Sydney’s Mardi Gras after party adds Deborah Cox to their live music line up

From “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” and “Sentimental” to “Absolutely Not”, 90’s R&B star Deborah Cox has grown from a dominating force in R&B and pop to an icon for clubs around the world, having seen her music embraced so widely and passionately; so her being added to the official Mardi Gras after party comes as huge news. Cox joins the likes of Eurovision darling Conchita Wurst and Global Ambassador Courtney Act on a line-up that will shape the big 10-hour party that follows the legendary Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras parade on Saturday 5th March. ... Read More | Share it now!

Merivale chefs name their top picks for this year’s ‘March Into Merivale’ festival

It’s not long now until the big launch of March Into Merivale, the renowned hospitality group’s annual festival which gives them a chance to celebrate their acclaimed team of chefs and bartenders through a series of food and drink events, catering for a massive range of tastes. This year also marks one of the biggest in Merivale’s history as they welcome a string of anticipated venues like Queen Chow (Enmore’s former Queen Victoria Hotel), Fred’s, and the much-buzzed-about The Newport, in addition to recent openings like The Paddington and J&M. Undoubtedly we’ll be celebrating and previewing these new venues throughout the month of events, as well as looking into established treasures like Mr Wong, Uccello and Papi Chulo, and to gauge just what’s in store for the public the AU review caught up with group chefs David Lovett and Christopher Hogarth to talk March Into Merivale, this year’s theme of “Guilty Pleasures”, their picks of the program, and more.... Read More | Share it now!

Sydney staycation festival Summer Land sells out first two releases; third release tickets available now

Have You Heard events have really been making full use of Sydney and it’s surrounds to throw regular, unique secret parties, whether it be doubled up with staycations outside of the city or bringing together a school of ferry’s for a good ol’ harbour party. The event-throwing crew have been bringing imagination back in a big way, and this weekend they’ll be pulling out all stops for a grand summer camp. Summer Land will be all about bringing you back to the days of school camps, mixing that memory with a contemporary blend of activities for a crowd capped at 300.... Read More | Share it now!

The team behind Bar Luca are opening a burger restaurant on Oxford Street next month (Sydney)

If you’re one of the 40,000+ members of The Fatties Burger Appreciation Society on Facebook then you may be all too familiar with the name Bar Luca. The near-Circular-Quay pub has become famous for their burgers, particularly the poutine-packed Blame Canada, which was voted by said Facebook group as the best burger in Sydney; anyone who has ever tasted one will find that accolade hard to argue with, and anyone who has had that experience will be overjoyed to know that the burger-flipped team are opening up a dedicated burger restaurant on Oxford Street next month!... Read More | Share it now!

The Bentley Restaurant team will replace Noma Australia with a seafood restaurant (Sydney)

René Redzepi’s gloriously innovative – by all accounts – Noma Australia has been stretching into it’s location at Barangaroo for some weeks now, heading towards that inevitably sad moment when the pop up restaurant has to pack up and make way for something else. That something else has now been confirmed to be a new opening from the award-winning team behind Bentley Restaurant & Bar, as confirmed by Brent Savage himself.... Read More | Share it now!

Wolfgang Puck to open a restaurant at Sydney International Airport; Kitchen by Mike to follow

Famed Chef Wolfgang Puck, he who has catered the Oscars for the past 21 years, will be opening his very first Sydney restaurant, and it won’t be in the CBD or the inner-west, it will be part of the new City View precinct at Sydney International Airport. Titled The Bistro, the premium dining destination will be located at T1 International Departures along with a whole host of new venues, completing City View and bringing great change to what we’ve come to expect from Sydney Airport’s food offerings.... Read More | Share it now!

Belles Hot Chicken and Icebergs Dining are duking it out today in Surry Hills for Superbowl 50 (Sydney)

While the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos do battle in California’s mammoth Levi’s Stadium, Sydney is pitting two equally weighted food legends against each other in Surry Hills. Taking place at Harpoon Harry, the fight will pit Belles Hot Chicken champ Morgan McGlone against Icebergs Dining Room & Bar legend Monty Koludrovic, and it doesn’t really matter who is crowed champion, because the real winner will be us, the crowd. ... Read More | Share it now!

René Redzepi is bringing his MAD Symposium to Sydney Opera House with David Chang, Kylie Kwong, and more (Sydney)

By all accounts, René Redzepi’s hugely popular (it was completely booked out within a matter of seconds) Noma Australia at Barangaroo has been worth the hype, and not only has delivered some incredibly delicious and singular food, but has also inspired diners and chefs alike to be more adventurous when it comes to thinking about and handling local produce. While praise continues to roll out for the pop-up restaurant, the world-famous and highly influential Chef has announced that, for the first time outside of Copenhagen, he will be bringing his MAD Symposium concept to the Sydney Opera House.... Read More | Share it now!

Pinbone’s Jemma Whiteman & Mike Eggert take over the kitchen at 10 William Street (Sydney)

Everyone was sad when Woollahra’s adored Pinbone closed for business last year. I was sad, you were sad, we all shed a tear, and henceforth a communal pining for Pinbone began and has never really gone away since. Deep down, we always knew Pinbone would be living on though, and this month indicates a kind of revival for the brand as chefs Jemma Whiteman and Mike Eggert step into Paddington hotspot 10 William Street for a bit of a kitchen takeover, which will kick off on February 9th and last until June. ... Read More | Share it now!

La Poutine Week has come to Australia!

Don’t know what Poutine is? Why it’s only the greatest food creation to come out of Canada in forever (yes, even greater than maple syrup). The country’s national dish, French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy (in it’s most basic form), is not a common sight in Australia, mainly because you can’t find the necessary cheese curds here, but that’s not stopping this country from finally getting involved in the famous La Poutine Week, which lasts from now until Sunday Feb 7th.... Read More | Share it now!