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The round-up: how to put effort into Mother's Day this year
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The round-up: how to put effort into Mother’s Day this year

The is one day a year where it is necessary to give thanks to the woman than birthed you, that fed you, clothed you and probably drove you around a lot. Your mother might be one of the most important figures in your life so it’s only right that you should put the effort into showing your appreciation. Mother’s Day is here again, and is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with your mother. Not every mother is the same, so we have put together a few ideas to help you pinpoint what the best approach is to making Mother’s Day 2016 memorable. more

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Nosh on breakfast tagine at hidden gem Cafe Grenadine
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Nosh on breakfast tagine at hidden gem Cafe Grenadine

It doesn't take much for a cafe to become one of your favourites. All you need is a sun-filled space, a cosy nook to sit, satisfying sips and food that makes your mouth water. Simple as this may seem, it can be difficult to tick all of these boxes. Well guess what? We've found a place that we think could easily become your new favourite, and it goes by the name of Cafe Grenadine. more

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Smoked Paprika
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The round-up: all-day breakfast spots in Brisbane

The weekend is for taking it slow – we can’t be blamed if we want to sleep in. We shouldn’t be punished for enjoying our days off by missing the best meal of the day – breakfast. Thankfully, there are some cafes that are forgiving to sleepyheads, offering all-day breakfast menus so bed heads can enjoy an eggs benny or for dusty revellers that are craving the restorative properties of bacon. more

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Breakfast by day and bubbles by night at new champagne bar Blockhouse Eat + Drink
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Breakfast by day and bubbles by night at new champagne bar Blockhouse Eat + Drink

The effervescent tingle of champagne hitting your lips is usually the first sign of a pretty wonderful time. Unfortunately for us in the faraway land of Australia, by the time champagne hits our shores it can become a little too pricey to drink for every celebration. As a lover of the bubbly elixir, restaurateur Jerome Dalton believes that it's time champagne was something to be enjoyed here on the regular – not just for special occasions. more

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Holloway Pizzartist
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The round-up: best BYO spots in Brisbane

Everyone agrees that any BYO restaurant is a great way to enjoy a bit of extra value while dining out, but many don’t know how many spots around town allow customers to bring their own drop. Not only are there plenty of restaurants where BYO is acceptable, but also several bars encourage patrons to BYO food and other eateries welcome patrons to bring their own drop on special nights of the week. We’ve compiled a handy list to help you make a choice of where to take that special bottle of pinot this weekend. more


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The Chefs Series: what your favourite chefs eat at home
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The Chefs Series: what your favourite chefs eat at home

It’s no secret that Brisbane is thriving when it comes to having top-quality eateries. New restaurants and bars are popping up every week, with some great culinary minds working magic in the kitchen. For something a little bit different, we asked some of the winners and runners-up of the 2015 EAT/drink Awards – sponsored by Newstead Brewing Co. – to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of Brisbane’s top chefs. For the first instalment of The Chefs Series, we picked the brains of five chefs to see what they like to cook at home when the pressure is off. more

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Get your gourmet burger fix at the revamped Bar 127
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Get your gourmet burger fix at the revamped Bar 127

Sometimes you have a hunger that only a burg can tame. We're not talking a measly one-inch cheeseburger here – we're talking a serious sandwich of joy, piled high with premium goods. Charlotte Street's Bar 127 has heard your stomach grumbles, and has decided to transform its a la carte bistro into a gourmet burger bar. more

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Piggy Back carries all-day breakfast to Jindalee
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Piggy Back carries all-day breakfast to Jindalee

As a wise Leslie Knope once said, why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food? Understanding that breakfast shouldn't just be reserved for early mornings, Piggy Back has opened to satisfy your bacon, egg and bircher cravings well into the afternoon. more

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The round-up: What's open this Easter long weekend
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The round-up: What’s open this Easter long weekend

The Easter long weekend is a great way to decompress and take some time out from every day life. However, should you be itching to use that time to catch up with Brisbane’s food scene you are in luck – plenty of Brisbane’s cafes, bars and restaurants will be open over the long weekend. We’ve taken the time to compile a list of places to help you escape the chocolate bunnies, in laws and holiday rabble. more

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Tuck in to pulled-pork eggs benedict at The Brass Barrel in Rosalie
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Tuck in to pulled-pork eggs benedict at The Brass Barrel in Rosalie

So, we know eggs benedict is delicious. But it’s been done, right? Small bar and cafe The Brass Barrel can guarantee you an eggs benny experience like no other – its signature dish has your classic poached eggs and hollandaise sitting atop a generous serving of braised pork served on a two-cheese and spinach scone with a drizzle of sriracha. This dish sets the scene for the entire menu, focusing on well-known classics with a distinct edge. more

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Fresh n Wild Fish
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The round-up: Brisbane’s finest fish and chip spots

Few cuisines suit the Australian summer more than fish and chips. Battered, crumbed or fried – as long as it comes wrapped tightly in a paper parcel with a slice of lemon and some calamari on the side then anything goes. Brisbane has a bunch of great, local fish and chip spots and with the seasons about to change we thought it would be a good idea to encourage you to get your fin fix while the weather is warm. more