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Coffee with conscience – Murwillumbah welcomes Old Quarter Coffee Merchants
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Coffee with conscience – Murwillumbah welcomes Old Quarter Coffee Merchants

Murwillumbah is a town on the rise. Surrounded by incredible natural beauty including World Heritage National Parks and rolling green hills, it's not at all surprising that more and more people are gazing upon the area with a newfound appreciation. Punctuated by hobby farms and banana plantations, Murwillumbah is attracting a new demographic that has spurred some exciting new hospitality ventures in recent years including Bistro LIVI, Tweed River House and Keith, to name just a few. Joining the line up is Ballina-born Old Quarter Coffee Merchants, which recently opened a quaint sip spot on the corner of Murwillumbah Street. Part social enterprise, part specialty roaster, this is not your average bean slinger.  more

New Australian beer company making great strides
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New Australian beer company making great strides

Launched in November last year, Stryda Brewing Co is making waves in pursuit of its goal to become a beloved Australian beer, hoping to one day be the classic choice of cold one to crack open with your mates. With its easy-drinking, budget-friendly brews the brand is hoping to cater to the taste of younger drinkers whom market trends show are steering away from traditional beers. more

The Grocer
Sip it and sniff it with this limited-edition cocktail inspired by a best-selling perfume
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Sip it and sniff it with this limited-edition cocktail inspired by a best-selling perfume

Perfume. It smells so good but it tastes so bad. Until now? Melbourne-based cocktail connoisseurs, The Everleigh Bottling Co. have teamed up with Fitzroy perfumers flâner to create a limited edition cocktail inspired by flâner’s best selling fragrance Vive le Fleur – itself inspired by Paris Springtime in the 1920s, also known as “Années folles” or “the crazy years”. The corresponding cocktail Left Bank seeks to bottle the partying, excess, flourishing art and bohemian lifestyles of the period. Sounds tasty? Read on to find out more… more

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Miami Fish Market debuts a hot-food menu featuring fish and chips, caviar-topped potato scallops and Patagonian toothfish
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Miami Fish Market debuts a hot-food menu featuring fish and chips, caviar-topped potato scallops and Patagonian toothfish

Fish and chips is a culinary staple for many households, but what do you really know about the origin of the seafood? It was this very question that compelled Paul and Fallon Gloftis, the husband-and-wife duo behind Miami Fish Market, to create a brand-new hot-food menu. They've spent the last three years establishing a network to source arguably the best seafood from around Australia and New Zealand, and now, you can enjoy the likes of Patagonian toothfish at a picnic table with a side of chips and sunshine. It's fish and chips, but not as you know it ... more


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Ditch the city for a paddock-to-plate paradise this Scenic Rim Eat Local Month
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Ditch the city for a paddock-to-plate paradise this Scenic Rim Eat Local Month

If you've been looking for an excuse to escape the city for a little getaway to the Scenic Rim, look no further. The region's annual celebration of producers, growers and flavour makers – Scenic Rim Eat Local Month – is back with a mammoth program of long lunches, leisurely farm tours, family-friendly events and must-attend festivals. If you've got a few spare weekends between June 1–30, the Scenic Rim Eat Local Month program has a bevy of events that will be well worth a road trip. more

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Tweed's Worst Burgers gets a new lease on life as Riverland Kitchen
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Tweed’s Worst Burgers gets a new lease on life as Riverland Kitchen

Here at The Weekend Edition, we aren't in the business of negative press, so let it be known that it's not us appointing the title of Tweed Heads' 'Worst Burgers' – it was the name of the venue that formerly resided in the corner spot along Kennedy Drive. The creek-fronting eatery has been given a new lease on life (and a new name) with a fresh ownership team, including a hatted chef, as well as a people-pleasing menu that champions local produce. Take a peek ... more

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Nonnas eat free! Dessert dispensary Yo-Chi celebrates new Pistachio Papi collab with Share The Chi day
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Nonnas eat free! Dessert dispensary Yo-Chi celebrates new Pistachio Papi collab with Share The Chi day

You’ll soon be able to find the nutty nectar of cult-favourite brand Pistachio Papi at a Yo-Chi near you. The green, godly spread has joined forces with the Melbourne-born frozen-yoghurt spot – letting you add the decadence of 100% Italian pistachios to your next swirl. To celebrate, Pistachio Papi has decided to pay homage to the queens of the sweet treat by giving away free Yo-Chi to nonnas everywhere. more

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George's Deli brings towering toasties, purple doughnuts and Filipino flavours to Kingscliff's Marine Parade
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George’s Deli brings towering toasties, purple doughnuts and Filipino flavours to Kingscliff’s Marine Parade

We love a good fusion. Chilli and margaritas? Genius. Mexican-flavoured pizza? Yes please. The beachside suburb of Kingscliff has welcomed a new kind of fusion that weaves together Filipino flavours with American-style toasties and doughnuts. It's called George's Deli and it's sprung to life along Marine Parade. Here's everything you need to know about the bright-orange newcomer ... more

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Say hello to holiday mode with tasty sips for your pre-flight pleasure at Gold Coast Airport
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Say hello to holiday mode with tasty sips for your pre-flight pleasure at Gold Coast Airport

If you ask us, your holiday begins as soon as you get to the airport, go through security and enter that illustrious limbo where a feeling of calm floats over. Time is irrelevant and ordinary rules (such as a wine after midday) are thrown out the window. With Gold Coast Airport’s multimillion-dollar transformation, jetsetters can embrace this time between check-in and take-off by indulging in the new bars and restaurants. We’ve rounded up all of the new spots where you can wine and dine before you fly. more

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The round-up: what's open Anzac Day, Thursday April 25
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The round-up: what’s open Anzac Day, Thursday April 25

This Thursday April 25 is Anzac Day, which means we have another public holiday heading our way – hooray! For those on the hunt for a strong coffee (perhaps to help them wake up for a dawn service), breakfast with the family or a spot of lunch with the crew, then we've got your back – here are a bunch of places on the Gold Coast that are open on Thursday April 25 for Anzac Day 2024. more

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Liquid Death debuts in Australia, promising to straight up “murder your thirst”
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Liquid Death debuts in Australia, promising to straight up “murder your thirst”

Catching a glimpse of one of Liquid Death’s cans from the corner of your eye while browsing, you’d be forgiven for thinking the rad tallboys contained some kind of trendy alcoholic beverage or perhaps one of those energy drinks with near-fatal caffeine content. Instead you’ll find inside clear spring waters, possibly gently sparking and lightly sweetened with agave nectar. Upon this bait-and-switch Liquid Death has built its brand to incredible heights of popularity. And now, it's available Down Under. more

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Doughed brings New York-style cookies, doughnuts and focaccia sandwiches to Hope Island
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Doughed brings New York-style cookies, doughnuts and focaccia sandwiches to Hope Island

When it's not uncommon to be greeted by a line out the door, it's pretty clear you are doing something very right. Doughed at Hope Island has arrived on the northern foodie scene with a bang, dropping some seriously drool-inducing doughnuts, craving-curing cookies and some damn tasty focaccia sandwiches. The concept is about bringing together a holy trinity of food-related hankerings into one convenient outpost with the added bonus of coffee and matcha. Here's everything you need to know ... more

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Sip gin cocktails and shape a bonsai tree at The Collective's Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
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Sip gin cocktails and shape a bonsai tree at The Collective’s Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

As we here in the southern hemisphere are bracing ourselves for the colder months, those on the north side are basking in spring. One of the most extraordinary places to witness the changing of the seasons is Japan, where from March to May the country is awash with pink and white as cherry blossoms bloom. If you haven’t made any future travel plans to Japan, The Collective in Palm Beach might just be the next best thing. more