Sips & Bites: Spring 2023

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What’s brewing, cooking and happening…


Bli Bli Hotel is rising from the old canefields to open in late spring! Expect a refined menu beyond traditional pub fare on three levels of dining, from a tropical garden-style events space to a light-filled bistro to a bespoke rooftop bar.


The Wonky Loaf is getting a wonky refresh and we can’t wait to experience the renovated spaces, rebranding, a locally stocked retail store and new offerings including a surprising sourdough cake!


Unwind after a sun-soaked day on the sand at Pizzeria Sisily, transporting you from Golden Beach to Italy with authentic woodfired pizza, delectable dishes, craft brews and curated cocktails!


Pop into The Walkway for gourmet cheese, cured meats and dry goods! Caloundra’s newest side-street deli and café offers coffee, breakfast, lunch, fresh sandwiches and grazing platters – perfect for a beach picnic!


After two years in the making, Wild Barrel will open as the first and only brewery based on a farm in the Sunshine Coast hinterland! Produced from locally-caught yeast, organic ingredients and aged in barrels, indulge in unique vintages and limited releases!


Artigiano has perfected the art of gelato! Visit their new store in Maroochydore for artisanal creations, in traditional pozzetti tubs!


There’s a new kid on the corner in Nambour! Taste Ari Coffee Co’s vintage black coffee blend with a cheeky pastry or doughnut as the owners plan to expand their offering!


After serving Japanese, Korean and Asian fusion cuisine to loyal locals, Poppy’s Delights will also open a café for brunch in the same complex as their Sippy Downs sushi shop!


Four Sunshine Coast stalwarts have earned first places at the 2023 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence!

Congratulations to the always-amazing Bella Venezia for winning Formal Italian Restaurant for the second year in a row; The Tamarind Spicers Retreat for Asian Restaurant and Restaurant in a Hotel/Resort; Humble on Duke for Informal Contemporary Australian Restaurant; and Verona Pizza & Wine Bar for Informal Italian Restaurant and Pizza Restaurant!


Noosa Eat & Drink Festival is back from 30 May to 2 June 2024! Early bird tickets for the Festival Village launch 27 September. Join the mailing list for exclusive updates, and to grab pre-release tickets for the Long Lunch, Beach, and Restaurant Events!

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SAVE THE DATE! 9 December, 9am-3pm @stevensstreetgallery for their Christmas Market!

Discover 20+ makers showcasing unique art, ceramics, jewellery, and more from the region`s finest artisans.

Shop local and creative this Christmas for the perfect gifts. Don`t miss free workshops and entertaining programs.

Every purchase supports local artists and boosts the creative community. A festive day trip awaits, filled with creative spirit!

Join @headspacemaroochydore for a powerful workshop - Work on Your Worries

Is anxiety holding you back? Let`s break free! If negative thoughts are on repeat or decision-making feels like a challenge, this workshop is your game-changer. Hosted by the amazing headspace GP, Dr. Amanda.

When: Monday, December 11th, 2-4pm
Where: YouConnect Hub (Warehouse) @ headspace Maroochydore

Ready to reframe those thoughts and conquer anxiety? Register now via the link in the bio or call 5409 4900 and kick those worries to the curb!

Get ready to time-travel through art history @caloundraregionalgallery ! From 8 December, 2023, to 21 January, 2024, join the ultimate print party curated by Kyoji Takizawa from the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts!

Dive into the wild world of ten artists who flipped the script on contemporary art using prints in the 1970s!

Thanks to the magic of the Japan Foundation, Sydney, and the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane, this show is an art extravaganza you won`t want to miss!

Time to rediscover prints and redefine your art journey! (link in bio)

Get ready for a festive double feature at @eumundimarkets !

Friday 8 December - Christmas Night Market from 4-8pm! Immerse yourself in the holiday magic with dazzling lights, festive treats, and a FREE climbing wall for the kiddos!

Then, on Saturday 9 December at 9am, join for a Saturday Market day like no other! Join the Christmas Card Workshop – a merry morning of creativity, crafts, and spreading holiday cheer!

Mark your calendars for a weekend of joy and jolly vibes!

Get ready to jingle all the way at the 59th Annual Peregian Beach Carols – the Coast`s OG carolling extravaganza on Wednesday 20 December.

This year, the dynamic trio of @peregianfamilyandfriends , @thevillageperegianbeach and @peregiansurfclub are teaming up to make your holiday season merry and bright in Peregian Park!

What`s on the festive menu?
- Live beats and carol classics by local bands, solo stars, and dynamic duos
- Foodie delights and artisan stalls to snag those last-minute Christmas goodies
- Kid-friendly fun, including face painting for the little elves
- A special sky-diving Santa soaring onto the beach (around 6pm, weather ready!)
- And hold onto your reindeer hats for a surprise grand finale at 8pm!

To unwrap all this awesomeness, just throw in a jolly $15 per family – covering EVERYTHING, from tunes to the main man himself, Santa!

Let`s make it a Peregian party to remember – see you there! (link in bio for tickets)

Sleigh bells are ringing! Have you booked your spot yet?

Join us @coolumbeer on Thursday, 7 December, as the @coolum_business_and_tourism community jingle and mingle to celebrate the merriest time of the year!

Let`s wrap up the year with a dash of holiday cheer and join your Coolum Business and Tourism community for an unforgettable evening, marking the official start of the silly season!

Secure your ticket now for a holly, jolly time by clicking the link in our bio!

Date: Thursday, 7 December, 2023
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Coolum Beer Co. | Unit 1, 2 Junction Drive, Coolum Beach QLD 4573

Tickets: Members $35.00 | Non-Members $45.00