Chef signatures and a sixteen room feast feature on the 2016 March into Merivale Festival program

Sydney’s hospitality behemoth Merivale in the midst of their biggest changes to date, with several venues opening up within the past few months and several more planned for the year ahead. It then makes sense that they make their annual March into Merivale as jam-packed as possible, and with a program that features a sixteen-room feast, a series of Chef Signatures, and a Merivale Chef Burger Challenge, it looks like they have done just that.... Read More | Share it now!

Newtown’s Cuckoo Callay will bring back their popular Bacon Festival this February (Sydney)

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!

South Yarra gets a new dining hot spot with Sth Central (Melbourne)

Newly opened in Yarra Street is a contemporary social and dining venue titled Sth Central, operated by partners Tommy McIntosh and Ben Avramides (of Tommy Collins fame) who have brought in Chefs Daniel Southern (Est Est Est, Circa) and Simon Winfield to bolster the kitchen alongside Leroy Smith (Stokehouse). The solid lineup have brought together their love and knowledge of the industry to make for a laid-back, high quality venue to start Melbourne’s new venue openings for 2016 off right.... Read More | Share it now!

Conchita Wurst joins the lineup for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2016

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!

Young Henrys team with Art Gallery of NSW to create an exclusive boutique beer

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!

Regent Place welcomes Diaso and Eat Asia (Sydney)

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!

It’s official: a Jack Daniels and Coke is now called a “Lemmy” in honour of Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister

The American spirits industry and Jack Daniels have clearly been paying attention the change.org lately. With the tragic, recent passing of Motorhead frontgod Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, an overwhelming amount of signatures came rushing through to a petition asking JD to officially re-name Lemmy’s favourite drink as a tribute to the rock legend. Now, the authoritative Food & Beverage Magazine have officially deemed that a JD and coke shall henceforth be referred to as The “Lemmy”.... Read More | Share it now!

Beer DeLuxe brings their 150-strong beer menu to King Street Wharf (Sydney)

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!

Renowned cafe ‘bills’ has introduced a new summer food and cocktail menu (Sydney)

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!