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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:

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

Malt Traders looks out for CBD singletons

Malt Traders is a bottle shop with a difference.

Nick Pinn's new independent bottle shop will also offer fine food to eat in or takeaway.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Jan 23 16:42:30 EST 2014

Asian restaurant to open on Siana City site

A contemporary Asian restaurant is planned for the site.

The former Siana City site at the Riparian Plaza has a new tenant.

Food News | Graze | Sun Jan 19 13:28:50 EST 2014

Howzat Burger to pop up at E'cco bar

Beef, lamb, chicken and pork belly burgers will be available.

The downstairs bar at Philip Johnson's iconic restaurant is being transformed into a pop-up burger joint.

Food News | Graze | Tue Jan 14 16:11:40 EST 2014

John Mills Himself cafe-bar opens in Brisbane

A Coffee at John Mills Himself.

Brisbane's most unique (and possibly smallest) new cafe-bar has opened in a heritage listed building on Charlotte Street. It is believed to be Australia's first "all local liquor" bar and cafe.

Food News | Graze | Mon Jan 13 12:53:20 EST 2014

Restaurateur shames those who do a bunk

The owner of a Vietnamese restaurant at Rosalie in Brisbane is taking revenge on diners who eat and run without paying their bills.

Food News | Graze | Fri Dec 13 12:07:00 EST 2013

Old skin returns to Bar Barossa wine bar

Bar Barossa, Brisbane.

Bar Barossa in Brisbane's CBD has been sold to Darren Davis, the man who set it up four years ago.

Food News | Graze | Wed Dec 11 15:32:00 EST 2013

Lark bar flies off into the sunset

Inside Lark Food & Drink.

Brisbane barflies will be in mourning with the news that one of the city's best loved bar/restaurants has closed.

Food News | Graze | Wed Dec 11 12:30:40 EST 2013

New tenants for Piaf and Sardine Tin

Piaf restaurant, South Bank.

South Bank eateries Piaf and Sardine Tin will have new tenants in the New Year.

Food News | Graze | Thu Dec 05 14:28:14 EST 2013

New bar The Mill on Constance to open in former flour mill

The bar is housed in a former flour mill.

It sounds like a bad joke, but two Irishmen walked into a Fortitude Valley building site ... and turned it into a bar.

Food News | Graze | Thu Dec 05 11:24:00 EST 2013

Au Cirque cafe to open evenings

Giselle and Christophe Massieu of Au Cirque.

Brunswick Street cafe Au Cirque will morph into a 'relaxed bistro' on Thursday and Friday nights.

Food News | Graze | Thu Dec 05 10:46:55 EST 2013

Keeping it in the family at new cafe Artie and Mai

Jimmy and Monica Strong of Artie and Mai.

The trademark red shopfront on Sandgate Road in Albion is reopening this weekend as a cafe/bar.

Food News | Graze | Fri Nov 29 16:00:03 EST 2013

Brent's Restaurant to be reborn as casual diner

A dish from Brent's Restaurant.

The one-hatted Brent's Restaurant in Toowong will be reborn as the more casual 85 Miskin Street.

Food News | Graze | Thu Nov 28 13:06:47 EST 2013

Baguette changes hands after 37 years

Brisbane's oldest French restaurant, Baguette Bistrot and Bar.

Brisbane's iconic French restaurant, Baguette Bistrot and Bar, has been sold to a former employee.

Food News | Graze | Wed Nov 27 15:42:32 EST 2013

The latest Brisbane restaurant and bar openings

Sangria Bar at Ole will serve sangria flights.

From a sangria bar to another paleo cafe, here are five new venues around town.

Food News | Graze | Fri Nov 22 14:28:40 EST 2013

Gerard's crew to open charcuterie-focused bar

Dehydrated root vegetables will feature on the vegan charcuterie board.

A unique range of vegan charcuterie will be served along more traditional versions at this new bar.

Food News | Graze | Fri Nov 22 13:52:40 EST 2013