Interview: in conversation with Southern Comfort’s national cocktail champion Jacob Cohen

Cairns bartender Jacob Cohen has recently won the Southern Comfort Traveling Tales cocktail competition. It consisted of numerous rounds around the nation before the Finals held at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar in Barangaroo, Sydney. Jacob has a chat to us before he sets off to New Orleans to experience his first-place prize as well as the story and ingredients behind his winning cocktail – The Bootlegger.... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: Jake Smyth on bringing The Unicorn Hotel back to Splendour in the Grass

Jake Smyth, best known for Sydney’s cult-burger joint Mary’s and award-winning pub The Unicorn Hotel, and his team will once again be bringing their mega popular fare up to this year’s Splendour in the Grass. Representing just how far festival food has come in the last few years, both Mary’s and The Unicorn will be operating up at the three-day festival, held in North Byron Parklands, after proving invaluable in recent years. Mary’s will be landing at the VIP Gold Bar as per usual, but The Unicorn will be out leading the impressive line-up at Splendour’s pop-up neighbourhood “The Very Small Suburb”, which also includes Gelato Messina and Allpress Espresso.... Read More | Share it now!

We talk cannabis with Anastasia Suraev ahead of The Hemp Health & Innovation Expo & Symposium

It’s just about time for the controversial but incredibly insightful The Hemp Health & Innovation (HHI) Expo & Symposium to return to Sydney after thousands of Sydneysiders turned up to the inaugural event last year. The two-day symposium has gathered a lineup of brilliant minds, both global and locals speakers, to fill the space across 27th and 28th May, alongside 80 exhibitors and the largest ratified hemp crop in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: finding our true north with Wanderlust 108 festival director Jonnie Halstead

Wanderlust 108 is the world’s largest yoga and lifestyle event in the world and, in returning for it’s third Australian and New Zealand tour, is set to bring an air of inspiration and exploration to Sydney, Auckland, Brisbane and Melbourne. We cannot wait to dive into the concept of Wanderlust even further when it comes to town, especially when the day itself will feature a world first “mindful triathlon” as one of its major events. What this will basically involve is a 5km walk/run, a large-scale outdoor yoga class, and a guided meditation led by the world’s top teachers. To find out more we had a chat with festival director Jonnie Halstead ahead of the Aussie tour about the festival’s unique air of inspiration. ... Read More | Share it now!

How do we stay healthy with all these delivery services at our fingertips?

Technology has well and truly collided with our hunger for food and cravings for convenience. The emergence of food delivery applications like Foodora, Deliveroo and the latest, Ubereats, are making life incredibly easy: we can now scroll through hundreds of colourful, enticing food options from a huge range of cuisines, and have our choices hand-delivered straight to our front doors; whilst we carry on doing the more important things, like being A-grade couch potatoes.... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: Newtown Locals talk food and drink at the 38th annual Newtown Festival

Newtown Locals is a collection of the inner west neighbourhood’s greatest food and drink purveyors, and each year the group comes together at the annual Newtown Festival to offer up special collaborative dishes designed to showcase the communal spirit of the area. Once again, the community cook-offs will aim at providing some much needed funds to Newtown Neighbourhood Centre’s First Response, and once again they will be dishing up some exclusives to help fuel the full day of live music, entertainment, markets, and general sense of Newtown being the forever thriving and unique hub it is. ... Read More | Share it now!

Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham (Mary’s, The Unicorn): My Splendour Bender

The team behind what is now one of Australia’s most iconic burger joints, Mary’s, aren’t messing around when it comes to overturning dagwood dogs and those weirdly shaped chip things to become reigning champions of festival food. Just the other week, the crew were invited up to mega-festival Splendour in the Grass for the second year in the row, setting up a stall at the Gold Bar and also bringing a mobile version of their Paddington pub The Unicorn to the Very Small Suburb. By all accounts, it was another huge success for co-owners Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, a necessary boost to the festival’s already stacked range of food options.... Read More | Share it now!