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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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Genkotsu Ramen
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The round-up: the best ramen spots in Brisbane

As autumn progresses and the nights get cooler, thoughts turn to those enticing winter warmers that comfort and satisfy. Ramen is undoubtedly one of the best dishes when it comes to beating the chill, and Brisbane currently boasts a bevvy of brilliant broth locations that are worth checking out. more

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Satisfy your Vietnamese cravings at Phat Phở
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Satisfy your Vietnamese cravings at Phat Phở

Mmm ... pho. Could there be anything more comforting? Slurping that brothy, meaty, noodley, herby goodness is like getting a big warm hug from the inside out. The next time you get a hankering for this Vietnamese culinary gift to the world (we really love pho you guys), head to Newstead's newest hole-in-the-wall, Phat Phở. 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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Comuna Cantina brings Latin-inspired eats and good times to Brisbane City
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Comuna Cantina brings Latin-inspired eats and good times to Brisbane City

Ah, the daily struggle – tossing up whether to eat something delicious and fun, or going for the healthy option. Trust us, it is a truly beautiful day when you realise you can have both. Ready to please the palates of both those wanting something a little naughty and those wanting something nice, Comuna Cantina has opened to serve up a tasty selection of Latin-inspired street food in Brisbane City. 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