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Harajuku Gyoza's pork gyoza bento box
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best bento boxes

Offering almost unparalleled choice and value for money, the traditional bento box is one of the best options for lunch. Brisbane is slowly fostering a bento culture worthy of the meal, with restaurants serving up the popular option from the City to the suburbs. Leave your sandwiches and leftovers at home – bento boxes are the way to go for lunch. If you don’t know where you can grab a bento near you, allow us to blow your mind with this list. more

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Sample the flavours of the state with e’cco bistro’s venison tartare
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Sample the flavours of the state with e’cco bistro’s venison tartare

It’s no secret that the Sunshine State is practically overflowing with amazing produce. We’re very spoiled when it comes to top-notch fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy. In 2016 we celebrated the best Queensland produce in town through the Taste of Queensland Awards, pitting restaurants, cafes and food trucks against one another to see who could plate up the best dish using the best produce. e’cco bistro blew us away with its scrumptious duck breast, so much so that we decided to stop by again to scope out another Queensland-born dish – the venison tartare with beetroot crisp.  more

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The Notorious B.I.G. Burger
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Bulimba’s Biggie’s Burgers will hypnotise your tastebuds

You know that old saying, ‘mo burgers, mo happiness’? It’s a real phrase – trust us. With that in the front of your mind, let us introduce you to Biggie’s Burgers – Bulimba’s brand new delivery only burger joint that is inspired by the Big Poppa himself. With a range of tasty burgers paying tribute to the hip-hop icon, Biggie’s Burgers will drop off some succulently juicy burgers and sides that will sate any B.I.G. hunger. more

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Damon Amos' highly anticipated Detour opens in Woolloongabba
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Damon Amos’ highly anticipated Detour opens in Woolloongabba

If you don't immediately recognise Damon Amos' name, you might be more familiar with his food. As executive chef at hatted restaurant Public, Damon introduced the city to a whole new world of cuisine – citrus-infused ants, fossilised carrot and Kentucky Fried Duck ringing any bells? Eighteen months ago he stepped away from the restaurant to embark on a new solo venture and the result, at last, is Detour. more

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Sink your teeth into The Charming Squire's iconic spit-roast pork
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Sink your teeth into The Charming Squire’s iconic spit-roast pork

We love Queensland produce – how could you not? The abundance of amazing farms throughout the state putting premium foodstuffs on our plate every day is continually astounding. We celebrated the best in Queensland produce with our Taste of Queensland Awards last year, which saw dozens of entrants vie for top spot in a range of categories. The Charming Squire blew us away with its banoffee pie, but there is so much more Queensland-grown goodness featured throughout the menu. We’ve decided to spotlight another dish that you simply must try – The Charming Squire’s spit-roast pork served with Salardaise potatoes and heirloom tomato salad. more

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Pate with pickles and corn salsa
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Feast on food fit for a folklore legend at Chermside’s Sasquatch Bar

Scientists have spent decades searching for evidence of the American mythical beast the Sasquatch, but it seems like they should have been searching in Brisbane’s north this whole time. Sasquatch Bar opened to the public this week, enticing those with a Bigfoot-sized hunger to come sink their teeth into a smorgasbord of chargrilled meats while quaffing down pints of frosty craft beer. more

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Charsiu pork belly bao
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Snack on succulent skewers at Fortitude Valley’s Tatsu Yakitori Bar

Bao buns and ramen and salmon donburi, gyoza and tofu and sparkling sake, sashimi and curry and a skewer or three, these are a few of our favourite things! Chinatown Mall scored itself a sweet Christmas present in late 2016 when Tatsu Yakitori Bar opened its doors. If all of the above make your mouth water to some degree, then do yourself a solid and investigate this place thoroughly. more


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Charboys brings its chomp-worthy burgers to Brisbane City
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Charboys brings its chomp-worthy burgers to Brisbane City

When news came down the pipeline that one of our favourite burger spots had disappeared, we thought life would never be the same. Thankfully, the grill of our souls was ignited and our heart started to sizzle once more when Charboys announced its return with a brand new location on Edward Street. Today long-time Charboys fans and newcomers alike will get the opportunity to cram beefy, burger goodness into their gobs as Charboys opens its new inner-city location. more

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Pinball wizards and loaded sodas at arcade-game bar and diner Netherworld
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Pinball wizards and loaded sodas at arcade-game bar and diner Netherworld

Are you a pinball wizard? Have you got a supple wrist? Then you need to make your way to the top end of Brunswick Street, this ain't no twist. There you'll be transported back to yesteryear, finding not just pinball machines, but all of the classic arcade games and gaming consoles of your (and probably your parents') childhood ... along with some killer beats, eats and drinks. And trust us, you don't have to be a pinball wizard to enjoy it. more

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The round-up: where to eat, drink and recover on New Year's Day
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The round-up: where to eat, drink and recover on New Year’s Day

So long, 2016 – it hasn’t been great knowing you! Now that the year that was has (finally) come to an end, it’s time to celebrate a fresh start in style. If you’ve made the most of your New Year’s Eve this year, there’s a good chance you aren’t going to be up and about much on New Year’s Day. We get it – we might even be in the same state come the morning of January 1. If your New Year’s resolution is to seize the day, rest assured that there are plenty of spots around town open for your carpe diem dining. Start the year right with a meal that you’ll still be remembering 12 months from now. more

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Little Beirut brings Lebanese bites and shisha to Indooroopilly
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Little Beirut brings Lebanese bites and shisha to Indooroopilly

Anyone that has journeyed to Lebanon will tell you that despite its small size, the country packs one of the most varied culinary offerings in the world. A little slice of Lebanon has come to Indooroopilly in the form of Little Beirut, serving up some of the most mesmerising meze platters around. This Lebanese bistro has quickly established itself as a go-to spot for succulent skewers, mouth-watering moussaka and generous helpings of heavenly hummus. 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

It tends to happen every year. We work our little butts off for 12 months with one day in sight – Christmas Day. We buy our presents, we stock up on ham ... and we completely forget that almost everything is closed the day after. If Boxing Day sales aren't your thing, we've rounded up a few places that are opening on Saturday December 26 for your eating and drinking pleasure. more

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Trio of sliders
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Munch on vegan burgs until the cows come home at MooFree Burgers

We know what you are thinking – there’s no way a meatless burger can stack up to a classic hamburger. Well, as much as we love sinking our teeth into a juicy meaty burg, we’re going to have to disagree with you. The team behind Charlie’s Raw Squeeze is changing the way we think about the humble burger, opening a location that serves nothing but meatless vegan varieties. MooFree Burgers in North Lakes might just be the spot to convince you that meat-free is the way to be. more

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Chow down on ribs, burgers and wings at Texas Bar n’ Grill’s new Camp Hill location
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Chow down on ribs, burgers and wings at Texas Bar n’ Grill’s new Camp Hill location

If you ask any red-blooded carnivore, they’ll tell you that the home of authentic barbecue is Texas. With that said, opening a barbecue joint called Texas Bar n’ Grill puts a lot of pressure on your product, but when that venue opens a second location in Camp Hill you know that it might be doing something right. The new Texas Bar n’ Grill location does justice to the storied lineage of Texas-style barbecue, slow cooking some of the meatiest morsels in town. more

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Sydney favourite Fratelli Famous Pizzeria makes its way to Brisbane
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Sydney favourite Fratelli Famous Pizzeria makes its way to Brisbane

If you love Italian food and you've ever been to Sydney or Melbourne, chances are you're familiar with the name Fratelli. If you're not familiar but just love pizza (because you're a human being), then we promise you're going to be equally excited. Fratelli Fresh's younger sibling Fratelli Famous Pizzeria is opening its doors in Brisbane, and it's dishing up 500 free pizzas to celebrate. more

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Slurp and snack until you explode at West End’s MisoHapi Sushi and Ramen Bar
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Slurp and snack until you explode at West End’s MisoHapi Sushi and Ramen Bar

We like big bowls and we cannot lie. Big bowls of ramen that is! Oh, and we also love sushi. Like, ten plates stacked high – that sort of love. Imagine our pure delight when we heard that the two were coming together in one hip package in West End. Words barely describe how happy we are that MisoHapi is now open on Boundary Street, offering a tasty selection of ramen, udon, sushi and bento for us to stuff into our gobs. more

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The round-up: new places to eat and drink on the Gold Coast this summer
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The round-up: new places to eat and drink on the Gold Coast this summer

How long has it been since your last Gold Coast trip? Days, weeks or months? If your answer is in years, then you need to stop and take a good look at yourself … and then take our advice when we say that sometimes it’s a good thing to venture out and, you know, break the weekend routine. If you’ve got a bit of time up your sleeve over the festive season and were contemplating heading south for a sneaky day-trip or weekender, then we’ve got you covered. From the backstreets of Broadbeach to the Burleigh Heads oceanfront, we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a handy hit list of the top new restaurants, cafes and bars that have opened on the Gold Coast this year. more