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Stockyards Nightlife: 5 Texan Bars and Restaurants that are definitely (Fort) Worth your time!

As the AU journey through Texas continues, I find myself deep in cowboy territory, visiting Fort Worth's Stockyards for the very first time. As soon as you enter the district, you feel like you've stepped on to the set of a classic Western film. From the huge rodeo coliseum through to the amount of shops and tourist opportunities available to make you feel like a bonafide cowboy or cowgirl, the Fort Worth Stockyards offered up a genuinely enjoyable and welcoming experience. Whether it's a true Texas BBQ experience you're after or some vodka and beer to refuel on before hitting the honky tonk dance floor at Billy Bob's, the Stockyards in Fort Worth has got your back when it comes to a fun time out.

F&L Guide: Five of our favourite Steaks in Sydney under $20

There was once upon a time where it wasn't too hard to get a $5 steak in Sydney - it wasn't the best steak in the world, but it was $5. Nowadays, finding a good steak under $10 isn't even the easiest things in the world - but if you know where to look, it's certainly possible. And here, with a mix of those steaks and ones just a couple of dollars more, are five of our favourite steaks in Sydney under $20. Go forth, eat your way through these steaks and be merry.

F&L News: SoCal Neutral Bay launches bespoke margarita menu

One of Sydney's most popular other-side-of-the-bridge small bars SoCal Neutral Bay is continuing their evolution by now offering a new bar menu, which includes a bespoke margarita section.

the AU interview: Tom Maclean (Sofi Spritz) talks Spritz, Pozible campaigns, new flavours, and more

Sofi Spritz is a fast rising all-Australian Spritz business which has already made quite an impact on the market. Known for their very well-curated, attractive events and the aesthetic that comes with the fantastic flavour. They are prepping a brand new flavour to be released, and running a Pozible campaign beside it; getting their customers involved in the decision making process. We thought it best to catch with company founder and owner Tom Maclean to chat about how far Soft Spritz has come in such a short time, as well as get a bit more insight to the campaign.

F&L Guide: Stefano Manfredi announces new dates for Balla's Regional Dinner Series (Sydney)

Balla, the Italian restaurant at The Star owned and operated by the great Stefano Mandfredi is continuing it's acclaimed Regional Dinner Series as announced recently. With new dates comes new regions of Italy to explore, as Manfredi delivers a set menu that is as educational and intimate as it is delicious.

F&L News: Lotus Dumpling Bar to open second venue in CBD (Sydney)

In some very exciting news, Walsh Bay treasure Lotus Dumpling Bar have announced that they will be opening up a second venue right in the middle of the CBD at inner-city hub The Galeries.

Cooking with the AU: Flying Fish's Stout cake, fermented fig jam, blackberries and pearl barley ice-cream

Acclaimed Sydney restaurant Flying Fish are in the midst of a menu change, preparing for autumn with a brand new range of tempting dishes. With food as stunning as that million dollar view at the Jones Bay Wharf in Pyrmont, the award winning restaurant remains one of the cities best and so we thought it'd be good to preview their new autumn menu with a dish from Executive Chef Stephen Seckold. This here is their Stout Cake with fermented fig jam, blackberries, and pearl barley ice-cream.

Cookbook Review: The Zumbo Files by Adriano Zumbo

Renowned pastry chef Adriano Zumbo has released his third cookbook The Zumbo Files that will astound pâtisserie-lovers. With over 50 new recipes, the accompanying photos are vibrant and larger than life.

F&L News: Young Henrys announce limited edition 'Winged Victory' ale - an ANZAC biscuit beer

Thanks to a collaboration between Newtown brewery Young Henrys and Marickville Council, Sydney is set to get a special limited edition ale by the name of Winged Victory, made in the style of an ANZAC biscuit.

F&L News: Merivale breezes into Sydney's inner-west with purchase of Enmore's Queen Victoria Hotel

Enmore's Queen Victoria Hotel is about to see a major refurbishment from none other than Merivale. The hospitality group have been expanding to different suburbs as of late, and this is their first foray into the inner west.

Eating with the AU: Harry’s Bar & Dining - Bondi (Sydney)

With an inviting new fit out and enticing breakfast, lunch and dinner range, Harry’s Bondi, a mainstay of the northern end of the popular beach, is staking its place with some creative food and drink.

Drinking with the AU: Coke Life - What is it and how does it taste?

It's been about a fortnight since Coca-Cola spread their new Coke Life across Australia, ensuring those green cans sat snugly beside the already established brands of Coke, Coke Zero, and Diet Coke. Coke Life makes sense as the next evolution for the mega-brand, taking the iconic drink and presenting it in mid-calorie form, sitting somewhere in the middle between the very sugar-heavy Coke and the very sugarless Coke Zero.

F&L News: Sydney's trying to beat the world record for largest serve of pulled pork in Martin Place today

Believe it or not there is a play for the Guinness World Record for the largest ever serving of pulled pork, and - believe it or not - Australia really want to set that record. Organisation Australian Pork Limited, as part of Australian Festival of Pork (AKA PorkFest), are hoping to stamp themselves into the record books today as they set up in Sydney's Martin Place, serving Sydneysiders some deliciously juicy meat from 11am.

F&L News: The Gantry restaurant and bar gears up for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with exclusive cocktails, food and live event stream

Sydney's getting all dolled up in anticipation of one of its major fashion events of the year Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and the best place to witness the latest haute couture has to be the official hotel for the event, Pier One Hotel Sydney Harbour. Pier One is THE premier destination for celebrity and media associated with the event and is celebrating with an exclusive live stream of all fashion week shows, as well as a selection of specially created cocktails and menu items courtesy of The Gantry Restaurant and Bar.

Cooking with the AU: Flying Fish's Jamon Salad with Spiced Pecans and Apple Mint Jelly

Acclaimed Sydney restaurant Flying Fish are in the midst of a menu change, preparing for autumn with a brand new range of tempting dishes. With food as stunning as that million dollar view at the Jones Bay Wharf in Pyrmont, the award winning restaurant remains one of the cities best and so we thought it'd be good to preview their new autumn menu with a dish from Executive Chef Stephen Seckold. This here is a light and flavourful Jamon Salad with Spiced Pecans and Apple Mint Jelly.