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The Postale Society, Brisbane
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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

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Stokehouse, River Quay
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The Street Photographer: Stokehouse Q

Modern angles meet rich timber in the contemporary design of Stokehouse Q at River Quay. Vibrant orange and green tones contrast sleek grey seating and crisp white tablecloths among the immaculately set tables. Fresh breezes sweep off the water as you soak up river and city views from the restaurant or riverside deck. The adjoining Stoke Bar keeps things casual, with the street-side wooden nook perfect for lounging with a well-crafted cocktail. One to embrace local seasonal produce, Stokehouse is highlighting strawberries on the dessert menu this month. Check out Stokehouse Q on The Street Photographer. more

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Bacchus, South Bank
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Pool-meets-restaurant Bacchus opens at South Bank

Named after the Roman God of food, wine and good times, a new restaurant, bar and pool concept has opened at South Bank. Designed by LA-based Tracy Beckmann, the Bacchus interior features chandeliers and Italian draperies, while rich tones of chocolate and cream mesh within the furniture, the rooms warmed by ambient lighting. more

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Melbourne Cup Lunch Brisbane
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Plan a festive Melbourne Cup luncheon

A day of long lunches and cheery sips of Champagne, Melbourne Cup is right around the corner. If you’re lucky enough to have the day (or half day) off work here in Brisbane, we’ve put together a little list of potential waterfront luncheon and race-watching locales for Tuesday November 6. more


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Alfred & Constance Pork, Cork & Fork Festival
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Alfred & Constance host preview Pork, Cork & Fork Festival

Wandering through the mass of brightly coloured fashions gracing shops’ shelves at the moment, one can’t help but feel an essence of tropical tiki times is in the air. Embracing this festive spring spirit head on is soon-to-be-opened venue Alfred & Constance. Hosting a second pop-up restaurant and tiki bar this weekend, the Alfred & Constance Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will be taking over the park adjacent to the new venue in Fortitude Valley. Running from 12:00–10:00 pm both Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13, the Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will give punters a preview of the rustic food this gastro pub and tiki bar will offer when it opens on October 25. Serving handmade sweet treats, woodfired meats, spring salads and roast vegetables, the Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will also feature tiki jam-jar cocktails from the White Lightning TIKI Bar within this… more

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Malt Dining
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The Street Photographer: Malt Dining

Wenley House has a deeply ingrained history of housing fresh produce in Brisbane. Built in 1865 Wenley House was the state’s first market open to the public. Horses drew carriages of fresh produce up from the Brisbane River for three years before demand outgrew the site. The markets then moved to Roma St Parklands before flourishing to a final expansive site at Rocklea, where locals continue to visit each Saturday morning. Situated on Market Street in the city, Wenley House acts as a reminder to where it all began, with its current tenant Malt Dining devoted to keeping the story alive. Maintaining the raw, exposed brick and original timber flooring, Malt Dining preserved the building’s history when it moved in, using these handsome architectural pillars to shape an atmosphere of rustic sophistication. Exquisite flavours converge on the finely curated menu of the upstairs restaurant,… more

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Ya Ya Bar and Eatery, Samford
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New spring menu at Ya Ya Bar and Eatery, Samford

A quick trip to the serene mountainside can be good for renewing the city-dweller soul – revelling in the fresh air, the smell of nature, the quiet. Without leaving Brisbane, you can happen upon the sleepy little suburb of Samford, which – upon closer inspection – isn’t so sleepy. more

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Foxy Bean, East Brisbane
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The Street Photographer: Foxy Bean

In the three short months since reopening a refurbished and expanded cafe space, Woolloongabba favourite Foxy Bean has perfected the morning run and is ready to let its saucy, sundown spouse Foxy Drop shine. Open Thursday to Sunday nights, Foxy Drop is a wine and tapas bar, where diners can indulge in a wine and cheese platter or two among the husky, dapper interior or soak up the afternoon ambience in the astroturfed courtyard outside. Start with the Louisianna Hot Ribs, followed by the Grilled Spatchcock and close with the Foxy Mess for dessert. This weekend will see the live-music Sunday session kick off at 2:00 pm with local group The Willow Seed. Check out Foxy Bean on The Street Photographer. more

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Steamed dumpling bar
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Dumpling bar Steamed opens in Brisbane City

Just on a year ago, a couple of cross-cultured cowboys decided fresh Chinese jiaozi (pronounced j-ou-za) was a much-needed addition to the Brisbane food diet. Starting out with a market stall at the Jan Power's Farmers Markets, Kevin and David have now expanded their steamed Chinese dumpling business to a permanent haunt in Brisbane City. more

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Conflict Kitchen combines politics and street food
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Conflict Kitchen combines politics and street food

A unique concept located in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that serves cuisine from the countries the United States is in conflict with. Featuring many cuisines Pittsburg has never seen amongst its restaurant scape, Conflict Kitchen has served Cuban, Venezuelan, Afghan and Iranian authentic street food since opening in 2010. more

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Diner en Blanc
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White-themed picnic Diner en Blanc pop-ups in Brisbane

The Australian premiere of the world-renowned white-themed picnic Diner en Blanc is being held in Brisbane this weekend. A mystery picnic where the location is kept secret until the last minute, Diner en Blanc will see local foodies dressed in elegant white outfits, with baskets of goodies tucked on their arms, disembark on an undisclosed location for an evening of epicurean delight and frivolity. Held annually in 20 cities across five continents, this exclusive French affair is happening in Brisbane on September 1, before tiptoeing across to Sydney on October 18. more