Bars
At Sixes and Sevens, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Cru Bar’s At Sixes and Sevens opens on James Street

Built in 1878, the distinct cottage on the corner of James and Arthur Streets in Fortitude Valley was once the home of Lawrence Muir. From 1926 a shopfront was added, with a newsagency operating on site until recently. Now the joint cottage and shop space has been given a new lease on life as new public house At Sixes and Sevens. more

Restaurants
La Finestra, Camp Hill
Food & Drink

Indulge in the simple flavours of Italy at La Finestra

Inspired by the food, wine and traditions of family and festivities central to Italian life, La Finestra celebrates authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant hums with informal trattoria-style dining, the cheerful chatter of diners and lively Italian music, injecting a bustling atmosphere to the local neighbourhood. more

Restaurants
Granada Cafe Tapas Bar, South Brisbane
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Granada Cafe Tapas Bar

A discreet hub of Spanish decadence, Granada Cafe Tapas Bar in South Brisbane is an elegant-yet-relaxed spot for slowly sipping sangria and sampling tasty morsels rich with flavour. Home to a lavish supply of Spanish wines and Mexican beers, Granada embraces all things Andalusian. A refined space of perfectly aligned table settings, Mediterranean tiling and Spanish paintings, this neighbourhood tapas bar buzzes to life come Paella Tuesday. Check out Granada Cafe Tapas Bar on The Street Photographer. more

Bakeries
Watch the making of traditional French baguettes
Food & Drink

Watch the making of traditional French baguettes

In the tiny commune of Dole in the Jura department of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France lies a family-run boulangerie and patisserie that goes by the name of Courderot. Arriving at Courderot at 5:00 am, travellers Alana and Paul huddled amongst the warm smells and flour-filled air with William Courderot to discover how a traditional French l’ancienne baguette is made. The boulangerie makes 600 of these baguettes each day. Here’s a peek into the highly rewarding process. Image via Yanidel.   more

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Chowhouse, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

New Chowhouse brings street food to James Street

Serving up a menu that combines classic bistro favourites with Asian-influenced cuisine, Chowhouse is the latest addition to the James Street food strip. The same owners of previous tenant James Street Bistro have executed a suave makeover, modernising both the design and menu to suit Brisbane’s sophisticated palate. more

Bars
InCider Trading, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Boutique cellar InCider Trading opens in Fortitude Valley

All those deliciously crisp and cool craft ciders you’ve been enjoying on tap or in a bottle at dedicated bars about town can now be consumed from the comfort of your couch. InCider Trading is a boutique wine and cider cellar that’s just opened its doors along bustling Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley. more


Treats
HK Honey
Food & Drink

Discover the good deeds of HK Honey

Founded by product designer Michael Leung, HK Honey brings together beekeepers, artists and designers to install and maintain hives amongst the high-rise apartments of Hong Kong. Connecting local people with local beekeepers and supplying them with local honey, HK Honey brings people closer to the origins of their food in a city that lacks green space. more

Restaurants
Pony Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane
Food & Drink

Sydney institution Pony opens at Eagle Street Pier

With locations at Neutral Bay and The Rocks in Sydney, Pony Dining has eloped up the coast to Brisbane’s Riverside precinct. Known for impressive design fit-outs of contemporary furniture, curved wooden ceilings and block-colour stained-glass windows, Pony Dining continues to embrace all things raw and exposed in the new Eagle Street Pier space. more

Bars
Loft, West End
Food & Drink

New village bar Loft opens in West End

A new bar is set to grace West End this weekend, opening above old brother Archive Beer Boutique. Self-described as a New York-style village bar, Loft is a cocktail and wine lounge, replacing rowdy previous upstairs tenant Uber. more

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Made in Africa, Moorooka
Food & Drink

Discover the wonders of Ethiopian cuisine in Brisbane

Fostering the true meaning of shared dining is the cuisine of Ethiopia. Forgoing cutlery, Ethiopian cuisine uses injera – a spongey pancake- or crepe-like bread – as means for picking up portions of meat, curries and vegetables. Seeking out the most authentic Ethiopian foodstuffs in Brisbane, we discovered a plethora of African food experiences in Moorooka. more

Recipes
The Golden Pig, Newstead
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: The Golden Pig

By day, the back streets of Newstead are an industrial jungle of comings and goings. But at dusk, the streets grow quiet, the quiet surrounds allowing the kitchen at The Golden Pig Food & Wine School to create the noise. The cavernous warehouse space has been transformed into an architecturally savvy environment, combining all the gadgets and gizmos of a professional chef, with lush hanging gardens and white walls. A space to learn from scratch, pick up neat tips or perfect your hand at a particular cuisine, The Golden Pig lets you create masterpieces in the kitchen, before feasting upon your handiwork. Check out The Golden Pig on The Street Photographer.   more

Bars
O'lea food bar, Woolloongabba
Food & Drink

New bar and foodie haunt Olea opens in Woolloongabba

Small bars are a golden invention. Design savvy and serving carefully curated offerings of liquor and foodstuffs, the small bar lets you indulge in superb offerings and be tucked back in bed just post midnight. The latest establishment to open under this pretense is O’lea in Woolloongabba. Posited along Stanley Street East, next door to Foxy Bean, O’lea is a suburban wine and beer bar, serving meals crafted from market-driven produce. more

Restaurants
Hatakaya Ramen, Sunnybank
Food & Drink

Try the traditional broths of Hakataya Ramen, Sunnybank

Analogous to a tiny ramen shop in downtown Tokyo, Hakataya Ramen transports diners straight to Nippon. Raw wooden panelling and two long wooden benches span the length of the narrow interior, with seats filled with hungry locals bringing bowls to their mouths to slurp delicious noodles – a traditional custom in Japan. more

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dinesmart, south bank
Food & Drink

DineSmart at South Bank to help the homeless

While the festive season begins to envelop us in celebratory evenings out sipping champagne and toasting to a good year, it’s also a time for giving back and thinking of others. In the six weeks leading up to Christmas, restaurants the country over are participating in DineSmart, a national initiative to support the homeless in our local community. more

Restaurants
The Postale Society, Brisbane
Food & Drink

The Postale Society hosts a supperclub at The Servery

The Postale Society is a new collaboration between local creatives Louise Lindgren (of looseleaf.paper) and Kristina Chelberg. An intimate evening of dining, stories and kinship, The Postale Society Supper Club will see 20 folk of various backgrounds come together for hors d’oeuvres and fine wines. The Postale Society was formed as a way to tell stories, piece by piece, through beautifully written correspondence that arrives in your letterbox in installments, like a postcard. Reinventing the joy of postal communication, The Postale Society is now branching into stories told in person through hosting a supperclub. Fostering an opportunity for inspiration and fellowship, the Supper Club lets local creatives engage in conversations over a common enjoyment of shared dining in a sumptuous space. The first of these evenings is being held at The Servery on November 15. more