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If you think you’re riding the first wave of gin popularity, then think again. Gin has a centuries old history and at least as many stories as most other spirits. We’ve gathered at Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach for a special Juniper June Gin Luncheon to learn a bit more about gin from Australia’s most awarded gin...
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In the past ten years or so, Australian cuisine has embraced Asian flavours and endeavoured to make them our own. Lots of recent new restaurant openings boast Asian-inspired dishes, each one with their own palate of flavours, none more unique than Ally Chow. Inspired by the depth and breadth of Asian cuisine, Ally Chow’s owner-chef...
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The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa has always been the timeless ‘grande dame’ of Gold Coast hotels. Following her $35 million rejuvenation in 2020, she is the first Australian hotel to enter an exclusive club, the Marriott International’s flagship JW Marriott brand. Complete with a new name, the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort &...
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It’s one thing to open a café in a ‘tried and true’ area, another completely to step outside the box and bring new life to a relatively untouched suburb. Hospitality veteran Kate Bennett has never trodden the well-worn pathway. From pubs and bars to cafés, Kate and her husband Graham have taken on challenges and...
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We have chefs we love, and Chef Yusuke Ito is one of them. You have probably eaten Chef Yusuke’s food before. Chances are, though, that unless you’d been paying close attention, you may not have known that Yusuke had cooked the food on your plate. Quiet and unassuming, as are many Japanese chefs, Yusuke worked...
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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’s nothing like a great local café, exactly what we find when we visit Three Beans in Elanora. Opened late in 2020, Three Beans is tucked away in suburbia in the very village-like 19th Avenue Shopping Centre. There it has a bright and airy corner position, the perfect welcoming space for any local to stop...
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When we think of a getaway on the Sunshine Coast, there are many attractions in the region worth searching out. From the gleaming sands of Fraser Island to the bountiful Mary Valley and the rolling hills of Maleny and Montville, there’s a diversity of beauty, history and cultural activity happening all over the Sunshine Coast,...
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One day, if I’m lucky, there may be a place named after me…  A place just like Ms Margot’s, the bar and eatery at The Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences. The name of this eatery means a lot. It’s not named after one of the owners, as you might expect, but after a loyal...
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A year after the opening of the sister venue to Noosa’s award-winning Miss Moneypenny’s under the Avani apartment tower in Broadbeach, The Good Time Group welcomed renowned restaurateur Adam Dundas-Taylor as Executive Chef for the $8 million mini dining precinct, which also includes Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar and Diner and The Rimini Room, an exclusive...