Restaurants
La Sala del Prado, QAG
Food & Drink

Indulge in authentic Spanish tapas at La Sala del Prado

Imagine you’re an artist in Spain, drinking freshly poured glasses of sangria in between painting canvases, while the delicate sound of flamenco guitar caresses your ears. The Sala Cafe in La Sala del Prado at the Queensland Art Gallery transports you to this dreamy landscape as you try your hand at life drawing and sample authentic cuisine from this colourful culture. more

Recipes
Eggs, avocado and homemade tomato relish recipe
Food & Drink

Morning Meal: Eggs, avocado and homemade tomato relish

Sometimes it's the simplest things in life that create the most happiness, like taking the time to make and enjoy breakfast at home. Usually we're rushing out the door to work, a slice of toast hanging from our mouths. But on weekends (and the less stressful weekdays), set aside time to prepare, cook, combine and eat a healthy meal of delicious flavours. We've crafted up this gem of a recipe that's more wholesome than than a bowl of cereal, but simple enough to not feel like a chore. Prepare the relish in advance and store in the fridge for use each morning. Eggs, avocado and relish – what more could you want? Well, maybe, a sprinkling of corn. more

Cafes
spanakopita, newstead
Food & Drink

Newstead’s Spanakopita opens for breakfast

Makers of glorious parcels of spinach and cheese, Spanakopita in Newstead is now open for breakfast. Switching its flaky filo pastry options to the sweet side of things of a morning, try the vanilla bean curd-filled Bougatsa dusted in icing sugar. more

Recipes
nola iced coffee
Food & Drink

Sip on New Orleans-style Iced Coffee

Take a drop of New Orleans jazz background music, a splash of nifty typography and the recipes of one unabashed foodie and you get the 30-second video creations of Los Angeles-based Claire Thomas. Posting recipes with vivid photography and often accompanying short films on her blog The Kitchy Kitchen, Claire has merged her passion and incurable curiosity for food with her skills as a director, photographer and writer. Watch this visual recipe for NOLA Iced Coffee, then make and keep a jug on hand in the fridge. Other recipes on her blog include Mexican Street Corn, Pork Belly Sandwiches and Cornflake Crusted French Toast. more

Restaurants
Sichuan Bang Bang, Kenmore
Food & Drink

Chinese haunt Sichuan Bang Bang opens in Kenmore

Serving the traditional cuisine of the Sichuan province in south-west China is new Kenmore restaurant Sichuan Bang Bang. Moving in to a space that was originally a Chinese takeaway shop that had been there since 1968, new owner Renata Roberts has gutted and re-fitted the shop with Chinese and custom-made furniture and a new kitchen, but she has kept the original signage above the store as a tribute to the locale’s history. more

Cafes
champ kitchen + bar, south bank
Food & Drink

Anouk opens champ kitchen + bar at South Bank

A new foodie creation by Justine Whelan (of Anouk fame) has opened at South Bank. Located on the ground floor of the ABC’s headquarters, champ kitchen + bar is the first of many new restaurants that are set to open up on the Cultural Forecourt end of South Bank’s main street. more


Cafes
Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters

The Gowty family has built themselves a little coffee empire, with four Brother Espresso cafes and the Bread & Butter general store now under its wing. At the heart of these cafes is their own brand of coffee, roasted out of a warehouse-meets-cathedral-like space in the side streets of Fortitude Valley. Opened in 2010, Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters is a half-cylindrical space where the roastery mixes with an expansive cafe. Metal caging and stained glass separate the half-pipe into open sections, with a street-art decorated, sun-lit counter and roaster space at the front and a leafy, aviary-esque nook at the back. Named after Grandfather E. G. Gowty, who was drafted to the 5th Battery 2/2 Heavy Anti-aircraft Regiment in World War II, Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters is a chilled spot for a light breakfast accompanied by a mean cup of specialty espresso that’s been sourced, secured… more

Coffee
black coffee at bunker
Food & Drink

Melbourne’s Black Coffee features at Bunker this weekend

Coffee connoisseur with no fixed address, Melbourne’s Black Coffee is bringing its mobile cafe theory to Bunker in Milton this weekend. An education for your palate, Black Coffee serves coffee only made from alternative brewing methods – think AeroPress and siphoned drops. There’ll be no lattes, flat whites, cappuccinos or even espressos at Bunker this Saturday and Sunday, as Black Coffee forgoes milk, sugar and our ever-loved La Marzocco machines, creating specialist coffee from local and Melbourne-based micro-roasted beans. Drop in to Bunker this weekend with an open mind and some pocket money and let the Black Coffee crew to extend your knowledge of the perfect brew. Black Coffee at Bunker 21 Railway Terrace, Milton Open: Saturday August 4 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday August 5 10:00 am to 4:00 pm more

Recipes
rocky road recipe
Food & Drink

Midnight snack on Salted Chocolate Rocky Road

Rocky road is a favourite childhood treat of many. Filled with marshmallows, nuts and usually more chocolate in the form of Smarties, M&M's or any other kind of lolly, the rocky road of the good old days would give big kids a sweet toothache. But when the ingredients lean towards the healthy and the chocolate is a fairtrade dark variety, we can feel a little better about eating a few addictive chunks. Try making this simple recipe for Salted Chocolate Rocky Road to enjoy as an afternoon treat with tea or a sneaky midnight snack. more

Treats
Around the world in 60 seconds
Food & Drink

Around the world in 60 seconds

In just 44 days, Rick Mereki, Tim White and Andrew Lees took 18 flights to 11 countries around the world and filmed what seems to be every meal eaten along the way. Actor, mover, groover Andrew can be seen biting into everything from paella and pasta to Dagwood dogs, popcorn-covered toffee apples, cockroaches and hot chillies. Compiling a terabyte of footage into three 60-second films, watch EAT and be inspired to jet set to the colourful culture corners of our world to sample the local cuisine in each grand city or tiny town. more

The Grocer
CJ's Pasta, West End
Food & Drink

CJ’s Pasta makes its move to West End

From a warm bowl of cloud-like gnocchi to a richly layered lasagne, pasta is not just a favourite of Italy but is also a food that has been whole-heartedly embraced by hordes around the world. If you are an admirer of these carb creations, you're probably already well aware of Brisbane's own connoisseur CJ's Pasta, which has just set up shop at a new location in West End. more

Cafes
scotty's cafe, bardon
Food & Drink

Discover espresso menagerie Scotty’s Cafe at Bardon

Tucked between a hair salon and a general store is a nameless coffee shop dubbed by locals as ‘Scotty’s Cafe’ after owner and barista, Scott. Despite the hazy details – no name, no menu, no website, no opening hours – a steady stream of regulars are dropping by to get their daily cup of coffee. more

Bars
pear cafe and bar
Food & Drink

Pear Cafe and Bar opens for mess meals and local brews

Highgate Hill morning favourite, Pear Cafe and Bar is now open for drinks and eats of a Thursday to Sunday evening. Offering a meal for the masses, the nightly token Mess Meal is ever changing, delivering lavish, home-style flavours from Pork Chops and Pea and Ham Soup to vegetable lasagne without the pasta. more

Cafes
Five Sugars
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Five Sugars

Furnished with quirky pieces of a vintage nature, Five Sugars exudes happiness and colour with its pastel teacups and a counter filled with local homemade brownies, cookies and nostalgic sweets. Each cup of coffee is thoughtfully prepared using Saint signature blend from Cleanskin Roasters and Maleny Dairies milk. Try the Caramelised Oat and Coconut biscuit from Teneriffe chocolatiers Dello Mano, paired with a perfectly poured flat white in a dainty teacup. Sink into a retro lounge with a magazine or bask in the sun outside. Check out Five Sugars on The Street Photographer. more