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Feel-good drinkables – New Zealand-born RTD Part Time Rangers launches in Australia
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Feel-good drinkables – New Zealand-born RTD Part Time Rangers launches in Australia

Saving wildlife whilst you sip might sound like a, for lack of a better word, wild concept. But that's exactly what you can do if you get your mitts on a can of Part Time Rangers, a Kiwi-born RTD brand that has recently crossed the Tasman Sea and landed on our shores. A portion from every sale of these canned quaffs supports wildlife conservation, helping to save endangered animal species like elephants and rhinos. Now, that's something to cheers to. more

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Sip coffee, eat B&E rolls and be grateful at Burleigh's new eatery Magnolia Lane
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Sip coffee, eat B&E rolls and be grateful at Burleigh’s new eatery Magnolia Lane

Eagle-eyed travellers along the Gold Coast Highway may have spied a fresh lick of paint and some pretty new breeze blocks framing the high-profile site cornering First Avenue in Burleigh Heads. That, friends, is Magnolia Lane and it's here to inject a hearty dose of caffeine and gratitude into your day. The casual new eatery opened its doors just prior to the Gold Coast's recent week-long lockdown but is now open to sit-down patrons. more

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We like candy – FUNDAY Natural Sweets packs a punch without the sugar rush
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We like candy – FUNDAY Natural Sweets packs a punch without the sugar rush

As much as we are sweet tooths here at The Weekend Edition, whenever there is an opportunity to lower our sugar intake without compromising on taste, we'll take it. However, sugar-free sweets that don't skimp on flavour are hard to come by – until now. FUNDAY Natural Sweets is the new natural confectionery on the block, and is better for you than snacking on a supermarket alternative that may leave you with a funny tummy. more

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Cure your craving for crustaceans at the Gold Coast's newest seafood supplier, Miami Fish Market
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Cure your craving for crustaceans at the Gold Coast’s newest seafood supplier, Miami Fish Market

The Gold Coast's seafood scene has well and truly levelled up with the opening of brand-new superlative supplier Miami Fish Market. Transforming a former factory into an underwater wonderland, this upmarket retail space will satisfy your penchant for prawns, lust for lobster and cravings for crustaceans. Miami Fish Market's incredible range of responsibly sourced seafood from Australia and New Zealand (as well as some show-stopping selections from abroad) will have you salivating in seconds. Let's dive in ... more

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The round-up: where to find the best bánh mì on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: where to find the best bánh mì on the Gold Coast

Banh mi, oh how we love thee. These French-influenced Vietnamese baguettes, which foodies have been swooning over for some time now, are jammed with flavour and texture. For the uninitiated, banh mi rolls feature a few delicious elements – a soft-yet-slightly-crunchy baguette that is lathered with mayonnaise and French pate, then (traditionally) filled with crispy pork, crunchy pickled vegetables, sprigs of coriander and a sprinkle of fresh chilli. Whether you're a banh mi muncher from way back or you're just getting on the bandwagon (welcome, friend), then let us enlighten you with some top spots to find delicious banh mi rolls on the Gold Coast. more

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It's back! Oracle Boulevard's Dial + Drive-Thru is letting you take your favourites home
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It’s back! Oracle Boulevard’s Dial + Drive-Thru is letting you take your favourites home

Luckily for us Gold Coast folk, a fair portion of the restaurants and cafes that make up the city's hospitality scene are quick to act in a lockdown, bringing us our favourite bites as takeaway delights to be enjoyed at home. To make these strange times a little easier to navigate for local diners, Oracle Boulevard in Broadbeach brought back its much-loved Dial + Drive-Thru concept for venues in the precinct. Fancy 12-hour slow-roasted lamb shoulder or twice-cooked pork belly tonight? It's easier than you think. more

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Stick a fork into a stack of souffle pancakes at Palm Beach's Raijin
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Stick a fork into a stack of souffle pancakes at Palm Beach’s Raijin

You've probably heard the expression 'as flat as a pancake', which makes sense based on our current understanding of pancakes being, well, flat. Raijin in Palm Beach is here to flip this notion on its head with its ridiculously fluffy and puffy souffle pancakes. The pillowy soft spheres are made-to-order and take a minimum of 20 minutes to make – so settle in, order a coffee and prepare your tastebuds for a treat. more


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In carbs we crust – five garlic bread recipes inspired by the world’s most beloved loaf
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In carbs we crust – five garlic bread recipes inspired by the world’s most beloved loaf

We don’t mean to exaggerate, but here at The Weekend Edition, we would lay down our lives for garlic bread*. It’s more than a side dish or a mop for the bolognese that gets left behind in the bottom of the bowl – it’s the glue that holds society together. From those who need a little more pep with their pizza order through to the staunch vegetarians with little else to eat at a party, the Golden Loaf is the one thing that will blow up the skirt of even the fussiest eater. It unites gourmands and bogans alike with its crunch, softness and flavour profile – garlic bread knows not of the perils of a class divide. Anyway, you didn’t come here for an essay on garlic bread – you came here to find ways to get a bit jazzy with it, so let’s dive in! Behold, our five favourite ways to level up your GB experience. more

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Australia’s top roasters come together at new online marketplace ’Feind Coffee
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Australia’s top roasters come together at new online marketplace ’Feind Coffee

We hope that we speak for the majority of our readership when we say coffee is no longer a luxury, but rather, a necessity. But that doesn't mean our daily dose of caffeine can't be luxurious – quite the opposite, in fact. There is no need to settle for ordinary coffee when Australia is home to some of the finest coffee roasters in the world. Thankfully, a certain team of coffee enthusiasts share our same passion for the holy java bean and have created a website where a roster of top-notch homegrown roasters have come to congregate. Say hello to ’Feind Coffee, a new online boutique full to the brim with coffee worth pouring over – from specialty instant varieties and perky pods to incredibly rare filters and enlivening espressos. more

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Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has teamed up with Grill'd to create a range of plant-based burgers
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Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has teamed up with Grill’d to create a range of plant-based burgers

For those not overly familiar, Heston Blumenthal is an English culinary whiz famed for his creative style of cookery. Curious gastronomers travel far and wide to get a taste of Heston's flavourful fare but with travelling no longer an option, inquisitive feasters have been forced to follow the age-old rule of 'look, but don't touch'. Until now, that is. Starting this week, you can get a taste of Heston's delicious creations without the pricey plane ticket as the burger-loving brainiacs at Grill'd have teamed up with the celebrity chef to create a lip-smacking line-up of plant-based burgers. more

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Hospo heroes – the Gold Coast venues offering takeaway in the current lockdown
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Hospo heroes – the Gold Coast venues offering takeaway in the current lockdown

Well, there we go, folks. Queensland’s three-day snap lockdown has been extended until at least 4:00 pm on Sunday August 8 – that means we’ve got a whole lot more time spent indoors on the cards. While we bide our time and wait for eventual freedom, spare a thought for the cafes, bars and restaurants doing it tough. If you’ve got a bit of cash to splash, consider getting a takeaway treat from your favourite local eatery! Whether you’re craving a coffee, have a hankering for a greasy burger or you’re just down to support your local, keep reading to find out how and where you can score some of the Gold Coast's best takeaway bites and beverages during lockdown. more

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In a Biskit may be coming back so 2021 is saved, y'all
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In a Biskit may be coming back so 2021 is saved, y’all

We won't lie – we find ourselves reminiscing about ghosts of snacks past quite often. A few of our personal favourite discontinued delicacies include Bisc&, caramel Paddle Pops, Starburst jelly beans and of course, the long-gone-but-not-forgotten In A Biskit crackers. In serendipitous circumstances, we've recently received a top-secret tip that In A Biskit – a true legend of the savoury snacking world – is speculated to be returning to supermarket shelves soon. It’s truly a 2021 miracle! more

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Winter just got a whole lot warmer with City Winery's DIY mulled-wine kit
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Winter just got a whole lot warmer with City Winery’s DIY mulled-wine kit

When the temps are low and you're keen for a tipple, nothing tastes better than a soul-warming glass of mulled wine. This delicious drink may conjure up memories of Christmas markets afar, where it's usually referred to as glühwein and is a festive favourite when the snow begins to fall. Well friends, no need for the expensive plane ticket (not that we can travel there, anyway!) as this delightful sip is closer to home than you may think, as beloved Brisbane drop dispensary City Winery is once again doling out its DIY mulled-wine kits! more

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The Drop with Olivia Evans – a guide to winter wine pairing for dinner parties at home
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The Drop with Olivia Evans – a guide to winter wine pairing for dinner parties at home

I’ve just lit the last candle on the dinner table, the final mood-setting touch set amongst the array of plates, glasses, wine vessels, cutlery-topped napkins and a flower from the garden. My guests will be here at any minute and my giddy hands are fluttering on details that I’m unsure whether they are for my own pleasure or for theirs, both I hope! A winter dinner party – quite possibly my favourite social occasion, my way of saying “I love you, let’s drink wine together”, all while we share food from a dish that permeates warmth from the centre of the table, revelling in the brief window of cold nights in Brisbane. Just as I pull the cork on the first bottle, there is a knock at the door. Perfect timing … more

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For the love of oat milk – you need to try Alt Coffee
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For the love of oat milk – you need to try Alt Coffee

No matter your personal preferences, it's undeniable that dairy milk alternatives for a morning brew are becoming more prevalent. Whether you're partial to macadamia, can't go past oat milk or you've got a soft spot for soy, there's one issue – generally, coffee has been roasted with dairy milk envisioned as its eventual partner. Well, caffeine lovers, you're in luck – the legends at Uki's Bastion Lane Espresso have delivered a solution to the milk dilemma – Alt Coffee , which has been purposely created with milk alternatives in mind. more

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Well Bread & Pastry brings French patisserie vibes to Palm Beach
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Well Bread & Pastry brings French patisserie vibes to Palm Beach

When it comes to bread and baked goods in general, not all are created equal. Whilst some can leave you feeling sluggish, others utilise a slow fermentation over 18 to 36 hours using a base of live cultures – the end result is easy-to-digest bread that is jam-packed full of nutrients and beneficial microbes for your gut. Sitting firmly at the latter end of the bread spectrum is Palm Beach's newest (and prettiest) bakehouse Well Bread & Pastry. The French-style artisan bakery is ideally positioned within the Pavilions precinct and specialises in sensational sourdough, pastries, pies and perfectly brewed coffee. more

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Relish taste sensations with help from condiment company Sidepiece
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Relish taste sensations with help from condiment company Sidepiece

When it comes to perfecting a dish, condiments are crucially important. Be it a simple sandwich or salad, fiery spices, fruit-infused relishes and zesty dressings can take an ordinary meal to extraordinary levels. West End condiment company Sidepiece knows this to be true, and its small-batch fermented hot sauces, relishes and other condiments made from local produce and native bush foods are living proof that we all need to spice up our lives a little. more

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The round-up: the Gold Coast’s best all-day breakfast
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The round-up: the Gold Coast’s best all-day breakfast

While it’s all well and good to have ambitions of getting up super early, hitting the gym and enjoying your post-workout green smoothie before the majority of people even stir from their slumber, the reality is often somewhat different and you actually emerge sometime around midday in search of a strong coffee and bacon. If you find yourself in the latter situation, here's a handy list of places that do a seriously delicious all-day breakfast on the Gold Coast. more