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Vibrant Cantonese bites meet local oceanic flavours: say hello to Broadbeach's mouth-watering newcomer, Uncle Su
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Vibrant Cantonese bites meet local oceanic flavours: say hello to Broadbeach’s mouth-watering newcomer, Uncle Su

Get set for a brand-new culinary adventure, folks – The Star has just unveiled the brand-new dining locale Uncle Su, a Cantonese restaurant serving up decadent bites and traditional rare teas. Specialising in Chinese bites given a modern coastal reimagining, it's the ultimate place to indulge in a memorable meal and features fresh takes on traditional favourites along with fresh local seafood. more

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Dessert gods Connoisseur and Koko Black team up to create two new ice-cream flavours
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Dessert gods Connoisseur and Koko Black team up to create two new ice-cream flavours

Chocolate or ice-cream? If there was ever a moment where we had to choose our favourite of the two, we think we would spontaneously combust before we could give an answer. Thankfully, that won't be necessary as beloved ice-cream brand Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream has partnered with cherished artisan chocolatier Koko Black to meld these treasured sweets together to create a scrumptious new ice-cream range. In more good news, you can get your hands on these indulgent creations as of today, Thursday October 14, which just so happens to be World Dessert Day. more

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Kylie's Cupcakery expands to a new home and opens a dedicated gluten-free cafe
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Kylie’s Cupcakery expands to a new home and opens a dedicated gluten-free cafe

If you have a soft spot for sweets and big love for burgers, we have some exciting news. Having outgrown its original space on Lavelle Street in Nerang, the much-loved Kylie's Cupcakery has moved to a brand-new pastel-hued home, a stone's throw from its original location. The mouth-watering new cupcakery is nestled on Nerang Street, and is dishing up an expanded menu of eats alongside next-level sweet treats. Read on for all of the mouth-watering details ... more

Goya Cafe is dishing up Japanese-inspired eats, katsu sandos and hip-hop vibes
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Goya Cafe is dishing up Japanese-inspired eats, katsu sandos and hip-hop vibes

If you’re not one to contemplate starting your morning until you've detoured via your regular caffeine dealer and strongly consider brunch the most important (and delicious) meal of the day, then you’ll want to pop Broadbeach newcomer Goya Cafe to the top of your must-try list, stat. The former Sens Coffee at the base of the Meriton has been transformed into a beautifully minimalist Japanese-inspired cafe with epic eats and some serious hip-hop vibes.   more

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The round-up: blow the froth off at some of the Gold Coast’s best craft-beer breweries
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The round-up: blow the froth off at some of the Gold Coast’s best craft-beer breweries

Once upon a time, the only answer when asked if you would like a beer was 'yes' or 'no'. If you answered yes, you'd be handed a XXXX. While we're all for a cheeky mango, these days things are not quite as straightforward – and the very same question is met with a plethora of follow-up questions such as what kind of brew? The Gold Coast’s craft beer scene is hotter than the surface of the sun right now with new microbreweries popping up all over this fine city and beyond. If you’ve made it your personal summer mission to try them all (perhaps not all in one day), this list of the Gold Coast's best craft breweries will set you on the right course. more

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Brews, bites and good vibes abound at The Ranchero – the new home of Morena Espresso
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Brews, bites and good vibes abound at The Ranchero – the new home of Morena Espresso

If you're a Gold Coast local with a penchant for live music, it's pretty likely that you've found yourself grooving away at Mo's Desert Clubhouse on more than a couple of late-night occasions. The Burleigh Heads-based live music locale serves up myriad events each weekend, from vintage markets to local music shows and even the occasional wedding, all with Mo's signature rainbow flair. Well, now it is also host to an equally colour-drenched Gold Coast venue, Morena Espresso's newest outpost. Say hello to Morena at Mo's! more

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Tropic Vice brings ‘Florribean' fare and curated cocktails to Nobby Beach
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Tropic Vice brings ‘Florribean’ fare and curated cocktails to Nobby Beach

The recent spike in temperature has correlated in an increased desire for chilled beverages in the sunshine. Thankfully, we Gold Coasters are pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to excellent sip spots, but those who fancy long, lazy lunches that roll effortlessly into cocktail-filled evenings, need to know about Tropic Vice. The brand-new rooftop restaurant and bar, perched above the Nobby Beach strip, has transformed the space formerly occupied by SPLIT Upstairs and Fat Pig BBQ, and is here to set the scene for summer adventures. more

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Pavement Whispers: the Scenic Rim will soon welcome Blume, a destination restaurant from one of Brisbane's best and brightest
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Pavement Whispers: the Scenic Rim will soon welcome Blume, a destination restaurant from one of Brisbane’s best and brightest

The Scenic Rim is a region of abundance – a wonderland of breathtaking vistas, fertile farmlands and warm and welcoming hospitality. While the area's plethora of natural landmarks, sleepy towns, bountiful farmlands, restaurants and cafes, and hidden gems make it nearly impossible to take in the Scenic Rim's true majesty in a single weekend, we're always eager for more excuses to book another trip. From what we hear, we'll have one before year's end. One of Australia's best young chefs is taking his talents to the countryside to open Blume – a gorgeous 20-seater restaurant currently taking shape in Boonah. Blume will look to showcase the best produce the Scenic Rim has to offer, delivering a sumptuous set-menu service that is already sitting atop our next getaway to-do list. Here's what we know ... more


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You can now snag a ten-strong multi-pack of White Claw – including its new Watermelon flavour
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You can now snag a ten-strong multi-pack of White Claw – including its new Watermelon flavour

If you can believe it, White Claw has graced the cold shelves of bottle-o's for bang on a year now, with a whopping 7.8 million cans sold since it first arrived on Australian shores. During this time, The Weekend Edition team has swilled their fair share of the spiked seltzer, so it's only appropriate that we share the news that you can now buy the cult tipple in a multi-pack featuring your favourite flavours – and a brand-new one, too. more

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Death & Taxes has teamed up with Lark Distillery to create a limited-edition single-malt whisky
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Death & Taxes has teamed up with Lark Distillery to create a limited-edition single-malt whisky

Brisbane City dwellers who favour a post-work tipple or a weekend pick-me-up are known to congregate at Burnett Lane bar Death & Taxes. Celebrated as a spirit-focused watering hole, Death & Taxes especially loves to serve up whisky sips. That's why its newest collaboration couldn't be more appropriate – the crew behind the bar has teamed up with Lark Distillery to concoct a limited-edition single-malt whisky. Here are all of the important deets ... more

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Broadbeach scores a sophisticated new hetero-friendly LGBTQIA+ sip spot, Chameleon Lounge Bar
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Broadbeach scores a sophisticated new hetero-friendly LGBTQIA+ sip spot, Chameleon Lounge Bar

There's been a pretty noticeable absence on the Gold Coast bar scene for the last little while, but Dan Duncan is here to change that. The qualified zookeeper and veterinary nurse has traded khakis and scrubs for nightlife, opening a hetero-friendly LGBTQIA+ lounge bar in Broadbeach. Perched along Surf Parade, the refined new watering hole is a safe space for everyone in the community to enjoy a drink and a show. Here's everything you need to know about this colourful newcomer ... more

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Quench your thirst with Four Pillars' new ready-to-drink Rare Dry Gin & Tonic
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Quench your thirst with Four Pillars’ new ready-to-drink Rare Dry Gin & Tonic

A picnic rug splayed out under the shade of a lush tree, a smorgasbord of delicious charcuterie goodies and an esky full to the brim with fresh ice – the only missing element from this equation is your drink of choice, of course! Well, we think that we've stumbled upon your new summer sip in the form of Four Pillars' new ready-to-drink Rare Dry Gin & Tonics. If you're a fan of this craft gin distillery, this is one libation worth taste testing as the weather warms up ... more

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The round-up: sizzle sesh – where to get your Korean BBQ fix on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: sizzle sesh – where to get your Korean BBQ fix on the Gold Coast

If you're a seasoned Korean BBQ-eater, then you'll second the notion that it's a pretty tasty and totally interactive dining experience. For those a little green to it, think tender cuts of marinated meats, which you sizzle at your table on a traditional Korean-style barbecue, alongside plenty of delicious banchan (side dishes). It's fun, authentic and usually creates a pretty vibrant atmosphere. If you're keen to experience the goodness, then here are bunch of places to get your Korean BBQ fix on the Gold Coast. more

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Baos, bowls and laksa lasagne – Fu Manchu Oriental unveils a tantalising new menu
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Baos, bowls and laksa lasagne – Fu Manchu Oriental unveils a tantalising new menu

Fu Manchu Oriental on Thomas Drive has been igniting culinary curiosity in diners since it opened in 2016. A lot has happened since then, including a shuffle in ownership that saw the venue's original co-founder Zuraya Hamilton step back into the fray and a substantial two-level renovation that was unveiled in 2019. Having only reopened six months prior to the global pandemic, Zuraya was forced to pivot, and fast. Now, the Chevron Island eatery has come of age and delivered its most creative menu yet. more

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Pavement Whisper: Kirra's iconic Pizza Hut to be transformed into Siblings Kirra
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Pavement Whisper: Kirra’s iconic Pizza Hut to be transformed into Siblings Kirra

After leasing the prime beach-fronting site from the City of Gold Coast for four decades, the iconic Pizza Hut at Kirra closed its doors for the last time in 2019. Now, we've got our first glimpse of its successor – it's called Siblings Kirra and will be the latest hospitality venture from the seasoned operators behind Isle of Capri's Edgewater and Fish Emporium. There's no self-serve ice-cream, but there are plenty of other reasons to be excited. Here's what we know so far ... more

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Pavement Whisper: Apres Surf is set to bring its brand of unpretentious brews and bites to Burleigh Heads
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Pavement Whisper: Apres Surf is set to bring its brand of unpretentious brews and bites to Burleigh Heads

Those who have been kicking around the coast for a hot minute and fancy a frothy are likely to have fond (hazy) memories that involve Apres Surf. The down-to-Earth watering hole – nestled between a massage parlour and an Asian grocer in Mermaid Beach – found a loyal following of folk thanks to its refreshingly unpretentious approach to brews and bites. Unfortunately, the neighbourhood locale became a casualty of the development wave that is currently surging across the Gold Coast with the entire block set to be transformed into apartments. The Apres story, however, does not end there. We're stoked to reveal that Apres Surf is set to return in a brand-new Burleigh Heads location oh-so soon. Here's everything you need to know about Apres 2.0 ... more

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Stick a fork into thrice-cooked potato at Varsity's new Street Food Cartel
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Stick a fork into thrice-cooked potato at Varsity’s new Street Food Cartel

We’re pretty fond of potatoes in all of their different configurations – mashed, roasted and our personal favourite, in chip form. If you too have a penchant for the pillowy parcels, then you need to know about Street Food Cartel in Varsity Lakes. The cafe is combining all three into one glorious creation called the Loaded C.P.S, or Crunch Potato Squares. The thrice-cooked cubes are topped with seasoned ground beef, pulled chipotle pork or veg, and drenched in smoky barbecue sauce. If your mouth is watering, you need to seek out Street Food Cartel, stat. more