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An iconic shift – Gold Coast institution Elk unveils its new home
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An iconic shift – Gold Coast institution Elk unveils its new home

It's known as one of the Gold Coast's most iconic cafes and, as of December 15, Elk Espresso will open its doors for the first time in a new location. For six-and-a-half years, Elk has dazzled locals and tourists alike with its eye-catching dishes, specialty coffee and diet-breaking treats from its quirky digs in Chelsea Avenue. From now on, you'll find it on the beach-end of Oasis Shopping Centre in Broadbeach. The space may be new, but you'll be glad to know that heart and soul of Elk has well and truly been retained. more

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Farm to plate – soak up the valley vibes at Currumbin's Pasture & Co
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Farm to plate – soak up the valley vibes at Currumbin’s Pasture & Co

More often than not, us Gold Coast folk are drawn to the hustle and bustle of dining precincts and the alluring buzz of the beachside – it's only natural. We're certainly big fans of the glitter-strip vibe, but let us redirect your attention, if we may, just ten short minutes inland to Currumbin Valley. If it's been a while since you've entered into the green part of town, then we've uncovered another drawcard – Pasture & Co. The relaxed daytime eatery has opened its doors, the coffees are pouring and the resident kangaroos are ready to greet you (from a safe distance). more

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Miss Jones
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The round-up: Brisbane’s must-try openings of 2017

The summer holiday period is a great time to expand your horizons, to break out of the timetable you’ve been keeping to all year and to try something new. We’re not advocating a permanent sea change (or whatever the opposite is called when you leave the proximity of the ocean), we just wanted to let you know there’s some huge things happening up in the big smoke. Brisbane’s food scene has undergone another massive year of growth, with several big-ticket openings causing a bit of a stir. If you are visiting Brisvegas over the festive season, then pencil in a visit to a few of these must-try openings – they are well worth a stop. more


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Adam Lane
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The Weekend Series: Spud studs – five fab potato-based recipes for festive feasting
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The Weekend Series: Spud studs – five fab potato-based recipes for festive feasting

When it comes to versatility, the potato reigns supreme as one of the most beloved and adaptable foodstuff. French fries, mashed potato, potato bake, roast potato, potato gems, hash browns – without potatoes our lives wouldn’t be nearly as good. It’s that time of year when we meet up with friends and family to celebrate the festive period, which usually entails a lot of food-centric gatherings. If you are strapped for ideas but are flush with spuds, then put them to good use with these five potato-based recipes that will be sure-fire winners at the table. more

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Northern nosh – Substance Espresso leaves a tasty footprint in Runaway Bay
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Northern nosh – Substance Espresso leaves a tasty footprint in Runaway Bay

When Siguenos food truck ceased its weekly street service, we all shed a few taco-flavoured tears. Luckily, there was a silver lining to the sadness, with the owners of the popular Mexican-on-wheels operation, Rodney and Reanna Anlezark, announcing they were joining forces with local coffee gurus and founders of Chirn Park's Daark Espresso, Jareth and Leah Smith, to embark on a new venture. Last week the foursome quietly lifted the lid on their hotly anticipated collaboration, revealing the northern end's newest daytime hang – Substance Espresso. more

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Suki brings poke bowls and sushi burritos to Robina Town Centre
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Suki brings poke bowls and sushi burritos to Robina Town Centre

Summer is here ... and so is Suki! That's right, the Brisbane-born poke-bowl restaurant has spread its colourful wings south, with its first Gold Coast venue opening at Robina Town Centre today, Thursday November 30. What better way to welcome the warmer months than with fresh poke bowls and sushi burritos. Yes friends, sushi burritos now exist. more

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Star gazing – see your foodie faves shine bright under the new Eat Safe star-rating scheme
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Star gazing – see your foodie faves shine bright under the new Eat Safe star-rating scheme

Don't judge a book by it's cover. These words have been drilled into all of us since we were little tackers. Though, sometimes it's hard not to be judgemental when it comes to the one thing that is close to all of our hearts – food, glorious food. Have you ever stopped to think that the little takeaway joint up the street (you know, the one you've never been to but called 'dodgy') could actually have one of the most impeccably clean and safe kitchens in town? No? Well, don't start pondering now – the new Eat Safe Gold Coast star rating scheme is here to do the hard work for you. Phew. more

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Popular Asian street-food eatery Junk lands on the Gold Coast
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Popular Asian street-food eatery Junk lands on the Gold Coast

Earlier this year, our pals in Brisbane got caught up in a red-hot stir when Maroochydore-born Asian eatery Junk opened its doors. After what seems like a lifetime of anticipation (and salivation), Junk will unveil its first Gold Coast venue in Broadbeach this Thursday November 30. Foodies, get your chopsticks ready – things are about to get hot, steamy and a little bit saucy. more

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Old Tom merges top-notch gin with fine dining in the heart of Broadbeach
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Old Tom merges top-notch gin with fine dining in the heart of Broadbeach

Back in the prohibition era of the 1920s, public houses in the United Kingdom would put carvings of tomcats outside the establishments – members would see the statues, then sneakily put money in a secret slot and they'd get a stash of gin in return. Fast forward nearly 100 years and this crafty concept has inspired the Gold Coast's first gin bar and newest fine-dining destination. It goes by the name of Old Tom and it officially opens in Broadbeach today, Thursday November 23. more

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The round-up: where to eat, drink and be merry on Christmas Day
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The round-up: where to eat, drink and be merry on Christmas Day

If you've spent the last few Christmas Days slaving in a hot kitchen, lining up at the prawn trawlers and trying to salvage a dry turkey (we've all been there), then perhaps it's time for a change this year. There are plenty of options where you can sit back, relax, have an amazing gourmet feast and a few sneaky festive drinks. The best part? You don't have to do the dishes. In the spirit of the season, we've round up a bunch of places on the Gold Coast where you can eat, drink and be merry on Christmas Day.  more

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Meet Mr PP's – Southport's first rooftop bar inspired by an 19th-century postman
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Meet Mr PP’s – Southport’s first rooftop bar inspired by an 19th-century postman

After months of anticipation, Southport's first rooftop bar is finally here. Friends, let us introduce you to Mr PP's. The former postmaster's residence of Philip Palmer Agnew (Mr PP) on Nerang Street has been transformed into a wondrous two-storey eatery and watering hole, which will officially open to the public on Tuesday November 21. Let's all give a respectful nod to Mr PP, then step inside. more