The Grocer
pomegranate
Food & Drink

The Grocer: Pomegranate

The hard red hide of the pomegranate can be both uninspiring and misleading. But it is once you have cracked it open that you discover a cavern of ruby-red gems within. These pulpy seeds of the fruit are a mainstay in the gourmet creations of many Middle Eastern-inspired dishes. more

Restaurants
La Finestra, Camp Hill
Food & Drink

Indulge in the simple flavours of Italy at La Finestra

Inspired by the food, wine and traditions of family and festivities central to Italian life, La Finestra celebrates authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant hums with informal trattoria-style dining, the cheerful chatter of diners and lively Italian music, injecting a bustling atmosphere to the local neighbourhood. more

Restaurants
Granada Cafe Tapas Bar, South Brisbane
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Granada Cafe Tapas Bar

A discreet hub of Spanish decadence, Granada Cafe Tapas Bar in South Brisbane is an elegant-yet-relaxed spot for slowly sipping sangria and sampling tasty morsels rich with flavour. Home to a lavish supply of Spanish wines and Mexican beers, Granada embraces all things Andalusian. A refined space of perfectly aligned table settings, Mediterranean tiling and Spanish paintings, this neighbourhood tapas bar buzzes to life come Paella Tuesday. Check out Granada Cafe Tapas Bar on The Street Photographer. more

Recipes
Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho
Food & Drink

Lunch turns cool with Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho

A classic summertime soup of Spanish origins, gazpacho is easy to prepare and bursts with flavour. This Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho recipe includes watermelon and a sprinkling of a cucumber garnish for extra refreshing tastes. Prepare this chilled soup in the morning, head to the beach and then return to a cool, satisfying lunch. more

Recipes
Gather Journal
Food & Drink

Gather Journal delivers tasty reads and recipes

There’s no doubt that Brisbane folk enjoy a good meal. From the simplest cup of fresh-cut fruit from the markets to a gastronomic creation of a fine-dining restaurant, meals can play a big role in the memories that linger. Capturing those moments where people come together over a common love of food and cooking is food publication, Gather Journal. This visually stimulating, recipe-driven magazine chronicles elements of food and cooking from harvest through to dining. Based out of New York, Gather Journal features range from whimsical essays of memorable meals, to in-depth, intriguing studies of ingredients. Issue One sold out ridiculously fast at Fortitude Valley’s Scrumptious Reads, but Issue Two has just dropped in bulk form, so pop by fast for a copy to call your own. more

Bakeries
Watch the making of traditional French baguettes
Food & Drink

Watch the making of traditional French baguettes

In the tiny commune of Dole in the Jura department of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France lies a family-run boulangerie and patisserie that goes by the name of Courderot. Arriving at Courderot at 5:00 am, travellers Alana and Paul huddled amongst the warm smells and flour-filled air with William Courderot to discover how a traditional French l’ancienne baguette is made. The boulangerie makes 600 of these baguettes each day. Here’s a peek into the highly rewarding process. Image via Yanidel.   more


Restaurants
Chowhouse, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

New Chowhouse brings street food to James Street

Serving up a menu that combines classic bistro favourites with Asian-influenced cuisine, Chowhouse is the latest addition to the James Street food strip. The same owners of previous tenant James Street Bistro have executed a suave makeover, modernising both the design and menu to suit Brisbane’s sophisticated palate. more

Bars
InCider Trading, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Boutique cellar InCider Trading opens in Fortitude Valley

All those deliciously crisp and cool craft ciders you’ve been enjoying on tap or in a bottle at dedicated bars about town can now be consumed from the comfort of your couch. InCider Trading is a boutique wine and cider cellar that’s just opened its doors along bustling Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley. more

Recipes
Bubble Tea recipe
Food & Drink

Thirst Quencher: Summer Bubble Tea

Super sweet, milky and with curious balls at the bottom of your cup, bubble tea is a rather intriguing thirst quencher. Originating in Taiwan, bubble tea is made using boba tapioca pearls, which are best used within a few hours of cooking but can keep in the fridge for a few days – just expect them to go crunchy over time. For the ultimate sweet-tooth tea, use sweetened condensed milk instead of full cream or almond milk. more

The Grocer
People's Food Plan
Food & Drink

People’s Food Plan hosts Potluck Picnic at West End

Gather together with local, like-minded foodies at the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance’s Potluck Picnic this weekend and have your say towards the People’s Food Plan. Shaping a food system that looks after people and the environment, the People’s Food Plan aims to target the important issues surrounding the future of food in Australia. The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance is a collaboration of passionate organisations and individuals, which is working towards instigating a food system where people have the opportunity to choose, create and manage their food supply from paddock to plate. Head along to the Potluck Picnic in Orleigh Park in West End this Sunday December 2 from 3:00–6:00 pm, bring a plate of local, fresh food to share and chat all things food-related with fellow locavores. more

Treats
HK Honey
Food & Drink

Discover the good deeds of HK Honey

Founded by product designer Michael Leung, HK Honey brings together beekeepers, artists and designers to install and maintain hives amongst the high-rise apartments of Hong Kong. Connecting local people with local beekeepers and supplying them with local honey, HK Honey brings people closer to the origins of their food in a city that lacks green space. more

Restaurants
Pony Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane
Food & Drink

Sydney institution Pony opens at Eagle Street Pier

With locations at Neutral Bay and The Rocks in Sydney, Pony Dining has eloped up the coast to Brisbane’s Riverside precinct. Known for impressive design fit-outs of contemporary furniture, curved wooden ceilings and block-colour stained-glass windows, Pony Dining continues to embrace all things raw and exposed in the new Eagle Street Pier space. more

Bars
Loft, West End
Food & Drink

New village bar Loft opens in West End

A new bar is set to grace West End this weekend, opening above old brother Archive Beer Boutique. Self-described as a New York-style village bar, Loft is a cocktail and wine lounge, replacing rowdy previous upstairs tenant Uber. more

Restaurants
Made in Africa, Moorooka
Food & Drink

Discover the wonders of Ethiopian cuisine in Brisbane

Fostering the true meaning of shared dining is the cuisine of Ethiopia. Forgoing cutlery, Ethiopian cuisine uses injera – a spongey pancake- or crepe-like bread – as means for picking up portions of meat, curries and vegetables. Seeking out the most authentic Ethiopian foodstuffs in Brisbane, we discovered a plethora of African food experiences in Moorooka. more

Recipes
The Golden Pig, Newstead
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: The Golden Pig

By day, the back streets of Newstead are an industrial jungle of comings and goings. But at dusk, the streets grow quiet, the quiet surrounds allowing the kitchen at The Golden Pig Food & Wine School to create the noise. The cavernous warehouse space has been transformed into an architecturally savvy environment, combining all the gadgets and gizmos of a professional chef, with lush hanging gardens and white walls. A space to learn from scratch, pick up neat tips or perfect your hand at a particular cuisine, The Golden Pig lets you create masterpieces in the kitchen, before feasting upon your handiwork. Check out The Golden Pig on The Street Photographer.   more

Coffee
Tall Short Espresso
Food & Drink

Tall Short Espresso makes a move to Eagle Lane

The vintage red VW kombi van that is Tall Short Espresso has traversed the river from South Bank to Riverside, now finding a weekday home at Eagle Lane. You may have noticed its very rouge existence pop up at Brisbane Festival this year, as the van caters to events about town as well as a usual weekday spot. more