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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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American food has long been a favourite of Gold Coast diners. Talk burgers, fries and wings and you’ll get our attention. Sometimes we’ll even join a queue to taste a new brand. Opened in Manhattan, New York in 1965 by Alan Stillman, TGI Fridays was first marketed as a bar where single women could relax...
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Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar & Diner has opened under the 5-star Avani apartment tower in Broadbeach. Opened by the Good Time Group as part of their multi-venue precinct, Fat Freddy’s name is a giveaway for its intent. The venue, combining sports bar, diner and gaming in one, dubbed by owner Ben Walsh as ‘a clean...
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I have a secret messy delight. It’s a passion that I harbour with love, indulged in only now and again. But I love it. Wings. Buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce, to be exact. So, when I hear that Cycho’s has opened a permanent restaurant, I’m delighted, as well as intrigued. We love Cycho’s wings,...
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There’s a swell of new eateries opening up along the foreshore of Kirra Beach, St Helens being one of the first. From Seattle on the West Coast of the United States, Head Chef Jess Hayes, who co-owns the restaurant with husband Brendan, is fulfilling the dream they’ve shared since they met thirteen years ago: to...
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Fancy a night out with family and friends at a venue that has something for everyone: games the family can play, a casual dining venue with food that suits everyone, live sports screening and a bar with craft beers and wicked cocktails? Crafty’s Sports Bar, located at the main entrance to Harbour Town Eats, is...
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It had been bucketing rain during the night but Mel had been up since 3am baking the Turkish buns for our breakfast. She didn’t know the buns would be for us, but we’d decided the night before that we’d score an early brekkie at The [email protected] on the way to work. The [email protected] is not...
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Sunday Brunch has become the new meetup; a time to relax and enjoy an indulgent weekend with friends before launching into another working week. Where better to meet than at Bazaar in the QT, the retro-themed hotel famous for its award-winning interactive breakfast and dinners, now offering ‘The Bazaar Brunch’ every Sunday from 11am –...
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FROM THE ARCHIVES… Nothing breathes luxury quite like lobster and champagne. Well, maybe Monaco in spring, but we’re talking right here, right now! After sell-out pop-ups in Sydney and Melbourne, it’s the Gold Coast’s turn to welcome the Lobster Shack to the Gold Coast for three weeks only in January 2018. The popup is the...
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Sitting in front of me, resplendent in its calorific glory, is a huge chocolate milkshake topped with two lamingtons. Piled high with cream, a strawberry perched on top, it’s magnificent! Gasps escape from diners around me. Yet I feel nauseated. My internal dialogue has taken over: ‘It’s just fat and sugar. It may taste good,...