Beach Eats at Gold Coast, Australia by da-AL

My new Gold Coast pal!

The city of Gold Coast is part of the Australian state of Queensland. Visitors flock there as much for its sunny subtropical temps as for its surfing beaches, architecture, theme parks, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland.

We stopped there to visit wonderful relatives, a cousin my husband hadn’t seen since he was a child, along with her marvelous family who we met for the first time. Little did we know, after seeing New Zealand’s Auckland / Rotorua / Redwoods / Huka Falls / Craters of the Moon / Waitomo Glowworms Caves / Taupo / Pirongia / Hamilton Gardens — that Australia also had so much to offer! Starting with Tai Chi in Gold Coast, birds of Australia Part 1 and Part 2great Gold Coast views, some wild things and cute things at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, fun with Rita Rigby, the beasts of Brisbane and the beauty there, and enjoying Sydney this much and that much.

From any angle, the city skyline to Gold Coast is wonderful…

Such stunning scenery (including my honey!).
Khashayar rests after a shoreline bike ride with Cousin Mark.

All the food we ate in Australia was tasty! For instance, we enjoyed an exceptional meal on the beach, at Rick Shores’ Restaurant. In addition, we were given great service everywhere. Here’s the menu just to give you an idea of prices (here’s a link for exchange rates) — keep in mind that prices pretty much always include sales tax and that tipping is not customary there…

This fine dining was worth the splurge.
Page 2 of Rick Shores Restaurant menu.
Gold Coast beach behind our dear family.
The food looked (and tasted!) too good to wait to snap photos until after we’d dug in.

Does your city have a mascot?

33 thoughts on “Beach Eats at Gold Coast, Australia by da-AL

  1. Actually, the closest thing to a mascot we have here is the Nicholas County Yahoo. Long before the search engine my ancestors told stories about Sasquatch like wild man called the Yahoo because of the sound he made while running through the forest.

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  2. Beautiful photos of the beach! Do Koala’s play volleyball? 😉 The food pics are making me hungry, time for some oatmeal, I’ll keep those photos up and pretend I’m eating Karaage Chicken. Lol!

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  3. Thank you for sharing your adventures!!… the food appears delicious and obviously everyone is enjoying the day!!.. 🙂

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover, acquire new friends and gain knowledge of yourself and the world.” Samual Clemens aka Mark Twain

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  4. I love that you included food in your post. So many people write about travel and destinations and leave out the most important part – the eats! (I looked it up – I can’t find anything that says my city of Charlotte has a mascot! Maybe I should fix that.)

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  5. The table laden with such delicious food has me drooling. So much fun to go to a restaurant that serves well prepared meals, especially with friends. The menu is fun to read as many of the choices are unfamiliar to me, thanks for including it. I suspect that lots of people love to travel in order to try out the local food. I can’t wait to see what they’re eating in East Kanipitchuck or Lower Slobovia, but my husband always just wants a hamburger.

    Your question struck me somewhat funny as I’ve never been asked before. Yes, Lake Forest, California has a mascot: Nectar, a hummingbird. Though he only makes an appearance at our Fourth of July Parade every year, someone dressed up in a costume and a few images of him on city floats.

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