The Grocer
Indulge with The Collective yoghurts
Food & Drink

Indulge with The Collective yoghurts

Delivering finesse in flavour and product design, The Collective dairy company out of New Zealand produces an array of gourmet probiotic yoghurts. Each spoonful is addictive, tasting not merely like a yoghurt to pop in a smoothie or on top of breakfast, but almost like a dessert in itself. Gourmet flavours like Love Passion, Luscious Lemon and Russian Fudge entice, while the limited-edition Banoffi Pie secures that dessert idea. The Collective also produces a skinny cottage cheese and traditional haloumi, all enveloped in fun logotype. Pick up a tub (or two) from Bread & Butter at Bulimba or your local IGA. Image via Soul Fresh more

Restaurants
The Street Photographer: Gerard's Bistro
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Gerard’s Bistro

As Gerard’s Bistro prepares to open its doors, the creative minds behind Lychee Lounge and Laruche have taken a step up in the food realm, creating a very much restaurant-focused locale. Featuring a menu that ranges from small and large plates to bar food and lavish desserts, the brothers settled on Southern European cuisine with a North African spice for their latest gastronome adventure. Check out Gerard’s Bistro on The Street Photographer.   more

Coffee
The Street Photographer: Grindhouse Specialty Coffee
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The Street Photographer: Grindhouse Specialty Coffee

A true hole-in-the-wall coffee destination, Grindhouse Specialty Coffee at Stones Corner is tucked inside an old garage, in a carpark, off a laneway, near Logan Road. The walls and ceiling are lined with empty coffee sacks from around the world, making the interior resemble a rustic tent-like ambience. Nestled among the golden tones of the sacks, low wooden tables and ambient industrial lighting is the feature of this espresso bar – a deep red La Marzocco coffee machine. Serving up a number of signature blends across an array of alternative brewing methods, Grindhouse Specialty Coffee is a haven for local caffeine connoisseurs. Ever-changing single-origin blends from the likes of Brazil and Tanzania slot into the menu next to a house blend, all sourced from Dramanti Artisan Roasters at Wynnum and Supreme Roasters at Yatala. Run by Kenesi Bowie (great last name) and Bob (just Bob), at… more

Recipes
Keep snug with a hearty beef stew
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Keep snug with a hearty beef stew

This hearty beef stew recipe is perfect for keeping snug on cool wintery nights or as a meal for Sunday lunch. Alternate what you serve this warm meal over – whether simple boiled potatoes or smooth, creamy polenta for the gluten-intolerant, or fresh lush ribbons of fettuccini like you would a beef bourguignon. more

Recipes
How to make Rhubarb Compote
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How to make Rhubarb Compote

Pull rhubarb stalks straight from the ground, rinse, chop, boil, cool – these are the simple steps narrated through within The Homegrown Swedes’ visual recipe of how to make rhubarb compote. Sanna Fyring Liedgren’s devotion to food and drink was born while working in her parents’ restaurant in Stockholm. There she learnt the value and beauty of simple, uncomplicated flavours. Since then Sanna has worked in restaurants all over the world, now using her skills to create new recipes and cook food for photoshoots and videos. Under The Homegrown Swedes, Sanna and Oscar Liedgren capture how things are done – whether made, cooked, fixed, hammered or assembled – delivered through dreamy timespaces. In this video, the pair communicate a recipe for homemade rhubarb compote, listing the ingredients along with simple instructions for each step in English and Swedish.   more


Restaurants
the-kettle-and-tin
Food & Drink

The Kettle and Tin opens in Paddington

A flurry of all-day dining, The Kettle and Tin has opened in Paddington much to the delight of local breakfast go-ers and watering-hole aficionados. Brother to The Ponycat in New Farm, The Kettle and Tin is too run by the colourful Asa Boardman, known for his decorated cafe walls and dedication to a service environment. more

Bars
the bowery
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The Street Photographer: The Bowery

A discreet den of cocktail dreams, The Bowery in Fortitude Valley has crooned many a slinky weekend reveller since opening in 2003. Inspired by a New York street infamous for its speakeasies and underground gin joints during Prohibition, The Bowery recreates this smoky, rebellious era through high-quality first-pour spirits and age-old original cocktail recipes. When approaching The Bowery for the first time, instructions from those in the know may include ‘look for the black shop front’ or the faux street sign down the adjoining dumpster lane. Staging live jazz during the week and DJs on the weekend, at The Bowery you can get comfy in a leather-studded booth, browse the extented cocktail list and watch as the suspender-donned bartenders spin you a concoction that will make your Saturday night equal parts sweet and sultry. Check out The Bowery on The Street Photographer. more

Treats
how to make pesto
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How to make homemade pesto

Taking your time, enjoying each movement, the slow acts creating meaning beyond just a meal. Kinfolk and Etsy posted this visual recipe, exploring the careful art of creating homemade pesto. A dreamy tale of simple proportions, be inspired to relax the pace on your next home-cooked meal. Image via 101 Cookbooks. more

Treats
hot spiced apple toddy recipe
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Warm blue lips with a Hot Spiced Apple Toddy

While in the city we may not have the luxury of growing and picking our own apples to create a home brew of cider, we can still indulge in a hot apple toddy come winter. Rekorderlig has a Winter Cider of apple, cinnamon and vanilla, which may not require the additional maple syrup depending on how strong a sweet tooth you have. You may also like to adjust the amount of cinnamon and nutmeg added to the hot apple cider to suit your preferred level of spice. Enjoy on a chilly, rainy evening while curled up on the couch with a blanket and a good book. This recipe makes one drink, but we doubled (and quadrupled) the amounts to make a larger batch to share with friends. more

Treats
saj and grill
Food & Drink

Find simple, flavourful zaatar at Saj & Grill

A dried-herb blend of sesame seeds, oregano, marjoram, sumac, sea salt and cumin, zaatar (or za’atar) is a spice mixture used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Often sprinkled over meat, vegetables and salads, when mixed with some evoo, this crunchy, flavoursome seasoning turns into an exotic accompaniment to a fresh loaf of bread. Each country of origin has its own blend, with each family guarding their recipe close, often not even passed down from mother to daughter. Zaatar can also be spread on authentic Lebanese Saj bread prior to baking. Try the Zaatar Herb bread with oregano, thyme and olive oil or the Zaatar Special with additional tomato, cucumber, olives, labneh and mint at Saj & Grill at South Bank. Or buy a pre-oiled tub of evoo and zaatar mix from Sourced Grocer, Teneriffe. Image via Visit South Bank.   more