The Drop
The Drop with Olivia Evans – a guide to winter wine pairing for dinner parties at home
Food & Drink

The Drop with Olivia Evans – a guide to winter wine pairing for dinner parties at home

I’ve just lit the last candle on the dinner table, the final mood-setting touch set amongst the array of plates, glasses, wine vessels, cutlery-topped napkins and a flower from the garden. My guests will be here at any minute and my giddy hands are fluttering on details that I’m unsure whether they are for my own pleasure or for theirs, both I hope! A winter dinner party – quite possibly my favourite social occasion, my way of saying “I love you, let’s drink wine together”, all while we share food from a dish that permeates warmth from the centre of the table, revelling in the brief window of cold nights in Brisbane. Just as I pull the cork on the first bottle, there is a knock at the door. Perfect timing … more

Coffee
For the love of oat milk – you need to try Alt Coffee
Food & Drink

For the love of oat milk – you need to try Alt Coffee

No matter your personal preferences, it's undeniable that dairy milk alternatives for a morning brew are becoming more prevalent. Whether you're partial to macadamia, can't go past oat milk or you've got a soft spot for soy, there's one issue – generally, coffee has been roasted with dairy milk envisioned as its eventual partner. Well, caffeine lovers, you're in luck – the legends at Uki's Bastion Lane Espresso have delivered a solution to the milk dilemma – Alt Coffee , which has been purposely created with milk alternatives in mind. more

Event Highlights

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Midweek Marketta

Midweek Marketta

Music
Live On The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar

Live On The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar

Food
All-You-Can-Eat Pizza at Aviary Rooftop Bar

All-You-Can-Eat Pizza at Aviary Rooftop Bar

Food
Tiki Thursdays at Cabana Bar & Lounge

Tiki Thursdays at Cabana Bar & Lounge

Food
FEAST WITH US at BLEACH* Festival

FEAST WITH US at BLEACH* Festival

Events: What's on at the Gold Coast this week. Start planning your weekend

Food
Bundall Farmers' Markets

Bundall Farmers’ Markets

Food
Beachside Brunch at Hyde Paradiso

Beachside Brunch at Hyde Paradiso

Community
The Village Markets Burleigh Heads

The Village Markets Burleigh Heads

Food
Grazy Days Lunch at The Island Rooftop

Grazy Days Lunch at The Island Rooftop

Food
Margis at Mr.

Margis at Mr.

Festival
Byron Writers Festival

Byron Writers Festival

Food
Beenleigh Tavern Welcome Weekend

Beenleigh Tavern Welcome Weekend

Food
$35 local breakfast offer at Citrique

$35 local breakfast offer at Citrique

Market
Racecourse Markets

Racecourse Markets

Food
Iconic Sunday Session at Koi

Iconic Sunday Session at Koi

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Hire a hot tub and screen movies in your backyard with help from Tubflix
Gentlefolk

Hire a hot tub and screen movies in your backyard with help from Tubflix

After a particularly dry spell of theatrical releases in 2020, we are welcoming the return of the cinema experience in 2021. How we watch our movies has slightly changed though, with many of us preferring to stream films from the comfort of the couch or even going through our old DVD collections to rewatch classics of times past. If you're looking to spice up your viewing escapades, we have stumbled upon an entirely new film experience called Tubflix. Far from your average movie outing, this hot-tub cinema gets delivered straight to your backyard. more

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Win a double pass to see Reminiscence
WIN

Win a double pass to see Reminiscence

From writer/director/producer Lisa Joy comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ action thriller Reminiscence, starring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson and Thandiwe Newton. Nick Bannister (Jackman), a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (Ferguson). A simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae’s disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love? The Weekend Edition is giving you the chance to win a double pass to see Reminiscence. Enter below for your chance to win. Reminiscence is in cinemas from August 19. Competition… more

Food News
Relish taste sensations with help from condiment company Sidepiece
Food & Drink

Relish taste sensations with help from condiment company Sidepiece

When it comes to perfecting a dish, condiments are crucially important. Be it a simple sandwich or salad, fiery spices, fruit-infused relishes and zesty dressings can take an ordinary meal to extraordinary levels. West End condiment company Sidepiece knows this to be true, and its small-batch fermented hot sauces, relishes and other condiments made from local produce and native bush foods are living proof that we all need to spice up our lives a little. more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Sarah Blasko
My golden rule is to try not to fuck with the melody, because I really hate it when people do covers and change the melody ~ Sarah Blasko more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein