Cafes
Auction Rooms, Melbourne
Food & Drink

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
Food & Drink

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
Food & Drink

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


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Green Beacon Brewing, Teneriffe
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Craft beer bar Green Beacon Brewing opens at Teneriffe

This weekend sees the much-anticipated opening of Green Beacon Brewing at Teneriffe. Opening its doors on Friday January 25 at 10:00 am, the Helen Street brewery-meets-bar offers a core range of six beers, plus a seasonal rotating creation. A pale ale, kolsch, amber ale, porter, IPA and wheat beer will all be on tap, while the limited-edition LBF112 is the first beer owners Adrian Slaughter and Marc Christmas made on-site. Not falling into a particular style, the LBF112 sits somewhere between a pale ale and an IPA. It was merely supposed to test the system with a heap of hops and grain at its base. But once the lads tasted the first drop, they knew it had to be shared with patrons. more

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Noggi Frozen Yoghurt, FroYo, Brisbane
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FroYo culture catches on with Noggi in Brisbane City

After much wandering about various cities over the festive season, we’ve come to the conclusion that FroYo is definitely having a moment. While Yogen Fruz opened its doors in the city in 2009, and Berry Me Frozen Yogurt popped up its head in Kelvin Grove last year, it’s the latest addition of Noggi to the Myer Centre that’s made us sit up and take notice. more

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roy choi kogi bbq taco truck
Food & Drink

Roy Choi delivers the Flavour of Los Angeles

In 2008, Kogi BBQ Taco Truck took the new concept of Twitter and the unheard of food fusion of traditional Korean flavours between a Mexican taco and blew minds across Los Angeles. Now an icon of LA street food, Kogi BBQ serves up the kind of deliciousness you wish you could permanently hook up to your veins – tacos, burritos, dogs, quesadillas and sliders of short rib, spicy pork, chicken and tofu. The Short Rib Taco sees double-caramelised Korean barbecue ribs with salsa roja, coriander-onion-lime relish with Nappa Romaine coleslaw tossed in a chilli-soy vinaigrette and nestled between two crisply griddled homemade corn tortillas. The Kogi family also runs food truck and sit-down restaurant Chego in downtown LA. In this short interview, creator Roy Choi talks about how this revolutionary moment in LA food culture all started. Image via The Avant/Garde Diaries.   more

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two trees cold press coffee bicycle
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Have your cold press coffee delivered by bike

West End espresso bar Two Trees is raising funds via Pozible for a cold press delivery bike. Over the summer break, Two Trees was busy pumping out the cold press coffee for patrons, the preservative-free, natural, fairtrade and organic coffee a hit in our city’s heat. To make the cold press, coarsely ground beans are left to soak overnight, the slow process extracting any bitterness and acidity from the coffee. The black coffee is then topped up with Maleny or soy milk, with a smidge of vanilla added for sweetness. Wanting to bring this summer beverage to businesses in West End and Brisbane City, as well as weekend markets, Two Trees is opting for a nomadic bicycle with an attached cold trailer as its mode of transport. To support the team (and street food culture in general in Brisbane) pop over to the campaign here. more

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should i eat this shit?
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Discover what you should and shouldn’t eat

A typographically savvy website of food-related content, Should I eat this shit? lets you search for a food and then discover whether it’s good or bad for you. Searching for a simple fruit could bring up a plethora of varieties – fresh, canned, frozen, dried, juiced – the site then telling you all the positives (or negatives) to eating that particular foodstuff. For example, pineapple turned up positive results, but ginger beer is bad for you. Don’t try to search for odd, normally non-edible items like tree bark or nail polish – the site doesn’t have a funny bone. Next time you reach for that three-thirty-itis chocolate hit, ask the site if it’s really what you should be eating. more

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Monty's Chocolates, Brisbane City
Food & Drink

Monty’s Chocolates opens second store in Brisbane City

Paddington institution Monty’s Chocolates has opened a second store in Brisbane City, positioned conveniently close to Central Station. Tucked back from Edward Street, the new residence is larger than the original, with more seating inside and outside. Patrons can soak up a spot of sun in their lunch break, or settle inside, escaping the noisy streets. more

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Briki Espresso and Gelati Bar, St Lucia
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Briki Espresso and Gelati Bar opens in St Lucia

Briki Espresso and Gelati Bar has opened in St Lucia, a great spot for a late light breakfast followed by cool and creamy ice-cream. The gelati is by the folk over at Ascot locale Caffe e Gelato Milany, with flavours like Macadamia, Bounty, Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Surprise and Berry Cheesecake filling the cabinet. more

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The Banana Lounge, West End
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Vegan hub The Banana Lounge opens in West End

A new cafe has opened in West End catering to both vegan and raw diets. The Banana Lounge has taken over the space where The Realm Cafe used to sit on Boundary Street, pouring coffee with vegan-friendly milks and guaranteeing a meal or sweet treat made in an animal-free environment. more

Restaurants
Piaf, South Bank
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The Street Photographer: Piaf

Exuding simplicity and elegance across epicure and design, South Bank’s Piaf is a humble spot for a meal from breakfast through dinner. The first of Simon Livingstone’s culinary offerings, Piaf applies a modern take to French-inspired fare. Wood, dimly lit bulbs, and a white feature wall of a sparrow and helmet frame the experience, while a chalk-drawn map of France lists the origins of the restaurant’s wine list, with a solely French cheese selection to complement. Check out Piaf on The Street Photographer. more