Food News
The round-up: fire up your belly with some of the Gold Coast's best Indian
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The round-up: fire up your belly with some of the Gold Coast’s best Indian

You just can't beat that overwhelming sense of satisfaction that comes with ripping apart some garlicky naan and dunking it into a deliciously creamy butter chicken from your local Indian restaurant. Are we right? You know we are. Whether you can handle the heat, or prefer to enjoy the more subtle flavours, there are plenty of delicious Indian joints that will suit your tastes. We've put together a handy list of some of the Gold Coast's best Indian restaurants that will really ignite the fire in your belly. more

Food News
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

Bars
Indulge in some of life's finest at Main Beach's Oyster Bar & Grill
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Indulge in some of life’s finest at Main Beach’s Oyster Bar & Grill

For more than 30 years, resort-dwellers and seafood lovers have been indulging in some of life's finest at Sheraton Grand Mirage's Oyster Bar. Opening in the late 1980s, the standing-only bar was dedicated purely to oysters, champagne and let's be honest, straight-up 80s decadence. While it has continued to operate relatively under the radar over the years, 2019 was time for it to be transformed into Oyster Bar & Grill –  and while there's still degree of decadence, it's about more than just oysters and champagne now. more

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Let the good times roll – first-of-its-kind entertainment destination The Park opens in Coomera
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Let the good times roll – first-of-its-kind entertainment destination The Park opens in Coomera

The last few months have been pretty darn exciting for the northern Gold Coast. Not only has it welcomed some delectable new eateries and bars, it also gained a brand-new shopping centre in Westfield Coomera. In case that wasn't enough, Friday February 8 saw the opening of The Park Coomera – a first-of-its-kind entertainment destination offering street food, live music and a whole lot of good times. more

Food News
Ruby love – where to get the limited edition pink gelato raising money for breast cancer research
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Ruby love – where to get the limited edition pink gelato raising money for breast cancer research

Some things in life are just guaranteed to make you feel good – whether it’s the first lick of an icy treat on a hot summer’s day, trying a brand-new food phenomenon or helping out people in need, certain activities have a tendency to get the serotonin flowing. These three examples aren’t totally arbitrary (sorry to pull a sneaky on you) – what if we told you there was a way to tick all of these mood-boosters off your list at the same time? With Gelatissimo’s limited edition Ruby Love flavour, this is entirely possible. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Sam Saulwick
Take the time to visit your local markets, producers and roadside stalls. That's where the gold hides ... ~ Sam Saulwick more
The Grocer
True blue – Australia finally has a beer brand called Tinnies
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True blue – Australia finally has a beer brand called Tinnies

The Australian vernacular is a vast and beautiful thing – through a collective love of nicknames and shortening every word possible, we’ve managed to create a lexicon that is entirely our own. One of the most beloved words in our language is ‘tinnie’ – as soon as someone says it you can practically hear the crack of the pull-tab, feel the ice-cold exterior and taste the crisp brew encased within. It’s only natural that someone would see the golden opportunity to name an actual beer brand after this beloved term, and it’s finally happened – make room in your esky for Tinnies. more

Events
Meat Buns takes over Bine Bar & Dining's kitchen to bring bao, noodles and buns to your Tuesday
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Meat Buns takes over Bine Bar & Dining’s kitchen to bring bao, noodles and buns to your Tuesday

It was mid-2018 when our tastebuds were first seduced by Meat Buns, a street-food operator specialising in crispy spheres of pizza-like dough encasing mouth-watering combinations like slow-cooked pastrami, pickles and cheese. Previously, Meat Buns' moreish goodness was only available on weekends at the BBQ Bazaar markets, but now owner and chef John Watt (ex-Bam Bam) is fuelling your addiction by taking over the kitchen at Bine Bar & Dining in Nobby Beach for a mid-week feast. more

Food News
The round-up: where to wine and dine bae this Valentine's Day
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The round-up: where to wine and dine bae this Valentine’s Day

Whether you're all loved up or you're single and ready to mingle, Valentine's Day (hint, it's on February 14) is a day that should be celebrated! You can keep it intimate with a dreamy beachfront dinner with your significant other, enjoy a lusty night out with your lover, or let your hair down (it's a Thursday, after all) and sprinkle the love all around with a fun feast with your friends. There are plenty of ways you can do Valentine's Day on the Gold Coast, so we decided to play cupid and throw a few options at you for your night of romancing. more

Bars
Mexican haven Frida Sol unveils its expansion with a new next-level watering hole
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Mexican haven Frida Sol unveils its expansion with a new next-level watering hole

Late last year, Palm Beach welcomed a spicy new resident in Mexican eatery Frida Sol. As the younger, sassy sibling to Mermaid Beach hotspot Bonita Bonita, the southern version quickly garnered a following of taco lovers and tequila sippers. Though, while you were all downstairs munching away on chimichangas, Frida Sol's magical new tequila-filled watering hole was coming to life upstairs. more

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Byron Bay welcomes Bay Grocer – a fresh new venture from the 100 Mile Table founders
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Byron Bay welcomes Bay Grocer – a fresh new venture from the 100 Mile Table founders

If Byron Bay is like a second home for you (us too) then you'd be familiar with the longstanding Green Garage – the bustling grocer perched on the roundabout on the outskirts of town where Bangalow Road begins. Earlier this month, the popular grab-and-go dispensary reopened as Bay Grocer, with its new name, vibe and exciting direction courtesy of Sarah Swan and Jeremy Burn, the founders of cafe and catering icon 100 Mile Table. more

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The round-up: the best places for heathy eats on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: the best places for heathy eats on the Gold Coast

Look, we're all for optimism and chasing goals, but we still want to be able to go out for lunch with friends and have breakfast with the crew because, well, that's how we roll. If you too like to socialise over food, but also want to uphold your (new year, new me) healthy-eating crusade, then we've got you. Here are a bunch of top spots for healthy eats on the Gold Coast. more

The Grocer
Jazz up your fridge with Condimental – a delivery service for pickles and preserves
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Jazz up your fridge with Condimental – a delivery service for pickles and preserves

Honestly, can you imagine a world without punchy relishes, zingy pickles or spicy salsa? Absolutely not. Condiments make everything taste better and deserve top priority in your fridge, right next to the cheese. It's important to keep your line-up of accompaniments exciting and delicious, which is exactly what Condimental – a curated delivery service for pickles, preserves and ferments – is here to do. more

Coffee
New coffee cave Industrial Cafe brings specialty caffeine to the Burleigh backstreets
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New coffee cave Industrial Cafe brings specialty caffeine to the Burleigh backstreets

It's easy to get caught up in the daily routine of driving along the same roads, passing by the same shops and taking the same route home. You know what that means? You miss all the cool things that happen off the beaten track ... but that's where we come in! This time it's about a new hidden coffee cave (yes, a cave) in the Burleigh Heads industrial precinct  – and it's worth turning off Bermuda Street for. more

The Grocer
Return of the choc – iconic candy bar Polly Waffle to be resurrected
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Return of the choc – iconic candy bar Polly Waffle to be resurrected

With all of the ten-year photo challenges going around, it’s a perfect time to reflect on how much has changed over the past decade. If you were a chocolate fan in 2009, you were probably mourning the recent discontinuation of iconic chocolate bar Polly Waffle. We know, it’s been a hard ten years since that fateful day, but behold – the sun shines again! South Australian confectionery company Robern Menz has purchased the Polly Waffle brand from Nestlé, heralding a return of the candy in the foreseeable future. more