Sips and Bites

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Bocca Italian will pump out iconic pasta dishes and traditional Italian pizzas just metres from the beach at Bokarina. The Italian lovechild of Tony Kelly, Luke Stringer (front -of-house) and Harry Lilai (Exec Chef) will seat more than 150, offer takeaway and have its own Market Wine Store attached to it – just like at Market Bistroboth wine stores now offer free delivery across the east coast for orders over $150.


From New York in 1965 to the Riverwalk at Sunshine Plaza, TGI Fridays offers handcrafted burgers, juicy flame-grilled ribs and innovative cocktails everyday.


After opening The Toast Office in Mooloolaba, the Criminal Coffee crew have added the charismatic and quirky, retro Walter’s Diner in Maroochydore. Think thick-cut sourdough crowded with fillings and coffee that’s so good, it’s Criminal. 


Traditional Neapolitan pizza on three-day-rise sourdough, hand-stretched to perfection – that is the specialty of Frank Beach Bar & Restaurant. Ousting Castro’s in Coolum, Frank brings Italy to Coolum with premium Italian ingredients. 


After adding Grounded @Mooloolaba to Grounded @Woombye, Paul Dolan is keeping us Grounded @ Alexandra Headlands. Enjoy artisanal twists on classic meals with a new view!


The owners of The Velo Project will bring the ocean to the plate at Town of Seaside, Marcoola with its new casual, family-friendly SOLE Restaurant. Dine in or takeaway.


Enjoy the freshest local seafood catch cooked onboard a restored fishing trawler. Prawn Star will be permanently docked for on-the-water drinks and dining at The Wharf Mooloolaba.


Solitude Coffee HQ has opened in Coolum’s industrial estate – try the specialty espresso blend, Wake Up Call. 


The Craft has opened at Flaxton with craft beers, hearty meals and live music in a barn-style setting.  


Get your own slice of Hawaii in Eumundi at The Tiki Bar! Tucked away in The Pavilion, enjoy a Sunday Sesh with live music and their latest cocktail, The Pearl Harbor – a classic drink served in Hawaii since the 1980s!


Kings Beach Tavern is turning Japanese during their Tokyo Takeover. Until the end of August expect cherry blossoms, lanterns and a special Japanese-inspired food and drinks 


Moffat Beach Brewing Co. took out Best International Pale Ale with Shadow Of The Moon Strong Pale Ale and Best Traditional India Pale Ale with Trilogy Best Coast IPA at the 2022 Australian International Beer Awards. Cheers!


Brouhaha Brewery has teamed up with sustainability chef Simon Toohey on a brew using leftover bakery goods. ‘Baked and Wasted’ beer incorporates leftover bread, pastries, iced finger buns, doughnuts to produce a no-waste pastry sour. 


Sample local organic and wholesome food, chat with local producers and discover new products at Greensmith Grocers Birtinya’s Free Food Tasting on 23 June at 4.30pm. Plus don’t miss What Women MUST know about their Hormones with naturopath & psychotherapist Dr Sherill Sellman on 6 July at 5pm. Find details on the Facebook page.


Champagne, Oysters & Tales from the Past will beguile and bewitch you with freshly-shucked Coffin Bay oysters, Palmer & Co. Champagne and tales about pearls, Tears of a Mermaid and more! An enchanting evening awaits at Antiques & Possibilities, Peregian on Bastille Day, 14 July (see page 52). 

Don’t miss the Hello Sunshine Sunday Soirée as part of The Curated (side) Plate. Enjoy a stunning long lunch with canapés + three-courses from Matt Golinski & Josh Smallwood (ex-Rickys) with The Wonky Loaf’s signature sourdough bread and French patisseries! Matched with creative cocktails, premium wines and beer from The Bartenders with a few surprises to come! Wear a splash of yellow to win prizes! Sunday 31 July at 12-3pm.

We are partnering with Market Bistro to deliver Podcast, Pinot & Duck – a  delectable three-course lunch paired with pinot and inspiring conversations with guests from our Everyone has a Story: Conversations from the Sunshine Coast and Noosa podcast. Host John ‘JC’ Caruso will be joined by chef and restaurateur Tony Kelly; Matt Golinski;  rising Motorsport star, Harri Jones; + Powderfinger drummer Jon Coghill! Friday 4 August, 12-2.45pm

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Join in on the 2nd December at @artsconnectinc exclusive gala fundraiser for @sculptureontheedgesc , promising a night unlike any other!

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When: Monday, December 4th, 2-4pm
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Unlock the secret on December 3rd. Don`t miss out – arrive early for a pre-workshop coffee & pastry! (link in bio to reserve a spot)

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Click the link in bio to discover the full Workshops Program!

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8 AM - 4 PM Daily
Indoor & Outdoor Exhibition, Workshops & Special Events.

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Support incredible local brands and farmers, and score a jolly 10% off storewide from 2pm-7pm!

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