Handmade pasta bar Flour Eggs Water takes over Besser in Surry Hills (Sydney)

Crown Street pasta bar Besser is no more, having now been reshaped and reborn as the second location for Flour Eggs Water. While both brands are more casual members of the A Tavola family, owner Eugenio Maiale made the decision to tighten the focus on Flour Eggs Water, mirroring Tramsheds’ resident Italian staple with a dedication to pasta handmade from a theatrical open set-up and a daily-changing menu highlighting seasonal produce sourced from artisan providores. ... Read More | Share it now!

The Grounds of Alexandria will be opening their Sydney CBD spin-off this month

One of this year’s biggest openings is upon us. The crew behind the famous Grounds of Alexandria is now putting the finishing touches on their hugely anticipated Sydney CBD opening: The Grounds of the City. Mirroring much of what made the sprawling inner-west property such a huge hit for both locals and visitors, this big second location for The Grounds will complete the ongoing transformation of The Galeries, located right in the middle of the city opposite Queen Victoria Building. ... Read More | Share it now!

We talk cannabis with Anastasia Suraev ahead of The Hemp Health & Innovation Expo & Symposium

It’s just about time for the controversial but incredibly insightful The Hemp Health & Innovation (HHI) Expo & Symposium to return to Sydney after thousands of Sydneysiders turned up to the inaugural event last year. The two-day symposium has gathered a lineup of brilliant minds, both global and locals speakers, to fill the space across 27th and 28th May, alongside 80 exhibitors and the largest ratified hemp crop in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Read More | Share it now!

Broadway Sydney is hosting a four-day music, food and fashion festival this month

Now that they’ve gone and revamped a big chunk of the long-standing shopping centre, Broadway Sydney are throwing their very own four-day festival, making good use of their wide range of food, fashion, beauty retailers for what they’re calling Fusion Fest. The organisers aren’t doing pulling any half-measures either, bringing in a bunch of very fine local talent to help prop up a live music component to the festival, which will see various artists take to an indoor stage across the four days for free performances.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Zeus Street Greek justifies their recent growth with high quality casual eats

A few years ago Zeus Street Greek didn’t seem like it’d reach the level of growth it enjoys today. Their first store was out in Drummoyne, quietly building an empire as a fresh take on Greek street food, that offered more than just souvlakis and gyros, rightfully earned the business a loyal following. Fast forward to the present and there are multiple stores for this fast-casual gem, spanning Sydney, Brisbane, and more recently Perth. Zeus has surely joined the ranks of other fairly recent fast-casuals snatching dominance from established chains, adding to the great variety we have in Australia for those who need a quick bite that doesn’t involve mushy salads and sugary burger buns. ... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Brick Lane brings the lighter side of Indian dining to Darlinghurst (Sydney)

“Experimental Indian” isn’t something you’d hear often around Sydney’s dining scene a few years ago. Now, it’s picking up, and a few inventive restaurants across the city are really highlighting a side of Indian cuisine that moves far away from excessively creamy butter chicken and puffy, indulgent cheese naan. Brick Lane is but the latest to join that inventive few, mirroring London’s popular restaurant of the same name, molded to fit Sydney sensibilities in an old terrace on the increasingly viable Stanley Street. Settling into its inner-city spot, Brick Lane seems to be focused on light and casual eats, flipping Indian influences to present something wholly original and exciting.... Read More | Share it now!

Vivid Sydney and Carriageworks announce chef line up for “Sydney Table”

After a string of sold out nights last year Carriageworks and the forthcoming Vivid Sydney are once again planning to host their series of bespoke dining experiences. Taking place at The Clothing Store across the nights of 14-17 June, Sydney Table will be bringing in some of the state’s leading chefs and pairing their specially created menus with elements of contemporary music, art and design. ... Read More | Share it now!

New cafe Concrete Jungle opens on Kensington Street (Sydney)

As Chippendale’s Kensington Street precinct continues to grow, Sydney welcomes a fresh new café by the name of Concrete Jungle, an apt name for a space that has been brought to life with touches of vibrant greenery, shaped as a “serene oasis” in the midst of one of the city’s busiest areas. Though a large amount of natural light helps the cafe’s rose gold glow spring to life, its not just about the aesthetics as the new menu is being handled by Bryan O’Callaghan, who has worked wonders over at eastern Sydney favourite Harry’s Bondi, in partnership with co-owner Mo Mrad (founder of Culture Bean in Kogarah). Joining the duo is sous chef Iain Haywood, who comes from London’s Chez Bruce to help the kitchen maintain its focus on sustainable ingredients and creativity. ... Read More | Share it now!

Michelin Star chef leads the kitchen at new Japanese restaurant Tokyo Laundry (Sydney)

Funky new contemporary Japanese restaurant Tokyo Laundry has just opened down at Gateway Sydney precinct of Circular Quay, adding to a diverse lineup of restaurants and cafes with an inventive menu by Michelin Star chef Masahiko Yomoda (ex-Restaurant Vivraishe), widely known for his training in both Japanese and French cuisine, worked to suit the new venue alongside Chef Naoki Hozawa (ex-Sake) who handles the pans and has employed modern Japanese cooking techniques with his own twist.... Read More | Share it now!

The Dolphin Hotel has launched an Aperitivo Hour series with guest chefs, snacks and wine (Sydney)

After unveiling a new era last year and subsequently rising through the ranks to become one of the area’s hottest spots, The Dolphin Hotel in Surry Hills will be using their dedicated Wine Room as a platform for a guest chef series fashioned as “Aperitivo Hour”. The series, which kicked off early last month and will continue up until the end of July will see various collaborations with some of Australia’s top chefs and restaurants – both casual and not-so-casual – as every week brings in a fresh face to handle “super-value” snacks to pair up with well-priced drinks. There’ll even be a few chefs from overseas.... Read More | Share it now!