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Bar of the Year: Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane

There's a place for chic, austere surroundings and precision-crafted cocktails. There's also a place for letting your hair down and kicking your heels up to great music. That place is Lefty's. With Brisbane restaurateur Jamie Webb and Jason Scott, co-founder of Sydney's Shady Pines, Baxter Inn and Frankie's, as its parents, this boisterous, friendly whiskey-fuelled honkytonk was always going to be fun. But even with that lineage, the resulting hootenanny has exceeded everyone's expectations and brought new diversity to Brisbane after dark.


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2015 GT Restaurant Awards winners

2014 has been an exciting year in food, making for a particularly interesting crop of winners in the 2015 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide Awards. Hungry for talent? Read on.

The Christmas issue

Our December issue is out now, featuring Paul Carmichael's recipes for a Caribbean Christmas, silly season cocktails and more.

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Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

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