Food & Drink

A Sydney sushi master is pairing sashimi with wine for this one-off omakase

July 10, 2020

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of eating at one of Sydney’s most popular, long-running Japanese restaurants, Masuya, or trendy Surry Hills gem Toko, then you’re familiar with the considerable touch of Sushi Master Toshi Oe. With three decades of experience, the chef is rightfully considered Sydney’s original Sushi Master, and he’ll be popping up […]

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Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice reopens with August live music program

July 10, 2020

Sydney’s most potent mix of pizza, beer and smoky rock ‘n’ roll, Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice, has officially reopened. Due to eased restrictions, the city’s favourite rock bar will once again buzz from 4pm to 3:30 every single day, with an epic return to live music via long string of shows planned for August. […]

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Sydney restaurant Felix has put together the perfect Bastille Day delivery box

July 9, 2020

If diving into rich and creamy French onion soup, sending your tastebuds on a vacay to Rhône Valley, and crunching the juices out of duck confit sounds like your idea of a good time, then you’re going to love Bastille Day this year. France’s national day is always an exciting time across the world, but […]

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Cocktail recipes from the best bars in Auckland, New Zealand

July 9, 2020

With talk of a Trans-Tasman travel bubble still floating around – and looking promising – Aussies’ attention is split between their own magnificent backyard and the equally gorgeous landscapes and cities that await across the ditch. Auckland should be front-centre of that vision, with its big-city lifestyle, dynamic dining scene gorgeous harbour, and wine-filled Waiheke […]

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Pretzel flavoured M&M’s officially launch in Australia for World Chocolate Day

July 7, 2020

Announced to coincide with World Chocolate Day (that is, today), Mars Wrigley Australia has upped capacity to their chocolate factory in Ballarat in order to start producing one of the most popular flavours of M&Ms. That’s the salty and sweet Pretzel variant of the famous chocolate, which currently Australians would have had to import online […]

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Woollahra’s Italian gem I Maccheroni announces rare wine dinners for July

July 6, 2020

You may not be able to jet off the Italy anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean your taste buds can’t soak up the splendour of a region as pristine and diverse as Piemonte. This bountiful northern Italian seat of typically rare and celebrates wines will be the subject of a special one-off wine dinner at […]

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A Disney inspired degustation is coming to Sydney’s nel. Restaurant

July 3, 2020

Ever-creative Chef Nelly Robinson of treasured Surry Hills underground restaurant nel. has doubled-down on the Disney inspiration that kicked off last year’s limited edition “Once Upon a Time” degustation. The menu, which made global headlines and sold out in a matter of weeks when it was first released, will return as a celebration of that […]

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You can find the world’s first pho-brined chicken in Sydney

July 3, 2020

Reopened restaurants have been putting their best foot forward to celebrate the fact they can welcome dine-in guests once again, and this popular Vietnamese restaurant in Sydney’s Marrickville is not holding back. The team at the formidable Hello Auntie on Illawarra Road has created what they are claiming as the world’s first pho-brined fried chicken. […]

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Hanrietta is Surry Hills’ new spot for Middle Eastern charcoal chicken

July 2, 2020

A 65-seat Middle Eastern style chicken shop has now opened in Surry Hills, a sister venue of neighbouring Nour on the inner city suburb’s iconic Crown Street. Going by the name of Hanrietta, the dine-in and takeaway concept centres around free range charcoal chicken accompanied by numerous sides like breads, dips, pickles and salads. Owned […]

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Spice Temple reopens in Sydney with new menu

July 2, 2020

Rockpool Dining Group has slowly begun a phased reopening of their many restaurants across Sydney, which has now included the famed Spice Temple. The popular ode to to Chinese flavours and all levels of heat has now started welcoming dine-in guests. RECIPE: Spice Temple’s Kung Pao Chicken Executive Chef Andy Evans’ will be serving up […]

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Cocktail recipes from the best bars in Las Vegas, Nevada

July 2, 2020

Which U.S city has the best cocktail culture? That’s a bit hard to judge. Is it NYC? San Fran? Chicago? New Orleans? LA? Who knows, but one things for sure – you can’t talk about cocktails without mentioning Las Vegas. The well-heeled oasis of entertainment is often seen as the proving ground for some of […]

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Koko Black is bringing Tokyo Lamington to Australia for one day only

July 1, 2020

Australia’s beloved Koko Black has teamed up with Tokyo-based dessert shop Tokyo Lamington for what will surely be one of the most delicious collaborations of the year. That’s three decadent and unique twists on the timeless lamington – limited-edition treats that will be available for one day only at Koko Black stores on Tuesday 7th […]

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Sydney is getting its first ever KitKat Chocolatory in July

June 30, 2020

Those in need of a delicious break (everyone) should start stretching their queuing-up muscles because Sydney’s getting its first ever KitKat Chocolatory flagship. Opening on 6th July, the debut store will stretch it’s legs at Mid City Sydney, offering up a sizable collection of personalised, premium chocolate experienced inspired by and dedicated entirely to the […]

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Cocktail recipes from the best bars in Colorado, USA

June 30, 2020

Domestic travel is on the cusp of a resurgence with states across Australia beginning to relax lockdown measures. International travel? That’s a different story. With many countries around the world struggling in the fight against COVID-19, we’ve been given conflicting information on when international travel will resume to a sense of normalcy anytime soon. Some […]

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Dine With Them: 5 Sydney restaurants reopened for dine-in (2nd edition)

June 26, 2020

The sound of creaking hinges echoes around Sydney as restaurants reopen their doors to brunch starved patrons looking for a quality foodie experience once again. With new menus, weekday specials, live performances and scrumptious food, your grand debut back into society will have been worth the wait.  This should be obvious but if you do […]

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CicciaBella Trattoria is opening its second restaurant in Western Sydney

June 26, 2020

Restaurateur Maurice Terzini, best known for Icebergs and The Dolphin Hotel, is set to launch CicciaBella Trattoria + Bar’s second restaurant in the new Parramatta Square Precinct.  Following in the footsteps of Bondi’s venue, CicciaBella Parramatta will encapsulate the spirit of robust Italian cuisine and hospitality. The restaurant will focus on classic food inspired by traditional […]

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Recipe: Spice Temple’s Kung Pao Chicken

June 26, 2020

Neil Perry’s stalwart Spice Temple is back. After a few weeks of having Rockpool transform the basement venue, the popular Sydney restaurant has fired up the wok for diners to explore the wonders (and heat) of regional Chinese. And that, of course, means 10-dish Golden Banquets, lunchtime Yum Cha, and also signature dishes like Executive […]

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Bondi’s famous Bennett St Dairy now sells cookie dough through Ben & Jerry’s

June 26, 2020

The ice cream lords of Ben & Jerry’s have teamed up with Sydney’s Bennett St Dairy to take their cookie dough to the next level with a new limited edition range. The popular Bondi bakers have been amplified through select B&J stores, supplying their Original Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough so Ben & Jerry fans can […]

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Sean Baxter’s five mixology rules for amateur bartenders

June 25, 2020

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that homemade bars can be just as special as your favourite speakeasy, and a good beverage doesn’t need to be reserved for the pub or restaurant. Anyone is capable of creating and enhancing their mixology skills, whether it’s making a nice cocktail for virtual work drinks or whipping […]

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Recipe: Dan Hong’s Lamb Dumplings with sesame sauce and chilli oil

June 25, 2020

Renowned for his work at Sydney favourites like Mr Wong, Lotus, El Loco and Ms. G’s, Merivale’s Dan Hong enjoys a reputation like very few culinary masterminds in Australia. Here, the acclaimed chef supplies us with one of his childhood recipes. The local Chinese dish formally known as Shephard’s purse dumplings has been passed down […]

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Grill’d has a “secret” brisket cheeseburger you can only get on Deliveroo

June 25, 2020

To big up their partnership with Deliveroo, burger chain Grill’d has today confirmed an exclusive secret menu item only available via the delivery service. Buried amongst the typical Grill’d menu on the Deliveroo app is a ridiculously tempting, limited edition Brisket Cheeseburger. And it sounds more than worth the effort of digging through the stacked […]

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This Melbourne bakery is doing loaded brownies with nationwide delivery

June 24, 2020

Melbourne’s three-store Goldeluck’s bakeshop has been caking itself in e-commerce for a few months now, delivering “survival boxes” with pastries and doughnuts around the areas of Lakeview, Eastland and Croydon. Now, the bakery has made an ambitious online jump to nationwide deliveries, with a limited menu that includes dessert boxes packed with loaded brownies and […]

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Sydney’s Lower North Shore is getting an “urban farm” venue from Acre

June 24, 2020

After the successful launch of restaurants in Camperdown and Melbourne, the Acre Group is expanding even further by launching its third venue in Sydney’s lower north shore. Situated in Artarmon, the urban farm-inspired space will include bakeries, cafes, restaurants, bars, a kitchen garden and a greenhouse-style function space, aligning with the already existing Acre venues. The […]

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Sydney’s BL Burgers’ special of the week is the post-iso meal you deserve

June 24, 2020

It’s always worth paying attention to what Sydney’s now legendary BL Burgers are doing each week. They pretty much pioneered the now widespread trend of gourmet burger joints touting inventive, and often ridiculous, themed weekly specials. Some of them have become deeply embedded in the passionate burger culture built in Sydney over the past few […]

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Recipe: Clam Chowder from San Francisco’s legendary Fog Harbour Fish House

June 24, 2020

You haven’t really visited San Francisco until you head on down to the waterfront, order up a piping hot clam chowder, and dive right in. The heart-warming, soul-stirring signature is a hit for anyone who heads on over the Bay Area, and we’re here today to let you know how to recreate it at home. […]

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North Shore cafe Goodfields Eatery is going truffle crazy this season

June 23, 2020

Winter is without any doubt one of the most delicious times to be in Australia. Why? Truffles. Those highly prized dirt-sent treasures are everywhere when the temperature drops, and some of the country’s best eatery’s know exactly how to maximise them with inventive dishes making use of the holy fungi. Want proof? Head on over […]

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Recipe: KFC Australia shows you how to make a Zinger Parmigiana

June 23, 2020

KFC Australia doesn’t need excessive grease to go straight for the heart. Nope, all they need is to release an easy-to-follow recipe for a supercharged “Zinger Parmy”, taking the pub favourite and maxing it out with the chicken chain’s greatest fillets. Releasing the Zinger Parmy (it should be “Parmi” but the results should more than […]

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Recipe: How to make Native American frybread and Navajo tacos

June 22, 2020

You can’t take a trip through the Southwest of the USA without exploring the rich and diverse history and culture of Native Americans. From New Mexico and Colorado to Utah and Wyoming, there is plenty of opportunity to educate yourself on indigenous North America, and of course that means giving yourself over to the culinary […]

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Some of Australia’s best hotels now have gourmet hampers for your post-iso picnic

June 22, 2020

While some Australian hotels are running ambitious competitions, others are responding to the recent loosening of COVID-19 restrictions by putting together gourmet hampers for those looking to explore more of their backyard. Between Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, the following Marriott International hotels are drawing upon their considerable reach in the local culinary scene to […]

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Ben & Jerry’s has created an “impossible” ice-cream burger for Australia

June 19, 2020

The immortal ice cream impresarios at Ben & Jerry’s have officially gone into burger territory, slapping some of their famously indulgent treats in the middle of a brioche bun and dubbing it the “Impossible to Eat Burger.” Though it’s not quite impossible to eat. Because I will eat it. As will you. The Ben & […]

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