Food & Drink

Cocktail Recipe: You’re Grounded by Melbourne Gin

September 7, 2020

Emerging craft gin label Melbourne Gin has just come from securing a Double Gold metal at the 2020 SIP Awards for the second year in a row, which certainly bodes well for their inventive releases as of late. To see what they’ve been playing around with in terms of flavour we hit them up for […]

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The Bentley Group is opening an Australian inspired pizza joint

September 3, 2020

With four acclaimed restaurants in their pocket such as Bentley Restaurant + Bar, Monopole, Yellow and Cirrus, the Bentley Group have announced they are opening Ria Pizza + Wine. Whilst Monopole relocates to Sydney’s CBD, Australia square in October, the new casual pizza joint will be taking up residence in it’s previous dining space with […]

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BL Burgers

Sydney’s WAP (Wet Ass Patty) burger is here to dominate your taste buds

September 1, 2020

If you love burgers and your name isn’t Ben Shapiro, then get the hell on down to BL Burgers this week. The ever-creative burger-slingers have created an unholy ode to your dirtiest, most salacious food fantasies with “WAP (Wet Ass Patty)” and its bound to weirdly offend unaffected conservatives the world over. As overwhelmingly large […]

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The AU’s Father’s Day drinks guide 2020: Spirits, Wines, and Beers

September 1, 2020

The pandemic may have shut down more than a few 2020 plans, but that doesn’t mean some of Australia’s finest distilleries, breweries and wineries have stopped pushing their liquid gold onto shelves around the country. We’re willing to bet that dad is going to need a good drink or two come Father’s Day, at least […]

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Barangaroo House reopens with new dining experiences

August 31, 2020

The iconic Barangaroo House is finally re-opening its doors and recommencing dine-in operations for their three venues, House Bar, BEA, and Smoke. In light of Coronavirus restrictions gradually easing, Matt Moran and Solotel Group have shifted their gears to cater towards smaller groups and will be consistent with government mandated health and safety regulations. “The […]

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Pier One Sydney Harbour opens their most coveted suite for group bookings

August 31, 2020

Sydney’s lavish, perfectly located Pier One Sydney Harbour has now started taking private bookings for one of the luxury hotel’s most coveted corners, for groups of up to 10. With hotels still finding their place in the ongoing pandemic, the “Harbour Bridge Balcony Party” is an attractive option for groups that feel like something special […]

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Salt Meats Cheese is now doing a plant-based Italian menu

August 28, 2020

Following the announcement of their new vegan restaurant Safiya, the team behind Salt Meats Cheese are introducing a plant-based banquet menu for their Italian restaurants in NSW and QLD. The ‘Soul Meets Cheers Vegan Series’ will take place across all venues (except Southbank) on Tuesday 8th September at 6pm. A strictly vegan approach to classic […]

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The Avalanches announces “A Party for Melbourne” with party food from Attica

August 28, 2020

Attica’s Ben Shewry has hooked up with the founding members of eternally acclaimed music wizards The Avalanches to throw “A Party for Melbourne”, a virtual house party taking place on Saturday 12th September. “The idea for A Party for Melbourne grew out of our friendship with Ben and Kylie Staddon from Attica,” said The Avalanches’ […]

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Vanto is Sydney’s hidden gem of Naples-style pizza

August 27, 2020

Whether it’s traditional Naples-style pizza, classic pasta dishes or their iconic wood-fired sandwiches, Vanto restaurant is the place to be when it comes to authentic Italian cuisine. Nestled on the first floor of the Queen Victoria Building, the hidden gem pays homage to traditional and modern Neapolitan cooking. Noted as Ospitalità Italiana certified (which is […]

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Sydney’s beloved Donut Papi is introducing whisky cinnamon doughnuts

August 27, 2020

Sydney’s wildly popular Donut Papi has teamed up with Fireball Whisky for a very limited edition, just-in-time-for-fathers-day “Fire in the Hole” doughnut. Breaking down the base profile of Fireball Whisky, the ever-creative team at the Redfern store has created what is easily one of Papi’s most exciting (and delicious – we tasted it as a […]

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The Greengate Hotel is doing up a tasty discount for National Burger Day

August 26, 2020

National Burger Day is this Thursday and to celebrate all things delicately stacked and impossibly cheesy, The Greengate Hotel is offering $12 for all their burgers and $8 pints of craft beer. Not only are they serving up their classic burgers, they’ve also announced three new additions to the menu. This includes menu special, the […]

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These five NSW hotels are getting pup-friendly for International Dog Day

August 26, 2020

To celebrate International Dog Day (which is today, you’re welcome), various IHG hotels across Australia are opening up various ways to pamper the many good boys and girls that have been mostly stuck inside right along with us. Your dog needs a staycation too, so take note of all the hotels introducing ways to pamper […]

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Messina hooks up with Coco Pops for white chocolate gelato

August 21, 2020

Seeing as just about every brand in Australia has Gelato Messina on their ‘must collaborate’ list, it was only a matter of time before Kellogg’s tapped the dessert lords to help celebrate the relatively new White Chocolate version of the company’s famed Coco Pops. From September 1st, Gelato Messina will be slinging a Coco Pops […]

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Roll’d dishes out new traditional soup range and meal boxes

August 20, 2020

Whether it’s their innovative rice paper rolls, vermicelli noodle bowls or their classic soup phở that you love, Roll’d is dishing out their latest noodle soup range this winter. Extracted from Roll’d owner, Bao Hoang’s mum’s (Phien Hoang) secret recipes, the traditional Vietnamese soups include the Bún bò Huế, Bánh Canh Cua and Mì Tôm […]

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Lark Distillery releases its first ever blended malt whisky, Symphony No.1

August 19, 2020

Australia’s whisky pioneers over at Tasmania’s Lark Distilling Co. have lifted the barrel on their first ever blended malt whisky, Symphony No.1. Released at the perfect time, with Father’s Day right around the corner, the release has been built with a harmony of exceptional Tasmanian single malt whiskies, collated to offer whisky lovers an approachable […]

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Recipe: Poached Seabass with Tomato and Mushroom from COMO Shambhala

August 19, 2020

Bali’s deeply-rooted wellness retreat COMO Shambhala Estate owes much of its worldly repute to its dedicated culinary program. Clean, fresh and healthy eating is but one aspect of the holistic, 360-approach to immersive wellness here, so if a recipe comes from the property’s Head Chef, you can be sure its well worth your time. Fans […]

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Recipe: Tussock Jumper 8-hour Lamb Shoulder

August 18, 2020

We may be sliding down the tail of winter and into spring, but such a soul-stirring dish as an eight-hour lamb shoulder is typically appropriate for any seasons. While you’re spending an inordinate amount of time in your kitchen sharpening up those chef chops, it’s pretty much a requisite for any potential dinner-party-thrower to master […]

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Reynold Poernomo’s KOI dessert bar creates Father’s Day dessert menu

August 17, 2020

Dessert king Reynold Poernomo, who owns KOI in Chippendale (and more recently, Ryde) with his brothers Ronald and Arnold, has partnered up with famed liqueur Disaronno to curate a special dessert menu for Father’s Day 2020. A five-courser, the menu has been worked up in collaboration between the KOI team and Disaronno brand ambassador Danilo […]

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‘Unfudge Our Future”: Ben and Jerry’s newest flavour tackles fossil fuels

August 17, 2020

Not every dessert signals to the Australian Government an urgent message about climate change. Ben and Jerry’s latest one does just that. Dubbed “Unfudge Our Future”, the pint was created with PM Scott Morrison, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Energy Minister Angus Taylor in mind, sending a pointed message that the dessert-loving public want fossil fuels […]

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Airfryer Recipe: Fairy Bread Bagels

August 17, 2020

If you’ve spent this year’s ongoing pandemic glued to your kitchen, like most people, then you’ve probably picked up an Airfryer recently. The wondrous kitchen appliance has been MVP for 2020, keeping things nice and (relatively) healthy while still offering up that indulgent deep-fried-esque crisp and almost criminally easy prep. It’s also likely you’ve spent […]

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Applejack Group opens Hester’s Cafe and Bar this week

August 11, 2020

After the successful launch of restaurants in the Wynyard Precinct with Bopp & Tone and June’s Shoppe, the Applejack group is launching its third CBD venue, Hester’s Cafe and Bar. The cafe and bar will offer a dine-in and takeaway menu designed by Bopp & Tone Head Chef, Sa Va’afusuaga. Expect some classic breakfast dishes, […]

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Cocktail recipes from the best bars in Oklahoma, USA

August 7, 2020

From the historic stockyards of Oklahoma City to the electric streets of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma is one of the most fruitful stops on that bucket list Route 66 drive you’ve always wanted to take. While that quintessential trip may be off the cards for now, we’ve gone ahead and sourced a few cocktail recipes to […]

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Lebanese-style charcoal chicken chain El Jannah debuts first drive-thru venue

August 6, 2020

The lingering taste of garlicky toum that has left an indelible mark on Sydney’s food scene in the past few years can typically be traced back to El Jannah. The charcoal chicken joint, born a stone’s throw from Granville Station, peddles the kind of dreamy never-forget-your-first-time that has since seen the business expand to include […]

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Grill’d will take $10 off your order if you walk 10,000 steps

August 6, 2020

In doubling down on the ‘healthy’ part of its brand identity, Grill’d is accompanying the launch of a new and improved 100% Natural burger menu with a neat little initiative tasking customers to simply walk for a discount. Anyone who wants a dig at the new menu can simply get $10 off any burger or […]

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Scapegrace: The world’s first naturally black, colour-changing gin launches in Australia

August 4, 2020

Pink is cool, but everyone knows that that black is just a better look for any spirit. Enter the world’s first naturally black gin, echoed from the pure waters of New Zealand’s Southern Alps and captured in a neat-looking bottle from the award-winning Christchurch-based Scapegrace distillery. Simply dubbed Scapegrace Black, the stylish and unique gin […]

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Sydney’s favourite wine bar, Monopole, is moving to the CBD

August 3, 2020

Award-winning and highly influential wine bar Monopole is packing up from its long-standing Potts Point address and making the convenient move to Hunter Street in the CBD. Owners Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt, who will maintain a Potts Point with Yellow along with a new concept, have secured a new venue overlooking Australia Square, and […]

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Black Star Pastry opens new store in The Galeries

July 31, 2020

Dragon Cake, Japanese Forest Cake, or the iconic Strawberry Watermelon Cake. You’ll get to take your pick when Newtown-born phenomenon Black Star Pastry opens their new Sydney CBD store on the ground level of The Galeries. Just off the Pitt Street entrance to the central mall, Black Star Pastry will be conveniently positioned for city […]

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Pizza Hut to give away 50,000 pizzas next week

July 31, 2020

To celebrate their 50th anniversary in Australia, Pizza Hut is set to give away a whopping 50,000 free pizzas between Monday 3rd August and Friday 7th August. Each day, Pizza Hut will open up the online giveaway between 4pm and 6pm, with pizza-lovers simply required to just head to the website and follow the instructions […]

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New eateries open in Darling Square, from sushi to toasties

July 30, 2020

Sydney’s Darling Square is fast-becoming the ‘it’ precinct for new and exciting eateries, adding to the already strong scene of casual eats which includes DOPA by Devon and Saga Lyte. Now, Darling Square has welcomed a host of new concepts, ranging from an 11-seater sushi and sashimi bar, to a inventive toastie joint. Kuon Omakase […]

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KitKat goes for gold with new triple-layered Krisp chocolate

July 29, 2020

KitKat Chunky and KitKat Gold have been spliced together to create the chocolate brand’s latest offering, perfectly timed to jump on all the hype that’s been surrounding the historic wafer these past few weeks. First, Sydney got its very first KitKat chocolatory, which opened to massive fanfare with an endless array of KitKat flavours, its […]

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