Food & Drink

New Meat Substitutes are Winning Hearts and Mouths by Focusing on Taste and Texture

October 14, 2021

More people than ever are convinced things need to change, but we also really like meat. We humans may be omnivores, but we really like meat. Some 86 percent of people surveyed by data-gatherer Statista say their diet includes meat. So, when you read articles about “strong trends toward veganism” or with provocative headlines such […]

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Five spots to book next week now that “Freedom Day” is upon Sydney

October 7, 2021

Not that it should be grotesquely touted as “freedom day” like it’s a signal to the ongoing pandemic is over, but October 11th has now been confirmed as the day when the fully vaccinated will be able to once again start enjoying fewer restrictions in Sydney. That means that we’re now able to book in […]

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Here’s how to make a MILKLAB Lamington Oak Milk Latte to celebrate World Coffee Day

October 1, 2021

Today marks World Coffee Day so naturally every single thing about the art is going to be picked apart, analysed, and written about online today. From coffee beans and the perfect grind, to your city’s best coffee shops and latte art. One of the most discussed things today, however, is always going to be milk. […]

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Wine Journey is Australia’s newest intrepid service bringing the world’s best regions to your door

September 21, 2021

Having a wine subscription services curate and deliver you new and exciting wines regularly has become one of the most popular ways to discover the local and international growing regions during lockdown. Although there are also similar services that have been popping up lately, again focused on curation but without locking people into any ongoing […]

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The Ghan has launched its first ever day-trip to Clare Valley

September 20, 2021

Australian icon The Ghan has been roaming Australia’s countryside for decades now, but for the first time ever the train will be leaving on a special epicurean adventure to the world-renowned Clare Valley. Straight from October 8, the single-day itinerary will be a complete food and wine-focused adventure, designed to showcase a new railway journey […]

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iHeartWine is a new app showcasing independent winemakers and connecting them directly to drinkers

September 20, 2021

Smaller producers have been profoundly impacted these past two years as the devastating triple punch of bushfires, Chinese tariffs, and the global pandemic has shaken the local wine industry. I don’t even need to tell you important it is to support your favourite winemakers at a time like this, so the arrival of a new […]

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Planning a Sydney picnic? East 33 are now offering their spring season oysters fresh from the farm to your door

September 20, 2021

Right now, with relaxed restrictions regarding small outdoor gatherings, Sydneysiders have one thing on their mind. Picnics. And some of the city’s best restaurants are moving quickly to adapt, introducing picnic hampers, having bake sales, and putting together produce to make picnic planning that much easier. Although not much can rival getting produce direct from […]

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This $150 limited edition food box proves Porcine is one of the best new restaurants in Sydney

September 20, 2021

With Shane Delia’s recently launched Providoor Sydney has been going off lately, locked-down Sydneysiders have been getting used to getting food boxes delivered from some of the city’s best restaurants. Pre-proportioned ingredients are all ready to cook up into a hearty, restaurant-quality meal. It was only a matter of time before other restaurants hopped onto […]

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Send is the new delivery app in Australia set to change the game on how we shop for groceries

September 6, 2021

The convenience, and now safety, of having stuff delivered straight to your door has been one of the major things helping us get through health-mandated lockdowns since March of last year. And if anything, it’s also exposed just how flawed and backed up a lot of these systems are. Ordering from Coles and Woolies online […]

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‘Create Action Now: Australia’s newest vodka-soda mix is out to make in impact

September 6, 2021

Consuming alcohol might help slow the brain down and shed a bit of that lockdown anxiety, which explains why alcohol brands have been making bank this year, but rarely does drinking one come with the knowledge that you’re also making a positive impact on the world. C.A.N is out to change that. Australia’s newest vodka […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021: Wines, Spirits & Beers To Get Dad This Sunday

August 30, 2021

You know what’s coming around this Sunday 5th September, and by now you should know what kind of last-minute gift you want to pick up for the old man. Yep, Father’s Day is going to be an important one this year. If he’s like most people in Australia right now, Dad is locking down amongst […]

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How to Prepare Healthy Meals for the Family When You Work Full-Time

August 25, 2021

Balancing a family and a full-time job is no easy task. It can often leave you feeling frazzled, exhausted, stressed and just plain frustrated. You get home after a busy day at work, everyone is starving and wants dinner, but likely the last thing you feel like doing is making a big, huge meal. This […]

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Macros

MACROS meal delivery: the healthier choice

August 19, 2021

After a long day at work, it’s easy to lean towards UberEats and takeaway overcooking and clean-up. While that may be fine as a treat, making it a daily ritual quickly affects us all not only monetarily, but also with regards to our health. That’s where MACROS comes in. Their ready-made meals make it easy to […]

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QT Sydney introduces premium ‘Man Tea At Home’ boxes so you can still own Father’s Day in lockdown

August 12, 2021

Father’s Day is right around the corner, coming at you on Sunday 5th September. Old man itching to get out? Where are you going to… oh. Wait. If you’re in Sydney right now you don’t many options because, you know. And while there is a small possibility of easing some restrictions for anyone fully vaccinated […]

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Polish Club

Polish Club’s David Novak gives us his favourite burgers in Sydney

August 11, 2021

On Friday, Sydney rockers Polish Club will release their latest album, Now We’re Cookin’. They’ve teased out some singles in the past few months including “Stop for a Minute”, “Just Talking” and the sweet ballad “No Heaven”, so it’s exciting to having the full audio smorgasbord about to drop. It’s always good to hear David […]

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Sydney lockdown be damned: ChefPrep lets us try our favourite restaurants from afar

August 9, 2021

Sydney being in lockdown doesn’t mean locals can’t experience their favourite restaurants. In the past few weeks the state has already seen the launch of Melbourne-born service Providoor as well as a healthy selection of Sydney lockdown takeaway options. One new service adding greatly to that is ChefPrep, a new online marketplace that has partnered […]

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Grilld

Grill’d make a huge play for plant-based burgers in new partnership with Heston Blumenthal

August 9, 2021

Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal has come on board to help Grill’d pick up their increasingly impressive plant-based game. Using Fable, a mushroom-based meat, Heston has helped create four new burgers in a bid to add to the chain’s already stacked offering, which in the past few years has been fast moving towards redefining fast-casual […]

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Bite Size: 5 bits of Australian food news you should know for August 2021

August 9, 2021

Looking to switch up that shopping cart? Every so often the AU will be looking to 5 quick news bites we think Aussies should be across, whether that’s something as small as a new supermarket essential or a city-specific needt-to-know to keep you eating you eating well each day of the week. Kit Kat Teams […]

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What is Georgian Cuisine? 5 Mouth-Watering Dishes To Eat Before You Die (And How!)

July 9, 2021

The Republic of Georgia is a land nestled within the gorgeous Caucasian mountain range and is home to many things – friendly faces, rich history, beautiful scenery and, of course, food to die for. If you’ve never tried Georgian cuisine, let me sum it up into two simple words: cheese and wine. Food plays an essential part […]

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Modus Operandi’s NORT creates world first non-alcoholic Pacific Ale

June 28, 2021

Australian made, female founded company NORT Beer has pushed forward with a world’s first, launching a non-alcoholic Pacific Ale in a substantial move for the low-to-no alcohol movement that has swept the industry over the past few years. NORT is already well known throughout Australia as a locally-brewed 100% crafted non-alcoholic beer, so it’s not […]

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Hendrick’s get starry-eyed with the release of limited edition Lunar Gin

June 28, 2021

Hendrick’s has always been a gin with just as personality as punch, so it’s always worth paying attention to what the William Grant & Sons label has got going on. Right now, that’s the newly released Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, hand-crafted in Scotland and serving as a sequel to 2019’s Midsommer Solstice Gin. Popularity has always […]

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a’Mare, Crown Sydney Review: Golden-age service with a side of theatre

June 23, 2021

Alessandro Pavoni doesn’t have anything to prove. His Ormeggio at the Spit – old enough to be considered legendary – has always been a reference point for Sydney’s excellent spread of trattoria-inspired eateries. The Mosman restaurant’s more recent turn, skewing seafood and flirting with Puglia, has only solidified that reputation. But the chef is clearly […]

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QT Hotels & Resorts launch their very own riesling in collaboration with Seppeltsfield Wines

June 21, 2021

They’ve already created their own gin in collaboration with Four Pillars, now the personality-led QT Hotels & Resorts have gone and made their very own white wine. In partnership with Seppeltsfield Wines, QT have mined the iconic Quelltaler Vineyard and come up with the QT Riesling. Available exclusively across QT’s signature restaurants and bars in […]

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The best truffle dishes you need to try in Sydney for Winter 2021

June 17, 2021

Truffle season has rolled around once more, with plenty of menu takeovers across Sydney showcasing unique flavour profiles including the beloved fungi. Adding a little luxury to your next night out, these lashings of truffle turn any dining experience into an indulgent one. To save the hassle and to get those taste buds tingling, we’ve […]

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Papa J’s is Cronulla’s new lounge bar inspired by old-world glitz & glamour

June 17, 2021

While Sydney’s been getting plenty of new bars this year, building up a strong post-2020 scene that feels refreshing and exciting, not much new has popped up outside of the typical haunts. Cronulla muscles into the scene with the launch of a new art deco bar called Papa J’s. Part of a small family that […]

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Airgarden uses NASA-designed technology to give sustainable produce an easy win

June 15, 2021

Does your home benefit from the use of astronaut technology? No. Let’s change that shall we. Airgarden, Australia’s very first vertical soilless gardening system, is making use of the technology for the benefit of anyone obsessed with sustainable design – or for those who just want access to more home-grown produce, faster. The game-changing gardening […]

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Sydney Solstice: 6 highlights of the new winter festival

June 7, 2021

Sydney isn’t about to let the postponement of Vivid get in the way of a good winter festival. Although our two major winter events – Sydney Film Festival and Vivid Sydney – have both been rescheduled and shifted to later this year, a new two-week replacement will more than fill the need for all that […]

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Oblivion hot sauce competition

WIN: We’ve got 5 bottles of Elder Scrolls Online hot sauce to give away!

June 3, 2021

Do you like Elder Scrolls Online, Oblivion, hot sauce and healthy competition? Do ever wish that your three extremely disparate niche interests would overlap? Good news: they have, and you can check out the full story right here. Thanks to Bethesda ANZ, The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood and Melbourne Hot Sauce, we’ve got five bottles […]

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Elder Scrolls Online Hot Sauce

This Elder Scrolls Online hot sauce has us extremely hungry

June 3, 2021

To promote the launch of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, Bethesda ANZ has partnered with Melbourne Hot Sauce to create an ultra-spicy hot sauce. The sauce, called the “Hot Sauce of Oblivion,” weighs in at around 600,000 scovilles, the unit used to measure the heat contained in spicy food. As off-the-shelf hot sauces go, that’s pretty […]

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Little Shop of Waffles

Inside Little Shop of Waffles, Sydney’s only bubble waffle café

June 3, 2021

The first thing you notice about the Little Shop of Waffles is the smell. It’s sweet – like sugar and batter – reminding me of Sunday’s spent baking in my Nan’s kitchen. The big difference being my Nan never made bubble waffles and until a few weeks ago, I had never even heard of them. […]

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