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GC Word on the Street #86

Cheers To The Weekend!

GC Word on the Street #86

Sunsets on the beach or Sunday's on the roof? When you're on the Coast, why not do both? Sometimes there's nothing better than stopping, slowing down and taking some time out, and where better to do that than at The Byron in Byron Bay? If you want something a little closer to home, fly over to Southport's newest rooftop bar - But if you're just after a good feast, Carl Jr's newest burger bar is the way to go!

New Rooftop Bar | Aviary Rooftop in Southport

By now we're totally spoiled for choice when it comes to rooftop bars, but the Coast is pulling out all the stops yet again, with a brand new bar opening up in Southport! Located on the sixth floor of the Southport Sharks Club, perch yourself at their chic new bar or roost amongst the comfy cushions as you sip on their specially curated cocktail menu or indulge yourself on Italian wood-fired pizza, all while enjoying the sun (or stars) from your space in their Nest. Grab your flock.... Their bar is open!

Juicy New Burger Store | Carl's Jr @ Pimpama

We all love a good burger. The melted cheese, the crispy bacon and the perfectly-fried patty all make our mouth's water... And the lucky people of Pimpama are about to get a whole lot more options. The brainchild of a man with a hotdog stand, Carl's Jr has become one of the world's best Burger Stores, with stores in 42 countries serving up fresh, hand-made burgers and chicken tenders. Since its humble beginnings in California, Carl's Jr has become world-known for their food - and now they're about to grace the Coast with their delicious presence, opening a store in Pimpama on July 18th and another one in Hope Island in November! Serving up Beef, Chicken and Bacon Burgers, as well as their famous Thickburgers and a mouthwatering range of Vegan options, Carl's will be bringing the bacon with their seriously tasty range.... Lunch date anyone?

New Autumn Menu | The Byron @ Byron Resort & Spa

There's nothing better than a weekend getaway at Byron Resort & Spa, and now they've got the perfect Autumn menu too. Created by acclaimed international chef Matthew Kemp, their incredible new menu reflects climate or Byron Bay with a wide range of exciting new flavours. Welcoming European and Asian flavours including Caramelised Duck Breast, Yellow Fin Tuna, Roasted Blue Eye and Moreton Bay Bug Tortellini, The Byron @ Byron is revived and refreshed with the perfect dishes to complete your weekend away.

About the Author

Aimee Higgins

Aimee Higgins

For as long as I can remember I’ve had a passion for all things creative, and so when it came time to choosing my degree it was only natural that I gravitated towards studying Creative Writing at Griffith University. I’m in my final year of University now and plan to graduate in November, but when I’m not out at University you’ll often find me curled up in some secluded corner of my house with headphones and a good book or brewing coffees down at my local Café. Occasionally you can also find me outside with my partner, family or dog, but only when the weather is warm enough. I love the rain and cold weather, but only if it’s outside and I’m inside. Born and raised on the Gold Coast, good beaches, good vibes and good company are some of my favourite things in life.