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Celebrity chefs, winemakers and brewers converge for all-new foodie festival Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove
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Celebrity chefs, winemakers and brewers converge for all-new foodie festival Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove

The countdown is on for the Gold Coast's newest foodie festival Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove, which will bring together some of the country's leading chefs, winemakers, craft-beer brewers and gourmet food trucks for a weekend of deliciousness from July 27–28. Whether you're a champagne and caviar person, prefer pinot and a punchy cheese, or are the beer and burrito type, there will be plenty for you to bite and sip across the entire weekend. Here's a taste of what's in store. more

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Palisa Anderson from Boon Luck Farm joins chef Francisco Smoje for Slinging Plates at Barrio Byron Bay
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Palisa Anderson from Boon Luck Farm joins chef Francisco Smoje for Slinging Plates at Barrio Byron Bay

Looking for something a little different and very delicious to spice up your week? Here you go. On Tuesday July 30, Byron Bay dining spot Barrio will be hosting its next Slinging Plates event, which will see chef Francisco Smoje join forces with renowned farmer and restaurateur Palisa Anderson (of Boon Luck Farm and Chat Thai restaurants) and Jared Dixon of Jilly Wines for the ultimate mid-week feast and sip experience. more

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Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend
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Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend

Winter may be upon us and the mornings a little crisp, but there's plenty happening across all corners of the Gold Coast to keep you occupied and off the couch this weekend! From Amy Shark concerts to twilight markets and Seaside Sounds on Burleigh Point, here's what's on across the Gold Coast this weekend. Enjoy, friends! more

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The Gold Coast's top chefs join forces to celebrate one year of Restaurant Labart
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The Gold Coast’s top chefs join forces to celebrate one year of Restaurant Labart

It's been a year since Sydney chef Alex Munoz Labart and his wife Karla unveiled their flagship Burleigh Heads dining space. Restaurant Labart's refined-yet-convivial atmosphere takes a refreshing step away from fine-dining formality – and Gold Coasters are loving every bite. On Sunday July 21, Labart is celebrating its first birthday by bringing together the city's top chefs for a one-off lunch event. Tickets are selling like hotcakes, so be quick! more

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Shake, swizzle and pour your own creations at Hyde Paradiso's mixology masterclass
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Shake, swizzle and pour your own creations at Hyde Paradiso’s mixology masterclass

There's certainly a real art to crafting the perfect cocktail. Mixologists put a lot of work into these drinkable creations – and it's all for your sipping pleasure. Now, the team at dreamy Surfers Paradise hotspot Hyde Paradiso are flipping the script and giving you, the cocktail sippers of the Gold Coast, the chance to try your hand at cocktail making with its newly launched Mixology Masterclasses. more

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The Taste Tweed Food Festival is back for ten glorious days of foodie heaven
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The Taste Tweed Food Festival is back for ten glorious days of foodie heaven

The annual Taste Tweed Food Festival is just around the corner, so get ready to treat and tantalise your senses the whole way along the Tweed Coast for ten glorious days. Running from July 5–14, the popular southern foodie festival will feature a series of events across a number of locations, putting the spotlight firmly on the bountiful Norther Rivers region. Fancy dinner with chef Ben Devlin? Or a lazy long lunch with all of the wine? Here's a taste of what's in store ... more


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From puppy parties to winter feasts – five unmissable events happening on the Gold Coast this June
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From puppy parties to winter feasts – five unmissable events happening on the Gold Coast this June

With these cooler days and nights, it's mighty tempting to snuggle up in a blanket cocoon and go on a Netflix binge – but the coast’s event calendar has other plans in store for you. There’s plenty going on throughout June, from 90s masquerade-ball rock shows to bottomless brunches and puppy-themed plant markets. So, we've hand picked five of the best events happening on the Gold Coast this June. Diaries at the ready! more

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Beers, bites and beats – venture south to Stone & Wood's annual brewery party, Festival of the Stone
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Beers, bites and beats – venture south to Stone & Wood’s annual brewery party, Festival of the Stone

Fresh beer, food trucks and live music – is there a better combination? We think not. If you're keen to get stuck into all three, then make sure you've got Saturday June 8 in your diary – because Byron Bay's Festival of the Stone is back and you need to be there! The wildly popular festival, put on by craft-beer wizards Stone & Wood, is set to be bigger and better in 2019, with the sell-out event to be held for the first time at the newly opened Stone & Wood brewery in Byron Bay. more

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Eat, drink and linger a little longer at Cucina Vivo's Italian Long Lunch
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Eat, drink and linger a little longer at Cucina Vivo’s Italian Long Lunch

The hustle and bustle of life can get pretty crazy at times and it's not always easy to take a step back and just breathe. Here at The Weekend Edition, we're all about slowing down and enjoying life, so we're always on the lookout for fun and delicious new ways to savour the moment. If you're looking for the perfect way to relax just (for a little while) with a wine in hand, then the Italian Long Lunch could be just what you're after. more

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Experience eight (mystery) courses from the big blue at Nineteen's Sustainable Seafood Dinner
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Experience eight (mystery) courses from the big blue at Nineteen’s Sustainable Seafood Dinner

Here in Queensland, we're surrounded by some of the best seafood imaginable. While we enjoy, savour and appreciate every sweet mouthful, the story of how that seafood actually makes its way to your plate also deserves some attention. On Thursday May 16, Nineteen at The Star will be delving deeper by hosting a Sustainable Seafood Dinner, a delicious evening designed to educate diners about the importance of sustainability. more

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Enjoy seaside sips with a side of live entertainment at pop-up beachfront bar The Burleigh Bleach* Club
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Enjoy seaside sips with a side of live entertainment at pop-up beachfront bar The Burleigh Bleach* Club

While the temperature gauges may be starting to back off slightly, things are really heating up on the Gold Coast this April. It's Easter, yes, but adding to the buzz is Bleach* Festival and all of its goodness. This year, Bleach* is pouring into Burleigh to bring us the ultimate seaside sipping venue – a pop-up beach bar called the Burleigh Bleach* Club. It's a festival first that is sure to quench your thirst ... here's what you need to know. more

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Indulge in fine fare and bottomless bubbles with Champagne Weekends at The Star
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Indulge in fine fare and bottomless bubbles with Champagne Weekends at The Star

Sure, after-dark revelry is fun, but how great are daytime sessions and long lunches? You can enjoy the glorious sunshine, indugle a little, and be all tucked up in bed at a respectable hour. If you're searching for a long lunch where all the hard work is done for you (including pouring your own bubbles) then Champagne Weekends at The Star could be just what you're looking for. more

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Loosen those belt buckles – here's five local foodie events you need to be at this autumn
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Loosen those belt buckles – here’s five local foodie events you need to be at this autumn

While we're loving that the daily temperatures are a little more bearable now, one of our favourite things about transitioning into the (slightly) cooler months is seeing a new wave of seasonal produce hit the kitchens. Summer may be over, but things are starting to heat up on the events circuit, so we've cut through the crowd and hand picked five fun and seriously tasty food (and drink) events happening across the Gold Coast to help you celebrate the best of autumn. more

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Attica's Ben Shewry is heading to Harvest Newrybar for a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience
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Attica’s Ben Shewry is heading to Harvest Newrybar for a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience

Iconic Australian chef Ben Shewry, the brilliant mind behind three-hatted Melbourne restaurant Attica (which this year reached number 20 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list) is coming to Byron Bay for an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. It's happening on Wednesday May 1 at Harvest Newrybar – this is a true bucket-list situation, friends, so do not miss out. more