Iconic Islay distillery Laphroaig are celebrating 200 years in 2015, and before the year’s out they plan on bringing their Smoke on the Water Whisky Pop-Up to the east-coast of Australia to spread the love. Two centuries of distilling one of the world’s most unique and rewarding Whiskies is no small feat, so we expect these one-night-only events to be huge; they certainly sound quite ambitious, with 10k worth of Laphroaig up for grabs in each city.... Read More | Share it now!
Neutral Bay’s growing dining scene has just taken a big step forward, welcoming Oscar Espinosa, ex-Head Chef of Mexicano, for his first solo venture, tapping into authentic South American food with La Puerta Latino Flavours. Just off the Military Road strip, on Waters Road, you’ll find the restaurant-bar and it’s heady tapas-style approach to flavours from Cuba, Argentina, Peru, and Brazil.... Read More | Share it now!
Kansas City Shuffle (KCS) has given The Rocks has a shiny new café to play around with, and this one is far from your standard newbie. For one, it comes from the ultra reliable Ben Sweeten, standing as his seventh café venture, after involvement in successful venues like Joe Black Café and Proud Mary. Secondly, it has shaped what is the former Cadbury Chocolate Factory and turned it into a clean mix of stone, wood and greenery; a multi-faceted dining space that is both adaptable and consistent.... Read More | Share it now!
Last week Balmain welcomed a brand new eatery attached to the recently re-worked Cricketers Arms Hotel on Darling Street. Named One Ford Street the attractive new spot will focus on fresh, authentic Italian food with a menu designed by Chef Sam Bennett (ex Bourke Street Bakery; Fix St James) who is working alongside floor manager, and former Gourmet Traveller Magazine “Maitre D of the Year”, Fabio Dore.... Read More | Share it now!
If you live in Sydney then you are no doubt aware of how influential Applejack Hospitality have been to the small bar scene. They own and operate some of the city’s most popular and distinctive haunts including Bondi Hardware, The Botanist, SoCal, and most recently, The Butler. Now, the rapidly expanding hospitality group have announced a fifth bar to join their family of charming drinking holes. Titled Della Hyde, the new bar will be located at 34 Oxford Street in Darlinghurst and it’s official opening is expected for 25th November 2015.... Read More | Share it now!
Rosebery’s new food emporium on Morley Avenue is quickly starting to take shape, coloured with a range of top Sydney eats and drinks and this week the precinct just welcomed the third Australian store from Zeus Street Greek. The hugely successful greek street food purveyor has been on quite a roll since the first store opened in June last year in Drummoyne, with Brisbane’s South Bank following soon after.... Read More | Share it now!
Highly regarded dumpling master Eric Koh initially planned to stay a temporary resident at Work in Progress for just six weeks in September, but his @Erickoh residency at Merivale’s small bar has met with such a huge response that demand has forced him to remain in the kitchen until 23rd December. Koh’s dim-sum pop up has built up a steady following since he took the reigns from fellow Merivale Chef Patrick Friesen who kicked off this whole rotating Work in Progress concept with fried chicken and noodles. ... Read More | Share it now!
Popular Sydney restaurant Machiavelli has long stood as an institution for lovers of good Italian food and drink, and after all these years the owners have finally expanded their reach within the city, opening up a sister restaurant at a very unexpected location. Titled Mach2, the stylish new Italian venture has become the newest opening at Sydney International Airport T1 by Airport Retail Enterprises.... Read More | Share it now!
On Sunday 6 December of this year, at the new host venue of Sky Terrace at The Star, tastemakers and scene sifters Time Out will once again be crowning the winners of various categories for their annual Sydney Bar Awards. The ceremony has long been known as one of the liveliest celebrations of Sydney’s diverse bar culture, and now with more categories than ever before (including one celebrating local party-starting collectives) it’s looking like this will be an absolutely unmissable day.... Read More | Share it now!
There are a few quintessential vantage points around Sydney for which to fully absorb the magnificent views, and The Star’s Sky Terrace is most certainly Pyrmont’s primary position. Knowing that they have the perfect summer spot for events, The Star will be pushing more session-type events for their picturesque rooftop space alongside pop-up bars, and menus from the precinct’s renowned restaurants.... Read More | Share it now!