Yesterday, Monday June 15, a curious smoky smell starting wafting across Gasworks Plaza. Those with sharp olfactory sensors will have been able to make out notes of macadamia, black wattle, hickory and pecan – and also, perhaps, the smell of lovingly smoked meat. The heady aroma was emanating from the kitchen of Smokey Moo – a beloved low-n-slow barbecue concept that has just opened in Newstead after two years across the river in East Brisbane. After some pandemic-related delays, Smokey Moo is cooking up a storm – serving mouth-watering hunks of barbecued beef and satisfying sides, while also debuting a new range of cocktails to wash it all down.
Absorb your senses in a little slow food culture this weekend at Regional Flavours at South Bank. A celebration of Queensland produce from ground to table, Regional Flavours exhibits the many varied food traditions present within our state, from traditional migrant recipes to native indigenous foods turning gourmet.
If you’re anything like us, you probably love to treat yourself to a good cocktail from time to time. In a similar vein, indulging in your whim to wolf down a custom concoction probably doesn’t coincide with your levels of effort most of the time. In short, a lot of us are too lazy to make our own cocktails. Well, folks, we have some damn good news for you – if you’re partial to an Old Fashioned, the geniuses at Melbourne distillery Starward have managed to capture this classic concoction and bottle it.
If you love the energising aroma of lemon, get your hands on a bunch of lemon verbena – an aromatic little plant that’ll freshen up your garden, flavour your nosh, and add zest to your tea.
Declaring a polite war against the more mainstream waffles of Belgium, The Iron Ladies serves traditional and contemporary Norwegian waffles. A pop-up party of two, The Iron Ladies is the spare-time creation of Christian Aas and Rhys Jones.