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Noosa International Food and Wine Festival
Food & Drink

Noosa Food and Wine celebrates ten-year milestone

Celebrating its ten-year milestone, the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival returns to the beachside town from May 16–19 for four days of gastronomic pleasure. The 2013 festival will present a host of new additions to the line-up, including a world-first Gala Opening Night, featuring the best culinary masters chopping, blending and whisking in time to the Queensland Virtuosi Orchestra. more

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mizu west end
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Teneriffe’s Mizu opens new restaurant in West End

Those partial to the exotic fusions of Teneriffe establishment Mizu Japanese Eats will happily bask in the knowledge that the locale has opened a second restaurant in West End. Replacing the bright rouge of The Red Hen on Vulture Street, Mizu West End is a minimalist black-and-white den, serving up the same foodstuffs as its northside counterpart. A liquor licence is still pending, so pop up to Chalk & Cheese prior to your dinner to grab a BYO bottle of wine. Mizu 63 Hardgrave Road Ph: 07 3844 9918 Open: Monday to Saturday 5:30–10:30 pm more

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Yum Yum Gyoza, Bulimba
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Yum Yum Gyoza House opens at Bulimba

A new hole-in-the-wall gyoza bar has opened in Bulimba, fusing both Japanese and Chinese cuisines. Owned by the same folk as the ever-fresh Sushi Station near the cinema, Yum Yum Gyoza House is turning over a busy lunchtime trade, with its late-night opening hours (until 10:30 pm) sure to prove popular with cinema-goers and night owls. more


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Flamingo Supper Club, Fortitude Valley
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Flamingo Cafe opens for weekend dinners

Vibrant Winn Lane eatery Flamingo Cafe is expanding into night-time trade, opening on Friday and Saturday nights as a supper club. The Valley local has gained some more space in a refurb, adding a new dining room with fluoro furniture, palm-tree wallpaper, retro glass leaf chandeliers and a spot of greenery draping from above. more

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Bungalow 4171 dinners
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Bungalow 4171 hosts four seasons autumn dinner

Hawthorne’s Bungalow 4171 is set to host a series of supperclubs of the four seasons variety. First up is an autumn dinner this Friday April 26, with a set entree of Classic French Onion Soup with Donnybrook Vecchio Croute to start and a choice of two mains and desserts. Grilled Lamb Fillet or Crispy Skin Chicken Breast form the mains, while the Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart with coffee cream or Pear, Berry and Almond Crumble Pot with cinnamon custard are available to close. more

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Roberta's, Brooklyn
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Discover the Roberta’s empire in Brooklyn

Known for producing some of the best pizza in New York, Roberta’s in Brooklyn is much for than a restaurant. This video gives a sneak peek into the multiple layers of the Roberta’s empire, chatting to head gardener Melissa Metrick. The Bushwick site is also home to a garden space, where the team grows its own vegetables in raised garden beds atop shipping containers, and recycles and reuses a lot of found materials like old sinks into pots for plants and storage containers that use to house barley to shape the space. The DIY cooperative also houses beehives and a bakery, with younger-brother, sleek tasting kitchen Blanca also quietly nestled behind the buzzing pizzeria. more

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The Burger Adventure
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Big eats with The Burger Adventure

The Burger Adventure is a manly food blog formed by four gents with a passion for beef, buns, cheese and sauce. Dishing up the lowdown on the history of each burger joint, the design of the space and chef specialties, each blog post also sees the four resident writers delivering an in-depth analysis of their burger-eating experience. Packed with drool-worthy photos of toasted buns sandwiching lush dollops of melted cheese trickling down the side of a beef pattie, The Burger Adventure almost makes you wish you could marry a burger – or at least encourages a prompt sprint to Just Poppy’s at Riverhills. By the end of each post, you’ll know the top burger to try, the number of serviettes you’ll require to mop up your juice-covered hands afterwards, the type of dress code appropriate to the venue and the level of sleepiness that the ensuing food coma will induce. more

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Embassy Bar, Brisbane City
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Embassy Hotel reopens as craft beer bar

Following in the footsteps of Archive Beer Boutique, The Scratch, Tippler’s Tap and Green Beacon Brewing, a city-based drinking den has been given a new lease on life of the craft beer persuasion. Ditching the sticky floors and grimy club vibe for boutique drinking, the 85-year-old Embassy Hotel has reopened after renovations, with patrons now presented with rustic brick walls, vintage posters and exposed lightblubs upon entering the historic establishment. more

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Bar Alto Piedmont
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Bar Alto explores Italy’s Piedmont at lunch

Snuggled up against the Alps and neighbouring France and Switzerland, Italy’s Piedmont region is known for hearty braised meats, fonduta, gorgonzola and white truffles. This region is highlighted in Bar Alto’s lunch menu for April. Each month, Bar Alto at Brisbane Powerhouse brings focus to a new region from somewhere in the world, with head chef Sajith Vengateri’s latest selection Italy’s Piedmont, letting patrons slip into a perhaps unknown pocket of the world for a few hours. Using fresh produce, the lunchtime menu on Tuesdays through Saturdays sees Risotto ai Porcini (made on porcini and other seasonal mushrooms) or the hand-cut egg pasta and chicken liver ragu for entree, while the featured mains include Brasato al Barolo (beef short ribs in red wine with buckwheat polenta) and the highly authentic Bollito Misto alla Piemontese of mixed boiled meats and traditional sauces. more