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Stick a fork into a stack of souffle pancakes at Palm Beach's Raijin
Food & Drink

Stick a fork into a stack of souffle pancakes at Palm Beach’s Raijin

You've probably heard the expression 'as flat as a pancake', which makes sense based on our current understanding of pancakes being, well, flat. Raijin in Palm Beach is here to flip this notion on its head with its ridiculously fluffy and puffy souffle pancakes. The pillowy soft spheres are made-to-order and take a minimum of 20 minutes to make – so settle in, order a coffee and prepare your tastebuds for a treat. more

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Pavement Whisper: Varsity Lakes set to score a new Italian bistro and sophisticated wine bar
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Pavement Whisper: Varsity Lakes set to score a new Italian bistro and sophisticated wine bar

Keeping occupied during various COVID-related lockdowns has manifested in some pretty unlikely hobbies to get through the long days (banana bread, anyone?). For Leisa and her husband Shaun, who found themselves separated for nine long months by border closures, they passed the time apart by mentally planning not one but two new Varsity Lakes-based venues. As it turns out, they were pretty good at the paperwork side of things – so when the restrictions lifted and the pair was (finally) reunited, they had all of the necessary building blocks in place to turn hypothetical plans into a reality.  more

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Unleash your inner artist at the brand new creative space Curated By Design
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Unleash your inner artist at the brand new creative space Curated By Design

The last couple of years has seen predominantly industrial areas of the Gold Coast slowly transform into pockets of art and culture-filled goodness to discover. With each new addition comes more opportunities for the local creative community to create and display their work, along with enriching our local areas with a whole lot of inspiration to get out of your comfort zone and flex your creative muscles – or marvel at others who do so! The newest kid on the block is Miami-based Curated By Design, a multi-faceted and inclusive art and event space that's also providing opportunities for people living with mental health conditions and disabilities through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). more

Recipes
In carbs we crust – five garlic bread recipes inspired by the world’s most beloved loaf
Food & Drink

In carbs we crust – five garlic bread recipes inspired by the world’s most beloved loaf

We don’t mean to exaggerate, but here at The Weekend Edition, we would lay down our lives for garlic bread*. It’s more than a side dish or a mop for the bolognese that gets left behind in the bottom of the bowl – it’s the glue that holds society together. From those who need a little more pep with their pizza order through to the staunch vegetarians with little else to eat at a party, the Golden Loaf is the one thing that will blow up the skirt of even the fussiest eater. It unites gourmands and bogans alike with its crunch, softness and flavour profile – garlic bread knows not of the perils of a class divide. Anyway, you didn’t come here for an essay on garlic bread – you came here to find ways to get a bit jazzy with it, so let’s dive in! Behold, our five favourite ways to level up your GB experience. more

Event Highlights

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
Miami Marketta

Miami Marketta

Music
Live On The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar

Live On The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar

Food
Beenleigh Tavern Welcome Weekend

Beenleigh Tavern Welcome Weekend

Food
Father's Day Cruise

Father’s Day Cruise

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

Community
Food Truck'n Thursdays

Food Truck’n Thursdays

Food
Thursday Jazz at The Island Gold Coast

Thursday Jazz at The Island Gold Coast

Food
$35 local breakfast offer at Citrique

$35 local breakfast offer at Citrique

Music
Soul & New Funk Sounds with Yasmina Despot at Roosevelt Lounge

Soul & New Funk Sounds with Yasmina Despot at Roosevelt Lounge

Food
The Uni Social at Mo's Desert Clubhouse

The Uni Social at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse

Exhibitions
European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Community
Trivia at the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club

Trivia at the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club

Comedy
Tuesday Night Trivia at Bine Bar & Dining

Tuesday Night Trivia at Bine Bar & Dining

Community
Outdoor Dance Classes for Everybody

Outdoor Dance Classes for Everybody

The Little Store is here to bring a little bit of happiness to your day
Gentlefolk

The Little Store is here to bring a little bit of happiness to your day

The term 'curated space' gets thrown around a lot these days, but there is truly something special about purchasing things for your home and little people that are not only good for the planet, but that you'll use and love for years to come. The Little Store in Currumbin Valley is a purveyor of these pretty pieces, with the thoughtfully selected range including everything from wooden children's toys to eco cleaning products. more

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Win a double pass to see Reminiscence
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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
Australia’s top roasters come together at new online marketplace ’Feind Coffee
Food & Drink

Australia’s top roasters come together at new online marketplace ’Feind Coffee

We hope that we speak for the majority of our readership when we say coffee is no longer a luxury, but rather, a necessity. But that doesn't mean our daily dose of caffeine can't be luxurious – quite the opposite, in fact. There is no need to settle for ordinary coffee when Australia is home to some of the finest coffee roasters in the world. Thankfully, a certain team of coffee enthusiasts share our same passion for the holy java bean and have created a website where a roster of top-notch homegrown roasters have come to congregate. Say hello to ’Feind Coffee, a new online boutique full to the brim with coffee worth pouring over – from specialty instant varieties and perky pods to incredibly rare filters and enlivening espressos. 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