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Daily Detours for the Week of November 6

Featuring a craft market of fashion, ceramics, jewellery and food.
By Ellie Grounds
November 05, 2017
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By Ellie Grounds
November 05, 2017
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DAILY DETOURS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6

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Featuring a craft market of fashion, ceramics, jewellery and food.

When your nine-to-five plays out like a well-oiled machine, it can sometimes feel like each week is a little same-same. But Brisbane is brimming with a fine bounty of things to experience and explore each and every day. So aside from casual laziness and a little lack of inspiration, there's really nothing stopping you from squeezing some adventure and spontaneity into your schedule.

We've teamed up with Mazda3 to help you celebrate the little things that bring a sense of adventure to life. Shake things up, as we give you seven different detours to take each week in Brisbane. From Monday to Sunday, enrich your everyday with one completely achievable activity that inspires you to take the scenic route as you go about your daily routine.

This week, rally your mates for a round of trivia, go swimming on horseback and switch out your usual Sunday brekkie for a bao Benedict. Plus, we've got your future detours sorted for the new few weeks here.

All require no more effort than a tiny break from the norm — what's your excuse for not trying them all?

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    All-You-Can-Eat Korean Fried Chicken at KaiKai

    St Lucia’s KaiKai Chicken is helping locals sate their hunger for fried chicken — with an all-you-can-eat Korean option available six days a week. The store serves up an endless array of crispy chicken in 12 different flavours, all available for just $24.95 per person. Each visit does, of course, have a time limit: a generous 90 minutes. That should be long enough to get your fill. You can keep everything balanced with bottomless homemade lemon iced tea for an extra $1.50.

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    Just like Tuesdays as a kid signified cheap rentals from your local video store, Tuesdays as an adult mean one thing, and one thing only: trivia. Grab your most knowledgeable pals and head down to Archive in West End to compete in some competitive pub trivia. It’s a gold coin donation to play, but the winners take all.

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    Garlic Bread for Breakfast at Gauge

    Although universally acknowledged that pancakes are acceptable to eat at any time of day, you’d be hard pressed to find an upmarket eatery offering one of its signature dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gauge is the exception. Head to this South Brisbane café — run by Jerome Batten, the mastermind behind Teneriffe institution Sourced Grocer — at any time of day to indulge in their black garlic bread with brown butter and burnt vanilla. It’s equal parts sweet, savoury and delicious.

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    Work Up a Sweat at a Reggae Dance Class

    How many times have you busted a move on the dance floor to Rihanna and thought you really should do this more often? Well now it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. Mad Dance House runs a weekly world dance course, where a style from around the world is taught for six weeks before rotating on to the next one. This week it’s reggaeton, which blends reggae, hip hop and latin techniques — so you’ll have to get your hips moving and lose any of those lingering inhibitions. All levels are welcome, including absolute beginners.

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    Finders Keepers Spring Summer Market

    The Finders Keepers Markets have become a staple for those who are into design, creativity and supporting local artists. Treat yourself to a stroll around the market – it has over 100 stalls featuring fashion, ceramics, jewellery and food – while drinking wine or sipping specialty coffee.

    Heading to the Brisbane Showgrounds for the first time, the market will allow you to nab some marvellous treats that are difficult to find anywhere else over three days. The designer-centric, come-one-come-all mini-festival has managed to bridge the gap between local market and exclusive exhibition, creating a space for independent designers to engage with the wider community. The event will run on Friday from 5–10pm.

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    Horse Riding at Rainbow Beach

    One of Australia’s most beautiful strips of surf and sand, Rainbow Beach is as pristine a place as any to saddle up and go for a ride. Andrew and Kirsty McCarthy run Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, one of those picturesque little ventures that seems like never-ending fun and the dream of small businesses. With a team of certified trail guides and some of the prettiest and quietest horses this side of the equator, Rainbow Beach Horse Rides is the perfect little adventure for a warm spring Saturday.

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    You can’t finish off a week of shaking up your routine with your regular avo and eggs. Instead, spice up your usual Sunday brunch with the menu at Chop Chop Chang’s in West End. Forget about your regular eggs Benny, and get acquainted with the bao Benedict, which features roast pork belly, poached egg, kale, lemon hollandaise, ginger and chilli sauce. Or if you’re after a pan-Asian take on something a little more sweet, go for the French toast with glazed mango, strawberry, tropical fruit and coconut ice cream.

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