Restaurants
Restaurant Frantzen
Food & Drink

Feast your eyes on Restaurant Frantzén’s fare

Bellies will rumble. Eyeballs will pop. Mouths will drool. The incredible creations that land on the tables at Björn Frantzén’s Swedish powerhouse Restaurant Frantzén sure do some interesting things to those lucky enough to be in their midst. But now the 12th best restaurant on earth is inviting foodies near and far to take a peek into the kitchen and watch the miracles that can happen over the course of two hours, sped up into just three minutes. Think pomegranate and galangal root macaron with creamy chicken liver, king crab poached in beer and dill, and veal sweetbreads perfumed with liquorice and caramelised yuzu. Shot by photographer Martin Botvidsson and produced by vdKG Design, this video should come with complimentary bibs. more

Cafes
Miel Container, Brisbane City
Food & Drink

Miel Container opens in Brisbane City

City workers trampling the footpath along Albert Street may have noticed a bright-red beacon slowly coming to life in recent weeks – and those with curious noses may have ventured close enough this week to inhale the aroma of gourmet burgers and beer-battered fries. more

Cafes
Bass Espresso, West End
Food & Drink

Bass Espresso coffee house opens in West End

The water bowl left outside for thirsty pups hints at the sense of community that forms Bass Espresso's core. Add an open invitation to local musicians and artists, and you’ve got a pretty good inkling of the big hearts behind the new venture. Filling the floorboards vacated by The Language People bookshop, Bass Espresso – that’s the instrument, not the fish – is a hub of quality eats, organic drinks and good vibes. more

Restaurants
Tacombi at Fonda Nolita, New York
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Tacombi at Fonda Nolita, New York

Along the leafy streetscapes of Nolita, brick apartments melt into discerning fashion boutiques and places to eat below, with the pocket keeping a sense of calm often lost in the bustle of a mega city. At the top end of Elizabeth Street, the unexpected glow of lightbulbs and bursts of colour peek out of a converted garage, luring passersby inside. Upon closer inspection, Tacombi at Fonda Nolita is an intriguing Mexican den, bringing the beach vibe of the Yucatán Peninsula to the streets of New York. Owner Dario Wolos has paired with chef and Food Network personality Aarón Sánchez to devise a menu of tacos filled with lush slow-cooked meats and fragrant toppings, served from the Tacombi (taco plus VW Kombi). Check out Tacombi at Fonda Nolita on The Street Photographer. more


Restaurants
Chop Chop Chang's, West End
Food & Drink

Chop Chop Chang’s opens in West End

Some will remember it as the dark and moody Music Kafe, while others will recall its original incarnation as a bank back in 1958. But whatever memories are lingering, they’re about to be cracked open with the latest evolution of the 185 Boundary Street space. more

Restaurants
Au Cirque, New Farm
Food & Drink

Au Cirque opens for night-time nibbles and drinks

As children, the world held so much wonder that we’d try to push back bedtime by any means possible, just so we could enjoy a few more minutes of conscious worldly bliss. New Farm’s Au Cirque restaurant is in the same mood, pushing back closing hour so guests can soak up a little more happiness before retiring for the evening. more

Treats
Nitrogenie, South Bank
Food & Drink

Nitrogenie ice-cream opens at South Bank

No matter how many years we’ve clocked up on the calendar, we’re all still just big kids looking for a little magic. Behold the wizardry coming out of the Nitrogenie lab at South Bank, where creamy concoctions are delivered in a cloud of smoke. more

Bars
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

Cafes
Jacu Espresso, Norman Park
Food & Drink

Jacu Espresso tea house opens in Norman Park

The inner city might be the geographical centre of Brisbane, but it’s the patchwork of surrounding suburbs that comprises its heart and soul. The owners of Jacu Espresso are bringing homemade breakfasts and a community-minded approach to the new specialty tea and coffeehouse in Norman Park. more

Bars
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