Bars
Beach Burrito Company, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Beach Burrito Company, Fortitude Valley

Sating the city’s never-ending desire for Mexican nosh, Beach Burrito Company has slipped north from its original Sydney dwellings to fill a hole on Brunswick Street with its trademark colour and character. The Fortitude Valley locale is serving up all your favourite Mexican chow – quesadillas, burritos (and the beloved bowl varietal), fajitas, enchiladas, nachos, chilli fries and jalapeño poppers. We’ve also heard very good things about the lime chilli garlic prawn taco with mango, pineapple and jalapeño salsa. Check out Beach Burrito Company on The Street Photographer. more

Restaurants
Taste Croatia Tours
Food & Drink

Taste Croatia Tours embark on an epicurean journey

Perched on the crisp blue edge of the Adriatic, Croatia is an enigmatic melting pot of dramatic scenery, enthralling culture and flavoursome fare. While many of us may have navigated those rocky coastal cliffs and plates of pungent local nosh armed with only a GPS and a few TripAdvisor recommendations, there’s just no substitute for travelling with an expert. Brisbane-based London Porterhouse chef Mark Maric has now teamed up with culinary queen Dominique Rizzo to offer roving epicureans the opportunity to join the very first Taste Croatia Tours adventure. The first troupe of explorers will embark on a two-week trip to Croatia on April 27, 2014, devouring everything from authentic street food to freshly caught seafood and contemporary takes on traditional cuisine. Rattle the pans in a private cooking class, join a truffle hunt and gain access to exclusive wine cellars. Mark will draw… more


Bars
Mermaid Lounge, Petrie Terrace
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Mermaid Lounge, Petrie Terrace

Slink up the side stairs once you step inside Lefty’s and you’ll find yourself in a dimly lit nautical-themed bar pouring a bounty of rum-based concoctions. From the Stormy Sailor, the house dark ‘n’ stormy, to the brightly hued Blue Hawaii, Mermaid Lounge has made the sugary dark liquor the focus of its lofty hideaway. The tunes sailing through Mermaid Lounge are decidedly different to those of its raucous sister den downstairs, for those desiring a slightly less-rowdy evening tipple. Check out Mermaid Lounge on The Street Photographer. more

Bars
Grilling Art, Stafford Heights
Food & Drink

Grilling Art opens in Stafford Heights

If you’ve ever found yourself armed with a skillet, hotplate and raging hunger, you’ll understand that grilling is indeed an art. So too is pacing yourself when staring down a hearty repast from this new Stafford Heights locale. more

Bars
SOMM
Food & Drink

SOMM puts wine experts to the test

Most of us enjoy a sip, some a swill and others a sniff, but the large majority of drinkers are far from world experts on the sweet grape nectar. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be a cutting-edge sommelier, documentary SOMM takes you into the secret sphere of our most esteemed wine experts. The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the world’s most exclusive organisations, and the intimidating Master Sommelier Exam is a challenge some wine doyens would give up almost everything to pass. Since being founded almost four decades ago, fewer than 200 candidates have gained Master status, but that doesn’t stop passionate students from trying. more

Bars
The Hyde out Bar & Eatery, Yeronga
Food & Drink

The Hyde Out Bar & Eatery opens in Yeronga

Brisbane City may be one hell of a sparkly lure, but the outlying suburbs weave their own kind of magic. A new bar and eatery has burst onto the Yeronga dining scene, offering an inventive menu, live music and local wine and beer on tap. more

Cafes
DineSmart Brisbane
Food & Drink

DineSmart to help the homeless

As November edges towards December and the festive season ramps up to ridiculous, make your end-of-year catch-ups count for more than just a good feed. Next time you dine out in Brisbane, you could be helping out the city’s homeless folk by simply adding a few dollars to your bill at the end of the night. In the six weeks leading up to December 31, StreetSmart will be teaming up with some of your favourite restaurants to run the 11th DineSmart campaign, which will see 100% of all donations going towards grassroots services and projects aimed at promoting sustainable change for people who are at risk or homeless. Put your money where your mouth is at big-hearted venues like Chop Chop Chang’s, Hatch & Co., Bucci Restaurant, Peasant and South Side Diner, or browse the full list of participating restaurants online. more