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Winter parties just got a whole lot warmer with City Winery's DIY mulled-wine kit
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Winter parties just got a whole lot warmer with City Winery’s DIY mulled-wine kit

When the temps are low and you're keen for a tipple, nothing tastes better than a soul-warming glass of mulled wine. This delicious drink may conjure up memories of Christmas markets afar, where it's usually referred to as glühwein and is a festive favourite when the snow begins to fall. Well friends, no need for the expensive plane ticket (not that we can travel there, anyway!) as this delightful sip is closer to home than you may think, as beloved Brisbane drop dispensary City Winery is once again doling out its DIY mulled-wine kits! more

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Pavement Whisper: Get egg-cited! Two Yolks is bringing breakfast burgs to Burleigh Heads
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Pavement Whisper: Get egg-cited! Two Yolks is bringing breakfast burgs to Burleigh Heads

We have a confession to make – we love burgers. Not in a low-key take 'em or leave 'em kind of way but in a complete all-consuming, salivation-inducing, soul-satisfying kind of way. When we caught wind of a brand-new burger bar in Burleigh Heads, you'd better believe we were champing at the bit to know more. Well, friends and fellow burger fiends, it's called Two Yolks and here's what we know so far ... more

The Drop
The Drop with Olivia Evans – a guide to winter wine pairing for dinner parties at home
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The Drop with Olivia Evans – a guide to winter wine pairing for dinner parties at home

I’ve just lit the last candle on the dinner table, the final mood-setting touch set amongst the array of plates, glasses, wine vessels, cutlery-topped napkins and a flower from the garden. My guests will be here at any minute and my giddy hands are fluttering on details that I’m unsure whether they are for my own pleasure or for theirs, both I hope! A winter dinner party – quite possibly my favourite social occasion, my way of saying “I love you, let’s drink wine together”, all while we share food from a dish that permeates warmth from the centre of the table, revelling in the brief window of cold nights in Brisbane. Just as I pull the cork on the first bottle, there is a knock at the door. Perfect timing … more

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The Dish: Brunch clubs, birthday brews and farm feasts
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The Dish: Brunch clubs, birthday brews and farm feasts

There’s a lot happening on the Gold Coast these days, almost too much to keep up with. The Dish is a rapid-fire rundown of the coast’s food news – quick taster-sized tidbits to keep you in the know and, perhaps, tickle your tastebuds. This week we’ve got word of a new brunch club, rare whisky and a fanciful farm feast. more

Coffee
For the love of oat milk – you need to try Alt Coffee
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For the love of oat milk – you need to try Alt Coffee

No matter your personal preferences, it's undeniable that dairy milk alternatives for a morning brew are becoming more prevalent. Whether you're partial to macadamia, can't go past oat milk or you've got a soft spot for soy, there's one issue – generally, coffee has been roasted with dairy milk envisioned as its eventual partner. Well, caffeine lovers, you're in luck – the legends at Uki's Bastion Lane Espresso have delivered a solution to the milk dilemma – Alt Coffee , which has been purposely created with milk alternatives in mind. more

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Well Bread & Pastry brings French patisserie vibes to Palm Beach
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Well Bread & Pastry brings French patisserie vibes to Palm Beach

When it comes to bread and baked goods in general, not all are created equal. Whilst some can leave you feeling sluggish, others utilise a slow fermentation over 18 to 36 hours using a base of live cultures – the end result is easy-to-digest bread that is jam-packed full of nutrients and beneficial microbes for your gut. Sitting firmly at the latter end of the bread spectrum is Palm Beach's newest (and prettiest) bakehouse Well Bread & Pastry. The French-style artisan bakery is ideally positioned within the Pavilions precinct and specialises in sensational sourdough, pastries, pies and perfectly brewed coffee. more

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Relish taste sensations with help from condiment company Sidepiece
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Relish taste sensations with help from condiment company Sidepiece

When it comes to perfecting a dish, condiments are crucially important. Be it a simple sandwich or salad, fiery spices, fruit-infused relishes and zesty dressings can take an ordinary meal to extraordinary levels. West End condiment company Sidepiece knows this to be true, and its small-batch fermented hot sauces, relishes and other condiments made from local produce and native bush foods are living proof that we all need to spice up our lives a little. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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The round-up: the Gold Coast’s best all-day breakfast
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The round-up: the Gold Coast’s best all-day breakfast

While it’s all well and good to have ambitions of getting up super early, hitting the gym and enjoying your post-workout green smoothie before the majority of people even stir from their slumber, the reality is often somewhat different and you actually emerge sometime around midday in search of a strong coffee and bacon. If you find yourself in the latter situation, here's a handy list of places that do a seriously delicious all-day breakfast on the Gold Coast. more

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Roast marshmallows and sip mulled wine by your own private fire at Robina Pavilion
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Roast marshmallows and sip mulled wine by your own private fire at Robina Pavilion

Picture this – you and yours sitting arm in arm, sipping soul-warming mulled wine and picking your way around a cheese board by a crackling fire. Sounds pretty dreamy, right? Before you drop everything and make haste to Bunnings to invest in a fire pit or book the nearest B&B out of town, we have some news that may be of interest – Robina Pavilion has teamed up with the legends at Stone & Wood for Fire Pits By The Lake.  more

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Miami Marketta is delivering Purple Haze margaritas direct to your doorstep
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Miami Marketta is delivering Purple Haze margaritas direct to your doorstep

The clever people at Miami Marketta know that although we love their delicious hand-crafted cocktails, we can't always make it to Marketta – whether we are far away, stuck in a lockdown or merely can't bring ourselves to get out of our pyjamas for the evening. Well, friends, they've delivered the perfect solution – get a taste of the brand-new Purple Haze Margarita, sent directly to your doorstep. more

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Get caffeinated at Paradise Point's brand-new coffee slinger Sweet Bambino
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Get caffeinated at Paradise Point’s brand-new coffee slinger Sweet Bambino

Three-quarter strength flat white, extra-strong decaf, double macchiato – the list of coffee preferences is endless. One thing that all coffee drinkers can agree on, however, is the fact that not all coffee is created equal. If you find yourself in Paradise Point with a hankering for a little liquid motivation, make a pit-stop at Sweet Bambino. The super-cute new hole-in-the-wall cafe proves once and for all that good things do indeed come in small packages.  more

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Seductive sips – savour the fruity flavours of Brookie’s Byron Slow Passion Gin
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Seductive sips – savour the fruity flavours of Brookie’s Byron Slow Passion Gin

Whenever we catch wind that the flavour experts at Cape Byron Distillery have whipped up a new product, our ears prick up with excitement. So you could say that we were pretty thrilled to learn that they have released a new fruity concoction, the Brookie’s Byron Slow Passion Gin. Pumped full of Davidson plums and locally sourced passionfruit, this is one divine drink worth sampling. more

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Pavement Whisper: Hospitality titans join forces to open Tommy's Italian in Currumbin
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Pavement Whisper: Hospitality titans join forces to open Tommy’s Italian in Currumbin

It's a sad day when any long-standing venue closes its doors, especially one that is as widely adored as The Beach Shack in Currumbin. This story, however, is not one of doors closing, but of exciting new chapters and new beginnings. The much-loved 1920s eatery will be given a new lease on life as Tommy's Italian – a modern coastal Italian trattoria. Here's what we know so far ... more

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A batch made in heaven – Pepe Saya has teamed up with a beloved Canberra bakery to create butterscotch-rye cookie dough
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A batch made in heaven – Pepe Saya has teamed up with a beloved Canberra bakery to create butterscotch-rye cookie dough

When it comes to baked goods, there's not much that beats cookies fresh out of the oven. That's why our ears pricked up when we heard of Pepe Saya's new cookie-dough collaboration with famed Canberra-based bakehouse Three Mills Bakery. Combining the sweet flavours of butterscotch miso with rye, this scrumptious snack will warm your soul and sate your sweet tooth. more

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Home Grown is bottling all-Australian ready-to-serve cocktails
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Home Grown is bottling all-Australian ready-to-serve cocktails

There's a real science behind ready-to-drink sips and the all-important element of flavour depends on the expert mixology going on behind the scenes. One such brand that has got the process down pat is Home Grown, which has collaborated with some top-notch Australian spirit brands and a bevy of brilliant bartenders to create a clutch of crackin' cocktails that are ready to serve straight out of the bottle. more

The Grocer
Eden Health Retreat has launched its new Goodness Granola – and is celebrating by giving away a three-night stay for two
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Eden Health Retreat has launched its new Goodness Granola – and is celebrating by giving away a three-night stay for two

There’s a reason folks say breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it’s where you set the tone for the day to come, so it’s best to ensure you hit the ground running. Granola has become one of the most versatile and dependable day starters going, and Currumbin Valley relaxation destination Eden Health Retreat is entering the market with a nutrient-rich take that’ll have folks setting an early alarm to have breakfast sooner. Oh, and its also celebrating the launch with a special giveaway … more

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Settle in for steak, seafood and sensational cocktails at Red Steakhouse & Bar at Sanctuary Cove
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Settle in for steak, seafood and sensational cocktails at Red Steakhouse & Bar at Sanctuary Cove

Steak is one of those seemingly simple orders that can often leave us disappointed. As many meat eaters can attest, their desired medium-rare isn't always so. If you're on the hunt for a truly sublime steak that's cooked precisely to your liking, take a seat at Red Steakhouse & Bar at Sanctuary Cove. With no less than ten different cuts, including your choice of grass fed and grain fed, this modern steakhouse is taking things back to the dining days of old with nostalgic throwbacks sitting pretty alongside contemporary plating, crafted cocktails and an unbeatable view of the marina. Read on for all of the juicy details ... more

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Australiana bar Rosella’s ditches its famous jaffles in favour of XXXX damper, lamb cutlets and cocktails
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Australiana bar Rosella’s ditches its famous jaffles in favour of XXXX damper, lamb cutlets and cocktails

When Burleigh's Australiana bar Rosella's opened in 2019, the menu was designed to give childhood faves such as Vegemite sambos and Bunnings snags a contemporary overhaul with the use of native Australian ingredients. Its jaffles became the stuff of legend, lining the bellies of all those who passed through its tiny doors. Friends, we have some good and bad news – the good news is that the menu has had a glow-up of sorts, the bad is that they've ditched the tasty toasties. Before you go shedding too many tears for all of the jaffles you didn't get to devour, the all-new grown-up menu retains the venue's signature Australiana vibes with plenty of personality. more