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The round-up: ten cheap inner-city lunches for a tenner or less

Put your hands up if you’ve ever experienced this harsh reality bite – payday is still a few days away and you’ve been stung by a few unexpected costs (or maybe you indulged in a costly weekend on the town), reducing your bank balance to a shell of its former glory. We’ve all walked down Struggle Street before, but any thrifty eaters will tell you that it’s not the end of the world. If you can’t stomach another stretch of mi goreng for lunch, we’ve put together a nifty list of spots to grab a bite for ten Dollarydoos or less. Mark our words – the cheaper the grub doesn’t mean the lesser the quality. You can get a bomb feed in Brisbane’s inner city for just a tenner and here is the proof. more

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Gerard's Bar & Charcuterie
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The round-up: New Year’s resolutions minus the cringe factor

We hear you, guys – come early January our newsfeeds are assaulted with a barrage of ‘new year, new me’ posts that are packed with the usual promises to lose that Christmas pudge, quit drinking (again) and maybe take better care of the house plants. To that, we blow one long and loud raspberry. We love you just as you are but if you’re feeling a little bit guilty about not setting any goals yet, we’ve composed a list of New Year’s resolutions that don’t suck and are totally achievable. more

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The year in review: what you loved in 2016
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The year in review: what you loved in 2016

Look, the year 2016 hasn't necessarily been the best. But one shining beacon of hope has been the incredible growth that Brisbane has continued to see over the year. We welcomed a delicious selection of new restaurants, cafes and bars, made our way to some pretty rad events, and basically spent our time soaking up everything that is great about our fine city. We're not ones to dwell on the past, but before we ring in the new year, we thought it only fitting to reflect on the things our readers loved the most in 2016 on The Weekend Edition. Here are our top-ranking stories of the year! more

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The round-up: new places to eat and drink on the Gold Coast this summer
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The round-up: new places to eat and drink on the Gold Coast this summer

How long has it been since your last Gold Coast trip? Days, weeks or months? If your answer is in years, then you need to stop and take a good look at yourself … and then take our advice when we say that sometimes it’s a good thing to venture out and, you know, break the weekend routine. If you’ve got a bit of time up your sleeve over the festive season and were contemplating heading south for a sneaky day-trip or weekender, then we’ve got you covered. From the backstreets of Broadbeach to the Burleigh Heads oceanfront, we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a handy hit list of the top new restaurants, cafes and bars that have opened on the Gold Coast this year. more

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The round-up: classic cocktails reimagined – where to get Brisbane's best
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The round-up: classic cocktails reimagined – where to get Brisbane’s best

Look, when we say variety is the spice of life we really mean it. While there is no harm is sticking with a good thing, sometimes it’s nice to spice things up from time to time. Before you call us out for being suss, let us clarify – we’re talking about cocktails here. We’ve all got our personal favourite when it comes to crafted concoctions, but how do you know if you’ve experienced the best that’s available if you haven’t looked beyond the borders of your local? We’ve scouted Brisbane for some of the most enticing variations on some classics, as well as a few share cocktails to try next time you crave a sophisticated sip. more

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Fromage The Cow
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The round-up: sweet dreams are made of cheese – Brisbane’s cheesiest dishes

Ever heard of the term C.R.E.A.M? It stands for 'cheese rules everything around me'. Give me a bunch of cheeses and I'll Edam all! I know what you’re thinking, “Haha, that joke was a gouda one!” To that I say thank you, friend! I love cheese so much I’ve changed my middle name to Gruyère. I’m not the only one that loves the stuff – several of Brisbane’s eateries are cheese fiends too. To prove it, we’ve put together a list of some of the cheesiest meals in town. If you are lactose intolerant, consider this an apology in advance. This piece might be a bit torturous for you, so I won’t be offended if you’re feeling bleu and can’t read any further. For the rest of you cheese lovers, feast your eyes on these bad boys! more

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The round-up: food you loved as kids – all grown up
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The round-up: food you loved as kids – all grown up

Before you say anything, we know that you can still enjoy fairy bread any time you choose to make some. And yes, you can boil a pot of cheerios and eat them one by one while you watch Netflix – we're not judgemental types (unless you forget the tomato sauce, then shame on you). What we will say is that sometimes your treasured memories are best left alone, and that if you are looking to revisit some of your culinary habits from when you were five, you might be a bit disappointed. Several places around Brisbane are putting a spin on our old favourites, making them more suitable for an adult palette. Here is a collection of some food you loved as kids, all grown up. more

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The round-up: where to get your dance on in Brisbane City
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The round-up: where to get your dance on in Brisbane City

There are two kinds of people in this world – those who love to dance, and the mean jerk minister from Footloose. There’s something so cathartic about moving your body around to music, and even if you’re no Beyoncé it’s still a great way to get the endorphins pumping. You might not think of the City as a hot dancing destination, but we have news for you – there are plenty of places to boogie down. Whether you’re keen to shake it like a Polaroid picture to throwback classics or smash out a killer routine to the sounds of a live band, we’ve scouted out the best places to get your dance on in Brisbane City. more


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The round-up: places you can get smashed avocado in Brisbane for less than $22
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The round-up: places you can get smashed avocado in Brisbane for less than $22

So there’s a bit of a brouhaha going ‘round with this avocado on toast business. If you haven't heard, Bernard Salt recently claimed one of the reasons millennials can’t afford houses is because they spend too much money on smashed avocado on toast – at roughly $22 a pop, by his estimate. Don't let Bernie scare you dear readers. There are plenty of places around town for you to get your beloved smashed avo on toast for less than $22, and you can throw your spare change into a jar to put towards your house deposit. Or you know, a trip to Europe. But if Bernard has truly got you worried that you’ll never be able to afford a house because of your hectic smashed avocado habit, then feel free to save that $22 a week and make it at home! And you can season your avocado with your salty tears of joy knowing that in 125 years you might have saved enough money for a house deposit. Good… more

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The round-up: your guide to nailing the office Christmas party

As the festive season approaches, thoughts inevitably turn to Christmas parties. It’s only natural! While it’s too early to blast Christmas carols in the office, it’s never too early to plan a killer end-of-year bash. This year, we’ve collated a bunch of spots for those that want to ensure there aren’t any booze-fuelled (and hauntingly embarrassing) shenanigans, friendly competitive activities for you to let the boss win and some great spots to stuff your face (paid for by the company credit card). more

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The round-up: where to feast on fancy fries and chomp on cheerful chips
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The round-up: where to feast on fancy fries and chomp on cheerful chips

There’s nary a vegetable that invokes such positive vibes as potato. These versatile little nuggets are like sexy people – they look great naked, but sometimes when you see them all dressed up it just takes your breath away. Whilst the humble spud stands alone as a hero of the culinary world, these fine food institutions have taken it upon themselves to give their fries and chips some extra jazz. Sweet, carby Jesus, take us to tater-church because we are ready to testify. more

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Ze Pickle's Oreogasm
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The round-up: Prepare yourself for Brisbane’s best heart-stopping desserts

I don’t care what you ate for dinner, there is always room for dessert and if there isn’t then you’ve done it all wrong. We don’t do things in half measures at The Weekend Edition, which is why we have rounded up a selection of Brisbane’s best jaw-dropping, drool-inducing and belt-busting desserts. I’m not kidding –these are the kinds of sweets you skip mains for. more

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The round-up: make it rain with Brisbane’s best cheap and cheerful weeknight eats
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The round-up: make it rain with Brisbane’s best cheap and cheerful weeknight eats

Real talk, two of the hardest things about being an adult are feeding yourself and saving money. Your post-work laziness may have you feeling like you’re doomed to nights of discount noodles in front of the TV, but we’re here to shine a light into the end of that grim tunnel. Brisbane is brimming with Monday to Thursday dinner deals that will save you some serious coin, so we’ve rounded up a motley crew of pre-weekend cheap eats that are worth getting off the couch for. more

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nodo donuts
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best gluten-free eats

Gluten-free eaters have copped enough flack – it’s time for a change. The Weekend Edition believes in not judging someone for something as silly as his or her diet. While restaurants are certainly getting better at catering for coeliac disease sufferers, there is still a way to go in making gluten-free dining equally represented on menus. We’ve taken the liberty of selecting some of our choices for Brisbane’s best gluten-free dishes available right now. more

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The round-up: the best hot chocolates to enjoy this winter
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The round-up: the best hot chocolates to enjoy this winter

Cold hands make a lot of things much harder such as texting, writing, holding hands with a loved one. If you aren’t much of a glove person, might we suggest wiping away your winter woes by wrapping your mitts around a warm mug of hot chocolate? If you like the sound of that (and why wouldn’t you?) we have made an easy to reference list of the best spots to source a piping hot cup of chocolate-y goodness. more

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Pig & Whistle
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The round-up: the carnivore’s dining guide

Consider this fair warning – this round-up is not for vegans or vegetarians. This here is a guide for meat eaters who are seeking the tastiest morsels around town this winter. We’re talking beef, pork, lamb and chicken – read on and salivate at the thought of sinking your teeth into some of these dishes. We're going to delicately and tenderly show you the ways of flavourful meat love in Brisbane. more

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Arepa House. Image courtesy of Arepa House.
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The round-up: cuisines from around the world you need to try

When we say it's time to step outside your comfort zone, we don’t mean bungee jumping. Our adventures revolve around food and as variety is the spice of life, we’ve branched out and compiled a list of places that you need to try to consider yourself hip on Brisbane’s cuisine scene. Ethiopian, Persian, Russian – it’s all here if you know the spots. more