Author: Kit

Cocktail of the month: The Vasquez

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in Bars

It’s a common problem. You’re sipping a cool drink, slowly unwinding at your favourite bar. All of a sudden, half the ice in your glass has melted and your drink’s lost its taste. The Vasquez, from Woolloongabba cocktail bar Canvas, won’t disappoint you.

Happiness in a glass. Happiness in a glass.

Dodge the hot weather down on Bourbon Street

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Bars

If the sudden arrival of spring has left you hot and bothered, you might want a drink to cool off. New Orleans-themed Bourbon Street can certainly help you there. It’s always surprised me that so many of our new American-inspired venues focus on Southern food but not on Southern drinks (although Papa Jack’s is a …

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The Trouble with Food Trends

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Opinion

When it comes to food, Brisbane is seriously on trend; from our Paleo-porridge breakfasts through to our deep fried, Deep South dinners – followed by countless gourmet doughnuts, of course. Don’t worry, this isn’t a Pete Evans moment; I’m not going to lecture you about food being medicine. It isn’t. It can’t literally cure what …

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The banana was cooked in its skin, because a meal like this couldn't let the banana be boring. The banana was cooked in its skin, because a meal like this couldn't let the banana be boring.

Artie & Mai serves up some mesmerising French toast

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Cafes, Restaurants

“You can have that table for half an hour, if that’s not too quick for you.” It was, but on a blustery Saturday morning, any amount of time indoors was better than eating outside. The staff at Albion’s Artie & Mai knew this, and were doing their best to keep people warm. The room itself …

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The space looks like an old pub which has somehow modernised itself completely. The space looks like an old pub which has somehow modernised itself completely.

A beer (or three) at Mr Edward’s Alehouse

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015 in Bars, beer, Restaurants

An often overlooked corner of the city – not quite on the river, not quite beside the botanical gardens, and opposite the Port Office Hotel – is where Mr Edward decided to open his Alehouse & Kitchen this week. However, his judgement is much less questionable than his existence. In addition to his duties as invented venue …

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Survival Guide: Where to get a drink in Brisbane on Sundays

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in Bars

It might be busy on Friday and Saturday nights, but come Sunday, the Brisbane CBD is usually quieter than your hungover housemate. Cafes are closed, there’s an eerily small number of people around, and so many quality bars like Malt, The Gresham, and Brooklyn Standard are not open for business. But before you shrug and set your Sunday session …

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