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Beneath our love of all things new, we are creatures of habit. It’s too easy to go back to places we love; places that have the vibe we love, reflecting a lifestyle we aspire to. In the spirit of sharing, we pay homage to some of our most popular brunch places, giving you an alternative...
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The little enclave of shops in Brooke Avenue, Chirn Park has become quite a foodie haven. With plenty of parking around, it’s a popular lunch spot, yet there’s been a sizeable turnover of cafes during the past couple of years.  The longest-running cafe there is Meraki Whole Food Kitchen, dating back to 2016. Meraki’s founding...
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The Gold Coast boasts a plethora of cafés, popular not only for their coffee but also for their fabulous food and atmosphere. But when you’re travelling with kids, the choices diminish. Sometimes you feel the need to don combat gear to even venture outside the house, let alone go dining! We set out to find...
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Boudoir Lounge’s Sunday degustation brunch provides a great opportunity to taste Lebanese-inspired cuisine, the food of restaurateur Harvey Gebara’s own homeland. Inspired to share a version of a traditional Middle Eastern breakfast banquet since he opened Boudoir, six months later, after a few rocky months for all of us, it was time for Boudoir to...
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Not every bottle tells a story, but in every bottle of Panezski’s vodka there are several stories. Owned and distilled by Paul and Vanesa Chapman, Panezski follows the Polish tradition of excellence, their vodka widely recognised as among the best in the world. Poland is home to the award-winning Belvedere rye vodka, the smooth vanilla-scented...
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Boudoir Lounge is the answer to a question. It’s a question that has intrigued and puzzled men since the beginning of time, a question whose story is told in one of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’, of a king who sends his knights on a quest to find out what women most want. Even today, it’s the...
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The best businesses are built on conviction and passion. They don’t just pay the bills, they fuel the heart. That’s how it is with Artisan Ferments, a business founded by Tom Pascal and his family. While completing his degree in food and nutrition science, Tom realised the importance of good bacteria for gut health. Putting...
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There was a time when Sunday nights meant fish and chips for dinner, the aroma of salty chips escaping from their butcher’s paper wrapping. With Good Friday fast approaching, here are some of the region’s ‘must try’ fish and chipperies, open for takeaway and/or delivery during COVID-19: The Inky Squid, Terranora Owned by ex-Taverna Head...
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From a working man’s dish in China to Japan in the 19th century, to being given ‘haute cuisine’ status in America by chef David Chang, ramen has journeyed along trade routes and survived world wars. Despite being a cultural ‘mish mash’, ramen is unrivalled in its ability to gain fans #noramennolife. Talk ramen and its...
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Where do foodies go to buy that special treat? We give you five places to buy the food of local and international artisan producers. Be warned: you’re likely to leave with your basket full! Ambarella Fine Foods, 1 Santa Maria Court, Burleigh Waters The concept of a market square with shops scattered around the edges...