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Get natural wines delivered to your door with The Borough Box's monthly subscription
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Get natural wines delivered to your door with The Borough Box’s monthly subscription

Social distancing, slathering your mitts in hand sanitiser and shelves emptied of stock – a trip to your local bottle-o just isn't the same as it used to be. "But where will I stock up on my favourite grape juice?", you ask. Well, we have the answer. Brought to us from the team behind Lo-Fi Wines and Das Juice, The Borough Box is a new natural-wine delivery service dropping the goods straight to your door. more

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Here's the tea – Bubble Tea Club will deliver DIY boba kits straight to your door
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Here’s the tea – Bubble Tea Club will deliver DIY boba kits straight to your door

We've talked self-iso snacks, quarantinis and all your favourite spots that have pivoted to takeaway, but we're yet to touch on one of the most iconic drinks sipped both here and in lands afar – the glorious creation that is bubble tea. With a lot of our favourite boba-making cafes temporarily closed or strictly serving takeaway, sourcing this much-beloved beverage is proving to be a more difficult task than usual. Luckily for us, the boba-loving team behind Bubble Tea Club have come up with a DIY bubble tea making kit, so you never have to miss out on sipping this sweet treat again! more

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Batter up – Pepe Saya is delivering buttermilk pancake packs straight to your door
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Batter up – Pepe Saya is delivering buttermilk pancake packs straight to your door

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if you choose to make your morning meal a stack of fluffy, good old-fashioned pancakes – then it's all the more better. The kings of cultured butter over at Pepe Saya know this age-old saying all too well and are set to take your Sunday breakfast in bed to the next level. Introducing Pepe Saya's buttermilk pancake packs – breakfast bites so good they will have you exclaiming "holy crepe!". more

Bakeries
Feast your eyes upon West End's new pink-hued croissanterie Superthing
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Feast your eyes upon West End’s new pink-hued croissanterie Superthing

They say it takes a lifetime to perfect the art of croissant making. For Eddy Tice and Ania Kutek, this is a challenge they welcome with open arms. After winning the hearts of Brisbane carb lovers with their popular NYC Bagel Deli, the duo has gone a little flaky – in the best way possible. Their latest project is Superthing, the pink-hued croissanterie Brisbane never knew it so desperately needed. more

Bakeries
Woolloongabba brunch spot Pawpaw teams up with Sprout Artisan Bakery and friends for a pop-up bakehouse
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Woolloongabba brunch spot Pawpaw teams up with Sprout Artisan Bakery and friends for a pop-up bakehouse

If anything is going to get us through self-isolation (without going completely crazy), it's the sweet relief of baked goods. With eggs, flour and just about everything you need to bake at home now listed as a hot commodity due to growing demand, it looks like homemade banana bread may be off the quarantine menu. Luckily for us, Woolloongabba's much-loved brunch locale Pawpaw has got our carb-loving backs. The crew at Pawpaw is teaming up with Sprout Artisan Bakery as well as a few other local heroes to launch a weekly pop-up bakery and market. The temporary bakehouse will be packed to the brim with treats such as flaky French-inspired pastries, piping-hot cinnamon doughnuts and sugary slices that'll surely tide us over until grocery shelves get restocked and life returns to a (relatively) normal state. more

Restaurants
The round-up: the best Japanese takeaway in Brisbane
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The round-up: the best Japanese takeaway in Brisbane

Although social-distancing has been great for those of us that needed to sharpen our cooking skills, there are still a load of dishes that are beyond our humble capabilities. Master sushi chefs we are not, so when we've got a hankering for Japanese fare – be it ramen, sashimi or yakitori – we like to get it from the best. If you're in the position to help out our local restaurant scene by ordering in, why not consider Japanese? We've compiled a quick list of spots that are offering authentic Japanese fare via takeaway or delivery, making it a satisfying and safe option for your next treat meal. more


Recipes
Join the Legacy Anzac Biscuit Bake Off with this macadamia and maple Anzac granola
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Join the Legacy Anzac Biscuit Bake Off with this macadamia and maple Anzac granola

We know that Anzac Day is going to be very different this year and it's heartbreaking to know we can't commemorate in our usual fashion. This also means that for charities such as Legacy, it's the cancellation of their peak fundraising activities. To keep the spirit alive, Legacy has turned to the digital realm with the launch of its inaugural Legacy Anzac Biscuit Bake Off. Joining the virtual bake off is easy – simply register as an individual or team, make your best Anzac biscuits (or Anzac biscuit-inspired delights) and share photos and videos of your creations to inspire donations. Legacy Anzac Biscuit Bake Off is open from now until Sunday May 3, so you better get baking! If you're in need of a little inspiration, you're in luck. Legacy Brisbane has worked with a number of its widows, children, staff, volunteers and supporters, gathering their Anzac recipes to create a free… more

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Smaklig måltid – IKEA has released its iconic Swedish meatballs recipe!
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Smaklig måltid – IKEA has released its iconic Swedish meatballs recipe!

Every trip to Ikea has a few absolute must-dos – finding the funniest-sounding item names, pretending you live in one of the display units (we see you, 500 Days of Summer), picking up at least five unnecessary items that your shopping partner tells you to put back … but one tradition reigns supreme above all. We’re talking, of course, about the procurement of Swedish meatballs. Due to Ikea journeys being off the table (or SKOGSTA if you want to get technical) for the near future, the generous powers that be have decided to hand over the recipe for this iconic dish. more

Markets
From the farm to the city – newly launched Scenic Rim Farm Box brings the best local produce to your door
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From the farm to the city – newly launched Scenic Rim Farm Box brings the best local produce to your door

If you (and your tastebuds) have missed escaping from the city and hitting the road to explore the Scenic Rim's renowned local flavours, friendly farms, wineries and boutique breweries, there's now a way to enjoy the best bits and bites of the region's food bowl without leaving your home. A group of local producers, supported by the Scenic Rim Regional Council, have recently launched Scenic Rim Farm Boxes – a new food-delivery service that brings the best farm-fresh produce straight to your door. more

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Tuck into a takeaway feast with newly launched contactless delivery app Tukka
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Tuck into a takeaway feast with newly launched contactless delivery app Tukka

As the coronavirus crisis continues, the majority of local hospitality operators have dramatically changed the way they operate as a way to both follow social-distancing rules and, ultimately, to stay in business. Stepping in to to lend a helping hand, newly launched ordering app Tukka is set to aid the local hospo scene in changing the way it operates in a bid to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 as well as bring a hassle-free dining experience to businesses. more

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Partners in wine – Snoop Dogg teams up with Aussie winemakers 19 Crimes to launch his own vino
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Partners in wine – Snoop Dogg teams up with Aussie winemakers 19 Crimes to launch his own vino

You know him as a famed West Coast rapper, 420 enthusiast and Martha Stewart’s bestie, but it seems Snoop Dogg is swapping out gin and juice for grape juice these days. The hip-hop doggfather is collaborating with Aussie wine brand 19 Crimes to launch his own vino – aptly named Snoop Cali Red. Yes, you read that right. You'll soon be able to wrap your mitts around a bottle of wine from none other than S-N double O-P, D-O double G. more

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Click, drive through and collect everyday needs with new Westfield Direct
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Click, drive through and collect everyday needs with new Westfield Direct

If you've been a diligent social distancer, you've likely been avoiding major shopping centres and anywhere that might draw a crowd. Westfield gets it – so the group has just launched Westfield Direct, a new drive-through contactless click-and-collect service allowing the convenience of a shopping centre one-stop-shopping experience, all from the palm of your hand (and safety of your car). more

Casual Dining
The Happy Boy team launches new takeaway eatery Kid Curry
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The Happy Boy team launches new takeaway eatery Kid Curry

They say that out of adversity, comes opportunity. These are indeed adverse times – and Cameron and Jordan Votan have certainly found opportunity. The restaurateur brothers behind Happy Boy, Snack Man and Greenglass have just launched online eatery Kid Curry despite all odds – and there's even plans for a bricks-and-mortar venue in the future. more

Bars
The round-up: Brisbane's best take-home tipples and DIY cocktail kits
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best take-home tipples and DIY cocktail kits

There's nothing like a global pandemic to make us feel like a stiff drink. The kicker is that while we stay inside to flatten the curve, our favourite watering holes have had to shut for the foreseeable future. That doesn't mean we have to rely on the dregs of our liquor stash for knock-offs – many of your favourite bars are still mixing, shaking and stirring, putting together home cocktail kits perfectly suited to help you set up your own social-distancing speakeasy. Fill up the ice tray – Friday arvo drinks are back on! more

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Noods at home – Motto Motto launches its own Japanese meal kit range Kyoto
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Noods at home – Motto Motto launches its own Japanese meal kit range Kyoto

When it comes to finding the most oishii (delicious) Japanese eats in Brisbane, premium-casual restaurant chain Motto Motto is a go-to destination for many. The crew behind the innovative eatery is launching a new concept, this time taking its beloved recipes and repackaging them for at-home consumption. Introducing Kyoto – a new ready-made meal brand serving nourishing Japanese comfort food straight to your door. more

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This is not a drill – Cadbury Dairy Milk Marble is returning to supermarkets this week
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This is not a drill – Cadbury Dairy Milk Marble is returning to supermarkets this week

It was groundbreaking hip-hop mavericks the Beastie Boys who once claimed that you have to fight for your right to party, and this adage rings especially true when you apply it to reinstating a beloved discontinued item from a popular brand. For this particular example, we bring forth Cadbury’s gone-but-not-forgotten Dairy Milk Marble. In perhaps the greatest display of people-power in recent memory, a group of vigilante snack mavericks on Facebook banded together to pressure the fine folk at Cadbury into returning marble chocolate to the shelves – and by gum, it worked! more

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Dinner is sorted – Portside Wharf's dining and shopping precinct is open for business
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Dinner is sorted – Portside Wharf’s dining and shopping precinct is open for business

It's no secret that some of our favourite spots to wine, dine and shop have temporarily closed their doors due to national COVID-19 restrictions. Fortunately, quite a lot of our choice locales to stop in for our morning coffee run, a shopping trip or dinner and drinks are still trading – they just look and operate a little differently. Hamilton hotspot Portside Wharf has adjusted to the current climate and is still open for business, with a number of the riverside precinct's restaurants and retailers offering takeaway meals, one-on-one shopping appointments, phone orders, click-and-collect pick-up, online ordering and contactless delivery. Whether you need to tick some items off your weekly grocery list, pick up a cappuccino before tackling your workload or order some takeaway eats, make a pit-stop at Portside and support some local businesses. more