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Malt Dining
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The Street Photographer: Malt Dining

Wenley House has a deeply ingrained history of housing fresh produce in Brisbane. Built in 1865 Wenley House was the state’s first market open to the public. Horses drew carriages of fresh produce up from the Brisbane River for three years before demand outgrew the site. The markets then moved to Roma St Parklands before flourishing to a final expansive site at Rocklea, where locals continue to visit each Saturday morning. Situated on Market Street in the city, Wenley House acts as a reminder to where it all began, with its current tenant Malt Dining devoted to keeping the story alive. Maintaining the raw, exposed brick and original timber flooring, Malt Dining preserved the building’s history when it moved in, using these handsome architectural pillars to shape an atmosphere of rustic sophistication. Exquisite flavours converge on the finely curated menu of the upstairs restaurant,… more

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Ya Ya Bar and Eatery, Samford
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New spring menu at Ya Ya Bar and Eatery, Samford

A quick trip to the serene mountainside can be good for renewing the city-dweller soul – revelling in the fresh air, the smell of nature, the quiet. Without leaving Brisbane, you can happen upon the sleepy little suburb of Samford, which – upon closer inspection – isn’t so sleepy. more

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Foxy Bean, East Brisbane
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The Street Photographer: Foxy Bean

In the three short months since reopening a refurbished and expanded cafe space, Woolloongabba favourite Foxy Bean has perfected the morning run and is ready to let its saucy, sundown spouse Foxy Drop shine. Open Thursday to Sunday nights, Foxy Drop is a wine and tapas bar, where diners can indulge in a wine and cheese platter or two among the husky, dapper interior or soak up the afternoon ambience in the astroturfed courtyard outside. Start with the Louisianna Hot Ribs, followed by the Grilled Spatchcock and close with the Foxy Mess for dessert. This weekend will see the live-music Sunday session kick off at 2:00 pm with local group The Willow Seed. Check out Foxy Bean on The Street Photographer. more

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Steamed dumpling bar
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Dumpling bar Steamed opens in Brisbane City

Just on a year ago, a couple of cross-cultured cowboys decided fresh Chinese jiaozi (pronounced j-ou-za) was a much-needed addition to the Brisbane food diet. Starting out with a market stall at the Jan Power's Farmers Markets, Kevin and David have now expanded their steamed Chinese dumpling business to a permanent haunt in Brisbane City. more

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Conflict Kitchen combines politics and street food
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Conflict Kitchen combines politics and street food

A unique concept located in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that serves cuisine from the countries the United States is in conflict with. Featuring many cuisines Pittsburg has never seen amongst its restaurant scape, Conflict Kitchen has served Cuban, Venezuelan, Afghan and Iranian authentic street food since opening in 2010. more

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Diner en Blanc
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White-themed picnic Diner en Blanc pop-ups in Brisbane

The Australian premiere of the world-renowned white-themed picnic Diner en Blanc is being held in Brisbane this weekend. A mystery picnic where the location is kept secret until the last minute, Diner en Blanc will see local foodies dressed in elegant white outfits, with baskets of goodies tucked on their arms, disembark on an undisclosed location for an evening of epicurean delight and frivolity. Held annually in 20 cities across five continents, this exclusive French affair is happening in Brisbane on September 1, before tiptoeing across to Sydney on October 18. more


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dos amigos, taringa
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Find spicy Jalapeño Poppers at Dos Amigos, Taringa

With the ever-expanding number of food chains popping up around town, Mexican fever is on our minds. But before the Guzmans and the Tuckerias came to town, Dos Amigos was sitting up on a hill in Taringa serving up authentic Mexican meals to the burrito inclined. A forefather of Mexican cuisine in Brisbane, Dos Amigos has been frying beans and wrapping tortillas since 1987. more

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beef cheeks brisbane
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Tuck into beef cheeks at Simpatico, Ortiga and The Survey Co.

Taking that first bite of a butter-soft, succulent beef cheek can change your palate forever, as the taste of the rich, sticky juices is implanted in your memory long after the plate has been wiped clean with a slab of bread. Requiring a decent investment of time to make – albeit a rewarding one – beef cheeks obtain their tenderness from being cooked very slowly, until they can be cut with the side of a spoon and scooped onto your plate with its precious juices. more

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La Sala del Prado, QAG
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Indulge in authentic Spanish tapas at La Sala del Prado

Imagine you’re an artist in Spain, drinking freshly poured glasses of sangria in between painting canvases, while the delicate sound of flamenco guitar caresses your ears. The Sala Cafe in La Sala del Prado at the Queensland Art Gallery transports you to this dreamy landscape as you try your hand at life drawing and sample authentic cuisine from this colourful culture. more

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Sichuan Bang Bang, Kenmore
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Chinese haunt Sichuan Bang Bang opens in Kenmore

Serving the traditional cuisine of the Sichuan province in south-west China is new Kenmore restaurant Sichuan Bang Bang. Moving in to a space that was originally a Chinese takeaway shop that had been there since 1968, new owner Renata Roberts has gutted and re-fitted the shop with Chinese and custom-made furniture and a new kitchen, but she has kept the original signage above the store as a tribute to the locale’s history. more

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champ kitchen + bar, south bank
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Anouk opens champ kitchen + bar at South Bank

A new foodie creation by Justine Whelan (of Anouk fame) has opened at South Bank. Located on the ground floor of the ABC’s headquarters, champ kitchen + bar is the first of many new restaurants that are set to open up on the Cultural Forecourt end of South Bank’s main street. more

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Regional Flavours Kitchen Stories
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Become a locavore at Regional Flavours, South Bank

Absorb your senses in a little slow food culture this weekend at Regional Flavours at South Bank. A celebration of Queensland produce from ground to table, Regional Flavours exhibits the many varied food traditions present within our state, from traditional migrant recipes to native indigenous foods turning gourmet. more