Sips And Bites

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What’s brewing, cooking and happening…


Piggyback in Palmwoods is a hit with those keen to get a taste of the Asian street food that is literally ‘piggybacking’ off the popularity of the Tony Kelly Restaurant Group’s Riceboi in Mooloolaba & Giddy Geisha in the Maroochydore CBD. Yum!

Hello Eudlo! 

Tony Kelly’s next venture, is to bring the Eudlo General Store into a new era with the BEST pies on the Coast with a cosy café that will also feature an outdoor dining area, large rotisserie and woodfired pizza oven. You’ll still be able to grab essentials such as ice, gas, firewood and hay – yes hay!
Read more, page 40. 

Toast of the Town

Fresh from winning the 2021 Restaurant and Catering Award for Excellence for its Burger Bar Rick’s Garage has opened Rick’s Bakehouse next door to the diner! Grab sourdough loaves, sweet treats and a Rick’s Bakehouse pie.  


Christmas gift, anyone? Create and taste the fresh and easy flavour sensations from the VanillaFood Cookbook with more than 260 pages of beautiful vegetarian recipes.  Buy online during summer for 20% off! Head to and use the code SALE20. 


If you’ve wanted to experience the magnificence of  Tiffany’s Maleny without getting hitched, the Month of Love transforms the stunning venue into an a la carte fine dining restaurant for the month of February. This sells out quick so book now! The divine Tiffany’s High Tea will still be available so head to the hills! Meet Executive Chef Lee Montague on page 30. 

Wharf Wonders

The Wharf Mooloolaba! is growing in flavours with Kenilworth Country Bakery bringing their iconic artisan donuts and more
to Mooloolaba. Plus, a restored fishing trawler will moor in the marina to serve fresh local seafood right off its deck – get ready for
Prawn Star Sunshine Coast!

See page 34. 


Welcome to ALBA by Kuruvita – a café, providore, cooking school, pizzeria, bar,  restaurant and creative space! Peter Kuruvita’s signature style of global flavours will imbue every dish. Read more, page 38.

HELLO 2022! 

Celebrate the Bella Venezia Group winning the Sunshine Coast Business Awards,  Hospitality (Large Business) and ring in the new year with a first seating, three-course feast for $95 or a four-course dining experience for $140. Both include  a glass of French Champagne and live Jazz. Or head to Tony Kelly’s  Market Bistro in the Maroochydore CBD where Head Chef Harry Lilai has prepared a $99 package including three courses and a glass of Mumm. Book now!

Sip Back and Relax

Cool off this summer with a Diablo Co cocktail! We’re loving the Black Cockatoo Coconut Flavoured Rum. Best enjoyed at Diablo Oasis Bar behind the Big Pineapple, where family-friendly and pet-friendly weekend sessions include food trucks and live music. Read more on page 48 and download the FREE Diablo Co Cocktail Book.

Under the Sun

Next door to Diablo Co, Sunshine & Sons shone at the Australian Gin Awards for 2021, winning Best in Class for Matured Gin for their Small Batch Barrel Aged Gin; Gold for their Original Dry Gin and Gold at the Australian Tasting Awards for its Original Vodka. The Woombye distillery opens from 10am daily with Secret Menu Cocktails on weekends. See page 46 for info on the upcoming Nil Desperandum Rum release.  

FRESH Spirits

Beachtree Distilling Co in Caloundra has launched pure artisanal organic gin and vodka using ethically and sustainably-sourced native botanicals – from bush to beach!  Meanwhile, Kawana’s Paradise Rum has launched with aged rum, spiced rum, classic vodka, coconut vodka and classic that promises to be ‘bursting with flavours that will transport you to the crystalline seas, salty breezes and sun-soaked shores of the Caribbean’. We’ll drink to that!


Settle in for long lazy lunches at Bask Eumundi with Long Lunches from 12pm -4pm every Friday and Saturday; or pop in for Wine & Bites from 5pm every Friday and Saturday. Plus, a Seafood Night from 4pm every Thursday! 


Bask Eumundi Wine Lunch with Gilbert Family Wines on Friday 21 January.  

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