Sydney bar culture is such an ever-changing landscape that is still continuing to thrive and adapt no matter how much the government tries to destroy it, and 2016 should no exception when it comes to new and exciting bars, either perfecting trends, creating new ones, or just reviving old ones. Early 2016 already saw the likes of Potts Point’s Jangling Jacks and CBD laneway bar Easy Eight, and they are well worth tripping over yourself for, adding greatly to the following list of essential drinking holes that have popped up in the past few months. Below are seven new bars you really need to be across.... Read More | Share it now!
Look, Sydney’s burger craze really isn’t going anywhere anytime soon so naysayers may as well embrace it. As burger chefs across the city continue to perfect their art, us here in the harbour city have become truly spoilt for choice. Media are constantly having to revise their “best burgers in Sydney” articles, frenzied burger fiends are running around trying to fit in as much as they can, and now we even have a freakin’ (hopefully) annual two-day festival dedicated to burgers. That’s not to mention that our favourite Facebook group dedicated to burgers is now almost at 60,000 members. Yeah, the burger craze is here to stay, helped along by the fact that Sydney just got three massive openings in the span of one week, all of which will undoubtedly be go-to spots for discerning burger fans from now on. Be aware of these three places, they all pump out some excellence on the daily.... Read More | Share it now!
Our national day of remembrance is upon us once again, and as Sydney prepares to commemorate the ANZACs with its annual ceremony on 25th April 2016, we’ve looked to some of the city’s most loved hotels and pubs to put together this list of seven essential events celebrating the memory of our fallen soldiers.... Read More | Share it now!
On the one hand you have cheap eats, and on the other hand you have really cheap eats; we’re talking one slightly rusted gold coin cheap. Sydney is surprisingly full of them – $1 eats that actually don’t make you feel like you are desperately scooping up rejected leftovers. Surry Hills’ institution The Soda Factory quickly became famous for their quality dollar dogs, since then quite a few dollar deals have popped up around Sydney. Here’s our guide to the best $1 eats around the city.... Read More | Share it now!
Much dispute has arisen over who exactly created one of the most famous and endearing cocktails in the world, the classic margarita. Many say it first popped up around 1938 when bartender Carlos “Danny” Herrera dreamed up the cocktail for a dancer named Marjorie King, who claimed she was allergic to all spirits except Tequila, prompting Herrera to build on the elements of a traditional tequila shot with salt and lime to create a refreshing, palatable drink. Other origin stories say the drink wasn’t created until 10 years later, when a wealthy socialite named Margarita Sames just randomly whipped up her namesake for some guests, one of whom was Tommy Hilton who would go on to add the drink to the bar menu across his well-known hotel chain. However, the Sames story clashes with the claim in The Complete Book of Spirits that Anthony Dias Blue, the first importer of Jose Cuervo in the U.S, advertised with the tagline “Margarita: it’s more than a girl’s name” in 1945, which is three years before Sames apparently created this drink. We may never know the true origin of the drink, but one thing is for sure; Margaritas have remained a reference point for cocktail recipes which go on to stand the test of time, so much so that a day exists to celebrate the mix; that day is today, Monday 22nd February.... Read More | Share it now!
Okay, aside from that FREAKIN’ TORNADO earlier this month, Sydney is still one of the best cities in the country when it comes to idyllic summer days. Something about that sun spreading across Sydney Harbour is enough to fill you with the desire to go out and make the most the most of your day, eating some of the best food and drinking the best drink you can find. That’s the best thing about this relatively new spat of pop-up venues; some of the city’s greatest food and drink outlets are able to experiment with various concepts and locations, offering some of their best creations to help you make the most of summer.... Read More | Share it now!
They say too many options can easily overwhelm, and this truism is no more evident than when Christmas rolls around each year, and almost every business on and offline tries to convince you that they have the perfect gift. Unless you know exactly what those around you want or need, it’s hard to surprise them with something that completely satisfies, that’s why gift lists are so common nowadays. So to help you along we’ve compiled a list of 10 simple gift ideas made up of various music, art, food, lifestyle, and technology items that we have been particularly fond of this year.... Read More | Share it now!