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If you’re a lover of Mexican food, you may be surprised to know that for over 25 years the Gold Coast has been home to Queensland’s only Australian owned manufacturer of corn and flour tortillas, Diego’s Authentic Foods. Established in 1995 by Deann and Colin Thomson, this family-owned business began in Miami, later moving into...
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Markeri Food is a happening place. With its accent on modern international food, Yuen’s is the cornerstone, The Journal Café and Pastry the morning greeting to patrons. They return to the centre for amazing Japanese food at Project Tokyo, cutting edge Asian fusion dishes at Lucky Bao, the best vegan yum cha on the coast...
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While Tasmania’s rugged beauty is one of the island state’s attractions for tourists, there’s no denying the pull of its cuisine. Tasmania, with its clean air, rich soil and abundant rainfall grows some of the best food in the world: fresh seafood, gourmet meat and fruit and vegetables packed with flavour. Tasmania is home to...
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If there’s ever a place to shake up our perception of Surfers Paradise as the Glitter Strip, it’s Bobs, AKA Best of Beers. A family-run business, Bobs was opened by Melbourne cousins Karambir Khanijou and Dhi Vig together with their friend, experienced brewer Ryan Fullerton (ex-Victoria’s Red Duck, Bad Shepherd and Clifton Hill breweries). It’s...
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A trip to Queensland’s Granite Belt is one of our favourite car journeys. While it’s not possible to visit every one of the 50 or so wineries in a long weekend, following the Vine and Shine Trail we plot out three days of indulgence visiting vineyards and artisan food producers stretched across the region. To...
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Twenty 8 Delights is a fledgling Gold Coast cake baking business that emerged from Covid lockdown. Sisters Sheryl and Iris Lim both have professional careers, but for Sheryl baking is her ‘happy place’. Sheryl is an extremely talented self-trained baker who has perfected her craft by learning from the internet and recipe books, improving her...
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‘How do you take your coffee?’ It’s a simple enough question, but one which consumes the Gold Coast, where coffee is recognised for its role in social engagement, leisure, enhancement of work performance and well-being. Everyone, it seems, has their own preferred style of coffee. From cappuccinos and short blacks to pour over, vacuum, drip...
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For wine lovers, Queensland’s Vine and Shine Trail has just been launched, a self-guided trail leading to more than 70 wineries and cellar doors across Queensland. Though Queensland wine dates back 160 years, our venture in to country shows us that more recently it’s emerging wine varietals that have put Queensland’s wine scene on the...
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Paradox Coffee Roasters takes up the iconic 4217 building, straddling both sides of the central walkway. With its soaring ceilings and exposed brickwork accented by wood and brass, it’s reminiscent of stylish eateries in Sydney’s Alexandria or Melbourne’s Collins Street morphed with Masterchef Kitchen. The venue is imposing, a chic modern warehouse suitable for a...
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For any foodie, a trip to Southeast Queensland would not be complete without a day at Sirromet Winery. Founded by Terry Morris in 2000, you will find Sirromet, Queensland’s most awarded winery, perched high up on a hilltop on Mt Cotton, 45 minutes from both Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. Sirromet is the jewel...