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!
Tomorrow (Friday 2nd June) is National Doughnut Day. While technically an American celebration, Australia is once again hijacking the tradition and some of our favourites are getting involved. Need we explain any further? We’ve rounded up some of the best exclusive National Doughnut Day happenings across Sydney and Melbourne so you can be ready for that crazy sugar rush that inevitably comes with free fatty food. ... Read More | Share it now!
Throughout May and June, the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival returns with an enormous number and range of events highlighting produce of the region and beyond. Each year the festival returns with big, comprehensive programs so we spent three days experiencing the region, the tastes and the people to try and pull out a few highlights, each highlighting Hunter Valley as a refreshing and otherworldly weekend option to Sydney-life.... Read More | Share it now!
The always impressive Vivid Sydney will be casting a huge net of creativity over the city as of next week, presenting locals and visitors with yet again one of the most exciting programs in the entire country. Lights, music and ideas are the three pillars around which this program is curated, but there’s always so much more thanks to the local businesses which surround the various festival precincts. You’re going to need to fuel and re-fuel constantly if you want to get the most out of your Vivid experience, so keep this guide handy; we’ll be updating it as events around announced, and while we won’t be including every single Vivid-related activity, you can be sure we’ll keep you updated with what we feel are the best options all throughout the festival, from Friday 26th May to Saturday 17th June.... Read More | Share it now!
World Whisky Day is coming this weekend, and you better believe that some of Australia’s best drinking holes are going to be pulling out the rarities and underrated gems to celebrate. It’s the World Record Day of Whisky, and each year drams the world over are swirled, sniffed and sipped to toast to one of the most wonderfully diverse liquids of our time. There’ll be plenty of this going on around the country on Saturday 20th May (and beyond), but here are some of our top picks for the cities of Sydney and Melbourne.... Read More | Share it now!
Throughout May and June, the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival returns with an enormous number and range of events highlighting produce of the region and beyond. Each year the festival returns with big, comprehensive programs ranging from cheese festivals and barrel burning celebrations, making for one of the best road trip options you’re going to get all year. We’ve sifted through the long list of mini festivals and events to bring you our top five.... Read More | Share it now!
Lavish long lunches rule when it comes to Mother’s Day options around Sydney this year. If taking your leading lady out to experience some of the best food the city has to offer, while letting the restaurants add their own little touches to each menu, sounds like your idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon then we’ve got you. Here we’ve picked out some of our favourite Mother’s Day menus for those who’ve left their planning to the last minute, whether that be a genuine farm-to-table lunch in Paddington, a smorgasbord of smokehouse goodness in Barangaroo, or a generous Trukish feast in Balmain. ... Read More | Share it now!