Food & Drink

Enoteca Centro platforms their Master of Wine’s wisdom with new wine tasting course

November 28, 2023

The insights of a Master of Wine are what truly sets Enoteca Centro apart from other wine bars in Perth. The venue is a summery oasis, hidden away on Wesley Lane behind the historic Uniting Church, a casual Italian-inspired take on the usual inner-city happy hour destinations. But it’s Master of Wine Brendan Jansen’s carefully […]

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You’ve only a few days left to try a Green Ant Gin martini in Sydney

November 27, 2023

You can find martinis everywhere in Sydney. The colder the better. And yet, this classic cocktail needed a bit of spicing up earlier this month for Australian Gin Week. Luckily, the locally grown Seven Seasons label stepped up to the plate. Earlier this month, the Australian gin brand teamed up with Barangaroo House’s music loving […]

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Young Henrys release a cold frothie to the core range

November 27, 2023

Our friends at Young Henrys have always been ones to push the barriers when it comes to releasing new beer varieties. This time, just in time for summer, is a core range of Cold XPA. Brewed cold. Drink colder. This joins the existing lineup of Newtowner, Hazy Pale Ale, Natural Larger, IPA, Stayer Mid Strength, Cloudy Cider & Ginger Beer. The beer […]

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Kangaroo Islands Spirits has released the world’s first gin using 100% locally grown juniper

November 20, 2023

There isn’t much in the world of craft gin that Aussies haven’t seen before. Yet, Kangaroo Island Spirits has managed to one-up itself by releasing a First Harvest Juniper Gin. This is the world’s first gin made exclusively from Australian grown, single sourced common juniper harvested on Kangaroo Island. Taking 100% locally grown juniper, the […]

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You can now get Vietnamese pho-inspired beef wellingtons in Sydney

October 29, 2023

The fusion between French and Vietnamese is well-recognised but hardly represented as well as it should be in Sydney. There are exceptions. One of my favourite Vietnamese restaurants in Sydney, Hello Auntie, offers a masterclass in Vietnamese cuisine while paying homage to its French roots. And sister venue Hey Chu does it just as well. […]

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A whiskey and ice cream pop-up is coming to Darlinghurst’s The Mayflower

October 26, 2023

One of Sydney’s most upscale cafes, The Mayflower Darlinghurst, is paying tribute to the odd combination of whisky and peanut butter with a summer-ready pop-up bar exclusively dedicated to espresso martinis and ice cream. Yes, it may sound like a strange shot in any season, but Sheep Dog Peanut Butter Whiskey and Elato Ice Cream […]

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QT Sydney welcomes all-day French bistro Parlour

September 8, 2023

Award-winning boutique QT Sydney already has one of the city’s best restaurants in beloved Italian-accented grill house, Gowings, but the eccentric property is clearly not done with revolutionising the city’s hotel dining scene. The low-lit and intimate street-level cafe that was once known as Parlour Cucina has now relaunched as Parlour, a sultry all-day Parisian […]

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Junipalooza returns to Sydney in 2023 bigger than ever

August 24, 2023

Junipalooza is a festival that has made a name for itself with festivals from London to Melbourne. The aim of the festival is for gin-makers to showcase their product directly to gin-lovers. The advantage of meeting the makers is learning about tasting notes, flavours and stories behind the gin making process. Last year was the […]

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Food Review: Calle Rey fuses Peruvian, Mexican and Japanese influences into an ambitious plant-based feast

August 14, 2023

It’s been a while since I last ventured into a fusion restaurant, let alone one that skillfully harmonizes not just two, but three distinct culinary traditions into a symphony of flavors. Calle Rey has masterfully achieved this feat, exuding both confidence and finesse through its plant-based and gluten-free menu. The abundance of exquisite diversity in […]

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MIFF: Where to eat during the 2023 Melbourne International Film Festival

August 13, 2023

The Melbour1ne International Film Festival is in full swing, and with multiple sessions across different cinemas in the city, it can be tough to fit all the movies we want to see in and remember to eat. While I spent last weekend running around the city, surviving on quick dashes to various fast food establishments, […]

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Young Henrys unveil their new Brewers B-Side ‘Phantasmic Mr Hops’ Experimental IPA

August 7, 2023

Young Henrys Brewery in Newtown are no strangers to pushing the beer flavour envelope. Their latest offering, the “Phantasmic Mr Hops” IPA beer is inspired by the Wes Anderson movie, “Fantastic Mr Fox.” Phantasmic Mr Hops is a 7% experimental IPA utilising an innovative new flavour-producing compound named Phantasm. Phantasm is a powder derived from New […]

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ST. ALi & The Queen opens in Melbourne’s CBD

July 17, 2023

ST. ALi represents the cornerstone of coffee culture in Melbourne. With the main roastery and restaurant situated in South Melbourne, the iconic Melbourne brand has taken up residence in the CBD, in the new retail section of the Queen Victoria Markets. Located in Therry Street, you can grab a coffee, pastries and fresh focaccias all […]

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Free ice bath experience coming to Bondi Beach

July 14, 2023

The latest celeb-obsessed ice bath trend is coming to Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach promenade but not how you’d expect… T2 is promoting its latest range of iced teas with a popup ice bath challenge on July 28th. These iced baths are styled to look like the RTD iced tea cans. What a way to start […]

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Fireball & Bar Luca team up for what could be Sydney’s best burger right now

July 5, 2023

Ah, burgers in Sydney. It’s the trend that will – thankfully – never die. In fact, burgers will never fall out of fashion. Yet, they’ve been stuck on a trend over the past few years, with competitors vying for attention with what is essentially just the same burger with a few tweaks. Bar Luca and […]

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Young Henrys and South Sydney Rabbitohs collaborate to launch Glory Haze XPA

June 7, 2023

Celebrating South Sydney Rabbitohs‘ supporters and five years of friendship, Young Henrys have produced a limited edition Glory Haze XPA. Young Henrys is a group of passionate brewers, beer lovers, distillers, musicians and artists, united for the love of good beer. Established in 2012 in the back streets of Newtown and in the hearts of […]

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Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival’s food lineup revealed

May 22, 2023

The full scale of the food offering for the 2023 Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival has just been released. If you like stats, you’ll enjoy that there are 25 different vendors, of which 13 are Beer and BBQ debutants. There are also 11 different food cultures represented. Low and slow highlights include, Black Iron Smokers […]

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Brisbane-born mimosa in a can (mYmosa) wins accolades at World Drink Awards

May 15, 2023

A true success story out of ideas born from the lockdown, Brisbane-based mYmosa – the first classic mimosa in a can – has been awarded Bronze for taste and Silver for design at the 2023 World Drink Awards, judged in London, UK. Designed for convenience and a good time, the brainchild of founders Bec Pini […]

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Adelaide’s Beer and BBQ Festival first beverage lineup for 2023

May 1, 2023

Adelaide’s Beer and BBQ Festival, at the Adelaide Showgrounds from the 14th to the 16th July, have just announced the first beverage line-up. Some of the musical acts are already announced: The Living End, Dune Rats, Dexter from the Avalanches and rock royalty Magic Dirt. Not to mention a “Doof Dome” from Noodle Doof Brewery […]

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Sydney just got the world’s most luxurious cheese toastie

April 20, 2023

Although National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day may have come and gone for another year, there’s one exclusive way you can celebrate in the most delicious way possible. Available until May 12, Sydney now has a French-inspired luxury cheese toastie being flipped at Lorraine’s Bistro. Created by hatted chef Clement Marchais, the decadent dish elevates the […]

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Underground Spirits Australia set to launch their new Coronation Gin

April 7, 2023

Underground Spirits Australia announced the launch of their limited-edition Coronation Gin during a cocktail event in honour of World Caramel Day. With notes of sweet orange, maple syrup and coconut, among others, this intricately crafted gin adopts flavours from across the Commonwealth countries. The Coronation Gin will be officially unveiled at the 2023 Sydney Royal Easter […]

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Dining Destinations: Huihui (Maui, Hawaii) – Kā’anapali Beach Hotel’s beachfront restaurant

March 24, 2023

In our new series “Dining Destinations”, we take you to some of the best and most unique dining experiences you’ll find around the world. We start in Hawai’i, on the island of Maui, where over the pandemic an inspired new restaurant popped up at one of the region’s most iconic hotels, fusing Hawaiian flavours with […]

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Herb & Chilli Festival heats up the Yarra Valley

March 19, 2023

This weekend in the Yarra Valley, hot heads and green thumbs alike swarmed to the aptly named Lovely Nursery for the 11th Herb & Chilli Festival. Featuring over 80 stalls, live cooking shows, hot wings, fresh chillies and chilli chocolate chip cookie eating contests, and a whole host of fresh herb and chilli plants to […]

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Mary’s & Southern Comfort are throwing a massive glow-in-the-dark party in Bondi this month

March 18, 2023

When was the last time you played glow-in-the-dark golf? Never? Me too. Yet that’s exactly the type of niche Southern Comfort and Birds of Condor are getting at with a huge event in Bondi this month. With Mary’s Burgers along for the ride, there’s a glow-in-the-dark party being planned for Thursday 30th March at the […]

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Ooni Koda 12 Review: The pizza oven you’ve always wanted is finally here

February 13, 2023

There are very few things quite as satisfying as pulling a fresh pizza out of the oven and taking a second to admire your handy work. You’ve put toppings on dough, spread evenly, and melted everything into one another to create what is easily one of the greatest food creations in history. There’s one problem […]

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Kiin is the newest Asian restaurant in the heart of Adelaide

December 15, 2022

Kiin is a new modern-Asian style restaurant that has just opened in the heart of Adelaide. The name is Thai for “eat” and is the creation of Ben Bertei and David Wickwar, who have over fifty years of hospitality experience between them. Located at the front of the Arts Theatre in Angus Street, Kiin Bar […]

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Sydney’s BRAND NEW summer hot spot La Bottega Leichhardt is here

December 1, 2022

We visited Sydney’s new Italian café La Bottega to check out the vibe and the food. Tucked away down busy Norton Street, it has a friendly inviting feel. Colourful umbrellas give some cool shade to the outdoor tables, while the open glass doors make the indoor space feel part of the outdoors. The menu has […]

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Enjoy a God of War Ragnarök Themed Meal at Mjølner Restaurants Across Sydney and Melbourne

November 10, 2022

PlayStation Australia is celebrating the launch of God of War Ragnarök by partnering with Norse-inspired restaurant Mjølner, bringing fans an exclusive menu.  From now until the 20th of November, restaurants across both Sydney and Melbourne will allow fans to “Discover The Realms” with a unique nine-course menu , as we celebrate the release of the […]

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RÜFÜS DU SOL and friends introduce Mate Maker Organic Hard Kombucha

October 12, 2022

This week, co-founders RÜFÜS DU SOL along with their lifelong friends across the music and drinks industry, Justin Medcraft and Tom Appleton (ex-Diageo), announced their new hard kombucha brand: Mate Maker co. We sat down with Medcraft to talk about the story behind what’s involved in introducing a new style of drink into the Australian market. […]

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What on earth is a Beer Spa? (And why it’s good for your health!)

September 27, 2022

Opening last year in the residential Five Points area of Denver, following the renovation of a building with more than a century of history, and a few delays thanks to Covid, The Beer Spa brought a slowly spreading experience of the same name to the Colorado city for the first time. So what is a […]

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A guide to drinking rosé in winter, from the experts at Brown Brothers

August 11, 2022

Picture this: it’s a gloomy night, rain is thundering against the window, and it’s cold – by Australian standards, at least. What sort of drink would you be craving? Let me guess: a red wine or perhaps a whiskey? That certainly would be the usual. But according to the wine connoisseurs at Brown Brothers, we […]

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