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.

Read more Graze entries below:

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

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

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