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CJ's Pasta, West End
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CJ’s Pasta makes its move to West End

From a warm bowl of cloud-like gnocchi to a richly layered lasagne, pasta is not just a favourite of Italy but is also a food that has been whole-heartedly embraced by hordes around the world. If you are an admirer of these carb creations, you're probably already well aware of Brisbane's own connoisseur CJ's Pasta, which has just set up shop at a new location in West End. more

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corner store news
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Corner Store News moves to Indooroopilly

The traditional general store is where a community comes together. Fathers walk up the road to collect the day’s papers and chat to their suburban neighbours, while kids ride their bikes, eagerly hoping for a bundle of five-cent lollies to devour. It’s the place you head to for last-minute baking ingredients, and somewhere you can always count on for general everyday items. One of the best corner shops keeping age-old good service alive was Cat & Fiddle News & Convenience Store in Toowong. While it has just relocated to Indooroopilly, you can still seek out the same fresh fruit and vegetables, papers and magazines and other household essentials under its new name of Corner Store News. Corner Store News Shop 5/8 Station Road, Indooroopilly Ph: 07 3162 0874 Image via Acclaim Images. more

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the art of a master butcher
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The art of a master butcher

Meat can be a touchy subject. Some are against the consumption of it entirely, while others show appreciation for the animal by using all possible elements. One of the best butchers in the world, Italian Dario Cecchini comes from a lineage of eight generations of butchers – the role passed down from father to son. A contemporary butcher, Dario has moved away from the methods his father and grandfather employed, envisioning an ethical and sustainable future for the meat industry. Opening up his practice to include a restaurant, Dario now shares his methods via meals as well. Trying to reshape the way people eat and appreciate food, Dario inspires others to take meat seriously, proving that eating well means enjoying food from your land with the people around you. Image via Italia Ristoranti. more

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Picnic-perfect pickings at James St Market, Fortitude Valley
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Picnic-perfect pickings at James St Market, Fortitude Valley

A fresh produce wonderland, James St Market in Fortitude Valley exudes perfection across display and quality. An emporium of the daily needs – well the classy ones at least – James St Market is a go-to locale for fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy and condiments, with a deli to satisfy carnivorous cravings and French Twist on hand for a hot morning loaf. more

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Indulge with The Collective yoghurts
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Indulge with The Collective yoghurts

Delivering finesse in flavour and product design, The Collective dairy company out of New Zealand produces an array of gourmet probiotic yoghurts. Each spoonful is addictive, tasting not merely like a yoghurt to pop in a smoothie or on top of breakfast, but almost like a dessert in itself. Gourmet flavours like Love Passion, Luscious Lemon and Russian Fudge entice, while the limited-edition Banoffi Pie secures that dessert idea. The Collective also produces a skinny cottage cheese and traditional haloumi, all enveloped in fun logotype. Pick up a tub (or two) from Bread & Butter at Bulimba or your local IGA. Image via Soul Fresh more

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The fanciful general store Bread & Butter opens in Bulimba
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The fanciful general store Bread & Butter opens in Bulimba

Waking early, while the kids were still tucked in bed, Dad would walk up to the corner shop for the weekend papers, a loaf of bread and a stick of butter. Returning to a buzzing household, the portions of fresh hot bread would be divvied up, a cube of butter melting onto each warm slice, topped off with a drizzle of honey. more