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Sit down to authentic, nonna-approved Italian at Yeronga’s Osteria Epoca
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Sit down to authentic, nonna-approved Italian at Yeronga’s Osteria Epoca

Wipe that Dolmio grin off your face – true Italian flavour can’t be found in a jar of red wine and herb sauce. To get the most authentic experience one must immerse themselves in the true home-style roots of Italian cuisine. The concept for Osteria Epoca in Yeronga was born at the dinner table, where helpings of homemade dishes brought endless happiness and satiated appetites. If you are keen to taste the real deal, Osteria Epoca is now open and is serving up primo pasta and plenty of gustoso gastronomic delights. more

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The Fishmonger’s Wife now dishing up its haul at new Hawthorne digs
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The Fishmonger’s Wife now dishing up its haul at new Hawthorne digs

Seeking greener pastures (or perhaps the better analogy is more bountiful seas) East Brisbane’s iconic fish and chippery has packed up the deep fryer and moved locations. The Fishmonger’s Wife is now trading from its swish new home in Hawthorne, where the calamari is cooked to perfection, the chips are crispy and the fish is so fresh you’d think you’d just caught it yourself. more

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Shroom Street Bowl with portobello mushroom, haloumi, cheese, brown rice and quinoa
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Grab a slice of Manhattan’s food scene at 51st Street in Brisbane City

As Alicia Keys sang on the chorus of Jay Z’s ‘Empire State of Mind’ – “Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York”. As one of the world’s biggest cities, the Big Apple’s influence spreads far and wide, especially when it comes to food trends. A piece of New York has come to George Street in the Brisbane CBD in the form of 51st Street. Named after the iconic Midtown crossing, 51st Street plates up a full-flavoured cross-section of New York’s most iconic foods. more

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Otto Brisbane
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best restaurants and bars with a view

You could be at a restaurant eating the juiciest, most tender steak in the world, or sipping on some of the finest wine money could buy, but would you really enjoy your experience if the atmosphere wasn’t up to scratch? A lot can be said about the importance of ambience when dining out, and one of the best ways to achieve a perfect balance between food and vibe is with a stellar view. If you like to pair your meal with a killer vista or a luxe riverside setting, we’ve compiled a list of Brisbane's best bars and restaurants with a view, for you to get a feast for your eyes as well as your mouth. more

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Neil Perry shakes up the menu at Saké Restaurant & Bar
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Neil Perry shakes up the menu at Saké Restaurant & Bar

After the announcement of its official name change in late February, Rockpool Dining Group is rapidly making waves in Brisbane. In addition to opening a slew of bars and eateries across our fine city in the coming months, the group is shaking up the offering of its restaurants that we are already so familiar with, starting with hatted Brisbane City restaurant Saké. more

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Get a glimpse inside the new and improved Port Office Hotel
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Get a glimpse inside the new and improved Port Office Hotel

Real talk – you can’t call yourself a Brisbane local if you’ve never set foot inside the Port Office Hotel. Edward Street’s beacon of bountiful bar bites and beer is celebrating the new year with a new look, spearheaded by the tastemakers behind the Alliance Hotel’s acclaimed revitalisation. The Port Office Hotel recently opened the Port Office Dining Room to the public and will be following it up with the unveiling of its refurbished top bar next Thursday. Have a sneak peek before the masses take notice. more

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Neil Perry's Burger Project brings fast food with slow-food values to South Bank
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Neil Perry’s Burger Project brings fast food with slow-food values to South Bank

The word ‘project’ can be pretty daunting. It conjures up memories of dreaded group assignments, or school homework on the riveting Australian wheat industry. But pop the word ‘burger’ in front of it and voila! You absolutely have our undivided attention. Aaannndd it helps if the words ‘Neil Perry’ are associated with it as well. In case you haven’t already figured it out, the renowned Australian chef is bringing his much-loved Burger Project to Brisbane for the first time and you can get a taste as of this Friday February 17. more

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JFC Korean fried chicken wings with sweet and spicy sauce
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Go gaga over Gangnam fries and gunpowder chicken ribs at Junk

We’ve been waiting with bated breath for the arrival of one of Maroochydore’s most beloved eateries, and come Friday February 17 our patience will be rewarded. Junk is set to unveil its first Brisbane location this week, wowing tastebuds with its sumptuous selection of Pan-Asian cuisine. If you get steamy over the thought of steamed pork bao buns, go crazy over crispy pork belly or have a voracious appetite for Vietnamese noodle salads, you absolutely must see what Junk’s got in its trunk. more


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Pablo's Pride with slow-cooked roast beef, pickled jalapenos and provolone
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From breakfast to beer o’clock – Fortitude brings all-day bites to the Valley

Have you heard the word? You know, the F word? No, not that word – we’re referring to Fortitude, the newest joint to open up off Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley. If you’ve yet to experience Fortitude for yourself, perhaps the following can entice you – poke bowls, BBQ pork tacos, three-cheese croque monsieurs, boozy brunch cocktails and a menu dedicated to G&Ts. With a bistro and bar menu unlike any we’ve seen to date, Fortitude has got the lot – and we haven’t even told you about half of it. more

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The Yiros Shop
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The round-up: ten cheap inner-city lunches for a tenner or less

Put your hands up if you’ve ever experienced this harsh reality bite – payday is still a few days away and you’ve been stung by a few unexpected costs (or maybe you indulged in a costly weekend on the town), reducing your bank balance to a shell of its former glory. We’ve all walked down Struggle Street before, but any thrifty eaters will tell you that it’s not the end of the world. If you can’t stomach another stretch of mi goreng for lunch, we’ve put together a nifty list of spots to grab a bite for ten Dollarydoos or less. Mark our words – the cheaper the grub doesn’t mean the lesser the quality. You can get a bomb feed in Brisbane’s inner city for just a tenner and here is the proof. more

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Let UberEATS be your wingman this Valentine’s Day
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Let UberEATS be your wingman this Valentine’s Day

Hey, you – you know that Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, right? Has it slipped your mind? Don’t worry – it happens, the most important thing is to not panic. If you haven’t made plans for V Day yet or you and your S.O. simply want to spend a casual night in, UberEATS is stepping up to help all of Brisbane's Casanovas. On Tuesday February 14 UberEATS will be delivering flowers, sweets and meals for two to lovebirds all around town, so all you have to do is buy a card. more

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The round-up: steamy places to make a (food) baby this Valentine’s Day
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The round-up: steamy places to make a (food) baby this Valentine’s Day

After French, Italian, Portuguese and the other ‘romantic’ dialects, food is the preeminent language of love. As we all know the way to someone’s heart is through the stomach, so with that in mind why not consider spoiling your better half with a sumptuous feast this Valentine’s Day? Whether you feel like spilling your deepest desire over a succulent steak or are compelled to give your S.O. a 'pizza your heart', make the night extra special with a meal that neither of you is likely to forget. more

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Southside favourite Momo Chicken & Beer opens Momo Chicken City
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Southside favourite Momo Chicken & Beer opens Momo Chicken City

It's pretty hard to resist fried chicken. You know when it's coming – that delicious intoxicating scent wafts through the air, a smell unlike any other, beckoning you towards the golden crispy goodness that awaits. If your stomach isn't rumbling at that thought, then it might be time for you to leave this page. Because the next couple of paragraphs – and Brisbane City's newest eatery – are dedicated to finger-lickin' Korean fried chicken. more

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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