Review: Ballaro brings Sicilian street eats to Newtown (Sydney)

Sitting smack bang in the middle of King Street’s more energetic half, Ballaro is a small but bright new shop pumping out authentic Sicilian-style street eats. Owned by two Italians, the space draws on inspiration from the oldest and most vibrant street market in Sicily with images of fresh produce and crates used to craft a cosy little seated area – even though the main function of this shop is obviously takeaway, with pizza, crocchè and massive arancini being the main draws. ... Read More | Share it now!

Bar Luca is opening a massive build-your-own burger bar in Newtown (Sydney)

The team behind Bar Luca and BL Burgers are taking the next very impressive step in solififying their burger empire, which to date includes acclaimed burger bars in Bondi, Darlinghurst, Parramatta and the CBD. That step: a build-your-own bowl and burger bar with eight bases to choose from, 70 ingredients and toppings, and 20 different sauces, conceptualised as Loaded by BL and located near the corner of Missenden Road and King Street (ie, where Jack’s Newtown used to be).... Read More | Share it now!

Cult favourite Belly Bao has finally opened in Newtown (Sydney)

A few months ago we received word that Sydney’s cult favourite bao-king Belly Bao was finishing up at their cavernous kitchen in Hudson Ballroom (formerly Good God Small Club) and moving into their own permanent spot. It quickly became one of the year’s most anticipated openings and as of last week, the business has finally unveiled its colourful new location smack bang in the heart of King Street, Newtown.... Read More | Share it now!

Newtown’s new Sicilian pizzeria is offering 100 free slices this week (Sydney)

Sicilian-style pizza by the slice will be landing in the heart of Newtown as of later this week as Ballaro opens on King Street. Drawing on the lively street food culture of the famous Mediterranean island, the new venture from Daniele Arnone and Stefano Zanco will be adding something distinctive to the plethora of multicultural food options on the famous strip. ... Read More | Share it now!

Sydney favourite Belly Bao is officially moving to Newtown

It’s been four years since the almighty Belly Bao shot straight to the heart of Sydney’s food lovers. In 2013 they began trading fortnightly at Paddington Markets, growing a loyal following with lovingly steamed bao buns and various fillings like crispy fried chicken and crackling roast pork belly. They worked up a collective appetite among us that was so insatiable a move to a permanent spot was a given, which became a reality in 2015 when they became the resident kitchen at the legendary Goodgod Small Club (now Hudson Ballroom).... Read More | Share it now!

Two-storey mini golf bar Holey Moley is opening in Newtown (Sydney)

Now that Brisbane and Melbourne have been hit with this weird hybrid of a bar and mini golf course, it’s Sydney’s turn. Opening up in Newtown, the rapidly expanding Holey Moley is set to mirror its success in the other two cities with a pop-culture approach to the timeless tradition of putting a ball into a hole in between drinks. Taking over the former site of Newtown Social Club (or The Sando), the bar plans on introducing locals and visitors to all types of indoor courses, themed after everything from Game of Thrones and The Simpsons to Luna Park and Pacman.... Read More | Share it now!

First Look: Cuckoo Callay’s Bacon Festival returns to Newtown for 2017 (Sydney)

Bacon Festival returns for its third instalment from 14 March at Newtown’s Cuckoo Callay. Running for 12 weeks, the festival features nine bacon-focused dishes alongside the usual menu. Paying homage to film festivals, the naming of the dishes has been inspired by iconic films. Cuckoo Callay sources produce from NSW farms that follow sustainable and ethical methods, supporting local pork once more at this year’s Bacon Fest.... Read More | Share it now!