Bars
burnett lane, brisbane
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Burnett Lane

From the early days when Brew was merely a coffee cart stationed atop some astroturf to the opening of sleek architectural offering Super Whatnot, Burnett Lane has grown from a measly service road to a kitted out laneway of food, drink and cultural wonder. No longer just a space for city folk to smoke – though this is still a regular sight – Burnett Lane now plays host to Brew, Super Whatnot, The Survey Co., The German Sausage Hut, many a back-door entrance to Adelaide Street shops and a myriad of detail that is both organic and placed to help tell the laneway’s tale. See Burnett Lane up close on The Street Photographer. more

The Grocer
lemon curd
Food & Drink

The Grocer: Lemon Curd

For the sweet of tooth, lemon curd is a delicious ally to keep in your pantry. A curious creation of both sweet and tart flavours, the conserve can be used to adorn just about anything. more

Cafes
Pompidou Cafe, Balmoral
Food & Drink

Share a monthly evening meal with Pompidou Cafe

While it may be a location renowned for providing the residents of Balmoral with a tasty morning brew or delicious eggy start to the day, Pompidou Cafe also offers a great deal more to its patrons. Once a month, the Gallic eatery offers an evening of French-inspired dishes, partnered with some of the host nation’s most sumptuous wines. While December’s dinner has just passed, the fully licensed events will continue well into the New Year. For those who are already filling their diaries with dates, keep in mind that when the cafe re-opens from holiday break on January 11, a dinner will shortly follow. The occasion is one of French indulgence, with three courses partnered with a delicious selection of wines to enjoy, all for the cost of around $55, plus wine. Delicious French specialties abound, with previous menus including sumptuous duck, courgette and ratatouille. You can… more

Bars
Next Door Kitchen & Bar, South Bank
Food & Drink

Next Door Kitchen & Bar opens at South Bank

The latest venture from the folk behind Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant and Olé has opened its doors, the new space drawing inspiration from the allure speakeasies and forbidden mischief. Next Door Kitchen & Bar is perched along the Little Stanley Street dining strip at South Bank, sitting squarely between its two cousins, Ahmet’s and Olé. more

Restaurants
Fat Noodle, Brisbane City
Food & Drink

Luke Nguyen’s Fat Noodle opens in Brisbane City

The latest restaurant from celebrity chef Luke Nguyen has opened at the Treasury Casino and Hotel in the city, just in time for last-minute work Christmas lunches and late-night feasts. Fat Noodle is Luke’s second noodle bar, with the first Fat Noodle having opened at The Star in Sydney two years ago. more

Cafes
U&I Espresso, Ashgrove
Food & Drink

U&I Espresso brings Dramanti coffee to Ashgrove

The community hotspot that was Stop Sixteen cafe in Ashgrove has changed hands, with young gun Sacha Muchall opening U&I Espresso. After studying business management, Sacha worked for a boutique roaster, where there were always 15 single origins on the go. It was there Sacha developed a love and an appreciation for coffee. more

Restaurants
Christmas lunch in brisbane
Food & Drink

Escape kitchen duty on Christmas Day

Wrapping paper is torn with eager haste, Christmas carols ring through the house, there's a constant stream of food and drink and lazy afternoons set the scene for a blissful siesta. Christmas Day truly is a moment of relaxation at the end of a busy year. For those who fancy letting someone else tend to kitchen duties this year, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants offering festive spreads this Christmas. more


The Grocer
Brisbane farmers markets
Food & Drink

Get your fresh Christmas produce at local farmers markets

With Christmas Day falling early in the week this year, we can use the weekend to source the freshest of salad and fruit ingredients, meat, seafood and treats for Christmas lunch from the local farmers markets. This Saturday the Village Market is on at Kelvin Grove from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm, while West Enders can head along to their usual Davies Park Markets from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. Jan Power’s Farmers Market is at Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm, with a special Christmas Mitchelton market also running on Sunday December 23 from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Bardon Community Market is also on this Sunday 6:00 am to 1:00 pm, as is the Northey Street Organic Farmers Market from 6:00–10:30 am in Windsor. more

The Grocer
Food From The Sky
Food & Drink

Lifeless space transformed with Food from the Sky

In 2010, Food from the Sky transformed a lifeless space above a supermarket into an urban farm. A collaboration between Andrew Thorton and Azul-Valerie Thome, Food from the Sky sees organic vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and herbs growing on the rooftop, before being sold downstairs in Thornton’s Budgens community supermarket in north London. Combining their shared vision for sustainable microeconomics and the consumption of local produce, Andrew and Azul set up the permaculture garden to bring people together. Food from the Sky also runs training programs in sustainable urban food growth for kids and adults to share knowledge and encourage a healthy, local, down-to-earth future. more

Restaurants
The Spaghettihouse Trattoria
Food & Drink

The Spaghettihouse Trattoria opens in West End

Calls of buon giorno, buon appetito and grazie ring about The Spaghettihouse Trattoria as you enter, and the jovial atmosphere is contagious. Known for Greek locale Char Char Yiros on the corner of Boundary and Russell Streets in West End, owner Andrew Michael has stationed himself in the kitchen as head chef at The Spaghettihouse Trattoria. more

Cafes
Fonzie Abbott Espresso, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Fonzie Abbott opens second edition in Fortitude Valley

Hamilton locale Fonzie Abbott Espresso has expanded its bases to open a second edition in Fortitude Valley. Perched on the corner on Brunswick and Harcourt Streets where Home Ground Espresso used to be, Fonzie Abbott Espresso has transformed the space with the signature Fonzie rustic industrial style. more

The Grocer
Kale
Food & Drink

The Grocer: Kale

Long gone are the days of throwing together some iceberg lettuce or even a sprig or two of rocket to spruce up your salad. Today’s favourite green combinations seem to always involve kale. more

Restaurants
Popolo, South Bank
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Popolo

Tucked along dining precinct River Quay is Italian restaurant Popolo, offering up a slice of Mediterranean living locally. A menu of sumptuous shared plates and tapas choices keeps dinner dates intimate, while diners enjoy the cool breezes and city skyline views of being situated riverside. Pendant lighting and a raw, urban interior frame the Popolo experience, with authentic pasta and pizza dishes and an extensive list of Italian and local wines and beers leaving your inner foodie rather satisfied. Check out Popolo on The Street Photographer. more

Recipes
sangria popsicles
Food & Drink

Make chilled Sangria Popsicles this summer

Adding a little frozen fun to our favourite Spanish cocktails is this recipe for Sangria Popsicles. Enjoyed either on their own as an ice block or used as a giant ice cube to chill and flavour an additional glass of wine, Sangria Popsicles will add a dash more merriment to your family Christmas lunch. more