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!
Father’s Day fast approaches on Sunday, September 3rd, and those who plan early can often find some of the best gifts around. Make sure you’re not leaving these ones to the last minute, because they are surely going to be the popular gift choices as the big day creeps towards us. From a beer curating service to the most hipster-dad fashion of all time, explore the map; it’s probably best way to tell where you are.... Read More | Share it now!
Not sure where you’re going to be taking dad come this year’s Father’s Day weekend? Not to worry, plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, event spaces and hotels will be putting on their very best for the occasion but for those who live in or around either Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra we’re picked out some of our favourites this year. Decisions are all the more harder when you’ve got options thrown at you for every direction so we’ve kept it tight this year, pushing away some of the more obvious destinations and highlighting a few of the best, most underrated options around these areas.... Read More | Share it now!
Melbourne has the gold-standard locked down when it comes to breakfast and brunch. There’s no arguing against that, especially when the city has held onto that reputation for years on end without ever having to fear healthy competition like Sydney and Adelaide. It’s been a tremendously difficult job but we dived into the rich and diverse breakfast scene in and around Melbourne and emerged with a pretty damn good top 10 if we do so say ourselves. If you haven’t been to any of these then make sure you wake up early and head along, you won’t regret it. ... Read More | Share it now!
This weekend the annual smooth Festival of Chocolate returns to Sydney’s harbourside the Rocks precinct, bringing an enormous amount of dessert-focused goodness including chef presentations, endless rows of stalls, and a bunch of activities. It’s grown into one of the city’s most anticipated foodie events, and to help you prepare we’ve put together a list of some of the things you should be making a bee-line for as soon as you get there. Trust us, you’ll want to know where you’re going because the crowds can get pretty damn thick.... Read More | Share it now!
If you’re heading to Flow Festival in Helsinki this week then congratulations; you’ll be spending a weekend (11th-13th August) immersed in what has been named one of the very best and most inventive music and arts festivals in Europe. Though it’s not just music and arts for responsible for Flow Festival’s universal acclaim; the annual event also maintains strong relationships with some of the country’s top chefs, restaurants and bars, netting them an enviable food and drink program that will provide necessary fuel in between performances by likes of Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, the xx, Angel Olsen, and stacks of other international and local artists. ... Read More | Share it now!
Friday 14th July is Bastille Day, France’s national day which always brings an excuse to indulge in the rich culture and cuisine of the famous country. Being that some of the country’s best French restaurants are located up and down the East Coast – particularly Melbourne and Sydney – Bastille Day across the country’s two most famous cities is always a must. Below you’ll find some of the best happenings across Melbourne and Sydney to help you make the most of this yearly celebration.... Read More | Share it now!
Break out the fireworks because Fourth of July is upon us, giving us Aussies a good excuse to celebrate everything we think we know about American culture. That is, fatty delicious food, of course. There’s a whole bunch of events around the major cultural hubs of Sydney and Melbourne today (some even lasting the rest of the week) so we’ve rounded up some of our favourites for you.... Read More | Share it now!
You have to give credit where it’s due; though very few would jump at the prospect of airline food – especially when it’s coming from a low-cost carrier – it’d be hard to deny what AirAsia have done with their “Santan” concept. The range they have managed to supply to their passengers across their entire network is impressive to say the least, pulling on various points of call across Asia Pacific (particularly the ASEAN countries) to assemble an on-board menu that’s diverse and offers a wide range of flavour. Most importantly, it pushes away from the poor quality expected of airline food (that isn’t from business or first class), offering a very viable alternative to grabbing a snack before heading to the gate and hoping that will be enough to tide you over for the flight. Just open the menu on one of their flights, the scope (and price range) will likely take you by surprise.... Read More | Share it now!
Over the month of June, the Southern Highlands in New South Wales is embracing the wintry weather and celebrating it with pies. Whether it’s discovering the Pie Trail with just under 30 local pie makers, getting involved in Pie Making competitions or the Pie Time Festival on 24-25 June, it’s a fun-filled festivity for pie-lovers. Last weekend, I was lucky enough to immerse myself in part of the Pie Trail, exploring mouthwatering pies from Werai to Bowral.... Read More | Share it now!