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Wrap your mitts around a free lamb souvlaki from The Lamb Shop
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Wrap your mitts around a free lamb souvlaki from The Lamb Shop

The only thing better than sinking your teeth into a souvlaki stuffed with lamb, hand-cut chips, parsley, and smothered in mustard mayo, is sinking your teeth into a free souvlaki stuffed with lamb, hand-cut chips, parsley, and smothered in mustard mayo. Yes, lamb lovers, you read right – free! To celebrate National Lamb Day but also the opening of The Lamb Shop's new home within Oracle Boulevard, the venue is slinging free lamb souvas to the first 100 people – here's how you can get your hands on one ... more

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Cheese louise! You can get a cheesy fondue kit delivered straight to your door
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Cheese louise! You can get a cheesy fondue kit delivered straight to your door

If we were ever in the difficult position of choosing our last meal, you can absolutely put money down that we would order something slathered in cheese. If cheese is also your favourite food group, then please prepare yourself for some gouda –nay, great – news. Mould, the crew behind the virtual cheese festival that we took full advantage of through lockdown, has cooked up a new product to get us through the chilly nights. Give a warm welcome to the Fondue For Two Box, the perfect winter evening accompaniment. more

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JW Marriott's new-look Citrique unveils a decadent five-course degustation
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JW Marriott’s new-look Citrique unveils a decadent five-course degustation

If it's been a minute since you visited Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, it’s high time you stopped by for a visit. The iconic venue has undergone an incredible transformation to become JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, marking the debut of Marriott International’s iconic JW Marriott brand in the Pacific region and unveiling an awe-inspiring new aesthetic in the process. The cornerstone of the resort's culinary offering is the new-look Citrique, which long-time locals may remember as the buffet restaurant. Well, the buffet is no longer but in its place is a fresh new dining concept that pays homage to the incredible produce of South East Queensland by showcasing an innovative menu with international flair.  more

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Eat tacos and sip sundowners in Miami's newest open-air beer garden SPEC
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Eat tacos and sip sundowners in Miami’s newest open-air beer garden SPEC

Ever since Love Child Market Place shut its doors and moved its plant-based operations from Miami to Mermaid Beach, its high-profile Gold Coast Highway-fronting site has been sitting, waiting, begging for someone to come along and do something great. Well, friends, our collective hopes have been realised with SPEC – the city’s newest dark and moody watering hole, which opened last week complete with an open-air beer garden and seriously tasty tapas. Here’s everything you need to know about Miami’s striking newcomer ... more


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Jessi Singh’s ‘unauthentic Indian' restaurant Daughter in Law is set to open in Byron Bay
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Jessi Singh’s ‘unauthentic Indian’ restaurant Daughter in Law is set to open in Byron Bay

When the mercury dips, a serious (and insatiable) urge to rip into a piping-hot garlic-drenched naan bread and devour a big bowl of curry takes hold. If you too possess an appreciation for soul-warming Indian fare, we have some very exciting news to share – Jessi Singh, the acclaimed chef-owner of Melbourne and Adelaide's popular Indian restaurant Daughter in Law, is venturing north to open a third venue in Byron Bay – hooray! The best part? The venue is expected to open in mid-June – just in time for peak curry-slurping season! more

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Get a glimpse inside HOTA Gallery's Palette and The Exhibitionist Bar ahead of this weekend's opening
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Get a glimpse inside HOTA Gallery’s Palette and The Exhibitionist Bar ahead of this weekend’s opening

Last weekend, the Gold Coast's art community gathered to witness the official unveiling of the awe-inspiring $60.5-million HOTA Gallery. This weekend, the exciting (and delicious) next chapter comes to fruition with the opening of the Gallery's eagerly anticipated fine dining restaurant, Palette, and sophisticated new rooftop space, The Exhibitionist Bar. We were lucky enough to catch a glimpse prior to opening, here's what you can expect ... more

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Wine ice-cream and ghost-pepper hot sauce – five must-try eats from Regionals Flavours' Grazed and Grown event
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Wine ice-cream and ghost-pepper hot sauce – five must-try eats from Regionals Flavours’ Grazed and Grown event

Unless you've been living under a rock (or ignoring our emails and if so, why?), then you're very familiar with the news that beloved food and wine festival Regional Flavours will soon return to South Bank Parklands. The foodie festivities will kick off with tastebud-tempting event Grazed and Grown, which will be filling bellies from June 18–20. So you know what to snack and sip on, we've rounded up five flavourful picks that you can road test at Grazed and Grown. more

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Partners in wine – Snoop Dogg's collab with 19 Crimes has finally dropped
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Partners in wine – Snoop Dogg’s collab with 19 Crimes has finally dropped

You know him as a famed West Coast rapper, 420 enthusiast and Martha Stewart’s bestie, but it seems Snoop Dogg is swapping out gin and juice for grape juice these days. The hip-hop doggfather has collaborated with Aussie wine brand 19 Crimes to launch his own vino – aptly named Snoop Cali Red. Yes, you read that right. You can finally wrap your mitts around a bottle of wine from none other than S-N double O-P, D-O double G. more

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Venture behind the banh mi for Burleigh's newest speakeasy NAÂMi
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Venture behind the banh mi for Burleigh’s newest speakeasy NAÂMi

From the outside, NAÂMi is a tiny takeaway nook on James Street slinging steamy spring rolls, banh mi, and, eventually pho to-go. Shiny bain maries line the interior, drawing your eye to the motorbike curiously perched at the far end. Those who dare to look a little closer, however, will notice that there's more to this pint-sized newcomer than meets the eye. Venture through the clandestine door and you'll discover Burleigh Heads' newest speakeasy. Here's what we know about NAÂMi ... more

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Antipasto and pinot – Bottega Chevron Village is bringing casual fine dining Italian to the coast
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Antipasto and pinot – Bottega Chevron Village is bringing casual fine dining Italian to the coast

As the temperature begins to drop, our cravings for pizza, pasta, and moreish mains tend to skyrocket – a coincidence? We think not. If you too find yourself searching for soul-warming comfort food, you might be pleased to know that Chevron Island has welcomed Bottega Chevron Village to its culinary melting pot. The former Tribeca NYC space has been reimagined to deliver an elevated take on humble Italian cuisine. Here's what you can expect from this small-but-mighty newcomer ... more

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Say farewell to summer at Split Upstairs' epic end-of-season party and hello to the next chapter
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Say farewell to summer at Split Upstairs’ epic end-of-season party and hello to the next chapter

When Split Upstairs first appeared above the Nobby’s strip – in all its ramshackle glory – we knew it was here for a good time not a long one. Friends, what a time it's been. Sipping spritzes and hot-pink margs as the sun sank against a backdrop of dirty house beats, Split Upstairs will forever be etched in our collective (hazy) memories as the place for summer 2020/2021. As Bob Dylan once mused, the times, they are a-changin' and it's time for us to say goodbye summer and hello to its brand-new winter concept. more

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The round-up: wrap your mitts around the Gold Coast's best pies
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The round-up: wrap your mitts around the Gold Coast’s best pies

If winter has you craving deliciously warm comfort food, you’re not alone! Sometimes you just can’t beat the satisfying crunch of the crispy, flaky exterior and the gooey, steamy centre of a good old-fashioned pie. From not-so-dirty street pies to the more exotic varieties, we’ve round-up some of the coast’s best pies to sink your teeth into. more