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Sink your teeth into Fish Lane's new resident Chu the Phat
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Sink your teeth into Fish Lane’s new resident Chu the Phat

You're walking down a back-street laneway, exploring. Suddenly, the wind changes. The thick, alluring aromas of garlic, chilli and ginger waft past you, instantly making your mouth tingle with joy. You didn't know you were hungry, but now your stomach is making its intentions very clear. Following your nose, you find yourself not, in fact, on the streets of Hong Kong, but instead at Fish Lane's newest eatery, Chu the Phat. more

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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas
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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas

Honestly, mums don’t get enough credit for everything they do for us. Not only did they give us life, they also made sure that we stayed alive through our oblivious infancy period, kept us out of trouble (as best as they could) and loved us unconditionally no matter how many scratches we put on the car or tattoos we added to our bodies. Our mums are one in a million, which means any gift this Mother’s Day must reflect their personal interests. If you are stumped for ideas, we’ve put together a list to act as a guide to ensure you treat your mum the way she deserves to be treated – like a honest-to-goodness Queen. more

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Chomp on comfort food and sip on craft beer at West End’s new local The Montague Hotel
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Chomp on comfort food and sip on craft beer at West End’s new local The Montague Hotel

The grill is hot and the beer is cold – The Montague Hotel is ready and waiting. The newest face in the inner-south pub scene is revitalising the game with an approach that stays true to the casual classics while providing a slick contemporary spin. If haloumi fries, burgers and preservative-free beer sound like your kind of bag, West End’s newest haunt is going the full Monty. more

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MisoHapi Sushi and Ramen Bar
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The round-up: the best ramen spots in Brisbane

The mercury is dropping, which means it’s ramen season once again – hallelujah! Ramen is quickly catching on in popularity around town, with several noodle soup joints specialising in the hearty dish. Forget all about your five-pack of instant mie goreng ramen noodles – the real deal is so much better that it’s unfair to call them both ramen. We’ve compiled a list of the best spots to get your slurp on, which we reckon is worth a hearty (r)amen!   more

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Fly the coop to the Lord of the Wings – Indooroopilly's new chicken, beer and sports bar
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Fly the coop to the Lord of the Wings – Indooroopilly’s new chicken, beer and sports bar

Gather your fellowship – a food-centric adventure awaits. Lord of the Wings has expanded, bringing its pilgrimage-worthy American-inspired bites to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. We’re talking wings, rings and all sorts of other delicious things served in a relaxed sports bar atmosphere. If you crave a feast of royally impressive proportions, Lord of the Wings has the treasure that you seek. more

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Rock down to Woolloongabba’s newest bar and bistro Electric Avenue
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Rock down to Woolloongabba’s newest bar and bistro Electric Avenue

A new hangout for night owls and feasters is set to illuminate Logan Road next week, bringing a truckload of inviting atmosphere, good food, great drinks and a stellar selection of tunes to the hip cul-de-sac. Electric Avenue is the latest project from the boys behind Canvas Bar – a comfortable spot for diners and revellers to take a step back in time to a prominent era of Brisbane’s history. more


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Gauge
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Brisbane’s ten best restaurants as voted by you

When it comes to ranking the best of the best, we think it’s almost too tall a task to consider. Which is why we graciously pass on the opportunity to you – our dear readers – to give us the 411 on what is considered Brisbane’s best. The EAT/drink Awards is our yearly retrospective of what tantalised tastebuds around town, rewarding excellence across bars, cafes and restaurants. You voted in droves for the latest edition of the awards, so we thought it was only fair to give you a comprehensive rundown of the ten best of each major category. This week it’s restaurants – here is your pick for Brisbane’s best places to sit down to a special meal. more

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Sushi burritos and poke bowls have arrived! South Bank welcomes Suki and Ramen
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Sushi burritos and poke bowls have arrived! South Bank welcomes Suki and Ramen

It was September last year that we predicted the Hawaiian poke bowl to be the next big food trend in Australia, and we've been dreaming about them ever since. Well, friends, the wait is finally over. Brisbane will soon have a dedicated poke bowl destination right in the heart of South Bank when Suki opens its doors next Tuesday April 18. Oh, and did we mention it also does sushi burritos? more

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The Priory Kitchen
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The round-up: what’s open this Easter long weekend

April is one of our favourite months of the year and it’s not hard to see why. Easter is a magical time where we can eat nothing but Lindt balls and chocolate bunnies for four days straight and still be able to look ourselves in the eye. While Easter is a time for catching up with loved ones, there is still four days to fill – and at some point you are going to want something other than half-melted confectionery. Thankfully you don’t need to go on hunt to find places to dine – you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of places that will be trading from Good Friday to Easter Monday, from coffee spots to restaurants and everything in between. more

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Indulge in life’s finer things at Fish Lane’s La Lune Wine Co
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Indulge in life’s finer things at Fish Lane’s La Lune Wine Co

We have a lot to thank Paul McGivern for. From Camp Hill’s Restaurant Rapide to Hamilton’s Restaurant Manx, and more recently to the hatted The Wolfe in East Brisbane, the renowned chef has been pleasing our palates for a number of years. So when he announced a new French-inspired wine bar in Fish Lane, our interest was naturally piqued. La Lune Wine Co quietly opened its doors over the weekend, and with more than 120 wines on the menu, we’re quite sure it won’t disappoint. more

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Botanical Bar & Kitchen brings a crisp approach to James Street dining
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Botanical Bar & Kitchen brings a crisp approach to James Street dining

It’s been a big two years for the team at James Street’s QA Hotel as it undergoes a complete makeover. Reestablishing itself as a foodie powerhouse, the popular pub now boasts a few new additions. Following on from the opening of Farrier and the sprucing of the QA’s heritage elements, the sophisticated Botanical Bar & Kitchen has now arrived – sandwiched between the QA Hotel proper and the newly opened Sage Hotel. more

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Neighbourhood Pizza brings hip-hop and good vibes to Kenmore
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Neighbourhood Pizza brings hip-hop and good vibes to Kenmore

When it comes to worldwide appeal, there isn’t a food in the entire world that can hold a candle to pizza. Thin and crispy or thick with a heaping of toppings, pizza can be dressed up or dressed down and people will still love it. Making the right slice is a fine process, but one that Jordan Lomas and the team at Neighbourhood Pizza in Kenmore have turned into an art form. If perfectly cooked pizzas paired with boutique wines and beer, served in a chic setting with hip hop and jazz music providing ambience are your bag, then let us welcome you to the neighbourhood. more

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Pawpaw Asian Kitchen brings street food to southern suburbs
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Pawpaw Asian Kitchen brings street food to southern suburbs

Apparently having four venues just isn’t enough for the Venzin Group. After venturing to the outer suburbs with Piggy Back in Jindalee, the group has set its sights on the complete opposite side of town, opening fifth venue Pawpaw Asian Kitchen this week in eastern Tingalpa. If you’re a fan of the Venzin family’s delicious Asian delicacies, then read on – you’re in for a treat. more

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The Zeus Burger
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Set your watches – it’s munch o’clock all day long at Bulimba’s Burger Time 69

What’s the time Mister Wolf? Burger time! No this isn't a new game we've just invented (although we're interested, to be honest), it's the announcement of Bulimba's newest eatery – Burger Time 69. If you enjoy sinking your fangs into burgers the size of your head, clear some time in your schedule to try the impressive range of protein patties, blissful buns and scrumptious street snacks on Oxford Street. more

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The round-up: turn your bolognese into bol-amaze with help from Brisbane’s best cooking schools
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The round-up: turn your bolognese into bol-amaze with help from Brisbane’s best cooking schools

Since the advent of My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef, everyone is an armchair expert when it comes to home cooking. It’s one thing to park your caboose on the couch and dish out cutting critiques on an amateur chef’s botched scampi with anchovy butter, but if you are imparting your wisdom through mouthfuls of cereal for dinner then perhaps you need to evaluate your own cooking game. If something such as boiling water makes your palms sweat with anxiety, we suggest you get your head in the game and pick up a few tips from some of Brisbane’s finest cooking schools. more