PSST! Here’s some of the restaurants hitting Harbour Town’s epic new dining precinct

Get excited Gold Coast foodies!

Some of the restaurants joining Harbour Town’s new and exciting multi-million dollar dining precinct have been revealed.

If you’re a fan of Asian cuisine then you’re in for a treat, with famous Asian hawker style market 8 Street moving in.

With two locations in Queensland already, 8 Street owner David Wu says the Asian street market will cover six hundred square metres and have 14 unique Asian street food stalls for northern Gold Coasters to indulge in.

For the footy fans, you’ll be happy to know that an epic new sports bar is also going to be calling Harbour Town home.

Crafty’s is looking to redefine sports bars into all day, family friendly venues, and will offer DJ’s, food trucks, games of skill, fresh food, bottomless cold-pressed mimosas from 9am-3pm and 12 taps with rotating craft beers.

Crafty’s Managing Director, Dave Galvin says Crafty’s sports bar is all about balance and will be an enjoyable place to catch up with friends over a morning coffee or to watch a sports game over cocktails and craft beer.

“Crafty’s has something for everyone, we will have a kid’s under 12 menu with low sugar sodas and tasty spiders, and an activities space during the holidays so mum and dad can relax over lunch.” David says.

PHOTO: Supplied – Harbour Town

The 25 million dollar dining precinct is on track to open in December 2018.

Further announcements including the official name of the dining precinct and additional food stores are expected to be made over the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Chocolate Fondue

Famous chocolate chain Max Brenner goes into Voluntary Administration

Pray for the chocolate and waffles.

Much-loved chocolate and dessert chain Max Brenner Australia has gone into Voluntary Administration.

McGrathNicol confirmed in a statement earlier this week that they were appointed Administrators of the business on Sunday, September 30.

According to company directors, “escalating costs” and “tighter retail trade” is to blame.

There are currently 37 Max Brenner stores across Australia, including 15 in New South Wales, 12 in Queensland, 5 in Melbourne, 2 in the ACT and WA and 1 in both South Australia and the Northern Territory.

“All Max Brenner stores will operate on a ‘business as usual’ basis whilst the Administrators complete their urgent review of the operations,” McGrathNicol said.

“We are assessing the prospects of completing a going concern sale of the business or a recapitalisation through the Voluntary Administration process.”

Max Brenner Australia is owned by husband and wife Tom and Lilly Haikin and employs about 600 staff.

The chocolate cafe was founded in Israel by Max Fichtman and Oded Brenner in 1996.

Currently, there are stores in Israel, US, Japan, Singapore, Russia and China.

Ferrero are doing an advent calendar to make all our Christmases come true

It may be a little early to start thinking about Christmas… but this involves chocolate so it’s okay – right?

If you’re a fan of the good-ol’ Ferrero Rocher then this Christmas is going to be extra sweet for you!

The confectionary company has just announced that they’re making a Ferrero advent calendar so that we can eat the delicious treat every day in the lead up until the jolly man arrives.

Behind each of the 25 doors will be an assortment of chocolate treats including the iconic Ferrero Rocher as well as three Cappuccinos, four Tenderly Biancoretti, four Tenderly Torroncino, four Delicius, three Manderly and three Tenderly Dark.

At the moment the mouth-watering advent calendar is only available in the UK but our fingers and toes are crossed Australia will be #blessed with this marvellous creation too!

chocolate spread

You can now holiday in a cottage made entirely of chocolate!

Dreams do come true.

If I had to list my two favourite things in the whole wide world it would be 1: Chocolate and 2: Holidays, so you could imagine the look on my face when I found out there was a life-sized holiday cottage made entirely out of chocolate.

The mouth-watering abode, located inside the L’Orangerie Ephémère glass house in the gardens of the Cité de la Céramique in Paris, is the magical creation of renowned artisan chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau.

It’s crafted from 1.5 tonnes of the deliciously addictive treat, from its walls and roof to the fireplace, bookcase, clocks, cups and even a white chocolate duck pond.

PHOTO: Booking.com

Accommodation website booking.com says the edible home can accommodate up to four people and is sure to provide a “decadent and cosy night’s stay that will make guests feel right at Home Sweet Home!”

You bet it will…

Pack your bags honey, we’re going to France!

Cheeseburger

OMG! McDonald’s is giving away FREE cheeseburgers today

We’re lovin’ it!

Today is National Cheeseburger Day and to celebrate, McDonald’s is giving away 200,000 FREE cheeseburgers across Australia!

The fast-food giant confirmed the mouth-watering treat in a post on their official Facebook page.

“It’s raining burgers today! Cheeseburger day is finally here, and we’re celebrating by giving them away for free!” McDonalds wrote.

To get your hands on one, simply download the free mcmacca’s app on iOS through the App Store and Android through Google Play.

Click on the ‘My Rewards’ section and your cheeseburger should be waiting for you!

You better be quick though, the burgers will only be available while stocks last.