Tap into Brisbane's American links at superb restaurants. It's hardly a surprise that Queensland's capital has started to embrace the cuisine of America in a big way. With its business centre, wall to wall sunshine and the beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts not too far away, there's something almost Californian about the city. In WW2, the city also hosted a large population of Yankee soldiers, leaving long-lasting connections that American restaurants in Brisbane are now exploiting. If you want to try authentic soul food, home-made apple pie or beef burgers done right, Brisbane's American restaurants are the only place to go.