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.

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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

Blackbird Bar & Restaurant opens in Brisbane

Penny Grant at Blackbird.

The old Queensland Rugby Club has been transformed into a 1920s inspired bar and eatery.

Food News | Graze | Fri Feb 28 13:11:10 EST 2014

Queensland Young Chef of the Year applications open

Are you our Young Chef of the Year?

Are you a young chef with talent and ambition? Or do you know someone who has both in spades?

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Wed Feb 26 12:02:00 EST 2014

Bar Barossa becomes The Studio pop-up

The Studio.

Darren Davis has opened a temporary wine bar and cellar on Brisbane's Queen Street.

Food News | Graze | Wed Feb 12 11:56:12 EST 2014

New name, new focus for Ortiga site

Excited: New owners Godfrey and Jenny Mantel in the space.

Former fine-dining restaurant Ortiga has been sold and is expected to re-open in March with a new name and a more casual focus.

Food News | Graze | Fri Feb 07 09:07:26 EST 2014

Jamie Oliver to open Brisbane eatery

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

It's been Brisbane's worst kept secret but the Pacific Restaurant Group has officially confirmed it is opening a Jamie's Italian in the city later this year.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Feb 06 13:53:20 EST 2014

Finder Keepers joins burgeoning Burleigh Heads dining scene

Finder Keepers owner Chris Herbert inside the venue.

Burleigh Heads continues to cement its reputation as a premium Gold Coast eating precinct.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Tue Feb 04 13:54:40 EST 2014

Fine dining plans for Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

An artist's impression of the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre redevelopment.

A new upmarket restaurant precinct will appeal to gourmet-starved residents of Brisbane's west.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Jan 30 08:15:00 EST 2014

Gordita brings a little Spanish to town

Gordita's owner Jamie Webb (left) and general manager Logan Moore.

Jamie Webb's fourth Brisbane venue, a restaurant with a southern Spanish focus, is opening soon.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Jan 24 15:22:22 EST 2014