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The Brooks family have never taken the easy road. From regenerating a rundown farm to recyclable packaging, from using native botanicals to sustainable waste management, Brookies has led the way with best practice in both the food and drink arms of their business, sustainability at the core of everything they do. After winning multiple awards...
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When we travel, particularly when time is limited, we may be intent on travelling to a destination rather than experiencing the journey. The places along the way are ‘in between’ spots. We often don’t bother to stop, as we are going somewhere else. Unfortunately, when we focus more on destination than experience, we miss the...
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Grazeway, the latest café to pop up in Nerang, is a great addition to the developing Tibbing Street food precinct. For Akita and Christian, owners of Grazeway Café in Nerang, their business is about art. The art of food. Fresh and bright, the new venue focuses on Modern Australian café cuisine, bringing a younger demographic...
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There were waves of anticipation among foodies when Brenda Fawdon and Sonja Drexler embarked on their latest project, North Stores. The venue comprises three buildings, an environmentally sustainable and architecturally designed food, art and nature hub in Main Street, North Tamborine. After three years of planning and development, North Stores finally opened in 2021. It...
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Burleigh is a tight knit community of locals who love their coffee and the baristas who make it for them. Cafe owner and barista Brodie Green is one of their favourites. Third generation in a family whose business is coffee distribution, Brodie made the decision to move away from the family business to set his...
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There’s a feeling you get when you first walk into a place that’s all important. It’s evident from the outset, the vibe that can make or break the experience. You experience feelings on a continuum from tense and overwhelmed to relaxed and at ease. Walking into SOMM, short for ‘sommelier’ (because it’s a sommelier-like experience...
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For any foodie, a trip to Southeast Queensland would not be complete without a day at Sirromet Winery. Founded by Terry Morris in 2000, you will find Sirromet, Queensland’s most awarded winery, perched high up on a hilltop on Mt Cotton, 45 minutes from both Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. Sirromet is the jewel...
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Ten years into their development journey, Cowch Dessert and Cocktail Bar has opened their Dream Factory in Brisbane. “We had a vision for a cocktail bar where family and friends could meet and feel comfortable and safe,” says Arif Memis, Cowch Managing Director, who co-founded the company with his wife Havva. “It would be a...
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When it comes to drinking a cup of tea, Nerada is the freshest tea that you can get. Moreover, it’s family-owned and Queensland’s own brew. We were privileged to attend a Zoom conference with Tony Poyner, Nerada’s Plantation Director and other members of the Nerada Tea family to learn more about their fabulous tea. For...
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Kemuri Kitchen has launched a series of omakase dinners held monthly in their Carrara restaurant and they are well worth seeking out. Well known for their excellent casual cuisine and knowledgeable wine service, owners Hiroyuki Okubo is a Master Sommelier, his wife Yuki a French-trained chef. The concept of ‘leaving it to the chef’ encapsulated...