Melbourne CBD has welcomed a new Japanese restaurant just in time for the holiday season. Yokocho, located in the historic Mid City Arcade on Bourke Street, will be reimagining Tokyo’s unique street culture with a design that’s minimal on interior, big on atmosphere with a reflection of the laneways made famous by the Japanese capital’s lively salarymen. ... Read More | Share it now!
Those who are looking for quality produce ahead of Christmas should keep this one in mind. Carriageworks are bringing back their annual free-entry Christmas Farmers Market on 23rd December, rounding up over 115 producers and providores for an enormous market kicking off at 8am and wrapping up at 1pm. Focused on food and produce, the market will be an excellent opportunity for Sydneysiders to buy fresh seasonal produce and food-related gifts from the best in the business, all of whom will make for a vibrant market featuring hams, lambs, seafood, fresh fruit and veggies, cheese, and Christmas puddings.... Read More | Share it now!
Melbourne’s unstoppable Huxtaburger has finally made it’s way out to Footscray, with a new restaurant opening to locals this past weekend. The famed burger joint, which has locations all over the city, will be doing much of what made the brand such a juggernaut on the scene in the first place. The menu will be the same, although the design will be slightly skewed with Studio Y putting together a skate-inspired décor that includes an upside-down skate bowl on the ceiling, skate rails for lights, and a half pipe for the main seating area.... Read More | Share it now!
Renowned Punk Princess of Pastry Anna Polyviou will be helping Sydney’s lush Shangri-La Hotel, at which she has long been an Executive Pastry Chef, charge into the holiday season with a special pop-up store which will be marked by an enormous four metre gingerbread train out the front, combining 2,000 kilos of gingerbread bricks, 500 kilos of lollies, 100 kilos of fondant, 200 lollipops and liber lashings of icing. The store, located in the luxury hotel, will be selling a bunch of specialised Christmas treats which include Mini Gingerbread Lolly Bag houses, Ginger Ninjas, Fruit Mince Tarts, Christmas Pudding, and lolly jars.... Read More | Share it now!
Sisters Jess and Stef Dadon of popular fashion blog How Two Live have just brought a four week pop-up store to Melbourne with fashion and homewares from 20 independent Aussie labels including Pared Eyewear, Emily Green, Lovestar, From St Xavier, Kitsu, State of Georgia, and the girls’ own footwear label TWOOBS. ... Read More | Share it now!
The year ain’t over just yet! Before we edge our way into 2018, the team behind Sydney’s award-winning The Barber Shop are introducing a new essential drinking destination to the CBD, inspired by and fashioned as a 19th century English tavern. Titled The Duke of Clarence the new pub, which is now open to the public, will offer a quintessentially British experience to Sydney locals and visitors with a generous 500-deep line-up of spirits, 80% of which are from the British aisles, sitting behind a impeccably designed bar alongside sherries, ports, cask ale served from ornate English-made taps, and British sparkling wines. There’s even vintage Pimms products dating back to the 60s and 70s, sourced especially to give guests a rare chance to try a full range that’s no longer produced in its entirety. ... Read More | Share it now!
In what is pretty much guaranteed to be one of the stand-out events on Sydney’s long list of December food and drink events, local institution Mr Crackles – considered an originator in the art of attracting enormous fucking queues – has partnered with Handpicked Wines for a huge pre-Xmas feast mixing swine with wine on December 17th. ... Read More | Share it now!
Fusion food often gets a bad rap but most Sydney eateries seem to be able to get the balance in flavours belonging to two different cultures, just about right. The latest player to join this sub-cuisine is Chefs Pastry, an innovative new bakery combining centuries-old French pastry techniques with vibrant pan-Asian flavours.... Read More | Share it now!
In less than a month Sydney Festival will be kicking off their 2018 program, which is as diverse as ever with its intelligent blend of art, performance, theatre, music and more. Though for many it’s the festival’s beating heart, the pop-up village that will be set in Hyde Park, that’s most exciting.... Read More | Share it now!