Treats
The round-up: the best hot chocolates to enjoy this winter
Food & Drink

The round-up: the best hot chocolates to enjoy this winter

Cold hands make a lot of things much harder such as texting, writing, holding hands with a loved one. If you aren’t much of a glove person, might we suggest wiping away your winter woes by wrapping your mitts around a warm mug of hot chocolate? If you like the sound of that (and why wouldn’t you?) we have made an easy to reference list of the best spots to source a piping hot cup of chocolate-y goodness.

Treats
Jocelyn's Provisions
Food & Drink

The round-up: follow your nose to the best hot cross buns in Brisbane

Look, we’re not throwing any shade towards the hot cross buns produced by the big grocery chains, but when it comes to celebrating Easter with a six-pack of buttery buns, we prefer to go gourmet. It’s the time of year when Brisbane’s best bakeries are competing for our custom, dishing out fresh trays of hot cross buns loaded with fruit, spices and other goodies. We’re not going to say which bakery bun is the definitive choice – we’re more inclined to put together a list of the top picks and let you make the hard decision. Although picking may be difficult, at the end of the day there is no wrong choice when it comes to hot cross buns.

Food News
The round-up: savour some well-deserved sweetness with these Easter treats
Food & Drink

The round-up: savour some well-deserved sweetness with these Easter treats

Although this Easter might be a bit different to every other year, tucking into sweet treats whether they be in the form of hot cross buns, chocolate bunnies or cookie dough-filled eggs is well and truly still on the cards. We've put together a list of all of the places around Brisbane that are hawking indulgent chocolate goodies and artisan sweet treats so you can treat yourself this Easter. Now, hop to it!

Festival
Von Hot Rod Workshop
Events

Von Hot Rod Workshop

This year’s GreazeFest is delighted to welcome world-renowned pinstriper, Von Hot Rod, for meet and greets, and an exclusive hands-on workshop! Von Hot Rod caught the hot rodding bug early on, as he grew up surrounded by hot rods and racing cars. For the past two decades, Von Hot Rod has dedicated his career to professional pinstriping, Kustom art and …

Bars
Hot toddy time
Food & Drink

Hot toddy time: cocktails heat up for winter

If the cold has had you huddled up at home, grandma style, most nights this cool season, we’ve tracked down some winter warming cocktails to rose up those cheeks and heat you from the inside out. Hot toddies, buttered rums, mulled wines, warm ciders and hot gin punches are strewn throughout a bundle of bars about town.

Arts
Al Doyle
The Locals

Al Doyle

Hot Chip is a name synonymous with electronic pop and effortlessly cool aesthetics. Renowned for crating perfectly groovy dance floor fillers since forming in London in 2000, the five-piece band has released numerous studio albums, each more entertaining than the last. Why Make Sense? – the sixth record from Hot Chip – hit airwaves in 2015, bringing with it three hit singles, ‘Huarache Lights’, ‘Need You Now’ and ‘Started Right’. Al Doyle is a multi-instrumentalist who has been writing and performing with Hot Chip since 2003, and has also played with iconic electro outfit LCD Soundsystem and his side project New Build. Ahead of Hot Chip’s tour of Australia in early 2016, we chatted with Al about how the latest album came together and how the group continues to break new ground within the electronic genre.

Design
Bri Lee
The Locals

Bri Lee

As the fight for gender equality reaches a critical juncture in recent times, resources promoting fairness and respect for women have become crucially important. Hot Chicks with Big Brains is an interview-based website cataloguing conversations with successful and inspiring women in different roles in Australian workplaces. Founder and chief interviewer, Bri Lee has worked to build Hot Chicks with Big Brains from a small webzine to a fully-fledged publication, the first issue of which is being released this month. Bri, with her team of tireless contributors, has created an indispensible resource for women seeking inspiration and sage wisdom from other women in various fields. Through each of the catalogued interviews, Hot Chicks with Big Brains hopes to empower women to pursue their dreams and goals without the fear of being belittled or pigeonholed in the workplace. Before the magazine launches at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday March 12, we caught up with Bri to talk about how Hot Chicks with Big Brains has grown, what to expect from the publication in the future and Bri’s thoughts on gender equality in Australian society.

Recipes
The Weekend Series: warm up with some hearty winter cocktail recipes
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: warm up with some hearty winter cocktail recipes

We've already broken out our jackets and winter hasn't even officially arrived. Good thing we're prepared. We’ve already enlightened you to some divine belly-warming eats and clued you in to some chill-proof cottages, now it’s time to sit back and sip on something that will spread warmth throughout the rest of your soul. It’s pointless having a liquor collection if you’re not interested in forming a solid repertoire of cocktails, and not all cocktails need to be minimalist concoctions. Winter is about indulgence, baby. If you’re looking to snuggle up on the couch next to someone special or simply want to unwind with a nice drink after a long day, these winter cocktail recipes are just the ticket.