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Sip smartly with the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip
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Sip smartly with the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip

If you’re partaking in Sober October, volunteering to be the designated driver, are expecting a child, or you simply aren’t a drinker, there are plenty of reasons to not indulge on a night out. Short of a mocktail or soft drink, there’s not a whole lot on offer for non-drinkers these days, but one enterprising entrepreneur is looking to change the way we drink. Seedlip is a distilled non-alcoholic spirit that is earning popularity all over the globe as a sophisticated alternative to the sugary and sweet options available at most bars. more

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The Cheese Riot is causing a commotion with its delicious artisanal delivery service
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The Cheese Riot is causing a commotion with its delicious artisanal delivery service

Here at The Weekend Edition, we straight up love us some cheese. We’re crazy for cheddar, gaga for gouda and bonkers for brie – any way you want to give it to us, we’ll be thrilled. You might say that cheese incites a certain fire within us … something worth fighting for, for sure. If there were ever a riot we would get behind, it would be one dedicated to our all-time favourite animal by-product. The Cheese Riot is dedicated to bringing you a highly local and personal cheese experience, delivered directly to your door. more

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Coeliacs rejoice! The Gluten Free Meal Co. launches its revolutionary delivery service
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Coeliacs rejoice! The Gluten Free Meal Co. launches its revolutionary delivery service

Anyone who has issues with a little old thing called gluten will be well aware of food FOMO – how many times have you seen your friends indulging in some delicious-looking meal that practically makes your stomach shrivel up just thinking about it? It can really suck to feel like the odd one out at mealtime, not to mention that most gluten free options mean tiny portions and a serious lack of flavour. Well the times they are a-changin’, folks – The Gluten Free Meal Co. has come along to save the day (and your tastebuds) with its revolutionary home delivery service. more

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The round-up: five local fresh-produce farm stalls that you need to check out
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The round-up: five local fresh-produce farm stalls that you need to check out

You don't have to be a genius to work out that fresh food from the ground is way better for you than food from a box (we're looking at you, Pop Tarts). You know what's even better than that? Local produce from local farms. Luckily for us Gold Coast folk, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes that are creating magic from local ingredients, which we get to enjoy as frequently as we wish. Though, if you're keen to support local farms and fill your own fridge at home with the best seasonal produce, then here's a bunch of cool local farms stalls where you can stock up on your fresh fruit and vege. These gems are well worth checking out. more

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The Weekend Series: five street-food sandwiches you need in your mouth right now
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The Weekend Series: five street-food sandwiches you need in your mouth right now

Being the insatiable food lovers we are, we’re always on the hunt for the next intriguing cuisine to tantalise our tastebuds. Last year we declared poke was on our hit list, and then lo and behold our prayers were answered with our very own poke joint. We’re going to try our luck again by putting our wishes out into the cosmos in the hopes that our positive thinking brings us street food-based blessings this year. Right now, the only thing on our mind is a killer sandwich, so we’ve scoured the web for the world’s most scrumptious street-food sandwiches that we'd love to see take off in Brisbane. more

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Forget Goon of Fortune – wine in a bag goes classy with Tote Wines
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Forget Goon of Fortune – wine in a bag goes classy with Tote Wines

It’s almost a rite of passage for any newly 18-year old Australian to encounter the likes of Golden Oak Fruity Lexia or Sovereign Point. We quickly move on from cask wine as we progress through life, but wine in a bag is about to make a comeback in a big way. Tote Wines is bringing some sophistication to the table with a range of premium drops in a special 1.5 litre pouch. Ditch the cardbordeaux – Barossa Valley’s finest is now available in bag form. Just don’t think about pinning it to the hills hoist. more

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The Weekend Series: scrap your bad habits – five ways to reduce kitchen waste
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The Weekend Series: scrap your bad habits – five ways to reduce kitchen waste

When cooking at home, making a mess is pretty much a part of the deal. You can’t make a decent meal without ending up with a few scraps, right? Well, those scraps that you typically throw away can actually be useful for your next cook up. The latest trend in cooking is reusing kitchen waste in innovative and delicious ways. With some of the world’s best restaurants making the move towards waste-free operation, there’s no excuse for throwing away perfectly good ingredients. If you have been feeling a little bit guilty for throwing away a good portion of your groceries each week, then read on. more

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The Weekend Series: NSFW food-porn videos to get you hot under the collar
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The Weekend Series: NSFW food-porn videos to get you hot under the collar

Your pits are sweaty, willpower weak, breathing is heavy, there a rumble in your belly already, you’re craving spaghetti. You go home and find your laptop, open an incognito window and start cruising for some salivation-inducing videos in an attempt to sate your voracious appetite. Videos of melting cheese fill the screen, images of full doughnuts oozing gooey Nutella, pastries are pulled apart, burgers are piled high, ingredients are stuffed into other ingredients and the meat – oh, the meat! There’s nothing wrong with looking at a little bit of food porn – everyone does it. We’ve picked some particularly steamy food porn videos to ogle – just make sure no one else is around before you click play. more


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The Weekend Series: five of the best food shows to kick-start your hunger
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The Weekend Series: five of the best food shows to kick-start your hunger

Forget My Kitchen Rules, Huey’s Cooking Adventures and Ready Steady Cook – when we refer to food shows we’re talking about the cream of the crop. When we sit down to watch chefs at play, we not only want insights into the world of fine dining – we want food porn of epic proportions. We want to drool. Thankfully there are a bunch of shows out there that can cater to our insatiable food lust. Sit back, relax and take in the culinary beauty that these shows have to offer. more

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The Weekend Series: yes way rosé – five bottles for under $25
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The Weekend Series: yes way rosé – five bottles for under $25

We don’t mean to harp on about rosé (just kidding – we do, it's awesome), but with the weather being as warm as it is we think it’s vitally important that everyone knows that rosé is the best drink to unwind with this summer. While there is something special about sipping some fine wine at any of Brisbane’s hippest haunts, it’s hard to beat cracking a bottle at a dinner party or summer barbecue. We’ve taken the liberty of picking five delectable rosés that you can grab for a song at your local bottle-o. more

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The Weekend Series: from haloumi chips to black ice-cream – our food trend predictions for 2017
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The Weekend Series: from haloumi chips to black ice-cream – our food trend predictions for 2017

Okay, yes, 2016 isn’t over for at least three months, but what’s the harm in looking ahead? Food rules everything around us, so we are extremely excited for what the new year can bring. From haloumi chips to up and coming cuisines, 2017 is going to be a great year for our stomachs – here are some of our food predictions to keep an eye out for over the next 12 months. more