Hamish Watts and Ben Carroll of Applejack Hospitality, the folks behind two of the year’s stand-out small bars - Bondi Hardware and The Botanist - have expanded into the underrated suburb of Neutral Bay with SoCal, tucked away at the top of Young Street right off Military Road.
From the Turkish delights around Auburn to Korean in Eastwood, Greek in Marrickville and Laotian in Canley Heights, Sydney and its surrounds is a treasure trove of some of the world's finest cuisines. The reasons are perhaps quite obvious: it's in these areas where you find these nationalities in their greatest numbers. In the case of Haberfield we have a large Italian population, which emerged as the rent in Leichardt increased - along with Sydney's Italian population. Naturally, this means the area is where one can find some of the finest Italian food in the city.
In its fourth year running the Paris to Provence Festival was again held at the historic grounds of Como. Set up like a French market village, 70 white marquees of French retailers and producers are dotted around the majestic white building. Despite the luxurious gardens and grandeur of Como House, the Paris to Provence festival evoked the atmosphere of the Carribean Gardens rather than a foray into all things French.
Slick Kings Cross staple Hugo’s Lounge played host to the annual Cocktail Connoisseur this year, giving Sydney’s cocktail aficionados the power to judge creations from some of Australia’s leading up-and-coming mixologists, and reward them with one very big prize.
On the eve of Sexpo, The Eros Shine Awards are held at The Melbourne Convention Centre to congratulate the tireless work done in the Entertainment and Products in the sex industry. Carl Dziunka went behind close doors to see how the night unfolded. And it goes without saying that some images are NSFW.
A record 26,000 runners braved the rain to run in the five kilometre night time fun run event, making it the biggest stand alone 5km event in Australian history. Brought to us by Wilkie Productions, enjoy these photos from the run and the big dance party that followed, featuring DJ Dingo and Alison Wonderland! The Electric Run moves next to Melbourne on April 12th, 2014, with Brisbane and Perth to follow!
Settled into the main strip in Balmain is a neat little cottage wine bar, big on the homely vibe and offering locals an eccentric drinking hole that is well worth shying away from the CBD. With the introduction of their new summer menu, the Cottage Bar & Kitchen will offer some incredible food to go along with a respectable drinks list and some excellent cocktails.
Oh travel – is there anything more liberating? Discovering places you never knew existed and seeing a world that never before existed in your memory is one of the best experiences you can have in life. But, who ever said you need to travel outside of your own city for such a journey? Certainly not Maeve O’Meara - TV food presenter and best-selling author.
In this week's issue: Miss Burlesque Australia Victory Tour, Electric Run, Cake Bake and Sweets Show, Sydney Mini Maker Faire, and more!
There were dragons and dumplings galore at tonight's opening of The Argyle's new dumpling kitchen in Sydney's The Rocks. From traditional scallop har gow and duck pancakes to the more experimental cheeseburger gyoza, The Argyle is hoping to make this a must attend destination for the summer, with the kitchen staying open until 2am and nothing more than $15 on the menu. Our tastings did not disappoint. Enjoy these photos from Johnny Au from opening night!
Last night in Sydney, the famous Bristol Arms Hotel (which had become known as the "Retro" in more recent years) relaunched under the direction of John Singleton with a new look, the smell of fresh paint and the new Bristol Kitchen menu. The bright rooftop was the place to be, as we enjoyed canapes that sampled the menu's take on traditional British pub food. Enjoy these photos from Johnny Au from the night:
Sitting pretty as a Surry Hills institution, The Soda Factory now have the pull to throw a celebration for damn near anything and turn it into a hub for Sydney’s hipsters to enjoy the vintage décor, the solid stock of drinks, and the oh-so-cheap, quality food.
As part of the excellent Good Food Month, the Food Hall at David Jones in Sydney’s CBD hosted a handful of ‘Talk & Taste’ sessions. These sessions aimed to spread specific knowledge about all aspects of cooking by recruiting people who know every inch of their craft and giving them platform to give both a cooking demonstration and a keynote.
The Kelvin Club is possibly one of Melbourne’s first hidden lane way bars. Established in 1865 out of the East Melbourne and Fitzroy Bowling clubs, this exclusive club was named after Scottish Mathematician and Physicist Lord Kelvin, and yes he is also the famous dude that gave us absolute zero or zero Kelvin which equals minus 273 degrees. Although there are no such icy temperatures in the Kelvin Club on launch night, which evokes a warm atmosphere, replete with its mahogany wooden interior and nod to yesteryear.