Welcome to Burger Watch, where we acknowledge the constant creativity bursting from all sides of the epic burger wave that regularly sweeps Australia. The highest of high demand is reserved for this timeless food staple and just about every interpretation of it, whether it to be an over-the-top glutton-fest or a focus on simple burgers done well. We acknowledge that it’s not just enough to compile a list of the best burger joints for each city because we all know the cream of the crop have space on their menu for revolving specials. That’s why every now and then we’ll be paying close attention to some of the absolute best burger joints across the country and picking limited edition specials we feel you need in your life, so you’ll never have to miss out again.... Read More | Share it now!
If you know your burgers in Sydney then you know Belly Bao. It’s not a dedicated burger joint like Guilty or BL Burgers, but for quite some time now they’ve quietly been making one of the best on the scene. Every Thursday they offer a special simply titled “The Baoger”, a beef patty with melted cheese, lettuce, radish, onion and special sauce in between two slightly steamed, crispy and fluffy bao-ger buns. It’s one of the most perfect hybrid foods to ever hit Sydney and has been a constant sell-out with discerning foodies since it was introduced in 2015.... Read More | Share it now!
He runs one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world, Istanbul’s Mikla (currently number 56 in world’s 50 best restaurants), and for one night only he’ll be joining Sydney’s Somer Sivrioglu at Balmain eatery Effendy. For a one-off collaboration dinner Sivrioglu has invited his good friend Mehmet Gürs to fly in and give guests an incredible opportunity to taste some of the best Turkish food in the world as together they offer a four-course menu.... Read More | Share it now!
How has Sydney gone this long without Chicago-style deep dish pizza? The famous mid-west style of pizza has long been an indulgent fantasy for Sydney diners returning from vacation in the States, but up until now it’s been hard to come across. That’s going to change with the opening of Johnny Fontane’s, a new venue on Darlinghurst’s Stanley St with a name and theme taken from fictional swing singer, film actor and the godson of mob boss Vito Corleone from The Godfather.... Read More | Share it now!
You know Messina Eats right? That delicious foodie series created last year by Gelato Messina in which the dessert empire invites all sorts of savoury champions to their Rosebery HQ in Sydney to put together a carpark feast. It’s back this weekend, and this time Messina have tapped into one of their young chefs, Tom, who has returned to the business after leaving to hone his skills as a pie maker. Tom now stands at the head of Messina’s gelato and pastry team, and on Saturday 18th March he’ll be mixing that all up with his love of freshly baked pies. Yep, pies and gelato – you’re in for a treat.... Read More | Share it now!
Gale Edward’s acclaimed production of Bizet’s Carmen will return to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in 2017, but there’s a new flavour coming to the experience this time. Fresh Catering have returned as dining partners to help shape the atmosphere, food and drink towards the performance.... Read More | Share it now!
Thousands of Sydneysiders turned out last year for The Hemp Health & Innovation (HHI) Expo & Symposium, which was held at Rosehill Gardens and aimed at providing a diverse showcase of all things hemp. It was a success by any measure, spreading in-depth information and awareness around the benefits of the almighty Hemp plant, and for it’s 2017 return the expo promises to be much bigger, better and more comprehensive with a range of expert local and global speakers. In addition, there will be 80 exhibitors and the largest ratified hemp crop is the Southern Hemisphere. Plus the unique two-day event will even head down to Melbourne by the end of the year. ... Read More | Share it now!
Sydney’s beloved Kitchen by Mike has officially opened in the new City View precinct at Sydney Airport’s T1 International. It’s the final eatery to help refresh the airport, joining already opened businesses like The Bistro by Wolfgang Puck, Benny Burger by Shannon Bennett, Joe & The Juice and Heineken House by Heineken.... Read More | Share it now!
Inside The Kirketon Hotel in Sydney lies a cocktail bar that will excite every sense of your body, leaving little wonder as to why it’s remained one of the most respected and referenced cocktail bars in the city’s history. From smoking beechwood, to liquid nitrogen, to adding sea salt and citrus aromas in the form of smoke to fill cocktail glasses, Eau De Vie – which also has an acclaimed venue in Melbourne – is a masterclass in imagination and reinvention.... Read More | Share it now!