Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards announces 2016 winners

To cap off yet another busy Bar Week, the industry came together last night at the 16th annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards to celebrate the past 12 months of outstanding bars across Australia. Always an authoritative lens through which to examine the massive scale of quality bars across the country, the awards ceremony celebrated those who have performed extraordinarily across a large number of categories, providing a comprehensive snapshot of where the industry is at right now, and which drinking dens have been kicking all the right goals.... 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!

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!

Gourmet Traveller National Restaurant Awards announce 2017 winners

Sometimes referred to as the “Oscars of the Australian food world”, the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards has come around again to sort through the country’s stellar dining scene and celebrate excellence across several different categories. Being the country’s only national restaurant awards based on independent reviews, the awards serve as an authoritative guide to the best of the best, which were named at a ceremony last night held at Sydney’s Long Chim, a strong new opening from homecoming hero David Thompson.... Read More | Share it now!

Gelatissimo announce new flavours inspired by different travel destinations

Now that winter is almost behind us (fingers crossed), Gelatissimo have released a bunch of new flavours to continue their globe-trotting wave, designing four tastes that have been inspired by places like South Africa and France. This has resulted in some of the gelato chain’s boldest creations to date, surely spicing up their regular offerings to really make a mark on Australia’s vast gelato scene.... Read More | Share it now!

From multi-million dollar yachts to kittens: the Garage Sale Trail is back for its sixth year

From a modest start to what is now a heavily anticipated national program, the Garage Sale Trail returns to Australia each October to encourage local communities to engage with and host good ol’ fashioned garage sales, and we aren’t just talking dusty old books and fur coats. On October 22nd, registered garage sales across the country will form one large, synchronised treasure hunt with people selling off their wares – big or small – or offering up some unconventional goods, like adoptable kittens, or multi-million dollar yachts (someone has legit registered the huge yacht that was used in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby for sale this year).... Read More | Share it now!

Streets Ice Cream are bringing Viennetta on a Stick to Australia

Those unmistakable ripples of Streets’ fluffy Viennetta ice cream have been burned back into the hearts and minds of Aussies everywhere since an elusive image of a “Viennetta on a stick” product went viral a few days ago. It only to lead to sighs of disappointment when it was revealed that the holy grail of dessert products was not available in the country. However, as news.com.au report, that’s all set to change because Streets Ice Cream have confirmed that the bucketloads of demand that followed the image have forced them to officially launch Viennetta on a Stick in Australia.... Read More | Share it now!

Wine List of the Year Awards: best wine lists in Australia have been revealed for 2016

Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards, which are held each year in partnership with Gourmet Traveller WINE, have today been announced, a result of the heady task that is sorting through the country’s top restaurants to arrive at the very best being offered in 2016. Each year, the list of awards serves as an well respected guide to the best collections of wines sorted into categories, from the esteemed “Wine List of the Year” award, which was last year won by Bentley Restaurant & Bar (Sydney) and “Best New List” to “Best Food and Wine Matching List” and even “Best Beer List”.... Read More | Share it now!

OzHarvest are hosting a free food rescue feast across Australia this week

OzHarvest are bringing back their annual Think.Eat.Save event this week, aiming to feed members of the public for free in cities both major and regional across Australia. Set up on Monday 25th July from 11:30am to 2:30pm, the food rescue organisation and some of the best Chefs in Australia will dish up plates made from “rescued” food. Sydney’s event will also feature a panel of food industry experts who will be discussing the issues of food waste, food security, and sustainability.... Read More | Share it now!