Recipes
Faina
Food & Drink

Add Fainá to your afternoon cheese board

A traditional foodstuff of Argentina and Uruguay is Fainá – a flatbread with notes of pepper made from chickpea flour. A great gluten-free option for cheese boards, fainá can also be served with toppings, though is traditionally served as an accompaniment to pizza – a little triangular slice sitting atop your larger pizza portion. Chickpea or garbanzo bean flour can be found at most health food stores. We picked up ours from Wray Organic. more

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Brewing Coffee at Home
Food & Drink

Watch: Tips for brewing coffee at home

Put that instant freeze-dried, store-bought coffee away. You’re better than that. And with so many great independent coffee roasters on our doorstep, you should know better too. Melbourne’s Market Lane Coffee has put together these nifty videos exploring the equipment and processes behind creating pour over and aeropress coffees at home. To mimic these magical cups of happiness in your own kitchen, get yourself kitted up with all the essential bits and bobs – a kettle, grinder, pour-over cone, filters, aeropress – and a fresh bag of beans from your local roastery-cafe and start brewing your own morning drop with proud knowledge and soon-to-be-expert skill. more

Bakeries
Chester Street Kitchen, Newstead
Food & Drink

Damian Griffiths opens Chester Street Kitchen in Newstead

Taking over the space where Greek pie shop Spanakopita dwelled in Newstead, hotelier and foodie Damian Griffiths has created Chester Street Kitchen – a neighbourhood cafe serving up rustic, home-style food. With an air of a gourmet bakery, Chester Street Kitchen offers breakfast provisions like Granola with Yoghurt and Compote and All Press coffee, with lunchtime taste-pleasers of Beef and Vintage Ale Pies, Spiced Pork Quiche and fresh salads like Chickpea, Pumpkin and Eggplant with Dukkah Dressing gracing the cabinet. more

Cafes
Gaviato's, Woolloongabba
Food & Drink

New cafe Gaviato’s opens at Woolloongabba

A new resident has popped up ever so quickly in the Woolloongabba antique precinct, filling the gap left by the sadly departed Five Sugars and Piece Together. New cafe Gaviato’s serves up creamy Campos coffee and an array of gluten-free treats. more

Bars
Oktoberfest Brisbane
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Don liederhosen for pretzels and beer at Oktoberfest

Traditionally, Oktoberfest is a 16-day celebration of all things Bavarian and beer-related held (funnily enough) in September. If you couldn’t afford the plane fare this year to reach its home in Munich, don’t fret, as Brisbane hosts its own version, which is just as popular as the original. more

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Flamingo Cafe, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Flamingo Cafe

Founding Winn Lane denizen Flamingo Cafe is a colourful melee of retro furniture, astroturf and kitsch, well-crafted food. Specials of the day are scribbled in coloured chalk on the counter front, while the benchtop brims with decadent cookies, brownies and muffins. Rich milky concoctions grace the menu, with the salted caramel shake or avocado, banana, soy, nutmeg and honey smoothie rating among favourites. A new spring menu sees all-day brunch offerings like a Field Mushroom with Brie, Spinach and Parmesan Crust on grain bread satisfy diners while catching up with friends, or pit-stopping to-or-from the swell independent stores co-habiting Winn Lane. Check out Flamingo Cafe on The Street Photographer. more


Recipes
Baked Brie, Prosciutto, Pears recipe
Food & Drink

Indulge in Prosciutto-wrapped Baked Brie with Pears

As the weather warms and summer beckons the year forth, we start to dream of afternoons in the kitchen with family and friends, before relaxing into a dusk dinner party. A rich appetiser where the ingredients acquire a whole new level of indulgence once baked, this recipe for prosciutto-wrapped baked brie served with roasted pears and walnuts will kick off any summer soiree with decadence. more

Bars
Alfred & Constance Pork, Cork & Fork Festival
Food & Drink

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

Cafes
Plaza Theatre Cafe high tea
Food & Drink

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 Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe, Fortitude Valley
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The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe reopens in Fortitude Valley

West End expat The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe has reopened in Fortitude Valley, situated within a restored 1930s bacon factory. Home to adjoining artist studio space The Meat Locker, with Fries Need Mayonnaise and Ion Design already quite settled in, The Bacon Factory is now, too, home to the renewed The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe. more

Treats
The Feast Brisbane
Food & Drink

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

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fried chicken recipe
Food & Drink

Fried chicken turns fanciful in this Japanese-style recipe

Kara-age is the common name for Japanese-style fried chicken and, like gyoza and ramen, falls into the wafu-chuka family – the name given to Chinese-influenced Japanese food. From Zenbu Zen by Jane Lawson, this version of tori to gobo no kara-age includes burdock root in the coating and an addictive sweet and tangy sauce. Serve with lemon wedges and a little sea salt on the side. more

Cafes
Divisione Tecnica, Newstead
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Divisione Tecnica

Tucked off the main drag in the industrial precinct of Newstead is cafe and espresso machine workshop Divisione Tecnica. A hub for repairs of domestic and commercial espresso machines, buying shiny coffee numbers for your home or business and, of course, drinking coffee, Divisione Tecnica is passionate about a crisp brew. Run by Steven, Daniel and Michael, Divisione Tecnica has only been around for a year and a half and already caters to about 600 businesses along the coast. Having worked in coffee companies, behind a machine and started their own cafes, the Divisione Tecnica lads wanted to get to know the technical side of coffee. Around the space recycled elements speak out amongst the design, like wooden crates and old doors as tables. Check out Divisione Tecnica on The Street Photographer. more

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tzatziki recipe
Food & Drink

Watch: Tzatziki made easy

A fun way to get kids helping in the kitchen – they’ll love squishing up the cucumber by hand – this visual Tzatziki recipe shows the Olive Us kids creating the cool Greek dip from scratch. A refreshing snack or accompaniment to grilled meats, serve your homemade tzatziki with crispy, fresh vegetables, crusty bread or crackers. more