Providore
Cheese merchant Le Fromage Yard opens a sharp new home in Morningside
Food & Drink

Cheese merchant Le Fromage Yard opens a sharp new home in Morningside

For the most part, those with a predilection for only the finest cheeses and smallgoods have to go far out of their way to source it. Fans of Le Fromage Yard’s imported delights relied on the vendor’s market appearances to get their fix, but now the cheese curators have settled in to a bricks-and-mortar space in Morningside. Reliably hawking the best in imported labels as well as some up-and-coming Australian names, Le Fromage Yard is a must-visit for any die-hard dairy lover. more

Providore
Craft Wine Store crosses the river and opens a new shop in Coorparoo
Food & Drink

Craft Wine Store crosses the river and opens a new shop in Coorparoo

For more than five years, Tony and Tanya Harper have been suppling Brisbane with some of the best boutique liquor around. From artisan spirits, craft beers and obscure wine labels, Craft Wine Store has earned it’s share of renown for only stocking the best. In good news for locals south of the Brisbane River, Craft Wine Store has now opened next to Coorparoo Square, offering its curated range and more space for covetable libations. more

Providore
Follow your nose to Short Order's sweet and savoury Newstead sanctuary
Food & Drink

Follow your nose to Short Order’s sweet and savoury Newstead sanctuary

Patrons standing on the corner of Skyring Terrace and Cunningham Street have reported a salivation-inducing scent springing from the newly opened Short Order at Haven Newstead, a smart new grab-and-go concept from the team behind Jocelyn’s Provisions. The overwhelming smell in question is emanating from Short Order’s piping-hot rotisserie, which is luring in patrons by the truckload and wowing them with a selection of savoury eats, take-home meals and smooth coffee. more

Providore
Little Paul’s Urban Food Market brings hearty and homemade food to Albion
Food & Drink

Little Paul’s Urban Food Market brings hearty and homemade food to Albion

As much as we love dining out on the town, there’s nothing quite like sitting down to a homemade meal. It’s not easy translating this experience to hospitality, but the family unit behind Little Paul’s in Albion makes it look like a cinch. This multi-faceted eatery not only plates up some scrumptious fare, but also doubles as a gourmet grocer, stocking imported goods that will help you take your home cooking to another level. more

Providore
Sip and snack on the finer things at Portside's Sense of Taste
Food & Drink

Sip and snack on the finer things at Portside’s Sense of Taste

We’re calling it – the age of the humble local bottle shop is over. Well, not over completely – there will always be a place for a quick pre-game pit-stop. But after seeing what is on offer at Portside’s newest food and drink emporium Sense of Taste, it’s going to be hard to settle for anything else. Sense of Taste is a home for experiences, not only material goods – where customers get sample some premium tastes in addition to stocking up on cheese, smallgoods, craft beer, fine wine and top-shelf spirits more

Providore
Source small-batch spirits and charcuterie from Malt Traders in South Bank
Food & Drink

Source small-batch spirits and charcuterie from Malt Traders in South Bank

One of the most reputable repositories of world-class liquors, craft beers and award-winning wines has expanded, opening a smart location tucked away on Little Stanley Street. Malt Traders South Bank is now operating – stocking a who’s who of specialised, limited-release drops as well as a moreish range of cheese and charcuterie to make your next South Bank sojourn extra memorable. more

Providore
Sit down to authentic, nonna-approved Italian at Yeronga’s Osteria Epoca
Food & Drink

Sit down to authentic, nonna-approved Italian at Yeronga’s Osteria Epoca

Wipe that Dolmio grin off your face – true Italian flavour can’t be found in a jar of red wine and herb sauce. To get the most authentic experience one must immerse themselves in the true home-style roots of Italian cuisine. The concept for Osteria Epoca in Yeronga was born at the dinner table, where helpings of homemade dishes brought endless happiness and satiated appetites. If you are keen to taste the real deal, Osteria Epoca is now open and is serving up primo pasta and plenty of gustoso gastronomic delights. more

Providore
Stock up on goodies at South Bank’s new grocer The Pantry on Grey
Food & Drink

Stock up on goodies at South Bank’s new grocer The Pantry on Grey

Like most visitors to South Bank we’ve been gradually craning our necks further skyward, watching as Southpoint nears closer and closer to completion. We can give our necks rest for the moment, as some of the development’s first retailers are on the cusp of opening their doors this Friday. The Pantry on Grey is an expansive and modern providore that is taking a multi-faceted approach to the grocery scene. From cold-pressed juice and cheese to bouquets of flowers and locally sourced meat – The Pantry on Grey has just about anything you could want on your trip to the shops, plus everything you didn’t know you needed until now. more


The Locals Next week:

Providore
The Weekend Series: take a cheese roadtrip
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: take a cheese roadtrip

Often when we take a roadtrip, there's a spectacular something waiting for us at the end. Sure, there's picturesque views and amusement parks ... or you could drive straight to cheese wonderland. This weekend, gather your fellow turophiles (yes, there's a word for people like you) and head out to a local cheesemaker. Here are five we recommend ... more