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Win a year's supply of glazed happiness from Krispy Kreme's new Surfers Paradise store
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Win a year’s supply of glazed happiness from Krispy Kreme’s new Surfers Paradise store

There's something deeply satisfying about Krispy Kreme's Original Glazed doughnut. It isn't loaded with ostentatious toppings or bursting with decadent fillings – it's happiness, pure and simple. Well friends and sweet fiends, if you also possess an appreciation for life's simple pleasures – Krispy Kreme is celebrating the opening of its new concept store in Surfers Paradise by offering the chance to win free doughnuts for a year. Yes, you read right, free doughnuts for a year. more

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Colonel's gone confidential – KFC has a secret menu and we know how to access it
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Colonel’s gone confidential – KFC has a secret menu and we know how to access it

Lovers of Kentucky Fried Chicken, have we got some huuuuuuge news for you. Our fast-food friends over at KFC have been covertly serving a secret takeaway menu featuring a selection of mouth-watering limited-edition eats from its mobile app. This cloak-and-dagger operation has kept many of us drive-through devotees in the dark, but not for much longer. We've got the lowdown that the menu is just a swipe away and we are ready and willing to share this intel. Read on fellow hackers, this classified information is finger-lickin' good ... more

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The round-up: tuck into take-home tacos, tequila and taquitos at the Gold Coast's best Mexican restaurants
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The round-up: tuck into take-home tacos, tequila and taquitos at the Gold Coast’s best Mexican restaurants

Following some encouraging signs that we’ve flattened the curve (such a 2020 thing to say), some of Queensland’s restrictions are beginning to be lifted – hooray! Whilst we are bursting at the seams with excitement at the thought of eating our body weight in tacos and sipping margs with mates, restaurants are required to enforce some pretty strict capacity limits so it may still be some time before it’s possible to do so safely. The good news is that even if you missed out on a booking or you’re keen to hang back and wait a few weeks, there are still plenty of places that are dishing up some excellent takeaway options. We’ve round up a few of the best Mexican restaurants on the Gold Coast for takeaway because no one said we Mexican’t. more

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Take a walk down memory lane with San Churro's new Throwback menu featuring all your childhood faves
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Take a walk down memory lane with San Churro’s new Throwback menu featuring all your childhood faves

Do you remember the unbridled joy you felt as a kid when you had free rein over the snacks table at a birthday party? The fairy-bread-induced sugar high hit hard and life was beautiful – even if it was just for a sweet moment until your parents caught you and made you eat the healthy carrot sticks instead. Well, sugar fiends and chocoholics, get ready to feel it all over again because San Churro is taking you back to your childhood with a delightful new Throwback menu featuring some of your all-time fave sweet treats. more


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Two Wise Fish brings fancy fish and chips to Mermaid Waters
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Two Wise Fish brings fancy fish and chips to Mermaid Waters

For Belinda Gates, a third generation fish and chip shop owner, fish is in her blood. Her grandfather owned a dozen or so, her father was a fishmonger, her uncles are fishermen and her sister owns one too – so it's fair to say she knows a thing or two about really good fish. Belinda and her husband Nick have just followed in her family's footsteps once again to open a fish and chip shop, but not as you know it. more

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Feed the Earthlings brings plant-based burgs to the burbs
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Feed the Earthlings brings plant-based burgs to the burbs

We've come a long way, Gold Coast. From the days when eateries included the token few meat-free dishes to having restaurants (and pretty soon even entire market places) dedicated exclusively to animal-free plant-based eats. The latest addition to the vegan foodie scene is Feed the Earthlings, which has just opened its second venue in Burleigh Waters. more

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Freshen up with on-the-go poke bowls from Surfers Paradise newbie Poké California
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Freshen up with on-the-go poke bowls from Surfers Paradise newbie Poké California

Let's cut to the chase – poke bowls are making a real splash on the Gold Coast. It all started with just a few bowls dotted across the menus of local eateries, and now we're seeing authentic, dedicated poke-bowl bars pop up in various spots across the city. Yep, it's safe to say this fresh and colourful foodie movement has us pretty darn delighted. Just last week, even more fuel was added to the city's hottest (and healthiest) foodie trend with the opening of Poké California in the heart of Surfers Paradise. more

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Poké Face brings its authentic bowls of goodness to The Kitchens
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Poké Face brings its authentic bowls of goodness to The Kitchens

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd know that poke bowls are king. The fresh, vibrant bowls, which traditionally sees raw fish, fresh vegetables, rice and sauces come together for a flavoursome hit of nourishment, are frequenting the lips of the majority of health-conscious foodies. If you're partial to a poke bowl, then you'd best get familiar with the coast's newest addition, Poké Face. The way we see it – when there's a menu item named after George Costanza, you know you're in a good place. more

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The Yiros Shop brings its Greek goodness (and haloumi chips) to our shores
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The Yiros Shop brings its Greek goodness (and haloumi chips) to our shores

Greek-food lovers, the time has come. This weekend the doors to The Yiros Shop's first venue outside of Brisbane will open in the heart of Tweed Heads. Excited? You should be ... but the news gets even better. The popular Greek eatery is spreading its deliciousness in true style for its official opening, with free (yes, free!) yiros this Saturday March 4. Oh, and as if that's not exciting enough, The Yiros Shop opening also means we're getting a gift from the cheese gods – prepare yourselves, friends, for haloumi chips have landed. more

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Tuck into fancy fish and crispy chips at Southport's The Fish Shak
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Tuck into fancy fish and crispy chips at Southport’s The Fish Shak

Let’s get one thing straight – we’re not talking about fish and chips here. We’re talking fancy fish and chips. You know, that succulent, melt-in-your-big-mouth fish sided with crispy deep-fried chips. Honestly, is there anything better? Well, perched in the heart of Southport’s Broadwater Parklands is The Fish Shak, and it’s putting fancy fish and chips back on the map with fresh local seafood daily, oysters shucked before your eyes, a flash fit-out, tap beer and one helluva waterfront view. more

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The round-up: the Gold Coast’s best food trucks
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The round-up: the Gold Coast’s best food trucks

The Gold Coast has a serious case of food truck fever with exciting new mobile eateries popping up on street corners, in carparks and cul-de-sacs almost weekly. The rapid growth of this new food trend is matched only by the diversity of cuisine on offer, proving the old adage that variety is indeed the spice of life. To celebrate these incredible roving restaurants, we’ve round-up a few of our favourites for your next food truck feast. more

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Chow down some healthy(ish) pizza from Arlo's Pizzeria
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Chow down some healthy(ish) pizza from Arlo’s Pizzeria

Prepare your tastebuds, dear readers, for a delightfully crispy pizza base smothered with a rich pomodoro sauce and adorned with a perfectly restrained scattering of toppings such as velvety pancetta and hand-grated mozzarella. Arlo’s Pizzeria has popped up in the old Milano’s on Chevron Island and is upping the ante on the humble pizza pie. more