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Word on the street: foodie news

From bougie new getaway spots to a pie-conic appointment...

Let’s dive into the deliciousness, shall we?

The Gold Coast is getting a new must-visit spot, with the Surfers Pavilion set to open in May! A glam haven for foodies, we can expect a primo waterfront location (complete with a mooring so you can rock up in aquatic style) on Ferny Avenue, an interactive oyster and champagne station, and a dedicated frosé bar on the deck! There’ll be plenty of pav-style classics on offer, including hot and cold seafood platters, old-school club sandwiches, and steaks. Stay tuned for more!

The inaugural Australian Cocktail Month is kicking off in May, bringing a specially curated menu of inspired cocktails to 18 of Brisbane’s best bars. Inviting bartenders to use both major international and locally made products, you can learn more about this toast-worthy celebration here.

Regional Flavours is returning this year with a new structure, focusing on three pillars: sustainability at Grazed and Grown on June 18-20, international cuisine at Global Fiesta on August 20-22, and wine, cheese and chocolate at Providore Park on October 15-17. Grazed and Grown will also host four signature events hosted by prominent chefs—tickets go on sale online on April 23!

Banjo’s Bakery is known for some outlandish combinations, like their bangers and mash, double cheeseburger and chicken parmi pies, and now they want you to guess their next creation for the chance to be named Australia’s first-ever Pie Minister and win a year’s supply of pies! To claim that honour, head here to guess what it’ll be—the only clue we have is that it’s inspired by one of the world’s most loved meals… 


Well… our calendar for the next few months is certainly looking full!