Recipes
Colourful Quinoa Salad recipe
Food & Drink

Pack a cool lunch of Colourful Quinoa Salad

The days have been uncomfortably hot the past week, and with our new-year self-promises of embodying only the healthiest of rituals, a cool salad is just the ticket when lunchtime rolls around. This flavourful salad is both satisfying and super healthy, and can be enjoyed with some ingredients still warm or entirely cold for a refreshing summer meal. more

The Grocer
zucchini flowers
Food & Drink

The Grocer: Zucchini Flowers

To some, zucchini might just be the overrated winter cousin of the cucumber but, in truth, zucchinis have a lot more to offer. It’s the sunny flowers of this vegetable that are a surprisingly popular ingredient for chefs around the world, with the decadent piece able to be fried, stuffed and grilled. more

Restaurants
Piaf, South Bank
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Piaf

Exuding simplicity and elegance across epicure and design, South Bank’s Piaf is a humble spot for a meal from breakfast through dinner. The first of Simon Livingstone’s culinary offerings, Piaf applies a modern take to French-inspired fare. Wood, dimly lit bulbs, and a white feature wall of a sparrow and helmet frame the experience, while a chalk-drawn map of France lists the origins of the restaurant’s wine list, with a solely French cheese selection to complement. Check out Piaf on The Street Photographer. more

Cafes
Tall Short Espresso, Paddington
Food & Drink

Tall Short Espresso pops up in Paddington

The roaming red VW kombi serving a mean drop of coffee that is Tall Short Espresso has opened a static version in Paddington. Walking along Latrobe Terrace, passersby will notice the fresh signage and red and black seating soaking up some rays outside the new space. Inside, the espresso bar features the brand’s signature red across the vibrant machine and comfy cushions, while the much-loved gingerbread men cookies are joined by a few cakes and other sweet treats. If you’re city-bound, the nomadic version is still based in Eagle Lane down near Eagle Street Pier from Monday to Friday. Tall Short Espresso 35 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington Open: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm more

Restaurants
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Food & Drink

Watch: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Situated within a subway station in Tokyo, Sukiyabashi Jiro is the first restaurant of its kind to receive a three-star Michelin Guide rating. A ten-seat, sushi-only restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro is the creation of Jiro Ono, regarded as the world’s greatest sushi chef. Bookings need to be made months in advance to visit, with the reward for your patience being fresh seafood that’s sliced and chopped to perfection, displayed as tiny works of art before you. Delve into the world of sushi master Jiro and Sukiyabashi Jiro in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Image via Cinespect. more

Cafes
The Single Guys, Kenmore
Food & Drink

The Single Guys opens at Kenmore

Kenmore has gained a new coffee haunt with the opening of The Single Guys. Run by gents Ben Graham and Scott Wilson, The Single Guys delivers fine coffee and a simple menu among minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired surrounds. more

Cafes
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

Cafes
Gramercy Espresso & Eats, Brisbane City
Food & Drink

Gramercy Espresso & Eats opens in Wintergarden

With its name inspired by Gramercy Park – a two-acre fenced-in private park in Manhattan – Gramercy Espresso & Eats is a new cafe nook located off the Edward Street laneway entrance of Wintergarden. Taken from grand merci in Old French, ‘gramercy’ also means to express gratitude or surprise. more


Cafes
Captains of Industry, Melbourne
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Captains of Industry, Melbourne

Tucked down a laneway in Melbourne’s CBD is Captains of Industry, an alcove of traditional men’s outfitting and modern dining. Combining a barbershop, shoemaker, tailor and cafe all in one, Captains of Industry is a haven for those with a penchant for all things bespoke and handmade, with a drop of coffee on the side. Men’s grooming products– including Brisbane’s own Uppercut Deluxe – grace the shelves, along with a selection of rich leather goods. Spend some time lingering over a glass of wine at one of the window seats observing the bustling streets below or face the room and let your eye gently wander over the old Singer sewing machines, well-loved wooden tables, photos, vintage boxing gloves and other gentlemanly paraphernalia. Check out Captains of Industry on The Street Photographer. more

Recipes
fajitas recipe
Food & Drink

Tuck into a Fajita feast this summer

From a tangy of a drizzle of lime to a hint of coriander, a Mexican feast is filled with enticing flavours that happily mingle on your tastebuds. When planning a light dish for summer entertaining, fajitas are a simple option that will please both vegetarian and carnivorous guests. Fill the table with fresh tortillas, meats and salad ingredients, and allow guests to build their own meal. more

Restaurants
Quan Thanh, West End
Food & Drink

Quan Thanh expands its Hardgrave Road presence

West End icon Quan Thanh has now taken up a second residence along Hardgrave Road, expanding dining potential. Now straddling both sides of the conveniently placed bottleshop, Quan Thanh has split its offerings to Vietnamese cuisine in the original outfit, and Chinese and Malaysian in the new restaurant space. Come evening, both venues are now bustling with hungry locals eager for a tasty, cheap feed. While diners will need to pick their favourite side of the menu and eat at that restaurant, sizzling dishes have been known to cross borders for those not wanting to choose. more

The Grocer
Artichokes
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The Grocer: Artichoke

While the artichoke may be reminiscent of a sculpture created at the hands of Antoni Gaudí, it is actually a very edible and tasty vegetable. It might seem scary at first glance, but the joyful artichoke can be eaten boiled, fried, steamed, grilled or just raw. more

The Grocer
bacon porn
Food & Drink

Meaty special: a short film of bacon porn

Vegetarians and vegans beware, the following footage may disturb and cause horror. But for those not averse to an oily slab of bacon on their breakfast – or, in this case, encircling a tender round of steak – the following food film may intrigue and inspire tonight’s dinner menu. The Benevolent Butcher gets particularly intimate with bacon in this rather delicious visual display of meaty chefmanship. more

Coffee
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

Treats
iced tea brisbane
Food & Drink

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

Coffee
Coutume, Paris
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The Street Photographer: Coutume, Paris

It wasn’t so long ago that serious coffee drinkers would lament a trip to Paris, knowing they would spend the duration of their stay having to endure the bitter, watery coffee for which the city was infamous. Fortunately, relief has come in the past few years, in the form a cohort of foreign coffee savants. Included in the bunch is Australian Tom Clark who, in collaboration with Frenchman Antoine Netien, founded the cafe and roastery, Coutume. Discreetly situated within a leisurely stroll of Le Bon Marché in the seventh arrondissement, Coutume has become the saving grace for coffee-deprived travellers who call Paris home. Check out Coutume on The Street Photographer. more

The Grocer
himilayan pink salt
Food & Drink

The Grocer: Himalayan Pink Salt

While its rosy hue is enough of a reason to buy it straight off the shelf, Himalayan pink salt offers a lot more than colour to its customers. Sourced from a renowned mine in Pakistan, the salt is considered to be much higher in minerals and benefits than your average table accompaniment. more

Recipes
Green Juice recipe
Food & Drink

Enjoy a post-New Year’s cleanse with a Green Juice

The festive season is always heavy with indulgence of both the food and drink varietals. If you feel your body needs a refresher, but not to the point of a complete juice detox, try making a single juice first thing each morning to kickstart the day. Of course, any fruit or vegetable you choose to juice will be delicious. We like adding a little ginger to aid digestion, and cucumber is a good source of silicon, refreshing the hair and skin (and supposedly reducing wrinkles) after a dehydrating silly-season drinking spree. You could also add half a bunch of watercress, which helps to energise cleansing enzymes in the liver. Just remember to add a little more apple, or perhaps some pineapple or orange, to further mask the taste of the greens if desired. more