Recipes
pear & gorgonzola crostini
Food & Drink

Make: Pear & Gorgonzola Crostini

Savoury meets sweet in this visual recipe for Pear & Gorgonzola Crostini. Meaning ‘little toasts’ in Italian, the crostini are topped with the sweet flavours of the honey and pear, complemented by the bite of the blue cheese. Make as an elegant snack pre-dinner party feast or simply as an afternoon treat. more

Bars
O'lea food bar, Woolloongabba
Food & Drink

New bar and foodie haunt Olea opens in Woolloongabba

Small bars are a golden invention. Design savvy and serving carefully curated offerings of liquor and foodstuffs, the small bar lets you indulge in superb offerings and be tucked back in bed just post midnight. The latest establishment to open under this pretense is O’lea in Woolloongabba. Posited along Stanley Street East, next door to Foxy Bean, O’lea is a suburban wine and beer bar, serving meals crafted from market-driven produce. more

Restaurants
Hatakaya Ramen, Sunnybank
Food & Drink

Try the traditional broths of Hakataya Ramen, Sunnybank

Analogous to a tiny ramen shop in downtown Tokyo, Hakataya Ramen transports diners straight to Nippon. Raw wooden panelling and two long wooden benches span the length of the narrow interior, with seats filled with hungry locals bringing bowls to their mouths to slurp delicious noodles – a traditional custom in Japan. more

Restaurants
dinesmart, south bank
Food & Drink

DineSmart at South Bank to help the homeless

While the festive season begins to envelop us in celebratory evenings out sipping champagne and toasting to a good year, it’s also a time for giving back and thinking of others. In the six weeks leading up to Christmas, restaurants the country over are participating in DineSmart, a national initiative to support the homeless in our local community. more

Recipes
picnic panzanella recipe
Food & Drink

Pack Panzanella for your next picnic

There can be many variations to a panzanella recipe. Traditional recipes see purely tomatoes and bread take to the mix, while more contemporary versions feature cucumber, capsicum, capers and anchovies. You could also use cooked chorizo or olives to add more indulgent flavours, while crisp cucumber and capsicum freshen the meal to a summery lightness. more

The Grocer
A Wolf in the Kitchen
Food & Drink

Discover A Wolf In The Kitchen at Rosalie Gourmet Market

Preserving the garden and orchard's bounty in vinegar, sugar and oil conserves has long been a seasonal ritual. The labourious process of slicing ingredients, heating delicious concoctions and transferring the precious creation into a jar is sometimes unattainable in our busy schedules. Alla Wolf-Tasker has endeavoured to provide time-poor folk with wholesome, homely tastes that celebrate artisan processes and wholesome family recipes. more

The Grocer
New York Farm City
Food & Drink

Urban agriculture: New York Farm City

Making the dream of urban farming a reality is Brooklyn Grange Farm in New York City. Posited across two rooftops in Brooklyn and Queens, Brooklyn Grange Farm cultivates herbs, vegetables, wild flowers, bees, chickens and more above the city. From a pop-up small farm in Brooklyn to a fully sustainable business, this urban farm is just one of many that provides to chefs’ kitchens and the local community’s pantries. This short documentary delves into the passions and dreams of the urban farming folk of New York. Image via Tender is the Bite. more


The Grocer
Stones Corner Market
Food & Drink

New Sunday market in Stones Corner

A new market mixing fresh produce and food with handmade goods has started up in Stones Corner. Located along the shopping strip at the corner of Old Cleveland and Logan Roads, the market will run on the first and third Sundays of the month. Wanderers can indulge in a scoop of ice-cream and pick a bunch of flowers for the kitchen table at home, while browsing through the stalls of fresh fruit and vegetables by local growers. Find an exotic array of Green Valley spices alongside specialty tea leaves, with Karbala Brothers German Sausages and Bahbah Foods also amongst the producers. Drop by from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm this Sunday. Image via Lonely Planet.   more

Coffee
Ltd espresso + brew bar, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Ltd espresso + brew bar opens in Fortitude Valley

Inspired by the act of sitting and being served at a bar for your well-crafted morning espresso in Italy, Ltd espresso + brew bar in Fortitude Valley is a purist coffee haunt. Predominately black and white, with touches of wood and mason-jar lighting, the minimalist interior at Ltd lets the coffee take focus. more

Restaurants
The Postale Society, Brisbane
Food & Drink

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

Treats
Good Food & Wine Show Brisbane
Food & Drink

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

Bars
Stokehouse, River Quay
Food & Drink

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

Recipes
Raw Food: Salted Chocolate Protein Bars
Food & Drink

Raw Food: Salted Chocolate Protein Bars

With lazing on the beach over Christmas lingering in the back of our minds, the last thing we want to do is reach for a calorie-filled slice of chocolate cake when three-thirty-itis comes calling. To get your chocolate fix, but in a healthy manner, whip up these raw protein bars, which are packed with the kind of goodness that will keep you energised throughout the afternoon and taste as good as any dessert. more

Coffee
The Usual: coffee creation in reverse
Food & Drink

The Usual: coffee creation in reverse

Set in the ever-cool coffee haunt of Comet Coffee in Ann Arbor, Michigan, The Usual is a short filmic creation by Charlie Dwyer. Delivered in reverse, the video shows the intimate details of the coffee-making process – beginning with the final product, followed by the process of creation, ending with the context-framing start of the cafe visit. Shot all in one take, this short will entice you with rich droplets of coffee from the machine and precise pouring of creamy milk. more

Cafes
Iced coffee
Food & Drink

Get the lowdown on iced coffee in Brisbane

The weather is warming and soon that morning cup of steaming joe is not going to be a pleasant experience unless you’re taking it in supreme igloo-like conditions. Enter: iced coffee. While an ice-cream-containing, cream-topped iced coffee might be some folks’ cup of tea, all that indulgence can sometimes be too much straight after rolling out of bed. This week we hunted down some of the best of the bottled, over ice and alternative cold coffee concoctions in Brisbane. more