Swig & Nibble to make Australian debut at Polperro Wines with Michelin trained chef (VIC)

A “Swig & Nibble” may sound like a modest night out but this outdoor dining series, held over three days on the lush grounds of Polperro Winery, sounds like a feast. After seeing success in Manila, Ubud, and Jakarta, the concept event by Bali’s Cuca Restaurant will be making its exclusive Australia debut at the Red Hill property, hosting six events from 7th to 9th October of this year. ... Read More | Share it now!

Domino’s have just launched their biggest menu change in seven years (Sydney)

House party delivery (or lonely Netflix/Stan session) staple Domino’s have just launched what they are touting as their biggest menu change since 2009, slapping the ‘gourmet’ label on their popular pizza range as well as introducing new toppings, sides, ingredients, and desserts. Naming their new menu “Taste the Colour”, the massive company have put a big focus on making substantial moves forward for flavour, trading out regulars and bringing in new, good quality toppings like maple cured rasher bacon, cherry wood smoked leg ham, and more to really take your fast food game to another level. ... Read More | Share it now!

Sake Jr to debut on Bourke St with hundreds of free DIY Korean-Japanese bowls this week (Melbourne)

After a successful debut week in Sydney, Saké Jr, the so fresh, so clean spin-off of Saké Restaurant & Bar, will open in Melbourne at 555 Bourke Street today (Wednesday 14th September). Fashioned as a Korean influenced little sister to the famed Japanese restaurant brand, this health-focused venture will be driven by build-your-own rice, noodle, salad, and bao bun based bowls, offering customers a huge array of fresh veggies, proteins, sauces, and condiments to let them fully customise their order. ... Read More | Share it now!

Arnott’s to bring back the original Pizza Shapes in response to backlash

Earlier this year Arnott’s did something very, very bad and ill-advised, inexplicably announcing that they’ll be taking the “if it ain’t broke, break it” approach by changing the recipe for their Shapes range. This unsurprisingly led to frustration and outrage, being that one of the country’s most loved snacks had been completely flipped upside down with new seasoning, seemingly to improve the range’s health rating (which probably works by making you not wanting to eat them at all). Negative feedback forced the brand to backflip on a few flavours eventually – particularly the much-loved BBQ – but the majority of Shapes flavours stuck to the new recipe.... Read More | Share it now!

Golden Gaynetto: Streets launch Golden Gaytime and Cornetto hybrid ice cream

Sometimes dreams become a reality. Streets Ice Cream have a good history of actually listening to their consumers and actually paying attention to creative requests and unique ideas. One such idea is to create the love child of the brand’s beloved Golden Gaytime and Cornetto, appropriately named the Golden Gaynetto. It was a piece of ice cream fan fiction that seemed like a distant fantasy, coming from ardent Sydney-based dessert fan and non-cape-wearing hero Jesse James McElroy, who famously convinced Streets to introduce 1.25L tubs of Golden Gaytime, which they did just over a year ago.... Read More | Share it now!

Asia’s best cocktail bar, 28 Hongkong Street, is coming to Australia this month

Maison Ferrand, Neat Spirits, Mancino Vermouths, and Plantation Rum are teaming up to bring 28 Hongkong Street, which was voted Asia’s Best Bar, to town for Sydney Bar Week this month, following which it will pop up in Melbourne for two days. The very welcome news is part of a much larger program which will see various events being held across the city’s best drinking holes, though perhaps this one sticks out seeing as it’s a very rare opportunity to experience just what has made this Singapore staple so highly acclaimed among bartenders the world over. ... Read More | Share it now!

400 Gradi to bring back Johnny Di Francesco’s 99-cheese pizza for one day only… this week (Melbourne)

September 5th 2016 is National Cheese Pizza Day. Yeah it’s a thing, and yeah it’s cause to celebrate with perhaps the cheesiest pizza known to mankind, the 99 Cheese Pizza, which was famously created in 2014 by 400 Gradi owner and World Pizza Champion Johnny Di Francesco. Since then petitions have been made begging Di Francesco to bring back the special, and it’s pushed him to reintroduce his monstrous creation for Monday only. You can be sure these will fly out the doors of 400 Gradi restaurants across Melbourne.... Read More | Share it now!

Top Melbourne bars are forming an Old Fashioned cocktail trail this week

Some of Melbourne’s top bars are forming an Old Fashioned trail for the next eight days (2nd to 10th September) to celebrate Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned Week, looking to follow Melbourne Spring Fashion Week with a different kind of style. After success earlier this year in Sydney, the classic Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky will spread a bit of their magic through the streets and laneways of the world’s most liveable city by issuing a challenge to the likes of Ms Collins and Madame Brussels, tasking all participating bars to create an exclusive Old Fashioned, where no two recipes can be the same. ... Read More | Share it now!