Cafes
brown dog cafe, woolloongabba
Food & Drink

Take puppy to breakfast at Saabi, Brown Dog and Slinky

While you’re at work during the week, man’s best friend is usually cooped up at home. So when the weekend rolls around, it’s nice to be able to take your pooch along for a sunny breakfast outdoors and spend some time together, while you enjoy your slowed-down weekend morning meal. We’ve compiled a list of cafes that will happily permit puppy visitors. more

Recipes
vietnamese coffee
Food & Drink

Watch: How to make Vietnamese Coffee

This short video shows the techniques and ingredients that go into making a solid cup of coffee, Vietnamese style. Sweetened with condensed milk, Vietnamese coffee traditionally uses coffee from a tin, but we’d recommend buying a bag of freshly ground beans from a local roaster. The filtered coffee slowly drips into the condensed milk before being stirred together. With the filtered drip method taking a little longer than your usual barista does steaming your latte milk, whipping up a glass of this sweet coffee at home isn’t for the average morning, but a slowly crafted treat for weekends. more

Bars
Fourth Wall, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

New bar Fourth Wall opens in Fortitude Valley

The fourth wall in theatre terms is the imaginary boundary between the stage and audience – an invisible frontier that grants a glimpse into an imaginary abyss that straddles reality and a dream. Standing outside and looking in through the glass front of new Fortitude Valley bar Fourth Wall, you will be transported to this otherworldly place. more

The Grocer
Gourmet corner shop Dan & Andy's Hawthorne Garage opens
Food & Drink

Gourmet corner shop Dan & Andy’s Hawthorne Garage opens

An epicurean cavern nestled along Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne Garage presents a world of grandiose provisions and delicious coffee for the local passerby. Open early and closing late, Hawthorne Garage is the perfect pit stop for nine-to-fivers, with easy lunch options of pre-packaged soups, salads and rolls, as well as tubs of muesli and yoghurt for breakfast or a treat. more

Bars
The Kitty, Brisbane City
Food & Drink

Discover new slinky bar The Kitty in Brisbane City

With touches of gold throughout the decor, new inner-city bar The Kitty echoes tones of elegance and class. Serving top-shelf spirits, classic cocktails and premium beers, The Kitty is housed within the historic walls of the Treasury Casino, bringing the opportunity for a 24/7 swill to Brisbane’s shores. more

Cafes
the roastery cafe, south brisbane
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: The Roastery Cafe

While the smell of roasting coffee wafts from the roasting half of the converted warehouse, accents of red, white and yellow catch the eye at The Roastery Cafe. Taking appearance seriously, The Roastery Cafe has ensured its latte art isn’t the only thing to be hitting top design notes since opening in March this year. Workers cage lights hang above the shiny La Marzocco machine, while a rustic wooden communal table sits in the middle of the cafe space. Colourful stools span the length of a wooden bench on one side, the trio of hues continuing the theme to the alleyway seating space out the back of the cafe. Here exposed brick wall meets vibrant street art – a pleasant spot to sip on one of Rouge Coffee’s four refined blends or a Tea Drop tea. Check out The Roastery Cafe on The Street Photographer. more

Restaurants
Conflict Kitchen combines politics and street food
Food & Drink

Conflict Kitchen combines politics and street food

A unique concept located in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that serves cuisine from the countries the United States is in conflict with. Featuring many cuisines Pittsburg has never seen amongst its restaurant scape, Conflict Kitchen has served Cuban, Venezuelan, Afghan and Iranian authentic street food since opening in 2010. more

Recipes
mushroom and asparagus bruschetta
Food & Drink

Make rich and woodsy Mushroom and Asparagus Bruschetta

This week, we've taken the delicious notion of traditional bruschetta and turned it on its head, substituting a tomato and herb topping for a juicy wild mushroom and asparagus concoction. Thyme is well known for complementing fresh asparagus and woodsy fungi, while a rich dollop of goats curd adds a creamy touch. We picked up our mini asparagus from James St Market and Leavain spelt sourdough from Sourced Grocer. more


Restaurants
Diner en Blanc
Food & Drink

White-themed picnic Diner en Blanc pop-ups in Brisbane

The Australian premiere of the world-renowned white-themed picnic Diner en Blanc is being held in Brisbane this weekend. A mystery picnic where the location is kept secret until the last minute, Diner en Blanc will see local foodies dressed in elegant white outfits, with baskets of goodies tucked on their arms, disembark on an undisclosed location for an evening of epicurean delight and frivolity. Held annually in 20 cities across five continents, this exclusive French affair is happening in Brisbane on September 1, before tiptoeing across to Sydney on October 18. more

Recipes
apple galette recipe
Food & Drink

Sweet Apple Galette made simple

It might be the slow, comforting motion of peeling apples, sneaking a slice or two along the way, which entices you to this dessert. Or perhaps it’s knowing you’ve made your own dough from scratch that makes the first bite of apple galette so rewarding. This homemade recipe will entice both the kids and those who feel like a fruity treat post dinner or with a cup of tea of an afternoon. Video via Elephantine. more

Cafes
alcove cafe and deli, wilston
Food & Drink

Breakfast and providores at Alcove Cafe and Deli, Wilston

Weekends at Alcove Cafe and Deli in Wilston are bustling as the providore pocket holds a mini market of artisan produce. From ferns to flowers and succulents, plants are displayed in sweet jute sacks, while servings of pistachios, dukkah and cinnamon sticks are packaged neatly alongside fresh mushrooms and avocados. more

Bars
the scratch, milton
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: The Scratch

Lurking beneath the shadow of the monumental Milton Brewery is craft beer dive The Scratch. A dimly lit den where high-end and low-key drinkers rub elbows, The Scratch serves independent craft beer from local and international boutique breweries. With no tap contracts in sight and rejecting brand loyalty, The Scratch’s taps and bottles are on constant rotation, meaning any well-tuned tastebud is kept ever captivated. Owners and beer-lovers Ben Nichols, Kieran Ryan and Patrick Shevlin are driven to inspire and educate visiting folk about the story of each beer, and encourage a serving of farmhouse cheese alongside your pint. Check out The Scratch on The Street Photographer. more

Recipes
beet cake tiger in a jar
Food & Drink

Watch: Tiger in A Jar’s Beet Cake

Flour is pulled from vintage drawers, dark chocolate is precisely snapped in half and sugar is delicately laid upon the bench in sweet teaspoon measurements. Encouraging people to slow down and enjoy each motion of baking – the way flour feels in your hands or the sound of eggs cracking – is this visual recipe for Beet Cake by Tiger in A Jar. The creation of couple Matt and Julie, Tiger in A Jar takes beautiful still and moving imagery. From food films for Kinfolk to jewellery for Etsy, to documentary project trailers, be inspired by the majestic world of Tiger in A Jar. more

Restaurants
dos amigos, taringa
Food & Drink

Find spicy Jalapeño Poppers at Dos Amigos, Taringa

With the ever-expanding number of food chains popping up around town, Mexican fever is on our minds. But before the Guzmans and the Tuckerias came to town, Dos Amigos was sitting up on a hill in Taringa serving up authentic Mexican meals to the burrito inclined. A forefather of Mexican cuisine in Brisbane, Dos Amigos has been frying beans and wrapping tortillas since 1987. more

Restaurants
beef cheeks brisbane
Food & Drink

Tuck into beef cheeks at Simpatico, Ortiga and The Survey Co.

Taking that first bite of a butter-soft, succulent beef cheek can change your palate forever, as the taste of the rich, sticky juices is implanted in your memory long after the plate has been wiped clean with a slab of bread. Requiring a decent investment of time to make – albeit a rewarding one – beef cheeks obtain their tenderness from being cooked very slowly, until they can be cut with the side of a spoon and scooped onto your plate with its precious juices. more