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Eat Out to Help Out
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Eat Out to Help Out at Restaurant Two this March

Iconic local charity Meals on Wheels launches a new campaign this weekend, partnering with restaurants, cafes and hotels to raise much-needed funds. Eat Out to Help Out will see diners at participating restaurants have the option to donate ten percent of their meal price to Meals on Wheels, with each partaking business also having the option to match that ten percent. more

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Oriental Yum Cha Restaurant, Fortitude Valley
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Oriental Yum Cha Restaurant opens in Fortitude Valley

When the words ‘yum cha’ flitter through our mind, images of 1980s vinyl chairs, carpeted floors and stainless-steel trolleys sporting baskets of steaming buns tend to materialise. But in the latest venture from Jacky Choi of Sunnybank and Aspley Oriental, yum cha is being served in sleek new surrounds. more


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symposium cafe, newstead
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Symposium Cafe opens for dinner on Fridays

Newstead’s Symposium Cafe opens for dinner and drinks from this Friday, with the new sitting set to be a weekly occurrence. Wines from Australia, France, Italy and Chile will also now be available from 10:00 am during the day, so patrons can sneak in a glass of something crisp with lunch. Commencing with just Friday nights, the initial extended hours are an opportunity for Symposium Cafe to put feelers out to see if dinner can become a nightly event. Meals set to grace the menu include the likes of Pan-fried Prawns and Chorizo with Brown Rice, Paprika and Garlic, Eye Fillet with Roasted Beetroots, Kale Chips and Champagne Sauce and Crispy Asian Quail with Bean Sprouts, Fennel, Chilli, Basil and Coriander. more

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Rogue Bar + Bistro, Newstead
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Rogue Bar + Bistro opens in Newstead

A normally sparse area for food offerings, the backstreets of Newstead welcome a new resident as Rogue Bar + Bistro is expected to open its doors next week. Covering all dining bases, Rogue Bar + Bistro combines restaurant-type seating and a bar area inside, with relaxed casual dining out the front and a laneway of couches for reclining with a coffee or drop of wine. more

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Anise, New Farm
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The Street Photographer: Anise

Brunswick Street institution Anise has had a refit, with ex-1889 Enoteca lads Dan Finn and Thames Delaforce having taken ownership of the keys on Christmas Eve and speedily turning around a refreshed bistro. Executing most of the fit-out themselves, Dan and Thames uncovered some of the building’s history in the form of old Shell petrol station signage. Majority of the seating is bar-side, with a single bentwood chair-clad table by the front window. David Grant (also ex-Enoteca) has risen from his sous chef title under the old Anise owners, curating a menu that glides easily from small plates to mains to sides and desserts, with all offerings share friendly. The cuisine breaks out of Anise’s original Gallic constraints, now seeing a French-European bent across the likes of Foie Gras Terrine with caperberries, braised lamb neck, vignarola and pine nuts and the original Duck Fat… more

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At Sixes and Sevens, Fortitude Valley
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The Street Photographer: At Sixes and Sevens

From the folk behind Cru Bar + Cellar, At Sixes and Sevens opened with fervour in December, satisfying deep cravings for gourmet pub grub and crisp liquor that we only subconsciously knew we had. With jazzed up toasted sandwiches served in enamel camping mugs, wine poured straight from the barrel and craft beers and ciders on tap, At Sixes and Sevens melds simplicity of dining with a thoughtful design sense. Check out At Sixes and Sevens on The Street Photographer. more

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cabiria, the barracks
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New executive chef takes the reins at Peasant and Cabiria

Jonathan Bryant has been appointed the new executive chef across both sister restaurants Peasant and Cabiria at The Barracks. Amongst his resume is time spent at local establishments Anise, Cha Cha Char and Montrachet, with Jonathan using his experience in Australia and overseas to craft a new season European-inspired menu for Cabiria. Plates such as the Slow-braised Lamb Shoulder with Fresh Fig Salad and Blue Cheese Sauce and a Duck Liver Pate with Pedro Ximenez and Peppercorn Jelly will feature alongside the bar’s extensive wine list. Peasant will, too, be sporting a refreshed menu in the not too distant future, courtesy of Jonathon’s new role. more

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Green Beacon Brewing, Teneriffe
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Craft beer bar Green Beacon Brewing opens at Teneriffe

This weekend sees the much-anticipated opening of Green Beacon Brewing at Teneriffe. Opening its doors on Friday January 25 at 10:00 am, the Helen Street brewery-meets-bar offers a core range of six beers, plus a seasonal rotating creation. A pale ale, kolsch, amber ale, porter, IPA and wheat beer will all be on tap, while the limited-edition LBF112 is the first beer owners Adrian Slaughter and Marc Christmas made on-site. Not falling into a particular style, the LBF112 sits somewhere between a pale ale and an IPA. It was merely supposed to test the system with a heap of hops and grain at its base. But once the lads tasted the first drop, they knew it had to be shared with patrons. more

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Piaf, South Bank
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The Street Photographer: Piaf

Exuding simplicity and elegance across epicure and design, South Bank’s Piaf is a humble spot for a meal from breakfast through dinner. The first of Simon Livingstone’s culinary offerings, Piaf applies a modern take to French-inspired fare. Wood, dimly lit bulbs, and a white feature wall of a sparrow and helmet frame the experience, while a chalk-drawn map of France lists the origins of the restaurant’s wine list, with a solely French cheese selection to complement. Check out Piaf on The Street Photographer. more

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi
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Watch: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Situated within a subway station in Tokyo, Sukiyabashi Jiro is the first restaurant of its kind to receive a three-star Michelin Guide rating. A ten-seat, sushi-only restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro is the creation of Jiro Ono, regarded as the world’s greatest sushi chef. Bookings need to be made months in advance to visit, with the reward for your patience being fresh seafood that’s sliced and chopped to perfection, displayed as tiny works of art before you. Delve into the world of sushi master Jiro and Sukiyabashi Jiro in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Image via Cinespect. more

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Quan Thanh, West End
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Quan Thanh expands its Hardgrave Road presence

West End icon Quan Thanh has now taken up a second residence along Hardgrave Road, expanding dining potential. Now straddling both sides of the conveniently placed bottleshop, Quan Thanh has split its offerings to Vietnamese cuisine in the original outfit, and Chinese and Malaysian in the new restaurant space. Come evening, both venues are now bustling with hungry locals eager for a tasty, cheap feed. While diners will need to pick their favourite side of the menu and eat at that restaurant, sizzling dishes have been known to cross borders for those not wanting to choose. more