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There’s never been a better time to explore our local region than the present. With restrictions lifting and the weather simply gorgeous, why not step out and enjoy Flavours of Ipswich, a food festival held from April 7-24, 2021. During this time, some of Ipswich’s favourite restaurants are offering fixed price lunches and dinners aimed...
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‘There is no success without hardship’, the Greek playwright Sophocles once said, and for HolyJala’s owner, Andrea Muhlemann, that is certainly the case. Having migrated from Barcelona to Australia five years ago to gain a Master’s in Marketing and Business, Andrea worked in hospitality saving money to open her own business. All was going well...
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Sometimes you visit a country that you feel could be your second home. You feel a pull of the heart when you leave, intertwined with the knowledge that you will soon return. That’s how Kristal Smith feels about Mexico. Having spent a great deal of time there over the past 12-13 years, Kristal is fascinated...
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Pacific Fair is well on the way to creating an ‘eat or shop’ dilemma. As part of a $670 million redevelopment, high end fashion shops with huge investment fit outs have been opening along the boulevard attracting international shoppers and lots of onlookers. The centre is also well on the way to establishing itself as...
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Mexican cuisine has long been a favourite of beachside dwellers, and La Diosa Mexicana gives us some of the best. Bowing down to the goddess of all things Mexican, La Diosa pays homage to vibrant, fresh Mexican food: small bites to party on, tacos for a quick lunch, margaritas to lead into the weekend and...
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We don’t always have to travel to learn about world food. It’s also right here in our own backyard. With diners chasing fast, healthy ‘wholefood’ meals, breakfast is the new ‘meet up’, so why not inject a little adventure into the mix. Here are some of our favourite breakfasts which have more than a twist...
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“How come we’ve never been here before?” We shake our heads as we walk away from La Barrita, impressed. Nestled in between Fins and Bombay Cricketers Club in Salt Village, La Barrita opened in December 2017, slipping quietly onto the tail end of the ‘Mexican wave’ of coastal openings. While the opening of some restaurants...
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Street food is taking the Gold Coast by storm, not just in markets, on the street fronts and parks via food truck presence, but even in restaurants, street foods are popping up along the coast. There’s a blurring of the line between street food and high-end cuisine, with diners showing a preference for casual fare...
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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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UPDATE November 2018: Goodness Gracias has new owners. There were times over the last few years when I thought we might have got drowned in the ‘Mexican wave’, carried away on a tidal wave of sloppy burritos, corn chips (or worse still, fries) smothered in cheesy sauce and refried beans with a dash of chilli....