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Graze by Natascha Mirosch

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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:

Mustang Bar becomes Woolly Mammoth Alehouse

Mammoth venture: Lachlan Bird inside the space.

Lachlan Bird of Lock & Load is transforming the massive Fortitude Valley space into an entertainment venue with 31 craft beers on tap.

Food News | Graze | Tue Sep 02 15:38:14 EST 2014

Choose your own cooking classes at Big Vintage

Sally Lynch in the kitchen at Big Vintage.

Sally Lynch of Taste Trekkers opens a cafe, homewares store and cooking school in a semi-industrial estate in Salisbury.

Food News | Graze | Wed Aug 27 15:11:17 EST 2014

Esquire's Ryan Squires and Cameron Murchison call it quits

Esquire

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

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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

Vegie

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

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

A burger from Chur in Surry Hills.

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

Satay ayam (chicken satay).

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

Tiny Red Hook adds weight to Brisbane's laneway culture

Bonnie Shearston and Tom Sanceau in Gresham Lane.

Dynamic hospitality duo Bonnie Shearston and Tom Sanceau are opening another venue, although it's on a more modest scale than their 125-seater city restaurant Public.

Food News | Graze | Tue Jun 17 12:14:40 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