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Cheeseburger pies and karaage delights – seaside pastry haven Pie Pie arrives in Burleigh Heads
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Cheeseburger pies and karaage delights – seaside pastry haven Pie Pie arrives in Burleigh Heads

Few things come close to the satisfaction you get when devouring a hot, flaky pie. While the standard meat or vegetable pie with a squirt of tomato sauce is a great vibe, there's a new player on the scene that is going to take your pie-eating experience to dizzying new levels. Like the sound of brioche cheeseburger pies, macaroni and cheese pies, and karaage chicken pies? Then follow your nose to Burleigh's new seaside outpost, Pie Pie. more

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Prawn pop-ups and sophisticated sashimi feasts – dive into The Star's Seafood Freshtival this autumn
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Prawn pop-ups and sophisticated sashimi feasts – dive into The Star’s Seafood Freshtival this autumn

Seafood lovers, this is your moment. The Star Gold Coast will today, Thursday April 18, kick off its Seafood Freshtival – one of Australia's largest seafood festivals, which will run throughout autumn. The country's best produce will be thrown into the spotlight across across a series of curated events, from pop-ups to sophisticated dining experiences, while The Star's signature restaurants will be brimming with spectacular seafood offerings. more

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The Weekend Series: five rustic recipes to watch Game of Thrones by
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The Weekend Series: five rustic recipes to watch Game of Thrones by

Winter is coming and Game of Thrones is back. After a long hiatus, the record-smashing series returned last week with an emotionally charged Season 8 premiere, in what is set to be the beginning of the end. After nearly a decade of dragons, swords and power struggles, the series will wrap up at the end of this season – meaning every episode is ripe for a GoT viewing party. Keep the chills at bay with these five bone-warming dishes that are easy to share among friends and the perfect accompaniment to your next GoT gathering. more

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The round-up: what's open over the Easter long weekend
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The round-up: what’s open over the Easter long weekend

The Easter long weekend is upon us, which for some means four glorious days of freedom. Luckily for you, the Gold Coast doesn't exactly come to a stand-still over Easter – there are plenty of places staying open to keep you well-nourished, well-hydrated, and jacked-up on coffee and hot cross buns. For those who opted to holiday at home (great move, just quietly), we’ve done the legwork to find a few places that are staying open this Easter long weekend for your eating and drinking pleasure. more

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The round-up: follow your nose to the Gold Coast's best bakeries and patisseries
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The round-up: follow your nose to the Gold Coast’s best bakeries and patisseries

Is there anything better than the aroma of freshly baked bread? Or a straight-from-the-oven croissant? No pals, there is not. That moment when you walk into a bakery or patisserie is like a warm hug – and it's not uncommon to go a little weak at the knees. If, like us, you love nothing more than schmearing salted butter on a piece of fresh sourdough, have a slightly unhealthy obsession with sausage rolls and consider cream-filled choux bombs a breakfast staple (they are), then you'll take great pleasure in working through this list of must-try bakeries and patisseries on the Gold Coast.  more

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Wild Cherry Coffee Bar brings specialty brews and homemade delights to Varsity
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Wild Cherry Coffee Bar brings specialty brews and homemade delights to Varsity

Coffee connoisseurs, caffeine addicts and (most importantly) those of you that simply appreciate a darn-good morning brew – let us introduce you to the coast's new neighbourhood coffee haven, Wild Cherry Coffee Bar. Tucked away right under our noses in the heart of the Burleigh-Varsity area, this new hidden gem is bringing top-end coffee and house-made delights to the suburbs. more


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Head south for sips and snacks at Stone & Wood's all-new Byron Bay brewery
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Head south for sips and snacks at Stone & Wood’s all-new Byron Bay brewery

Stone & Wood has been quenching thirsts and satiating the palates of craft-beer lovers for ten years now. While the independent brewer's coming of age saw it celebrate in style (including dropping its iconic Pacific Ale in tinnie form), the recent launch of its striking new Byron Bay brewery is certainly a pinnacle moment in its decade-long crusade in the Australian beer scene. more

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The round-up: get your mitts around the Gold Coast's best burgers
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The round-up: get your mitts around the Gold Coast’s best burgers

There is something deeply satisfying about sinking your teeth into a delicious, juicy burger. Whether you prefer a humble American cheeseburger with pickles, or you like to live on the edge with pulled meats and some sort of fancy sauce, we've got you covered with this handy list of where to get a darn-good burger on the Gold Coast ... you can thank us later. more

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Beat the bunny – here are some of the best Easter treats to seek out across the Gold Coast
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Beat the bunny – here are some of the best Easter treats to seek out across the Gold Coast

Let's be honest, Easter is a glorious time of year when the diet can be (jovially) thrown out the window – you can't avoid it, so you might as well enjoy it! We love nothing more than a good Easter egg, but sometimes we just want something a little extra. We're talking cheesecake-filled dippy eggs, custard-filled Easter egg doughnuts, Creme Egg pancakes and more. Yep, we've gone on an Easter hunt of our own to bring you the best Easter-themed treats going around town. Enjoy! more

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The round-up: tuk-tuks and tom yum – where to find the Gold Coast's best Thai food
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The round-up: tuk-tuks and tom yum – where to find the Gold Coast’s best Thai food

From punchy tom yum soups and coconut-laden curries to spicy wok-fried delights and glorious noodles, Thai food will always have a place in our hearts. In a true reflection of the cuisine's popularity, the Gold Coast certainly has no shortage of Thai eateries. Loosen those belt buckles, friends – we've put together a handy list of some of the coast's best Thai restaurants to work your way though. more

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From Byron to the bowlo – hatted chef Matt Kemp brings a wave of change to the Kingscliff Bowls Club
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From Byron to the bowlo – hatted chef Matt Kemp brings a wave of change to the Kingscliff Bowls Club

When talking about a 'hatted chef', the kitchen of a bowls club bistro is probably not the first place you'd expect to find them – but it's time to cast your assumptions aside. UK-born chef Matt Kemp, whose most recent hat came from his tenure at esteemed luxury resort The Byron at Byron, recently traded a life of working in high-profile kitchens for greener pastures – at the Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club. more

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An Australian first – US-based hospitality group unveils Hyde Paradiso in Surfers Paradise
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An Australian first – US-based hospitality group unveils Hyde Paradiso in Surfers Paradise

One of the most significant new additions to the Gold Coast's dining and bar scene, Hyde Paradiso, has officially opened to the public. Located on the Surfers Paradise beachfront beneath Peppers Soul hotel, the spectacular new day-and-night restaurant, bar and events space is like nothing the coast has ever seen before. Think seaside sips, flavour-packed Mediterranean bites, bottomless brunches and some of the best ocean views you'll come across. Take a peek inside ... more

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Miami, say hello to The Henchman – your new neighbourhood hang
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Miami, say hello to The Henchman – your new neighbourhood hang

Since its massive sign went up, we've all had eyes firmly on The Henchman, a new daytime hub nestled on Henchman Avenue, just off the Gold Coast Highway in Miami. While the team has been quietly slinging coffees to locals of a morning, this week it officially opened to the public. A heads up, though – what's on offer now is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot more to come from this multi-faceted beachside venue. more

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Rosé and cabaret – what's in store from striking new entertainment venue The Pink Flamingo
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Rosé and cabaret – what’s in store from striking new entertainment venue The Pink Flamingo

Earlier this year, we dropped the news that the iconic Broadbeach corner site that formerly housed EAST nightclub (oh, the memories) was set to be transformed into a spectacular new multi-level theatre, cabaret and entertainment venue. All details, including the name, were kept firmly under wraps – and now the curtain has finally been raised. It's time to take a peek inside the coast's newest theatrical playground, The Pink Flamingo. more