Coffee
Ltd espresso + brew bar, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Ltd espresso + brew bar opens in Fortitude Valley

Inspired by the act of sitting and being served at a bar for your well-crafted morning espresso in Italy, Ltd espresso + brew bar in Fortitude Valley is a purist coffee haunt. Predominately black and white, with touches of wood and mason-jar lighting, the minimalist interior at Ltd lets the coffee take focus. more

Restaurants
The Postale Society, Brisbane
Food & Drink

The Postale Society hosts a supperclub at The Servery

The Postale Society is a new collaboration between local creatives Louise Lindgren (of looseleaf.paper) and Kristina Chelberg. An intimate evening of dining, stories and kinship, The Postale Society Supper Club will see 20 folk of various backgrounds come together for hors d’oeuvres and fine wines. The Postale Society was formed as a way to tell stories, piece by piece, through beautifully written correspondence that arrives in your letterbox in installments, like a postcard. Reinventing the joy of postal communication, The Postale Society is now branching into stories told in person through hosting a supperclub. Fostering an opportunity for inspiration and fellowship, the Supper Club lets local creatives engage in conversations over a common enjoyment of shared dining in a sumptuous space. The first of these evenings is being held at The Servery on November 15. more

Treats
Good Food & Wine Show Brisbane
Food & Drink

Good Food & Wine Show celebrates local produce

The Good Food & Wine Show is in town this weekend, wrapping up its nationwide tour with a program fit to tickle every food fancy. From Friday to Sunday, food stalls, cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and book signings will be the order of the day at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre as the Good Food & Wine Show celebrates great local produce. more

Bars
Stokehouse, River Quay
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Stokehouse Q

Modern angles meet rich timber in the contemporary design of Stokehouse Q at River Quay. Vibrant orange and green tones contrast sleek grey seating and crisp white tablecloths among the immaculately set tables. Fresh breezes sweep off the water as you soak up river and city views from the restaurant or riverside deck. The adjoining Stoke Bar keeps things casual, with the street-side wooden nook perfect for lounging with a well-crafted cocktail. One to embrace local seasonal produce, Stokehouse is highlighting strawberries on the dessert menu this month. Check out Stokehouse Q on The Street Photographer. more

Recipes
Raw Food: Salted Chocolate Protein Bars
Food & Drink

Raw Food: Salted Chocolate Protein Bars

With lazing on the beach over Christmas lingering in the back of our minds, the last thing we want to do is reach for a calorie-filled slice of chocolate cake when three-thirty-itis comes calling. To get your chocolate fix, but in a healthy manner, whip up these raw protein bars, which are packed with the kind of goodness that will keep you energised throughout the afternoon and taste as good as any dessert. more

Coffee
The Usual: coffee creation in reverse
Food & Drink

The Usual: coffee creation in reverse

Set in the ever-cool coffee haunt of Comet Coffee in Ann Arbor, Michigan, The Usual is a short filmic creation by Charlie Dwyer. Delivered in reverse, the video shows the intimate details of the coffee-making process – beginning with the final product, followed by the process of creation, ending with the context-framing start of the cafe visit. Shot all in one take, this short will entice you with rich droplets of coffee from the machine and precise pouring of creamy milk. more

Cafes
Iced coffee
Food & Drink

Get the lowdown on iced coffee in Brisbane

The weather is warming and soon that morning cup of steaming joe is not going to be a pleasant experience unless you’re taking it in supreme igloo-like conditions. Enter: iced coffee. While an ice-cream-containing, cream-topped iced coffee might be some folks’ cup of tea, all that indulgence can sometimes be too much straight after rolling out of bed. This week we hunted down some of the best of the bottled, over ice and alternative cold coffee concoctions in Brisbane. more


Cafes
Three Monkeys
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: The Three Monkeys Coffee and Tea House

The Three Monkeys Coffee and Tea House, or Three Monkeys as it is affectionately known, is a West End icon. A dimly lit bazaar of obscure memorabilia and baboon-related curios, this atmospheric tea house is the perfect spot for a creamy chai latte or hot chocolate to warm numb fingers in the cooler seasons. The assortment of exotic tea leaves can turn even the most devoted coffee drinker, while the cake selection tops off a dreamy dinner date. Quiet corner nooks and curtained-off crannies provide intimate seclusion while, outside, the courtyard is lush with greenery, offering visitors a seating option dappled with sunlight. Check out The Three Monkeys on The Street Photographer. more

Recipes
leek tarte tatin
Food & Drink

Make Matt Preston’s Leek Tarte Tatin

Matt Preston has a bit of a thing for leeks – his heart succumbs to their squeaky sweetness and the way they hold together in tight juicy rings even when cooked. Highlighting the leek’s simple virtues with creamy goats curd, flakes of salt and pops of thyme, Matt Preston’s recipe for Leek Tarte Tatin can be served fresh with a crunchy salad of iceberg lettuce, cucumber and apple, and a drizzle of lemon juice to contrast the buttery richness of the tart. more

The Grocer
Get philanthropic with Boxed Water Is Better
Food & Drink

Get philanthropic with Boxed Water Is Better

Like the Italians are teaching us that coffee (good coffee) can come in a can, the Americans are letting us in on the little secret that water is better when boxed. Inspired to create a brand of bottled water that is better for the environment, Michigan-based Benjamin Gott came up with boxed water. Boxed Water Is Better delivers your packaged, transportable hydration source in sustainable, recyclable packaging, where the cardboard is made from trees from certified, well-managed forests. Boxed Water Is Better even donates 10% of its profits to reforestation foundations, with another 10% donated to water relief foundations. Pick up your carton of cool, refreshing boxed H2O from Southside Tea Room.   more

Recipes
Alfred Hitchcock cookbook
Food & Drink

Read the animated cookbook of Alfred Hitchcock classics

If Alfred Hitchcock followed his gourmet dreams, what would his recipes look like? Insert: Hitch – an animated look into imaginary food compendium The Ultimate Hitch Cookbook. Created by some folk over at the Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Germany, Hitch flips through a film buff’s perfect cooking companion, featuring recipes for Alfred Hitchcock’s classics. Image via Laughing Squid. more

Bars
The Nant Whisky Cellar & Bar, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

The Nant Whisky Cellar & Bar opens at Emporium

Those who have been craving the idea of a dapper whisky bar in which to sip smooth single malts can find solace in The Nant Whisky Cellar & Bar in Emporium. An extension of The Nant Distillery in Tasmania, this new elegant watering hole brings the best of Tasmanian whisky and foodstuffs to match to the Brisbane dining and drinking scene. more

Bars
Bacchus, South Bank
Food & Drink

Pool-meets-restaurant Bacchus opens at South Bank

Named after the Roman God of food, wine and good times, a new restaurant, bar and pool concept has opened at South Bank. Designed by LA-based Tracy Beckmann, the Bacchus interior features chandeliers and Italian draperies, while rich tones of chocolate and cream mesh within the furniture, the rooms warmed by ambient lighting. more

Cafes
Spring Hill Deli Cafe
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Spring Hill Deli Cafe

For a few weeks last month, Spring Hill’s beloved red deli opened the doors to its new cafe counterpart, putting the menu to trial and gathering feedback from friendly locals. But the owners already had a trip to Italy planned, so we saw the doors shut again for three weeks, while they tasted their way around the Mediterranean. Back in business and full of inspiration, the ladies have pieced together a new menu, with sweet-tooth favourites like the brownie sundae and peaches and cream milkshake staying put. A new mural has joined the space, while the sweet pots of herbs and flowers in jars remain. Slip in for an early breakfast, before popping next door to the deli to pick up a panini to takeaway for lunch in the park later on. Check out Spring Hill Deli Cafe on The Street Photographer. more

Restaurants
Melbourne Cup Lunch Brisbane
Food & Drink

Plan a festive Melbourne Cup luncheon

A day of long lunches and cheery sips of Champagne, Melbourne Cup is right around the corner. If you’re lucky enough to have the day (or half day) off work here in Brisbane, we’ve put together a little list of potential waterfront luncheon and race-watching locales for Tuesday November 6. more