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Chu The Phat
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Chinese restaurants

Forget about your quick and easy takeaway joint – authentic Chinese cuisine should be properly enjoyed in the right setting. There are several spots across Brisbane that serves delicious dishes of Chinese cuisine with great atmosphere and service. Do yourself a favour and enjoy the full spectrum of tastes that Chinese cuisine affords and you’ll find yourself never settling for bain marie sweet and sour pork. more

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The Coop Bistro
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The round-up: the best places to get schnit-faced in Brisbane

Real talk – there are few dishes so loved as the classic chicken (or pork! or veal!) schnitzel. The crispy, crumbed slabs of meat can be dressed up or down in a variety of ways. Pair it with chips and salad for the perfect pub meal or layer some tomato sauce and cheese on top and turn it into a perfect parmigiana – there is no wrong way to eat a schnitzel. As the self-appointed pretty schnitty committee, we’ve collected a list of spots to source the best schnitz in town. more

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The Manhattan Line gears up to unveil its new Bulimba bar and eatery
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The Manhattan Line gears up to unveil its new Bulimba bar and eatery

Fans of American-inspired eats, rejoice! The Manhattan Line – one of South Bank’s most beloved establishments – has expanded to Bulimba, bringing with it its popular range of New York-style hot dogs, American craft beers and plenty of whisky. Opening next week, The Manhattan Line will add a charming new twist to the Oxford Street strip, boasting the same rugged vibe and stylish flair that has helped make it so popular. more

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Great Northern Bar
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The best spots to get a feed before you fly

The last-minute preparation routine for a holiday is serious business. First, you’ve got to triple check that you’ve packed everything. Second, you need to check-in in advance (to avoid the lines, of course). Third, you’ve got to give yourself enough time to get to the airport itself. This isn’t even including other minor things like reminding your neighbour that they agreed to collect your mail, ensuring that your out-of-office e-mail responder is on and that you’ve put both bins out. With all of this on your plate, it’s easy to forget to eat. If you arrive at the airport with a Boeing-sized hunger, fear not – Brisbane Airport has got the goods when it comes to pre-take off eats and tipples. We’ve hand picked five of the best spots to snack at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal for breakfast, lunch and dinner to ensure you start your holiday the right way. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 135 August 15
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 135 August 15

From whispers of specialty coffee spots in Norman Park to a massive new breakfast hub in South Brisbane, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

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Happy Boy is all grown up in its new Fortitude Valley home
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Happy Boy is all grown up in its new Fortitude Valley home

Since opening in October 2014, Happy Boy has been shaking up the Brisbane dining scene, tantalising tastebuds with the diverse and interesting flavours of regional Chinese dishes – a far cry the Westernised Chinese food we have become accustomed to. Ready to take Happy Boy to its next stage, brothers Jordan and Cameron Votan decided it was time to move from Spring Hill, and are set to open the doors of Happy Boy in Fortitude Valley next Tuesday August 15. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you

Lunch is the middle child of the three square meals family, often overshadowed by our sprightly breakfast culture and the sophisticated night time dinner. Typically we are at work for lunch, so we settle for leftovers or whatever is closest, but don’t get it twisted – lunch is very much as varied and interesting as any other meal of the day. At the end of 2016, you voted for Brisbane’s best eats in our 2016 EAT/drink Awards, and the results were clear – lunch is booming in Brisbane. Here are the top ten choices for lunch, as voted by you! more

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James Street welcomes craft-beer haven Freddie's Taphouse & Kitchen
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James Street welcomes craft-beer haven Freddie’s Taphouse & Kitchen

The restaurant boom on James Street shows now sign of abating, with Freddie’s Taphouse & Kitchen adding a tasty new wrinkle to the popular promenade. Located underneath the Sage Hotel, Freddie’s looks to bring a craft beer focused element to James Street, with a huge range of drops on tap complemented with a punchy flavoursome menu that pairs with any choice brilliantly. more


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Jo-Jo's is back – and yes, you can still get chips with mushroom sauce
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Jo-Jo’s is back – and yes, you can still get chips with mushroom sauce

In the weeks following the closure of Jo-Jo’s Restaurant, Queen Street Mall wanderers looked up at the empty corner location and lamented the departure of such an iconic staple. It seemed as if the salt and pepper calamari and grilled king prawns were gone forever, however it wasn’t long before despondence turned into joy as Jo-Jo’s announced it was merely moving to some more fashionable digs across the river. The moment fans of Jo-Jo's mushroom sauce have been waiting for has finally arrived ­– Jo-Jo’s is back with a new look and a new menu, but with plenty of its signature white marble-adorned charm. more

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The round-up: eat your way through Brisbane's best steaks
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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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Fun lunch is sorted – Burger Face launches with $2 burgers
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Fun lunch is sorted – Burger Face launches with $2 burgers

Yep, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – $2 burgers are a reality. Burger Face is making a splash in the local scene, announcing its arrival with a promotion that will make your belly backflip in excitement. Today you can get your hands around burgers for less than what it costs for a serve of fries. If you are a user of UberEATS or Deliveroo, we suggest scrounging for some loose change between now and lunchtime. more

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Winner Winner
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The round-up: get stuck in to Brisbane’s best chicken wings

What do you when you’ve got the hunger pangs and want to eat a dozen of something? The answer is simple – chicken wings! National Chicken Wing Day is coming up – on Saturday July 29 to be exact – so what better time to assemble a list of Brisbane’s best. If you fall head-over-heels in love at the sight of a basket of crispy golden wings, then maybe wear a helmet while reading this here round up. more

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Saddle up for some succulent smoked delights at Chermside's Bootlegger
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Saddle up for some succulent smoked delights at Chermside’s Bootlegger

Just when you though Westfield Chermside’s food offering couldn’t get any bigger, a new entrant takes things to a whole other level. Bootlegger is the newest venue from restaurateur Tom Chidiac (founder of Sir Chapel at the Tramsheds in Sydney), and is a passion project through and through. Any fans of genuine, bona fide, salivation provoking, melt-in-your-mouth, shallow-breathing inducing American barbecue need only follow their nose to sink their teeth in some of the best in town. Bootlegger is an American barbecue smokehouse done well, with all kinds of lovingly slow-cooked meat paired with craft beer, signature cocktails and a warm atmosphere. more

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Suki brings its bowls and burritos to Bulimba's Oxford Street
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Suki brings its bowls and burritos to Bulimba’s Oxford Street

Only a few short months after making a splash with its first South Bank location, Suki is going two-for-two with its new colourful hub in the heart of Bulimba. Brisbane’s favourite destination for Hawaiian-inspired poke bowls and sushi burritos has opened on Oxford Street, bringing its range of flavoursome and fun fare that has been causing a foodie frenzy across town all year. 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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Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
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The round-up: Brisbane City’s influx of new openings

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there has been a lot of activity taking place in The City of late. We’re not talking about the hustle and bustle of the daily commute or the feverish hordes of shoppers hitting the big retailers, we’re talking about food and drink. In the past month alone, Brisbane City has welcomed a huge influx of bars, restaurants and cafes into its midst, proving that the inner-city is still at the forefront of Brisbane’s top-notch dining scene. If you’ve been meaning to check out what’s fresh (and openings still to come), we’ve assembled a handy guide to make your food crawl easier. more

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Get clucky over the bites and brews at West End's Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar
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Get clucky over the bites and brews at West End’s Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar

Fried-chicken lovers south of the river have been squawking and clamouring for some crispy golden love ever since Lucky Egg set up shop in Fortitude Valley. Well, good things time to those who wait, as Lucky Egg will soon be turning on the fryers at its new location at Max Watt’s. Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar will pair a larger range of bites with a bevy of beer and cheer, making the Boundary Street stop a sure-fire winner for snacking and sipping. more

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Munch on golden goodness at Brisbane City’s 4Fingers Crispy Chicken
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Munch on golden goodness at Brisbane City’s 4Fingers Crispy Chicken

Chickens aren’t typically a migratory bird, but Brisbane City’s newest chicken-centric arrival has flown here straight from Singapore. 4Fingers Crispy Chicken is staking its claim in the local fried-chicken scene, opening up its second location just weeks after roosting at its Westfield Chermside flagship. There’s more to this eatery than meets the eye – 4Fingers is dishing up some of the finest free-range fried goodness you’re likely to devour as well as some Asian-inspired extras. more