Food News
The round-up: here's a slice-by-slice guide to the Gold Coast's best pizza
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The round-up: here’s a slice-by-slice guide to the Gold Coast’s best pizza

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's subjective – though, we've put together a tasty list of the best spots for pizza on the Gold Coast that we reckon are well worth a visit. more

Markets
The round-up: these Gold Coast food, fashion and craft markets are open for socially distanced shopping
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The round-up: these Gold Coast food, fashion and craft markets are open for socially distanced shopping

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 street eats and fashion pop-ups. Though, with current restrictions in place due to the global pandemic, many markets have been put on pause. So, we've put together a handy list of local markets that are still operating – and there are even a few that are making a triumphant return! more

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Gird your loins – cult-favourite US hard seltzer White Claw is coming to Aus
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Gird your loins – cult-favourite US hard seltzer White Claw is coming to Aus

In a time when pubs remain closed across the country and shindigs are limited to a small amount of mates, a boozy beacon of light has shone down upon us in the form of some exciting news – cult-favourite tipple White Claw is making its way to our shores. To make matters even more exciting, we're set to get our first taste of the spiked seltzer in just a few months, right in time for summer. more

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The round-up: follow your nose to the Gold Coast's best bakeries and patisseries
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The round-up: follow your nose to the Gold Coast’s best bakeries and patisseries

Is there anything better than the aroma of freshly baked bread? Or biting into a flaky croissant? Nope. Nothing comes close. That moment when you walk into a bakery or patisserie is like a warm hug – and it's not uncommon to go a little weak at the knees. If, like us, you love nothing more than schmearing salted butter on a piece of fresh sourdough, have a slightly unhealthy obsession with sausage rolls and consider cream-filled choux bombs a breakfast staple (they are), then you'll take great pleasure in working through this list of must-try bakeries and patisseries on the Gold Coast.  more

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Next-level dining at your place – The Star launches its new restaurant-to-home concept
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Next-level dining at your place – The Star launches its new restaurant-to-home concept

We all know that dining out is different now. The hospitality landscape has changed, and everyone – venues as well as patrons – have had to change and adapt with it. Over at The Star Gold Coast, all restaurants have remained closed to diners, though an innovative shift in its operations has resulted in an exciting new concept dubbed 'Table for 2' – a restaurant-at-home experience allowing locals to bring the tastes of The Star into their own abodes. Keen for miso-glazed toothfish and a Japanese margarita at your place? more

The Grocer
Enjoy healthy household staples delivered to your door thanks to Part&Parcel
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Enjoy healthy household staples delivered to your door thanks to Part&Parcel

If you're the kind of person who gives a damn what's in the food you eat and often find yourself lost in a vortex of reading and cross-referencing food labels and ingredients, you need Part&Parcel in your life. Part&Parcel is an online health food store that exists to free you from the burden of having to decipher misleading and complex labels and deliver a tightly curated selection of healthy household staples to your door. more


The Grocer
From the farm to the coast – Scenic Rim Farm Box brings the best local produce to your door
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From the farm to the coast – Scenic Rim Farm Box brings the best local produce to your door

While the picturesque paradise that is the Scenic Rim lies just a short drive from the Gold Coast – right now, it all seems so far away. If you (and your taste buds) have missed escaping from reality and hitting the road to explore the region's renowned local flavours, friendly farms, wineries and boutique breweries, there's now a way to enjoy all of the best bits and bites without leaving your home. A group of local producers, supported by the Scenic Rim Regional Council, have recently launched Scenic Rim Farm Boxes – a new food-delivery service that brings the best farm-fresh produce straight to your door. more

Recipes
Celebrate the Paniyiri Greek Festival at home with this sweet honey puffs recipe
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Celebrate the Paniyiri Greek Festival at home with this sweet honey puffs recipe

In 1976 a group of passionate Greek Australians sought to share their storied cultural traditions with the people of Brisbane. Four decades later and Paniyiri Greek Festival has grown to become Queensland’s signature celebration of all things Greek and the state’s largest cultural festival. As far as success stories go, this one is pretty amazing. Following the cancellation of this year's festival due to strict social-distancing restrictions, the fine folks behind Paniyiri Greek Festival decided to move their celebrations online this Sunday May 24. To help you experience one of the most colourful and flavoursome cultures at home, the've also shared their mouth-watering honey puffs (loukoumades) recipe. These sweet balls of goodness are a traditional Greek dessert that somewhat resembles the golden crispy-meets-fluffy texture of a doughnut. Once fried to perfection, the puffs are… more

The Grocer
Sip organic and minimal-intervention grape juice from LOC Bottle Shop online
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Sip organic and minimal-intervention grape juice from LOC Bottle Shop online

One of the (many) great joys of eating out at a fancy restaurant is perusing the venue's thoughtfully curated wine list for unique and interesting tipples. You know the kind – the ones that you definitely won't remember the name of and aren't readily available at your local bottle shop. With all of the current restrictions on dining in place, we've been missing the thrill of unearthing that perfect, elusive drop that makes our tastebuds tingle. If you've been staring vacantly at the same old varietals on the shelf, say hello to LOC Bottle Shop online and sip better. more

Recipes
Five hearty pasta recipes to warm your bones and soothe your soul
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Five hearty pasta recipes to warm your bones and soothe your soul

Sure, having a fit rig to strut the sand with post-iso is great and all, but what good will abs do when the mercury plummets? This year we’re advocating for the quarantine bod – that extra bit of cushion that keeps you warm when conditions outside become abominable. Pasta is comfort food – through and through – and there’s no dish we’d rather eat for dinner when rugged up and cosy at home. If you’re keen to jump on the quarantine bod movement, try these five warming recipes that will make your iso experience like the food equivalent of a big, warm hug. more

Bars
Brewing soon – state-of-the-art brewhouse Bobs Beer to bring frothies, eats and good times to Surfers Paradise
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Brewing soon – state-of-the-art brewhouse Bobs Beer to bring frothies, eats and good times to Surfers Paradise

While the Gold Coast has remained at somewhat of a standstill, works have been slowly but surely progressing on a new state-of-the-art brewhouse in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Bobs Beer (stands for 'best of beer') is a new brewery, taproom and restaurant, which – if the city transitions to post-pandemic times as planned – is set to come to life in late 2020. more

Recipes
In crust we trust – five easy pie recipes perfect for winter baking
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In crust we trust – five easy pie recipes perfect for winter baking

Whatever genius invented the pie deserves to be showered with eternal praise – seriously. Close your eyes and conjure the mental image of a flaky and buttery exterior encasing the mouth-watering ingredients within. It’s enough to have us levitating with serene joy and the aroma of a pie fresh out of the oven is like an intoxicating perfume. Sorry, were we drooling? Forget about that. Pie is what we are here to discuss and with the winter months approaching (and most of us locked inside with plenty of time on our hands) there’s no better time to have a crack at making one. What’s your flavour? Do you prefer sweet or savoury? No matter your preference, we’ve rounded up five easy pie recipes here for you to try. more

Food News
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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Cook with the pros – let Jamie Oliver and his mini-me kids teach you some easy at-home recipes
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Cook with the pros – let Jamie Oliver and his mini-me kids teach you some easy at-home recipes

If we've learnt anything from this isolation period, it’s that one of our main hobbies is eating out – and boy, do we miss it. But with our favourite restaurants closed for dine-in (don't worry, that's changing very soon) and more time spent at home, a lot of us delved into a new hobby – quarantine cooking. To help us channel our inner Masterchef, everyone's favourite Naked Chef and cookbook hawker, Jamie Oliver – along with his extremely cute clan of little ones – is sharing dozens of easy-to-make delicious recipes from his home during the lockdown. 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

Coffee
The round-up: where to get local specialty coffee beans for at-home sipping
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The round-up: where to get local specialty coffee beans for at-home sipping

The world is pretty crazy right now but there are a few things keeping us sane – one of them (okay, the main one) is coffee. While it's still a nice treat to grab a cup of joe to-go, it's also the perfect time to master the art of a quality coffee at home. Whether it's a smooth pour-over, a creamy latte or somewhere in between – it all starts with a good quality bean. We've rounded up a few local roasters and suppliers who can hook you up with everything you need to get pouring. more