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Food & Wine

Trading places: One of our favourite brew stops brings its magic to Heritage Lanes

One of the best resources for craft beverages is doubling its presence in The City. This week Malt Traders quietly opened a new honey hole over at Heritage Lanes, offering inner-city denizens a second spot to source single-batch whiskies, biodynamic wines from small producers and exceptional locally made craft beer. And, best of all, you can enjoy your purchase on site.

Food & Wine

The art of food: Eat with your eyes at Howard Smith's latest

As chefs continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in the kitchen, the lines between culinary and artistic endeavour are blurring. Mews, the brand-new restaurant at inner-city hotel Crystalbrook Vincent is taking things a step further by welcoming diners into what is best described as a living street-art gallery.

With a seasoned hospitality veteran at the helm (boasting experience at Quay, Biota, Paper Daisy and a year-long stint at Tartine in San Francisco), Ramona Trattoria will be serving natural wines, cocktails and Italian eats made the old-school way.

All hands on deck: Coorparoo's old-school attraction is ready to roll

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Food & Wine

Dining out at home: Top chefs on the menu for five-star silver service experience

As much as we love our ready-to-microwave meals in a pinch, sometimes our cravings call for food that is more elevated. The answer? FIX., a chef-led at-home dinner solution that takes the approach that dining in can be just as fun and delicious as dining out. There’s absolutely no vacuum-packed bangers and mash here folks – we’re talking a luxe spread of ready-to-plate meals that are worthy of only your best china dinner set. Oh, and did we mention some of Australia’s best chefs have prepared them for you?

Festivals

Fire in the sky: Let us show you the best places to eat, drink and watch Riverfire

With September on the horizon, so too is the arrival of Brisbane Festival. The month will serve up a bevy of theatre, music and art and will kick off with Brisbane’s biggest party – Riverfire by Australian Retirement Trust. The annual pyrotechnics showcase will light up the city’s sky once again on Saturday September 3, and the banks of the Brisbane River will be lined with revellers keen to see the fireworks displays and aerial antics. If you’re searching for the perfect vantage point to take in the display and fill your rumbling belly at the same time, we’ve rounded up some of our top picks …

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Festivals

Good clean fun: Coast's newest festival to brush up in time for Spring

A new free music festival featuring an eclectic mix of styles from surf garage rock to electronic hip hop and anarchic performance art will take over the beaches and streets of Surfers Paradise over the first weekend of September.

Festivals

Over the Horizon: Coast multi-arts festival draws talent from far and wide

Over ten days in August, the Sunshine Coast is playing host to a contemporary multi-arts festival. More than just your average collection of visual art, music, theatre, dance, words, film and creative workshops, Horizon Festival is rooted in celebrating the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast with a program that thoughtfully honours and highlights the Traditional Custodians of the land in which it operates – the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Peoples.

Food & Wine

Chow down - when China meets Peru, the cuisine is out of this world

Ever heard of chifa? If not, don’t worry. Pretty soon it’ll be the cuisine on everyone’s lips. Next week, the hip hospitality gurus behind Woolloongabba trattoria Sasso Italiano will cut the ribbon on Casa Chow – a neon-lit eatery specialising in Chinese-Peruvian (better known as chifa) cuisine.

 

Theatre

Take a good, hard look at yourself, says the man who wrote the book on it

For Shannon Molloy, watching a representation of himself on stage as part of a world premiere for Brisbane Festival is both surprising and surreal.

Festivals

Sky's the limit as famous airshow confirms dates for Gold Coast event

One of the world’s biggest airshows will take to Queensland skies in 12 months time, soaring outside of its United States home base for the first time and aiming to draw masses of national and international tourists to the Gold Coast.

Music

Rolling back the years: Orchestra celebrates 75 years of timeless music

It’s a sign of the esteem in which the beloved Queensland Symphony Orchestra is held that its 75th anniversary concert this Friday will completely pack the concert hall.

Visual Art

Tree's a crowd: Artistic trio create an oasis in the middle of the city

A nature inspired art exhibition at the Brisbane Quarter has created an oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.

Food & Wine

Get a sneak peek inside the intimate drinking spot from the Lune Croissanterie crew

If you’ve ever bitten into a buttery croissant from Lune and wondered what the croissanterie crew could achieve if it put the same amount of care and thought into another culinary concept, then we’d like to introduce you to Butler Wine Bar. This long-awaited neighbourhood drinkery is The Lune Co. team’s first foray into nighttime trade and they’re looking to make a great impression on Brisbane’s wine- and cocktail-sipping set.

Books & Poetry

Horse Whisperer author Nicholas Evans dies suddenly at 72

Nicholas Evans, the British author who penned the bestselling novel “The Horse Whisperer,” has died aged 72.