Last year Newtown cafe Cuckoo Callay zipped into fame with their inaugural Bacon Festival proving a massive success, spread out over several weeks and offering a variety of dishes using free-range bacon in interesting ways. This year, they’ll be bringing the concept back, kicking off with a huge event on February 27th at Chippendale’s Central Park and aMBUSH Gallery titled Bacon Brewfest, and then continuing with a 12-week bacon menu at Cuckoo Callay.... Read More | Share it now!
One of the most memorable winners to ever emerge from the Eurovision Song Contest, “Queen of Austria” Conchita Wurst, has announced that she will be joining a massive lineup for this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, taking over The Party stage at the Mardi Gras after-party in Moore Park. This will be in addition to her show at the Sydney Opera House which was announced last year in November. ... Read More | Share it now!
It seems Newtown brewers Young Henrys have joined in on the adoration of Art Gallery of NSW’s current major summer exhibition, The Greats: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, drawing inspiration from the works on display to craft an exclusive boutique brew for the gallery’s Up late with The Greats series. Titled Old Master the brew has been designed to celebrate the free program of events, which has activities running at the gallery every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.... Read More | Share it now!
Central retail and food hub Regent Place is one of the most well located and unique precincts in the CBD, shooting off George Street and offering a diverse line of shopfronts, vendors, and even one of the city’s most popular small bars (Assembly). As part of the precinct’s on-going development, Regent Place has added two of the fastest rising retail brands in the city, giving some substantial space to one-price wonder store Daiso, and comprehensive Asian grocer Eat Asia.... Read More | Share it now!
A beer venue founded by beer lovers for beer lovers – what’s not to love! With several locations already in operation, major beer haunt Beer DeLuxe is now open at King Street Wharf. They have settled in the old La Cita venue, and have completely renovated it into a multi-story waterfront bar, housing what’s become known as The Beer Bible, a 150-strong beer menu that changes weekly, making it one of the largest beer offerings in Sydney. ... Read More | Share it now!
Both of Sydney’s bills cafes have long stood as two of the most popular casual dining destinations in their respective areas – Bondi and Surry Hills – and so any change is bound to turn some heads. That recent change has come with a new summer dinner menu that rethinks both the food and drink on offer at both establishments from 5pm, sticking to the seasonal, local aesthetic that mirrors renowned chef and owner Bill Granger and his approach to food.... Read More | Share it now!
Renowned Clare Valley winery Taylors Wines conducted a study earlier this year, aimed at bringing better wine experiences to their consumers. The study found that 8 out of 10 Australians drink their red wine at ‘room temperature’, a tendency which is actually robbing wine-lovers of the full experience due to Australia’s warmer climate actually having a negative impact on the flavour of good quality varietales like shiraz, pinot noir, and cabernet sauvignon. Fortunately, there’s a technology out there to correct this and Taylors Wines have begun using it to ensure their Taylors Estate and Promised Land ranges are showing off their best possible sides to consumers.... Read More | Share it now!
All ten Bavarian Bier Cafés across Australia, plus Munich Brauhaus in Melbourne, have switched up their focus a bit, hopping right into the middle of craft beer by launching their very own range of haus-brewed beers, including Munich Lager, Butcher’s Bride Pale Ale, a wheat and barley blend called Hop Dock, and the low carb Blonde Moment. With all these brews coming from the Australian-based Crafty Bavarian Brewing Co., this is a good chance for the public to sip on some local brews made in accordance with authentic Bavarian recipes and 500 years of Bavarian brewing traditions.... Read More | Share it now!
After five glorious summers, the team behind one of Sydney’s most endearing, long-lasting pop-up bars, and one of Lonely Planet’s “Top 50 Bars in the World for 2015”, The Island Bar will be waving goodbye to it’s iconic location on Cockatoo Island, with last drinks set for February 29th of this year. The bar’s owners Marco Faraone and Mike Edkins chose not to renew their lease with Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, instead moving their charming blend of shipping containers, pizza ovens, astro turf, and European beach-side style furniture to an undisclosed location in time for next summer.... Read More | Share it now!
Propped up at Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, from 20th Jan to 22nd Jan, an unmistakable ice-cream inspired 14mx14m jumping castle will be giving Sydneysiders and visitors to change to bounce their way to a free treat from Streets legendary range. Titled the Streets Ice Cream Jumping Castle, the three-day pop up will be encouraging people to take a break and have a little bounce on what is perhaps the most gleefully summer-appropriate jumping castle to ever hit Sydney.... Read More | Share it now!