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Introducing mYmosa, your favourite brunch cocktail in a can
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Introducing mYmosa, your favourite brunch cocktail in a can

If we had to pinpoint our favourite part about brunchin' with our mates, it would probably be bubbly, fruity and served in a champagne flute. We're talking about good ol' mimosas, of course. The much-loved tipple that gets the girls up and at 'em on weekends is a brunch staple, so it's only natural that two fun-loving females have created a canned version of our favourite am cocktail. Introducing mYmosa ... more

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The round-up: localise your bar cart with Southeast Queensland's best craft spirits
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The round-up: localise your bar cart with Southeast Queensland’s best craft spirits

Southeast Queensland's independent craft spirit scene is booming these days. Across Brisbane, the coasts and the hinterland, numerous distilleries are emerging – each concoction spirits perfect for stocking our at-home booze cabinet. We're all about making our cocktail cart as good as it can be and with many small-batch operations putting the state on the map when it comes to craft sips we're almost spoiled for choice. We've collated a list of top-notch distilleries from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, helping you fill any gaps in your collection or encourage you to replenish depleted stocks. more

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Gold Coast label Wine Not the Brand is here to challenge perceptions of wine in a bag
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Gold Coast label Wine Not the Brand is here to challenge perceptions of wine in a bag

Let's not beat around the bush, when you think of wine in a bag, it's pretty likely your mind immediately pictures a bloated silver goon sack that may or may not be strung up from a clothesline. Gold Coast-based start-up Wine Not the Brand is here to challenge the stigma associated with wine in a bag with its revolutionary and vegan-friendly wine pouches. A lightweight, durable, and perhaps most importantly, quality solution to traditional bottles of wine.  more

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New brews – Banyo's All Inn Brewing Co. launches its revamped core range
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New brews – Banyo’s All Inn Brewing Co. launches its revamped core range

All Inn Brewing Co. has been a Brisbane brewing mainstay since launching in 2012, growing from one of the city's first suburban craft-beer makers into a veteran of Southeast Queensland's flourishing independent brewing industry. After ten years in the game the Banyo-based frothmakers are giving All Inn a bit of a makeover, refreshing its branding and can designs while also tinkering with its core range to add some tasty tweaks. more

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Enjoy fare from Brisbane's top eateries at home with restaurant delivery service Providoor
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Enjoy fare from Brisbane’s top eateries at home with restaurant delivery service Providoor

When Australia's hospitality industry pirouetted towards pandemic-proof operation models, it changed the game in terms of accessibility. In Melbourne, acclaimed chef Shane Delia of Maha founded Providoor – a delivery service that allowed locals to enjoy lauded fare from Maha, Entrecote, Tipo 00 and Supernormal in the comfort of their own home. Providoor expanded to Sydney soon after, cultivating a roster that includes Chiswick, China Doll, Golden Century and The Apollo. This week the service will officially launch in Queensland – it already boasts a cadre of appetising all-stars including Southside, NOTA and Siffredi's. Bust out the tablecloths and the fancy cutlery – Providoor is making fine dining a homebound affair. more

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Get on the beers – Heaps Normal redefines the pot of gold with a zero-alcohol lager
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Get on the beers – Heaps Normal redefines the pot of gold with a zero-alcohol lager

Australians, on the whole, can be a thirsty bunch. When it comes to alcohol, however, the tide may be turning with many Australians opting to cut back on the booze or kick it to the curb, for good. Once upon a time, non-drinkers were left with a choice between soft drinks, juice or mocktails. Thankfully, the shift in consumer behaviour has inspired some really excellent craft breweries and distilleries to pursue low- and no-alcohol options that can go head-to-head with its full-strength peers in terms of taste and flavour profiles. One such player that has made some serious waves on the scene is Heaps Normal, which just this week unveiled its second non-alcoholic brew, Another Lager. more

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Forget empty supermarket shelves – the best fruit, veg and meat boxes to get delivered
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Forget empty supermarket shelves – the best fruit, veg and meat boxes to get delivered

It's pretty safe to assume that by now you're well aware of the situation at your local supermarket, so let's not rehash the details. The good news is that there is an alternative. If you're keen to spare yourself from the chaos (or disgruntlement at empty shelves) while also supporting local farmers in the process, we've rounded up a few places that are delivering fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and more to your door. more


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Stone & Wood and Afends link up for a tasty (and sustainable) collab
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Stone & Wood and Afends link up for a tasty (and sustainable) collab

They say great minds think alike, so that must mean that the operators of Stone & Wood and clothing label Afends have some pretty brilliant brains at the helm. The Byron Bay-born companies are teaming up on a range of products designed to promote sustainable aspects of their respective industries. On Monday January 24, part one of this collaboration will be released – a limited-edition beer made from regenerative grain that is as easy on our conscience as it is on our palates. more

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Dinner is easy with these Toowoomba-made woodsmoked bites from Darling Fresh Smoke Haus
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Dinner is easy with these Toowoomba-made woodsmoked bites from Darling Fresh Smoke Haus

Smoked fare is having a resurgence in the culinary scene as of late and for good reason – smoked bites pack a sensational flavour punch! Not all of us are so lucky to have a smoker at home (if you do, haven't you done well ) but do not worry friends, as that's where Toowoomba-based business Darling Fresh Smoke Haus comes in. Boasting a bevy of smoked meats and plant-based deliciousness, these vacuum-sealed packets are ready to go in mere minutes. more

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But first, tequila – Margarita Margarita launches a classic margarita mix
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But first, tequila – Margarita Margarita launches a classic margarita mix

When Friday rolls around and we're waiting for the sun to set, there's no better drink (in our humble opinion) to welcome in the weekend than a classic margarita. The folks behind Australia's only mobile marg bar, Margarita Margarita, wholeheartedly agree with us and have whipped up a classic marg mix to make our at-home cocktail shaking a little easier – and a whole lot tastier. more

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Gin-gle all the way – 20 20 Distillery's spirited Christmas gifts are well worth sliding under the tree
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Gin-gle all the way – 20 20 Distillery’s spirited Christmas gifts are well worth sliding under the tree

When it comes to gifting this Christmas, we are taking it upon ourselves to kill two birds with one stone – put some killer presents from Queensland-born businesses under the tree and support local. One homegrown business that is worth putting on your radar is 20 20 Distillery, Cooroy's boutique spirits haven that swung open its doors in December 2020. This year, the distillery is helping clueless gift-givers get their pressies in order with a few spirited picks ... more

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Hassle-free healthy eating – Chefgood is bringing top-notch feeds straight to your door
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Hassle-free healthy eating – Chefgood is bringing top-notch feeds straight to your door

With summer on the horizon and the silly season already in full swing, our mission to make healthy choices as much as possible is a constant struggle. Whilst weekends might be full of festive revelry, the least we can do during the coming months is eat nutritious meals where we can during the week. Helping you to do just this – without costly grocery bills and hours spent in the kitchen meal prepping – is meal delivery service Chefgood. more

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Bubbles sans booze – Lyre's releases non-alcoholic sparkling for hangover-free sipping
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Bubbles sans booze – Lyre’s releases non-alcoholic sparkling for hangover-free sipping

More and more Australians are choosing to go booze free for an assortment of reasons. Some are doing it for the health benefits, others are simply taking a break before or after seasonal celebrations. Whatever the motivation might be, abstaining from alcohol is easier than ever thanks to the multitude of temperance-friendly tipples popping up on the market. One of the biggest names in intoxicant-free imbibing is adding another beverage to its product range. Introducing Lyre's Classico Grande sparkling – a fizzy sip perfect for those revelling in moderation. more

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Game changer – you can now snag Viennetta ice-cream on a stick
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Game changer – you can now snag Viennetta ice-cream on a stick

Have you heard the word? Like the fashion of the ages (including, unfortunately, low-rise jeans), all of our favourite 90s foods are having a comeback. From classic tuna melts to Dunkaroos and now, perhaps our favourite nostalgic dessert of all, Viennetta. Now, we can have our cake and eat it too – on a stick! Thanks to grocery giant Coles, we can now wrap our lips around mini Viennetta ice-creams. Praise be. more

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Happiness in a can – Mr Black unveils a ready-to-drink espresso martini
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Happiness in a can – Mr Black unveils a ready-to-drink espresso martini

RTDs, or ready-to-drink beverages, generally get a pretty bad wrap. Mostly sickly sweet or too basic, they rarely taste anything like the analogue version they are supposed to. Until now. After three (long) years of research and development, the legendary Mr Black Espresso Martini team has unveiled a 200-ml can to shake up and enjoy anywhere. Made using top-grade arabica coffee, pure Australian vodka, and a generous splash of Mr Black Coffee Liqueur (obviously), the new ready-to-drink offering means you never have to endure a mediocre espresso martini ever again. We'll cheers to that. more

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The cookie captains at Ginger's Kitchen have launched a new range of covetable cakes
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The cookie captains at Ginger’s Kitchen have launched a new range of covetable cakes

If you're already madly in love with the small-back artisan cookies made by Ginger's Kitchen, you'll want to sit down for this bit of news. The burgeoning baked-goods concept is set to add a range of salivation-inducing cakes that come in flavours including ube velvet, vanilla and lemon curd, and old-fashioned brown-sugar caramel. Ditch the box cake mix – these bad boys should be your go-to celebration treat from now on. more