There’s now no shortage of celebration for Australia’s epic BBQ scene year-round, and the first event of that kind in 2018 will be The Yak Ales Barbecue Festival. For its fourth year running, the enormous program will be heading through Melbourne with some of the best barbecue in the country. Not only that, but 2018 will also mark the festival’s debut on the NSW Central Coast, where it’ll take place in Gosford.... Read More | Share it now!
Rock legends Foo Fighters have announced two pop up pubs in Sydney and Melbourne. The Foo Fighters Hotel in Sydney (aka Hotel Hollywood) and the Fooie Bar in Melbourne (aka Cherry Bar) will stock the bands own “Foo Town” brew, a lager developed by the band and Newtown based brewery Young Henrys.... Read More | Share it now!
Following a significant makeover for Burger Project venues across Australia, Neil Perry and Rockpool Dining Group are celebrating the Australian Open by partnering up with Vegemite. You know what this means: vegemite burgers; a collaboration between the renowned chef and the iconic Australia spread that may or may not be delicious – on the one hand, it’s Perry, on the other hand, it’s a flipping Vegemite burger.... Read More | Share it now!
Australia is getting the world’s very first adults-only pop-up bar made of over one million blocks of Lego. Come Autumn 2018, The Bricks Bar will be built and deconstructed numerous times, travelling around to four major cities including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. ... Read More | Share it now!
Long weekends in Australia are best served with a good ol’ fashioned road trip, which is why Ford are taking heading up and down the east coast with a couple of sweet rides for the upcoming Australia Day Long Weekend. The company is offering up Mustangs for free to loan to Aussies so they can drive up and down some of the coast’s most iconic trails, including the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, the Northern Beaches in Sydney and Coolangatta in Queensland: all locations where Ford have set up three separate pop-up locations to welcome test-drivers who register for the loan ahead of the weekend.... Read More | Share it now!
Acclaimed Japanese chef Tomotaka Ishizuka is opening a restaurant under his namesake on Melbourne’s Bourke Street in the hopes of introducing the local food scene to a truly refined and delicate Japanese food art form comparable to Western haute cuisine. For anyone fortunate enough to get into the 16 seater restaurant a unique sensory experience will await in the form of a traditional dinner consisting of eleven small and beautifully presented dishes known as Kaiseki. ... Read More | Share it now!
Aline Viravouth and Marcel Nantharath, the team behind Carlton’s popular Nasi Lemak House, have now opened their new 30-seater venue Merah in Northcote. With a focus on Malaysian street food, the lunch and dinner restaurant which opened late last year will highlight the many diverse flavours coming from the South-East Asian country.... Read More | Share it now!
Andrew McConnell will be temporarily heading up Garden Restaurant at the National Gallery of Victoria from 19th to 28th January as part of the multifaceted 10-day Triennial EXTRA festival. The award-winning chef will be using this takeover opportunity to transform the gallery’s eatery into Supernormal Natsu, giving festivalgoers more than enough reason to take some time between all the dance, performance, pop-up bars and talks to munch down on an exclusive summer menu.... Read More | Share it now!
The annual Ballarat Beer Festival will make it’s return this weekend, bringing punters one full day packed with over 150 craft brews lined up and down Lake Wendouree. A total of 34 brewers will be on-site to help the shady banks transform into a beer lovers paradise, highlighting both small and emerging independent breweries and established giants along with a dozen food stalls serving up all types of street eats.... Read More | Share it now!
Break out the pocket change because Jamie’s Italian have significantly dropped the price for some of their signature pasta dishes for the month of January. Across all six venues throughout Australia, Jamie Oliver’s namesake restaurants will offer select pasta dishes for $10 from Monday 15th to Wednesday 31st Jan both lunch and dinner hours.... Read More | Share it now!