Sips & Bites: Winter 2023

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What’s brewing, cooking and happening…


Early Birds is Kawana’s newest hub for coffee, connection, co-working – and a 1925 Chevrolet that belongs to the owner’s grandfather!


Nambour’s Small Change Espresso has opened a new space on Currie Street. Enjoy fresh brews, loaded toasties and cabinet goodies with a new breakfast and lunch menu!


From the Pizzeria to Arrows Bistro to Vine Wine Bar to Café Rubia, The Bower Tree in Sippy Downs offers space for connection, cuisine and play. 


Experience a tropical escape where rum flows freely and culinary delights abound at Paradise Rum Bar & Bistro, now open in Mooloolaba! 


Tantalising your tastebuds with inventive cuisine and cocktails, The Rickshaw is an unparalleled riverfront dining experience in Maroochydore inspired by the flavours of Southeast Asia!


On the last Sunday of every month from 12pm to 3pm, join Eudlo General Store for BBQ & Brews! Enjoy a pig on the spit, Pimms cocktails and 10 Toes beer!


Feast on Peregian Beach Hotel’s new winter menu featuring whole wok-fried local baby snapper, Noosa Spanner Crab linguini and the return of Jungle Curry, slow-cooked with grassfed beef short rib! Or book a cosy booth at il Porto Bar to catch up with friends over share-style meals, wine and cocktails!


As dusk falls on Peregian Beach, indulge in Pizzami Gourmet Pizza Bar’s Winter Sunset Special, offering two small classic pizzas and chips to take away from 4pm daily! 

il Vento at The Wharf Mooloolaba is offering an Apertivo every Saturday and Sunday from 2.30-5pm. Choose two drinks (Aperol Spritz, wine or Peroni) and an antipasto platter or pizza to share for just $45! Keep an eye out for the next Italian Regional Wine Dinner with four courses and matching wines from a region of Italy.


Wednesday Wine Down Dinners at Maleny’s newest boutique wine bar, Spill Wines, offers a new dish each week that will be accompanied by $5 corkage on a category of wine that pairs best!


Congratulations to Beachtree Distilling Co.’s Organic Native Skippy Gin for taking home gold in Contemporary Gin at the 2023 International Wine and Spirit Competition! This gin is as Aussie as it gets with strawberry gum, lemon myrtle, finger lime, Kakadu Plum and native pepperberries.


Tell Nutworks your original macadamia nut flavour idea and win a weekend getaway at Mayan Farm, dinner with Matt Golinski, a Nutworks Hamper and gift voucher and the fame of your flavour produced as a limited-edition Nutworks product! Entries close 14 July at 3pm! 


Thursday night is Locals Night at Sole Restaurant! Enjoy an ocean-to-plate dining experience and receive a complimentary house wine or beer!


Head to Secrets on the Lake for a stunning Dining on the Deck Christmas in July on 21 July. There are four seating times and three delicious courses to choose from.


Don’t miss the Tuesday night Steak Special at Caloundra’s Acqua Restaurant & Bar. Choose from a 200gram Rib Eye or 250gram Black Angus Rump or Striploin Grain Fed steak cooked on the charcoal grill and served with your choice of sauce, chips and salad! Excellent!


Looking for authentic Chinese and Asian dishes? Head to Coolum Beach Bowls Club where Golden Bite offers traditional favourites such as Sweet & Sour Pork, Honey Chicken and Mongolian Lamb. With more than 40 years’ experience cooking in five-star hotels in Hong Kong, owner and Head Chef Sammy Lui dishes up the flavours from Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, China and Thailand; alongside some Aussie favourites such as Surf N Turf and Crumbed Lamb Cutlets.


We’re drooling over the new winter menu at Mooloolaba’s Bella Venezia. With hits like Mooloolaba YellowFin Tuna Crudo; House Made Gnocchi; Braised Tasmanian Lamb Shoulder Rigatoni; Carnaroli Risotto; and Sous Vide Grain Fed Eye Fillet, it will be hard to choose a favourite! 


SEAFOOD SEDUCTION! Enjoy a fresh, fun and flavoursome Seafood Seduction at Sole Restaurant, Marcoola! Start with a superb sparkling and the freshest oysters plucked from the live shucking station before settling into another two more courses of stunning seafood and a decadent dessert to finish – all matched with stunning Australian wines. With only 50 seats, this event will sell out fast!


Friday 18 August, 11.30am-2.30pm
$95 per person four-courses with matching wines.
Sole Restaurant, 10 Seaward Lane, Marcoola

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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


Join the ultimate canine and craft brew rendezvous @4pinesmooloolaba on Sunday, 3 December, from 3pm to 6pm!

It`s a fur-tastic fiesta with live tunes and `pawesome` prizes for you and your four-legged friends!

Join us in celebrating the triumph of @sculptureontheedgesc 2023 at Arts Connect Inc`s sensational Closing Party on December 10th!

It`s a night of pure fun, networking with fellow artists, and grooving to the beats of unforgettable music and will be MC`d by our Hello Sunshine Podcaster John "JC" Caruso.

Get ready for the Drawing of the Raffle, where the excitement builds with every ticket!

Prizes to be announced:

Artist’s Choice Peer Award: $1000 sponsored by Tina Cooper Glass Gallery
People’s Choice Award: $1000 sponsored by Montville Chamber of Commerce & Hammond Optometry @montvillechamber @hammondoptometry
Voter’s Prize for People’s Choice: Accommodation package sponsored by Lovestone Cottages @lovestonecottagesmontville

Save the date for a night of celebration, creativity, and the thrill of winning amazing prizes!
(Visit the link in bio to secure your tickets today!)