Sydney’s Junk Lounge, which sits above the Cruise Bar at the International Passenger Terminal, has this week introduced a new menu to its Asian-inspired dining experience, providing a wider selection of dishes to be enjoyed from 5pm to late, Wednesdays to Sundays.... Read More | Share it now!
Last week, the latest culinary collaboration hit Sydney, as fried chicken experts Belle’s Hot Chicken teamed up with renowned Malaysian chain PappaRich to create the “Ultimate Fried Chicken Sandwich”. And indeed, it’s a dish not to be missed by fans of the delicacy, as the unique Malaysian flavours blend in with Belle’s take on Southern American fried chicken.... Read More | Share it now!
Ever since burger makers cottoned on to the quality and popularity of the iconic In-N-Out Burger in the US, they’ve been trying to replicate it. And this trend isn’t restricted to Australia – many on the East Coast of the US will know Shake Shack, whose own take on the In-N-Out style burger has made them one of America’s most popular burger spots. Not bad for a brand that started as a little more than a food cart in Madison Square Garden 13 years ago.... Read More | Share it now!
We at the AU are honoured to have Batch Brewing Co. on board as sponsors for our upcoming 9th Birthday Party in Sydney. Now a staple of the Marrickville scene, we caught up with Iain McKelvey to talk about the origins of the group, running a community minded brewery and producing damn good beer…... Read More | Share it now!
Located just across the street from the South Bank’s art and gallery precinct (including the GoMA, which is currently celebrating their 10th birthday), is a small and unassuming cafe/restaurant that produces a Michelin-star quality food at reasonable prices. Jerome Batten is the man behind Gauge, a role he juggles while also helming Sourced Grocer, a cafe and grocer in Newstead. For both, the focus is on local, quality produce – with each kitchen’s own flair for originality.... Read More | Share it now!
Organised by the fine folk at The Sydney Connection, last week’s sold out Glebe Tasting Trek was a unique way to discover new gems in a part of Sydney many think they know well. Asking “how long have you been here?” at an establishment was often met with a reply of “several years”, throwing off my initial theory that “this place must be new” and “I just haven’t come to the area recently enough”. Is this the case all over Sydney? Are there gems that I’ve been walking past all these years, not paying any attention to?... Read More | Share it now!
Much has been said about the burger scenes in Sydney and Melbourne, but anyone who has been up coast would find it hard to overlook Brisbane when considering Australia’s finest. We’ve tasted some pretty incredible burgers and now we’re delivering to you our five favourites, in no particular order. Not all of them are cheeseburgers, mind you, but all of them are delicious.... Read More | Share it now!
Though plenty of international festivals, including the Calgary Stampede which we will feature later in this article series, still embrace our most basic culinary appetites – fried, salty, greasy carnival food – the popularity of the modern, often “gourmet” food truck has undeniably changed the landscape of what we eat at festivals and how we eat it. Laneway Festival – whose Australia legs kick off today in Adelaide – is no stranger to this either.... Read More | Share it now!
The culture of Tapas in Spain is one that dates back to the 16th Century. Its exact origins are often argued, but many say its core purpose can be found in its name. The word comes from “tapar”, or “to cover”, and many believe the tradition started with breads and meats being used to cover drinks – typically Sherry – and protect them from flies. Bartenders started noticing that the more snacks they provided with their drinks, the more people would drink. And so a culture was born. Or something like that…... Read More | Share it now!