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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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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

Conceptual restaurant OS3 to open next door to Hello Harry burgers

Tony Kelly is bringing back some Wine Bar favourtes for OS3's first incarnation.

Tony Kelly lures Spicer's Tamarind chef Daniel Jarrett to Maroochydore to head up the kitchen at his new venue.

Food News | Graze | Thu Sep 11 16:24:31 EST 2014

Gelato Messina to open in Queensland

Brisbane-bound: Gelato Messina is coming to Coolangatta.

Gelato Messina to open in February in Coolangatta.

Food News | Graze | Tue Sep 09 12:18:24 EST 2014

Next Hotel Brisbane pays homage to 70s favourite Lennon's

An artist's impression of Lennon's.

The new Next Hotel on Queen Street is going back to the future with its onsite restaurant.

Food News | Graze | Tue Sep 02 15:38:17 EST 2014

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


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