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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:

Esquire's Ryan Squires and Cameron Murchison call it quits


The minds behind one of the city's top restaurants have dissolved their business partnership.

Food News | Graze | Tue Aug 19 12:18:34 EST 2014

Nikuya Japanese meat restaurant set to open in Fortitude Valley

Meat focus: Breaded pork will a signature dish at Nikuya.

The last restaurant in Fortitude Valley's M&A building, Nikuya, is slated to open in the next two weeks.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Aug 14 13:52:18 EST 2014

Skewered snacks: Food on sticks at Ekka 2014

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12:  Strawberry on a stick on August 12, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

From old favourites to deep-fried newcomers, Natascha Mirsoch rounds up Ekka's speared foodstuffs.

Food News | Graze | Thu Aug 14 13:22:17 EST 2014

Daisuke Sakai replaces Shinichi Maeda as Sake Brisbane head chef

Sake restaurant.

Outgoing Sake head chef Shinichi Maeda has handed over the baton to Daisuke Sakai.

Food News | Graze | Mon Aug 11 10:01:02 EST 2014

Just open: The Fever Club, Fortitude Valley


The new bar from Alfred & Constance's Damian Griffiths is filled with 35,000 LED lights that change in time with the music.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Aug 08 15:14:14 EST 2014

Vegetable garden set to open to public at South Bank


It's a sign of the times when a formal garden in a public space is replaced with a veggie patch.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Aug 08 14:56:03 EST 2014

Aria Brisbane celebrates its fifth birthday

Birthday treat: The complimentary lunchtime dessert.

The restaurant is marking the milestone with a greatest hits dinner hosted by Matt Moran.

Food News | Graze | Thu Aug 07 13:27:23 EST 2014

Fortitude Valley comes alive with James Street Food and Wine Trail

Cooking classes, a three-course duck feast and North African roast lamb are among the highlights of the James Street Food and Wine Trail.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Aug 01 15:09:00 EST 2014

Brisbane bartenders proud as punch

Adam Meredith's entry 'Hipsters Ruin Everything'.

Four Brisbane bartenders reach the finals of a hot gin punch cocktail competition.

Food News | Graze | Mon Jul 28 16:24:07 EST 2014

Just open: Arlette's Kitchen, Scarborough

Arlette's Kitchen.

The pair behind Bistro Arlette open a more casual venue in the seaside suburb, bringing some old favourites with them.

Food News | Graze | Fri Jul 11 15:38:46 EST 2014

Sydney's Chur Burger coming to Brisbane hotel

The hugely popular burger brand is set to open a branch in the Fortitude Valley in late August.

Food News | Graze | Thu Jul 03 09:46:34 EST 2014

New Brisbane food truck The Local Mobile Deli brings sandwiches to the streets

The Local Mobile Deli's Reuben sandwich.

House-cured pastrami and 'kim cheese' toasties are on the menu of Brisbane's newest food truck.

Food News | Graze | Fri Jun 27 12:59:14 EST 2014

Gin bar Dutch Courage Officers' Mess opens in Fortitude Valley

Bloomsbury Bouquet cocktail scattered with chamomile.

Gin lovers take note - a bar boasting 80 varieties of the botanical spirit has opened in Alfred Street.

Food News | Graze | Mon Jun 23 11:15:20 EST 2014

Shinichi Maeda to leave Brisbane's Sake restaurant

Sake restaurant's decor.

The head chef at Sake Restaurant & Bar in Brisbane, Shinichi Maeda, is moving on.

Food News | Graze | Fri Jun 20 13:39:50 EST 2014

Just open: Sendok Garpu expands to Indooroopilly


Owner Alicia Martino is taking her Indonesian street food to a new, permanent location.

Food News | Graze | Fri Jun 20 10:55:06 EST 2014

Lefty's opens bottle shop and micro bar

Jamie Webb

One of Brisbane's favourite bars has expanded into the former storeroom on the ground floor.

Food News | Graze | Fri Jun 06 14:34:48 EST 2014

Game of Rhones a lighter approach to wine tasting

'Men of the North': Winemakers from the Hunter and Canberra districts at last year's event.

Brisbane event is billed as a 'tasting of serious wines rather than a serious wine tasting'.

Food News | Graze | Tue Jun 03 14:44:04 EST 2014

Gerard's Bar opens off James Street

From left: Owners Katie Moubarak, Ben Williamson, Elie Moubarak and Johnny Moubarak at Gerard's Bar.

Gerard's Bistro's new sibling, a bar with 'vegan charcuterie', launches across the laneway from the bistro.

Food News | Graze | Fri May 23 15:03:42 EST 2014

Longtime Thai restaurant to open in Fortitude Valley

New eatery boasts a south-east Asian menu, an alleyway entrance and an interior decked out in kooky Thai ephemera.

Food News | Graze | Fri May 23 11:02:29 EST 2014

Art Deco-inspired Italian cafe Marchetti to open in Brisbane

Owner Michael Makras inside Marchetti.

Optometrist opens a stylish new Italian cafe/wine bar in the elegant Tattersall's Arcade.

Food News | Graze | Fri May 23 09:52:40 EST 2014