Discover the fleeting ramen and sake restaurant, Roco Ramen, taking over one of Brunswick Heads' favourite haunts
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Discover the fleeting ramen and sake restaurant, Roco Ramen, taking over one of Brunswick Heads’ favourite haunts

Covid changed a lot of things (that statement is probably the understatement of the century), and it also brought with it a whole lot of deep life reassessment from people from all walks of life. This is exactly the case for the owners of adored Brunswick fine-dining restaurant, Fleet. Deciding to spend some time with family, Astrid McCormack and Josh Lewis have handed the reigns to their team member Daiki Shigeta, who has transformed Fleet into Roco Ramen. more

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Dine on a dime – where to find $5 eats on the Gold Coast
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Dine on a dime – where to find $5 eats on the Gold Coast

Frugal feasts are the best kind – that's just a fact. Feeding your face as cheaply as possible is a skill many of us originally acquired out of necessity, but have continued into adulthood for the inherent satisfaction that comes from a belly full of food and pockets full of change. If you too wear your penny-pinching label with pride (we see you, friend), add these dishes to the top of your must-try list, stat.  more

Bars
First look – sip award-winning spirits from the source at Burleigh's new distillery, Capricorn Distilling Co.
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First look – sip award-winning spirits from the source at Burleigh’s new distillery, Capricorn Distilling Co.

The local distilling scene is hotter than the surface of the sun right now with some top-notch tasting rooms and sip-from-the-source bars popping up all over this fine city. Adding to the already impressive selection is Capricorn Distilling Co., Burleigh's newest small-batch urban distillery, which has expanded operations to the sunny Gold Coast from its original home in Rockhampton. The sizeable new space in Ern Harley Drive in Burleigh Heads opened its doors last week, here's what you need to know ...  more

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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


Bars
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

Events
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