Juicy Lucy is Surry Hills’ new South East Asian inspired fried chicken shop (Sydney)

Surry Hills has a new chicken-focused shop from the team behind South East Asian eatery Sugarcane. Named Juicy Lucy, the new chicken shop on Elizabeth Street is set to make a big impact on discerning fried chicken fanatics by taking the classic Aussie chicken shop and blending that with Sugarcane’s Asian influence. The owners, Milan Strbac and Griff Pamment, are confident these recipes will take off with slow-roasted birds spiced overnight in a brine of Sichuan pepper, cloves, cassia bark, and coriander seeds, then stuffed with garlic rice, or rotisserie chicken prepped with garlic, coriander, white pepper, and fresh turmeric. There’s even a specially made Asian-style tapioca batter which gives the fried drumettes and chicken tenders a unique flavour. ... Read More | Share it now!

Chiswick Woollahra to host special dinner with local vintage brewery (Sydney)

Matt Moran’s Chiswick Woollahra is without question one of the most consistent restaurants in the area, so when they announce special one-off dinner collaborations interest is bound to spike immediately. Just on the horizon will be a special beer & food pairing experience as the restaurant teams up with local vintage brewery Endeavour Beer to both provide insight into local vintage beers and showcase some of the rustic favourites from the Chiswick kitchen. ... Read More | Share it now!

Sydney Cellar Door returns to Hyde Park with 70 NSW wineries (Sydney)

Various famed wine regions across New South Wales will be showcasing their all over three days this weekend as The Sydney Morning Herald Cellar Door returns to Hyde Park (South) for it’s packed 2016 edition. Starting Friday evening, the event will present a comprehensive and diverse look at the State’s wine regions, with particular attention given to the wineries, producers, and food of Mudgee, Orange, and the Hunter. ... Read More | Share it now!

Highpoint Shopping Centre to host community dinner for newly arrived Australians this week (Melbourne)

Melbourne’s Highpoint Shopping Centre will be the site of a large community dinner this Wednesday 24th February as the first ever for non-profit initiative The Welcome Dinner Project, part of grass-roots movement joiningthedots aimed at connecting newly arrived Australians with established local residents over a shared feast. This comes after Highpoint was announced as a year-long major sponsor of the initiative.... Read More | Share it now!

Teeling Whiskey is planning St Patrick’s Day Eve party for Melbourne at Bar 1806

Multi-award winning Irish Whiskey, Teeling Whiskey, launched their entire range in Australia last year, and they plan to launch a new limited edition expression, The Revival 15 Year Old Single Malt in the near future, just in time for St Patrick’s Day and released to commemorate their opening of the first new distillery in Dublin in 125 years, which was realised last year. Now with an established presence on the local market, the brand are taking things up a notch with a takeover planed for Bar 1806 mid-March, falling on St Patrick’s Day eve, 16th March.... Read More | Share it now!

Cucina & Co. brings classic Italian to Brighton (Melbourne)

Melbourne’s Brighton has welcomed in Cucina & Co., the new Italian restaurant from Riccardo Bianchini (Caffe’e Cucina) aimed at fresh, classic and traditional flavours showcasing what Italians do best: pizza e vino. The 65-seat venue will be offering a seasonal a la carte menu which brings it back to simple Italian cooking with wood-fired pizzas, homemade gnocchi, and daily specials, with hearty soups and stews planned through winter.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne’s Gardens by Twilight is the best looking night picnic event of the year

Well this one is sure looking like a winner. Next month, as part of the 21st Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS), the city’s picturesque Carlton Gardens will play host to the show’s very first “Gardens by Twilight”, a hungry blend of fire acts, glow performances, street buskers, music, food, and drink set in a space designed to impress. The show, which runs over four days in March, will be transforming the city into a horticultural wonderland with a series of events, with this night-time extravaganza being one of the most exciting. ... Read More | Share it now!