cheese Archive

  • What I find particularly poetic about Alfred Street's latest addition, gin bar Dutch Courage Officers' Mess is that owner Matthew Hilan was a former Air Combat Officer in the RAAF. Unfortunately I didn't get to taste any of the cocktails (crazy launch party!), but on the food front, I think Dutch Courage has some menu items worthy of your salivation.

    Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess – a look into their menu

    What I find particularly poetic about Alfred Street's latest addition, gin bar Dutch Courage Officers' Mess is that owner Matthew Hilan was a former Air Combat Officer in the RAAF. Unfortunately I didn't get to taste any of the cocktails (crazy launch party!), but on the food front, I think Dutch Courage has some menu items worthy of your salivation.

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  • Alfred and Constance launched their winter menu blending heartier winter dishes with the best of local and seasonal produce, straight from the wood-fired oven, so here’s a sneaky peek at what we tried.

    Alfred & Constance New Winter 2014 menu

    Alfred and Constance launched their winter menu blending heartier winter dishes with the best of local and seasonal produce, straight from the wood-fired oven, so here’s a sneaky peek at what we tried.

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  • There are a couple of cafes we rarely visit, on account of the lack of parking and/or notoriously difficulty in securing a table. Sourced Grocer is one of those unfortunate candidates which suffer from both these aliments.

    Quick breakfast at Sourced Grocer

    There are a couple of cafes we rarely visit, on account of the lack of parking and/or notoriously difficulty in securing a table. Sourced Grocer is one of those unfortunate candidates which suffer from both these aliments.

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  • Whenever I get together with like-minded foodies, our conversation always includes the recent restaurants we have visited and the candid thoughts we had about our meals. Gordita came recommended as one to definitely try. And who am I to argue against a recommendation from fellow foodies?

    Gordita Bar & Restaurant

    Whenever I get together with like-minded foodies, our conversation always includes the recent restaurants we have visited and the candid thoughts we had about our meals. Gordita came recommended as one to definitely try. And who am I to argue against a recommendation from fellow foodies?

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  • Unlike Sisco across the road, Spring Hill Deli is quieter and looks a little older, but there is an unmistakable calm when you have little wizened patrons on canes who park themselves at their curb side tables to start their day. That soothing sense that one should take in the simple pleasure of sipping an aromatic cup of hot coffee while catching up on the morning news saturates the air at Spring Hill Deli – a welcome change to the sterility of hospitals and clinics.

    Spring Hill Deli

    Unlike Sisco across the road, Spring Hill Deli is quieter and looks a little older, but there is an unmistakable calm when you have little wizened patrons on canes who park themselves at their curb side tables to start their day. That soothing sense that one should take in the simple pleasure of sipping an aromatic cup of hot coffee while catching up on the morning news saturates the air at Spring Hill Deli – a welcome change to the sterility of hospitals and clinics.

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  • The Eatery offers a relaxed and casual dining environment on the hotel’s first floor. The 60 seat restaurant offers a selection of daily menus including breakfast and an express market lunch. A seafood buffet is also available for Friday and Saturday dinner for $75 per head, and a Sunday seafood brunch option for $55 per person, which includes a glass of bubbles on arrival.

    The Eatery in Four Points by Sheraton

    The Eatery offers a relaxed and casual dining environment on the hotel’s first floor. The 60 seat restaurant offers a selection of daily menus including breakfast and an express market lunch. A seafood buffet is also available for Friday and Saturday dinner for $75 per head, and a Sunday seafood brunch option for $55 per person, which includes a glass of bubbles on arrival.

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  • I don’t even remember what business used to be where Beach Burrito Company is now, but what Beach Burrito Company have done with the place is a million times better. They have created a chill tropical explosion of colour and if you push further back, they have a great outdoor seating area out back. It might not be sand between your toes (in fact, I highly recommend NOT kicking off your shoes), but it comes pretty darn close.

    Beach Burrito Company

    I don’t even remember what business used to be where Beach Burrito Company is now, but what Beach Burrito Company have done with the place is a million times better. They have created a chill tropical explosion of colour and if you push further back, they have a great outdoor seating area out back. It might not be sand between your toes (in fact, I highly recommend NOT kicking off your shoes), but it comes pretty darn close.

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  • We hit up the Space Invaders Australia Day BBQ, a fundraising BBQ in New Farm Park on Australia Day with all profits going towards the Space Invaders team's fundraising goal of $2000.

    Space Invaders Australia Day BBQ

    We hit up the Space Invaders Australia Day BBQ, a fundraising BBQ in New Farm Park on Australia Day with all profits going towards the Space Invaders team's fundraising goal of $2000.

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  • I was lucky enough to find an all-day free on-street parking spot, so I didn't have to go home. But I had fasted with the SO and was dying for at least a decent coffee. The nurses had a couple of recommendations and gave me specific instructions on how to navigate through the inner bowels of the hospital to Boundary Street. Why do they always build hospitals like mazes?

    Waiting for the SO to come out of surgery at Sisco

    I was lucky enough to find an all-day free on-street parking spot, so I didn't have to go home. But I had fasted with the SO and was dying for at least a decent coffee. The nurses had a couple of recommendations and gave me specific instructions on how to navigate through the inner bowels of the hospital to Boundary Street. Why do they always build hospitals like mazes?

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  • The Heavens had opened up over Brisbane and I ordinarily love rainy days for the cool relief it brings. But not when we have to go out hunting for breakfast. A quick scan of my to-visit list directed me to the next nearest breakfast joint - Flute Food and Wine in our old stomping ground of Rosalie.

    Breakfast at Flute Food and Wine, Rosalie

    The Heavens had opened up over Brisbane and I ordinarily love rainy days for the cool relief it brings. But not when we have to go out hunting for breakfast. A quick scan of my to-visit list directed me to the next nearest breakfast joint - Flute Food and Wine in our old stomping ground of Rosalie.

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