Graze by Natascha Mirosch


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:

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

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

Thai-style fish cakes.

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

Parmesan takes out champion cheese at Queensland show


Parmesan cheese and jaffa ice-cream among the award winners at the annual Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show.

Food News | Graze | Fri May 16 12:01:00 EST 2014

Kwan Bros. Asian bar and eatery opening soon

Kwan Bros. owner Damian Griffiths.

Damian Griffiths' takeover of Brisbane's Constance/Alfred Street precinct continues with Kwan Bros. set to open in an old noodle factory this week.

Food News | Graze | Mon May 12 12:52:23 EST 2014

Harajuku Gyoza and Nitrogenie open at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

Grilled duck gyoza at Harajuku Gyoza.

Popular Japanese eatery Harajuku Gyoza and 'instant' ice-cream chain Nitrogenie have each performed a hat-trick.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Mon May 05 10:44:16 EST 2014

Meet the finalists for the Queensland Young Chef of the Year

From left: Braden White, Matt Fury and Josue Lopez.

These six young chefs are the brightest lights in the state's professional kitchens right now, battling it out for Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year Award for 2014-15.

Food News | Graze | Mon May 05 10:00:40 EST 2014

Just open: Hudson Corner Barbecue and Ale, Albion

Barbeque combo plate,Pulled pork,Brisket,slaw and tex-mex salsa at Hudson Corner american Barbeque in Albion. 16th of April 2014. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

There's been an American food revival in Brisbane of late. The latest venue is Hudson Corner Barbecue and Ale in Albion.

Food News | Graze | Wed Apr 23 15:22:20 EST 2014

Brisbane's multicultural breakfast club

Goat's milk and date panna cotta with seasonal fruit, kataifi pastry, toasted pistachios and pomegranate molasses.

From panna cotta to brisket and 'biscuits', Brisbane has plenty of exotic breakfast options.

Food News | Graze | Thu Apr 17 11:17:54 EST 2014

Just open: The Flaming Olive, Escobar and more

Cauliflower veloute at Bare Bones Society.

There's been plenty of movement in the city's hospitality scene this month and lots to look forward to.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Mon Apr 14 11:52:50 EST 2014

Dry times for relocated Nu Nu at Palm Cove

The original Nu Nu restaurant.

Diners at Palm Cove's Nu Nu will find it's a long time between drinks for the next few weeks.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Mar 28 12:37:30 EST 2014

Queensland Wine Week kicks off on Monday

Vineyards in the state's Granite Belt region.

The second annual Queensland Wine Week is held next week and features tastings, road trips and dinner events.

Food News | Graze | Wed Mar 26 10:58:01 EST 2014

Burger boom in Brisbane, Hervey Bay and Maroochydore

Badger & Brown's Chuck Norris burger.

The Queensland burger juggernaut is accelerating, with hatted chefs firing up the grill and flipping patties.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Tue Mar 18 13:52:30 EST 2014

Israel-inspired Shouk Cafe opens in Paddington

Goat's milk and date panna cotta with seasonal fruit, kataifi pastry, toasted pistachios and pomegranate molasses.

There's an Israeli and Middle Eastern flavour to this new 'marketplace' cafe.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Mon Mar 17 15:01:22 EST 2014

Meatball and Co becomes Fish Lane Bistro

Jonno Bryant is heading up the Fox Hotel's Fish Lane Bistro.

Less than a year after its splashy launch, The Fox Hotel's meatball restaurant has been rebranded as a bistro.

Food News | Graze | Fri Mar 14 09:25:48 EST 2014

Basement bar Twig & Berry opening soon

Twigs and sticks.

Brisbane's thriving bar scene continues to grow with Twig & Berry set to open in Newstead next month.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Mar 13 11:09:56 EST 2014

New Farm's Bistro Arlette changes hands

Bistro Arlette has new owners. The team behind the popular venue Pablo have taken over the restaurant, and will re-launch it with a new name and focus.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Mar 07 11:57:10 EST 2014