Long weekends in Australia are best served with a good ol’ fashioned road trip, which is why Ford are taking heading up and down the east coast with a couple of sweet rides for the upcoming Australia Day Long Weekend. The company is offering up Mustangs for free to loan to Aussies so they can drive up and down some of the coast’s most iconic trails, including the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, the Northern Beaches in Sydney and Coolangatta in Queensland: all locations where Ford have set up three separate pop-up locations to welcome test-drivers who register for the loan ahead of the weekend.... Read More | Share it now!
Across twelve nights in February, Barangaroo will play host to a brand new festival dubbed Sunset20°N: a celebration blending music, food and culture in the picturesque surrounds of Barangaroo Reserve. Named for a strong woman and independent leader of the Cammeraygal people of Sydney, the enormous program will consist of mostly female artists from across the country, spanning various disciplines to truly highlight the immense strength and talent that regularly uplifts Australia’s cultural scene.... Read More | Share it now!
Aline Viravouth and Marcel Nantharath, the team behind Carlton’s popular Nasi Lemak House, have now opened their new 30-seater venue Merah in Northcote. With a focus on Malaysian street food, the lunch and dinner restaurant which opened late last year will highlight the many diverse flavours coming from the South-East Asian country.... Read More | Share it now!
Andrew McConnell will be temporarily heading up Garden Restaurant at the National Gallery of Victoria from 19th to 28th January as part of the multifaceted 10-day Triennial EXTRA festival. The award-winning chef will be using this takeover opportunity to transform the gallery’s eatery into Supernormal Natsu, giving festivalgoers more than enough reason to take some time between all the dance, performance, pop-up bars and talks to munch down on an exclusive summer menu.... Read More | Share it now!
The annual Ballarat Beer Festival will make it’s return this weekend, bringing punters one full day packed with over 150 craft brews lined up and down Lake Wendouree. A total of 34 brewers will be on-site to help the shady banks transform into a beer lovers paradise, highlighting both small and emerging independent breweries and established giants along with a dozen food stalls serving up all types of street eats.... Read More | Share it now!
Grain Bar has teamed up with the crew over at Archie Rose to help welcome their ‘Summer of Gin’ program, which entails a series of five different events all celebrating the diversity of the spirit from now until 2nd March. The program, which will bring about a bunch of unique sensory experiences coupled with house-made infusions, tasting plates, and a special gin cocktail menu, will be grounded by a super exclusive small batch gin created by Archie Rose, featuring a rare mandarin botanical. ... Read More | Share it now!
Break out the pocket change because Jamie’s Italian have significantly dropped the price for some of their signature pasta dishes for the month of January. Across all six venues throughout Australia, Jamie Oliver’s namesake restaurants will offer select pasta dishes for $10 from Monday 15th to Wednesday 31st Jan both lunch and dinner hours.... Read More | Share it now!
From Belly Bao to Bakedown Cakery, it’s a beautiful thing when a nomadic food business becomes so ridiculously popular they can open up their first brick-and-mortar shop. The latest is the market-famous Donut Papi, who have been slinging some of the city’s best donuts for the past two years at various spots around town; they’ve reached the point where they have now opened up their very first shop in Redfern and so far, to no one’s surprise, the donuts are selling like hotcakes. ... Read More | Share it now!
Looking out those big arched windows down onto bustling Kensington Street while heaping through some lovely handmade pasta in a generous, well-designed historic space atop The Old Rum Store is my idea of a good evening out. As is sipping a perfectly refreshing nergroni on an open-air terrazza (terrace) while the faint summer breeze blows through a bright, energetic bar area. Luckily Olio offers both. ... Read More | Share it now!