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IEM Melbourne headlines Melbourne Esports Open in August

February 11, 2020

The rumours were true. IEM Melbourne is real. For the last few years, IEM has been held at Sydney’s Olympic Park.  It’s the Aussie leg of the world’s biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament. IEM Sydney drew sellout crowds and became known for its electric, competitive atmosphere. In August, IEM becomes the headline event at the […]

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The four best Valentine’s Day menus in Sydney for 2020

February 7, 2020

Raspberry and dark chocolate framboisier made to look like a delicate rose in full bloom (pictured above) should tell you all you need to know about how creative chefs get whenever Valentine’s Day comes around. That particular dessert, part of Mode Kitchen & Bar’s set VDay menu for this year, is but one of the […]

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Famed New York cocktail bar Death & Co. is coming to Australia

January 27, 2020

Influential New York cocktail bar Death & Co. is the latest institution from the states to plan an Aussie visit, announcing a pop-up tour that will leap across late January and early February at some of the country’s best bars. Brought down in partnership with Australian Venue Co. and Aviation Gin, the pioneering speakeasy-style bar […]

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The best Gran Turismo players in the world are coming to Sydney

January 24, 2020

The best Gran Turismo players in the world are coming to Sydney in February. The FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships will pull into the Big Top at Sydney’s Luna Park on February 15-16. It’s rare to see the worlds of motorsport and video games collide like this, but here we are. The event will be […]

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Rising stars Hayden Calnin and Riley Pearce to play free all ages show in Sydney this Friday

January 14, 2020

The Aussie Folk Collective is hitting Sydney this Friday night, with two rising stars of the Australian scene taking part in the first Courtyard Sessions event of 2020. The free event has been running for the better part of the last decade now, seeing the Seymour Centre’s courtyard transformed into a live music venue on […]

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Merivale have now opened Bar Totti’s in the ivy precinct

January 14, 2020

Fast becoming an institution in Bondi, Totti’s is clearly one of Sydney’s most in-demand Italian eateries and continues to build a cult following thanks to the fresh ideas of chefs Mike Eggert and Jake Ahrens. Now an energetic spin-off has opened, and this time it’s much closer to the CBD. Taking up residence at ivy, […]

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Live Review: Sir Elton John pledges $1m to Australian bushfire relief fund at joyous Sydney concert

January 8, 2020

An emotional Sir Elton John addressed a packed out Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney last night, expressing his admiration for the firefighters battling Australia’s current bushfire crisis and pledging $1 million dollars to the relief fund. It was but one of many moments of sincere and heartfelt speeches from the legendary artist during his first […]

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Top Sydney chefs will team up this Sunday in support of Australia’s bushfire crisis

January 8, 2020

On Sunday 12th January, some of Sydney’s most highly regarded hospitality heavyweights will collaborate for a #cookforthebush event in support of the country’s ongoing bushfire crisis. Spearheaded by the team at NOMAD, the supergroup will be staging three culinary events through the day, including a rooftop lunch, a good old fashioned bake sale, and a […]

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Four epic immersive installations have taken over Carriageworks in Sydney

January 7, 2020

Four large-scale artworks are setting off the 2020 arts program at Sydney’s iconic Carriageworks. Presented free to the public, they will remain in the venue for quite some time, highlighting new works by leading Australia artists. These four, described below, all make use of light as a medium by which to explore our basic interconnectivity […]

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Flight Review: Flying Extra Comfort with Hawaiian Airlines from New York City to Sydney via Honolulu

December 30, 2019

Last month I flew from New York City to Sydney, via Honolulu, with Hawaiian Airlines, who celebrated their 90th birthday last month. I’ve already written about how strong of an option the route is for those who can’t sleep on planes, but today I wanted to delve into the experience of upgrading your ticket from an […]

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Live Review: Dead Prez are still bigger than hip hop – Metro Theatre, Sydney (11.12.19)

December 12, 2019

Sincere motivational rhymes about veganism and leading a healthy lifestyle may have been the last thing you would have expected from a dead prez concert. That is, if you thought the anthemic chant of their signature hit, “Hip Hop”, was nothing more than an infectious hook. The now veteran duo of stic.man and M1 don’t […]

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Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Review: Upping the city’s standards

December 4, 2019

The ongoing redevelopment of Darling Harbour hit full speed in 2017, with the opening of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour reinvigorating the city’s exhausted luxury lodging landscape and immediately gathering acclaim. A gleaming glass tower of 35 storeys, high above the sparkling harbour and its myriad of neighbouring buildings, the high-end property exudes a modern opulence […]

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Archie Rose launch pop-up cocktail bar in Sydney Airport

November 28, 2019

The ever-busy crew at Archie Rose have officially launched a sixteen-seat temporary cocktail bar in Sydney Airport’s International Terminal. Open for the next four months, the Archie Rose Cocktail Bar will be serving up classics and signatures to help frantic passengers de-stress pre-boarding. Expect a menu of martinis, manhattans, and a few Archie Rose signatures […]

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This New York to Sydney route is perfect if you can’t sleep on planes and want to avoid jet lag

November 24, 2019

With all this talk about the new NYC to Sydney direct route that Qantas are proposing to launch in the coming years – and the Air New Zealand direct NYC to Auckland route that’s going to get us one step closer in October 2020 – I can’t help but wonder if there is a better […]

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Live Review: Lime Cordiale + Micra + Teenage Dads – The Roundhouse, Sydney (21.11.19)

November 24, 2019

Lime Cordiale has caught the attention of international superstars like Post Malone and Dre London, and the hype that that’s garnered is definitely well deserved. These Northern Beaches boys put on one hell of a packed-out, sold out show at Sydney’s Roundhouse on Thursday evening as they continue their mammoth Robbery tour. Warming up the stage […]

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I Maccheroni, Woollahra Review: The essence of Emilia-Romagna

November 14, 2019

Rose Bay favourite I Maccheroni has relocated to Woollahra, squeezed into a site that comes with its own lofty culinary standards. Standing on Jersey Road, the slim two-storey Victorian-era building that now hosts this fantastic Italian eatery glows with the reputation of having previously housed both Pinbone and Buzo. Now, the location is once again […]

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Sydney Airport will open Australia’s very first in-terminal hotel in 2020

November 10, 2019

Plaza Premium Group have announced that they will be adding not one, but two Sydney Airport openings to their extensive network in 2020. In the first quarter, the 70-passenger capacity Plaza Premium Lounge Sydney, and in the third quarter, the Australian-first Aerotel Sydney hotel. These openings are part of a US$55 million global expansion plan, […]

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Dua Lipa to headline Sydney’s Mardi Gras Party 2020

November 8, 2019

You know it’s time to welcome in a new year when Sydney starts to look towards the always epic Mardi Gras Parade. The iconic event, falling on the elusive date of 29th February, will once again be followed by the huge Mardi Gras Party. And now we know who’s headlining. Such a large-scale event needs […]

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Chuuka, Pyrmont Review: The Star’s Japanese-Chinese experiment pays off

November 7, 2019

Replacing the spectacular Flying Fish at the apex of Jones Bay Wharf is an ambitious meeting of two accomplished culinary champions, ambitiously clashing Japanese and Chinese flavours at the behest of The Star Sydney, debuting their very first off-site restaurant. Chase Kojima (best known for Sokyo) and Victor Liong (best known for Lee Ho Fook) […]

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Gin Palooza, the festival celebrating all things gin, returns to Sydney this November

November 6, 2019

For those of you who are passionate connoisseurs, growing gin-thusiasts or just looking to learn more about the botanical spirit, Gin Palooza is this month’s event worthy of your attendance. After a successful first event earlier this year, the Australian Gin Distillers Association is returning the celebration of gin to Paddington Town Hall from 23 to 24 November. […]

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Singapore’s luxury hotel brand The Fullerton makes major debut in Sydney

November 1, 2019

Singapore’s widely acclaimed The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts has officially stretched outside of the lion city with its debut in Sydney. The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, taking over the historic address of No.1 Martin Place, site of the former General Post Office Building, has been tastefully transformed into a luxury 416-room hotel set to become one […]

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You can now take gin-themed tours of the Sydney Opera House

October 28, 2019

If you have ever wanted to go behind the scenes of the iconic Sydney Opera House, and blend your own gin as you soak up Harbour-side views, then you’ll want to get around this exclusive Gin & Tour experience coming early next month. Archie Rose Distilling Co. and the Sydney Opera House have collaborated on […]

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Interviews: Joel Edgerton and David Michôd on the red carpet at THE KING Australian premiere.

October 21, 2019

Netflix’s THE KING took over Sydney’s The Ritz Cinema for its Australian premiere and brought along its director and co-writer extraordinaire David Michôd as well as actor and co-writer Joel Edgerton. The film follows Hal [Timothée Chalamet], the heir to the English throne, who is “crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must […]

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Betty’s Burgers is giving away 1,000 free burgers in North Sydney this week

October 8, 2019

Queensland born burger chain Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co are opening up a new location on Mount Street, North Sydney next week, and to celebrate they’ve committed to give away 1,000 free burgers. As the fresh new venue transforms into “the ultimate beach party oasis” with DJs and a general party vibe, the kitchen plan […]

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Bennelong has made a huge change to its wine program

October 8, 2019

Sydney’s iconic Bennelong have not only made a huge change to their beloved wine menu, but a big statement about the strength and vitality of the Australian wine industry. Switching from their wide-reaching wine program, to a menu that is completely Australian focused (except for the Champagne), the destination restaurant has committed itself to showcasing […]

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DOPA by Devon, Darling Square Review: An homage to the don

October 2, 2019

The folk behind Sydney’s beloved Devon Café sure are banking on the Japanese donburi with their new venue Dopa by Devon. And why shouldn’t they? The staple simmered bowl of rice and protein is a constant favourite for anyone who has ever been over to Japan (which should be everyone by now – flights are […]

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Here’s what to eat at the last ever Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park

October 1, 2019

The long-standing Sydney tradition of getting a group together and running around Hyde Park eating all kinds of Asian cuisine is coming to an end. Well, sort of. Good Food Month’s always anticipated Night Noodle Markets is once again getting ready to take over Sydney’s leafy central park, but for the very last time before […]

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QT Sydney’s classy cocktail bar now sells Negroni fountains

September 30, 2019

Sleek and seductive QT Sydney have pounced onto spring with a new cocktail menu, refreshing their popular bar with a completely new list of concoctions across both their hideaway Gowings Bar and Gowings Bar & Grill. Milkwashings, infusions and house-made ingredients are re-taking centre stage for the new program. And it certainly reiterates QT’s playfulness […]

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Long Chim, Sydney Review: a full-palate workout

September 26, 2019

David Thompson’s masterstroke Long Chim is all about depth. That much has been touted since the acclaimed chef opened this Sydney outpost in 2016, triumphantly returning home after swiftly building up a reputation as one of the world’s leading Thai food chefs. The shadowy industrial space just off Martin Place is lit like the pulsating […]

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Five ways to celebrate Darling Harbour’s inaugural Sydney Oyster Week

September 26, 2019

Sydney Oyster Week (or rather Sydney Oyster 10-days) is upon us, currently running up until 30th September with just about everything a self-respecting oyster lover could want (ie, cheap-as-chips high quality oysters). It’s the first year for this briny celebration, so you can expect the ever-changing Darling Harbour to be showing off their best side, […]

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