Cafes
Papa Palheta, Singapore
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Papa Palheta, Singapore

Papa Pahelta Specialty Coffee in Singapore is an independent coffee boutique and roastery cafe. Employing unique brewing and roasting techniques, Papa Pahelta brings focus to the importance of microproduction methods and transparency and traceability in sourcing beans. Check out Papa Pahelta on The Street Photographer. more

Bars
Hoo Ha Bar, South Brisbane
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Hoo Ha Bar

Having opened for the breakfast and lunch trade in March, South Brisbane haunt Hoo Ha Bar has now acquired its liquor licence, meaning locals can pop in for a crisp beverage Tuesday through Saturday. A carefully selected range of cider, beer and wine is available alongside cocktails like a South Side Fizz or Cuban Espresso. Check out Hoo Ha Bar on The Street Photographer. more

Restaurants
Restaurant Day
Food & Drink

Open a restaurant for a day this August

Finnish media production company Cocoa created this video about last year’s Restaurant Day – a worldwide food carnival that encourages anyone and everyone to set up a restaurant, cafe or bar for a day. The dreamy montage features quirky typography and luscious food shots that will have you drooling over your keyboard. Check out the event website and get thinking about setting up your own pop-up food outlet on the next Restaurant Day on Sunday August 18. more

Restaurants
Sliders food Brisbane
Food & Drink

Where to get your hit of sliders in Brisbane

Once a greasy staple of the American diner, sliders have taken a gourmet step up in the world of late, presented with the likes of slow-cooked pulled pork and kimchi rather than simply sad beef patties with plastic cheese. We scouted a few local eateries serving up the refined miniature burger. more


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A Middle Eastern Feast at Lightspace
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Lightspace hosts A Middle Eastern Feast this weekend

The sleek surrounds of Lightspace will be transformed into the streets of Jerusalem this weekend for A Middle Eastern Feast. The pop-up restaurant is being led by Israeli chef Adiel Ben-Karmona, who will prepare a barrage of 20 courses. The feast will commence with an array of hot and cold entrees, paired with salads, dips, breads and falafel, with sharing platters accompanied by chargrilled corn and couscous for mains and baklava to close. Homemade lemonade will be a refreshing touch between courses and guests can relax in the shisha lounge afterwards. Money raised from the event will be donated to local charity Monochrome International, which is building a series of homes for street orphans in Tanzania, providing them with education, nutrition and a family. A Middle Eastern Feast will be held this Sunday June 23 from 12:30 pm. Reservations are essential, with tickets available… more

Bars
Lefty's Old Time Music Hall, Petrie Terrace
Food & Drink

Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall opens on Caxton Street

A new kind of resident has moved into the shady shell that was The Velvet Cigar on Caxton Street, bringing a slice of country music and American eats to the inner city. Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall is the creation of Jamie Webb (of Cabiria and Peasant fame) and business partner Jason Scott of Sydney’s Shady Pines Saloon. more

Restaurants
Depo, West End
Food & Drink

Design and food unite at new Depo in West End

Having executed the designs of Limes Hotel, Alfred & Constance and the newly opened Alfredo’s Pizzeria, local design maven Alexander Lotersztain has now opened his own restaurant, Depo, in West End, pairing up with Dutch chef and co-owner Erik van Genderen. West End natives may recognise Erik from his other local venture, Gear bike store, which he opened in 2009. A chance meeting with Alex saw the pair inspired to collaborate, transforming the space next to Alex’s Horan Street design studio, Derlot, into a homely foodie dwelling. more

Restaurants
Cut Steakhouse & Tapas, Petrie Terrace
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The Gambaros open Cut Steakhouse & Tapas

With a focus on succulent steaks paired with crisp local wines, Cut Steakhouse & Tapas is the latest establishment from the Gambaro family. From the family’s first fish and chip shop on Petrie Terrace in 1953, the Gambaro foodie empire has surpassed the seafood lifeblood, homing in on the cattle end of surf and turf at the newly opened Caxton Street steakhouse. more

Restaurants
Popolo brunch
Food & Drink

Popolo introduces a brunch on weekends

Italian eatery Popolo has extended its trading hours to weekend mornings with the launch of its brunch menu. Taking advantage of its setting by the Brisbane River, and the soft light that floods into the restaurant of a morning, Popolo has decided to begin breakfast trade from 8:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant has been quietly trialling its menu for the past few weeks, and the green eggs and ham – a serve of ham and poached eggs on ciabatta topped with a dollop of pesto – has proven to be a popular choice. There’s also a selection of breakfast cocktails such as bloody marys and Italian mimosas to kickstart the weekend. more

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Le Comptoir Général, Paris
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Le Comptoir Général, Paris

Unless you know the way to Le Comptoir Général, hidden away off the banks of the canal in Paris’ 10th arrondissement, there’s a good chance you could spend your entire life oblivious to its existence. But then that would be a shame, as this rustic tipple joint and self-proclaimed ‘temple of ghetto culture’ is an adventure in itself. A ghetto museum by day, home to curiously named sections such as La Petite Boutique des Horreurs (The Little Shop of Horrors), Le Cabinet de Sorcellerie (The Witchcraft Cabinet) and Le Centre des Objets Perdu (The Centre for Lost Property), the locale begins to swell with stylish revellers sipping on jungle punch and African beers as the sun begins to fade, when it takes on its other identity as a bar. The concept behind Le Comptoir Général is a tribute to the creativity that springs up in poor or marginalised places all over the… more

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Brunch at River Quay, South Bank
Food & Drink

River Quay beckons with tasty lunch treats

The riverside setting of River Quay transforms into a cosy haven when you are tucked under a warm heater with a delicious meal in front of you. To entice Brisbanites to emerge from their winter slumber, River Quay’s restaurants have teamed up to create a menu of weekday lunchtime specials for winter. All five restaurants – Popolo, Stokehouse Q, Aquitaine Brasserie, Cove Bar and Dining, and The Jetty – have their own deals running, with lunchtime packages starting from $25. more

Cafes
Cafe Regular, Cairo
Food & Drink

Short film: Cafe Regular, Cairo

Culture is an incredibly fascinating and somewhat nebulous term that differs between time and place. Set in the culturally ubiquitous setting of a cafe, Café Regular, Cairo is a short film that eavesdrops on a couple discussing a very taboo topic in a very public setting. As the couple begins to chat about their private life over a coffee, the film not only examines Egyptian culture, but also the strength of a relationship. The endearing film has screened at more than 40 film festivals across the globe, and was followed by director Ritesh Batra’s latest output, The Lunchbox, which won the Viewer’s Choice Award at the recent Cannes Film Festival. Image via Labkultr. more