Mental Notes is a 100-deep wine party at National Art School with Mary’s and Icebergs (Sydney)

Wine company DRNKS are preparing to take over the National Art School’s Cell Block Theatre in Darlinghurst on Saturday 30th April with a big wine and food party that will be highlighting 100 wines from Australia and around the world alongside food handled by Sydney icons Mary’s, as well as The Unicorn, and Icebergs Dining. Although wine will obviously be the focus here, the event also promises to bring in some rare spirits, sakés, and beers to serve up alongside all the Mary’s Kebabs and mortadella sangas one could handle.... Read More | Share it now!

Charlie Ainsbury has been named Australian Bartender of the Year for Diageo Reserve World Class

For the second time, the already highly celebrated Sydney bartender Charlie Ainsbury, co-owner of This Must Be the Place, has taken out to the status as Bartender of the Year at the Diageo Reserve World Class Australian finals for 2016. Held over the weekend in Melbourne, the Diageo Reserve World Class featured 25 of the country’s bar royalty to ultimately send one representative over to Miami to represent at Diageo’s 8th annual global Diageo Reserve World Class Competition. We think he’s in with a good shot to become the second ever Australian bartender to win the whole thing (the first was Tim Phillips, owner of Dead Ringer and Bulletin Place).... Read More | Share it now!

Huxtaburger hook up with Wolf of the Willows for a special craft beer dinner (Melbourne)

Ahead of their collaboration for Melbourne’s Good Beer Week, Huxtaburger and local craft brewery Wolf of the Willows will be teaming up for a special intimate dining experience that seeks to highlight good burgers and good booze. Set for Tuesday 26th April, the 40-person dinner will be held at Huxtaburger Hawthorn. Daniel Wilson, Food Director of the famed burger chain, has prepared an exclusive four course feed especially for the event, all matched up with a Wolf of the Willow brew.... Read More | Share it now!

New Bondi Burger Restaurant Milky Lane will feature The Churro Bowl (Sydney)

With an official Facebook page that sits at almost 6,000 likes already, not-yet-opened Bondi cafe Milky Lane has certainly tugged at the indulgent heart strings of Sydney’s most ardent foodies with the announcement that their menu will feature recently internet-breaking dessert creation The Churro Bowl. The image you see above is of one such magical, edible, sugary bowl, and due to it going insanely viral recently Milky Lane feel like they should be the ones to master this new dessert craze in Sydney. ... Read More | Share it now!

Handsome Devils Co. add their hot sauce to the lineup for Burgerpalooza (Sydney)

As we edge towards the now completely SOLD OUT inaugural Burgerpalooza at Manning House across the 16th and 17th April, the lineup has literally heated up with the addition of artisan producers Handsome Devils Co., who have become the official hot sauce supplier for the event. The Sydney-based company were recently placed at number one in the Good Food “Top Ten New Wave Sauces” and have quickly made a name for themselves as one of Australia’s top boutique hot sauce brands.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Blu Bar on 36 at Shangri-La Hotel – The Rocks (Sydney)

To truly take in the many incredible perspectives available to us in Sydney it’s necessary to scout around The Rocks, Walsh Bay, and similar areas to find the various vantage points that are unique to this city. Blu Bar on 36 springs to mind when thinking about these vantage points, a long-standing bar 36 floors high up in the sky on top of the luxe Shangri-La Hotel. The premium cocktail bar has recently seen a few changes, driven by mixologist Art Palomata who has switched up the menu to put some new creations alongside the bar’s signatures, making full use of what he refers to as “liquid physics” to add a little bit of theatre to the already spectacular atmosphere that’s elevated by that priceless panoramic view. ... Read More | Share it now!

Winter Feast returns to Dark Mofo (Hobart)

Mona’s winter solstice festival Dark Mofo will sweep through Hobart for 11 days this June, bringing a multitude of the weird and wonderful to venues, dark corners, and hubs across the city spanning the arts, live music, food, light, film, and more. Cerebral works from local and international artists will be displayed in temporary hubs like Dark Park and Black Box. You can check out more on the arts component HERE. ... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Delhi by the Way – Potts Point (Sydney)

It seems the recently reinvigorated Kellet Way in Potts Point is once again picking up as a destination for locals and visitors who are looking food good, quiet restaurants and small bars to help battle the lockout law-induced blues. The small street has already drawn a new life from bars The Powder Keg and Parsons, and now casual Indian restaurant Delhi by the Way is adding to the area’s new look. Located on the corner of Kellet Street and Kellet Way, this Delhi-inspired eatery is leading the charge for new restaurants in the area, and so far things seem to be going quite well for owner Susheel Kumar, locals seemingly magnetised by the relaxed, terrace-style atmosphere with an interior which has been fitted out with a stunning, open design that’s both homely and flashy, as if you’ve just stepped into an eccentric wealthy Maharaja’s Sydney getaway.... Read More | Share it now!

+39 Pizzeria expands to Toorak (Melbourne)

After almost six years in Melbourne’s CBD, +39 Pizzeria have expanded to include a second location, heading south to Toorak’s Malvern Road with a focus on bringing their own perspective on authentic Italian to the affluent suburb. Consistency has remained at the key for the brand, who will be recreated their traditional flavours and techniques from Italy at this new restaurant, with a dedication to generations of family recipes.... Read More | Share it now!