There’s nothing like crisp country air slapping you awake to take you out of that hustle, bustle Sydney state of mind. For Sydneysiders a brief getaway isn’t just about grabbing a quick, refreshing weekend in the Blue Mountains or Hunter Valley (still both incredible places for brief escapism) anymore, with many realising that you need to think wider to truly experience the magic of regional New South Wales, and all the award-winning wine and produce-driven food that comes with it. These kind of road trips are becoming increasingly popular the more the state’s celebrated wine regions come into focus, and if timed correctly it could land you in the middle of a festival that best showcases what that region is all about. This is the ideal recipe for a NSW road trip.... Read More | Share it now!
Food rescue organisation OzHarvest will be teaming up with Head Chefs from reputable establishments including Acme, Biota, Otto, Bennelong, Nomad and Paper Daisy to raise funds and awareness around food security and wastage, as part of an annual Kitchen Table Dinner series running from 10th-14th & 17th-21st October to celebrate Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Month.... Read More | Share it now!
There are so many excellent breakfasts to be found in and around Sydney, with the pre-midday dining scene really shaping up these past few years to rival Melbourne’s gold standard. It also helps that some of these places really show off those million dollar views, absorbing all that atmosphere to really smack you awake while you scoff down a perfect eggs bennie or a silky soft berry-laden pancake. We’ve looked far and wide for some of the city’s best breakfasts, as well as some outside of Sydney that are worth the short drive. This isn’t a definitive list – some obvious ones have been left off (Cornersmith, Sokyo’s buffet, and bills Bondi for example) – but these are definitely breakfasts you need in your life.... Read More | Share it now!
Sydney got its first ever food festival dedicated to some of the city’s best fried chicken and wine with Birds of Redfern back in July, a curated line up that brought in the likes of Hartsyard and Mitch Orr to deliver crispy greatness while Cake Wines took care of the locally made drops. It was a huge sell-out event, obviously springing enough demand to turn it into an ongoing series. Hence, organisers Andrew Levins and Cake Wines are bringing the whole thing back, and this time they’re taking it to the inner-west.... Read More | Share it now!
Setting up a brand new café directly opposite The Kettle Black, – one of Melbourne’s most popular gourmet cafés – is a bold move, but that’s exactly what Kevin Li (Lights in the Attic, 3Lives) did with his newest project The Crux & Co. Located on the ground floor of The Emerald Apartment on Albert Road, The Crux & Co. is a uniquely modern café and patisserie, where the rich and buttery pastries of the West come to meet the tangy savoury flavours of Korea.... Read More | Share it now!
After years of standing tall as a Surry Hills favourite, Sugarcane has uprooted and opened as a beachside retreat in Coogee. Chef Milan Strbac realised the sea change earlier this year, bringing the sunny suburb his energetic, Asian menu but kicking things up a bit, complementing Milan’s Thai-heavy style with other South East Asian cuisines, including a strong focus on more seafood – an obvious nod to Sugarcane’s new home. As for the former site in Surry Hills: it’s no longer Sugarcane as we all know and love, instead it has been used as an inventive blend of casual rotisserie-focused Juicy Lucy – which Strbac co-owns with Griff Pamment – with some elements of what made Sugarcane such a hit, operating as the second official venue for JL; it’s just as exciting and represents the third big step Milan and his team have taken this year. ... Read More | Share it now!
Pop-up food festivals are all the rage in Sydney, and this month’s Parramatta Lanes may very well eclipse them all with this epic lineup set to take over ten of the area’s inner city laneways and squares for four delicious days of food, drink, art, and music. Some of the best from all over the city will be heading out west for the popular festival, curated for Good Food Month to celebrate the ever-evolving multi-cultural scene in Western Sydney’s major business district. There’s a lot of take in so let’s break it down lane-by-lane, square-by-square. ... Read More | Share it now!
It seems like quite some time since we last had a long weekend, but thankfully the time has come for Labour Day to do what it does best and celebrate labour by subtracting it from our lives for one day. Monday 2nd October will (hopefully) be a work-free, stress-free day for you so make the most of it and extend some of those weekend vibes. To help we’ve put together a few suggestions for you should you choose to stay in Sydney and soak up our relatively good weather while diving into some of the city’s best eats and drinks.... Read More | Share it now!
Don’t want to bus it to La Perouse and check out Bare Grill despite the promise of chowing down on some of the very best burgers in Sydney? No worries. Over the past few months the grill-and-cafe has become famous for their burgers and other delicious nosh, getting regular shout outs on the infamous Fatties Burger Appreciation Society and drawing food fiends from around the city to the loopy end of Anzac Parade, it’s shot demand up so much that the team are launching an expansion this week, and it’s right on Bourke Street in Surry Hills.... Read More | Share it now!