Graze by Natascha Mirosch


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Queensland Good Food Guide editor Natascha Mirosch reports on the news, moves and changes in the Brisbane dining scene.

Read more Graze entries below:

Brisbane Spanish restaurant Gordita closes, owner to open Hope and Anchor pub

Bomba Catalana potato fritters at Gordita.

Jamie Webb's Gordita is the latest restaurant casualty at the M&A development in Fortitude Valley.

Food News | Graze | Thu Apr 14 12:16:22 EST 2016

Brisbane Argentinian barbecue restaurant Che Asado closes

South Bank's Che Asado has closed.

Year-old Argentinian barbecue restaurant Che Asado at South Bank has closed.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Mon Feb 15 12:34:46 EST 2016

Minamishima chef leaves Melbourne for Coast at Hervey Bay

Bluefin tuna belly at Minamishima in Melbourne.

Chef Hajime Horiguchi has left Melbourne's double-hatted Japanese omakase restaurant and returned to Queensland.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Feb 04 17:30:55 EST 2016

Brisbane's Doughnut Time to open in Sydney, Melbourne

Assorted Doughnut Time doughnuts including 'The Elvis' (centre).

Brisbane doughnut hole-in-the-wall is on a roll, opening outlets along Australia's east coast.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Nov 19 21:21:08 EST 2015

Scrumptious Reads adds a tea cafe in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley

Earl grey angel cake.

Scrumptious Reads bookstore is living up to its name, with the introduction of a specialty tea cafe.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Aug 27 09:40:10 EST 2015

Brisbane's Transcontinental Hotel hosts death-row dinner

The Jeffrey Dillingham meal to be served at the death-row dinner.

Pub offers diners the opportunity to eat the final meal of an American death-row prisoner.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Tue Aug 25 17:06:40 EST 2015

Young Chef of the Year Ollie Hansford leaves Gauge for Stokehouse City, Melbourne

Chef Ollie Hansford is moving to Melbourne.

Gauge head chef Ollie Hansford is heading south to Melbourne's Stokehouse City.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Tue Aug 25 13:24:13 EST 2015

Sydney's Salt Meats Cheese to open in Surfers Paradise

Cheese and salami at Salt Meats Cheese, Sydney.

Sydney food emporium Salt Meats Cheese is set to open on the Gold Coast in July.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Jun 18 11:45:55 EST 2015

Trinity One coffee-maker Kickstarter campaign raises more than $50,000 in three days

The Trinity coffee maker.

Brisbane engineer and self-confessed coffee nerd Mark Folker has already had pledges of almost $54,000 to produce his coffee-maker prototype.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Jun 05 11:04:17 EST 2015

Doughnut Time sets out for Brisbane events in its own food van Barbara

Assorted doughnuts at Doughnut Time in Brisbane.

Damian Griffiths is taking his doughnuts to the streets.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Apr 23 13:13:28 EST 2015

Chefs sign up to sustainable seafood charter

Esquire's catfish dish.

We're obsessed with the provenance of our meat, but what about fish?

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Apr 17 11:44:05 EST 2015

Queensland Young Chef of the Year award 2015/2016 entries open

Ben Devlin won the Young Chef of the Year award in 2014.

Nominations for this year's Brisbane Times Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year award are now open.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Apr 02 15:21:35 EST 2015

Ben O'Donoghue to open second Billykart venue in Brisbane's West End

Ben O'Donohue outside Billykart Kitchen in Annerley.

Celebrity chef Ben O'Donoghue is opening a second Billykart venue in Brisbane.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Mar 13 08:13:30 EST 2015

Pumpyard Bar & Brewery to open in Ipswich

Owner Wade Curtis inside Pumpyard Bar & Brewery.

Former home-brewing hobbyist Wade Curtis has thrown in his corporate job to open a brewery.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Tue Mar 10 00:00:42 EST 2015

Brisbane Young Chef Collective hosts charity dinner

Young Chef Collective: Callum Gray, Ollie Hansford and Cormac Bradfield.

Four of Brisbane's up-and-coming young chefs are hosting a charity event on Saturday.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Tue Mar 03 16:47:55 EST 2015

The Gresham offers chance to taste rare bourbon

Bar keep Ryan Lane at The Gresham.

One of the most sought-after and collectable bourbons in the world is on tasting at The Gresham in the CBD tonight.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Feb 26 09:21:10 EST 2015

Depo Bar in Brisbane's West End shuts up shop

Depo Bar, Brisbane.

Depo Bar and Restaurant in West End, the collaboration between designer Alexander Lotersztain and chef and bike-shop owner Erik van Genderen, has closed down.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Mon Feb 23 15:25:37 EST 2015

Homage launches with a paddock-to-plate philosophy

Homage chef Ash Martin's Millmerran pork collar, celeriac, belly croquette, crackle and pumpkin emulsion.

A Queensland restaurant is taking the 'paddock-to-plate' ethos literally, featuring their own beef cattle on the menu.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Wed Jan 28 17:06:45 EST 2015

The Makers Club to host nose-to-tail charcuterie classes

Chris Illuk and Dom Bird of The Makers Club.

An entire pig will be used in a new four-class series in Brisbane, exploring butchering, curing, charcuterie and smallgoods.

Food News | Graze | Fri Dec 12 08:13:53 EST 2014

Second Yard Bird Ale House to open in Paddington

Yard Bird Ale House owner Luke Purnell.

Tattooist Luke Purnell is set to open a sister bar to his Fortitude Valley venue.

Food News | Graze | Tue Dec 02 14:26:29 EST 2014