Bars
Oktoberfest Brisbane
Food & Drink

Don liederhosen for pretzels and beer at Oktoberfest

Traditionally, Oktoberfest is a 16-day celebration of all things Bavarian and beer-related held (funnily enough) in September. If you couldn’t afford the plane fare this year to reach its home in Munich, don’t fret, as Brisbane hosts its own version, which is just as popular as the original. more

Cafes
Flamingo Cafe, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Flamingo Cafe

Founding Winn Lane denizen Flamingo Cafe is a colourful melee of retro furniture, astroturf and kitsch, well-crafted food. Specials of the day are scribbled in coloured chalk on the counter front, while the benchtop brims with decadent cookies, brownies and muffins. Rich milky concoctions grace the menu, with the salted caramel shake or avocado, banana, soy, nutmeg and honey smoothie rating among favourites. A new spring menu sees all-day brunch offerings like a Field Mushroom with Brie, Spinach and Parmesan Crust on grain bread satisfy diners while catching up with friends, or pit-stopping to-or-from the swell independent stores co-habiting Winn Lane. Check out Flamingo Cafe on The Street Photographer. more

Recipes
Baked Brie, Prosciutto, Pears recipe
Food & Drink

Indulge in Prosciutto-wrapped Baked Brie with Pears

As the weather warms and summer beckons the year forth, we start to dream of afternoons in the kitchen with family and friends, before relaxing into a dusk dinner party. A rich appetiser where the ingredients acquire a whole new level of indulgence once baked, this recipe for prosciutto-wrapped baked brie served with roasted pears and walnuts will kick off any summer soiree with decadence. more

Bars
Alfred & Constance Pork, Cork & Fork Festival
Food & Drink

Alfred & Constance host preview Pork, Cork & Fork Festival

Wandering through the mass of brightly coloured fashions gracing shops’ shelves at the moment, one can’t help but feel an essence of tropical tiki times is in the air. Embracing this festive spring spirit head on is soon-to-be-opened venue Alfred & Constance. Hosting a second pop-up restaurant and tiki bar this weekend, the Alfred & Constance Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will be taking over the park adjacent to the new venue in Fortitude Valley. Running from 12:00–10:00 pm both Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13, the Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will give punters a preview of the rustic food this gastro pub and tiki bar will offer when it opens on October 25. Serving handmade sweet treats, woodfired meats, spring salads and roast vegetables, the Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will also feature tiki jam-jar cocktails from the White Lightning TIKI Bar within this… more

Cafes
Plaza Theatre Cafe high tea
Food & Drink

Indulge in high tea at the Plaza Theatre Cafe, Paddington

The vintage-loving ladies over at Paddington Antique Centre’s Plaza Theatre Cafe have dubbed October the month of high tea, launching a new menu for the occasion. Amongst the new high tea offerings are finger sandwiches, frittatas, sweet cakes and friands. And high tea wouldn’t be complete without warm, fluffy scones topped with lashings of strawberry jam and dollops of cream. A cheeky addition to this graceful luncheon is Sandy’s smooth Pannacotta & Campari Jelly Shots. With tea served in fine bone china, treats upon a traditional three-tiered stand and linen napkins for dabbing lightly at your lipstick post sip of tea, these elegant afternoon outings are for ladies and dapper lads alike. more


Cafes
The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe reopens in Fortitude Valley

West End expat The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe has reopened in Fortitude Valley, situated within a restored 1930s bacon factory. Home to adjoining artist studio space The Meat Locker, with Fries Need Mayonnaise and Ion Design already quite settled in, The Bacon Factory is now, too, home to the renewed The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe. more

Treats
The Feast Brisbane
Food & Drink

Sprout good ideas and action good deeds at The Feast

The Feast is a new global movement revolving around the notion of breaking bread with others and sprouting ideas for projects that can help make the world a better place. Bringing people together over the common ground of good food, The Feast connects those with drive to put ideas into action to make a difference to the world in a positive way. Held worldwide on Friday October 5, this dinner party will be popping up at West End’s The Burrow here in Brisbane. Partakers in the Brisbane hub dinner at The Burrow will enjoy entrees and mains, with Home Festival’s Annie Te Whiu and local councillor Helen Abrahams the guest speakers for the evening. Ideas engineers can also hold their own dinner parties, with the meaningful actions and concepts for change brewed at dinner collated as part of the Social Innovation Conference in New York. The aim is that these gathered global plans will… more

Recipes
fried chicken recipe
Food & Drink

Fried chicken turns fanciful in this Japanese-style recipe

Kara-age is the common name for Japanese-style fried chicken and, like gyoza and ramen, falls into the wafu-chuka family – the name given to Chinese-influenced Japanese food. From Zenbu Zen by Jane Lawson, this version of tori to gobo no kara-age includes burdock root in the coating and an addictive sweet and tangy sauce. Serve with lemon wedges and a little sea salt on the side. more

Cafes
Divisione Tecnica, Newstead
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Divisione Tecnica

Tucked off the main drag in the industrial precinct of Newstead is cafe and espresso machine workshop Divisione Tecnica. A hub for repairs of domestic and commercial espresso machines, buying shiny coffee numbers for your home or business and, of course, drinking coffee, Divisione Tecnica is passionate about a crisp brew. Run by Steven, Daniel and Michael, Divisione Tecnica has only been around for a year and a half and already caters to about 600 businesses along the coast. Having worked in coffee companies, behind a machine and started their own cafes, the Divisione Tecnica lads wanted to get to know the technical side of coffee. Around the space recycled elements speak out amongst the design, like wooden crates and old doors as tables. Check out Divisione Tecnica on The Street Photographer. more

Recipes
tzatziki recipe
Food & Drink

Watch: Tzatziki made easy

A fun way to get kids helping in the kitchen – they’ll love squishing up the cucumber by hand – this visual Tzatziki recipe shows the Olive Us kids creating the cool Greek dip from scratch. A refreshing snack or accompaniment to grilled meats, serve your homemade tzatziki with crispy, fresh vegetables, crusty bread or crackers. more

Bars
Malt Dining
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Malt Dining

Wenley House has a deeply ingrained history of housing fresh produce in Brisbane. Built in 1865 Wenley House was the state’s first market open to the public. Horses drew carriages of fresh produce up from the Brisbane River for three years before demand outgrew the site. The markets then moved to Roma St Parklands before flourishing to a final expansive site at Rocklea, where locals continue to visit each Saturday morning. Situated on Market Street in the city, Wenley House acts as a reminder to where it all began, with its current tenant Malt Dining devoted to keeping the story alive. Maintaining the raw, exposed brick and original timber flooring, Malt Dining preserved the building’s history when it moved in, using these handsome architectural pillars to shape an atmosphere of rustic sophistication. Exquisite flavours converge on the finely curated menu of the upstairs restaurant,… more

Recipes
Roast Pumpkin Dip recipe
Food & Drink

Afternoon picnic essential: Roast Pumpkin Dip

Tackling the making of our own pestos, dressings and dips can often seem a daunting task, with the ease of store-bought versions an appealing alternative. But with just four ingredients and a little time up your sleeve, this Roast Pumpkin Dip can be whipped up for an afternoon picnic or pre-dinner snack. And you get the added pride of having made it yourself. more