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Eating with the AU: Din Tai Fung - Central Park (Sydney)

As one of Sydney's flashiest shopping centres, Central Park, continues it's unique blend of conveniently located art, retail, and food, there stands on particular restaurant which has been given a bit of a bigger space than the others, and it makes sense since the venue's reputation is unquestionable. I'm of course talking about Din Tai Fung which brings it's universally acclaimed Chinese food to an area which sorely needs it.

F&L News: Sydney is getting a temporary Sushi Rollercoaster thanks to Toshiba Australia, Intel, and Zushi

In a Sydney-exclusive Toshiba Australia will be taking their current Seriously Japanese campaign and speeding it along quite literally, partnering with Intel and Sushi restaurant Zushi to stage a pretty extravagant Pop-Up Sushi Rollercoaster Restaurant. Yes, you read that correctly.

Cooking with the AU: Anjum Ananad shares tips on how to make the perfect curry

You don't get the kind of world recognised profile that Anjum Anand has without having skills to back it up. Anand has constantly sought to fight against the common stigma of Indian food being too heavy and creamy, so you can be sure that her curries are bursting with flavour while still maintaining that lightness one wouldn't often associate with the popular, adaptable dish. With Diwali being celebrated all over the world today, people are on the look out for some tips on how to perfect their curries. Luckily Anjum has shared four of her best suggestions to us, letting us a bit more insight into how she manages to consistently make some of the best curries around.

Party With The AU: Secrets On Ann Opening Night, and Beyond - Fortitude Valley (Brisbane)

The AU review is no stranger to Secrets on Ann. The fresh and modern feel, the moody and dramatic colour scheme, the dynamic lighting, the unique cocktails… there’s much to love. The official launch night only proved that Secrets is a brilliant venue, that appeals to a very broad demographic, filling the gap in Fortitudes Valley’s market. As well as the fantastic launch, Secrets has a bright future ahead of it, with brilliant events and themed nights to come.

Eating with the AU: Mejico - CBD (Sydney)

Behind Sydney's banking district lies some of the the city's best restaurants, and everywhere from Italy (Jamie's Italian) to New York (The Bowery, Swine & Co) is represented quite well here; but there is no exploration of a country's cuisine as deep as the one you'll find up those stairs and into the stylish, dim Mejico.

Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Wednesday 22nd October 2014

In this week’s issue: Ovi Hydration launches in Australia; we look at the Cruelty Free Festival; Three Williams plans a possible 'free narnie' day; We look forward to the fantastic Sculptures by the Sea in Sydney with both The Grounds Of Alexandria and QT Sydney adding to the fun; The Margaret River Gourmet Escape offers new packages; dinner and camping packages on Cockatoo Island; Gradi opens at Melbourne's Crown Casino; a 1 metre pizza challenge; several more places to spend the Melbourne Cup; The Sydney Craft Beer Week is offering loads of events; Tequila Masterclasses at Mejico, and so much more!

Photo Gallery: Armageddon Expo - Melbourne Showgrounds (18-19.10.14)

The Armageddon Expo took over the Melbourne Showgrounds this past weekend, with TV and movie stars from the likes of Doctor Who, Breaking Bad and Superman, as well as members from the huge realms of sci-fi, fantasy, comic, anime and gaming all coming together for a weekend of geek and fanatic goodness. Rebecca Houlden was there and brings you this gallery!

the AU interview: Bboy Blond (Sydney) talks Red Bull BC One Championship, Bboying in Australia, and more

He's a world class dancer and a Bboy icon, so it makes sense that Bboy Blond will be the one to represent Australia in the Asia Pacific finals of the Red Bull BC One - the one-one-one B Boy World Championship. To help demystify the popular culture of Bboying, and to talk about the upcoming championship, we caught up with Blond and had a little chat about bboy cyphers, the championship, the different style in different cities, and more.

Event Review: Armageddon Expo Day 1 - Melbourne Showgrounds (18.10.14)

The Armageddon Expo dropped by Melbourne this weekend, providing a fun environment for geeks to well, 'geek out' on their favourite fandoms and share their obsessions for all things television, sci-fi, mystical and comical with other fans.

CLOSED Win a Tanqueray Gin prize pack!

Tanqueray gin, the quintessential palate cleanser, has a charming Gin Garden Bar open at the Good Food Month Night Noodle Markets in Sydney. From October 10th to 26th, Hyde Park transforms into a bustling gastronomic hub, and the Gin Garden Bar offers Tanqueray’s signature serve, the Tanqueray and Tonic.

F&L Guide: 10 Things You Need To Do During Sydney Craft Beer Week

The street of Sydney are about to be flooded with our adored range of craft beers when Sydney Craft Beer Week kicks off. Already festivities have begun at historic venues like The Australian Heritage Hotel (the annual Australian Beer Festival, on all weekend) but that's just one of the 100 events planned for October 18-26. It'll be period of reflection and celebration on how much the craft beer industry has grown in Sydney this year, with craft breweries, pubs, restaurants, galleries, pop-up installations and more getting involved in the festival.

Drinking with the AU: Disaronno Terrace Party Launch - Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel (Sydney)

For a liqueur that has allegedly existed since 1525, Disaronno’s profile in Australia is surprisingly low. The launch of Disaronno Terrace at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel set out to change that, with the picturesque Eastern Sydney venue playing host to the unique event. Disaronno Terrace events have taken Europe and the Americas by storm, with over 11000 cocktails served at more than 50 events.

Eating with the AU: Bombini - Avoca Beach (NSW)

Avoca’s famous Mexican haunt Rojo Rocket may have closed doors in September, but it has been replaced by an equally impressive venue in Bombini (which translates to bumble bee in Italian), the brainchild of ex-Manfredi at Bells head chef Cameron Cansdell and his wife Hayley Hardcastle, who was previously employed as Bells’ food and beverage manager. Here the focus is on modern Italian fare made using organic produce, and the pair is set on utilising the two-acre property on which the restaurant sits to grow much of their own fruit and vegetables.

the AU fashion: Jeanswest launches their Holiday Essentials plus a new jewellery range

For the first time in the long-established brands history Jeanswest will introduce a range of jewelry alongside their summer essentials collection which includes tribal-inspired clothes and accessories as well as a very Australia, laid-back charm.

Eating with the AU: OzHarvest's Table For Ten Dinner - Alexandria (Sydney)

The contribution made by OzHarvest to the well being, education, and nourishment of those in need over the past 10 years has been unimpeachable. Billions of dollars of good quality food goes to waste each year, and so a food rescue charity like this has been and will continue to be one of the most necessary bodies in society. Having the reputation they have goes far, and it shows when high profile chefs often go out of their way to help the cause wherever they can; it shows when brilliant social media campaigns like #mealforameal - from the folk at Virgin Mobile Australia - inspire millions across the country; and it shows when you actually sit down with these people and over dinner. The latter is exactly what I did as I joined their anticipated Table for 10 dining series, heading along to one of several long table dinners they have planned for Good Food Month.