concept Bender's Bar in West End
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The Billykart Kitchen crew unveils its burger joint concept Bender’s Bar in West End

Billykart Kitchen's cheeseburger has a formidable reputation. Serious die-hard burger lovers place it amongst Brisbane's best, and it has evolved from being one of Billykart's most underrated menu choices to a having a full-blown bar concept inspired by its popularity. After seducing the tastebuds of West End locals with his burger-centric outlet Billykart Bar, Ben O'Donoghue and his culinary crew have shifted the concept across the road for new neighbourhood bar and burger joint Bender's. Bender's Bar officially opens today, Thursday November 7, giving fans of Billykart Bar's burgers and sides more room to munch. more

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The boys are back – Charboys Burgers shows off its new Bulimba eatery
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The boys are back – Charboys Burgers shows off its new Bulimba eatery

One of Brisbane's most beloved boutique burger success stories has grown up. After closing up its bustling inner-city shipping container dispensary, Charboys Burgers has unveiled its new (and very first) bricks-and-mortar joint in the heart of Bulimba. If you've been missing the smell of sizzling beef patties and the taste of those same patties layered with cheese and smushed between a pair of buns, then gird your gullet – Charboys is back, and it's bigger than ever. more

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Don your sombrero – Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina opens in Chermside
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Don your sombrero – Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina opens in Chermside

Less than a year on from the unveiling of El Camino Cantina's first vibrant location in Bowen Hills, Rockpool Dining Group is taking the concept north. Today – Friday October 11 – marks the official opening of El Camino Cantina at Westfield Chermside's outdoor dining hub. Boasting the brand's signature neon-lit ambience, rock'n'roll attitude and menu of Tex-Mex delights, El Camino Cantina Chermside will be the spot to go for those seeking a never-ending fiesta. more


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Momo Chicken & Beer brings its finger-lickin' goods to Garden City
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Momo Chicken & Beer brings its finger-lickin’ goods to Garden City

When it comes to perfect pairings, the union of crispy fried chicken and ice-cold draught beer is hard to beat. This applies double when the fried chicken is served Korean style. The controlled collision of seasoning, sauce, crunch and heat for this kind of golden, perfectly non-greasy piece of poultry is a snack-food marvel, and the malty bliss of a beer on the side is the proverbial icing on the cake. Momo Chicken & Beer is one of Brisbane's biggest proponents of this culinary combo, and mere months after unveiling its Elizabeth Street food hall, the cluckin' crew has opened up another location in the heart of Westfield Garden City. more

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Steins, snacks and sports – Winghaüs by Bavarian opens its inner-city digs
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Steins, snacks and sports – Winghaüs by Bavarian opens its inner-city digs

Footy season is reaching its frenzied zenith, which means that sports fans all over Brisbane are seeking out the best spot to catch the final fixtures. Good news for fans of Richmond and Greater Western Sydney – a new sports bar has arrived in town, just in time for kick off at the AFL grand final. Winghaüs by Bavarian is the brand-new concept from Rockpool Dining Group, an American-inspired boozer with some distinct Bavarian influences. If your dream weekend involves heaped serves of saucy chicken wings, stacked burgers and your choice of 40 beer taps, then make tracks for Winghaüs by Bavarian when it opens tomorrow, Saturday September 28. more

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Salsa in the suburbs – Comuna Cantina sashays into Everton Plaza
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Salsa in the suburbs – Comuna Cantina sashays into Everton Plaza

Mouth-watering food, sip-worthy cocktails, lively music and engaging company – is there a better recipe for a good time? According to the team Comuna Cantina, that's just about the pinnacle of happiness. The South American-inspired bar and eatery is all about positive vibes and living life to the fullest – the kind of attitude and energy that is infectious in the best way. Comuna Cantina is bringing its brand of buzzing hospitality to Brisbane's northern suburbs, opening a brand-new location at Everton Plaza tomorrow, Thursday September 19. With a menu of eye-popping Latin American street eats, colourful cocktails and a spacious venue to match, good times will be inevitable. more

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Burgers for ballers – larger-than-life burger joint Milky Lane arrives in Newstead
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Burgers for ballers – larger-than-life burger joint Milky Lane arrives in Newstead

The hip-hop hits are pumping, the patties are sizzling and the drinks are on ice – Milky Lane is here! After several months of waiting, the next-level burger concept is set to open at Gasworks Plaza tomorrow, Wednesday September 11. Having already dominated tastebuds across Sydney and Surfers Paradise, Milky Lane is all geared up to blow diners away with a mammoth menu of hip-hop inspired handfuls, salivation-worthy snacks, decadent desserts and wickedly inventive cocktails. more

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Proof BBQ & Booze | Brisbane's best American barbecue
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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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No yolkin' matter – Gasworks Plaza welcomes high-end brekkie-roll dispensary Yolk
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No yolkin’ matter – Gasworks Plaza welcomes high-end brekkie-roll dispensary Yolk

The age-old question "What came first, the chicken or the egg?" has plagued philosophers and scientists for centuries, but this day and age, perhaps the better question is, "Which one tastes better?" Yianni Passaris of Morning After fame is giving Newstead locals the chance to ponder that head scratcher with his new breakfast roll concept Yolk. Stripping back the breakfast ritual to its bare essentials, Yolk is a minimally chic spot specialising in an elevated take on chicken tenders and the classic bacon-and-egg roll. While Yolk doesn't give us a definitive answer on the chicken and egg problem, it does solve the issue of our hunger. Yolk officially opens this Friday September 6 and it offers one cluckin' good feed – there's no question about it. more

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King of the Wings announces culinary collective StrEAT Easy Diner & Bar
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King of the Wings announces culinary collective StrEAT Easy Diner & Bar

Calling all food truck fanatics – we've got some news you'll want to sit down for. Brisbane's preeminent chicken-wing outfit King of the Wings has just announced it is spearheading a new bricks-and-mortar street-eat collective coming to Deception Bay in mid-to-late October. StrEAT Easy Diner & Bar is bringing together a bunch of the city's best under one roof, giving locals the chance to savour a variety of fare alongside a bar pouring gallons of craft beer. more

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Palm Springs meets Acapulco at Fortitude Valley's Ivory Tusk
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Palm Springs meets Acapulco at Fortitude Valley’s Ivory Tusk

One of Fortitude Valley's popular mainstays is exchanging its rustic craft-beer bar aesthetic in favour of a colour-packed, Cali-Mex-inspired vibe. That's right – Woolly Mammoth Alehouse has undergone a shake-up, trimming away the shaggy fur and debuting with a fresh new cut as Ivory Tusk. The boozer is officially relaunching today, Thursday August 22, debuting its range of Mexican eats, a plethora of tap cocktails and lively atmosphere. more

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Meat-free Mexican – El Planta takes tacos to new heights at Wandering Cooks
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Meat-free Mexican – El Planta takes tacos to new heights at Wandering Cooks

When it comes to culinary pop-ups, the humble taco stand is perhaps the most iconic. Street food doesn't get more beloved than this Mexican staple, so when we say one of Brisbane's best pop-up concepts hawks top-notch tacos, it's unlikely that you'll be surprised. However, there's much more to the story – El Planta at Wandering Cooks is Brisbane's first entirely plant-based Mexican concept, dishing out authentic (and addictive) flavours that are devoid of animal products. more

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Botanica Real Food brings its salads south with new Camp Hill store
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Botanica Real Food brings its salads south with new Camp Hill store

In this day and age, we think it's safe to assume that the phrase 'you don't make friends with salad' is well and truly incorrect. Perhaps it wasn't always the case, but when Botanica Real Food first opened its Red Hill location six years ago the way we looked at salads changed forever. Since then, Botanica's salad-savvy owners Brett and Alison Hutley opened a second outlet in Teneriffe in 2016, and this weekend will follow it up with its first spot south of the river at Camp Hill Marketplace. Now those of you that have been trekking across town for a taste of Botanica's fresh salads, sweets and savoury tarts can cut their journey significantly from Saturday July 6. more

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Winner winner – Momo Chicken & Beer unveils its sizeable new Elizabeth Street expansion
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Winner winner – Momo Chicken & Beer unveils its sizeable new Elizabeth Street expansion

Although the landscape of Brisbane’s inner-city precinct is continually changing, we can always count on there being Korean-style fried-chicken joints to satiate our hunger when it strikes. Momo Chicken & Beer has been a popular fried-chicken fixture in The City since it opened Momo Chicken City in 2017, but the arrival of the Cross River Rail has necessitated a relocation. Lucky for us, the Momo crew haven’t moved far – in fact, they’ve upgraded! Momo Chicken can now be found on Elizabeth Street, with a new enormous chicken and beer hall delivering the brand’s popular menu as well as some delicious new morsels. more