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1889 Enoteca | Brisbane's best pasta | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: where to sample Brisbane’s best pasta

We owe a huge amount of thanks to Italy. Without their historic culinary influence we wouldn’t have pasta, and if we didn’t have pasta, we’d have a massive gap in our diet. Brisbane is home to a plethora of Italian-inspired eateries that vie for the title of Brisbane’s Best. We couldn’t possibly crown a winner, but we can clue you in to some of the best. Here are some of our picks for Brisbane's best pasta spots. more

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The Tassis Group's new steakhouse Rich & Rare is now serving wow-worthy wagyu at West Village
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The Tassis Group’s new steakhouse Rich & Rare is now serving wow-worthy wagyu at West Village

The dust has barely settled at the Tassis Group's newly minted seafood restaurant Fosh and already the team is cutting the ribbon on its fancy new follow-up. Rich & Rare is a 150-seat New York-inspired protein palace that's serving a stacked menu of searingly good sirloins with classic steakhouse sides, lamb cutlets with smoked eggplant puree and lobster bathing in lemon-butter dressing. We popped in for lunch last week – here's what we saw ... more

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Get the first look at Bosco, the fire-powered Euro-inspired restaurant from the Bar Alto team
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Get the first look at Bosco, the fire-powered Euro-inspired restaurant from the Bar Alto team

The cuisines of the olive oil regions of Europe (think the coastal portions of Spain, France and Italy) and bread from one of Brisbane's best bakers collide at Bosco in Newstead, the striking new restaurant from the team behind Bar Alto. Expect duck-rillette cannolis, oven-baked gilda flat breads, quail with boudin blanc and heritage pork tomahawks alongside a beverage list big on burgundy and amaro. Take a peek inside ... more

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Classical comfort – the magic behind 1889 Enoteca's 15 years of culinary excellence
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Classical comfort – the magic behind 1889 Enoteca’s 15 years of culinary excellence

For as long as many of us can remember, 1889 Enoteca has been the yardstick by which most Italian restaurants in Brisbane are compared and judged. Regularly topping lists for best pasta (including ours) and best wine selection, it's hard to fathom 1889 Enoteca as being anything other than one of our finest dining institutions. But, like any hospitality venture, 1889 Enoteca had to earn its place at the top. As the restaurant reaches its 15-year milestone, we sat down with 1889 Enoteca's co-owner Dan Clark to reflect on the last decade and a half, and discuss how the secret to its success comes down to confidence, consistency and comfort. more

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Modern Indian restaurant Kamala is serving cinnamon margaritas and bang-on biryani in Teneriffe
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Modern Indian restaurant Kamala is serving cinnamon margaritas and bang-on biryani in Teneriffe

The bustling Vernon Terrace restaurant strip scored a new resident last week with the official opening of Kamala. Sandwiched between Rita's and Zero Fox, this casual bar and eatery is specialising in colourful share-style Indian cuisine – think fragrant curries, crispy samosa chaat, and tandoor-cooked lamb cutlets. Throw some quenching craft beers and cocktails into the mix and you've got a must-try option on your hands. Take a peek at the offering ... more

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Pavement Whispers: get the scoop on Petite, the forthcoming French-inspired wine bar from the Happy Boy team
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Pavement Whispers: get the scoop on Petite, the forthcoming French-inspired wine bar from the Happy Boy team

News is coming in thick and fast from East Street, where the crew behind Happy Boy is in the midst of some exciting manoeuvres. This month the team launched Mini, a pop-up bistro serving French-inspired fare. While Mini is an exciting standalone eatery in its own right, the temporary concept is doubling as an incubator and pilot program for the team's next venue – wine bar and small plates specialist Petite. Here's what we know ... more

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Short Grain, the new Thai eatery and food store from Martin Boetz, is now open in The Valley
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Short Grain, the new Thai eatery and food store from Martin Boetz, is now open in The Valley

When it comes to Thai cuisine, few people know more than Martin Boetz. The award-winning chef has helped shape modern Asian cuisine in Australia, with his heralded stints at venues like Longrain in Sydney and Melbourne establishing him as a creatively minded culinary leader. Martin's new venue Short Grain in Fortitude Valley, a bright and casual eatery and food store, sees the chef distilling decades of experience into a dine-in and retail offering that showcases his vast knowledge of Thai- and South Asian-inspired flavours. We took a look inside ahead of its launch – here's what we saw ... more


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Greca | Brisbane's best Greek restaurants
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Greek restaurants

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 restaurants 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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If you know, you know – seek out The City's best-kept secrets
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If you know, you know – seek out The City’s best-kept secrets

It's no secret that Brisbane City is a treasure trove of places to sip, snack and shop. That said, not every must-visit spot is easy to find. While some sit in plain sight, other haunts hide underground, down laneways or are disguised by unrelated shopfronts. For many of these places, it’s not so much about their concealed location, but more about the lesser-known menu items, that are, in our opinion, simply under-hyped. If you’re feeling inspired to seek out some of The City’s best-kept secrets, then we suggest you continue reading … more

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Pavement Whispers: the Happy Boy team is launching Mini, a pop-up restaurant serving humble French bistro classics
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Pavement Whispers: the Happy Boy team is launching Mini, a pop-up restaurant serving humble French bistro classics

If you've come to love the flavour-packed eats on the menu at Nice Thai by Kid Curry, you've only got one weekend left to get your fix. On Saturday September 16 the team behind Happy Boy and Snack Man will be closing Nice Thai to make way for Mini – a brand-new pop-up concept concentrating on French-style plates, including Chinois prawn dumplings, potted confit duck, lamb cooked slowly in red wine and scotch fillet with frites. Oh, and there will be plenty of French wine to float your boat. Here's what we know ... more

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Date night sorted – unwind and dine at these Portside Wharf locales
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Date night sorted – unwind and dine at these Portside Wharf locales

Whether you're indulging in a tipple or two with your partner, catching up with pals over dinner or seeing the newest flick, Portside Wharf is the go-to lifestyle destination for the ultimate day or night out. With a myriad of mouth-watering menus to celebrate spring, captivating cinema experiences and unrivalled riverside views, the Hamilton hub is a perfect place to unwind and dine. more

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The Wolf, a striking restaurant and delicatessen boasting classic Euro flair, opens in The City
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The Wolf, a striking restaurant and delicatessen boasting classic Euro flair, opens in The City

One of The City's best-kept secrets is starting to make some noise. The Wolf, an ultra-chic restaurant and bar with style in spades, has been turning heads over the past few months with its attention-grabbing interior design, European-inspired offering prepped by a team with Michelin-starred credentials and a formidable wine list. That's not to mention The Wolf's own deli – a provisions-packed grocer that's become a lunchtime go-to for many. We took a look inside this arresting newcomer – this is what we saw ... more

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Indulge in Italian eats while soaking up the sunshine at Spring Hill’s Osteria Roma
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Indulge in Italian eats while soaking up the sunshine at Spring Hill’s Osteria Roma

As the days start to get warmer, the desire to spend afternoons and evenings sipping and snacking alfresco becomes almost insatiable. If this sounds like the perfect pasttime for you, then listen up. Alfresco-style restaurant and bar Osteria Roma is dishing up simple, yet tantalisingly tasty Italian cuisine in the heart of Spring Hill, transporting diners to an Italian summer – no plane ticket required! more

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Gather goes Euro – The City eatery unveils a new menu of Italian-inspired bistro bangers
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Gather goes Euro – The City eatery unveils a new menu of Italian-inspired bistro bangers

Proving that Brisbane's appetite for Italian cuisine is insatiable, Gather Bistro at Heritage Lanes has just unveiled a brand-new lunchtime menu filled from top to bottom with a host of modern dishes from lo Stivale. Serving butterflied quail with lentil salsa, risotto with porcini puree and black truffle, and affogato doused in Allpress espresso, if Gather Bistro isn't on your lunchtime hit list, it should be now. more

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Fish-finger sandwiches, caviar bumps and prawn cocktails – it's seafood from top to tail at Portside newcomer Fosh
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Fish-finger sandwiches, caviar bumps and prawn cocktails – it’s seafood from top to tail at Portside newcomer Fosh

The Tassis Group continues its hot streak of high-profile openings. Last week the team cut the ribbon on its gleaming new seafood restaurant Fosh at Portside Wharf, a palace dedicated to freshly caught fish, molluscs, crustaceans and bivalves. Make a booking for Southern rock lobster swimming in garlic-herb butter or swing through and grab some fish and chips for the family – if it's from the sea, Fosh has got it. more

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Celebrate Dad with a mouth-watering spread from one of Portside Wharf's top-tier nosh spots
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Celebrate Dad with a mouth-watering spread from one of Portside Wharf’s top-tier nosh spots

We love our Dads, so much so that each year our Father's, Grandpa's and paternal figures get a dedicated day to be showered with all of the love, affection and thanks that they deserve everyday. On Sunday September 3, give the gift of a flavoursome feast from one of Portside Wharf's delectable dining destinations. Trust us, a reservation at one of these nosh spots is sure to make your old man feel far more special than the usual socks and jocks combo. Keep reading to find out what's on offer ... more

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Claw, King Street's colourful new crab shack and barbecue joint, is now officially open
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Claw, King Street’s colourful new crab shack and barbecue joint, is now officially open

Break out the bibs – a cracking new crab shack and grill has opened on King Street. Claw, the latest concept from the crew behind Lina, Soko and Carmen Tequileria, is channelling the spirit of American-style sports bars, seafood shacks and barbecue halls. Serving everything from seafood buckets and burgers to slushie cocktails and desserts, this red-hued, all-in-one wonderland is the place to go for a family night out, to catch the big game or to simply kick back for a feast with friends. more