Cafes
Cafe O-Mai, Annerley
Food & Drink

Try Vietnamese for breakfast at Cafe O-Mai, Annerley

Perched on a corner in Annerley is a gem of a cafe, fusing Eastern and Western cuisines across breakfast and lunch. Breakfast at Cafe O-Mai is a multicultural affair, with Brioche French Toast with vanilla poached rhubarb, fresh orange segments topped with housemade labna and toasted pistachio sidling up alongside traditional Pho, Rice Paper Rolls and Crispy Spring Rolls. more

Recipes
Cold Soba Noodle Salad recipe
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Chill out with Cold Soba Noodle Salad for lunch

Japanese soba noodles, also known as buckwheat noodles, can often be found gluten-free and taste great hot or cold. Soba noodles are traditionally served chilled with a dipping sauce or within a hot brothy soup depending on the season. We’ve opted to explore the cold option, creating a salad, to which you can also add thinly sliced lengths of cucumber and a hard-boiled egg for more flavour. more

Bars
Anise, New Farm
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The Street Photographer: Anise

Brunswick Street institution Anise has had a refit, with ex-1889 Enoteca lads Dan Finn and Thames Delaforce having taken ownership of the keys on Christmas Eve and speedily turning around a refreshed bistro. Executing most of the fit-out themselves, Dan and Thames uncovered some of the building’s history in the form of old Shell petrol station signage. Majority of the seating is bar-side, with a single bentwood chair-clad table by the front window. David Grant (also ex-Enoteca) has risen from his sous chef title under the old Anise owners, curating a menu that glides easily from small plates to mains to sides and desserts, with all offerings share friendly. The cuisine breaks out of Anise’s original Gallic constraints, now seeing a French-European bent across the likes of Foie Gras Terrine with caperberries, braised lamb neck, vignarola and pine nuts and the original Duck Fat… more

The Grocer
Persimmons
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The Grocer: Persimmons

The persimmon is an Asian fruit that is rather underused in Australian cuisine. Ranging in both colour and flavour, the fleshy fruit can be harnessed in fare both sweet and savoury. more

The Grocer
Queensland blueberries
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Grow your own blueberries at home

If you’re someone who struggles to keep a pot of parsley alive, growing your own blueberries has probably never crossed your mind. Suited to growing in both a pot and the ground, blueberries are actually an easy-to-grow crop and well suited to the Queensland climate. Tara Valley Nursery based in Cornubia in Queensland has developed a Berrylicious range, seeing multiple blueberry varietals to choose from with a high yield of juicy tasty fruit. This superfood aids skin health and boosts the immune system, meaning having your own plant on hand can only benefit. Tara Valley Nursery is known for embracing new trends in horticulture and produce hybrid plants like bisexual pawpaws and pomatos (tomatoes on top, potatoes underground). The Berrylicious plants are available at all Bunnings stores in Queensland. more

Treats
Atlanta Food Truck Park
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The Art of the Food Truck, Atlanta style

This video focuses on the Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market in the US, where a rotating selection of trucks bring the community together over a good meal. Set on a rehabilitated old hotel site that had previously just been sitting vacant, the Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market sees the likes of Tex’s Tacos, Atlanta Pudding Company and Mighty Meatballs crafting unique street eats from Thursday through to Sunday every week. The fresh, organic food of Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen is trying to foster a farm-to-street movement, while Korean, Southern America, Mexican, ice-cream and cupcakes also feature. Image via Brett Kiger. more

Cafes
Scout, Petrie Terrace
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New cafe Scout opens on Petrie Terrace

New cafe Scout has taken up residence in one of the empty shells that line Petrie Terrace, bringing a friendly atmosphere and much-needed breakfast and lunch locale to the area. Owners Suse Whitehouse and Candy Smith have dreamt of opening Scout for a few years now, so when the space arose, they jumped at the opportunity to turn their dream into a reality. more


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The Providore Store
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The Providore Store opens at Albion

Set away on a tiny tree-lined street opposite the Albion train station is The Providore Store, a small cafe devoted to exploring creative gourmet flavours, Australian food artisans and home cooking. Providing the perfect locale for early morning commuters, neighbouring workers and local denizens, The Providore Store offers passersby a place of nourishment. more

Recipes
Homemade Gorditas with Pulled Chicken
Food & Drink

Make a feast of Homemade Gorditas with Pulled Chicken

You may have noticed we’ve got all things Mexican on our mind. These Homemade Gorditas with Pulled Chicken may take a little more time than your regular made-by-hand meal, but the combination of rich and fresh flavours makes the extra elbow grease worth it. This recipe makes six polenta cups, so double quantities for more servings (or leftovers). more

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Auction Rooms, Melbourne
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The Street Photographer: Auction Rooms, Melbourne

Situated amongst the quaint streets of North Melbourne is renowned roastery and cafe, Auction Rooms. Set in the cavernous space that used to be the WB Ellis auction house, Auction Rooms will draw you in with its coffee reputation, feed you well and send you home again with arms laden with coffee, Mork chocolate and a feeling of blissful contentment. A siphon bar lets onlookers observe the chemistry of alternate brewing methods, while the succulent meals at breakfast explore modern and adventurous flavour pairings. Check out Auction Rooms on The Street Photographer. more

The Grocer
cornichons
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The Grocer: Cornichons

Settled comfortably between the gruyere and fromager d’affinois of the modern cheeseboard is often a small pile of cornichons. The petite pickles are small enough to enjoy without awkwardness and a great way to add a tart bite to an array of cheese treats. more

Treats
Explore the best street food of Beijing
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Explore the best street food of Beijing

Set amongst a local temple fair in Beijing during Chinese New Year celebrations, this short video takes viewers through some of the strangest Chinese delicacies, which you wouldn’t normally see on the streets throughout the year. Head along to Fortitude Valley’s Chinatown this February 8 for the start of a ten-day celebration that welcomes in the Chinese New Year. more

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Search, order and eat with the Eat Now app
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Search, order and eat with the Eat Now app

A directory of more than 1,800 restaurants Australia wide, Eat Now is a website and free app that lets you search and order takeaway food from your surrounding suburbs and have it delivered to your doorstep. A handy tool for when you’re visiting or exploring new suburbs and aren’t sure where to eat, Eat Now stores the menus of local restaurants across an array of Chinese, Italian, Indian, Thai and Japanese cuisines. Simply choose a suburb and a restaurant, select your favourite dishes and choose pick-up or delivery. more

Cafes
The Brewnette Coffee Van, Indooroopilly
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The Brewnette Coffee Van pops up at Indooroopilly

While the standard of coffee available inside petrol stations has never been top notch, one fuel stop in Indooroopilly has gained an external coffee gem. The Brewnette Coffee Van is a refurbished campervan turned coffee-crafting machine, tucked into a corner of the Freedom Fuels station along Moggill Road. more

Bars
Shucked Coffee House, Newstead
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Shucked Coffee House opens for tapas and cocktails

The trend of coffee houses expanding to serve drinks and tapas come sundown is catching on. Growing from a coffee cart to a cafe to a tapas and wine bar, Brew in Burnett Lane took the leap first, with Foxy Bean in Woolloongabba expanding in the same manner last year as well. Sisco in Spring Hill and Outerspace in Fortitude Valley have too secured liquor licences, so you can enjoy a cold beverage with your lunch. more

The Grocer
The Hills cider hybrid series
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Sample a winning combination in The Hills Cider Hybrid Series

By the time the Ancient Romans had traipsed into the land of Britain, locals had already been fermenting apples into a sturdy alcoholic broth for years. The cloudy liquor has since come to be known as cider, and seen countless transformations throughout the years. The drink has recently found a particularly Australian twist in local creation, The Hills Cider Hybrid Series. more

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At Sixes and Sevens, Fortitude Valley
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The Street Photographer: At Sixes and Sevens

From the folk behind Cru Bar + Cellar, At Sixes and Sevens opened with fervour in December, satisfying deep cravings for gourmet pub grub and crisp liquor that we only subconsciously knew we had. With jazzed up toasted sandwiches served in enamel camping mugs, wine poured straight from the barrel and craft beers and ciders on tap, At Sixes and Sevens melds simplicity of dining with a thoughtful design sense. Check out At Sixes and Sevens on The Street Photographer. more