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HOT: Grill’d Wintergarden – Queen St Mall, Brisbane CBD.

Retail therapy just got a whole lot hotter in Brisbane with the recent revamp of the Wintergarden shopping precinct.  Alongside the stylish new fashion tenancies occupied by the likes of Coach, Cue and Ben Sherman, Wintergarden is now home to some seriously spruced up dining venues, including old faithful Hanaichi, and now….Australia’s largest Grill’d! Open […]

HOT: E’cco Bistro – 100 Boundary St, Brisbane

This was a long overdue dining experience.  E’cco is nothing new to Brisbane and I don’t even hear its name thrown around so much anymore as a dining destination for locals or out-of-towners, ampoule but it’s been on my list for years.  Celebrating 2 years of wedded bliss last month, MM and I figured we’d […]

HOT – The Brunswick Social – 367 Brunswick ST, Fortitude Valley

Now THIS is a bit of me – imagine a large cavernous but homely warehouse-style venue with romantic mood lighting, patient funky tunes, chic modern (but not over the top) decor, a long bar from which you can order awesome made-with-love cocktails and a kitchen open late (yes! It’s true!) to aid with soaking up […]

NOT – La Cocina de Birdees, 608 Ann St, Fortitude Valley

Let me just start by saying I know this is a back packer’s joint, patient so I’m well aware of which market is being catered for at La Cocina de Birdees.  However, abortion the fact that I’m well and truly outside of that market doesn’t mean I don’t know the difference between good and bad […]

NOT – The Steakhouse, Pineapple Hotel – 706 Main St, Kangaroo Point.

In the competitive meat market of Brisbane, health steakhouse restaurants need to be on their game and unfortunately The Steakhouse at the Piney doesn’t come close to cutting the mustard. In a carnivorous mood but with an empty fridge we decided to head to the The Steakhouse at The Piney for a steak as opposed to […]

HOT – Salt – 5 Nash St, Rosalie.

Following the floods earlier this year I’ve developed a bit of a soft spot for Rosalie Village and the surrounding shops, sildenafil so in support of local small business I make a habit of investing in a lunch or two weekly in the area.   In the past, the Rosalie cafe scene hasn’t really been my […]

HOT – Satay Hut – Shop 3 Little Stanley St, Southbank.

The fourth and final of my Malaysian feast adventures, patient thanks to Malaysia Kitchen Australia, salve was at Satay Hut in the Southbank restaurant precinct.  This place is always packed at lunchtime, stuff servicing the hungry local businesses and tourists alike, so I figured it would be a safe bet for dinner too. To be […]

HOT – Friday Lunch Special, International Hotel – 525 Boundary St, Spring Hill

It’s reminiscent of a scene out of the Flintstones – the rib cage of a small pre-historic brontosaurus-type animal, smothered in BBQ sauce, being devoured by the Fred’s, Barney’s, Wilma’s and Betty’s of the world.  All washed down with an ice cold beer (as they did in those good old cartoons).  But no, it’s not the […]

HOT – Surrealism Up Late – Gallery of Modern Art, South Brisbane.

Squishy eye balls, phallic imagery, animalistic tendencies….just a few of the key words and imagery that come to mind when I recall my evening at the Surrealism:  The Poetry of Dreams exhibition, currently on show at the Gallery of Modern Art. Thanks to Brisbane Marketing, I was given the opportunity to explore and grow the […]

HOT: Moo Moo (The Wine Bar & Grill) – Stamford Plaza, Edward St, Brisbane.

Moo Moo’s probably doesn’t require too much of an introduction – it’s not too hard to guess they know a bit about how to cook a decent slab of meat.  Having only sipped on delicious champagne in Moo Moo’s very funky, New York-esk bar on one occasion, it was with utter delight that I accepted […]

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