Winer smoothie recipe from Collected Winter Recipes
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Winter smoothie recipe

In Queensland, smoothies are usually a year-round staple – a refreshing blended fruit concoction that satisfies both hunger and tastebuds. For those in Scandinavia, chilled smoothies in winter could mean a case of internal frostbite, which is probably why they've developed their own winter take on the smoothie. For a chilly Sunday morning, try this recipe for a Winter Smoothie from Collected Winter Recipes by Kristin Hove. more

Restaurants
The Street Photographer: Deer Duck Bistro
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The Street Photographer: Deer Duck Bistro

A restaurant fit for Marie Antoinette, Deer Duck Bistro in Auchenflower is a quirky mix of French Renaissance furniture and paste-ups by local street artist Barek. With rich and complex cuisine to match the flamboyant decor, you can soak up the old-world charm while enjoying the modern Australian-European menu as the sun sets over Milton Road. While the street may be bustling outside, time appears to stand still within this decadent restaurant, possibly a testament to the time and effort executed in delivering slowly perfected fresh fare and a highly embellished interior. With dishes like the Black Angus Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with Shallot Vinaigrette, Tuna Mayonnaise, Quail Eggs, Baby Capers and Duck Fat Potato Chips followed by the Anisette of Wild Rabbit with Braised Rabbit Leg Terrine, Rabbit Loin, Foie Gras, Brioche, Pumpkin Puree, Oyster Mushroom and Maderia Jus, you’ll… more

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The fanciful general store Bread & Butter opens in Bulimba
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The fanciful general store Bread & Butter opens in Bulimba

Waking early, while the kids were still tucked in bed, Dad would walk up to the corner shop for the weekend papers, a loaf of bread and a stick of butter. Returning to a buzzing household, the portions of fresh hot bread would be divvied up, a cube of butter melting onto each warm slice, topped off with a drizzle of honey. more

Cafes
Green Papaya’s little sister Pawpaw opens in Woolloongabba
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Green Papaya’s little sister Pawpaw opens in Woolloongabba

Thai and Balinese restaurant Green Papaya in Woolloongabba has spawned a hip younger sister cafe, located in what used to be the cavernous function room. While it's best to enter through the door off the back carpark, it is very tempting to climb through the floor-to-ceiling open windows where coffee-drinking folk are soaking up some rays on Potts Street. more

Bars
The Street Photographer: Junk Bar
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The Street Photographer: Junk Bar

A hole-in-the-wall bar nestled in suburban Ashgrove, Junk Bar filled the void in quieter, outer-skirts drinking holes when it opened in 2010. Like stepping back in time to a secluded gin club in the 1970s, Junk Bar picks up where older brother venue The Troubadour left off, run by the same vinyl-loving chap Jamie Trevaskis. Decked out with cosy velvet love seats, lamps passed down from grandma and a forest mural, the lights are kept super dim for ultimate slinky martini-filled evenings. Frequented by many a musician and north-west-side folk, Junk Bar is a mesh of old-time tunes, cool, calm and collected staff and sinful cocktails. Check out Junk Bar on The Street Photographer. more

Cafes
The French toast tradition at Anouk, Paddington
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The French toast tradition at Anouk, Paddington

There are some breakfast spots where, no matter how extensive and mouthwatering a menu appears, you will always choose that same, favourite dish. Whether stuffed with sugar-coated fruit or topped with smoky slices of bacon, the layers of spongey, egg-fried bread on the morning menu at Anouk in Paddington are seductively impassable. more

Cafes
Local Black Sheep Coffee chosen by Gordon Ramsay
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Local Black Sheep Coffee chosen by Gordon Ramsay

The black sheep of the family is usually the odd one out, a bit of a wayward soul. But while there’s nothing disreputable about Black Sheep Coffee, this local coffee roaster was indeed a little different when it started up five years ago, hand-roasting fairtrade, specialty beans before Brisbane’s coffee awareness truly picked up. more


Restaurants
The Street Photographer: Public
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The Street Photographer: Public

Old-world apothecary meets New York loft apartment is the distinct and character-exuding feel of city restaurant Public. One half of the team behind Woolloongabba bar Canvas, Bonnie Shearston and Tom Sanceau opened the doors on their new food venture in March and have been busy winning awards and pumping out the Kentucky Fried Duck ever since. Pop in for Canvas-worthy cocktails from 3:00 pm on Saturday, meet Kevin the taxidermy peasant and marvel at the cool prints, old bottles and bizarre knick knacks, while sampling the creative flavour fusions and twists on homestyle, family-favourite dinners. Check out Public on The Street Photographer.   more

Recipes
Start your Saturday with homemade baked beans
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Start your Saturday with homemade baked beans

What is a cupboard or breakfast without baked beans? Nothing, according to chef and restauranteur Matt Wilkinson. From Mr Wilkinson's Favourite Vegetables: A Cookbook To Celebrate The Seasons, this homemade baked beans recipe is taken from the menu at Matt's popular Melbourne sandwich haunt Pope Joan. more

Cafes
Warm up with porridge at Symposium Cafe, Five Sisters, Cup
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Warm up with porridge at Symposium Cafe, Five Sisters, Cup

Goldilocks was pretty particular when it came to the type of porridge she ate. Though we gather the first two she tasted weren’t lavished in toppings of poached fruit, dollops of honey and sprinkles of spices, making the final flavoursome bowl a sure winner. The Weekend Edition went in search of Brisbane’s best porridge and this is what we found … more

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London Xpress Cafe opens in Woolloongabba
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London Xpress Cafe opens in Woolloongabba

When you’re on the go in Woolloongabba, a long lunch at one of the more affluent restaurants isn’t exactly a time-conscious option. But if a quick bite with a British twist sounds like your cup of tea, head over to the newly nestled London Xpress Cafe in the umbrella-lamp-lined antique precinct on Logan Road. more

Bars
Expand your bier awareness at Bavarian Bier Cafe
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Expand your bier awareness at Bavarian Bier Cafe

Before the invention of thermometers, beer brewers would dip a thumb or finger into their hop concoctions to determine the right temperature for adding yeast. Too hot and the yeast would die, too cold and the yeast wouldn’t grow. This was the brewer’s version of the age-old saying, ‘rule of thumb’. more

Recipes
Traditional Ricotta Cannoli recipe
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Traditional Ricotta Cannoli recipe

Originally from Sicily, cannoli are one of the most famous of southern Italian pastries and also one of the most decadent. Your Sunday afternoon will be all the more sweet with these Traditional Ricotta Cannoli from Antonio & Lucia: Recipes and Stories from my Australian Calabrian Kitchen by Riccardo Momesso. more

Cafes
Time for tea at The Cobble Stone Tea House, New Farm
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Time for tea at The Cobble Stone Tea House, New Farm

Since the invention of the mug, grandmothers, nanas and great ladies alike have been turning up their noses at this un-dainty option for enjoying a cup of tea. The petite handle on a china cup, so delicate that one is forced to raise a pinky from lack of handle space, brings the warm, comforting liquid to perfectly measured flavour when gracing a delicate teacup. more