Cocktail Recipe: how to make one big batch of negroni cocktails

Why make one negroni when you can make a whole batch of them? Big batch cocktails are becoming a huge trend for the amateur mixologist, and there’s little surprise as to why. Not only does this technique allow for high volumes of cocktail ingredients to be pre-prepared, allowing time for botanicals to infused and richer, bolder flavours to come out, but “batching” also enables the host to serve different cocktails throughout the night, in a shorter time.... Read More | Share it now!

Mary’s burgers are headed to the Gold Coast for a pop up (QLD)

Following a successful return to Splendour in the Grass earlier this year, Sydney’s premiere grungy burger joint Mary’s will once again be heading up coast, but this time they aren’t stopping until they hit the Gold Coast. Owners Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham will be taking their cult burgers and popping up for one night only at rowdy Nobby Beach bar The Cambus Wallace, setting their sights on October 9th as one epic booze-slash-grease fueled party with Mary’s available for both eat-in and takeaway for hungry locals.... Read More | Share it now!

Bouche on Bridge is the CBD’s newest fine-casual restaurant with an underground bar (Sydney)

Whether you classify it as casual or fine-dining, it’s sure going to be hard to look past Bouche on Bridge, the brand new restaurant and bar from English-born ex-Rockpool, ex-Marque chef Harry Stockdale-Powell on – you guessed it – bridge street. The long CBD street is no stranger to culinary excellence, and it’s looking like the newest kid on the block will fit right in with the likes of Eleven Bridge (formerly Rockpool Est. 1989) and The Bridge Room, and it’s not just because Bouche shares a similar love for the street’s name. ... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Tequila Mockingbird – Paddington (Sydney)

Paddington’s famed Five Ways intersection has welcomed a new tenant with Tequila Mockingbird, a contemporary Latin American restaurant and bar that’s been gaining some serious traction with locals and visitors since opening a bit over a month ago. Co-owner Michael Fegent (ex-Sake) and Executive Chef Regan Porteous (Riley Street Garage) sit at the head of the new venture, channeling inspiration from their travels all over South America into an energetic, playful venue with a kitchen handled by Porteous along with Matt Taylor Watkins (ex-Bentley) and Gabriel Valenti, who was brought on over from Lima after working at famed Peruvian-Japanese restaurant Maido.... Read More | Share it now!

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!

A look inside Tramsheds Harold Park: what to eat and drink at the new Sydney destination

The intersection of Glebe and Annandale, at the Northern End of the Harold Park development is where Sydneysiders will find that the historic 1904 Rozelle Tram Depot has been gutted, restored, and turned into an impressively slick European-style dining hall. It’s part of a huge redevelopment of the area by Mirvac, and one of the most anticipated elements of the ‘new’ Sydney this year; it’s finally ready to be unveiled to the public from tomorrow, Thursday 22nd September.... Read More | Share it now!

Food Truck Park plans three-day fried chicken festival for November (Melbourne)

From Roadrunner Fried Chicken to Korean Fried Chicken Truck, there are plenty of mobile food vendors in Melbourne who dabble heavily in the art of fried chook. It’s about time some grease-loving geniuses rounded all those trucks together for one very big, super crispy festival. The folks behind Preston’s The Food Truck Park are those geniuses, and they have promised to bring together the city’s “cluckiest trucks” for their inaugural Big Chicken Festival.... Read More | Share it now!

The Grounds of Alexandria are opening a new site on the lower north shore (Sydney)

It’s the dining oasis hidden in Alexandria that has pretty much become a suburb of its own. The Grounds of Alexandria remains one of the brightest beating hearts of Sydney’s cultural scene, consistently attracting sizable crowds of all-ages to play around in the garden, relax in the atrium, and make pig noises at heavy-set superstar Kevin Bacon. In recent years the property has expanded to include the leafy Potting Shed and super secret bar The Lock-In, now they are prepping an expansion of a different kind.... Read More | Share it now!

Time Out Melbourne Food Awards 2016 winners announced

As award season for the Australian food scene continues, the Time Out Melbourne Food Awards have announced who they have celebrated above all others this year. Melbourne’s best restaurants, cafes, and food trucks have been named across 14 different categories, exploring all levels of dining in the world’s most liveable city to arrive at the names which have been killing it for the past 12 months. ... Read More | Share it now!