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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

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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

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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


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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

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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

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Guilt-free plant-based probiotic Rice Cream is here to satisfy your sweet tooth
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Guilt-free plant-based probiotic Rice Cream is here to satisfy your sweet tooth

We'll let you in on a little secret – we have a real weakness for ice-cream. Like, put a pint of the good stuff in front of us (chocolate flavour will do) and it will not last the night. It's a love-hate relationship though. We're oh-so fond of ice-cream but the reality is all that sugar, dairy and cream mixed together is not great for gut health and does zero to help our summer bods. Well, we might have found a solution – Rice Cream. more

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A new wave – Palm Beach icon Barefoot (Barista) opens its new digs
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A new wave – Palm Beach icon Barefoot (Barista) opens its new digs

Nine years ago, Barefoot (Barista) gave the southern Gold Coast its first taste of specialty coffee. What was a humble hole-in-the-wall space a street back from the surf in Palm Beach soon evolved into one of the coast's most popular breakfast spots and a true institution in the city's coffee scene. While all was well on the surface, the cafe was quite literally bursting at the seams and now, after almost a decade, the Palmy icon has as a new home. It's time to meet Barefoot 2.0. more

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Tasty tacos and punchy poppers – food truck SoCal Tacos expands with its first Gold Coast venue
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Tasty tacos and punchy poppers – food truck SoCal Tacos expands with its first Gold Coast venue

After roaming the streets of the city for the past 18 months slinging its flavour-packed Southern Californian tacos to the masses, popular Gold Coast food truck SoCal Tacos has opened its first bricks-and-mortar venue. Those guilty of stalking the SoCal taco truck (in a good way) can now rest easy knowing that this dispensary of delicious Mexican street food now has a permanent home in Surfers Paradise. more

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Amore Bodega brings homestyle cooking, lunch boxes and honest food to Southport
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Amore Bodega brings homestyle cooking, lunch boxes and honest food to Southport

Nothing, and we mean nothing, beats a home-cooked meal – especially when someone else cooks it for you. Most of us will have very fond memories of the aromas from our grandmother's kitchens and the belly-warming effects of our mother's dinners when we were young – but let's be honest, we're all pretty time poor these days, so while we may have good intentions of creating nutritious, hearty meals at home, we're either too darn busy or just don't have the skills. If you fall into either of those categories, then you need Amore Bodega in your life, stat. more

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The round-up: chomp on the Gold Coast's best burgers
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The round-up: chomp on the Gold Coast’s best burgers

There is something deeply satisfying about sinking your teeth into a delicious, juicy burger. On Monday May 28, it's National Burger Day (our favourite day) and we're well and truly getting into the spirit. 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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You Betty believe it – win a year’s supply of free Betty’s Burgers for National Burger Day
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You Betty believe it – win a year’s supply of free Betty’s Burgers for National Burger Day

If you hadn’t already heard, Monday May 28 is National Burger Day. It’s cause for celebration, and Betty’s Bugers and Concrete Co is marking the date with a massive giveaway. The burger joint is giving one hungry punter the chance to win a year’s supply of burgers. If 52 weeks of burger bliss sounds good to you, we’ve got the details on how to score big this weekend. more