Food

Yard Bird, Paddington 

From the moment I walked through the door to Yard Bird Ale House at Paddington, I knew I’d found what would become one of my favourite date venues. Not only does it boast a relaxed vibe and friendly staff, but there is indoor and outdoor seating available. We opted for a table indoors, but with […]

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Les Bubbles, Fortitude Valley 

They had me at ‘bottomless fries’. Last night I went to the opening of Les Bubbles, a French bistro in the soon-to-be Little Wick region of Fortitude Valley, on the corner of Wickham and Little Streets. Housed in what was once an illegal casino, bathhouse and brothel at the centre of the Fitzgerald inquiry of the […]

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Pig N Whistle, Fortitude Valley

A couple of months ago, I made a spur of the moment decision to break the lease on my two-bedroom north side apartment, sell almost all of my furniture and move into a one-bedroom apartment in Fortitude Valley. This was one of my best decisions for many reasons, most of all because it’s thrown me […]

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Madame Wu, Brisbane 

I’ve been off on more gastronomical adventures lately for eHarmony’s Great Date Guide and, after checking out Billykart Kitchen at Annerley, I was thrilled to have an excuse to head back to Madame Wu for dinner.  With views overlooking the city’s iconic Story Bridge, Madame Wu proclaims itself to be a bar and restaurant best suited for […]

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What’s on: Christmas in July 

Brisbanites, pop Friday 31 July in your diaries and head into the city from 5.30pm to see the Riverside Centre transformed into a winter wonderland to celebrate Christmas in July. Visitors to the precinct are invited to eat, drink and be merry by indulging in festive dishes and warming winter tipples ranging from a spiced Egg Nog Martini through to […]

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Screaming for ice cream

Last week I had a dream come true; I opened my front door to a delivery of free ice cream! Two tubs each of Harry’s Ice Cream Co‘s premium Peanut Butter Fudge, Sticky Date and Triple Choc Brownie. Shockingly, I wasn’t aware of the fact that July is International Ice Cream Month, but apparently it started […]

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How to beat the big freeze

The Big Freeze. Snowmaggedon, Antarctic vortex. Whatever you call it, there’s no denying that Australia’s eastern seaboard is under attack from mother nature with wild winds, plummeting temperatures and apparently, the almost unheard of, thundersnow! Facebook friends, prepare to be overrun with comments from your Brisbane-based friends complaining about the cold. Why? Because we don’t […]

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Noosa Food & Wine

On Saturday morning, Brigid (my friend who is the creative genius behind Kokopod) and I set off on a road trip to this year’s Noosa International Food and Wine Festival for a day of eating and food shopping. The festival started back in 2003 as the Celebration of Australian Food & Wine Noosa Style featuring famous foodies including Stephanie Alexander, […]

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