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.

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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

The Grates to expand Southside Tea Room venture

From left: Rory Doyle, John Patterson and Patience Hodgson.

Patience Hodgson and John Patterson are opening a Death Valley bar, beer garden and permanent food truck beside their Morningside cafe.

Food News | Graze | Fri Nov 21 08:55:34 EST 2014

Christine Manfield takes on dessert at Aria Brisbane

Dessert queen: Christine Manfield.

A well-known face will be whipping up some sophisticated sweet treats in the Aria kitchen this week.

Food News | Graze | Fri Nov 21 08:17:00 EST 2014

Kiyomi Japanese restaurant to open at Jupiters casino on the Gold Coast

On the Kiyomi menu: Scampi with foie gras.

Jupiters Hotel and Casino on the Gold Coast will open a new restaurant in mid-December as part of its $345 million refurbishment.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Tue Nov 11 08:13:18 EST 2014

Brisbane greengrocer sells 'ugly' produce

'Ugly' fruit and veg at the greengrocer.

Misshapen, malformed or marked fruit and vegetables deemed not perfect enough for supermarkets are being marketed as 'ugly' produce at a Brisbane fruit barn.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Wed Nov 05 13:14:18 EST 2014

Ben Devlin moves on from Brisbane's Esquire

Ben Devlin.

One of Esquire's head chefs, Ben Devlin, is moving on from the three hatted restaurant, with plans to open his own eatery.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Mon Nov 03 16:44:13 EST 2014

Jamaican rum bar Jahh Tiger to open in Brisbane

Lucy Forsyth of Jahh Tiger.

Park Road in Milton is about to become home to a Jamaican rum bar and jerk chicken shack.

Food News | Graze | Thu Oct 23 09:00:46 EST 2014

Australia's first 24-hour health food cafe opens in Brisbane

Raw raspberry tart at Liquefy.

Lovers of healthy food and cold-pressed juice can now get their fix 24/7 at Liquefy in Mt Gravatt.

Food News | Graze | Fri Oct 17 12:18:38 EST 2014

Nitrogenie creates beer flavoured ice-cream for Oktoberfest

Nitrogenie's 'pale ale caramel' ice-cream is garnished with pretzels.

Molecular ice-creamery Nitrogenie is celebrating Oktoberfest with a new pale ale caramel ice-cream flavour.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Wed Oct 15 15:46:25 EST 2014

Jamie's Italian coming to Brisbane - but when?

Jamie Oliver.

The date for the opening of Jamie’s Italian continues to remain a mystery almost a year after the restaurant rumours were confirmed.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Tue Oct 14 11:28:01 EST 2014

Buffalo Bar to open in Brisbane's Belgian Beer Cafe site

Mighty Mighty.

The team behind Mighty Mighty will open an American-themed restaurant and bar in the heritage listed building on Mary Street.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Oct 10 14:40:45 EST 2014

A new look for Brisbane's E'cco Bistro

Field Mushrooms,olive toast,rocket,parmesan,truffle oil and lemon at Ecco Bistro in Brisbane.

One of Brisbane’s oldest and most iconic restaurants is getting a face-lift. E’cco Bistro will close for five days from September 21, re-opening with afresh new look.

Food News | Graze | Thu Sep 18 17:31:38 EST 2014

Maleny to host Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival


The hinterland town plays host to the fourth year of the festival this weekend.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Sep 12 17:37:46 EST 2014