One of the world’s greatest Turkish chefs to cook at Efendy for one night only (Sydney)

He runs one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world, Istanbul’s Mikla (currently number 56 in world’s 50 best restaurants), and for one night only he’ll be joining Sydney’s Somer Sivrioglu at Balmain eatery Effendy. For a one-off collaboration dinner Sivrioglu has invited his good friend Mehmet Gürs to fly in and give guests an incredible opportunity to taste some of the best Turkish food in the world as together they offer a four-course menu.... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: Newtown Locals talk food and drink at the 38th annual Newtown Festival

Newtown Locals is a collection of the inner west neighbourhood’s greatest food and drink purveyors, and each year the group comes together at the annual Newtown Festival to offer up special collaborative dishes designed to showcase the communal spirit of the area. Once again, the community cook-offs will aim at providing some much needed funds to Newtown Neighbourhood Centre’s First Response, and once again they will be dishing up some exclusives to help fuel the full day of live music, entertainment, markets, and general sense of Newtown being the forever thriving and unique hub it is. ... Read More | Share it now!

Newtown Locals: Hartsyard, Mary’s, Continental Deli and more announce collaborative dishes for Newtown Festival (Sydney)

With the 38th annual Newtown Festival coming up the inner-west suburb will once again be witnessing the return of Newtown Locals, a collaborative program from some of the area’s best chefs, restaurateurs and brewers aimed at sharing their love and passion for the famously bohemian neighbourhood. This will be the third year for Newtown Locals, and some of the area’s newcomers will be adding their own flavours to enrich what is already a who’s who collective of Newtown food and bev heroes. ... Read More | Share it now!

Five Points look to L.A and New Orleans for new limited edition burgers (Sydney)

Delicious marketing is the best kind of marketing. Want proof? Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are preparing for a trio of Australian home releases for long-running police procedural NCIS – NCIS Season 13, NCIS Los Angeles Season 7 and NCIS New Orleans Season 2 – and for Sydney they’ve decided to do something special. Rather than go the obvious route and connect with a donut brand, they’ve gone straight to the heart of Sydney’s crazy food queues and tapped one of the city’s best burger joints, North Sydney’s Five Points, to create two bespoke, limited edition burgers inspired by the cities of L.A and New Orleans. ... Read More | Share it now!

Hong Kong’s famous Yardbird is popping up in Surry Hills this weekend (Sydney)

Hong Kong’s Yardbird will be taking flight and landing in Surry Hills this weekend to co-run the kitchen at Harpoon Harry with the one and only Morgan McGlone. It’s the latest in McGlone’s “Friends of Harry’s” series which he launched shortly after he took up residency in the inner-city hotspot, bringing in the likes of pitt master Rodney Scott and Adelaide favourite Africola. Now, Morgan has looked to Yardbird and tapped co-founder and Executive Chef Matt Abergel to bring the “it” restaurant’s signatures along for a long weekend party on Sunday 2nd October.... Read More | Share it now!

Bombay Sapphire take their Project Botanicals to new levels with Australian collaborators

Bombay Sapphire are thinking outside of the box when it comes to their latest collaborative project, focusing that crisp flavour and complex profile – the premium London Dry has 10 different botanicals – into what they are calling “True Artistry”. It’s a program of avant-garde partnerships with various Australian music, fragrance, and culinary talents, curated into events that aim to elevate different aspects of the gin drinking experience both through online and real-world sensory experiences.... Read More | Share it now!

Keg & Brew announce special tap takeover to celebrate second anniversary (Sydney)

Surry Hills’ craft beer mainstay Keg & Brew – sister pub to Dove & Olive and The DOG – is turning two towards the end of this month, and to celebrate in their typical beer-loving style they’ll be welcoming a tap takeover all the way from Victoria. All 33 of the venue’s taps will be handed over to Bridge Road Brewers, who will bring up some of their finest brews to help the team celebrate, even planning a special collaboration brew that will be exclusively available on Thursday 25th August.... Read More | Share it now!