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Pickles, bites and books – Keith's Shop of Really, Really, Really Good Things opens in Murwillumbah
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Pickles, bites and books – Keith’s Shop of Really, Really, Really Good Things opens in Murwillumbah

While we're certainly surrounded by an abundance of deliciousness here on the Gold Coast, sometimes it's nice to venture out of own in search of a little bit of magic. Sure, Byron Bay is a fail-safe go-to option for many, but there's a newcomer in Murwillumbah that will surely have you exiting the motorway a little sooner. It's called Keith's Shop of Really, Really, Really Good Things, and if you're willing to travel for pickles, fresh bread and homely meals, then you'll really, really, really love this spot. more

Bars
Hit those high notes – the best Gold Coast karaoke bars to lose your voice at
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Hit those high notes – the best Gold Coast karaoke bars to lose your voice at

While we absolutely cannot hit Mariah Carey's high notes, we sure do love a good karaoke session here at The Weekend Edition. If you're one to belt out a Whitney classic or you can nail the intro 'Lose Yourself' better than Eminem himself (um, we should be friends) then perhaps it's time to gather the crew for a night on the mics. We thought we'd give you a gentle nudge with a handy list of top karaoke spots on the Gold Coast. more

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Think pink – a brand-new variety of chocolate has landed in Australia
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Think pink – a brand-new variety of chocolate has landed in Australia

In the wonderful world of chocolate, most of us are familiar with the three core types – milk, dark and white. No matter your preference, we’re all at least across this tasty holy trinity as the base point for all manner of crazy confections – after all, chocolate is pretty much the kingpin of the dessert world. Well, we have recently received news that has shaken us to our very cores – a fourth player has entered the game, and she goes by the name of Ruby. more

The Grocer
The Weekend Series: be your own barista with these instant specialty coffee goodies
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The Weekend Series: be your own barista with these instant specialty coffee goodies

Don’t get it twisted – we’re never going to give up our barista-made coffee completely. The joy of sipping an expertly made cuppa is nearly unparalleled, but for convenience sake we’re open to the idea of getting a comparable caffeine hit at home or at work. Specialty coffee is expanding into the realm of instant brew – we're talking DIY brew kits, pods and sachets, which means we don’t need to spend energy grinding, brewing and pouring on our own whenever the energy levels dip. Here are some ingenious products that will bolster your coffee game considerably (and sustainably) – just don’t let the crew at your local coffee joint find out! more

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Miami Marketta swings open the doors to its new botanical hub, The Gin Parlour & Infusion Bar
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Miami Marketta swings open the doors to its new botanical hub, The Gin Parlour & Infusion Bar

While gin has long been shaken, stirred and poured behind bars (thanks mainly to martinis and negronis), the juniper-heavy spirit now well and truly stands on its own two feet as the tipple of choice for many discerning swillers. This Thursday September 20, the coast's newest dedicated gin bar – The Gin Parlour & Infusion Bar at Miami Marketta – will officially open to the public, bringing with it more than 90 small-batch gins for your sipping pleasure. more


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Ben Devlin
The only way we can continue to grow is to think more creatively and sustainably about our whole process, so our environment can grow, our producers can grow and our talented staff can grow ... ~ Ben Devlin more
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The round-up: the best cheap eats on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: the best cheap eats on the Gold Coast

Penny pinchers tend to be mistaken for being miserly and stingy, but at the end of the day they're the ones with smug grins and pockets filled with cash. In honour of these frugal folk, we’ve rounded up a bunch of the Gold Coast's best cheap eats. This handy list will please your purse strings and your tastebuds – besides, who wants to cook when you can feed yo'face and still get change out of a $20 note? Not us. more

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Ramen, dumplings and bubble tea – get your fix at new Asian-dining hub CHOP CHOP
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Ramen, dumplings and bubble tea – get your fix at new Asian-dining hub CHOP CHOP

Newly opened Surfers Paradise Asian-food precinct 8 Street has this week been relaunched as CHOP CHOP. Under new management by The Denwol Group, the street-food hub will eventually be home to 28 tasty tenants, reminiscent of the hawker-style food lanes found in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hanoi. The first 12 eateries in the precinct have now opened – let us give you a taste. more

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The round-up: top spots to get your Vietnamese fix on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: top spots to get your Vietnamese fix on the Gold Coast

If you love your Vietnamese food and go to great lengths to seek out the best banh mi, banh xeo, piping-hot pho, rice-paper rolls and vermicelli salads, then first of all – we should be friends. Secondly, get your eyes (and mouths) over this handy list of some of the Gold Coast's best Vietnamese eateries. From modern dining spots to unassuming takeaway hubs, here's a handful that are well worth checking out. more

The Grocer
Pord brings art and wine to the head of the table
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Pord brings art and wine to the head of the table

Although we've all considered doing it, cask wine is certainly not appropriate at a dinner party. While they are generally filled with undrinkable headache-inducing wines, these cardboard dispensers do have one thing going for them – convenience. That's why we were delighted to come across Pord, an Australian company that has combined top-end wines with art to create a series of mini wine barrels that are worthy as the dinner table centrepiece. more

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Mad Asian Restaurant and Bar spices up The Kitchens with sake, cocktails and punchy eats
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Mad Asian Restaurant and Bar spices up The Kitchens with sake, cocktails and punchy eats

We're passionate advocates for Asian cuisine, but we're often faced with a problem – we struggle to decide which style of Asian food we want when we dine out. Do we go to a Japanese restaurant for agedashi tofu and karaage? Do we go to our favourite Chinese hang for san choy bow or opt for a spicy Malaysian curry? Oh boy, it's tough. Luckily for us indecisive folk, a spicy new player named Mad Asian Kitchen and Bar is here to solve all of our problems. more

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The round-up: the best spots for high tea on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: the best spots for high tea on the Gold Coast

From dainty sandwiches to glorious fluffy scones, savoury delights and petite sweets, high tea really is a divine way to graze, sip and catch up with friends. No longer is high tea just a go-to baby shower celebration, it's a delicious, fun and unique daytime dining experience – and you need to put it back on your radar. From traditional sweet-and-savoury spreads to boundary-pushing towers of culinary magic, we've found the best spots for high tea on the Gold Coast. more