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Go crazy for katsu with morsels from this Japanese-inspired dark kitchen
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Go crazy for katsu with morsels from this Japanese-inspired dark kitchen

It's been a big year for food-delivery services – we probably don't need to remind you why. Many kitchens across Brisbane have shaken up their business model to allow for more flexible methods of getting food from them to you, resulting in a host of dark kitchens dishing out waves of delivery-only goodies. Katsu Sando is one of the new faces on the block looking to fill our gobs with Japanese-inspired snacks – including its famed namesake, the katsu sandwich. more

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Kiki brings spicy cocktails and bougie banh mi to Fish Lane's Town Square
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Kiki brings spicy cocktails and bougie banh mi to Fish Lane’s Town Square

As Fish Lane's Town Square addition nears completion, we're being introduced to more of the precinct's exciting new tenants. Following hot on the heels of the opening of spritz and spuntini joint Bar Brutus comes Kiki – a leafy kiosk that will be slinging craft coffee, punchy cocktails, Asian-inspired street eats and funky wines from Friday December 4. Read on for an advance look at this merry meeting place ... more

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Sass in The City – Comuna Cantina opens its colourful new flagship on Creek Street
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Sass in The City – Comuna Cantina opens its colourful new flagship on Creek Street

When it first sprung up on our radar in 2016, it didn't take long for Comuna Cantina to cement itself in our regular rotation of inner-city party spots. Over the years the brand has expanded far beyond the confines of its neon-lit Albert Street haunt, spreading to the suburbs before making its triumphant return to the bustling CBD this week. Marking the culmination of four years of evolution, the drinking, dining and dancing institution has shimmied and sashayed back into the city spotlight with its colourful new home on Creek Street, serving up scintillating South American-inspired snacks alongside a jaw-dropping selection of cocktails. more

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From pop-up sensation to patty-flipping powerhouse – Broken Hearts Burger Club opens in Morningside
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From pop-up sensation to patty-flipping powerhouse – Broken Hearts Burger Club opens in Morningside

While Brisbane's burger scene is already brimming with some exceptional patty slingers, our insatiable appetite for juicy handfuls knows no limits – we are always eager for more! Broken Hearts Burger Club is the newest entrant to throw its hat into the ring, taking an old-school approach with its goal of perfecting the art of the smash burger. In a few short months this sizzling outfit has expanded far beyond its humble lockdown project beginnings, transforming from a sell-out pop-up and Instagram sensation into an anticipated bricks-and-mortar dining destination. Broken Hearts Burger Club is making burgers that are artfully simple and simply irresistible – an approach that has earned a stamp of approval from some internationally renowned burger heavyweights. It officially opens tomorrow, Tuesday December 1 – here's a look at what you can expect ... more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on Boxing Day
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on Boxing Day

Real talk – Boxing Day is totally underrated. Whether you’re a fiend for the sales, hanging to check out the latest blockbuster at the movies or simply just want to chill, this is the time to do it. If the stacks of leftover ham in your fridge are giving you Christmas food coma PTSD, we’ve tracked down the spots in Brisbane that are trading this Boxing Day. more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on New Year's Day
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on New Year’s Day

Wow, what a year it's been. We won't say it's been a good one – to be honest it's been frankly awful. But, we got through it. Now, it's time to celebrate. Although the bas taste of 2020 is sure to linger into 2021, there's no reason we can't bid it farewell in style. New Year's Day 2021 is the beginning of a fresh start, so we better make the most of it. If you ask us, there's no better way to kick a year off on a good note than with a top-notch meal. If you haven't overindulged the night before (it's okay if you do – we get it), then here is a list of spots that are committed to being there for us on January 1. more

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Feast like royalty at King of the Wings' brand-new Stafford flagship
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Feast like royalty at King of the Wings’ brand-new Stafford flagship

After years spent cruising the streets slinging thousands upon thousands of crispy fried-chicken wings from its sought-after mobile dispensaries, King of the Wings has finally opened its very own flagship bricks-and-mortar eatery dedicated to its signature and award-winning eats. Located in the heart of Stafford, King of the Wings and Things is dishing up basket after basket of its acclaimed wings, plus racks of saucy pork ribs, towers of ice-cold beer, refreshing cocktails and more. more

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South Bank welcomes two-storey Tex-Mex and margarita manor El Camino Cantina
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South Bank welcomes two-storey Tex-Mex and margarita manor El Camino Cantina

With colourful decor coating the walls, luminescent neon lights blazing vivid hues and party vibes reverberating through the air, you'd be forgiven for thinking there was no way El Camino Cantina could escalate its roistering appeal. Well, the team at Rockpool Dining Group has elected to go supersize with the latest entrant in its burgeoning portfolio – a two-level El Camino Cantina outpost situated in the heart of South Bank's Stanley Street Plaza. Transforming the old Munich Brauhaus building into a multifaceted, rock 'n' roll-inspired party hub, this deluxe El Camino Cantina is kicking off its opening celebrations with some margarita-soaked revelry. more


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Culture clash – sample fusion fare at South Brisbane's Baos Pop Bistro
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Culture clash – sample fusion fare at South Brisbane’s Baos Pop Bistro

We love an adventurous fusion, especially when it comes in an easy-to-eat package. South Brisbane's newest haunt Baos Pop Bistro is amalgamating elements of Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Korean eating and drinking cultures, delivering it in an approachable and easygoing setting. If the sound of truffle-chicken baos, tea-smoked duck, Korean-style fried cauliflower and sudsy tap beers are enticing, read on to find out more about your new favourite venue. more

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Winner winner, chicken dinner – Yums! Chicken opens in Woolloongabba
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Winner winner, chicken dinner – Yums! Chicken opens in Woolloongabba

Do you feel like chicken tonight? We know the place to get it. A couple of enterprising individuals have just launched a brand-new home-grown fast-casual dining concept that specialises in cluckin' incredible chicken. We're talking succulent burgers, crispy wings and tantalising tenders, backed up by mouth-watering mounds of fries and a possible contender for the title of best thickshakes in Brisbane. If you've been itching to fly the coop for a feast, here's a perfect excuse. more

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Welcome Warehouse 25 – Milton's new multifaceted dining and arts hub
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Welcome Warehouse 25 – Milton’s new multifaceted dining and arts hub

To the naked eye, Finchley Street in Milton is a quiet and unassuming strip, home to a collection of business removed from the action of Suncorp Stadium and its surrounds. For several years a nondescript warehouse half way along the street has regularly hosted a series of underground electronica parties, where those in the know frequently flocked to party and celebrate Brisbane's cultural undercurrent. Now that same venue is going public, transforming to become a bona fide bar, eatery, inclusive music venue and distillery in one, which means Brisbane's best-kept secret won't be a secret for much longer. more

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Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers expands with new James Street location
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Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers expands with new James Street location

When Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers first launched in Brisbane, demand for the gnoccheria's heavenly potato clouds was widespread from the jump. In order to cater to the inner-city crowd's insatiable appetite for its product, the Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers team opened a pop-up location on James Street, alleviating the load on its Paddington HQ. As the brand expanded with more bricks-and-mortar spaces, the James Street pop-up closed, leaving locals with a gnocchi-sized hole in their hearts – that is, until now. Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers has made its triumphant return to Brisbane's flourishing high street, opening a new permanent locale that is dishing up serve after serve of rich and pillowy soft pasta. more

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Choose your own adventure at Fortitude Valley's party collective The Prince Consort
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Choose your own adventure at Fortitude Valley’s party collective The Prince Consort

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but they don't say anything about giving an old dog a new lease on life. Fortitude Valley's 132-year-old heritage-listed Prince Consort Hotel building, which looms large over the corner of Wickham Terrace and Brunswick Street, has been given a top-to-tail makeover courtesy of a new ownership group. Last week the striking three-storey building debuted as The Prince Consort – a supersized hospitality hub boasting eight venues in one. From a gritty underground rock 'n' roll bar and a classic English pub to a luxe supper lounge and a colourful Mexican-inspired cantina, The Prince Consort has an experience for all comers. more

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Beer and cheer – Easy Times Brewing Co. opens in Woolloongabba
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Beer and cheer – Easy Times Brewing Co. opens in Woolloongabba

After the year we've had, we all deserve a few cold ones. Woolloongabba's new two-level craft-beer brewery Easy Times Brewing Co. is has opened its doors, offering sanctuary for folks seeking a stress-free space to sink a few, encouraging guests to leave their issues at the door while they enjoy good drink, good food and good times. This beery newcomer is already receiving high praise from craft-beer enthusiasts and industry personnel alike, and with a seasoned barbecue crew on board providing some finger-licking fare and plenty of creative beers in the brewing pipeline, Easy Times has become the easy choice for relaxed revelry. more

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Mr. Claude brings cannolis, coffee and chic Italian vibes to Creek Street
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Mr. Claude brings cannolis, coffee and chic Italian vibes to Creek Street

Compared to the retail and hospitality juggernauts that are Queen Street, Edward Street and Eagle Street, inner-city thoroughfares like Creek Street tend to be overshadowed. That's about to change thanks to the work being put in by the Corbett & Claude and Comuna Cantina crew, which is today launching the first stage of its anticipated hospitality hub with the opening of Mr. Claude 2.0 on the corner of Creek and Elizabeth Street. The new-look kiosk has already started slinging barista-poured brews and delectable treats to time-poor commuters, but soon it will also cater to the glammed-up evening set, meaning that this oft-overlooked corner of the CBD could soon be one of the hottest strips in town. more

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Felons Brewing Co. expands with a brand-new barrel hall at Howard Smith Wharves
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Felons Brewing Co. expands with a brand-new barrel hall at Howard Smith Wharves

On Friday October 9, Brisbane's beer-loving community woke up to the news that sudsy riverside hub Felons Brewing Co. – a staple of Howard Smith Wharves' popular dining strip – had expanded, opening a massive new venue called Felons Barrel Hall right next door. Putting a modern-Australian spin on a classic German beer-hall concept, Felons Barrel Hall is delivering a fresh experience with the same adventurous spirit inspired by its namesake felons. Think unique barrel-aged beers, a selection of offbeat wines, a punchy new menu of eats and live music every weekend. This arrival is a whopper and a half – here's a look inside ... more

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Here's the tea – Woolloongabba welcomes boba and snack bar Sunnyboy Street Deli
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Here’s the tea – Woolloongabba welcomes boba and snack bar Sunnyboy Street Deli

Do you go bonkers for boba or harbour a passion for tapioca pearls? If you answered yes, then you're going to love Woolloongabba's new colour-soaked pit stop. South City Square newcomer Sunnyboy Street Deli is a love letter to bubble tea, a hole-in-the-wall dispensary slinging inventive sips designed to tempt newcomers and titillate long-term lovers of the drink. With a 20-strong list of fruity and milky concotions served alongside an extensive selection of salad bowls, sandwiches, wraps and taro soft-serve, Sunnyboy is a real 'pearl' of a spot. Pun absolutely intended. more

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KFC has launched a slab of Popcorn Chicken-filled dinner rolls
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KFC has launched a slab of Popcorn Chicken-filled dinner rolls

Whenever we drive by our local KFC, the enticing scent of fried chicken beckons to us like a siren call to lonesome sailors. We just simply can't resist it. Well, fellow fried-chicken lovers, we urge you to follow your nose (and your heart) to your local KFC, as the fast-food makers have created a mouth-watering new menu item – The Popcorn Chicken Slab. Made up of six fresh dinner rolls filled with an irresistible layer of Popcorn Chicken, this masterpiece must be seen – or rather, eaten – to be believed. more

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Late-night noods – Ramen Danbo expands to Brisbane City
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Late-night noods – Ramen Danbo expands to Brisbane City

When we say you can have too much of a good thing, we don't mean ramen. As far as we're concerned, we could bathe in broth and accoutre ourselves exclusively in noodles. If you share our unconventional tastes, and you happen to live in or conveniently close to the Brisbane CBD, then you'll undoubtedly be as ecstatic as us to know that Ramen Danbo has expanded to the inner city. The ramen concept's newest locale is open seven days a week until 10:00 pm, serving piping-hot bowls of its signature tonkotsu as well as some tasty new menu items. more