Propped up at Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, from 20th Jan to 22nd Jan, an unmistakable ice-cream inspired 14mx14m jumping castle will be giving Sydneysiders and visitors the chance to bounce their way to a free treat from Streets legendary range. Titled the Streets Ice Cream Jumping Castle, the three-day pop up will be encouraging people to take a break and have a little bounce on what is perhaps the most gleefully summer-appropriate jumping castle to ever hit Sydney.
MasterChef fan favourite Reynold Poernomo has achieved what many of his fellow contestants have yet to do, and opened up his own restaurant within a year of appearing on the popular reality TV show. His venue, Koi Dessert Bar, in the Kensington Street, Chippendale quarter of Sydney, is a two-level dessert-focused restaurant, with a ground floor café and an upstairs lounge and bar area, also offering savoury Indonesian dishes.
Last month, Bake Bar opened its third artisan bakery in the Kiaora Place redevelopment in Double Bay, making it the second Bake Bar shop to open in 2015, with the other being in Alexandria. Bake Bar now joins 20 specialty retail shops spread throughout the development, standing as the space's only bakery.
Renowned venue The Argyle in The Rocks has announced a big trio of parties spread across this month, all designed after iconic beach locations around the world. Taking place over three big weekends, each party will draw inspiration from either Rio, Miami, and Ibiza as they transform the unique hot spot into a medley of thick deck chairs, palm trees, and beach balls.
Havaianas have teamed up with awarded artisanal gelato maker Gelatissimo for a little beach-side pop-up this January, inspiring two new Brazilian flavours to be offered for one month only across Australian Gelatissimo's stores, including a tasting session Bondi Beach this weekend.
There's going to be some serious eating to do at Sydney Festival's 40th anniversary this year as some of the city's best and most innovative food outlets spread out over the festival's four separate entertainment hubs, from Parramatta to Barangaroo, and of course Hyde Park. Everything from Gelato Messina's carnival candy inspired creations and gelato doughnut treats to popcorn shrimp wraps by Saké Restaurant & Bar will be available for the duration of the festival, from 7th to 26th January.
As of mid-December, last month, Ipswich near Brisbane has welcomed a new German restaurant with a big, big difference. Named Heisenberg Haus, this hub of schnitzels and biers has been inspired by none other than Vince Gilligan's masterful television series Breaking Bad.
The Keystone Group have announced their summer activities in venues scattered all over Sydney, with venues spanning The Newtown Hotel, Cargo Bar, and Chophouse
Many bars across Australia have themes, but none quite like this. A new bar in Melbourne, named George's Bar, has opened in Fitzroy, and it's entirely dedicated to television's legendary neurotic, Seinfeld's George Costanza.
Potts Point's popular Waterman's Lobster Co. have announced that they'll be bringing their juicy Maine and Connecticut styled lobster rolls, as well as all the other favourites, straight to Bondi Beach this summer, opening up a temporary front in Hall Street's food hub. Located at the former site of Mexican small bar Mr Moustache, the pop-up will be operating from Boxing Day, this Sunday 26th December, for three months, designed to fit into the beach-side setting with a casual, relaxed atmosphere sporting natural, cool blue and grey tones.
If you went along the Sculpture by the Sea this year then you may have seen The Grounds of Alexandria's magical, Hobbit-themed pop-up cafe, The Grounds House, propped in Marks Park. It was an essential part of the whole experience, with small treats, burgers, juices, and great coffee fueling the scene in Tamarama. Well, there's no need to wait until 'Sculpture' returns to re-visit the enchanted pop-up, as it will be making a re-appearance from the end of this month at Sydney's Entertainment Quarter alongside Circus Oz and Water World Central.
Live music and baller baskets of fried chicken will be painting the scene at Bondi's Icebergs Dining Room & Bar next month, as the famed Belles Hot Chicken takes over the venue to host a massive party on January 10th.
After a successful flagship store in Chatswood and a recent opening in Burwood, one of the world's most famous Dim Sum restaurants - and the cheapest Michelin Star rated restaurant in the world - Tim Ho Wan will open in one of the most central locations in all of Sydney, Town Hall Station.
Sydney's famed Imperial Hotel has officially reopened, with a few tweaks and changes to the many spaces seen throughout this historic venue. Though, the biggest potential change is one that speaks to the areas strong LGBTI community, giving them a platform in Australia's first ever "gay and lesbian rooftop chapel".
It's already been one of the liveliest openings Sydney has seen this year. The Old Clare Hotel continues to take shape, preparing for the opening of it's third restaurant following Automata and Silvereye, Jason Atherton's Kensington Street Social. The recently re-opened boutique hotel has become quite the destination for food and drink lovers across the city, helped along by it's classy street-level bar and rooftop pool-bar.