InterContinental Hotels & Resorts are celebrating classic cocktails with a slick new menu

70 years in and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts are still at the forefront of premium travel around the world. And as one of the leading hotel brands, it only seems right that they celebrate such a milestone by connecting many of their finest properties around the world through one celebratory cocktail menu, fashioned as the “Worldly Classics Collection”.... Read More | Share it now!

A Culinary Adventure through the Summer Festivals of North America: New Orleans Jazz Fest

Though plenty of international festivals, including the Calgary Stampede which we will feature later in this article series, still embrace our most basic culinary appetites – fried, salty, greasy carnival food – the popularity of the modern, often “gourmet” food truck has undeniably changed the landscape of what we eat at festivals and how we eat it. Laneway Festival – whose Australia legs kick off today in Adelaide – is no stranger to this either.... Read More | Share it now!

Exploring the best tapas in Barcelona for World Tapas Day

The culture of Tapas in Spain is one that dates back to the 16th Century. Its exact origins are often argued, but many say its core purpose can be found in its name. The word comes from “tapar”, or “to cover”, and many believe the tradition started with breads and meats being used to cover drinks – typically Sherry – and protect them from flies. Bartenders started noticing that the more snacks they provided with their drinks, the more people would drink. And so a culture was born. Or something like that…... Read More | Share it now!

Seven bars and restaurants you have to visit in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee. Though perhaps best known around the world as being the home of Elvis and Graceland, the American city is also the home to some of the best BBQ in the country. And in popular revitalised areas like Overton Square and the Cooper-Young district, the city is finding that its cuisine is reaching even further, often served in rooms beaming with musical history. In our recent trip to the great city, we had the chance to enjoy Memphis’ finest food, drink some of their finest beer and dance to their best music. Today we’ll take you to just seven of the places you have to pay a visit next time you’re in the “Birthplace of Rock n Roll”.... Read More | Share it now!

Spotlight on Auckland: Where to eat and drink in the City of Sails (New Zealand)

Located on the North Island of New Zealand, Auckland is renowned as one of the major cities of the Oceania ecozone, an increasingly popular destination for those that use the city as a comfortable base for exploring the wider natural surrounds. The city is also a frequent stop for business travelers in the Southern Hemisphere, so it’s necessary to look at what to do with limited time in the city, and with plenty of options on the table, I thought it best to bring you seven of my favourite spots to eat and drink in the CBD and surrounds, based on a recent weekend stay in Auckland. ... Read More | Share it now!

Asia’s 50 best bars for 2016 have been named

Just a few weeks ago the authoritative publication Worlds50bestbars.com debuted their Asian-focused list, sifting through the many elaborate, speakeasy, rustic, and futuristic bars around Asia to come up with a comprehensive, ranked list. Working through the rich stock of bars was no easy feat, as explained by Asia’s 50 Best Bars Editor Hamish Smith who focused on the Asian perspective to curate this list, writing “if you get the voters right, you get the 50 right”.... Read More | Share it now!

Willy Wonka-inspired Chocolate Factory set to open at Universal Studios in Orlando

Although The Toothsome Chocolate Factory  carefully avoids official affiliation with Willy Wonka, this chocolate factory and “savory feast emporium” is planned to bring an “out-of-this-world” dining experience to the CityWalk at Universal Studios, Orlando. The factory incorporates the surrealism of Steampunk, including “smoke stacks, funky gadgetry, and staff wearing unique Steampunk fashion”, along with the dream-like style and sweet deserts of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.... Read More | Share it now!

Gelato Messina and Kellogg’s have created a Coco Pops Gelato called “Just Like a Milkshake”

When a partnership between serial purveyors of cereal Kellogg’s announced that they were teaming up with Gelato Messina for a limited edition flavour we had some pretty good guesses as to what this could result in. We were hoping for something to do with Aussie childhood fav Coco Pops, and it seems Messina had the same idea, leading to the creation of a limited edition Just Like a Milkshake flavour that will be available across Messina stores (even the one in Las Vegas) from tomorrow, Wednesday 16th March.... Read More | Share it now!

GABS Beer, Cider and Food Festival to tour Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland in May

Sydneysiders, Melbournites and for the first time ever, Kiwis rejoice! The hugely popular and expansive GABS Beer, Cider & Food Festival (formerly known as the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular) is back bigger, better and more bevvy laden than ever before in May, and will see more than 400 craft beers and ciders including 120 ‘Festival Beers’ and 10 ‘Festival Ciders’ produced exclusively for GABS by the best producers Australia and New Zealand have on offer.... Read More | Share it now!