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Two Trees, West End
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The Street Photographer: Two Trees

A change is in the winds of late, bringing a new look to Two Trees in West End. The Vulture Street coffee corner has had a makeover with the help of local woodworker James Pratt, making a little extra space for The Iron Ladies to press waffles on site each Friday from 8:00 am starting this week. Owners Jordan and Mim have also started experimenting with a variety of new coffee methods for Two Trees, with French press and pourover filter coffees in-store soon. Iced pourovers will also be on the menu in both coffee and chocolate forms, while the cold press continues along its popular stream. Soon Two Trees will also be offering feature single-origin blends and starting to enhance hot chocolate recipes with mint, cinnamon and cardamom as the weather cools. Check out Two Trees on The Street Photographer. more

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symposium cafe, newstead
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Symposium Cafe opens for dinner on Fridays

Newstead’s Symposium Cafe opens for dinner and drinks from this Friday, with the new sitting set to be a weekly occurrence. Wines from Australia, France, Italy and Chile will also now be available from 10:00 am during the day, so patrons can sneak in a glass of something crisp with lunch. Commencing with just Friday nights, the initial extended hours are an opportunity for Symposium Cafe to put feelers out to see if dinner can become a nightly event. Meals set to grace the menu include the likes of Pan-fried Prawns and Chorizo with Brown Rice, Paprika and Garlic, Eye Fillet with Roasted Beetroots, Kale Chips and Champagne Sauce and Crispy Asian Quail with Bean Sprouts, Fennel, Chilli, Basil and Coriander. more

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Rogue Bar + Bistro, Newstead
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Rogue Bar + Bistro opens in Newstead

A normally sparse area for food offerings, the backstreets of Newstead welcome a new resident as Rogue Bar + Bistro is expected to open its doors next week. Covering all dining bases, Rogue Bar + Bistro combines restaurant-type seating and a bar area inside, with relaxed casual dining out the front and a laneway of couches for reclining with a coffee or drop of wine. more

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She Bangs Coffee
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She Bangs Coffee opens at Albion

On weekends you’ll find a line of caffeine-hungry market goers lining up for a steaming cup of coffee from She Bangs Coffee at Jan Powers Farmers Markets in New Farm or the Moggill Markets in Brookfield. And now the popular roving coffee hut has found permanent digs in Albion. Offering local workers in the industrial precinct solace amongst the baron office and workshop surrounds, new coffee haunt She Bangs Coffee serves up a well-crafted coffee and nourishing bites to eat. more

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Cafe O-Mai, Annerley
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Try Vietnamese for breakfast at Cafe O-Mai, Annerley

Perched on a corner in Annerley is a gem of a cafe, fusing Eastern and Western cuisines across breakfast and lunch. Breakfast at Cafe O-Mai is a multicultural affair, with Brioche French Toast with vanilla poached rhubarb, fresh orange segments topped with housemade labna and toasted pistachio sidling up alongside traditional Pho, Rice Paper Rolls and Crispy Spring Rolls. more

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Anise, New Farm
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The Street Photographer: Anise

Brunswick Street institution Anise has had a refit, with ex-1889 Enoteca lads Dan Finn and Thames Delaforce having taken ownership of the keys on Christmas Eve and speedily turning around a refreshed bistro. Executing most of the fit-out themselves, Dan and Thames uncovered some of the building’s history in the form of old Shell petrol station signage. Majority of the seating is bar-side, with a single bentwood chair-clad table by the front window. David Grant (also ex-Enoteca) has risen from his sous chef title under the old Anise owners, curating a menu that glides easily from small plates to mains to sides and desserts, with all offerings share friendly. The cuisine breaks out of Anise’s original Gallic constraints, now seeing a French-European bent across the likes of Foie Gras Terrine with caperberries, braised lamb neck, vignarola and pine nuts and the original Duck Fat… more

Treats
Atlanta Food Truck Park
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The Art of the Food Truck, Atlanta style

This video focuses on the Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market in the US, where a rotating selection of trucks bring the community together over a good meal. Set on a rehabilitated old hotel site that had previously just been sitting vacant, the Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market sees the likes of Tex’s Tacos, Atlanta Pudding Company and Mighty Meatballs crafting unique street eats from Thursday through to Sunday every week. The fresh, organic food of Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen is trying to foster a farm-to-street movement, while Korean, Southern America, Mexican, ice-cream and cupcakes also feature. Image via Brett Kiger. more


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Scout, Petrie Terrace
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New cafe Scout opens on Petrie Terrace

New cafe Scout has taken up residence in one of the empty shells that line Petrie Terrace, bringing a friendly atmosphere and much-needed breakfast and lunch locale to the area. Owners Suse Whitehouse and Candy Smith have dreamt of opening Scout for a few years now, so when the space arose, they jumped at the opportunity to turn their dream into a reality. more

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The Providore Store
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The Providore Store opens at Albion

Set away on a tiny tree-lined street opposite the Albion train station is The Providore Store, a small cafe devoted to exploring creative gourmet flavours, Australian food artisans and home cooking. Providing the perfect locale for early morning commuters, neighbouring workers and local denizens, The Providore Store offers passersby a place of nourishment. more

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Auction Rooms, Melbourne
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The Street Photographer: Auction Rooms, Melbourne

Situated amongst the quaint streets of North Melbourne is renowned roastery and cafe, Auction Rooms. Set in the cavernous space that used to be the WB Ellis auction house, Auction Rooms will draw you in with its coffee reputation, feed you well and send you home again with arms laden with coffee, Mork chocolate and a feeling of blissful contentment. A siphon bar lets onlookers observe the chemistry of alternate brewing methods, while the succulent meals at breakfast explore modern and adventurous flavour pairings. Check out Auction Rooms on The Street Photographer. more

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Explore the best street food of Beijing
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Explore the best street food of Beijing

Set amongst a local temple fair in Beijing during Chinese New Year celebrations, this short video takes viewers through some of the strangest Chinese delicacies, which you wouldn’t normally see on the streets throughout the year. Head along to Fortitude Valley’s Chinatown this February 8 for the start of a ten-day celebration that welcomes in the Chinese New Year. more

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Search, order and eat with the Eat Now app
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Search, order and eat with the Eat Now app

A directory of more than 1,800 restaurants Australia wide, Eat Now is a website and free app that lets you search and order takeaway food from your surrounding suburbs and have it delivered to your doorstep. A handy tool for when you’re visiting or exploring new suburbs and aren’t sure where to eat, Eat Now stores the menus of local restaurants across an array of Chinese, Italian, Indian, Thai and Japanese cuisines. Simply choose a suburb and a restaurant, select your favourite dishes and choose pick-up or delivery. more

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The Brewnette Coffee Van, Indooroopilly
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The Brewnette Coffee Van pops up at Indooroopilly

While the standard of coffee available inside petrol stations has never been top notch, one fuel stop in Indooroopilly has gained an external coffee gem. The Brewnette Coffee Van is a refurbished campervan turned coffee-crafting machine, tucked into a corner of the Freedom Fuels station along Moggill Road. more

Bars
Shucked Coffee House, Newstead
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Shucked Coffee House opens for tapas and cocktails

The trend of coffee houses expanding to serve drinks and tapas come sundown is catching on. Growing from a coffee cart to a cafe to a tapas and wine bar, Brew in Burnett Lane took the leap first, with Foxy Bean in Woolloongabba expanding in the same manner last year as well. Sisco in Spring Hill and Outerspace in Fortitude Valley have too secured liquor licences, so you can enjoy a cold beverage with your lunch. more

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At Sixes and Sevens, Fortitude Valley
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The Street Photographer: At Sixes and Sevens

From the folk behind Cru Bar + Cellar, At Sixes and Sevens opened with fervour in December, satisfying deep cravings for gourmet pub grub and crisp liquor that we only subconsciously knew we had. With jazzed up toasted sandwiches served in enamel camping mugs, wine poured straight from the barrel and craft beers and ciders on tap, At Sixes and Sevens melds simplicity of dining with a thoughtful design sense. Check out At Sixes and Sevens on The Street Photographer. more

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cabiria, the barracks
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New executive chef takes the reins at Peasant and Cabiria

Jonathan Bryant has been appointed the new executive chef across both sister restaurants Peasant and Cabiria at The Barracks. Amongst his resume is time spent at local establishments Anise, Cha Cha Char and Montrachet, with Jonathan using his experience in Australia and overseas to craft a new season European-inspired menu for Cabiria. Plates such as the Slow-braised Lamb Shoulder with Fresh Fig Salad and Blue Cheese Sauce and a Duck Liver Pate with Pedro Ximenez and Peppercorn Jelly will feature alongside the bar’s extensive wine list. Peasant will, too, be sporting a refreshed menu in the not too distant future, courtesy of Jonathon’s new role. more