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should i eat this shit?
Food & Drink

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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Botanica, Red Hill
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Real-food nook Botanica opens in Red Hill

A wonderland for the health conscious, the resolution pledger and the fresh-food lover, Botanica is a charming new foodie nook offering takeaway salads and sweet treats. Situated along Enoggera Terrace in Red Hill, Botanica is the creation of former chefs Alison and Brett Hutley. more

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Noosa Chocolate Factory, Brisbane City
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Noosa Chocolate Factory sets up shop in Brisbane City

For those of us who are avid chocoholics, the passionate ritual involved in chocolate consumption will be all too familiar. Each bite into a sweet, velvety cube is a whimsical and indulgent sensory journey, revealing unique favours and textures that cause your tastebuds to stand to attention. more

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iced tea brisbane
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Follow our quest for Brisbane’s best iced tea

On a muggy summer day, it can be difficult to comprehend the logic behind the theory that drinking hot tea can help you cool down by making the body sweat a little – especially when the heat is such that you can already feel beads of sweat forming before you’ve even thought about boiling the kettle. The solution? Iced tea. more

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ACQTASTE magazine
Food & Drink

More food between the sheets with ACQTASTE

ACQTASTE (Acquired Taste Magazine) is a new publication out of Toronto and acts as a voice for the current food movement, illustrating our current food culture in its most honest form. Aiming to redefine the idea of a food magazine, ACQTASTE appeals to both the passionate foodie and connoisseur, and draws focus to the intersection where food culture meets design, art, architecture, fashion, film and music. Its online presence features regular photos, films and content that have and continue to inspire ACQTASTE’s print form. Dedicated food lovers can pick up a copy of Issue 1 from magnation. more

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Ice Blocks
Food & Drink

Discover artisan iced treats this summer

When you were a youngster, summer meant several things: school holidays, cooling off under the sprinkler and icy poles. As we grow up into adults, however, school holidays are no longer an option and it’s suddenly not so cute (or eco friendly) to frolic under the sprinkler in your underwear. When trying to capture the essence of the carefree summer days of childhood, try savouring a frosty iced treat instead. more


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The Gourmand magazine
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Read sumptuous food compendium The Gourmand

New literary creation The Gourmand combines food and culture into one neat, caress-worthy package. Taking an innovative and creative approach to the form of each article, interview or artistic musing, The Gourmand delves past the pretty stylised food shots and beautifully constructed flavours of a foodie’s dream land and into the culture of food and the different means of taking pleasure from all things consumable. Based in London, The Gourmand was inspired by the universal subject of food and the influx of new restaurants, cafes, markets and ingredients at our fingertips. Issue 01 has just come out, with Issue 00 still available online. Image via Eye Magazine. more

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HK Honey
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Discover the good deeds of HK Honey

Founded by product designer Michael Leung, HK Honey brings together beekeepers, artists and designers to install and maintain hives amongst the high-rise apartments of Hong Kong. Connecting local people with local beekeepers and supplying them with local honey, HK Honey brings people closer to the origins of their food in a city that lacks green space. more

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The Golden Pig, Newstead
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The Street Photographer: The Golden Pig

By day, the back streets of Newstead are an industrial jungle of comings and goings. But at dusk, the streets grow quiet, the quiet surrounds allowing the kitchen at The Golden Pig Food & Wine School to create the noise. The cavernous warehouse space has been transformed into an architecturally savvy environment, combining all the gadgets and gizmos of a professional chef, with lush hanging gardens and white walls. A space to learn from scratch, pick up neat tips or perfect your hand at a particular cuisine, The Golden Pig lets you create masterpieces in the kitchen, before feasting upon your handiwork. Check out The Golden Pig on The Street Photographer.   more

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Good Food & Wine Show Brisbane
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Good Food & Wine Show celebrates local produce

The Good Food & Wine Show is in town this weekend, wrapping up its nationwide tour with a program fit to tickle every food fancy. From Friday to Sunday, food stalls, cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and book signings will be the order of the day at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre as the Good Food & Wine Show celebrates great local produce. more

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Bee one third
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Bee One Third brings urban beekeeping to Brisbane

Introducing rooftop hives to Brisbane’s inner city and suburban areas is Bee One Third. The creation of part-time beekeepers Jack Wilson and Kat Skull, Bee One Third aims to increase local denizens’ awareness of food origin and miles as well as save the beloved honeybee. more

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Get philanthropic with Boxed Water Is Better
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Get philanthropic with Boxed Water Is Better

Like the Italians are teaching us that coffee (good coffee) can come in a can, the Americans are letting us in on the little secret that water is better when boxed. Inspired to create a brand of bottled water that is better for the environment, Michigan-based Benjamin Gott came up with boxed water. Boxed Water Is Better delivers your packaged, transportable hydration source in sustainable, recyclable packaging, where the cardboard is made from trees from certified, well-managed forests. Boxed Water Is Better even donates 10% of its profits to reforestation foundations, with another 10% donated to water relief foundations. Pick up your carton of cool, refreshing boxed H2O from Southside Tea Room.   more

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Can You Keep A Secret, Greenslopes
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The Bun Mobile pops up at Can You Keep A Secret

Once a month, The Bun Mobile has been popping up at Greenslopes vintage go-to Can You Keep A Secret, serving up steamed buns out the front of this cool clothing haunt. Now occurring every fortnight, the roaming steamed buns are set to grace the store this Thursday evening from 6:00 pm. Punters can hang out in the store’s comfy lounge area or laze about the tables and chairs set up on the pavement to enjoy their dinner, before having a look through the new vintage threads in store. BYO beverages are welcome if you want to sit and make an evening of it, with Can You Keep A Secret open until 8:00 pm on these bun-filled Thursdays. Can You Keep A Secret 653 Logan Road, Greenslopes Ph: 07 3847 2956 more

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Street Food Australia
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Help bring the street food culture to Brisbane

When you’re travelling overseas, sometimes it’s the simplest, cheapest of meals that can be the most rewarding. Wrapped in a serviette or served on paper plates, street food delivers the flavours and culture at the heart of a country. Sydney has the Veggie Patch Van and Melbourne has the Taco Truck and, until Hellhound Hotdogs and The Bun Mobile rolled along, Brisbane was feeling a little out of the loop. more

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Plaza Theatre Cafe high tea
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Indulge in high tea at the Plaza Theatre Cafe, Paddington

The vintage-loving ladies over at Paddington Antique Centre’s Plaza Theatre Cafe have dubbed October the month of high tea, launching a new menu for the occasion. Amongst the new high tea offerings are finger sandwiches, frittatas, sweet cakes and friands. And high tea wouldn’t be complete without warm, fluffy scones topped with lashings of strawberry jam and dollops of cream. A cheeky addition to this graceful luncheon is Sandy’s smooth Pannacotta & Campari Jelly Shots. With tea served in fine bone china, treats upon a traditional three-tiered stand and linen napkins for dabbing lightly at your lipstick post sip of tea, these elegant afternoon outings are for ladies and dapper lads alike. more

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The Feast Brisbane
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Sprout good ideas and action good deeds at The Feast

The Feast is a new global movement revolving around the notion of breaking bread with others and sprouting ideas for projects that can help make the world a better place. Bringing people together over the common ground of good food, The Feast connects those with drive to put ideas into action to make a difference to the world in a positive way. Held worldwide on Friday October 5, this dinner party will be popping up at West End’s The Burrow here in Brisbane. Partakers in the Brisbane hub dinner at The Burrow will enjoy entrees and mains, with Home Festival’s Annie Te Whiu and local councillor Helen Abrahams the guest speakers for the evening. Ideas engineers can also hold their own dinner parties, with the meaningful actions and concepts for change brewed at dinner collated as part of the Social Innovation Conference in New York. The aim is that these gathered global plans will… more