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Pavement Whispers: Little Cooly set to bring the Italian goods with a twist to The Strand this December
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Pavement Whispers: Little Cooly set to bring the Italian goods with a twist to The Strand this December

Just as we were about to write 2020 off completely, we hear whispers of a tasty new pizza and pasta bar planning to open in the nick of time. Come December, local bellies will be joyously stuffed full of pizza, pasta and cocktails as eyeballs peep the waves rolling in to Coolangatta. Little Cooly isn’t giving too much away just yet, but we do know that this cruisy little local will be as welcoming to its guests as your tastebuds are to those sweet, sweet carbs. more

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Sink your teeth into some Greek goodness at The Yiros Shop in Burleigh Heads
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Sink your teeth into some Greek goodness at The Yiros Shop in Burleigh Heads

Regardless of whether you know them as gyros or yiros, one thing that isn’t up for debate is how deeply satisfying it is sinking your teeth into the pillowy pita and the salivation-worthy slow-cooked meat and fat chips stuffed inside. Well, Greek-loving Gold Coasters, we have some exciting news – Brisbane's The Yiros Shop has made its way down the M1 to open its first flagship location in Burleigh Heads. Here's what's on offer ... more

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Pavement Whispers: Rally the crew, Miami is set to score a new brewpub and restaurant
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Pavement Whispers: Rally the crew, Miami is set to score a new brewpub and restaurant

If you're a regular along Christine Avenue, it's likely that you've spotted the colourful dinosaur sporting a 'Beer Beer Beer' cap (amongst an assortment of other eye-catching motifs) gracing the newly graffiti-covered spot. Curious to know the deal? Wonder no more, froth fiends. The industrial cavern is set to become the coast's first fully functional brewhouse restaurant by the name of Precinct Brewing Co. Here's what we know so far ... more

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Get into the festive spirit(s) with Lark's Christmas Cask Whisky
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Get into the festive spirit(s) with Lark’s Christmas Cask Whisky

It's the most wonderful time of the year ... well, almost! With December just around the corner, Christmas is coming up quicker than you can say "Kris Kringle". To celebrate the festive season, the boutique booze-makers at Tasmania’s Lark Distilling Co. are re-releasing a very merry sip – the seasonal single-malt whisky, Christmas Cask II. This is one tipple that will go down a treat. more

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Ready your stretchy pants – Bazaar Restaurant reopens after a six-month hiatus
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Ready your stretchy pants – Bazaar Restaurant reopens after a six-month hiatus

One of the best (and most enjoyable) things about travelling to far away places is immersing yourself in new cultures and experiencing a variety of different cuisines. If you've been missing overseas adventures, do yourself a favour and book a table at the new-look Bazaar Restaurant at QT Gold Coast. After a (long) six-month hiatus, the global marketplace is back with a COVID-safe new twist so go ahead and prepare your tastebuds for a tasty treat.  more

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I got 99 problems but this spread ain't one – satisfy your afternoon snack cravings with 99th Monkey Nut Butter
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I got 99 problems but this spread ain’t one – satisfy your afternoon snack cravings with 99th Monkey Nut Butter

When 3:00 pm hits, so does the munchies. If you're after something that will curb your sweet cravings and keep you away from the office vending machine, we've found just the snack – 99th Monkey Nut Butter! The perfect topper to spread on your afternoon toast or dare we say, spooned straight from the jar – these nut butters are worth a spot in your pantry. more


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The round-up: where to eat, drink and pop bottles on the Gold Coast for New Year’s Eve
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The round-up: where to eat, drink and pop bottles on the Gold Coast for New Year’s Eve

To say this year has been a wild ride is a pretty massive understatement but here we are, we made it! The end of 2020 is in our sights and amongst the glorious chaos of Christmas, it's easy to forget about planning the biggest party of the year – New Year's Eve! Whether you’re keen to bid 2020 adieu with fine food and fancy cocktails, keep things casual with an intimate dinner, have a feast for the ages or ring in the new year at a splendid soiree (if ever there was a year to go all out for NYE, this is it), we’ve rounded up a bunch of New Year’s Eve celebrations happening around the Gold Coast. more

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Breakfast burritos and boozy brunches – Palm Springs brings Cali vibes to Burleigh Heads
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Breakfast burritos and boozy brunches – Palm Springs brings Cali vibes to Burleigh Heads

If you're a regular traveller north from Burleigh Heads, it's impossible not to have noticed that the old two-storey Siam Orchid perched on the corner of Gardenia Grove and the Highway has undergone a pretty significant transformation, and by significant we mean a complete rebuild from the bare bones. Palm Springs – a new Los Angeles-inspired cafe bringing sun-soaked Cali-vibes and tasty morning eats (and drinks) to the beachside strip – is set to officially open its doors in time for your weekend brunch plans. We had a sneak peek inside this striking newcomer … more

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Wrap your mitts around this Japanese-Mexican hybrid My Sushi Burrito in Nobby Beach
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Wrap your mitts around this Japanese-Mexican hybrid My Sushi Burrito in Nobby Beach

We're all for unexpected pairings – like that time The Beastie Boys and Madonna went on tour together, chilli margaritas and dessert pizzas, which probably explains why we are so excited for this tasty newcomer to the beachside strip at Nobby Beach. If you too have a taste for the unexpected, say hello to My Sushi Burrito – the pop-up shares a kitchen with Hachi Japanese Restaurant and is slinging handheld rolls of happiness in curious combos such as crab, salmon, tuna, lettuce, cucumber and avocado rolled in crushed-up Cheetos (yes, the chip kind) and smothered in sriracha aioli. It's sushi, but not as you know it. more

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Pavement Whispers: Sweet treats and caffeine dispensaries, new openings to get excited about
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Pavement Whispers: Sweet treats and caffeine dispensaries, new openings to get excited about

This year has been a wild one with COVID-19 wreaking havoc on our much-loved hospitality industry (among others) so it's pretty exciting to see the rumour mill kick back in with whispers of sweet-treat dispensaries through to pretty Palm Springs-esque spaces to brunch and lunch. The Weekend Edition Gold Coast is always on the search for the latest news, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

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The round-up: eat, drink and be merry – top spots for Christmas Day dining on the Gold Coast in 2020
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The round-up: eat, drink and be merry – top spots for Christmas Day dining on the Gold Coast in 2020

If you've spent the last few Christmas Days slaving in a hot kitchen, lining up at the prawn trawlers at dawn, and trying oh-so hard to salvage a dry roast turkey (we've all been there), then perhaps it's time for a change this year. Once you've emptied your stocking full of presents, you can venture out and fill up your belly with a glorious festive feast with all of the trimmings – all of the hard work is done for you, and you don't even have to do the washing up. In the spirit of the season, here are a bunch of places on the Gold Coast where you can eat, drink and be merry on Christmas Day.  more

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Hola! HolyJala brings tacos, tapas and tequila to Coolangatta
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Hola! HolyJala brings tacos, tapas and tequila to Coolangatta

A wise man (okay, it was Leonardo DiCaprio) once said, "be thankful for the hard times, for they have made you". Before COVID-19, Andrea Muhlemann had a great job in hospitality and was about to secure a space of her own in Burleigh Heads. In the blink of an eye, everything changed and Andrea began driving for Uber to make ends meet. It was at this point that Andrea decided that she had two choices – she could grieve the things she had lost, or she could pick herself up and create something good from the chaos. Thankfully for the coast’s taco-loving populace, she opted for the latter and began to conceptualise her dream restaurant – a Mexican-style taqueria with Mediterranean influences and plenty of tequila. Coolangatta, say hola to HolyJala. more

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Sip sundowners and eat empanadas at Palm Beach's pretty Latin American eatery Las Palmas
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Sip sundowners and eat empanadas at Palm Beach’s pretty Latin American eatery Las Palmas

Palm Beach's foodie scene is on fire right now with new restaurants and cafes popping up all over the beachside suburb like mushrooms after a summer storm. Whilst we love all new openings, one in particular has set tongues wagging thanks to its dreamy coastal vibes, crafted cocktails and Latin American bites. Yes, folks, we're talking about Las Palmas and if you're yet to get acquainted with this stunning newcomer, allow us to introduce you. more

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The round-up: chopsticks at the ready – here's where to find the Gold Coast's best dumplings
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The round-up: chopsticks at the ready – here’s where to find the Gold Coast’s best dumplings

Okay, we’ll admit it, we’re suckers for a good dumpling. In fact, we’re so fond of the little pillowy parcels of happiness that we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up some of our favourite gyozas and dumplings to sink your chopsticks into. With so many amazing spots to choose from, the hardest part was narrowing it down into one (relatively) succinct list! Here are a bunch to get acquainted with. more

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Gift yourself (and your family) a stress-free Christmas lunch with all of the trimmings at Lot Two
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Gift yourself (and your family) a stress-free Christmas lunch with all of the trimmings at Lot Two

It's Christmas Day. The gifts are unwrapped. It's about 67-degrees celsius in the kitchen because you've had the oven cranked for hours to get those vegetables perfectly crisp whilst you tend to a needy bird that requires basting every six-or-so seconds. By the time you (finally) sit down to eat, you're exhausted. And you still have to clean up. This year, do things a little differently and outsource the hard work so all that's left for you to do is tuck into a fanciful three-course Christmas lunch with all of the trimmings at Lot Two. The best part? When you're done, you can leave the dishes behind and get on with enjoying your day with your nearest and dearest. more