Have your smashed avo and eat it too: Brisbane’s best suburbs for foodies to buy a home

first_imgBrisbane foodie Amy O’Keefe bought her first home in this building in New Farm.BRISBANE’S BEST SUBURBS FOR FOODIES TO BUY A HOME Suburb Median unit price Average Zomato rating 1. New Farm/Teneriffe $580,500 3.65 2. Annerley/Fairfield $465,750 3.543. Coorparoo $420,000 3.52 4. Chelmer/Indooroopilly/Taringa $459,250 3.50 5. Alderley/Enoggera/Gaythorne $423,470 3.50 6. Camp Hill/Carina/Carindale $500,125 3.49 7. Corinda/Graceville/Sherwood $462,000 3.46 8. Ashgrove/Ashgrove West $437,500 3.45 9. Mansfield/Mount Gravatt/Wishart $423,390 3.45 10. Highgate Hill/South Brisbane $542,917 3.45 (Source: Zomato, Finder.com.au) Foodie Amy O’Keefe and partner, Ben Kasehagen, have their morning coffee at a cafe near where she bought a home. Photo: Liam Kidston.Miss O’Keefe admitted that while it was “doable” to afford an apartment in the exclusive suburb, buying a bigger house might be more difficult in future.“We can enjoy it as a young couple now, but we might have to be move further out later,” she said.“As a starting point, it seems like a pretty good long term investment.“New Farm’s never really going out of fashion.” MILLION DOLLAR BREAKTHROUGH A STEAL Coorparoo is a good suburb to buy a home if you’re a foodie.If you’re looking for a top notch dining spot in Brisbane’s west, Chelmer, Indooroopilly and Taringa are the top picks.On Brisbane’s northside dinners are buzzing about Alderley, Enoggera, Gaythorne, Grange, Newmarket and Wilston. “Foodies looking to buy an apartment in an area with top rated restaurants get good bang for their buck in 4051 where the median apartment price is $423,470 — a 3 per cent premium compared to the Brisbane average,” Finder.com.au money expert Bessie Hassan said.Postcode 4122, home to Mansfield, Mount Gravatt, Mount Gravatt East, Upper Mount Gravatt and Wishart, also offers good value for foodies, with the median apartment price an affordable $423,390. RIPLEY’S FOCUS ON GREEN LIVING Perhaps surprisingly, Brisbane’s CBD scored poorly, achieving an overall rating of 3.26 out of 5, making it one of the city’s lowest rated foodie suburbs.Ms Hassan said these were the spots where home hunters might want to consider settling down if eating out was a priority.“Despite high property prices across Brisbane, there’s still the opportunity to get a good priced apartment in a great food region,” she said.“Being able to call some of Brisbane’s top eateries your ‘local’ is a major drawcard for some.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoOn the flip side, finder.com.au suggests foodies stay clear of the suburbs of Wynnum, Kingston and Runcorn, which scored the lowest. New Farm rates highly for its quality dining scene. Picture: Annette Dew.Rounding out the top three postcodes for highest rated restaurants are 4103 and 4151 — both in Brisbane’s inner south, with Annerley, Fairfield, Coorparoo and Carindale scoring highly when it comes to tantalising home hunters’ tastebuds.Coorparoo, with a median apartment price of just $420,000, is also the cheapest suburb for house hunters who love to eat out. ‘I’M GOING TO WEE IN YOUR PANTS’ Foodie Amy O’Keefe and partner, Ben Kasehagen, have their morning coffee at a cafe near where she bought a home. Photo: Liam Kidston.WHEN it came to buying her first home, Amy O’Keefe wasn’t fussy — it just had to satisfy one requirement. The self-confessed foodie has a smashed avocado habit that’s simply too hard to break, which is why she made a beeline for Brisbane’s top rated restaurant suburb.The city’s best foodie suburbs to buy into have been revealed, with New Farm on the northside and Annerley in the south topping the list based on ratings from restaurant index Zomato, analysed by comparison site finder.com.au.New Farm is the foodie capital of Brisbane, with the 4005 postcode earning the highest average restaurant rating of 3.65 out of 5. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE With a median apartment price of $580,500 the highest rated foodie suburb also comes out on top for price, with prices about 41 per cent higher than the median Brisbane unit price of $411,000, according to CoreLogic data.Miss O’Keefe and her partner, Ben Kasehagen, bought a one-bedroom, art deco apartment in the heart of New Farm last year and haven’t looked back.“There are heaps of cool cafes, lots of nice bars, and there’s always something going on in New Farm because of the facilities here,” she said.The 29-year-old occupational therapist said the couple ate out around four times a week.“You get home late from work and there are good options everywhere,” she said.last_img read more

The drug courts on trial

first_imgRadio NZ News 21 October 2018Family First Comment:  A very good concept – where the law and the health components serve each other and act together to bring about the best solution.www.SayNopeToDope.nz  The Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court was started by Judge Ema Aitken, based in central Auckland, and Judge Lisa Tremewan in Waitākere.Up to 100 people can be in the programme at any one time, 50 at each site.There is no defended hearing for the offender. To get in, they have to plead guilty to their crime and show their offending is driven by alcohol or drug dependency.They also must be facing a sentence of three years or less, and it cannot be one that involves serious violence, sexual offending or arson.And importantly, they have to convince the court they are ready to make a permanent change to their lives.But the sentence they would be serving is always hanging over them – if they consistently relapse, fail to meet their rehab commitments or reoffend, it is back inside.READ MORE: https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/2018667541/the-drug-courts-on-triallast_img read more

6 Things You Won’t Learn About Your Man ‘Til You’re Married (or Living Together)

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LifestyleRelationships 6 Things You Won’t Learn About Your Man ‘Til You’re Married (or Living Together) by: – February 7, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img You know your guy pretty well, otherwise you wouldn’t get engaged or married. But there are certain bits of his life that you just won’t see until you’re husband and wife (or move in together).And they are…If He’s Wasteful or Frugal at Home Paul would leave on the lights in our apartment 24 hours a day if I didn’t shut them off. He’s my opposite when it comes to water and food too. I turn off the faucet when I’m not actively using it; he leaves it running while he brushes his teeth. With food, if I don’t finish what’s on my plate, I package it up and eat the leftovers the next day. Paul tosses what’s left. As often as I stayed over his dorm in college, I didn’t know all this until we were sharing a home.If He Waits ‘Til You Finish Eating to Leave the Dinner Table or If He Expects You to Wait for Him When you go out to dinner, neither of you abandons the other in the restaurant no matter how long it takes to finish eating. And before you move in together, it’d be a little weird if one of you left the other person to eat alone. Once you’re roommates, though, that changes. I’m an exceptionally slow eater, but my family all sat together at dinner until everyone finished. Paul inhales his food. I was surprised that first time he got up when I was only halfway done (he kindly waits for me now).What His Pre-Bedtime/Post-Wake-Up Rituals Are He may shorten his routine if you occasionally stay at his place, and he probably wouldn’t do the whole thing at your home. But when you’re married or living together, you see it all. Does he floss nightly and use mouthwash? Does he check his e-mail and the weather forecast as soon as his morning alarm goes off? Does he put gel in his hair or trim his nose hairs?If He Goes to Bed at the Same Time as You I knew Paul was a night owl. Yet when we stayed at each other’s dorms in college, we went to bed at the same time. Not so once we moved in together. He stays up a full two to three hours later than me every night (thankfully, he’ll hang out in our bed until I fall asleep before he goes back out into the living room).How Often He Talks to His Friends and Family Until you’re spending every night and weekend with your guy, you don’t have the full picture of his phone habits. My pal didn’t know until she moved in with her fiancé that he talks to his mom every day for 20 minutes or more at a time. Paul has a friend he’ll chat with just once or month or so…but for an hour.How Much He’ll Pitch In On His Own Any good guy would do their fair share of chores if asked. It’s just that some guys don’t know to do things automatically and need to be asked. So while he may help with the dishes when he comes to your place, will he load the dishwasher by himself sometimes? Will he go buy milk when you run out? Will he start making dinner before you get home from work? (Fingers crossed the answer is yes to all these!)by Meredith BodgasMSN Love Share 46 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

4-H local dinner plate competition carded for Saturday

first_img Sharing is caring! Photo credit: greenlake.uwex.eduThe Youth Development Division in collaborations with the office of the Office of the President and the Bank of Nova Scotia has organized the 4th Annual 4-H Local Dinner Plate Competition carded for Saturday.The event encourages participants and the general public to be more aware of the local agricultural, products, the nutritive value and usage.The competition which is the brainchild of the President His Excellency Dr. Nicholas Liverpool creates opportunities of 4-H Clubites to display their creativity and skills in preparation of wholesome meals.The competition is scheduled to take place Saturday at the Home Economics Section of the Dominica Grammar School.National 4-H Coordinator Shirley Alexander says this year’s competition will include on the spot demonstration, preparation of various items including a meat kind, a starch and or vegetable dish, which will form part of the meal and arrangement of a dinner place on a table set for one.The competitors will be three representatives from eight secondary schools and community 4-H Clubs. At the end of the competition the Club will host a Luncheon and Award ceremony to be attended by the president, government officials and representatives from the Scotia Bank.Domincia Vibes News Share Share Tweetcenter_img 29 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews 4-H local dinner plate competition carded for Saturday by: – January 13, 2012last_img read more

England’s Nations League preparations in chaos

first_img read also:Mourinho: Ferguson ‘urged’ me to sign Dele Alli during Man Utd era It has been claimed that England staff know who the players are that have contracted the deadly bug. But it has been stated that there is a growing belief that it is inevitable they will have to withdraw amid the Premier League Covid-19 outbreak. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Loading… center_img England’s preparations for their Nations League double-header next month have plunged into chaos after three players tested positive for Covid-19. According to the Daily Mail, three members of Gareth Southgate’s side have tested positive for coronavirus in recent days. And they now face an anxious wait over whether they will have to withdraw from the squad ahead of the clashes against Iceland and Denmark. Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire has already been dropped by Southgate due to his antics in Mykonos.Advertisementlast_img read more

Menasco, Ellis are tops at Tri-State

first_imgBy Rob Nugent POCOLA, Okla. (July 23) – Kayden Menasco outran Tate Cole and Eric Beshoner for the Satur­day Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified checkers at Tri-State Speedway.Logan Ellis, Dustin Leatherman and Lynn Combs ran 1-2-3 in the IMCA SportMod main event.last_img

Moyes eulogises about Giggs

first_imgDavid Moyes jokingly suggested Ryan Giggs’ Manchester United team-mates might be trying to usher him out of the players’ dressing room by buying him a coach’s watch for his 40th birthday. Press Association And given Giggs’ outstanding contribution to Wednesday’s 5-0 hammering of Bayer Leverkusen, it is unlikely the United squad would want to be without the man who has now played an incredible 953 games for the Red Devils. “When I came I expected to see someone who must be dropping off, must be fading,” said Moyes. “I thought it would be obvious and I heard a lot of pundits thinking that as well. “I came with the idea that maybe he is not quite the same. “But I can honestly say he has been fantastic. “For Ryan to be playing so well at his age is terrific and a great example to young players about how you should dedicate yourself throughout your career. “Also to players who get into their early to mid-30s and think things are coming to an end it shows if you really look after yourself and train well, you can go on for a lot longer.” One of Moyes’ first decisions after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer was to appoint Giggs to his coaching team. He does make a contribution behind the scenes. But once training starts, he is in the thick of it, not on the outside watching, exactly as it has to be. “When you get older you have to train as hard as the young ones,” said Moyes. “He has been great for me. I have used him to settle into my job. “He is involved in all the stuff we do regarding the team but once we have decided what we are doing, and who is doing what, he will go and train with the players, just as he has done for the past 20 years.” In his wide-ranging discussions with Ferguson before his own appointment was confirmed, it was suggested to Moyes that Giggs would come into his own a few months into the campaign, when the pitches became softer. It was a point reinforced by the man himself on his first encounter with Moyes in the summer. The reality turned into something completely different. “I knew Ryan would be the dictator of it,” said Moyes. “He said he took a bit longer to get ready and didn’t tend to start the season. “But he played a lot of pre-season. I felt he was ready to start and we needed him. He has shown he was capable of that.” Giggs’ overall contribution has been remarkable. He may still be waiting for the Premier League goal that would extend his record of scoring in every season the competition has existed but few would bet against it happening at some point. And Giggs remains the man most likely to keep his cool in the maelstrom of an important game and deliver the right pass at exactly the right time. “We always have a discussion about when is the best time to use him and we also get a feel from him,” said Moyes. “Last Saturday, before we went to Cardiff, he was fantastic in training and if I had my way I would have played him. “One of his presents was a coach’s watch – I think they are beginning to think about pushing him out of the dressing room. “It is not a problem for him to play in two or three games but I had it in my mind Marouane Fellaini was suspended for the European game and I didn’t want to risk Ryan so quickly.” That suggests Giggs will not start at Tottenham on Sunday at the White Hart Lane ground where he confirmed his class with a sensational solo goal in 1992, when he was only 18. He has gone on to become the most decorated player in English football history, setting records it is impossible to imagine will ever be matched. “He’s undoubtedly at the top,” said Moyes, of Giggs’ standing in the modern game. And as for the future, bearing in mind speculation is already starting over an additional year’s contract extension. “When you get to this age you wait until the end of the season before making a decision,” said Moyes. “It is based on how you feel, how you have done over the year and what your body is telling you. “There are no quick decisions.” The Scot also admitted when he arrived at Old Trafford he expected to find a fading force in the veteran Welshman, no longer capable of having an impact, as so many critics have suggested down the years. Moyes accepts he could not have been more wrong. last_img read more

Warnock: United ‘too big’ for Zaha

first_img “I just think he needs to be at home and to be loved – the fans love him here.” Zaha’s attitude came into question during his baron spell at United but Warnock insists he has been impressed with the player’s character since joining the club. “His attitude has been questioned but I know Wilfried, it’s not his attitude, it’s guidance he needs really,” Warnock said. “He’s a bit like Victor Moses (whom Warnock managed during his first spell as Palace manager). “Victor used to play for himself at times. I once told him he could play for his country and make a fabulous living or he could be playing for Bromley in a couple of years. “Then we went to Cardiff one night, it was chucking it down with rain and for some reason something clicked – I’ve never seen him work as hard in his life. “He tackled back and was just amazing – that’s why I’m disappointed he hasn’t got a regular place somewhere as well.” Zaha’s arrival, along with club-record signing James McArthur, boosts Palace’s attacking options. The Eagles’ success under Pulis last term was based on a mean defensive record but Warnock is keen for his players to play with freedom and flair, starting at home against Burnley on Saturday. “I want us to entertain,” Warnock said. “Obviously I want us to be difficult to break down but I don’t want to stop them from attacking. “We’ve got a number of strong attacking players so I want us to try to get forward and create chances. “It’s a great league and Selhurst Park is an exciting place – if we can get it buzzing it’ll be a great home for us.” Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock believes Manchester United was “a bit too big” for Wilfried Zaha. Press Association “Man United was probably a bit too big really,” Warnock said. “They haven’t got time to educate players as much as a club like Palace have. “We bring through players like Wilfried all the time and they need educating. “To take him as quickly as they did and with the money involved, it was very difficult I think.” Zaha never started a game for United in the Barclays Premier League and made just four appearances for the club in all competitions. The winger’s displays for the Red Devils were in stark contrast to the kind of form that saw him named the Football League’s Young Player of the Year in 2012. “I spoke to Wilfried the day after I got the job at Palace,” Warnock said. “There were four managers after him in the Premier League so there are a lot of managers who think he can do it. Zaha was considered one of the brightest young talents in the country when United paid Palace £15million to sign him in January 2013 but the winger struggled to settle at Old Trafford. The 21-year-old spent six months on loan at Cardiff earlier this year but again failed to rediscover his best form and opted to re-join Palace on loan in the summer. last_img read more

Town of Palm Beach sets new curfew due to increase in coronavirus cases

first_imgThe Town of Palm Beach announced Monday that it is issuing new curfew hours due to the record increase in coronavirus cases, particularly among young people, and lack of available hospital beds.The new hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., effective Thursday, July 2, until further notice.last_img

Syracuse squeezes out 68-66 win at Virginia Tech after near collapse in 2nd half

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 3, 2015 at 2:22 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ BLACKSBURG, Va. — The game ended the way it started with Virginia Tech chucking hopeful 3s at, and mostly off, the rim.But it should have effectively ended much earlier. Because while the Hokies started the game with the 6-foot-8 Shane Henry and later the 7-foot Satchel Pierce, who were able to at least stand in front of Syracuse’s big men, they were largely reduced to spectators by foul trouble. And with VT’s leading rebounder Joey van Zegeren suspended, the Orange could play its greatest strength against the Hokies’ glaring weakness.SU did in the first half — leading by 19 at the break — only to all but give the game back afterward. The Orange failed to get the Rakeem Christmas the ball against Virginia Tech’s bigs, who were both weakened by foul trouble. Only their inevitable fouling out slowed the Hokies’ comeback as SU (10-4, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) held on to beat VT (8-6, 0-1) 68-66 on Saturday afternoon in front of 6,838 at Cassell Coliseum.“If our offense had been any good at all then it would’ve been a — they would’ve gotten back in the game but it would’ve been a 10-point game,” Jim Boeheim said. “That’s pretty good on the road, if you can get out with a 10-point win. But our offense was not good.”For the final 2:43 of the game, Virginia Tech played with no one taller than the 6-foot-5 Ahmed Hill on the floor. It led to situations like the 6-foot-3 Malik Muller trying and failing to post up Christmas.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Going into the half we had a big advantage, we had a big lead, we was confident in ourselves and we should’ve just continued what we did in the first half in the second half,” SU forward Michael Gbinije said.Boeheim said he thought his team should’ve scored “50-something” points before the break. Henry and Pierce played a combined 17 minutes in the first half. Pierce took the floor for the second half with three fouls. Henry picked up his third with 18:18 to playChristmas already had 10 points, a well-rested McCullough had 6 rebounds and with Tyler Roberson snaring 10 of his own rebounds before halftime, Virginia Tech was there for the taking — the closer to the hoop, the better.Instead, Syracuse only got Christmas three shots in the first 15 minutes of the second half. The Hokies closed the gap to 55-50 in that time. And while the hosts were dropping extra helpside defense onto the Orange big man, SU still wasn’t getting enough from its drives to the basket.Loose balls around the rim slipped out of Syracuse hands. Syracuse picked up only 16 second half rebounds compared to 26 in the first half. VT had 20 in the latter stanza compared to 14 in the first 20 minutes.“It should’ve never been close,” SU guard Trevor Cooney said. “When you’re up 20 you got to finish it off.”Still with little semblance of an offense, nearly no discretion shooting the ball and no one taller than 6 feet, 5 inches on the court in the game’s final two-plus minutes, the Hokies found themselves one final optimistic 3 away from a win.The Orange going 5-for-12 from the free-throw line in the game’s final 1:03, invigorating a previously tame VT crowd, let the Hokies get there.With the game’s final shot, Muller threw up a left-corner 3 over two SU defenders. It missed, and the Orange escaped with a win to start conference play.“I think we’ll get better,” Boeheim said. “I hope we’ll get better.” Commentslast_img read more