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There’s always been something special about Mudgeeraba – a village feel that embraces locals as family. Typical of that spirit, Woodchoppers Inn, Mudgeeraba’s original restaurant and bar, has been family owned since 1995. A stayer in the local food scene, their recent change of menu direction has given the venue new interest. Built in 1906...
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You don’t have to travel far to enjoy a taste adventure. In fact, it’s possible to stay on the Gold Coast and journey via your tastebuds to the exotic Middle East, dining on the authentic cuisine of one of the oldest cultures in the world: Persia. Influenced by many surrounding countries through trade and migration,...
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Every so often something radically different comes along in the dining scene – an idea that, while generated from elsewhere, is given new life in our present-day culinary context. The Collective at Palm Beach is just that. A restaurant version of a food market, The Collective is a family business blending the complementary skills of...
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“Eat better, Drink happy.” Opened in 2005, Nonna’s is a good example of a family restaurant that gives the people what they want. Always popular, the recent renovation will make it even more so. As they’d done with House of Brews, the Kanaghines brothers embarked on a ‘discovery’ trip to the US to uncover food...
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Located on The Village Green at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Sanctuary Markets focuses on local and international food. Every Friday night the Village Green is filled with street food from Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, South Africa, Chile, India, Italy, Turkey and Greece. Fresh fruit and vegies are for sale in the spacious car park. Arts...
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UPDATE 2018: Easy Street Diner has new owners. To all those loyal Instagram followers out there who waited patiently: You asked for it and now you’ve got it! It’s time for Easy Street! Opening first as a street food market stall, Erin and Lucas Schranz developed a fan club of enthusiasts, continuing their support when...
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Joe Cocker’s death left a hole. It was another one of the legends gone; another jigsaw piece of my life experience which had fallen off the table. I’m not a ‘cult’ sort of person, but the legends of rock and roll hold significant meaning to me. Many of them are attached to life experiences and...
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A vision statement, total designer concept including furniture and styling, piped music… You may think we’re talking about a very expensive specialist medical centre or even a private school but no, welcome to The Wattle Hotel. Intrigued, we accepted the invitation to dine at The Wattle as guests. Recently purchased by the Redcape Property Group,...
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Dressed up for date night, coiffed, perfumed, accessorised. Should I pack my camera? It’s our fifth wedding anniversary and The Main Squeeze has managed to keep the venue a secret. “Be ready at 5pm,” was all he’d said. I cast my memory back to our first date. Dressed up, coiffed, perfumed and accessorised, I’d anticipated...