The Food of Orange District (F.O.O.D) festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Running from 8th to 17th April, F.O.O.D Week is the country’s longest running regional food festival. You only need to drive about 3.5 hours out of Sydney to reach the charming food and wine hub. Showcasing quality produce and cool climate wine of the region, Orange F.O.O.D Week brings together a love of good ingredients, community spirit, and diversity. The festival is packed with six signature events and more than 90 satellite events at local eateries, cellar doors, and paddocks.... Read More | Share it now!
One of the most anticipated holidays of the year, Easter, is coming this weekend, and even for those who aren’t big on the reason behind this faithful day, it’s hard not to embrace the extended weekend and penchant for spreading chocolate throughout the city with open arms, but there’s so much more than just chocolate to eat around Sydney this Easter. You’ll be doing just that this weekend if you follow the below, with pop-ups and exclusive weekend-only specials across the city.... Read More | Share it now!
There are some very big things going down in Sydney this weekend, with the most super-sized being the start of The 20th Biennale of Sydney. So much mind-bending, challenging activities and art exhibitions will be spread across seven Sydney venues fashioned as “Embassies of Thought”; it’s a packed program with something for pretty much everyone so first and foremost we suggest heading heading out Cockatoo Island (one of the Embassies of Thought) and exploring that before you spread out your Biennale binge over it’s duration (until 5th June). Other than that, there’s a big burger showdown going on at Barangaroo, the ol’ Brewery Yard Markets down at Central Park, the Coogee Foreshore Festival, and more.... Read More | Share it now!
This heat isn’t going anywhere, which is perfect since A Moveable Feast will be making it’s long awaited debut on Bondi Beach this Saturday, adding to the rich stock of events happening around the city that also include four-day food and drink festival Taste of Sydney, a heap of events as part of Spectrum Now, and even a roller disco dedicated entirely to the memory of David Bowie. ... Read More | Share it now!
It’s the first weekend of autumn for 2016 but that doesn’t mean the carefree summer nights are going anyway. Just two days ago it was reported that March will be mostly hot, leaving a traditional autumn to start sometime in April instead. It’s good news for Sydneysiders, especially those heading out this week since there are quite a few big outdoor events that could use the extra stretch of summer, particularly the massive Mardi Gras parade and it’s resulting after party. Here are some of our top picks for this weekend so get those to-do lists out and start planning.... Read More | Share it now!
Multi-faceted cultural festival Spectrum Now has come around for it’s second year in Sydney (1-16 March), bringing with it a diverse 16-day program of events across arts, music, theatre, food, talks and more, adding more than enough to the city’s March to-do list. The vast array of things to do during Spectrum Now has grown since it’s debut last year (over 100 events), and so the program may be a bit daunting to sift through, which is why you should definitely check out our top pick of the festival below, ranging both free and ticketed events.... Read More | Share it now!
One of the most delicious and eye-opening months on the city’s busy calendar is back this March as the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) returns from 4th to 13th March. Over a week of exploratory culinary events and wine showcases will take place throughout the city, with a very loaded program featuring some of the biggest restaurants, cafes, chefs, sommeliers, and winemakers across Victoria. We’ve spent the past few weeks trying to wrap our heads around the program and have selected some of our essential events of the festival.... Read More | Share it now!
This is the last weekend of summer Sydney and while the weather keeps turning the heat up it’s best to go get outdoors and explore all the awesome events on across the city over the next three days. An absolute must is the Sydney Cellar Door in Hyde Park, but there’s also a big festival happening in Kings Cross, the highly anticipated Bacon Brewfest, and more.... 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!
It’s the freakin’ weekend, the second last of summer for this year as a matter of fact, and Sydney’s vibrant weekend culture isn’t fading one bit with the start of the big Mardi Gras festival as well as the big rally planned for Keep Sydney Open. There are plenty of delicious, fun, and interesting things to do around Sydney from Friday to Sunday this week so get across our top picks:... Read More | Share it now!