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Uh Oh Spaghettio brings late-night pasta and party vibes to Bakery Lane
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Uh Oh Spaghettio brings late-night pasta and party vibes to Bakery Lane

No shade to the 1:00 am burger, pizza slice or kebab (you've saved our butts many a time), but sometimes we wish we had a bit more of a culinary selection to choose from when it comes to our post-party feed. Arriving on Friday September 25, Uh Oh Spaghettio is a neon-lit late-night pasta parlour that's committed to keeping our stomachs lined all night long, serving up cacio e pepe, Peroni-infused mac'n'cheese, bolognese-topped chips, new-wave wines and signature cocktails until the wee hours. more

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Pavement Whispers: King of the Wings to open a flagship bar and eatery in Stafford
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Pavement Whispers: King of the Wings to open a flagship bar and eatery in Stafford

King of the Wings is coming home to roost. In November, the beloved mobile fried-chicken vendor will be opening the doors on its very own flagship restaurant King of the Wings and Things – a laneway diner where guests will be able to devour the brand's award-winning wings, alongside saucy racks of ribs, juicy burgers and a secret selection of off-menu delights. Here's what we know ... more

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Pavement Whispers: the Libertine crew announces plans for riverside Thai party palace Naga
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Pavement Whispers: the Libertine crew announces plans for riverside Thai party palace Naga

Eagle Street Pier is set to receive a vibrant injection of good vibes come October, when modern Thai restaurant and bar Naga opens its doors. The venue is a four-year passion project from restaurateurs Andrew and Jaimee Baturo – owners of Libertine and co-founders of The Gresham Bar, Walter’s Steakhouse and Popolo Italian Kitchen & Bar – and promises great food, smashable drinks and guaranteed good times. The Weekend Edition got a sneak peek at what's to come ... more

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Progressive Indian fare a specialty at Albion newcomer Nutmeg
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Progressive Indian fare a specialty at Albion newcomer Nutmeg

We'll never knock a butter chicken, but when it comes to Indian cuisine we know there's so much more to explore. Nutmeg Indian Cuisine is a new restaurant opening on Sandgate Road in Albion today, Tuesday September 1, that is charting some exciting culinary territory. The brainchild of two die-hard food and wine lovers, Nutmeg will nudge the boundaries of the familiar – showcasing a variety of quintessential Indian flavours in some new and inventive ways, with a host of top-notch vino to boot. more

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The round-up: get fired up for Brisbane’s best Korean BBQ
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The round-up: get fired up for Brisbane’s best Korean BBQ

When it comes to pairing salivation-worthy deliciousness with hands-on interactivity, Korean BBQ is one cuisine that marries the two perfectly. Picture this – a plate piled high with choice cuts of meat waiting to be seared to perfection on the hot grill in front of you. Throw in a veritable buffet of sides and baby, you’ve got us hooked! To us, Korean BBQ is woefully under-appreciated, which is why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to spread the love and give you a rundown of the best joints to get your teeth into some Korean BBQ goodness. more

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The round-up: Brisbane's best new restaurant and cafe openings of the year (so far)
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best new restaurant and cafe openings of the year (so far)

Look, we get it. Since March there has been a lot happening at home and abroad that has understandably required our attention and shifted our priorities. It's been easy to miss things such as new foodie arrivals, especially when we've been forced to stay inside as much as possible. Seeing that restrictions have eased somewhat, now is a great time to acquaint yourself with these newcomers. We've compiled a handy list of some of the best new restaurant and cafe openings that have occurred over the past few months. more

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Enjoy the finer things in life at Bardon's new French eatery La Belle Vie
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Enjoy the finer things in life at Bardon’s new French eatery La Belle Vie

The good life – it's not just a Kanye West and T. Pain classic, it's also the meaning behind La Belle Vie, a brand-new restaurant nestled in the heart of Bardon. The former site of beloved bistro Lutèce is now home to a similarly chic French-inspired locale, owned and operated by a crew boasting some bona fide Michelin-starred experience. La Belle Vie is retaining some of the classic spirit of its long-running predecessor, but is adding some contemporary tweaks that'll appease regulars and newcomers alike. more

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Dinner with a view – The Terrace at Emporium South Bank revamps its culinary offering
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Dinner with a view – The Terrace at Emporium South Bank revamps its culinary offering

The Terrace Rooftop Bar & Restaurant has comfortably held the title of "Bar with the best views in Brisbane" since it opened in September 2018, and now a new head chef is looking to elevate the fare to the same dizzying heights. Benny Lam has come on board to transform The Terrace's all-day dining menu, adding some flavoursome fusion-style twists that'll manage to distract you from the venue's panoramic vista. more


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The wait is over – here's the first look at woodfired superstar Agnes in action
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The wait is over – here’s the first look at woodfired superstar Agnes in action

When the team behind Agnes officially opened the doors for the restaurant's first dinner service on Tuesday August 11, they did so with a sigh of relief. It's been a long time coming for the anticipated eatery, which has been the subject of much chatter since it was first announced in early 2019. Despite some hiccups in building approvals, delays in construction and a pesky pandemic, enthusiasm never waned thanks to a well-received pastry-based pivot. Finally the wait is over – Agnes is officially open, showcasing a mouth-watering menu of inventive woodfired fare, similarly smoke-kissed cocktails and one of the most impressive interiors we've seen in recent memory. more

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Get a taste of central Mexico at Teneriffe newcomer La Patrona Mexican Cuisine
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Get a taste of central Mexico at Teneriffe newcomer La Patrona Mexican Cuisine

Anyone who has spent time in Mexico knows that its food scene is incredibly diverse. In fact, the catch-all term of 'Mexican cuisine' largely fails to communicate the complexity of the country's regional styles. From the seafood-based cuisine of Baja California to the African, Caribbean and Middle Eastern-influenced flavours found along the Yucatán Peninsula, the country's culinary diversity is a far cry from what we know of Mexican cuisine in Brisbane. Thankfully, that's slowly changing. The last couple of years have seen an influx of region-specific Mexican concepts arriving to our dining scene, and the latest eatery to make its mark is La Patrona Mexican Cuisine. Opening to the public on Tuesday August 11, La Patrona will shine a light on the flavours of Mexico's Bajío region – dishes that you're unlikely to find anywhere else in the city. Here's what you can expect ... more

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Roman cuisine comes to The Valley with new late-night eatery Eterna
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Roman cuisine comes to The Valley with new late-night eatery Eterna

As the old proverb goes, "When in Rome, do as the Roman's do". But what, exactly, do Romans do? They don't go to the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica or the Trevi Fountain – such landmarks are typically reserved for tourists. They don't ascend the Spanish Steps either, unless it's part of their daily commute. So, what do Romans do? The answer is deceptively simple – they eat. Among all of Italy's regional cuisines, Roman fare is some of the most unheralded – especially here in Brisbane. But that's about to change. Eterna – a newly open eatery located in the heart of Fortitude Valley is debuting with a menu filled with enticing Roman-inspired street food – think rustic and uncomplicated fare served in an intimate late-night setting. more

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The round-up: Brisbane's best cheap eats
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best cheap eats

Rent is due and you are still a few days away from getting your paycheque – but your stomach is growling and you need to feed as soon as possible for as cheap as possible. Instead of hitting the closest drive-thru and settling for fast food, there are plenty of places around town that offer cheap eats that are damn tasty. It’s time to get creative with how you spend your dollars – stretch your money by taking advantage of the following best value for money meals in Brisbane. more

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The round-up: what's open this Ekka public holiday
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The round-up: what’s open this Ekka public holiday

It's hard to comprehend the Ekka – a staple of Brisbane's winter calendar – not taking place like usual, but it's safe to say that 2020 hasn't been a typical year. Although the beloved Royal Queensland Show might not be going ahead as we know it, we’re still getting a day off! That's right – the traditional Ekka public holiday has been moved to Friday August 14, which means we have a long weekend ahead of us. Many of Brisbane's eateries are opening their doors on the day, so if you've been cooped up inside for too long and are hankering for some quintessential cafe fare, top-tier restaurant dining or even a tipple or two, have a look at our list of what's operating this Friday! more

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Get a peek inside pink-hued newcomer Ping Pong ahead of its forthcoming opening
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Get a peek inside pink-hued newcomer Ping Pong ahead of its forthcoming opening

Back in February we revealed that the team behind beloved West End brunch haven Morning After and Newstead's chic bacon-and-egg roll dispensary Yolk was adding to its portfolio with Thai-inspired restaurant Ping Pong. After many months of waiting, we can finally give you a glimpse at the pink-hued eatery's menu and interior ahead of its official opening on Friday August 7. Expect a certified feast for the senses, from tongue-tantalising Thai street eats and killer cocktail slushies to mood-altering light installations and a secret oasis. more

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Heritage and harmony – Emily Yeoh Restaurant arrives in Paddington
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Heritage and harmony – Emily Yeoh Restaurant arrives in Paddington

When we last saw Emily Yeoh battling it out on the sixth season of MasterChef in 2014, there was an inkling that Emily's talents would take her well beyond the show. Our hunch was right – soon after Emily was learning the ins and outs of the culinary trade from Josue Lopez at GOMA Restaurant and Jake Nicolson at Blackbird Bar & Grill, before scoring a spot in Ben Shewry's top-tier kitchen team at Attica in Melbourne. After honing her skills, Emily returned to Brisbane with the intent of opening her own restaurant. After a few months of eager anticipation, Emily Yeoh Restaurant is set to officially launch its dine-in service on Monday August 10, but it is treating those that can't wait to a streamlined version of the menu available now for takeaway. Here's what you can expect ... more

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New taps, new tastes, new lease on life – get a look at Dalgety 2.0 Public House
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New taps, new tastes, new lease on life – get a look at Dalgety 2.0 Public House

The nighttime hub perched at the junction of Vernon Terrace, Macquarie Street and Florence Street in Teneriffe is looking a bit more animated lately. If we had to put our finger on it, we reckon it has something to do with the fact that beloved establishment Dalgety Public House is open once again. Yes, that's right – there's a new set of hands at the helm of Dalgety 2.0. The crew is aiming to re-establish the venue as a go-to destination for drinks and gastropub feeds. Want to know what's changed? Read on! more

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Come and spaghett it – Pasta Club opens in West End
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Come and spaghett it – Pasta Club opens in West End

Freshly rolled pumpkin agnolotti, ribbons of silky spaghetti carbonara, fusilli with prawns coated in a rich salsa rossa – if the thought of twirling your fork through a plate of any of the aforementioned gets you hot under the collar, you might want to consider getting acquainted with Pasta Club. This new West End eatery isn't a club with strict joining criteria or limited membership numbers – all you need to enjoy the restaurant's hearty fare is a love of Italian cuisine and an appetite. Pasta Club officially opened last night, Wednesday July 15 – here’s what you can expect … 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