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Elia Greek Island Taverna brings traditional tastes and family recipes to the Marina Mirage waterfront
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Elia Greek Island Taverna brings traditional tastes and family recipes to the Marina Mirage waterfront

A slice of Santorini has arrived on the waterfront at Marina Mirage this week in the form of 250-seat dining spot Elia Greek Island Taverna. Dishing up everything from dolmades to spit-roasted lamb and gloriously sweet loukoumades, the new casual eatery combines traditional homestyle cooking with pristine broadwater views to transport diners to the sun-drenched shores of the Greek Islands. more

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Japanese eatery Oi Izakaya lands in Burleigh with sushi burgers, sake and okonomiyaki
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Japanese eatery Oi Izakaya lands in Burleigh with sushi burgers, sake and okonomiyaki

If you've ever travelled throughout Japan, you would have been captivated by more than a few culinary surprises along the way. From okonomiyaki to takoyaki and sweet mochi, traditional Japanese food is equal parts delicious and intriguing. After falling in love with the cuisine after just one bite, local lads Troy Olsen and Stephen Thompson wanted to bring the tastes, flavours and infectious hospitality that they found in Japan back here to the Gold Coast. more

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Miami distillery Granddad Jack's drops a batch of new-age whiskey
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Miami distillery Granddad Jack’s drops a batch of new-age whiskey

Miami-based purveyors of quality spirits Granddad Jack's will drop its first-ever batch of limited-release whiskey this weekend – and it's called It's Not Whiskey. So, while it is whiskey, there are a bunch of odd rules that say it can't be called that. Technicalities aside – it's delicious, there are less than 100 bottles being released, and you need to get your paws on some. Here's how ... more


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

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

The Grocer
The Weekend Series: five hot chocolate brands for a winter's night in
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The Weekend Series: five hot chocolate brands for a winter’s night in

The Gold Coast's winters may be fleeting and relatively painless, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take advantage of the bounties of the season. We’re talking mulled wine, belly-warming carbs and the high priestess of winter treats, hot chocolate. We’ve slurped our way through countless cups to determine five hot choccy brands you should be stocking in your pantry for the chilly months ahead. more

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Modern-Asian dining spot Madam Fu arrives at Isle of Capri
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Modern-Asian dining spot Madam Fu arrives at Isle of Capri

Hand-made dumplings swimming in punchy dashi, pillow-soft bao buns sandwiching Sichuan snapper and pickled jalapenos, and delicately crisp pieces of karaage chicken with white kimchi. Salivating? Well, take a moment to compose yourself so we can introduce you to Madam Fu – a sophisticated-yet-fun newcomer that is bringing a melting pot of Asian flavours to Isle of Capri.  more

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The Weekend Series: five craft sodas and mixers you should stock at home
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The Weekend Series: five craft sodas and mixers you should stock at home

Shake up your soda game with these artisan antidotes sure to add the perfect finishing touch to your cocktails, mocktails and everything in between. From native Australian botanicals to the finest international ingredients, these craft sodas and mixers have placed quality and flavour at the forefront, and done away with the overloaded sweeteners and artificial additives. Now the teetotallers can enjoy as much flavour and complexity as their boozy counterparts, while those after a tipple can ensure their mixers are worthy of their spirits. Check out some of our favourite craft concoctions below. more

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Ink Gin makers Husk Distillers opens its cellar door, cocktail bar and cafe in Tumbulgum
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Ink Gin makers Husk Distillers opens its cellar door, cocktail bar and cafe in Tumbulgum

After much anticipation, beloved spirit makers Husk Distillers, the famed creators of Ink Gin and paddock-to-bottle agricole rums, has unveiled its new cellar door, cocktail bar and cafe in the lush Northern New South Wales town of Tumbulgum. Owners and founders, the Messenger family, will open Husk's gates to the public for the very first time on Thursday June 13. more

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Cafe-meets-marketplace Urban Food Store arrives in the heart of Broadbeach
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Cafe-meets-marketplace Urban Food Store arrives in the heart of Broadbeach

Whether we like it or not, we live in a fast-paced world – and a lot of us seek out convenience when we eat and shop in order to cram just a little more into our days. If that never-ending search for balance sounds familiar, then you'll want to know about Broadbeach's latest addition, Urban Foodstore – a cafe-meets-marketplace that puts everything from specialty coffee and savoury pancakes to organic face cream under one roof. more