Just a few weeks ago a heartbroken woman left a voicemail message for Messina, essentially cutting ties with them because she couldn’t get her favourite dessert on New Year’s Eve. The dominate dessert demigods may not have won her back by standing outside of her window with a boombox raised above their head, but we think their way of making it up to her – and us for some glorious reason – is just as sweet. ... Read More | Share it now!
Standard slurpees be gone, some genius has finally realised the ultimate summer fantasy and combined chocolate milk with everyone’s favourite icy cold service station drink. Famous Newcastle born flavoured milk brand Oaks has now taken on a new life as frozen chocolate milk machines have been spotted in various – and seemingly random – Caltex stores around Sydney. It’s caused such a frenzy today that the official Oak Milk Facebook page is now covered in comments from people demanding the machines in cities outside of Sydney. Until then, consider yourself incredibly lucky Sydneysiders.... Read More | Share it now!
Whether you want to eat or party your way through Australia Day, we’ve sought out some of our favourite events across the country (mainly Sydney and Melbourne) for you. Our official national day of celebration comes around this Thursday, but the various events around the country extend far beyond that, from Australia Day Eve (Wednesday) to the weekend, offering a great deal of things to do from chilling with world-class DJs on Sydney’s Darling Harbour or partying non-stop for almost seven hours with one of the greatest DJs in the world, to downing ribs and burgers or tucking into an experimental Vegemite dessert.... Read More | Share it now!
2016 was one of the best 12 month periods for new restaurant and bar openings in Sydney (lockout laws withstanding; on that note, good riddance Mike Baird), but just because the year is over doesn’t mean the momentum is slowing. Case in point: just a few weeks into 2017 and we’re already getting a shiny new restaurant for Chippendale’s dynamic Kensington Street precinct with awarded Sicilian-born chef Lino Sauro (Gattopardo in Singapore) who is taking root in Sydney with the opening of his Olio Kensington Street. Come 28th January, the internationally renowned chef will bear his soulful Italian cooking to Sydneysiders as the contemporary indoor dining room fits into the revitalised Old Rum Store. ... Read More | Share it now!
The lineup has grown significantly for Velodrome Food Truck Festival since the inaugural Australia Day weekend event was announced late last year. Across four days, from 26th to 29th January, Melbourne’s newest arts and food venue, the Velodrome, is promising a packed out festival full of the city’s most famous food vendors as well as live music, an inflatable outdoor cinema, a Mexican wrestling ring, and a 40-foot crane for aerial acrobatics. Yes, you read that correctly: a 40-foot crane for aerial acrobatics.... Read More | Share it now!
Feel like running out and grabbing a burger in this heat? That’s obviously a no, but your answer may change with this beautiful little brand name: In-N-Out. That’s right, the famous U.S burger chain has once again popped up in Sydney without any warning at all, with very few details.... Read More | Share it now!
Streets Ice Cream are about to unleash their latest step in building upon one of their best ever inventions, the Golden Gaytime. It’s a curiously named “crumb shed” pop-up, coming to both Sydney and Melbourne Topshop Topman stores later on this month, pushing five new flavours for the beloved ice cream.... Read More | Share it now!
Look we can get pretty crazy down here in Australia with our hybrid foods and pop-culture themed eateries, but our love for food that shouldn’t exist is nothing compared to what’s going on over in the States. The latest is Taco Bell, who through last year have been trialing taco shells made out of fried chicken in various stores across the U.S.A. It’s been a hit (because of course) so the Tex-Mex chain figures they should release the unholy concept nationwide.... Read More | Share it now!
Sydney’s legendary Machiavelli Ristorante has been standing proud for over 27 years now, a mature, powerful presence for classic Italian, and a shining example of an endearing dining institution. Some may have noticed that the business has been slowly expanding in these past few years, some recent openings being the streamlined Mach2 in Sydney Airport, and massive sister restaurant Bar Machiavelli. ... Read More | Share it now!
Just when you thought Sydney’s overcrowded burger scene couldn’t get any bigger, renowned Japanese chef Chase Kojima, who is responsible to the Sydney’s highly regarded Sokyo and Gold Coast’s equally superb Kojima, has officially thrown his reliable hat in the ring and purposely hit left of centre. Kojima has gone for bun-less burgers, but you’d be off the mark if your mind jumped straight to lettuce cups; the chef has opted for sushi rice “buns”, meaning that your typical burger filling is sandwiched by two thick cakes of crispy sushi rice and a big nori seaweed wrap. Gimmick? Nope, it’s just a refinement of an underappreciated form of burger (similar to the ones at famed Japanese chain MOS Burger) that packs some serious punch and just may surprise the more skeptical burger fiends amongst us. ... Read More | Share it now!