Review: Grain Bar at Four Seasons – The Rocks (Sydney)

Four Seasons is one of the most recognised luxury accommodation properties in all of Sydney, and with them now housing Mark Best’s acclaimed Pei Modern, it makes sense for them to up their game when it comes to their Whisky-loving Grain. Situated off George Street and right near The Rocks, the warm, welcoming bar has become one of the city’s most well-stocked and well-known Whisky bars, with a strong focus on both single malts and blends from around the world and local, dedicated to growing their collection which is already 180 deep. ... Read More | Share it now!

SoCal heat things up with a “Cali Tequila Shack” and chilli eating competition (Sydney)

Applejack Hospitality’s popular Neutral Bay small bar SoCal will spice things up in March when they team with Olmeca Altos Tequila to launch an outdoor ‘Cali Tequila Shack’, which will be showcasing a range of the brand’s Tequilas including Plata and Reposado Tequilas, and Avion Espresso throughout the month. The launch of this new feature will be accompanied by a good ol’ fashioned chilli eating competition, set for Tuesday 1st March, kicking off at 7pm. ... Read More | Share it now!

Noma, Bennelong, and more Australian restaurants auction VIP tables to help end world hunger

Launched this past Monday, a website signalling the partnership between The Hunger Project Australia and some of the top restaurants in the country, is auctioning some exclusive deals no food lover in their right mind would want to pass up. It’s all the support The Hunger Project’s worldwide goal, as a non-profit organisation, to end world hunger by 2030, with all proceeds from each auction donated back to The Hunter Project so they can help those in need. The project has been titled A Table to End Hunger, and includes dinner at Noma Australia, a five-course dining experience at Marque, and a tasting menu at Otto, amongst others.... Read More | Share it now!

Meatstock’s Sydney Barbecue Wars are heating up; we ask four competing teams what to expect

Meatstock is finally here! It’s time for Sydney Showground to be transformed into one large, two-day BBQ with some of the best of the best meat-pros heading out to Olympic Park to showcase, compete, and cook. Starting tomorrow, Saturday 13th February, and continuing through the weekend, Meatstock will be a celebration of meats cooked exactly right, with plenty of food, drink, live music, and general good times around. One of the main features will be the Sydney Barbecue Wars, where teams from around the country will compete in the cook-off to end all cook-offs. We caught up with four reps from four of the competing teams for a quick Q&A about what to expect from the competition, where to find the best BBQ’d meats in Australia, where they see BBQ heading, and more.... Read More | Share it now!

Ananas will bring back their popular Atlantic Lobster and Champagne Brunch Buffet this month (Sydney)

In continuing their fabulous Champagne Brunch sunday series, quintessential French restaurant Ananas Bar & Brasserie in The Rocks will be bringing back their popular Atlantic Lobster and Champagne brunch this month, following an incredible reception when they debuted the theme last year. Not only is it a chance to dig into some Atlantic lobster, which is rarely found in Australian restaurants, but it the brunch will come with a tour-hour bottomless champagne package for added opulence, offered to purchase alongside the brunch buffet.... Read More | Share it now!

These Australian stores will be restocking the Yeezy Boost 350 (Pirate Black) this month

Haven’t got your hands on a pair of low-top Yeezy Boost 350 in “pirate black” yet? Luckily you won’t have to go far to get another chance this month as Adidas have confirmed that their popular collaboration with Chicago rapper Kanye West will be restocked at various Australian stores on Friday 19th February. The date is exactly a week after Kanye’s new album – whatever he decides to call it – is released in a worldwide premiere event, screened in Australian cinemas.... Read More | Share it now!

New York speakeasy Attaboy will pop up in Surry Hills for one night only (Sydney)

Just last year, famous New York speakeasy Please Don’t Tell staged a pop-up takeover at Black Pearl’s The Attic in Melbourne, and now it seems a NYC-to-Australia connection has been sparked because another Big Apple favourite, Attaboy, has settled into The Everleigh’s Elk Room in Fitzroy this week, before moving to Sydney’s Dead Ringer next Monday, February 15th, for one night only. You might know Attaboy from it’s current status as the 11th best bar in the world (according to authoritative list The World’s 50 Best Bars 2015).... Read More | Share it now!

Sydney’s Mardi Gras after party adds Deborah Cox to their live music line up

From “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” and “Sentimental” to “Absolutely Not”, 90’s R&B star Deborah Cox has grown from a dominating force in R&B and pop to an icon for clubs around the world, having seen her music embraced so widely and passionately; so her being added to the official Mardi Gras after party comes as huge news. Cox joins the likes of Eurovision darling Conchita Wurst and Global Ambassador Courtney Act on a line-up that will shape the big 10-hour party that follows the legendary Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras parade on Saturday 5th March. ... Read More | Share it now!