Cuckoo Callay’s super indulgent bacon festival is back (Sydney)

Now well-established amongst Sydney’s bacon-loving diners, Cuckoo Callay’s Bacon Ooze Festival is back with an entirely new menu for the fourth consecutive year. You’ve got until the last week of June to head along to either (or both, do both) the popular café’s Newtown or Surry Hills outposts and dig into a specially created menu celebrating all things bacon, highlighting free range Australian pork in very, very playful ways.... Read More | Share it now!

Rarities and unique drinks on the shelf for Newtown’s new P&V Wine & Liquor (Sydney)

Lou Dowling of Mary’s has teamed up with the beloved burger joints co-founders, Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, as well as renowned wine and drinks expert (and well-known journalist) Mike Bennie to open P&V Wine & Liquor in Newtown. Located on Enmore road, the recently opened drinks concept is being described as “part bottle-o, part booze-community incubator” and has been founded with a strong commitment to local and natural wine as well as small batch beer and spirits, with the aim of supporting local business.... Read More | Share it now!

Could sustainable seafood and poke restaurant Salmon & Bear be expanding?

Two years since it first opened in Sydney, Salmon & Bear has been a true gift for lovers of high-quality, accessible and sustainable seafood. Now with two locations, Zetland and Newtown, the casual seafood eatery is well-placed to complement the rise of more health-conscious dining in Sydney, as well as food trends like the now ubiquitous Poke, a trend they started championing two years ago, with them still serving some of the best Hawaiian style sushi salad bowls around.... Read More | Share it now!

Local businesses band together for special Newtown Festival menu (Sydney)

It’s about that time again, when one of Sydney’s most eclectic and exciting communities is channeled into the unbridled celebration that is Newtown Festival. Yep, the famously bohemian inner-west suburb is about to once again throw the party of the year as the festival, in its 39th year, takes over Camperdown Park for a glorious Sunday of live music, good vibes, and some of the best damn food and drink you’ll find anywhere in the city, largely credited to the band of hospitality businesses going by the collective name of “Newtown Locals”.... Read More | Share it now!

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!