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Let them eat cake – make your next celebration easy peasy with dessert from The Stores Grocer
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Let them eat cake – make your next celebration easy peasy with dessert from The Stores Grocer

Have you tried and failed at making a creation from the famed Women's Weekly Birthday Cake Book? Buttered up Betty Crocker for some box-mix cupcakes that didn't turn out quite right? Fear not, amateur bakers, and let the professionals at The Stores Grocer handle this situation. With a touch of sugar, spice and everything nice, the culinary wizards at the West End foodie haven are skilled hands at throwing together the ingredients, firing up the oven and watching creations rise. Here's a taste of what they have been whipping up ... more

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Bye, mother – get your homemade bread started with these nifty Sourdough Flakes
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Bye, mother – get your homemade bread started with these nifty Sourdough Flakes

Most of us tried our hands at a bit of at-home bread making last year, which resulted in some differing results – especially if we couldn't get hold of some sacred sourdough starter. While the majority of us quickly gave up on our quest for mother dough, a group of professional bakers got busy whipping up sourdough starters in flake form to make our lives (and loaves) a little easier. So, dust off the ol' apron and start heating up the oven again friends, as it's time to get baking with Sourdough Flakes. more

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Fearless beer – Working Title Brew Co. gets ready to unveil its debut range
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Fearless beer – Working Title Brew Co. gets ready to unveil its debut range

Ever since the craft-beer movement started showing what was possible beyond the big-name brewing framework, the industry has witnessed an outsized explosion of experimentation. With the spectrum of beer varieties as diverse as it has ever been, many brewers are revelling in the opportunity to get imaginative with its ingredient combinations. Working Title Brew Co. is a new entrant to the scene, a gypsy brewing operation that has big dreams and bigger ideas. Next month the two-man operation will unveil its debut range of brews, made and released in conjunction with some of Brisbane's best bars. Here's what froth fiends can expect ... more

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Simply the zest – upgrade your cocktail with artisanal dehydrated garnishes from Sonny's Food Co.
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Simply the zest – upgrade your cocktail with artisanal dehydrated garnishes from Sonny’s Food Co.

Whenever we dive into our home bar cart and attempt to make an Insta-worthy cocktail, there always seems to be an ingredient missing. Sure, you might have the tequila, triple sec and even fresh limes to make that perfect homemade margarita but it just needs that extra oomph – and that's where Sonny's Food Co. comes in. Set to take your mixology and charcuterie-board-building skills to the next level, Sonny's offers a selection of artisanal dehydrated garnishes that will have you feeling super proud of your curated cocktail or cheese board. more

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Add a pep to your step with a thermogenic brew from Beforeyouspeak Coffee
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Add a pep to your step with a thermogenic brew from Beforeyouspeak Coffee

For many (including us), coffee is a non-negotiable part of the morning routine. Whether you need it to roll out of bed, shake the incessant brain-fog or you're more of a mid-arvo sipper, there's a new brew that's guaranteed to give you a little extra kick with your caffeine. Now that we've got your attention, allow us to introduce you to the Octane blend by Beforeyouspeak Coffee. more

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What's poppin'? Golden Gaytime popcorn, that's what
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What’s poppin’? Golden Gaytime popcorn, that’s what

There are few things etched in childhood memories quite like a Golden Gaytime ice-cream. An enduring symbol of summertime happiness, the frozen national treasure has lent its name and signature crumb to spark joy in a whole new way. Friends and fellow sugar fiends, Golden Gaytime popcorn is a thing and it's a hard yes from us. more


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Have your European cravings catered to by Deli by Dalton
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Have your European cravings catered to by Deli by Dalton

It might be a little while before we are able to gallivant around Europe, eating our way across the continent and relishing in the gastronomic delights of some of the world's best food cultures. That doesn't mean we have to deprive our tastebuds of a culinary adventure. Jerome Dalton and the team at Dalton Catering are bringing the flavours of continental Europe to our homes and offices with Deli by Dalton – a next-day delivery catering service perfect for invoking the bliss of our sorely missed epicurean vacations. more

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4ZZZ celebrates 45 years on the air with new collaborative brew from Young Henrys
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4ZZZ celebrates 45 years on the air with new collaborative brew from Young Henrys

It's hard to imagine what Brisbane's music scene would be like without the support of the city's preeminent community radio station 4ZZZ. The beloved FM fixture is celebrating 45 years of operation and, frankly, it's never sounded better. To celebrate more than four decades in the biz, 4ZZZ has linked up with music-loving malt magicians Young Henrys to craft a beer imbued with qualities that reflect the station's appeal, resulting a bold and unique drop that's best enjoyed on a warm summer evening. more

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Tickle your tastebuds with Superbowl's new take-home sauces
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Tickle your tastebuds with Superbowl’s new take-home sauces

One of Fortitude Valley’s most popular Chinese venues, Superbowl is a favourite amongst Brisbane locals who flock to the tiny venue for its cheap flavoursome meals and good vibes. Now, there's one more reason to visit this much-loved eatery – Superbowl is slinging an enticing selection of take-home sauces so you can cook up a storm at home! more

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Long live goon! Level up your cardbordeaux game with these boutique boxed wines
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Long live goon! Level up your cardbordeaux game with these boutique boxed wines

There’s no point dancing around the obvious – boxed wine has a bad rep. Even reading the words “boutique cask wine” probably seems at odds with everything your youth has taught you about the humble goon sack. We’re here to tell you that vino in a box is making a seriously snazzy comeback – you can leave Goon of Fortune, Fruity Lexia (makes you sexier) and preservative hangovers of doom in the past! Some clever companies have cottoned on to the benefits of this humble Australian classic, so we’re here to walk you through the brave new world of grown-up goon. more

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Become a gin-ius with Gin Loot's monthly subscription service
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Become a gin-ius with Gin Loot’s monthly subscription service

With the recent renaissance of gin, you may have sipped enough of the botanical stuff to consider yourself an expert in the field. If you want to truly grow your juniper spirit knowledge, we suggest you consult Gin Loot, a monthly box of boozy goodness. From the masterminds of whisky subscription service, Whisky Loot, Gin Loot is set to launch later this year with plans to bring gin-spertise straight to your door. more

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Meet Long Rays – the Brisbane-born mixer making happy-hour drinks an all-Australian affair
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Meet Long Rays – the Brisbane-born mixer making happy-hour drinks an all-Australian affair

It only takes a quick glance at the shelves of any independent bottle shop to realise Australia's craft-spirits scene is in the best shape of its life. Our burgeoning distillery industry is producing world-beating tipples at a rapid clip, proving the potency of our country's botanical bounty. Looking to match the quality of our spirits is Long Rays – an independent beverage brand born under the Queensland sun that is designing distillery-vetted and bartender-approved mixers that eschew synthetic additives in favour of home-grown ingredients – elevating and enhancing vodka sodas and gin and tonics forever. more

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VoVos, Crackles and Gaytimes galore – chocolatier Koko Black unleashes a nostalgia-laden collection
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VoVos, Crackles and Gaytimes galore – chocolatier Koko Black unleashes a nostalgia-laden collection

There’s something undeniably charming about the classic Australian snack landscape. A combination of nostalgia, simplicity and straight-up deliciousness has cemented some truly incredible culinary creations into our country’s treats canon. Show us an Aussie that doesn’t go gaga for a Gaytime, loopy for a lamington or wacky for a Wagon Wheel and we will eat our collective hats! It is within this timeless selection of sweets that beloved artisan chocolatier Koko Black has found its latest inspiration, launching a limited-edition Australian Classics collection that will delight your tastebuds while igniting some serious throwback feels. more

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Get a little taste of Paris with OLALA's French food experiences delivered to your door
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Get a little taste of Paris with OLALA’s French food experiences delivered to your door

Summer sojourns may be off the menu for the foreseeable future (thanks again, COVID), but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a little taste of Paris thanks to OLALA's French-food boxes. Loaded with everything you need to create a top-notch French feast including step-by-step recipes, quality French foodstuffs and even a Spotify playlist to set the mood. Bon appétit! more

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Off the leash – BrewDog's Brisbane-brewed beers go national
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Off the leash – BrewDog’s Brisbane-brewed beers go national

It's a hard unit of measurement to gauge, but if we had to record the levels of excitement that surrounded the opening of BrewDog's Murrarie HQ in November last year, the readings would be off the charts. The arrival of the Scottish-born brewing giant sent reverberations across the country's craft-beer community, but only from this week has Australia at large been able to sample the flavours of BrewDog's Brisbane-brewed bevvies. The hop heads at BrewDog have just launched an Australian e-commerce site, meaning that folks outside of Brisbane can snag the brewery's Aussie range in the comfort of their own home. more

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Smoothies in a cinch – sort your morning mix with help from Persys and Co
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Smoothies in a cinch – sort your morning mix with help from Persys and Co

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes a whole host of fresh seasonal fruit to devour. To us warm weather means it's smoothie season, but if you don't have the time to pop to the farmer's markets to stock up, or can't spare time to wash, chop and freeze your haul to avoid spoilage, allow us to introduce you to Persys and Co – a brand-new distributor of ready-to-blend smoothie packs chock full of Australian fruit and veg. The brainchild of a Brisbane-based sibling duo is looking to shake up our routines – so if you're eager to make the smoothie process even smoother, have a gander at what these 'whizz' kids (pun intended) are whipping up. more

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Big taste without big consequences – Big Drop Brewing Co. brings its low-alcohol brews to our shores
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Big taste without big consequences – Big Drop Brewing Co. brings its low-alcohol brews to our shores

In a perfect world, the advent of spring would come with an influx of social occasions rapidly filling up our social calendars. Picnics, barbecues, parties – sometimes many of these events land on the same day (there are only so many weekends to go around). When you're busy being a social butterfly, it helps having a beverage that won't have you stumbling from one soiree to the next, or too hung over for round two the next day. Big Drop Brewing Co. – one of the world's leading producers of ultra-low-alcohol craft beers – is arriving in Australia this week, debuting its heralded range of frothy beverages that are perfect for sustained summer sipping without the ensuing sore head. more