Turns out David Novak of Sydney band Polish Club is quite the discerning foodie, and since we here at The AU Review are constantly in-touch with both local musicians and the local food scene we thought it best to grab his thoughts on a topic he is most passionate about: Asian food. Sydney is swarming with top-quality Asian eats, both high and low profile and extending far beyond the confines of the general CBD area; ask anyone where their favourites are and you’ll be met with wildly different results, though that doesn’t mean you should ever stop adding to what is no doubt an already massive to-do list. This is where these lists come in, guiding people on the seemingly non-stop quest to find the very best of all types of Asian cuisines around, inside and outside of the city. Plus, finding your new favourite inexpensive Asian joint is a sure-fire way to save some nosh for more live music.... 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!
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!
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!
Easter AKA the longest public holiday of all time, is upon us once again. While chocolate is definitely what the doctor ordered for the four-day weekend, there’s going to be plenty of special menus and events offering all kinds of savoury and sweet deliciousness. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites in Sydney for you, letting you know the best spots of eat and drink whether it be Good Friday or Easter Monday.... Read More | Share it now!
Whether it’s from a Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) accredited pizzaiolo (which is basically a nod of authenticity from a strict board in Naples) or an inventive chef looking to do things slightly different, Sydney has no shortage of talented pizza makers. You’ll find some of the best slices in all of Australia across the harbour city, both bursting with authenticity and boldly offering twists and turns of the universally adored, Italian-originated food. ... Read More | Share it now!
Why 23? Are you turning into Buzzfeed with your arbitrary numbers based on how much you can be bothered googling and presenting to your readers as some kind of faux-authoritative listicle they’ll share with their friends and be like “omgod dis so me fo’ real, fam. Sc-uhhh-reaming!”? Well, not quite. There has been too many great openings in Sydney as of late, so we had to stretch the below list from the originally planned 20 to 23 because it was just too damn hard to leave even one of these out. ... Read More | Share it now!
The day of love is upon us, and if you’re in Melbourne and a super last minute planner, then allow us to help you out with a few ideas. We’ve sifted through some of the city’s best events to bring you five to suit any Valentine’s Day celebration, whether that be floating towards tradition or just making a day of it. ... Read More | Share it now!
Now that we’re in December, Sydneysiders are no doubt scrambling to lock in those perfect NYE plans, and with so many options available around the famed Harbour City, one is definitely going to need some help sorting through all that’s on offer. Pretty much every venue around Sydney will be trying to coax you through their doors and into their ticketed event, but not all NYE parties are made equal. Because we’re a helpful bunch we’ve sifted through a shortlist of our favourite New Year’s Eve events around Sydney for the 2016/2017 period, trimming that down even more to present you with the below.... Read More | Share it now!
Somewhere in the world right now an overly enthusiastic music publicist is preparing a press release to let you know that yes, Michael Buble has a new release coming, and those dulcet tones could only mean one thing: Christmas! The traditional gift-giving time of the year is but a few weeks away and those who celebrate the holiday are no doubt scrambling to finish their Xmas shopping before the hordes begin. We’re here to help, and have sorted through some of our favourite gift ideas available in Australia to hopefully spark some inspiration, whether it be a gift for a loved one, a secret santa or even someone you barely even know.... Read More | Share it now!