Bars
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

Food News
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

Bars
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

Food News
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


Bars
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

Food News
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

The Grocer
Master the art of sourdough with You Knead Sourdough's handy starter kits
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Master the art of sourdough with You Knead Sourdough’s handy starter kits

One of the more unexpected pursuits that emerged from the COVID lockdown of 2020 was the sudden interest in home bakers attempting sourdough. Many tried and failed, as evidenced by the flood of semi-burnt, rock-like loaves that filled Instagram feeds daily. Thankfully, You Knead Sourdough is here to help you master the art for yourself with a super handy starter kit complete with everything you need to know to get baking. more

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Be a winner at dinner with Dine BNE City's delectable Supper Club
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Be a winner at dinner with Dine BNE City’s delectable Supper Club

Trying to find where to go to dinner in The City can be a little overwhelming, to say the least – there are just too many good things to choose from! Thankfully, new food festival Dine BNE City has got our backs, with a whole bunch of our favourite eateries dishing out special set dining experiences for the occasion. From May 13–30, gather your mates to taste and toast the town at some of The City’s finest restaurants. Here's just some of what you can expect to be plated up ... more

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Sip, snack and live your best life at some of Brisbane's best watering holes on this Bar Safari
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Sip, snack and live your best life at some of Brisbane’s best watering holes on this Bar Safari

The weather is cool, the drinks are flowing and the charcuterie boards are making the rounds – autumn feasting in Brisbane has commenced! So you can sip and snack at The City’s most iconic bars and hidden gems, Dine BNE City has teamed up with some of your favourite spots for Bar Safari. You can expect delicious nosh, decadent drinks and a damn good time. more

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Drink your way through The City's best watering holes on these boozy bar trails
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Drink your way through The City’s best watering holes on these boozy bar trails

If you've lived in Queensland long enough, you've probably done your fair share of pub crawls (either guided or unguided). A great way to explore new and storied watering holes, these drinking adventures are always a fun time spent with friends. If you're eager to get out and about in The City, new food festival Dine BNE City is putting on three boozy trails that'll have you sipping, strolling and snacking your way through some of Brisbane's best drinking spots. These aren't your average pub crawls. more

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Midday munching – these Dine BNE City deals are worthy of taking a long lunch for
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Midday munching – these Dine BNE City deals are worthy of taking a long lunch for

Have you heard the good news? The heart of Brisbane is set to come alive between May 13–30 for Dine BNE City, a celebration of The City's best restaurants and bars. The jam-packed program will see a whopping 50 venues come together to offer more than 80 distinct dining experiences that are sure to fill your belly and tempt your tastebuds. The foodie festival will look to inject some excitement back into weekday lunching for Let's Do Lunch, with some dynamite deals and special offers. Here's a taste of what you can grab when the clock strikes 12:00 pm ... more

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Woolworths is slinging an $8 vegan Biscoff layer cake and Lotus celebrate this victory
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Woolworths is slinging an $8 vegan Biscoff layer cake and Lotus celebrate this victory

When it comes to cult foods, few treats have the range of the humble Biscoff biscuit. Whether you first had one tucked lovingly next to your coffee cup at your local cafe or you were introduced to the flavour via its staggeringly addictive cookie-butter iteration, we can all agree that the product – and all of its various tasty offshoots – slaps hard. The gang at the Woolworths bakery has cottoned on to the fact that you could probably whack a hint of Biscoff on basically anything and it would sell like hotcakes, so they have cooked up an obscenely decadent creation – the Biscoff Vegan Layer Cake. Wipe the drool off your chin and read on, friends. more