Restaurants
Quan Thanh, West End
Food & Drink

Quan Thanh expands its Hardgrave Road presence

West End icon Quan Thanh has now taken up a second residence along Hardgrave Road, expanding dining potential. Now straddling both sides of the conveniently placed bottleshop, Quan Thanh has split its offerings to Vietnamese cuisine in the original outfit, and Chinese and Malaysian in the new restaurant space. Come evening, both venues are now bustling with hungry locals eager for a tasty, cheap feed. While diners will need to pick their favourite side of the menu and eat at that restaurant, sizzling dishes have been known to cross borders for those not wanting to choose. more

Coffee
Noosa Chocolate Factory, Brisbane City
Food & Drink

Noosa Chocolate Factory sets up shop in Brisbane City

For those of us who are avid chocoholics, the passionate ritual involved in chocolate consumption will be all too familiar. Each bite into a sweet, velvety cube is a whimsical and indulgent sensory journey, revealing unique favours and textures that cause your tastebuds to stand to attention. more

Treats
iced tea brisbane
Food & Drink

Follow our quest for Brisbane’s best iced tea

On a muggy summer day, it can be difficult to comprehend the logic behind the theory that drinking hot tea can help you cool down by making the body sweat a little – especially when the heat is such that you can already feel beads of sweat forming before you’ve even thought about boiling the kettle. The solution? Iced tea. more

The Grocer
ACQTASTE magazine
Food & Drink

More food between the sheets with ACQTASTE

ACQTASTE (Acquired Taste Magazine) is a new publication out of Toronto and acts as a voice for the current food movement, illustrating our current food culture in its most honest form. Aiming to redefine the idea of a food magazine, ACQTASTE appeals to both the passionate foodie and connoisseur, and draws focus to the intersection where food culture meets design, art, architecture, fashion, film and music. Its online presence features regular photos, films and content that have and continue to inspire ACQTASTE’s print form. Dedicated food lovers can pick up a copy of Issue 1 from magnation. more

Bars
New Year's Eve Brisbane
Food & Drink

Where to spend New Year’s Eve in Brisbane

Whether you believe in new beginnings or you just enjoy a good party, New Year’s Eve is always one of the biggest nights of the year in Brisbane. To help you welcome 2013, we’ve created a list of some of the watering holes hosting festivities well into the early hours. more

Treats
Ice Blocks
Food & Drink

Discover artisan iced treats this summer

When you were a youngster, summer meant several things: school holidays, cooling off under the sprinkler and icy poles. As we grow up into adults, however, school holidays are no longer an option and it’s suddenly not so cute (or eco friendly) to frolic under the sprinkler in your underwear. When trying to capture the essence of the carefree summer days of childhood, try savouring a frosty iced treat instead. more

Bars
burnett lane, brisbane
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Burnett Lane

From the early days when Brew was merely a coffee cart stationed atop some astroturf to the opening of sleek architectural offering Super Whatnot, Burnett Lane has grown from a measly service road to a kitted out laneway of food, drink and cultural wonder. No longer just a space for city folk to smoke – though this is still a regular sight – Burnett Lane now plays host to Brew, Super Whatnot, The Survey Co., The German Sausage Hut, many a back-door entrance to Adelaide Street shops and a myriad of detail that is both organic and placed to help tell the laneway’s tale. See Burnett Lane up close on The Street Photographer. more


Cafes
Pompidou Cafe, Balmoral
Food & Drink

Share a monthly evening meal with Pompidou Cafe

While it may be a location renowned for providing the residents of Balmoral with a tasty morning brew or delicious eggy start to the day, Pompidou Cafe also offers a great deal more to its patrons. Once a month, the Gallic eatery offers an evening of French-inspired dishes, partnered with some of the host nation’s most sumptuous wines. While December’s dinner has just passed, the fully licensed events will continue well into the New Year. For those who are already filling their diaries with dates, keep in mind that when the cafe re-opens from holiday break on January 11, a dinner will shortly follow. The occasion is one of French indulgence, with three courses partnered with a delicious selection of wines to enjoy, all for the cost of around $55, plus wine. Delicious French specialties abound, with previous menus including sumptuous duck, courgette and ratatouille. You can… more

Bars
Next Door Kitchen & Bar, South Bank
Food & Drink

Next Door Kitchen & Bar opens at South Bank

The latest venture from the folk behind Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant and Olé has opened its doors, the new space drawing inspiration from the allure speakeasies and forbidden mischief. Next Door Kitchen & Bar is perched along the Little Stanley Street dining strip at South Bank, sitting squarely between its two cousins, Ahmet’s and Olé. more

Restaurants
Fat Noodle, Brisbane City
Food & Drink

Luke Nguyen’s Fat Noodle opens in Brisbane City

The latest restaurant from celebrity chef Luke Nguyen has opened at the Treasury Casino and Hotel in the city, just in time for last-minute work Christmas lunches and late-night feasts. Fat Noodle is Luke’s second noodle bar, with the first Fat Noodle having opened at The Star in Sydney two years ago. more

Cafes
U&I Espresso, Ashgrove
Food & Drink

U&I Espresso brings Dramanti coffee to Ashgrove

The community hotspot that was Stop Sixteen cafe in Ashgrove has changed hands, with young gun Sacha Muchall opening U&I Espresso. After studying business management, Sacha worked for a boutique roaster, where there were always 15 single origins on the go. It was there Sacha developed a love and an appreciation for coffee. more

Restaurants
Christmas lunch in brisbane
Food & Drink

Escape kitchen duty on Christmas Day

Wrapping paper is torn with eager haste, Christmas carols ring through the house, there's a constant stream of food and drink and lazy afternoons set the scene for a blissful siesta. Christmas Day truly is a moment of relaxation at the end of a busy year. For those who fancy letting someone else tend to kitchen duties this year, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants offering festive spreads this Christmas. more

Restaurants
The Spaghettihouse Trattoria
Food & Drink

The Spaghettihouse Trattoria opens in West End

Calls of buon giorno, buon appetito and grazie ring about The Spaghettihouse Trattoria as you enter, and the jovial atmosphere is contagious. Known for Greek locale Char Char Yiros on the corner of Boundary and Russell Streets in West End, owner Andrew Michael has stationed himself in the kitchen as head chef at The Spaghettihouse Trattoria. more

Cafes
Fonzie Abbott Espresso, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Fonzie Abbott opens second edition in Fortitude Valley

Hamilton locale Fonzie Abbott Espresso has expanded its bases to open a second edition in Fortitude Valley. Perched on the corner on Brunswick and Harcourt Streets where Home Ground Espresso used to be, Fonzie Abbott Espresso has transformed the space with the signature Fonzie rustic industrial style. more

Restaurants
Popolo, South Bank
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Popolo

Tucked along dining precinct River Quay is Italian restaurant Popolo, offering up a slice of Mediterranean living locally. A menu of sumptuous shared plates and tapas choices keeps dinner dates intimate, while diners enjoy the cool breezes and city skyline views of being situated riverside. Pendant lighting and a raw, urban interior frame the Popolo experience, with authentic pasta and pizza dishes and an extensive list of Italian and local wines and beers leaving your inner foodie rather satisfied. Check out Popolo on The Street Photographer. more

The Grocer
The Gourmand magazine
Food & Drink

Read sumptuous food compendium The Gourmand

New literary creation The Gourmand combines food and culture into one neat, caress-worthy package. Taking an innovative and creative approach to the form of each article, interview or artistic musing, The Gourmand delves past the pretty stylised food shots and beautifully constructed flavours of a foodie’s dream land and into the culture of food and the different means of taking pleasure from all things consumable. Based in London, The Gourmand was inspired by the universal subject of food and the influx of new restaurants, cafes, markets and ingredients at our fingertips. Issue 01 has just come out, with Issue 00 still available online. Image via Eye Magazine. more