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It was the smile that first got us in. The young couple gave customers such a warm welcome that of course we had to buy their food, even though it looked different: arepas, the crunchy pocket bread stuffed with filling that’s the most common food of Venezuela and Colombia. We tried arepas and loved them...
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Every tribe has its favourite places, and nowhere is that more evident than at Morena Espresso. ‘Morena’, meaning ‘brunette’ in Spanish and ‘good morning’ in Maori reflects the Latin-Kiwi heritage of its owners Bel Pesantes and Stefan Bradley. Situated on an ‘awkward’ corner of the Gold Coast Highway in Mermaid Beach, you could almost miss...
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There’s nothing like the delicious aroma of roasting meat! Brazilian Flame is a tribute to all things Brazilian (well, almost)! Sporting the country’s flag in its brightly coloured tables and chairs, honouring its most famous footballer, Pele, (who the restaurant’s owner Richard had the pleasure of meeting), the ‘all-you-can-eat’ churrascaria experience Brazilian Flame is a...
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We might find it difficult to name a food that dates back 3,000 years in our culture, however that’s not so for the owners of Fiery Deli. Arepas, the flat round pockets of maize meal that form a core menu item in the Venezuelan-born Perez family’s Robina restaurant, date back to the first use of...