Restaurants
Chowhouse, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

New Chowhouse brings street food to James Street

Serving up a menu that combines classic bistro favourites with Asian-influenced cuisine, Chowhouse is the latest addition to the James Street food strip. The same owners of previous tenant James Street Bistro have executed a suave makeover, modernising both the design and menu to suit Brisbane’s sophisticated palate. more

Bars
InCider Trading, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Boutique cellar InCider Trading opens in Fortitude Valley

All those deliciously crisp and cool craft ciders you’ve been enjoying on tap or in a bottle at dedicated bars about town can now be consumed from the comfort of your couch. InCider Trading is a boutique wine and cider cellar that’s just opened its doors along bustling Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley. more

Recipes
Bubble Tea recipe
Food & Drink

Thirst Quencher: Summer Bubble Tea

Super sweet, milky and with curious balls at the bottom of your cup, bubble tea is a rather intriguing thirst quencher. Originating in Taiwan, bubble tea is made using boba tapioca pearls, which are best used within a few hours of cooking but can keep in the fridge for a few days – just expect them to go crunchy over time. For the ultimate sweet-tooth tea, use sweetened condensed milk instead of full cream or almond milk. more

The Grocer
People's Food Plan
Food & Drink

People’s Food Plan hosts Potluck Picnic at West End

Gather together with local, like-minded foodies at the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance’s Potluck Picnic this weekend and have your say towards the People’s Food Plan. Shaping a food system that looks after people and the environment, the People’s Food Plan aims to target the important issues surrounding the future of food in Australia. The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance is a collaboration of passionate organisations and individuals, which is working towards instigating a food system where people have the opportunity to choose, create and manage their food supply from paddock to plate. Head along to the Potluck Picnic in Orleigh Park in West End this Sunday December 2 from 3:00–6:00 pm, bring a plate of local, fresh food to share and chat all things food-related with fellow locavores. more

Treats
HK Honey
Food & Drink

Discover the good deeds of HK Honey

Founded by product designer Michael Leung, HK Honey brings together beekeepers, artists and designers to install and maintain hives amongst the high-rise apartments of Hong Kong. Connecting local people with local beekeepers and supplying them with local honey, HK Honey brings people closer to the origins of their food in a city that lacks green space. more

Restaurants
Pony Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane
Food & Drink

Sydney institution Pony opens at Eagle Street Pier

With locations at Neutral Bay and The Rocks in Sydney, Pony Dining has eloped up the coast to Brisbane’s Riverside precinct. Known for impressive design fit-outs of contemporary furniture, curved wooden ceilings and block-colour stained-glass windows, Pony Dining continues to embrace all things raw and exposed in the new Eagle Street Pier space. more


Bars
Loft, West End
Food & Drink

New village bar Loft opens in West End

A new bar is set to grace West End this weekend, opening above old brother Archive Beer Boutique. Self-described as a New York-style village bar, Loft is a cocktail and wine lounge, replacing rowdy previous upstairs tenant Uber. more

Restaurants
Made in Africa, Moorooka
Food & Drink

Discover the wonders of Ethiopian cuisine in Brisbane

Fostering the true meaning of shared dining is the cuisine of Ethiopia. Forgoing cutlery, Ethiopian cuisine uses injera – a spongey pancake- or crepe-like bread – as means for picking up portions of meat, curries and vegetables. Seeking out the most authentic Ethiopian foodstuffs in Brisbane, we discovered a plethora of African food experiences in Moorooka. more

Recipes
The Golden Pig, Newstead
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: The Golden Pig

By day, the back streets of Newstead are an industrial jungle of comings and goings. But at dusk, the streets grow quiet, the quiet surrounds allowing the kitchen at The Golden Pig Food & Wine School to create the noise. The cavernous warehouse space has been transformed into an architecturally savvy environment, combining all the gadgets and gizmos of a professional chef, with lush hanging gardens and white walls. A space to learn from scratch, pick up neat tips or perfect your hand at a particular cuisine, The Golden Pig lets you create masterpieces in the kitchen, before feasting upon your handiwork. Check out The Golden Pig on The Street Photographer.   more

Coffee
Tall Short Espresso
Food & Drink

Tall Short Espresso makes a move to Eagle Lane

The vintage red VW kombi van that is Tall Short Espresso has traversed the river from South Bank to Riverside, now finding a weekday home at Eagle Lane. You may have noticed its very rouge existence pop up at Brisbane Festival this year, as the van caters to events about town as well as a usual weekday spot. more

Recipes
homemade blackberry ice-cream
Food & Drink

Keep cool with Homemade Blackberry Ice-cream

The warm days and humid nights of late have left us feeling parched and in need of something chilled and refreshing to make it all bearable. While store-bought ice-cream from a tub is quick and accessible, there’s nothing more satisfying than whipping up your own chilled dessert from farm-fresh berries, eggs and milk. Try this recipe for homemade blackberry ice-cream at home this weekend, which works with or without an ice-cream maker. more

Recipes
pear & gorgonzola crostini
Food & Drink

Make: Pear & Gorgonzola Crostini

Savoury meets sweet in this visual recipe for Pear & Gorgonzola Crostini. Meaning ‘little toasts’ in Italian, the crostini are topped with the sweet flavours of the honey and pear, complemented by the bite of the blue cheese. Make as an elegant snack pre-dinner party feast or simply as an afternoon treat. more

Bars
O'lea food bar, Woolloongabba
Food & Drink

New bar and foodie haunt Olea opens in Woolloongabba

Small bars are a golden invention. Design savvy and serving carefully curated offerings of liquor and foodstuffs, the small bar lets you indulge in superb offerings and be tucked back in bed just post midnight. The latest establishment to open under this pretense is O’lea in Woolloongabba. Posited along Stanley Street East, next door to Foxy Bean, O’lea is a suburban wine and beer bar, serving meals crafted from market-driven produce. more

Restaurants
Hatakaya Ramen, Sunnybank
Food & Drink

Try the traditional broths of Hakataya Ramen, Sunnybank

Analogous to a tiny ramen shop in downtown Tokyo, Hakataya Ramen transports diners straight to Nippon. Raw wooden panelling and two long wooden benches span the length of the narrow interior, with seats filled with hungry locals bringing bowls to their mouths to slurp delicious noodles – a traditional custom in Japan. more

Restaurants
dinesmart, south bank
Food & Drink

DineSmart at South Bank to help the homeless

While the festive season begins to envelop us in celebratory evenings out sipping champagne and toasting to a good year, it’s also a time for giving back and thinking of others. In the six weeks leading up to Christmas, restaurants the country over are participating in DineSmart, a national initiative to support the homeless in our local community. more

Recipes
picnic panzanella recipe
Food & Drink

Pack Panzanella for your next picnic

There can be many variations to a panzanella recipe. Traditional recipes see purely tomatoes and bread take to the mix, while more contemporary versions feature cucumber, capsicum, capers and anchovies. You could also use cooked chorizo or olives to add more indulgent flavours, while crisp cucumber and capsicum freshen the meal to a summery lightness. more