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Pavement Whisper: coastal hues, seafood snacks and vino – what to expect from Restaurant Labart's wine-bar sibling Paloma
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Pavement Whisper: coastal hues, seafood snacks and vino – what to expect from Restaurant Labart’s wine-bar sibling Paloma

If you're a Gold Coast local and you haven't heard of locale Restaurant Labart, you may have been living under a rock. Just kidding, but seriously – if you're yet to discover it, you're in for a treat. Lovers of the Burleigh Heads fine-dining gem will be delighted to hear that hospitality power duo Alex and Karla Munoz Labart will soon open a brand-new wine bar just around the corner. It's called Paloma – here's everything we know so far. more

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Pavement Whisper: the trio behind Bread Social have recruited mates to open a boutique bottle shop and deli in Tweed
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Pavement Whisper: the trio behind Bread Social have recruited mates to open a boutique bottle shop and deli in Tweed

Selecting wine can be a daunting task if you’re not necessarily ‘in the know’. From obscure tasting notes to unheard-of varietals from somewhere equally as unheard of – it can be a bit overwhelming. Enter Rob Roy Deli and Drinks. The boutique bottle shop and deli is set to open on Bay Street in Tweed Heads in coming months and is here to help you navigate the wild world of wine in the most enjoyable way possible – whether you're fond of a punchy pet-nat or something a little more unexpected. more

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Switchfoot at Rainbow Bay is an ode to surfing, quality coffee and community
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Switchfoot at Rainbow Bay is an ode to surfing, quality coffee and community

We don't think we're being biased when we say that Rainbow Bay is a pretty magical part of the world. Three people who agree wholeheartedly are Mitch, Sarah and Katie – the trio who operate the beachside suburb's brand-new coffee slinger, Switchfoot. If excellent coffee, chilled vibes and crumpets sound like a recipe for your ideal morning, read on for all of the delightful details ... more

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Take tequila flights and devour tacos at the new-look Hail Mary in Burleigh Heads
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Take tequila flights and devour tacos at the new-look Hail Mary in Burleigh Heads

One telltale sign of a really excellent restaurant is a consistently packed dining room. When you spy an eatery filled with spirited (and potentially spirit-filled) patrons animatedly conversing over plates of food, you know you've found a spot worth checking out. The downside, however, is that it often comes at the expense of spontaneity as last-minute tables become harder to snag. It might sound like a good problem to have in such ‘unprecedented times’, but turning people away became a real bugbear for Hail Mary's owner Simon Oxley, who has gone to great lengths to ensure there’s room for every taco lover with its fresh facelift. more

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Satisfy your craving for culinary adventure at the new-look Shiraz Persian Restaurant in Surfers Paradise
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Satisfy your craving for culinary adventure at the new-look Shiraz Persian Restaurant in Surfers Paradise

Food-filled adventures abroad might soon become a reality once more thanks to some pretty exciting international border changes. In the interim, those with a serious case of culinary wanderlust, however, can satisfy their craving for far-flung feasts, bold flavours and exotic libations at Shiraz Persian Restaurant in Surfers Paradise. After a decade at its original home on Surfers Paradise Boulevard, the much-loved venue is growing up and glowing up – say hello to the all-new Shiraz Persian Restaurant. more

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Pavement Whispers: Hard FIZZ is opening a seltzer bar in Burleigh Heads – just in time for summer sipping!
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Pavement Whispers: Hard FIZZ is opening a seltzer bar in Burleigh Heads – just in time for summer sipping!

For those who have been living under a rock, let's just recap real quick – hard seltzers have been dubbed the unofficial drink of summer. The fizzy, spiked sips are dominating the normally sugar-heavy and calorie-laden RTD (ready-to-drink) market with its better-for-you booze, because ain't nobody got time for hangovers. Gold Coast-born seltzer brand Hard FIZZ has been delighting tastebuds since its inception almost a year ago to the day. If you're a fan of effervescent brews, get excited because we can finally reveal that Hard FIZZ is opening a dedicated seltzer bar right here in beautiful Burleigh Heads. Here's everything you need to know about this bubbly newcomer ... more

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Eat pizza and pasta at Burleigh Waters' brand-new eatery, Rustica Italia
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Eat pizza and pasta at Burleigh Waters’ brand-new eatery, Rustica Italia

Eagle-eyed regulars to Treetops Plaza Shopping Centre in Burleigh Waters may have noticed the dining precinct on the outside has become a hive of activity of late. High-vis shirts and a constant stream of tradie trucks in and out signal the start of some exciting happenings. The brand-new neighbourhood noshery to open the bi-folds is Rustica Italia, a pizza and pasta bar that dishes up a delightful dose of woodfired bites and homestyle charm. more

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The round-up: Feeling fancy? Up the ante at the Gold Coast's best fine dining restaurants
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The round-up: Feeling fancy? Up the ante at the Gold Coast’s best fine dining restaurants

If you're searching for that special occasion restaurant, want to treat your significant other, or you and the crew are just feeling fancy and want to splash out on a fine feast, then this handy list of the Gold Coast's best fine dining restaurants is here to help. From sumptuous seafood to bougie bites by the beach, we've round-up some of the coast's top spots for our interpretation of Gold Coast fine dining ... more


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The Dish: Brand-new bites, cheesy delights and a match made in heaven
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The Dish: Brand-new bites, cheesy delights and a match made in heaven

There’s a lot happening on the Gold Coast these days, almost too much to keep up with. The Dish is a rapid-fire rundown of the coast’s food news – quick taster-sized tidbits to keep you in the know and, perhaps, tickle your tastebuds. This week we’ve got word of an iconic collab, a fresh new menu from a much-loved cafe, an Izakaya installation and some delicious new events. more

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Bon aperitif – Aperol is giving away 100,000 Aperol Spritz
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Bon aperitif – Aperol is giving away 100,000 Aperol Spritz

When the temperature is kicked up a notch, so is our thirst for a refreshing spritz – and one of our favourite tipples to wrap our lips around is of the Aperol variety. To kick off summer on the right note and put eager sippers in good spirits, Aperol is giving away 100,000 Aperol Spritz just for the heck of it. Happy hour just got a whole lot more happier. more

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Vibrant Cantonese bites meet local oceanic flavours: say hello to Broadbeach's mouth-watering newcomer, Uncle Su
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Vibrant Cantonese bites meet local oceanic flavours: say hello to Broadbeach’s mouth-watering newcomer, Uncle Su

Get set for a brand-new culinary adventure, folks – The Star has just unveiled the brand-new dining locale Uncle Su, a Cantonese restaurant serving up decadent bites and traditional rare teas. Specialising in Chinese bites given a modern coastal reimagining, it's the ultimate place to indulge in a memorable meal and features fresh takes on traditional favourites along with fresh local seafood. more

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Dessert gods Connoisseur and Koko Black team up to create two new ice-cream flavours
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Dessert gods Connoisseur and Koko Black team up to create two new ice-cream flavours

Chocolate or ice-cream? If there was ever a moment where we had to choose our favourite of the two, we think we would spontaneously combust before we could give an answer. Thankfully, that won't be necessary as beloved ice-cream brand Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream has partnered with cherished artisan chocolatier Koko Black to meld these treasured sweets together to create a scrumptious new ice-cream range. In more good news, you can get your hands on these indulgent creations as of today, Thursday October 14, which just so happens to be World Dessert Day. more

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Kylie's Cupcakery expands to a new home and opens a dedicated gluten-free cafe
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Kylie’s Cupcakery expands to a new home and opens a dedicated gluten-free cafe

If you have a soft spot for sweets and big love for burgers, we have some exciting news. Having outgrown its original space on Lavelle Street in Nerang, the much-loved Kylie's Cupcakery has moved to a brand-new pastel-hued home, a stone's throw from its original location. The mouth-watering new cupcakery is nestled on Nerang Street, and is dishing up an expanded menu of eats alongside next-level sweet treats. Read on for all of the mouth-watering details ... more

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The round-up: blow the froth off at some of the Gold Coast’s best craft-beer breweries
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The round-up: blow the froth off at some of the Gold Coast’s best craft-beer breweries

Once upon a time, the only answer when asked if you would like a beer was 'yes' or 'no'. If you answered yes, you'd be handed a XXXX. While we're all for a cheeky mango, these days things are not quite as straightforward – and the very same question is met with a plethora of follow-up questions such as what kind of brew? The Gold Coast’s craft beer scene is hotter than the surface of the sun right now with new microbreweries popping up all over this fine city and beyond. If you’ve made it your personal summer mission to try them all (perhaps not all in one day), this list of the Gold Coast's best craft breweries will set you on the right course. more

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Brews, bites and good vibes abound at The Ranchero – the new home of Morena Espresso
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Brews, bites and good vibes abound at The Ranchero – the new home of Morena Espresso

If you're a Gold Coast local with a penchant for live music, it's pretty likely that you've found yourself grooving away at Mo's Desert Clubhouse on more than a couple of late-night occasions. The Burleigh Heads-based live music locale serves up myriad events each weekend, from vintage markets to local music shows and even the occasional wedding, all with Mo's signature rainbow flair. Well, now it is also host to an equally colour-drenched Gold Coast venue, Morena Espresso's newest outpost. Say hello to Morena at Mo's! more

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Tropic Vice brings ‘Florribean' fare and curated cocktails to Nobby Beach
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Tropic Vice brings ‘Florribean’ fare and curated cocktails to Nobby Beach

The recent spike in temperature has correlated in an increased desire for chilled beverages in the sunshine. Thankfully, we Gold Coasters are pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to excellent sip spots, but those who fancy long, lazy lunches that roll effortlessly into cocktail-filled evenings, need to know about Tropic Vice. The brand-new rooftop restaurant and bar, perched above the Nobby Beach strip, has transformed the space formerly occupied by SPLIT Upstairs and Fat Pig BBQ, and is here to set the scene for summer adventures. more

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Pavement Whispers: the Scenic Rim will soon welcome Blume, a destination restaurant from one of Brisbane's best and brightest
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Pavement Whispers: the Scenic Rim will soon welcome Blume, a destination restaurant from one of Brisbane’s best and brightest

The Scenic Rim is a region of abundance – a wonderland of breathtaking vistas, fertile farmlands and warm and welcoming hospitality. While the area's plethora of natural landmarks, sleepy towns, bountiful farmlands, restaurants and cafes, and hidden gems make it nearly impossible to take in the Scenic Rim's true majesty in a single weekend, we're always eager for more excuses to book another trip. From what we hear, we'll have one before year's end. One of Australia's best young chefs is taking his talents to the countryside to open Blume – a gorgeous 20-seater restaurant currently taking shape in Boonah. Blume will look to showcase the best produce the Scenic Rim has to offer, delivering a sumptuous set-menu service that is already sitting atop our next getaway to-do list. Here's what we know ... more

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You can now snag a ten-strong multi-pack of White Claw – including its new Watermelon flavour
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You can now snag a ten-strong multi-pack of White Claw – including its new Watermelon flavour

If you can believe it, White Claw has graced the cold shelves of bottle-o's for bang on a year now, with a whopping 7.8 million cans sold since it first arrived on Australian shores. During this time, The Weekend Edition team has swilled their fair share of the spiked seltzer, so it's only appropriate that we share the news that you can now buy the cult tipple in a multi-pack featuring your favourite flavours – and a brand-new one, too. more

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Death & Taxes has teamed up with Lark Distillery to create a limited-edition single-malt whisky
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Death & Taxes has teamed up with Lark Distillery to create a limited-edition single-malt whisky

Brisbane City dwellers who favour a post-work tipple or a weekend pick-me-up are known to congregate at Burnett Lane bar Death & Taxes. Celebrated as a spirit-focused watering hole, Death & Taxes especially loves to serve up whisky sips. That's why its newest collaboration couldn't be more appropriate – the crew behind the bar has teamed up with Lark Distillery to concoct a limited-edition single-malt whisky. Here are all of the important deets ... more