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Three Monkeys
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: The Three Monkeys Coffee and Tea House

The Three Monkeys Coffee and Tea House, or Three Monkeys as it is affectionately known, is a West End icon. A dimly lit bazaar of obscure memorabilia and baboon-related curios, this atmospheric tea house is the perfect spot for a creamy chai latte or hot chocolate to warm numb fingers in the cooler seasons. The assortment of exotic tea leaves can turn even the most devoted coffee drinker, while the cake selection tops off a dreamy dinner date. Quiet corner nooks and curtained-off crannies provide intimate seclusion while, outside, the courtyard is lush with greenery, offering visitors a seating option dappled with sunlight. Check out The Three Monkeys on The Street Photographer. more

Recipes
leek tarte tatin
Food & Drink

Make Matt Preston’s Leek Tarte Tatin

Matt Preston has a bit of a thing for leeks – his heart succumbs to their squeaky sweetness and the way they hold together in tight juicy rings even when cooked. Highlighting the leek’s simple virtues with creamy goats curd, flakes of salt and pops of thyme, Matt Preston’s recipe for Leek Tarte Tatin can be served fresh with a crunchy salad of iceberg lettuce, cucumber and apple, and a drizzle of lemon juice to contrast the buttery richness of the tart. more

The Grocer
Get philanthropic with Boxed Water Is Better
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Get philanthropic with Boxed Water Is Better

Like the Italians are teaching us that coffee (good coffee) can come in a can, the Americans are letting us in on the little secret that water is better when boxed. Inspired to create a brand of bottled water that is better for the environment, Michigan-based Benjamin Gott came up with boxed water. Boxed Water Is Better delivers your packaged, transportable hydration source in sustainable, recyclable packaging, where the cardboard is made from trees from certified, well-managed forests. Boxed Water Is Better even donates 10% of its profits to reforestation foundations, with another 10% donated to water relief foundations. Pick up your carton of cool, refreshing boxed H2O from Southside Tea Room.   more

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Alfred Hitchcock cookbook
Food & Drink

Read the animated cookbook of Alfred Hitchcock classics

If Alfred Hitchcock followed his gourmet dreams, what would his recipes look like? Insert: Hitch – an animated look into imaginary food compendium The Ultimate Hitch Cookbook. Created by some folk over at the Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Germany, Hitch flips through a film buff’s perfect cooking companion, featuring recipes for Alfred Hitchcock’s classics. Image via Laughing Squid. more

Bars
The Nant Whisky Cellar & Bar, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

The Nant Whisky Cellar & Bar opens at Emporium

Those who have been craving the idea of a dapper whisky bar in which to sip smooth single malts can find solace in The Nant Whisky Cellar & Bar in Emporium. An extension of The Nant Distillery in Tasmania, this new elegant watering hole brings the best of Tasmanian whisky and foodstuffs to match to the Brisbane dining and drinking scene. more


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Bacchus, South Bank
Food & Drink

Pool-meets-restaurant Bacchus opens at South Bank

Named after the Roman God of food, wine and good times, a new restaurant, bar and pool concept has opened at South Bank. Designed by LA-based Tracy Beckmann, the Bacchus interior features chandeliers and Italian draperies, while rich tones of chocolate and cream mesh within the furniture, the rooms warmed by ambient lighting. more

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Spring Hill Deli Cafe
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The Street Photographer: Spring Hill Deli Cafe

For a few weeks last month, Spring Hill’s beloved red deli opened the doors to its new cafe counterpart, putting the menu to trial and gathering feedback from friendly locals. But the owners already had a trip to Italy planned, so we saw the doors shut again for three weeks, while they tasted their way around the Mediterranean. Back in business and full of inspiration, the ladies have pieced together a new menu, with sweet-tooth favourites like the brownie sundae and peaches and cream milkshake staying put. A new mural has joined the space, while the sweet pots of herbs and flowers in jars remain. Slip in for an early breakfast, before popping next door to the deli to pick up a panini to takeaway for lunch in the park later on. Check out Spring Hill Deli Cafe on The Street Photographer. more

Restaurants
Melbourne Cup Lunch Brisbane
Food & Drink

Plan a festive Melbourne Cup luncheon

A day of long lunches and cheery sips of Champagne, Melbourne Cup is right around the corner. If you’re lucky enough to have the day (or half day) off work here in Brisbane, we’ve put together a little list of potential waterfront luncheon and race-watching locales for Tuesday November 6. more

Recipes
Brussels Sprouts recipe
Food & Drink

Make: Grown-up Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts got a bad wrap as a kid. Perhaps it was because they resembled mini cabbages or because anything green was clearly out to poison you and not make you healthy and strong. But now that we’re all grown up and Brussels sprouts are no longer merely steamed, but served with lashings of cheese, garlic and pine nuts, a bowl of their golden roasted goodness looks particularly appetising. more

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The Chemex Coffee Method
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Traditional coffee brewing: The Chemex Method

German inventor Peter Schlumbohm invented the Chemex Coffee Method in 1941. An infusion technique that crafts a body and taste similar to that of drip coffee, the Chemex method uses a paper filter in the hourglass-shape beacon to yield a smooth, elegant brew. This video by Sprouted Kitchen walks you through the ingredients, tools and processes needed to make this type of pour over at home. Image via Sprouted Kitchen.   more

Treats
Can You Keep A Secret, Greenslopes
Food & Drink

The Bun Mobile pops up at Can You Keep A Secret

Once a month, The Bun Mobile has been popping up at Greenslopes vintage go-to Can You Keep A Secret, serving up steamed buns out the front of this cool clothing haunt. Now occurring every fortnight, the roaming steamed buns are set to grace the store this Thursday evening from 6:00 pm. Punters can hang out in the store’s comfy lounge area or laze about the tables and chairs set up on the pavement to enjoy their dinner, before having a look through the new vintage threads in store. BYO beverages are welcome if you want to sit and make an evening of it, with Can You Keep A Secret open until 8:00 pm on these bun-filled Thursdays. Can You Keep A Secret 653 Logan Road, Greenslopes Ph: 07 3847 2956 more

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Urban Grind, Paddington
Food & Drink

Paddington’s Urban Grind finds new owners from Brew

A place where neighbours of near and far suburban streets come together as a community, where family tales are shared over coffee, kids get special cups of thick hot chocolate and the puppy laps up a bowl of water in the dog-parking quarters – Urban Grind revels in providing a space for friendly folk to come together in an intimate, comfortable setting. more

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Street Food Australia
Food & Drink

Help bring the street food culture to Brisbane

When you’re travelling overseas, sometimes it’s the simplest, cheapest of meals that can be the most rewarding. Wrapped in a serviette or served on paper plates, street food delivers the flavours and culture at the heart of a country. Sydney has the Veggie Patch Van and Melbourne has the Taco Truck and, until Hellhound Hotdogs and The Bun Mobile rolled along, Brisbane was feeling a little out of the loop. more

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Scrumptious Reads, Fortitude Valley
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The Street Photographer: Scrumptious Reads

From novels and memoirs to historic tales and, of course, recipe books, Scrumptious Reads in Fortitude Valley offers compendiums of a nourishing variety. Stocking a finely curated selection of food and drink books and magazines, Scrumptious Reads is the loving creation of Julie Tjiandra and Reyna Portillo. Tomes are meticulously organised into categories of meat, bread, cheese, wine, fish and more amongst apple tree bookcase shelving. You can even find whole cookbooks dedicated to sourdough and specialty books across more niche eating fields like organics, coeliac and vegan literature. For this James Street store, Julie and Reyna enlisted the help of architect Marina Kozul and designer Fukutoshi Ueno to create a design-savvy interior, which Julie is slowly translating across to her newly acquired cafe space next door, dubbed Sugar Jar Cafe. Check out Scrumptious Reads on The Street… more