Winter Essentials: Butter is now doing fried chicken ramen (Sydney)

Butter, Sydney’s ever-popular purveyors of buttery fried chicken, have decided to tackle winter head-on with a limited edition add-on to their menu. It’s a fried chicken ramen of course, replacing your typical pork chasu with two crispy fried chicken tenders to swim around in a Tonkotsu style dashi and chicken broth alongside thin noodles, ajitsuke tamago, enoki mushrooms, green shallots, toasted white sesame seeds, bamboo shoots, nori and nau tomaki (Japanese fish cake).... Read More | Share it now!

Burger Watch: BL Burgers channel Vivid Sydney for “Got a Light?”

Welcome to Burger Watch, where we acknowledge the constant creativity bursting from all sides of the epic burger wave that regularly sweeps Australia. The highest-of-high demand is reserved for this timeless food staple and just about every interpretation of it, whether it to be an over-the-top glutton-fest or a focus on simple burgers done well. We acknowledge that it’s not just enough to compile a list of the best burger joints for each city, because we all know the cream of the crop have space on their menu for revolving specials. That’s why every now and then we’ll be paying close attention to some of the absolute best burger joints across the country and picking limited edition specials we feel you need in your life, so you’ll never have to miss out again.... Read More | Share it now!

Archie Rose release Japanese inspired gin fused with Tasmanian kombu, Fuji apples and sencha

Earlier this year we brought you news of a neat new collaboration between Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. and acclaimed tattoo artist Kian Forreal, better known as Shodai Horisumi. The partnership gave rise to a new series of four rare Japanese inspired gins, the first of which was Horisumi Autumn with a very curious infusion of red miso, sesame seed, and sancho pepper. Now the second release in that series has arrived, continuing to pay homage to the seasons with the name of Horisumi Winter, a gin promising the familiar “scents and emotions” of the colder months.... Read More | Share it now!

James Boag release a limited edition “fine dining” beer to Australia’s top restaurants

For the next few months a selection of hatted restaurants across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tasmania will be offering a very limited edition and Australian-first beer range from James Boag. Titled the “James Boag Epicurean”, the new premium range has been brewed especially for food pairings in fine dining restaurants, the result of extensive research in collaboration with renowned chef, Aria’s Matt Moran and awarded sommelier Matt Dunne. ... Read More | Share it now!

Guardians of the Galaxy themed Doritos Supernova launches in Australia

With the second Guardians of the Galaxy not too far away Marvel have partnered with beloved party-style Doritos to launch some very oddly coloured limited edition chips, going by the name of Doritos Supernova. The snack has now landed in shelves across the country, bringing with it a flavour description that promises a zesty blast of lime dusted with volcanic black pepper.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Mr Black x Campos Panama Geisha Coffee Liqueur

Now that they’re very well established and have a high repute behind them, awarded Australian coffee liqueur Mr Black have once again teaming up with the legendary Campos Speciality Roasters for a special collaboration brew, their second in less than a year. In December of last year we took a look at the first collaboration between the two brands – which is still very much in high demand, or so I’m told; now they have gone and taken this whole thing to the next level, sourcing what is currently the most highly sought after coffee bean in the world – Panama Geisha – to create a premium edition Mr Black that will be very limited in availability. We got to try some at a recent event held at Neil Perry’s famous Rockpool Est. 1989 – one of the last brunches ever for the iconic restaurant, before they close and re-open as Eleven Bridge.... Read More | Share it now!

Four Pillars have released a limited edition Spanish-Australian Gin, the first of their new ‘Distiller Series’

Australia meets Madrid with the first release from Four Pillars in their new concept ‘Distiller Series’, which focuses on capturing the best of both worlds, resulting in what they are calling Cousin Vera’s Gin. The Australian-Spanish Gin comes several months after close collaboration between Four Pillars and the Santamania distillery, making use of various fresh Spanish produce such as rosemary, olive leaf, and white pepper with Aussie botanicals.... Read More | Share it now!