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Bulimba's King Crab Co delivers its haul of cracking crustaceans to Oxford Street
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Bulimba’s King Crab Co delivers its haul of cracking crustaceans to Oxford Street

It might be the year of the dog according to the Chinese zodiac, but if you ask us, it’s more like the year of the crab. A new spot in Brisbane’s inner east is shelling out some mighty fine seafood, with a Cajun-meets-Japanese spin that’s sure to tingle your tastebuds. If you like the sound of snappy seafood, scuttle your butt down Oxford Street and don a bib at Bulimba’s freshest catch – King Crab Co. more

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Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane
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The round-up: eat your way through Brisbane’s best steaks

Apologies in advance to all of our vegan and vegetarian friends, but this one is for the carnivores. Steak. To most meat eaters, it doesn’t get much better than a juicy, succulent steak. Rare, medium rare, medium, well done – it doesn’t matter how you like it, steak is a staple for good reason. While we love an old-fashioned backyard barbecue, sometimes we like to let the professionals handle the cooking every once in a while. When it comes to steak, we are flush with stellar spots to get our incisors into some fantastic flame-grilled beef, so bring out your inner Ron Swanson and start ticking off this list. 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

In case you haven’t heard the sounds of fireworks over Bowen Hills or had your Instagram feed inundated with scenes of carnival fun, we’d like to let you know that the Ekka is in town. Aside from the show bags, games, animals and assorted attractions, the best thing about the Ekka is undoubtedly the annual public holiday that we all get to enjoy on Wednesday August 15. If you've been to the Ekka already, are saving your visit for another day or simply wish to avoid the holiday crowds (more show bags for us, really), there are plenty of spots around town open and ready for your custom. Here's a handy list of bars and eateries for you to enjoy this Ekka public holiday. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s best new restaurants as voted by you
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best new restaurants as voted by you

Every year, we love looking back and taking stock of how Brisbane’s grown. Our hospitality scene is always changing, with new faces looking to make a mark on the foodie landscape. The year that was 2017 marked the arrival of some top-notch eateries – from reimagined icons to brand-new concepts. We couldn’t possibly pick the best of the bunch, so we left it to our readers to decide in the most recent EAT/drink Awards. The Best New Restaurant category is hotly contested, but we think you’ve done a tremendous job picking the cream of the crop. Without further ado, here are the ten best new restaurants as voted by The Weekend Edition readers. more

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St. James Crabhouse Bar & Grill opens a snappy new Hamilton eatery
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St. James Crabhouse Bar & Grill opens a snappy new Hamilton eatery

It’s been a few years since St. James Crabhouse & Kitchen first introduced us to the messy fun of eating crab, and barely a day went by when we haven’t considered donning a bib and some gloves for a prime crustacean-loaded feast. The popular American-style seafood joint has now expanded, with St. James Crabhouse Bar & Grill opening in Hamilton on Wednesday July 25. Under the supervision of newly appointed manager Stephen Hazlett, the Hamilton location casts a wide net of appeal, catering to die-hard seafood lovers and those looking for a lively dining experience with quality service. more

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Special Rub
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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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Shunsai delivers authentic Japanese cuisine to East Brisbane
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Shunsai delivers authentic Japanese cuisine to East Brisbane

It’s not often that a master Japanese chef chooses a Brisbane suburb for a fine-dining culinary concept, but you won’t hear the residents of East Brisbane complaining. This weekend sees the anticipated opening of Shunsai, which is plating up a traditional Japanese degustation-style menu in an intimate setting. If you’re a sucker for intriguing flavour pairings and delicate presentation, Shunsai offers food for a multitude of senses. more

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Grungy laneway hideaway Hellcat Maggie stakes her turf in Brisbane City
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Grungy laneway hideaway Hellcat Maggie stakes her turf in Brisbane City

Fans of the Scorsese classic Gangs of New York (or anyone with knowledge of the Big Apple’s bloody past) will have heard the name Hell-Cat Maggie. In the 1840s the name would make blood run cold with fear, but today the name carries friendlier connotations. Hellcat Maggie is a brand-new laneway bar and eatery that embodies the same gritty and charismatic attitude of the famed crim, but instead of brawling with the Bowery Boys, this bar focuses on beers, burgers and breakfast. more

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Make tracks for Fortitude Valley’s new laneway haunt Whistle Dixie
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Make tracks for Fortitude Valley’s new laneway haunt Whistle Dixie

In years past, wishing for a laneway eatery that catered to breakfast, lunch and dinner crowds equally would be considered rosy fantasising. Now, times have changed, as evidenced by the cheekily named Whistle Dixie. This railroad-inspired locale is delivering an all-day service to denizens of Fortitude Valley’s Emporium strip, offering ample space to graze leisurely while daydreaming of the next fantastical arrival. more

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The round-up: Brisbane's best Greek cuisine
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Greek cuisine

Opa! Greek food is – without a doubt – one of the most inventive and flavoursome cuisines in the world. Succulent souvlakis, delicious dolmades, crispy calamari, helpings of haloumi – these are some all-time favourites, but they are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Greek feasts. Brisbane boasts a mighty fine selection of Greek eateries to choose from, so we figured we’d save you the hassle of looking and list our picks right here, right now. more

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The Weekend Series: southward bound – five hotspots you must try around Byron Bay
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The Weekend Series: southward bound – five hotspots you must try around Byron Bay

Whenever the weather report heralds the arrival of mild temperatures and clear skies, we immediately pack an overnight bag and make a hasty pilgrimage south to Byron Bay. The home of coastal vibes, free-spirited fun and a booming foodie scene, Byron Bay is a no brainer for those that really want to put some kilometres between them and the big smoke. Speaking of Byron Bay’s cafe and restaurant scene, we weren’t kidding when we say the Byron Shire is bursting with hotspots. With Splendour in the Grass on our doorstep and warmer temperatures approaching, now is as good a time as ever to acquaint yourself with a few southern destinations. more

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From Bocuse d'Or to Brisbane – Restaurant Dan Arnold opens in Fortitude Valley
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From Bocuse d’Or to Brisbane – Restaurant Dan Arnold opens in Fortitude Valley

The last eight years have been an incredible journey for Dan Arnold. The Brisbane-born chef arrived in France in 2010, where he worked at three Michelin-star restaurant l’Espérance, followed by seven years at two Michelin-star Serge Vieira. His experience lead him to earn bronze at the Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific Competition 2016, then placing eighth in the world with his team at the Bocuse d’Or World Final in 2017. Now, Dan has returned home to Brisbane to open his first restaurant, aptly named Restaurant Dan Arnold. more

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Thierry Galichet unveils his sophisticated Spring Hill eatery La Cache à Vín
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Thierry Galichet unveils his sophisticated Spring Hill eatery La Cache à Vín

Anyone familiar with Thierry Galichet’s signature style of hospitality knows that he wears his inspirations on his sleeve. As a proud product of the Burgundy region, the famed chef and restaurateur has instilled elements of his homeland across all of his endeavours. Thierry’s latest project La Cache à Vín presents hearty French cuisine in a stylish and earthy setting, complete with a significant stash of wines from the slopes and valleys of France’s famed viticultural hubs. more

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Newstead's Golden Pig puts its teachings to good use as fully-fledged restaurant
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Newstead’s Golden Pig puts its teachings to good use as fully-fledged restaurant

Since its inception, Golden Pig has been to the foodies what Hogwarts is to budding wizards. Punny porcine similarities aside, Golden Pig has been instilling cooks with the magical knowledge of the culinary arts for years, but now the team is putting its teachings to the test. Golden Pig has unveiled a brand-new bar and restaurant of its own at its Newstead home, utilising its stylish industrial space as the setting for a sharp array of pan-Asian eats. more

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The Meating Room delivers fillets and bottomless frites to Teneriffe
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The Meating Room delivers fillets and bottomless frites to Teneriffe

If you’re a resident of the inner-northern suburbs, a top-tier steak might be difficult to find in close proximity. Champions of carnivorous eating will perk up at the news that a new meatery has arrived in Teneriffe. The folks at The Dalgety Public House are delivering a boutique beef experience to the Macquarie Street strip, taking over its neighbouring space for younger sibling The Meating Room – a stylish haven for prime cuts. more

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Yavanna brings its style of plant-based comfort food to Paddington
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Yavanna brings its style of plant-based comfort food to Paddington

What do you get when three hospitality lifers (who happen to be vegan) team up to create brand-new bar and restaurant? You get one heck of haven for plant-based eaters and omnivores alike. Yavanna has begun its rollout of comfort food, bringing familiarity, fun and flair to the table with a range of dishes that will have even die-hard carnivores on drool watch. more

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Little Valley adds a big dose of modern Chinese cuisine to Warner Street
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Little Valley adds a big dose of modern Chinese cuisine to Warner Street

The brains behind the Gold Coast’s acclaimed Asian-fusion eatery Rick Shores are looking to go two-for-two with their new neo-Chinese venture in the heart of Brisbane's entertainment precinct. Little Valley kicked open its doors last week, inviting diners to savour its melting-pot of flavours inspired by China’s rich culinary heritage. The philosophy here is simple – traditional dishes are positioned in a new context and are imbued with twists to create something different and interesting. It doesn't matter if you mix up your char siu and siu mai, all you need to know is this isn’t your run-of-the-mill dim sum joint. more