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Chopsticks at the ready – Tweed has scored a Asian-inspired bowl pop-up called Hightide
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Chopsticks at the ready – Tweed has scored a Asian-inspired bowl pop-up called Hightide

By day, Kennedys Coffee in Tweed Heads is a thriving caffeination station brimming with locals looking for a bite and a brew. For the next three weeks, the convivial neighbourhood noshery will keep the lights on at night while it hosts an Asian-inspired pop-up called Hightide. The pop-up is here for a good time not a long one, with only three weeks left to discover the drool-inducing delights. more

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The round-up: stock up on cheese and charcuterie at the Gold Coast's best delis
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The round-up: stock up on cheese and charcuterie at the Gold Coast’s best delis

If your fridge is often filled with random slabs of French cheese, you have a notable obsession with olives (mostly Sicilian), there are countless jars of miscellaneous pickled things in your possession and you believe that mortadella is the most underrated of all of the cured meats (it truly is) then not only do we like you a lot, we also think you'll take great joy in working your way through this list of the Gold Coast's best delis. more

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Honey Pepper Bar & Grill brings modern Australian cuisine to The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre
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Honey Pepper Bar & Grill brings modern Australian cuisine to The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre

It's generally bittersweet when we announce the opening of a new restaurant, as it usually means that something has closed. Thankfully, that's not the case for Honey Pepper Bar And Grill, which has assumed the upstairs corner at The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre. The space was formerly home to Mad Asian Kitchen And Bar, but before you go shedding any tears, it's not goodbye – the quirky Asian-fusion restaurant has moved to a smaller space next door, so it's win-win! more

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Experience the perfect union of tradition and modern Korean cuisine at ATTO in Chirn Park
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Experience the perfect union of tradition and modern Korean cuisine at ATTO in Chirn Park

While Korean barbecue (or KBBQ as it is also known) seems to be having a moment in foodie circles, Chirn Park's newest resident ATTO Korean Cuisine delivers a delightfully modern Korean dining experience. The unassuming new nosh spot quietly opened its doors late last year and has been building a cult following of folks who can't get enough of the venue's flavourful fare. Prawn burgers, the crispiest, stickiest Korean fried chicken and delicate sashimi are just some of the edible gifts that await at ATTO. Here's everything you need to know ... more

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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 perfectly 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

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Calling croissant connoisseurs – Palm Beach's Well Bread & Pastry has opened a second spot in Miami
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Calling croissant connoisseurs – Palm Beach’s Well Bread & Pastry has opened a second spot in Miami

If you reside in or around Miami and possess a penchant for artisan baked goods, go ahead and get excited – Palm Beach's powerhouse pastry slinger Well Bread & Pastry has opened a second outpost in your hood! Taking over the vacant space that was formerly home to Zaraffas's Coffee at Miami One Shopping Centre, the new nook is a handy outpost for coffee, croissants and, of course, crusty loaves of all kinds.  more

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Gather your pizza pals, Sogno Italiano opens a second outpost in Burleigh Waters
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Gather your pizza pals, Sogno Italiano opens a second outpost in Burleigh Waters

When Sogno Italiano opened its doors in Mermaid Waters almost two years ago, the response from the local pizza-loving populace was an immediate and resounding yes. Fast-forward a couple of years and tables in the suburban 55-seater are just as in demand as the day they opened, prompting owners and cousins Sushil and Prajwol Maharjan to scope a second spot just a pizza-toss from their original Mermaid Waters home. Get a glimpse of Sogno Italiano in Burleigh Waters ... more

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The round-up: delight your date this Valentine's Day with these romantic dining options
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The round-up: delight your date this Valentine’s Day with these romantic dining options

Whether you’re all loved up or you’re single and ready to mingle, Valentine’s Day is a day that should be celebrated with your nearest and dearest. Luckily for you, we've handpicked some of the most romantic events happening on the coast this February 14, so all you have to do is grab your sweetheart, best pal or partner in crime and get ready to celebrate love. Here are some of our top picks for playing cupid ... more


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The round-up: what’s open on Friday January 26
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The round-up: what’s open on Friday January 26

This Friday January 26 is a public holiday, which means it’s a short week for many. As much as we love a day out of the office, The Weekend Edition team would like to acknowledge the significance of this date for First Nations people and believe it is not a date to celebrate. However you choose to observe this day, there are a bunch of cafes, restaurants and bars keeping their doors open on Friday January 26. If you're keen to get out and support your local, here's a list of what's open ... more

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The round-up: seek out sashimi and sushi at these must-try Japanese restaurants on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: seek out sashimi and sushi at these must-try Japanese restaurants on the Gold Coast

From high-end dining spaces serving intricate sashimi dishes to bustling yakitori bars and hidden gems pumping out mouth-watering 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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The round up: best eats in Brunswick Heads
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The round up: best eats in Brunswick Heads

Where the river meets the sea – Brunswick Heads has the best of both worlds, so you don’t have to choose between spending your weekend on the beach or by the river, you can do both. With everything in one spot there’s no need to leave, and you won’t want to once you’ve tried these coastal town eats. more

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Brisbane's The Gambaro Group lifts the lid on two new Gold Coast dining spots
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Brisbane’s The Gambaro Group lifts the lid on two new Gold Coast dining spots

The Gambaro Group has long been synonymous with elevated epicurean experiences in Brisbane, boasting a portfolio of some of the city's most notable restaurants, including Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, Gambaro Hotel, the Black Hide Steakhouses and Italian restaurant Persone. Last year, the hospitality family announced it would be opening not one, but two new venues on the southern Gold Coast – Mediterranean restaurant Pipi's and casual noshery Awaken Cafe, both taking prime position atop Point Danger overlooking Rainbow Bay. Exciting new details have now been revealed about the coast's newest beachside dining spots, including the targeted opening date. Here's what we know ... more

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Sydney-born dumpling bar Smiling Dumplings & Noodles opens in Robina
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Sydney-born dumpling bar Smiling Dumplings & Noodles opens in Robina

Dumpling fans and noodle lovers, get those chopsticks ready – Sydney-born dumpling destination Smiling Dumplings & Noodles has landed on the Gold Coast. The colourful new dispensary of authentic Chinese delights has recently opened in Robina, and it's sizzling and steaming everything from xiao long bao (soup dumplings) to slurp-worthy bowls of Shanghai-style spicy noodles. more

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Coolangatta hotspot Franc Jrs is now slinging its famous pizzas in Nobby Beach
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Coolangatta hotspot Franc Jrs is now slinging its famous pizzas in Nobby Beach

Pizza connoisseurs travel from far and wide to Coolangatta's Franc Jrs to devour a slice (tray) of its famed deep-dish Detroit-style pizza. It's not uncommon to see a legion of locals happily forming a line along Griffith Street, mouths watering in anticipation as a seemingly endless flow of blistering-hot pizzas fly out of the oven and onto tables. Luckily, there's now more of the Franc Jrs goodness to go around, with owners Tony and Claudia Pattinson, alongside Carlos Lara and Jimmy Young, opening a second outpost in Nobby Beach.  more

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Perentie Brewing Co
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Brews and chews – Eagleby welcomes new $6-million brewery Perentie Brewing Co.

For a long time, the Eagleby stretch between Brisbane and the Gold Coast didn’t offer much that would inspire one to veer off the Pacific Motorway. That all changed in 2015 when Distillery Road Market arrived – heralding the beginning of a new food and entertainment precinct centred around community and connection. The most recent addition to the precinct has been unveiled and it’s no small feat – the $6-million, one-million-litre capacity lager brewery, Perentie Brewing Co. Lager lovers, this one's for you. more

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Balboa Italian and The Valley Estate have teamed up for a pop-up dining experience called L’Altro Restaurant
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Balboa Italian and The Valley Estate have teamed up for a pop-up dining experience called L’Altro Restaurant

While we love the comfort of our favourite dishes at longstanding eateries, sometimes it’s the experimental flavours of a pop-up that leave the most lasting memories. That's precisely what diners can expect to find at L’Altro Restaurant at The Valley Estate. The pop-up dining experience will see two powerhouse venues, Balboa Italian and The Valley Estate, team up for one unforgettable collaboration.  more