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Cafe-meets-marketplace Urban Food Store arrives in the heart of Broadbeach
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Cafe-meets-marketplace Urban Food Store arrives in the heart of Broadbeach

Whether we like it or not, we live in a fast-paced world – and a lot of us seek out convenience when we eat and shop in order to cram just a little more into our days. If that never-ending search for balance sounds familiar, then you'll want to know about Broadbeach's latest addition, Urban Foodstore – a cafe-meets-marketplace that puts everything from specialty coffee and savoury pancakes to organic face cream under one roof. more

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The round-up: the best spots for a sizzling Chinese feast on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: the best spots for a sizzling Chinese feast on the Gold Coast

If you're partial to Peking duck, go wild over wontons and get a little crazy over chow mein, then this round-up is just for you. We reckon Chinese food is sometimes a little underrated – there is so much more to this flavoursome cuisine than the stereotypical sickly sweet honey-glazed chicken from a bain marie! We've put together a tasty list of some of the Gold Coast's best Chinese dining spots, all for your eating pleasure. more

Markets
The round-up: shop up a storm at the Gold Coast's best food, fashion and arts markets
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The round-up: shop up a storm at the Gold Coast’s best food, fashion and arts markets

Hitting up the local markets is a weekend ritual for most of us. Whether we're filling our fridges or our wardrobes, there is no shortage of markets on the Gold Coast, from weekly farmers markets to fashionable monthly pop-ups. We know it can be hard to keep up, so we put together a handy guide to the Gold Coast's best food, fashion, arts and craft markets for your shopping pleasure. more

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Inside Moana Restaurant and Bar – Isle of Capri's new Pacific Rim-inspired seafood haven
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Inside Moana Restaurant and Bar – Isle of Capri’s new Pacific Rim-inspired seafood haven

Lovers of fresh fish, cracking crustaceans and moreish molluscs, put your claws in the air – the Gold Coast has scored a sleek new seafood haven! Taking the space of now-closed Italian restaurant Cicchetti at the Capri on Via Roma precinct on Isle of Capri is Moana Restaurant and Bar – a fresh, new sea-based venture from New Zealand celebrity chef, Alex Kaihea, who is looking to meld the best local seafood with the flavours of the Pacific Rim. more

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The round-up: grab a slice of some of the Gold Coast’s best pizzas
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The round-up: grab a slice of some of the Gold Coast’s best pizzas

A pizza that is made with love and the finest quality ingredients is truly a work of art. A delightfully thin, crispy base adorned with a restrained scattering of toppings and smothered with molten-hot mozzarella. It’s a sight to behold before eagerly devouring. As with all art, it is subjective but we’ve rounded up a bunch of the best spots for pizza on the Gold Coast that are well worth a visit. more


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On-demand alcohol delivery service Jimmy Brings arrives on the Gold Coast
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On-demand alcohol delivery service Jimmy Brings arrives on the Gold Coast

How many times have you settled in for a night on the couch in your track pants, only to realise that you're completely out of wine, then you reach for the gin and there's not a single drop left? Or perhaps you've thrown a killer house party and your entire liquor cabinet is dry in 2.3 seconds flat? Well, booze hounds, your sipping saviour has arrived – it's time to get acquainted with Jimmy Brings. more

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The round-up: sashimi to sukiyaki – where to find the best Japanese eats on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: sashimi to sukiyaki – where to find the best Japanese eats on the Gold Coast

From high-end dining spaces serving intricate sashimi dishes to bustling yakitori bars and hidden gems pumping out mouthwatering karaage in the backstreets of the 'burbs, us Gold Coast folk are pretty spoilt when it comes to Japanese eats. In honour of one of our all-time favourite cuisines, we put together a handy list (in no particular order) of must-try Japanese restaurants and eateries on the coast. Kanpai! more

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Social House at Voco reimagines hotel dining with burgers, ‘low teas', share bites and meaty delights
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Social House at Voco reimagines hotel dining with burgers, ‘low teas’, share bites and meaty delights

In late 2018, the Watermark Hotel in Surfers Paradise officially became known as Voco Gold Coast. The iconic building's sleek new brand and direction is now filtering through to its restaurant and bar offerings, with the hotel group recently lifting the lid on Social House (formerly known as Walrus) and the newly overhauled Social House Cafe on the ground level. Look, we get that a hotel is often not the first place you'll look to for Friday night burgers with the crew or your morning coffee and bacon-and-egg roll – so, consider this a gentle nudge to kick that stereotype to the curb. more

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Ida's Kitchen arrives on the northern end with kimchi waffles, decadent pastries and specialty coffee
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Ida’s Kitchen arrives on the northern end with kimchi waffles, decadent pastries and specialty coffee

Last week, the northern Gold Coast welcomed one of the most exciting new cafe additions it's seen in some time – Ida's Kitchen. In a period when a chunk of the city's new cafe, restaurant and bar arrivals are funnelling into the southern end, this sleek new daytime kitchen and coffee spot, tucked in along Olsen Avenue in Parkwood, has northern locals throwing their hands in the air. more

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Flock to it – local food truck Cycho's Buffalo Wings opens its first eatery in Southport
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Flock to it – local food truck Cycho’s Buffalo Wings opens its first eatery in Southport

When local food truck and market stall Cycho's Buffalo Wings first started in the game four years ago, its menu consisted of crisp, saucy wings in just three flavours. That's it. While it wasn't the biggest menu out there, local finger-licking wing fiends became hooked. Now, after four years of organic growth and tireless work in the wild world of mobile food, the owners of the wing-slinging food truck, Cyrus and Hanzel Platon, have opened their first bricks-and-mortar location in the heart of Southport. more

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The round-up: enjoy brain teasers and beers at these weekly Gold Coast trivia nights
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The round-up: enjoy brain teasers and beers at these weekly Gold Coast trivia nights

If you're on the hunt for some mid-week fun that's well within the budget, then try your hand at trivia. Whether you're keen to test your head over a hearty parmy and a schooner of the good stuff, or if Italian pizza and wine is more your style, then this handy list of Gold Coast trivia nights will be right up your brain-busting alley. Here's one to get your juices flowing – what was the name of the French monk who invented champagne? No Google allowed. more

Bars
New speakeasy bar Suga brings rums, cocktails and small-batch sips to Palm Beach
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New speakeasy bar Suga brings rums, cocktails and small-batch sips to Palm Beach

Following in the footsteps of whisk(e)y and gin, a rum revival is happening and the golden spirit is breaking free from its history as the drink of choice for scurvy-dodging sailors and pesky drunken pirates. Thanks to talented craft distillers across the globe, rum is cool again – and its return to the lips of avid sippers on the Gold Coast has been given a hefty kick with the under-the-radar opening of new speakeasy rum bar, Suga. more