Belles Hot Chicken opens in Darling Square with bottomless weekend brunches (Sydney)

As of this week, Belles glorious mouth burning really f*ckin hot chicken will be accessible from a third location at Darling Square in Sydney, rounding out its sixth site nationwide and cementing its ridiculous popularity amongst Sydneysiders. Head founder and chef Morgan McGlone has negotiated a few more tremendous collaborations for this launch (the last being a tasty Malaysian sandwich deal with PapaRich) including a natural wine label ‘Little Darling’, a reformulated Bloody Mary recipe and a two hour bottomless brunch.... Read More | Share it now!

Collaboration is king as Belle’s Hot Chicken and PappaRich deliver delicious Malay-American fusion to Sydney

Last week, the latest culinary collaboration hit Sydney, as fried chicken experts Belle’s Hot Chicken teamed up with renowned Malaysian chain PappaRich to create the “Ultimate Fried Chicken Sandwich”. And indeed, it’s a dish not to be missed by fans of the delicacy, as the unique Malaysian flavours blend in with Belle’s take on Southern American fried chicken.... Read More | Share it now!

Here’s what to expect from Darling Square’s Steam Mill Lane when it opens in April (Sydney)

Joining the already announced venues of Belles Hot Chicken, Fishbowl, Edition Coffee Roasters, Toby’s Estate and the Sydney debut of Melbourne’s famed 8Bit at Darling Square’s forthcoming Steam Mill Lane will be five new eateries, each reflecting a very diverse palate. Darling Square, part of the $3.4 billion plan to reshape Darling Harbour by the end of 2019, will be the location for this new food and drink precinct which will be revealed as early as April of this year.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne Good Food Month: hot chicken parties, banquet feasts, and more through November

Once again The Age Good Food Month brings the month-long food and drink festival down from Sydney to the world’s most livable city and its surrounds, tasking some of Victoria’s finest with more than 100 events designed to show off the best, most creative sides of the state’s lauded food and beverage scene. From today until the end of November, Melbourne and regional victory will turn into a playground for hot chickens parties, banquest feasts, and a tightly curated program from superstar chefs like Ben Shewry and Stephanie Alexander along with international guests like London’s Fergus Henderson, who will be designing a one day only (November 27th) spring picnic with local culinary heroes.... Read More | Share it now!

The Streets of Barangaroo: here’s what to expect from the waterfront precinct (Sydney)

With the successful Wulugul Pop Up at Barangaroo winding down in August everything seems to be moving into place for The Streets of Barangaroo to truly spring to life. Over the next few months Sydney is going to start to see the permanent bars, restaurants, and retailers who will making up the character of this monstrously large development, and whether or not it becomes the destination it was designed to be will depend on those businesses lining the sparkling waterfront of the Wulugul Walk, already a sight that has become synonymous with the ‘new’ face of Sydney. ... Read More | Share it now!

Tramsheds: what to expect from Rozelle’s new unique retail and dining precinct (Sydney)

In the coming months the city of Sydney is going to be seeing a major shift with retail and food precincts, from Circular Quay – with Gateway Sydney – to the inner-west suburb of Rozelle – with a major revamp to the old 1904 Rozelle Tram Depot. Tramsheds has to date been one of the most talked about developments in the city, set as a very unique space with a curated selection of retailers and dining options standing in the heritage-listed building, designed to maintain many of its original features.... Read More | Share it now!

The Streets of Barangaroo plan final days of Wulugul Pop Up (Sydney)

Since it began last year, temporary precinct Wulugul Pop Up along The Streets of Barangaroo has been a regular go-to spot for hungry, thirsty Sydneysiders craving the likes of Belle’s Hot Chicken, Gin & It, and Chaco Bar in an open-air harbourside experience. The end of July sadly brings the close of this pop-up, as it moves to make way for a permanent line-up of world class restaurants – which so far includes the excellent Anason – and seeing as the series of eateries and bars has met massive success over the past few months, the organisers are planning a little farewell festival to see the residency off with style.... Read More | Share it now!

Belles Hot Chicken wiz Morgan McGlone announces first menu for Harpoon Harry takeover (Sydney)

Next Wednesday 6th April will see a big change to the food offerings at Harpoon Harry as Morgan McGlone (of Belles Hot Chicken) takes the reigns as food curator for 2016 at the venue’s Public Bar, then eventually moving up to refine the upstairs Dining Room menu as well. The partnership was announced earlier this year, instantly generating discussion as to what the man most famous for his Southern influenced fried chicken will be bringing to Surry Hills. A few more details have now been announced, giving us a close look at just what McGlone has planned for the recently refitted and revived historic hotel.... Read More | Share it now!

Our top picks for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2016

One of the most delicious and eye-opening months on the city’s busy calendar is back this March as the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) returns from 4th to 13th March. Over a week of exploratory culinary events and wine showcases will take place throughout the city, with a very loaded program featuring some of the biggest restaurants, cafes, chefs, sommeliers, and winemakers across Victoria. We’ve spent the past few weeks trying to wrap our heads around the program and have selected some of our essential events of the festival.... Read More | Share it now!