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Asian
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Backbone Bar & Kitchen

What do you do when your favourite bar is about to close? You buy it! That’s exactly what Dave Rane and Gavin White, new owners

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Behind the Plate
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Crème Brûlée Tart, Bam Bam

When you’re craving that sweet, but not too sweet treat mid-morning, head to Bam Bam Bakehouse for their Crème Brûlée tart, specially created by Head

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Atmosphere
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Espresso Moto

‘Moto’. Choose your meaning: ‘motorbike’, ‘motorcycle’, ‘motivated’, or ‘in motion’. In a way, the café is all of these. Espresso Moto was the brainchild of

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Breakfast
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Jack’s Coffee Roasters

When it comes to coffee worldwide, Australians demand the best. So, we’re pleased to see another specialty roaster pop up in our midst late in

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Feature articles
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Cooking with Fire

The lick of the flame, the coil of smoke… cooking with fire is elemental. In his book, Cooked, American author Michael Pollan wrote: “When we

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Behind the Plate
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Sustainable Seafood? Eat local

Seafood is a favourite food on the Australian diet, so it’s encouraging to see better labelling in retail outlets, easier access to information about seafood

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Burleigh Heads
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Belvedere Stonemill

The shores of Burleigh Heads are awash with masterchefs, our latest additions being husband and wife team Chef Fabio Rocco Ricciardo and his wife Federica

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Artspace
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Tamborine Mountain Distillery

There’s something about distilleries that reminds me of the saying ‘The stolen apple tastes the sweetest.’ Maybe it’s the hangover of a prohibition upbringing, or

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  • Mario's' 30th birthday. One of Gold Coast’s longest-standing restaurants, Mario’s Italian Restaurant, is turning 30 this month, marking the occasion with a huge family-style banquet on Thursday 29th August from 6pm at The Oasis. You’re invited to join in!
There will be long tables of twelve so diners can interact.
“It’s all about family and togetherness, while paying homage to family traditions,” says co-owner Marlon Pirie.
“The merrymaking begins with a hearty four-course Italian feast for $60 per person including pizza bread, a shared entrée platter, your choice of any main from the entire Mario’s menu and a delectable dessert selection.  We ask everyone to book and join us at our shared tables on Thursday 29th August!” said the Mario’s owners and management team.
Drink specials include Aperol Spritz, Italian wines and buckets of beer. Of course there will also be cake!
Here’s to another 30 great years, Mario’s! Call 07 5592 1899 to book.
  • There's nothing like handmade pasta, or seeing it made in front of you! We love the realness of Belvedere Stonemill in Burleigh who have the courage to do things the hard way. Fabio cooked for the Ferrari team. Federica is the pasta guru. Haven't been yet? You're missing out on #topitalianfood #burleighheads @belvedere_stone_mill Review on foodgoldcoast.com.au website.
  • Pla on the hill at Thai on the Hill, excellent company of family around the dinner table and a morning touring the new digs of @zarraffas_coffee with the extraordinary Kenton Campbell. Who could ask for more! #birthdaygirl #feelingspoiled #lovemyfamily❤️
  • Not just potatoes! We look back on our recent trip to Ireland and give you some great reasons why you should go there on a food journey. See the article on our website foodgoldcoast.com.au
  • Jack's Coffee Roasters lures us into spring sunshine with their clean fresh flavours. Bask in the sun's warmth, looking across water to Palazzo Versace as you enjoy a salmon and haloumi salad, pastrami Reuben bagel, cold-pressed juices or coffee with breakfast biscuit. It's a top spot to relax @jackscoffeeroasters @marinamirage #goldcoast
  • Red chicken curry $12 at Nahm Kitchen & Bar @theoasisbroadbeach - fresh, vibrant and just the right size for a lunch special, I feel warm from the inside out. Thai-riffic! @nahmkitchenandbar
  • Great coffee is one of the fundamentals of a successful cafe, but so are food and service. Using Allpress coffee and with Chef Rodney Anlezark (ex-Siguenos, Substance Espresso) in the kitchen, Espresso Moto's new menu is a cracker. Our favourites are Loaded Brekkie Quesadilla, Not Your Standard Melt - a posh Croque Monsieur, with roast potatoes and chimmichurri (yum!) and the most ramped up Avo Smash we've seen -You All Know Me AEP, where avo, edamame and peas are joined by beetroot hummus and chick pea bombs. These guys' menu is out of the park! @espressomoto
  • Thought for today... Eat well, my friends!
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