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Le Bon Choix brings a slice of Paris to Brisbane’s southside
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Le Bon Choix brings a slice of Paris to Brisbane’s southside

Rows of colourful macarons and delicacies line the counter, manicured green hedges frame red-leather booths, and perfectly dressed waitstaff chime a chorus of ‘bonjour’ as you peruse the pastries. No, this isn’t a travel story about our latest trip to Paris – you can get a taste for yourself at Le Bon Choix’s newest boulangerie and patisserie at Westfield Garden City. more

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Where to eat around Byron this Splendour
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Where to eat around Byron this Splendour

Whether you’ll be devouring your morning-after carb load with a splitting headache or will be looking to fuel up on nourishing meals before heading in to Splendour in the Grass, we’ve scouted some of the best venues in the region for your dining pleasure. more


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EAT/drink awards
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And the winners are … EAT/drink Awards announced!

As the end of the year slinks closer, we relish the opportunity to celebrate all the coffee haunts, drinking dens and dining destinations that have helped craft a truly unique Brisbane food experience throughout the year. It’s been a busy 12 months of openings (and a few heartbreaking closings) in local dining, and we can’t help but be proud of our city’s food culture. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up of the map magazine and The Weekend Edition EAT/drink Awards for 2013/14! Supported by our friends at Burleigh Brewing Co., this year’s awards feature the classics, the newcomers and the quirky, with each winner nominated and voted by you, our readers. The full list of winners can be found here and will also be published in the next issue of map magazine, out on Friday December 6. more

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Crust & Co. Artisan Baking, Newmarket
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New Crust & Co. Artisan Baking in Newmarket

The divine creations rising within The Red Brick Bakery in Newmarket have been restricted to wholesale buyers for too long. The bakery’s commercial arm, Crust & Co. Artisan Baking, has finally flung open the doors and welcomed the public in for a loaf of sourdough and a flaky pastry, or 12. more

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Cake Kiosk
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Cake Kiosk rolls into Powerhouse Farmers Market

Until recently, you may have come across the saccharine offerings of local baking doyenne Jade Halloran at Pearl Cafe. Having graduated from chef to the specialty of pastry chef during more than four years at the Woolloongabba favourite, Jade has now taken her baking niche to the next level with Cake Kiosk – a market stall contained within the retro surrounds of a refurbished 1974 Franklin Arrow camper. more

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Watch the making of traditional French baguettes
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Watch the making of traditional French baguettes

In the tiny commune of Dole in the Jura department of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France lies a family-run boulangerie and patisserie that goes by the name of Courderot. Arriving at Courderot at 5:00 am, travellers Alana and Paul huddled amongst the warm smells and flour-filled air with William Courderot to discover how a traditional French l’ancienne baguette is made. The boulangerie makes 600 of these baguettes each day. Here’s a peek into the highly rewarding process. Image via Yanidel.   more