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!

First Look: Cuckoo Callay’s Bacon Festival 2016 – Newtown (Sydney)

Last year imaginative Newtown cafe Cuckoo Callay staged their very first bacon festival, with a temporary menu lasting several weeks offering nothing but inspired bacon-centric dishes, leading to a whopping two tonnes being sold throughout the event and an even bigger dedicated following since. At the end of this month, the Bacon Festival will return, bolstered by it’s popularity to be even bigger than last year, with a one-day launch event called Bacon Brewfest to be held at Central Park and aMBUSH Gallery on February 27th, featuring collaborations by a whole heap of Sydney’s best including Grumpy Donuts, N2 Gelato, and Black Star Pastry. After the Brewfest, Cuckoo Callay will be in it for the long haul with a very carefully considered menu of brand new bacon dishes offered for about 12 weeks. We were given a preview of that menu this week.... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: Sam Egerton (Palmer & Co.) talks Guilty Pleasures, March Into Merivale, The Paddington, and more

Merivale’s huge March Into Merivale kicks off this week with a big launch party on Wednesday 10th February, where the many talents which make up the juggernaut hospitality group will be able to showcase their eats and drinks throughout the luscious ivy. Ahead of the big day, we caught up with Palmer & Co. stalwart Sam Egerton, who is also involved in Merivale’s shiny new The Paddington, to talk shop, he’s guilty pleasures in Sydney, what to expect from the festival and one of it’s signature events, “Room for One More”, and changes at The Paddington.... Read More | Share it now!

Merivale chefs name their top picks for this year’s ‘March Into Merivale’ festival

It’s not long now until the big launch of March Into Merivale, the renowned hospitality group’s annual festival which gives them a chance to celebrate their acclaimed team of chefs and bartenders through a series of food and drink events, catering for a massive range of tastes. This year also marks one of the biggest in Merivale’s history as they welcome a string of anticipated venues like Queen Chow (Enmore’s former Queen Victoria Hotel), Fred’s, and the much-buzzed-about The Newport, in addition to recent openings like The Paddington and J&M. Undoubtedly we’ll be celebrating and previewing these new venues throughout the month of events, as well as looking into established treasures like Mr Wong, Uccello and Papi Chulo, and to gauge just what’s in store for the public the AU review caught up with group chefs David Lovett and Christopher Hogarth to talk March Into Merivale, this year’s theme of “Guilty Pleasures”, their picks of the program, and more.... Read More | Share it now!