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Say ciao to Al Chiosco, a little slice of Italy in Kingscliff
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Say ciao to Al Chiosco, a little slice of Italy in Kingscliff

There's something special about Italian food. Often served from a no-fuss establishment and created using traditional methods passed down over generations, there's a reason the fare is so loved across the world. Inspired by these hole-in-the-wall-style servers of unbeatable pizza is newcomer Al Chiosco. Opening only a couple of weeks ago to crowds of people lining Kingscliff’s Ocean Avenue to get a taste of the perfect slice, Al Chiosco translates to ‘little kiosk’ – referring to the small in space, but big on personality pizza purveyor. more

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The round-up: plan a roadtrip to some of the best country bakeries in Southeast Queensland
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The round-up: plan a roadtrip to some of the best country bakeries in Southeast Queensland

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell were onto something when they sang 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'. There's no valley low or river wide enough to keep us from getting to some brilliant baked goods. There's no distance far enough, either – which is good because some of the best bakeries in Queensland are found outside of Brisbane. Heading on a roadtrip soon? Perhaps we can convince you to add a delicious detour into your itinerary with these must-visit bakeries ... more

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Take a plant-based break – vegan KitKat is coming soon to your local confectionery aisle
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Take a plant-based break – vegan KitKat is coming soon to your local confectionery aisle

Whilst we love to switch to plant-based alternatives where we can, getting one's hands on a vegan treat that isn't sugar-free (read: tasteless) or costs the same as our lunch proves to be a difficult task. Thankfully, the big brands are now jumping onboard the plant-based train and offering vegan versions of their beloved sweets. Enter snack-making machine Nestlé, which is finally making plant-based dreams come true with the launch of KitKat V, a vegan alternative to the OG KitKat. more

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Pavement Whispers: Get a taste of Costa Taco's Palm Beach outpost
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Pavement Whispers: Get a taste of Costa Taco’s Palm Beach outpost

Brothers Nick and Matt Stanley aren’t a pair to rest on their laurels – the charming Kiwis are behind the coast’s much-loved Cuzzie Pies as well as newcomer Costa Tacos, which has been kicking around recent pop-up events. Not content with this plate full, the duo are taking their tacos to the next level and opening a permanent eatery in Palm Beach. Here’s everything we know about this tasty newcomer … more

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The Milkman's Cookies is the newest straight-to-your-door cookie delivery company
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The Milkman’s Cookies is the newest straight-to-your-door cookie delivery company

The Weekend Edition team are fiends for a good cookie, and have been known to line the morning-tea table with choc-chip delights on the regular. That's why when we heard about a company that express ships freshly baked cookies Australia wide, we just had to share the sweet news with you, dear readers. If the sound of getting Lindt- and Nutella-infused cookies delivered straight to your door not only piques your interest but tickles your tastebuds too, then say hello to The Milkman's Cookies, a Gold Coast-born baked goods company that's on the rise (pun intended). more


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Sink your teeth into an authentic German pretzel from Varsity Lakes' new bakery Brezel
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Sink your teeth into an authentic German pretzel from Varsity Lakes’ new bakery Brezel

Born in Munich (the pretzel-eating capital of Germany), devouring deliciously salty, fluffy pretzels and German-style baked goods was a way of life for Michelle Roth and her family. It wasn't until she moved to Australia over a decade ago that she realised how much she missed waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread as well as the much-loved afternoon ritual of coffee and cake (this is definitely one tradition we should adopt). Michelle searched high and low for a taste of her homeland, to no avail. Saddened but also inspired, Michelle decided to take matters into her own hands and open Brezel, the Gold Coast's first authentic German bakery. more

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Sip cocktails for a good cause at Italian eatery Vapiano
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Sip cocktails for a good cause at Italian eatery Vapiano

What's better than soaking up mouth-watering bevvies and bites? You'd be hard-pressed to find an answer, but what if some of your well-spent bucks also went towards a charity of your choice? This ideal situation is called Cocktails for a Cause and it's the newest community-minded initiative from pizza and pasta bar Vapiano. Here are all of the important deets ... more

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Warm your belly and treat your tastebuds at Etsu's new Winter Weekend Lunches
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Warm your belly and treat your tastebuds at Etsu’s new Winter Weekend Lunches

The evenings are growing longer and the temperatures are dropping, making it ever so tempting to tuck yourself up indoors with a glass of wine and enjoy a cosy evening. If you still want to enjoy delicious bites but can't bring yourself to venture out of an evening, then fine-dining friends, we have a win-win solution – say hello to Etsu’s brand-new winter weekend lunches. more

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The round up: The Gold Coast's top kid-friendly restaurants
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The round up: The Gold Coast’s top kid-friendly restaurants

Anyone with little humans in tow knows how challenging it can be to eat out at an actual restaurant. Sure, you will probably spend most of your meal trying to get your offspring to stop mashing miscellaneous food into the table, or making a speedy bee-line for the nearest exit, but you don't have to do the cooking or washing up so it's still a win. Whilst most restaurants do their best to accommodate tiny tribes with the addition of high chairs and kid's menus, some places have kid-friendly dining down to a fine art. To help make things a little easier on parents and carers, we've compiled a handy list of family-friendly restaurants and cafes that make eating out a breeze. Okay, maybe not a breeze, but breezier perhaps. more

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Fig + Frankies has had a facelift, and it's got us tickled pink
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Fig + Frankies has had a facelift, and it’s got us tickled pink

It’s a classic story – boy meets girl, they settle down, open a hugely popular bar and, due to demand, expand into a full-service restaurant while juggling a little one … no, but seriously - Bella and Euan Lovell are a powerhouse duo who have just opened the new-look Fig + Frankies in the heart of Broadbeach. Step inside this aesthetically pleasing locale to discover an impressive drinks list and the delicious new menu that will now accompany it. more

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Cult Japanese tipple Strong Zero is finally coming to Australia
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Cult Japanese tipple Strong Zero is finally coming to Australia

We've all heard the saying "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade". The Japanese brewmasters at Suntory must have interpreted this a little differently when they created cult sip Strong Zero – a boozy beverage beloved by both locals and rowdy tourists alike. Instead of making it our first mission to get our grubby hands on the good stuff as soon as our feet hit international soil, Suntory is bringing the beverage to us. Say hello to -196 Double Lemon, a sour mouthful of goodness that will transport your tastebuds straight to Tokyo. more

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RaRa Ramen has opened in Burleigh just in time for peak slurping season
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RaRa Ramen has opened in Burleigh just in time for peak slurping season

As much as we enjoy plunging a spoon into a steamy bowl of ramen at any time of the year, it's especially satisfying in winter. Lucky for us, Sydney-born RaRa Ramen has arrived in Burleigh Heads just in time for peak ramen-slurping season! Transforming the former Be Somewhere cafe/Zullaz Bar + Tapas Restaurant, the striking matte-black venue is owners Scott Gault and Katie Shortland's first foray into Queensland, having previously created ramen joints in Redfern and Randwick as well as the popular plant-based eatery Lonely Mouth in Newtown and RaRa Chan in Eveleigh. If you're fond of highballs, sours and bar snacks (in addition to steaming bowls of piping-hot ramen, of course) read on for all of the mouth-watering details ... more

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Gift your tastebuds a culinary adventure at Kingscliff's Darbaar Indian Restaurant & Bar
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Gift your tastebuds a culinary adventure at Kingscliff’s Darbaar Indian Restaurant & Bar

When it's cold out, we find ourselves dreaming of ripping into a cheesy, garlicky Naan and plunging it deep into a bowl of rich, flavoursome curry. As much as we enjoy the experience of Indian cuisine all year round – it's particularly satisfying in winter. If you too are salivating at the thought of a creamy Butter Chicken, a fiery Vindaloo and a Tandoori cooked the authentic way, go ahead and pull up a seat at Darbaar Indian Restaurant & Bar in Kingscliff. more

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Asian-inspired hidden hideaway Eddy + Wolff drops a new menu of sophisticated sips and barbecued bar snacks
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Asian-inspired hidden hideaway Eddy + Wolff drops a new menu of sophisticated sips and barbecued bar snacks

Any venue that is hidden out of plain sight and lies off the beaten track and still manages to book to capacity almost nightly is clearly doing something very, very right. Eddy + Wolff in Robina is one of those places. The tiny 22-seater, owned by husband-and-wife duo Thao and Vien Nguyen (who are also behind Runaway Bay’s popular Vietnamese restaurant and bar Can Tho Kitchen) is the culmination of their experiences and travels across Asia, with an undercurrent of authenticity from their native Vietnam. The brand-new winter menu channels Thao and Vien's tastes into a range of top-notch tipples and punchy bar bites. more

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Get the scoop on Sanctuary Cove's new frozen dessert den Rosé Gelateria
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Get the scoop on Sanctuary Cove’s new frozen dessert den Rosé Gelateria

Just because winter has set in doesn't mean we suddenly stop craving cones overflowing with deliciously creamy gelato – no siree. If you too are fond of frozen treats all year round, say ciao to Sanctuary Cove's newest sweet-treat dispensary, Rosé Gelateria. With dreamy rose-hued French-washed walls juxtaposed against crisp white bench seating, brushed-gold accents and plush velvet cushions, the space is awe-inspiringly beautiful. Aesthetics aside, we all know it’s what’s inside that counts and trust us when we say – this place is the goods. Here's the scoop on this pretty and tasty newcomer ... more