Recipes
spring salad recipe
Food & Drink

Superfoods combine in this Spring Salad

Spring is a time for new beginnings and renewal. With the weather now warmer, that lunchtime bowl of soup or hearty curry will no longer satisfy, as thoughts of fresh salads and juicy fruits plant seeds in our minds. Try this Spring Salad recipe full of healthy, superfood ingredients and lots of colour to keep things interesting. more

Cafes
Foxy Bean, East Brisbane
Food & Drink

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

Recipes
shibuya toast recipe
Food & Drink

Sweet treat: Shibuya Toast

Hailing from the Shibuya shopping and nightlife district of Tokyo, Shibuya Toast is a Japanese version of French toast. Decadent in appearance and the result of a loving, lengthy process when made from scratch, Shibuya Toast is a mountainous dish of fried bread, maple syrup, cream, ice-cream and strawberries. The seductive motions of making the bread from scratch in this visual recipe lure you in, before being completely enveloped in sweetness and decadence. Start the process at the beginning of the day, letting the aroma of freshly baked bread waft through the house, before devouring with friends for afternoon tea. more

Bars
Tippler's Tap, Newstead
Food & Drink

Craft beer joint Tippler’s Tap opens in Newstead

Home to Chicago-style comfort food and a hefty selection of craft beer is the newly opened Tippler's Tap at Newstead. With its official opening this Friday night, Tippler’s Tap is an exciting new addition to the boutique-brews scape, pulling a rotating, un-contracted curation of 10 tap beers and (currently) 72 bottles. more


Restaurants
Steamed dumpling bar
Food & Drink

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

Recipes
spring smoothie recipe
Food & Drink

Sip on a sweet smoothie this spring

The weather is warming up and there’s nothing more satisfying then a cool breakfast beverage to replace your warm porridge of a morning. Without forgoing your beloved oats, add a handful to this health-packed smoothie at breakfast or as quick afternoon snack. Spirulina is full of antioxidants, while the vegan pea protein will give you an energy boost. We’ve also used coconut water and almond milk as vegan substitutes to milk. more

Cafes
Bungalow 4171, Hawthorne
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The Street Photographer: Bungalow 4171

Bungalow 4171 came as a welcome breakfast addition to the eastside when it opened a few months ago. While diners arrived in excited flurries, a relaxed ambience continued to emanate from the calm cream facade. Blending shabby vintage chairs with decadent teal and gold wallpaper, Bungalow 4171 combines old-world charm with a touch of Art Deco glam. Cream tiles lining the wall behind the counter mimic ornate plaster ceilings, while precious peacock features spill out of a vase. A row of wooden deck chairs face the street outside, with armrests sufficient for holding small plates of homemade goodies and pots of tea. Kids are welcome and will enjoy the Kiddliwinks menu and milkshakes served in retro glasses with striped paper straws, while grown-ups devour the rustic, home-style meals and Genovese coffee. Check out Bungalow 4171 on The Street Photographer. more

Cafes
brown dog cafe, woolloongabba
Food & Drink

Take puppy to breakfast at Saabi, Brown Dog and Slinky

While you’re at work during the week, man’s best friend is usually cooped up at home. So when the weekend rolls around, it’s nice to be able to take your pooch along for a sunny breakfast outdoors and spend some time together, while you enjoy your slowed-down weekend morning meal. We’ve compiled a list of cafes that will happily permit puppy visitors. more

Recipes
vietnamese coffee
Food & Drink

Watch: How to make Vietnamese Coffee

This short video shows the techniques and ingredients that go into making a solid cup of coffee, Vietnamese style. Sweetened with condensed milk, Vietnamese coffee traditionally uses coffee from a tin, but we’d recommend buying a bag of freshly ground beans from a local roaster. The filtered coffee slowly drips into the condensed milk before being stirred together. With the filtered drip method taking a little longer than your usual barista does steaming your latte milk, whipping up a glass of this sweet coffee at home isn’t for the average morning, but a slowly crafted treat for weekends. more

Bars
Fourth Wall, Fortitude Valley
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New bar Fourth Wall opens in Fortitude Valley

The fourth wall in theatre terms is the imaginary boundary between the stage and audience – an invisible frontier that grants a glimpse into an imaginary abyss that straddles reality and a dream. Standing outside and looking in through the glass front of new Fortitude Valley bar Fourth Wall, you will be transported to this otherworldly place. more

The Grocer
Gourmet corner shop Dan & Andy's Hawthorne Garage opens
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Gourmet corner shop Dan & Andy’s Hawthorne Garage opens

An epicurean cavern nestled along Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne Garage presents a world of grandiose provisions and delicious coffee for the local passerby. Open early and closing late, Hawthorne Garage is the perfect pit stop for nine-to-fivers, with easy lunch options of pre-packaged soups, salads and rolls, as well as tubs of muesli and yoghurt for breakfast or a treat. more

Bars
The Kitty, Brisbane City
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Discover new slinky bar The Kitty in Brisbane City

With touches of gold throughout the decor, new inner-city bar The Kitty echoes tones of elegance and class. Serving top-shelf spirits, classic cocktails and premium beers, The Kitty is housed within the historic walls of the Treasury Casino, bringing the opportunity for a 24/7 swill to Brisbane’s shores. more

Cafes
the roastery cafe, south brisbane
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: The Roastery Cafe

While the smell of roasting coffee wafts from the roasting half of the converted warehouse, accents of red, white and yellow catch the eye at The Roastery Cafe. Taking appearance seriously, The Roastery Cafe has ensured its latte art isn’t the only thing to be hitting top design notes since opening in March this year. Workers cage lights hang above the shiny La Marzocco machine, while a rustic wooden communal table sits in the middle of the cafe space. Colourful stools span the length of a wooden bench on one side, the trio of hues continuing the theme to the alleyway seating space out the back of the cafe. Here exposed brick wall meets vibrant street art – a pleasant spot to sip on one of Rouge Coffee’s four refined blends or a Tea Drop tea. Check out The Roastery Cafe on The Street Photographer. more

Restaurants
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