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Get out of town – five restaurants worth venturing south for
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Get out of town – five restaurants worth venturing south for

In days past, in order to find top-notch nosh you were pretty much restricted to big city centres. Nowadays (thankfully), things are a little different and excellent cuisine can be found all over this fine country of ours, sometimes in the most unexpected of places. With this in mind, we've round-up five of our faves that are well worth the drive out of town. more

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Multi-level entertainment precinct Topgolf swings into action with its flagship Australian venue
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Multi-level entertainment precinct Topgolf swings into action with its flagship Australian venue

If you've driven past Warner Bros. Movie World and Australian Outback Spectacular recently, chances are you've spotted Topgolf – let's be honest, those striking blue neon lights are pretty hard to miss. After months of anticipation, the multi-level entertainment precinct will officially open to the public this Friday June 15. We had a sneak peek inside the innovative, state-of-the-art and rather sizeable new venue – which is the first of its kind in Australia – so we could swing you all of the details. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Kelvin Andrews
The purity stems from keeping produce at its purest form and not messing around with it or overcomplicating it too much ... ~ Kelvin Andrews more
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Byron Bay's Finn Poké ventures north with its first Queensland venue
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Byron Bay’s Finn Poké ventures north with its first Queensland venue

This time last year, Byron Bay's first dedicated poke-bowl bar Finn Poké gave south-of-the-border foodies their first taste of the popular Hawaiian bowls of goodness. This Saturday June 16, almost a year to the day, American hospitality identity Jem Jacinto will open the doors to Queensland's first Finn Poké venue at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Get your chopsticks ready, poke bowl lovers – this is as authentic as it gets. more

The Grocer
Just add water – you can now get jacked up on ST. ALi coffee without going to Melbourne
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Just add water – you can now get jacked up on ST. ALi coffee without going to Melbourne

If you've ever been to Melbourne, there's a very high chance that you've been to or are familiar with famed coffee roaster and cafe ST ALi. If you've longed for their coffee since your last visit, then we've got good (nay, great) news – ST ALi has released Nespresso-compatible pods and instant coffee satchels, so you can now enjoy its delicious brews and blends without even leaving the house. more

Bars
The round-up: drops of juniper – celebrate World Gin Day with some of the city's best cocktails
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The round-up: drops of juniper – celebrate World Gin Day with some of the city’s best cocktails

Gin is king. It's even got its own day on the international calendar. That's right, this Saturday June 9 is World Gin Day. In honour of one of our favourite spirits, we got the low-down from a bunch of the Gold Coast establishments to see what they were shaking and muddling in the gin department. As delightful as it is, we've taken a step beyond the stock-standard gin and tonic to give you a list of some of the city's best gin-based cocktails for you to sip on. more

Food News
The round-up: grab a slice of some of the Gold Coast’s best pizzas
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The round-up: grab a slice of some of the Gold Coast’s best pizzas

A pizza that is made with love and the finest quality ingredients is truly a work of art. A delightfully thin, crispy base adorned with a restrained scattering of toppings and smothered with molten-hot mozzarella. It’s a sight to behold before eagerly devouring. As with all art, it is subjective but we’ve rounded up a bunch of pizza places that are well worth a visit. more

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Cheers to change – raise your glass for charity during Negroni Week
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Cheers to change – raise your glass for charity during Negroni Week

Here at The Weekend Edition, we really don’t need an excuse to indulge in a tipple or two … but a little extra encouragement doesn’t hurt, right? If drinking cocktails for a cause sounds like your kind of fun, we have some news that is bound to get you excited. From June 4–10, thousands of bars around the world will be mixing up the iconic concoction of Campari, gin and vermouth for Negroni Week, an initiative raising money for a huge variety of charities. more

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Coffee, croissants and Euro vibes – GG's Eatery & Bar heralds a new era for an iconic Broadbeach site
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Coffee, croissants and Euro vibes – GG’s Eatery & Bar heralds a new era for an iconic Broadbeach site

Last month the Gold Coast bid adieu to popular health-food cafe Grocer & Grind and its adjoining superfood bar NXT Door – but there's a silver lining. After just a few short weeks, the iconic Broadbeach space has been completely transformed into a European-style cafe and dining space called GG's Eatery & Bar. Think loaded croissants and coffee in the sunshine by day, and crisp pizzas and negronis by night. more

Recipes
The Weekend Series: warm up with some hearty winter cocktail recipes
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The Weekend Series: warm up with some hearty winter cocktail recipes

We've already broken out our jackets and winter hasn't even officially arrived. Good thing we're prepared. We’ve already enlightened you to some divine belly-warming eats and clued you in to some chill-proof cottages, now it’s time to sit back and sip on something that will spread warmth throughout the rest of your soul. It’s pointless having a liquor collection if you’re not interested in forming a solid repertoire of cocktails, and not all cocktails need to be minimalist concoctions. Winter is about indulgence, baby. If you’re looking to snuggle up on the couch next to someone special or simply want to unwind with a nice drink after a long day, these winter cocktail recipes are just the ticket. more

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The round-up: get hot under the collar for the coast's tastiest Reuben sandwiches
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The round-up: get hot under the collar for the coast’s tastiest Reuben sandwiches

We're all for a good sandwich, but if we're scouring a menu and see a Reuben, we just cannot say no. There's just something about these American delights that really speaks to us – that delectable combination of hot corned beef or pastrami, lovingly sandwiched alongside sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing in between rye bread is quite literally what dreams are made of. In honour of our all-time favourite, we've compiled a very helpful list of where to get a damn tasty Reuben sandwich on the Gold Coast.  more