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Good Food Month
Food & Drink

Good Food Month arrives in Brisbane

We like to live by the mantra that ‘good food month’ happens 12 times a year, but as the nation’s largest food festival kicks off in cities around the country, we’d have to agree that October is set to be spectacular. Good Food Month is set to turn on Brisbane’s tastebuds this month, with a range of unique offers and special events happening in dining venues around the city. The Let’s Do Lunch series will see esteemed Brisbane restaurants offer some fantastic specials, while Hats Off Dinners will encourage hatted chefs to cast their usual menus aside and get creative in the kitchen. Check out the full program online. more

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Alfredo's Pizzeria, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Alfredo’s Pizzeria

Never one to shy away from flavour, Alfredo’s Pizzeria has launched a new menu for summer, along with a Vespa delivery service. Warm-weather Italian favourites like grilled peaches wrapped in prosciutto come nestled in a salad, while arancini come stuffed with succulent mushrooms and a stringy centre of mozzarella. We hear the new American Idiot pizza of braised beef short rib, gorgonzola, pancetta and barbecue sauce is well-worth the napkin-heavy mess it leaves you in. Check out Alfredo’s Pizzeria on The Street Photographer. more

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Jungle, West End
Food & Drink

Tiki bar Jungle opens in West End

When that balmy breeze comes rolling along Vulture Street, the only way to beat the heatwave is to kick back and crack open a coconut. Boasting a serious rum collection and a tropical fit-out, West End’s new tiki bar will provide. more

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The Birth of Sake
Food & Drink

Step inside a Japanese sake brewery

While it may only take a second to slip down the throat, the art of making sake is by no means easy. The labour-intensive process requires workers at the fifth-generation Tedorigawa brewery in Japan to rise before dawn and spend long hours handcrafting the award-winning concoctions that are enjoyed all over the world. The documentary The Birth of Saké is a project by filmmakers Erik Shirai, Makoto Sasa and Tara Hohenberger, which takes viewers inside a traditional sake brewery. A work in progress, the film was successfully funded through Kickstarter last week, which will allow the team to film the final scenes and embark on post-production work. Stay tuned to the blog for updates on completion. more


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The Rogue Rennard, Paddington
Food & Drink

The Rogue Rennard opens for night-time tipples

Parisian-inspired Paddington favourite The Rogue Rennard has extended its opening hours to offer drinks and dinner of a lazy spring evening. Previously operating as a daytime cafe, the venue is now fully licensed with head chef Steve Harry serving up a brief evening menu of dishes like chicken liver parfait, confit trout and smoked duck egg with king brown mushrooms. A carefully chosen list of beverages will accompany the goods on the plate, offering winners from Holgate Brewhouse, Moa Brewing Co and Little Creatures, as well as limited-run wines. The Latrobe Terrace cafe will be serving grateful guests until 10:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. If your peepers popped at the sample-sized plates above, hop in quick to check out the real deal. more

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Vault Brewing Company
Food & Drink

Explore a heritage brewpub with a difference

Forget staring at the wall, the TV screen or the mugs of other punters – inside Vault Brewing Company, your eyes will be glued to the fermenters behind the bar. The brews are made right before your beer-tinted glasses, meaning it’s only a distance of about five metres from ‘paddock’ to ‘plate’. In this short film by Empty Bucket Studios, brewery co-owner James Cain lovingly describes the unique space. Built in 1889 and previously inhabited by a number of banks, the Pennsylvanian brewpub boasts a 3628 kg vault door, which now guards the precious loot of kegs and ageing barrels behind the scenes. more

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The End YUM Mondays
Food & Drink

Cure Mondayitis with gyoza at The End

It might have been a few too many weekend brews at The End that caused your Mondayitis in the first place, but this West End hangout is also the perfect place to turn those sad-face emojis into thumbs-up emoticons at the start of the week. more

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Moda, Brisbane City
Food & Drink

Embark on a culinary adventure in the city

When the mercury drops and the days get shorter, we often find ourselves reaching for the slippers and gravitating towards the comforts of home. Cancellation texts are sent and nights on the town are replaced by nights wrapped in a doona. But this month, even the cosiest of winter sloths will find the temptations of the city too much as Brisbane City’s best restaurants offer up a smorgasbord of limited-edition specials. more

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Brooklyn Mash Tour
Food & Drink

Take a stop motion food tour of Brooklyn

Ahh, Brooklyn – the borough of good food, gritty bars and an infectious creative energy. Join Emmy award-winning production company Transient Pictures as they take you on a one-minute tour of Brooklyn’s very best hotspots. Cycle your way across the Brooklyn Bridge, take in a film, gobble up some pizza, pick up some vinyl and top it all off with a glass of Brooklyn Brewery’s finest. Landon Van Soest and Paul Trillo shot more than 3,000 still photos to create The Brooklyn Brewery MASH – Stop Motion Tour of Brooklyn, a dreamy snapshot of Brooklyn life. more

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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. more