Bakeries
Take a sneak peek at Inter/Section's new additions, The Whisk Fine Patisserie and Fika
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Take a sneak peek at Inter/Section’s new additions, The Whisk Fine Patisserie and Fika

When pioneering cafe Coffee Anthology announced its relocation from Margaret Street to Charlotte Street, it marked the starting point for one of the most ambitious undertakings in The City's food and coffee space. This wasn't just a simple move, it was the first step in establishing Inter/Section – a brand-new laneway hub that encompassed four separate, yet complimentary, concepts. Almost six months on from the relaunch of Coffee Anthology at Inter/Section's Charlotte Street end, another two of Inter/Section's foodie facets will be unveiled on Monday July 25. Award-winning pastry maker The Whisk Fine Patisserie will unveil its new croissant-slinging kiosk alongside Inter/Section's own cafe kitchen, Fika. We were lucky enough to sample Fika's inventive menu of eats ahead of Monday's opening – read on for an advance look at the offering ... more

Casual Dining
Sydney-born FISHBOWL makes its Queensland debut with its new Gasworks Plaza salad bar
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Sydney-born FISHBOWL makes its Queensland debut with its new Gasworks Plaza salad bar

If your mental image of salad is a handful of limp lettuce, a few sliced cherry tomatoes, maybe a sliver of red onion and too much dressing, then we'd like to acquaint you with FISHBOWL. This Sydney-born concept is looking to not only change perceptions around the possibility of salad, but reinvent fast food for a more health-conscious population. FISHBOWL opened its first Queensland location at Gasworks Plaza last week, enticing Newstead locals with bowls of Japanese-inspired salad made using locally sourced ingredients. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: where to find Brisbane's best bagels
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The round-up: where to find Brisbane’s best bagels

Look, we love sourdough loaves just as much as the next person, but we'll always have a particular soft spot for bagels. Lightly toasted with a schmear of cream cheese or sliced and stuffed with deli meats, these delightfully doughy circles are a joy-bringing source of sustenance. We've taken on the hard task of finding the best bagel slingers in Brisbane, including dedicated bakeries to bagel-sandwich dispensaries. more

Food News
Say hello to the Maxibon Waffle On, an ice-cream sandwich and waffle combo
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Say hello to the Maxibon Waffle On, an ice-cream sandwich and waffle combo

If we had to choose between chocolate biscuits and waffles, we'd be hard pressed to land on a definite answer. To make thing even harder, Australian cult ice-cream sandwich brand, Maxibon, has just announced the launch of something truly sweet, and perhaps opinion-dividing – the Maxibon Waffle On. They say you've got to risk it for the biscuit, but in this case, you have to chuck the biscuit and replace it with sugar-dusted waffles. more

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Big Drop Brewing Co. has released its limited-edition Woodcutter Brown Ale in time for Dry July
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Big Drop Brewing Co. has released its limited-edition Woodcutter Brown Ale in time for Dry July

Struggling through Dry July? Well, our sweet boozeless buddies, you'll be happy to hear the following news. One of the world’s leading producers of ultra-low-alcohol craft beers, Big Drop Brewing Co., has launched its limited-edition seasonal release, the Woodcutter Brown Ale. The perfect campfire accompaniment, this low-alc brew is a great option for anyone looking to make healthier drinking choices. more


Cafes
Head to Scarborough's new coffee and brunch spot Good Company for bang-on bagels and batch brew
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Head to Scarborough’s new coffee and brunch spot Good Company for bang-on bagels and batch brew

With its close proximity to the pristine waters of Moreton Bay, Scarborough is already one of the best-looking suburbs you're likely to find. While it may score top marks in terms of location, Redcliffe Peninsula's northernmost neighbourhood has been lacking in the specialty coffee department for years. Well, that might no longer be the case. Good Company – a brightly beatific cafe from one of the brains behind lauded inner-city caffeine nook Anytime Coffee – opened in Scarborough earlier this year and has quickly become a local institution. How? Thanks to a simple recipe of sensational specialty grade caffeine, a brunch menu headlined by kettle-boiled bagels and the kind of friendly vibes that are an essential at any contemporary chow spot. more

Restaurants
Melt-in-your-mouth wagyu nigiri and hearty hot pot a specialty at Mobo in Kangaroo Point
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Melt-in-your-mouth wagyu nigiri and hearty hot pot a specialty at Mobo in Kangaroo Point

Inspired in part by Japanese gardens, lively izakayas and sophisticated sushi spots, Mobo Restaurant is bringing together some of the best bits of Japanese cuisine and hospitality into one appetising package. Nestled near Kangaroo Point's buzzing under-bridge nexus, Mobo is turning out a terrific menu of salivation-worthy sashimi, creative sushi and sake-infused cocktails – with striking signatures that will have you marking Mobo down for repeat visits. more

Cafes
Fresh digs, same great coffee – Paddington's Blackout relocates to its new home (right next door to the old one)
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Fresh digs, same great coffee – Paddington’s Blackout relocates to its new home (right next door to the old one)

On Friday July 8, Paddington coffee seekers noticed something different about local coffee joint Blackout. Many would have sworn that the pint-sized specialty coffee vendor inhabited its neighbouring space just the day before. Their eyes weren't playing tricks on them – Blackout has indeed moved, officially taking up residence in a new position closer to the corner of Collingwood Street and Hazel Street. Blackout 2.0 is much like it was before, but now the coffee slinger is equipped with a few newfangled bells and whistles that makes getting to grips with a cup of the good stuff much easier. more

Casual Dining
Sendok Garpu, one of Brisbane's best spots for Indonesian food, has moved to The City
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Sendok Garpu, one of Brisbane’s best spots for Indonesian food, has moved to The City

If you ask us, Indonesian cuisine is due for a moment in Brisbane. The city already boasts a small yet deeply loyal fanbase for Indonesian food, which is experiencing a spike in popularity in recent years thanks to the work of several beloved eateries. Chief among them is Sendok Garpu, a long-running institution (formerly based in Indooroopilly) that recently brought its massive menu of Indonesian eats to The City. This relocation is a big deal for lovers of nasi goreng, aromatic rendang and sizzling sate – read on to find out what else is on offer! more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: feast like royalty at Brisbane's best Italian restaurants
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The round-up: feast like royalty at Brisbane’s best Italian restaurants

We've already delivered our verdict on Brisbane's finest pizza parlours and pasta spots, but we couldn't take ourselves seriously if we didn't acknowledge Italian cuisine at large. Brisbane is flush with authentic Italian eateries, from the ultra-modern fine-dining sort to the rustic family-oriented restaurants. If you've been hankering for some hearty fare, it's near impossible to look past Italian. In no particular order, here are some of our picks for Brisbane's best Italian restaurants. Spettacolare! more

Food News
Pull up a chair at Bakery Lane's Italian-inspired laneway wine bar
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Pull up a chair at Bakery Lane’s Italian-inspired laneway wine bar

One of our favourite ways to spend our free time is cosied up with a good bottle of wine, sharing tales with mates over some tasty nosh. If you’re seeking a laidback locale to do just that, then let us whisper a hidden gem in your ear. Come closer, now ... have you been to uh oh italian wine store + bar in Fortitude Valley? An oenophiles dream, this Bakery Lane beauty is where you can pick out your bottle of choice before sitting down with mates or a good book for some truly Euro-inspired vibes. Add a few Italian snacks for good measure and we're in paradiso. more

Food News
Celebrate Christmas in July with a rum-infused pudding from nodo
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Celebrate Christmas in July with a rum-infused pudding from nodo

It's the (second) most wonderful time of the year – Christmas in July! Whilst we may not see snow or Santa this winter, we can still pretend it's the merry season with mulled wine, hearty roast dinners and Euro chalet pop-up bars. The baked-goods slingers at nodo are keen to join in on this festive action too and are gifting us its Christmas fruit puddings half a year early. more

Restaurants
The Spaghetti House team opens family-centric Italian eatery Ronnie's Clubhouse in Middle Park
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The Spaghetti House team opens family-centric Italian eatery Ronnie’s Clubhouse in Middle Park

Family is at the core of Ronnie's Clubhouse – a brand-new Italian eatery nestled in the heart of Middle Park. Owned and operated by a team of seasoned restaurateurs, Ronnie's mixes its namesake's vivacious zest for life with a menu of outstanding pastas, pizza and traditional Italian mains, bolstered by a stellar selection of cocktails and vino. It's open now – here's what's on offer ... more

Bars
Get the first look at Gastown – Ashgrove's cosy new cafe and wine bar from the Soul Revolver crew
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Get the first look at Gastown – Ashgrove’s cosy new cafe and wine bar from the Soul Revolver crew

Anyone that has visited Vancouver has likely paid a visit to Gastown, the storied precinct famed for its Victorian buildings, cobblestone streets, famous steam clock and vibrant dining scene. A new hole-in-the-wall cafe and wine bar from the brains behind Alderley's Soul Revolver Co. is looking to bring a taste of Vancouver (by way of Tasmania) to Ashgrove, opening in the day for coffee, pastries and toasties, and then at night for vino and small plates. Gastown is the name of this fresh-faced locale – read on to take a peek inside! more

Bars
Biànca – Monday Night Dining Brisbane
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The round-up: what restaurants and bars are open on Monday night in Brisbane

If you’ve never experienced the Monday blues then you must be a robot. Just kidding (sort of), but starting the work week after the dizzying delights of the weekend can be a little bit soul destroying. Our solution is to extend some more of that fun into Monday. “How?”, we hear you ask. Simple – book in for dinner out one Monday night. Brisbane’s not as sleepy as it used to be – these days there are countless venues that are open for Monday-night trading, from fine-dining institutions to reliable neighbourhood eateries. If you want to line up a hot dinner date before the week gets too hectic, or if you're in hospo and are looking to make the most of your weekend, check out Brisbane’s Monday-night scene and see what’s open using this handy list. more

Food News
The round-up: sip responsibly with these top-notch non-alcoholic drinks
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The round-up: sip responsibly with these top-notch non-alcoholic drinks

Every year at the height of winter, scores of Aussies ditch the booze – some for a healthy change, others for a challenge. Whether you're tackling a month of sobriety for charity, personal reasons or just to test your will power, Dry July is just around the corner and we want you to be prepared. If your poison of choice is beer, wine or a well-made cocktail, we've got you covered with some non-alcoholic alternatives. Consider us your sober guru this Dry July. more