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Harris Farm Markets saves precious perishables with its new Re-purposeful Picks range
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Harris Farm Markets saves precious perishables with its new Re-purposeful Picks range

We hate seeing food go to waste, especially when it still has the potential to be delicious. Fresh produce wonderland Harris Farm Markets is extending the lifespan of its perishables with its newly launched Re-purposeful Picks range, which sees fruit and vegetables saved from the trash via some ingenious upcycling techniques that help extend shelf life and prolong tastiness. Want to make some more conscious choices during your next shop? These fridge fillers are must-try items. more

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Attention plant-based people – you can now get your mitts on a Grill'd Impossible Burger
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Attention plant-based people – you can now get your mitts on a Grill’d Impossible Burger

As vegos, vegans and plant-based people can attest, finding a tasty meat-free patty can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Dryness, lack of flavour and weird texture are just some of the not-so-delicious issues that can plague a vegan patty but fortunately, there is a new player in town that's as delectable as it is cruelty free – the Grill'd Impossible Burger. Available to chomp into right now, this hunger-curbing herbivorous creation has even got a few (Only) fans thanks to comedy duo The Inspired Unemployed. more

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Picnics under the stars and sunset rooftop parties – celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Star
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Picnics under the stars and sunset rooftop parties – celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Star

Now that Melbourne Cup is done and dusted, it's just a hop, skip and a jump into the silly season. Friends, before you get consumed by festive functions, let's talk New Year's Eve for a moment. The year 2021 was one of unfulfilled expectations for many, so if ever there was a time to be a total baller and send the year off in sensational style – this is it (we know, we said that last year, too). The Star Gold Coast is upping the ante with a smorgasbord of things to see, do and devour, from pretty picnics on The Lawn through to swanky sunset soirees and sumptuous spreads. Read on for a few ideas on how you can make your countdown to midnight extra special this New Year’s Eve … more

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The Dish: secret garden soirees, arty parties and bougie bug rolls
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The Dish: secret garden soirees, arty parties and bougie bug rolls

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 a fresh new menu from a much-loved cafe, bougie bites and a luxurious secret garden. more

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Madocke Beer Brewing Company brings Belgian brews to Ashmore
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Madocke Beer Brewing Company brings Belgian brews to Ashmore

The local brewing scene on the Gold Coast is thriving, thanks in part to the introduction of the state's artisan liquor licence in 2020, but also our penchant for sipping from the source. While the majority of commercial brewers focus their attention towards American-style beers, Madocke Brewing Company is going against the grain to produce Belgian ales. Belgian-born, coast-crafted – Madocke Beer Brewing Company opened the doors to a sizeable new brewery and taproom on Southport Nerang Road in Ashmore last weekend (Saturday October 30). Here's everything you need to know about this impressive newcomer ... more

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The round-up: bark up the right tree at the Gold Coast's best dog-friendly cafes and bars
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The round-up: bark up the right tree at the Gold Coast’s best dog-friendly cafes and bars

It’s a Saturday morning and you walk out the door to go and enjoy a delicious breakfast and coffee, when you look back and see those puppy dog eyes. It's totally heartbreaking, right? Here’s the thing, we reckon dogs shouldn't have to miss on the fun just because they're a little on the hairy side. So, if after a long week at work you just want to spend your weekend sipping lattes with your pooch, then this is for you. We’ve rounded up the Gold Coast’s best dog-friendly cafes that will welcome your four-legged furry friends. 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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Renowned zero-waste chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett are joining the Harvest Newrybar team
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Renowned zero-waste chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett are joining the Harvest Newrybar team

If you're unfamiliar with Matt Stone and Jo Barrett, let us get you up to speed. The duo are a culinary powerhouse, having championed sustainability in cutting-edge fashion from the sustainable practices and prize-winning vegetable garden at Yarra Valley’s Oakridge to starting their own zero-waste initiative Future Food System. Now, it has been announced that the pair will join David Moyle at the helm of the iconic northern New South Wales eatery Harvest Newrybar. more

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