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Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 10:58am

Truly the honourable, more classy successor to the letters KFC, Korean fried chicken is starting to have its moment in the sun.

 

Varieties of popcorn chicken, chicken tenders and schnitzels are getting the super sticky, super salty treatment of Korean cooking. So to help spread the gospel of huraideu chikin, Flying Tong in Enmore offers a huge serving, dripping in sauce, in its...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:36pm

Gastro Park, chef Grant King's Potts Point restaurant, will be the latest of Sydney's fine dining establishments to close its doors.

 

King opened the Potts Point establishment six years ago, and will close it on Saturday May 20. It's not an unprecedented...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 4:00pm

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The best way to describe this brand new bar is, imagine if the King of Swing and a mafia kingpin opened a bar together. It features four distinct spaces: a Rat Pack/swing-themed bar, a Sicilian-style courtyard with a large citrus tree and vines on the staircase (sourced from the film set of The Great Gatsby), a ‘gangster lounge’ for drinking and dining...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 11:16am

It’s no wonder Parramatta is being heralded as Australia’s next major city.

 

From vast proposals for urban renewal, to new initiatives for live music, and the opening of trendy cafes and restaurants en masse throughout Western Sydney, the attraction to this new cultural capital is plain to see. 

 

With Sydney’s most culturally diverse population residing in the...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 3:53pm

The hopper, a traditional Sri Lankan street food, is a serious contender for being considered a national treasure in its home country.

 

Predominately served as a breakfast food, this gluten-free, ‘almost-paleo’ snack has largely evaded the Western palate, until now. 

 

Ruvanie, who runs Hopper Kadé, is so passionate about hoppers, you’ll start to feel excited...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 3:06pm

So new to the cafe scene that they aren’t even on Google Maps yet, Bruce Tea & Coffee is Glebe’s latest offering for Sydney’s burgeoning coffee connoisseurs.

 

The owners, Tony Sleiman and George Pahali, left the corporate world of offices and suits for a taste of the cafe game, citing a passion for educating themselves about coffee, and wanting to share that passion with...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 12:19pm

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Our namesake, Papa Gede, is the voodoo god of lust and laughter – why there are not more bars dedicated to him we’ll never know. Ours is a den of fine cocktails, craft beers and vino, with the vibe of a regular’s bar. In the name of Papa G we love people, we love drinks and we love drinking.

 

What’s on the menu? 

Our peanut butter...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 11:46am

If there’s one food I don’t fuck around with, it’s a pork roll.

 

I will eat pork rolls before most other foods. Give me the choice of a Michelin star dinner and one of these delicious babies, it’s banh mi all the way. It isn’t even a choice. 

 

That being said, I’m very much devoted to the banh mi for providing me with a relatively healthy, inexpensive and...

Posted 9 Mar 2017 @ 2:55pm

On Defending The Indefensible

 

We live in truly divisive times. These days, contemporary culture consistently finds itself torn between the opinions of critics and the tastes of audiences at large, and judgement from both sides seems unceasing – not to mention bilious.

 

By which I mean to say, I am sick of being shat on for loving...

Posted 9 Mar 2017 @ 2:35pm

What’s on the menu?

 

The restaurant menu lends itself to the exceptional beers on tap. Head Chef Sam Tingle has created a menu focusing on a range of smoked produce, and all the meats are smoked in a Yoder YS1500. The on-tap beers and ferments play a key role in the kitchen, and there are a large array of fresh and lively greens, vibrant salads, homemade sauces and interesting...

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 5:09pm

I’ve tried a lot of cuisines. French, Guatemalan, Brazilian… and just about every Thai restaurant that has ever turned its name into a pun.

 

It’s been a while since I truly thought, “Huh. Well I’ve never seen that before.” Until now. Egyptian food? 

 

Yeah, I know. I felt the same way. It’s that feeling of, “I feel like I should have had this before, but I’ve never...

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 5:00pm

Burgapalooza, the festival dedicated to burgers, is returning to Sydney in 2017.

 

After Burgapalooza's 2016 debut saw it expand at the last minute to account for the enormous interest and ticket sales, this year's follow-up will be even bigger, taking place across a weekend in Marrickville.

 

The buns will be on hand from BL Burgers, Burger Head, Down 'N' Out,...

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 12:07pm

Lovers of tight-arse Tuesdays and their equally thrifty Wednesdays, rejoice! 

 

For between $1 and $3, you can now stretch the shrapnel in your pocket to cover a range of tasty foodstuffs to keep you satiated while scrimping and saving at the same time. These four Sydney establishments run killer food specials, so you know just where you need to be on Tuesday and Wednesday nights...

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 9:27am

I love a good chunk of rustic charm. Having grown up in the middle of “Where the heck is that?” in Central New South Wales, something about a restaurant that looks like it wouldn’t be out of place in a vineyard really speaks to me. 

 

The Provincial is cut right out of the sunny, tree-dotted campagnes of southern France, and, between the corrugated iron walls and polished timber...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 11:35am

OK, so the United States might not be the most popular country in the world at the moment, thanks in no small part to the orange goblin they have elected to run the free world and the associated quasi-fascist cronies he has surrounding him like flies on shit.

 

But not even Donald Trump and his no-goodnik pals have managed to slow down the inexorable global takeover of US cuisine...

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 5:31pm

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Club 77 has been one of Sydney’s clubbing institutions for over 20 years, showcasing local and international talent and giving artists a platform in which they can release their music and perform. We host a range of different dance events weekly, catering to anyone and everyone with a good attitude and a passion for music and dancing. 

 

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Posted 18 Feb 2017 @ 8:30am

Let’s be real; it is of national significance to highlight the importance of brunch. 

 

The nature of brunch in Sydney especially is ever-changing, as innovators and traditionalists converge to create amazing wonders out of sourdough and an egg. Forget avocado toast – here’s your chance to try the dishes the locals have been keeping secret, and add these venues to your brunching...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 1:30pm

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Fonzarelli’s is split over two levels, each with its own character, vibe and bar that pays authentic tribute to the iconic style of 1950s and ’60s Americana. If you are after a mood-lit bar with plenty of red velvet, love booths, VIP rooms and loads of character, you can head downstairs where we’re serving up cocktails like the Buddy Holly (classic...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 4:07pm

When comfort and relaxation are of the utmost importance, we turn to certain havens. Afternoon strolls beside a lake, evenings undisturbed with a good book, binge watching the latest Netflix series… and of course, Q Dining.

 

Q Dining is perched on the mezzanine level of the Pullman Quay Grand, overlooking East Circular Quay.

 

Boasting chic modern interiors of...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 5:10pm

Speciality: 

 

What our See Ya Summertime Market lacks in size, it makes up for in variety and unique talent. Hand-picking each of our stalls, we aim to provide you with an experience unlike any other market in Sydney. Across our 20 stallholders, you’ll find a range of common themes – Australiana, pastels and typically sweet illustrations juxtaposed with rude words and feminist...

Posted 14 Feb 2017 @ 12:00am

The Red Velvet flavour of Magnum ice creams is coming to Australia, and you can try one in Sydney for free today.

 

And because it's Valentine's Day, this one goes out to our single brothers and sisters.

 

If you don't have a date, you're invited to visit the QVB Forecourt (noon-6pm) today, to sit upon the Red Velvet Singles Couch and enjoy the chance to win a...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 12:19pm

Food lovers, head on down to Pyrmont Bay Park on Saturday February 25 for stalls full of fresh produce and hot food.

 

Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the Pyrmont Growers Market offers fresh vegies, meat, flowers and all things in between.

 

Beginning 18 years ago, the market has long been a popular attraction for Sydney food lovers, offering a chilled...

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 5:26pm

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Annata is a wine bar and restaurant on Willoughby Road in Crows Nest. The wine, spirits and cocktail list is curated by owner and manager Christian Blair, ex-Eau De Vie manager and bartender at Rockpool Bar and Grill. The restaurant is a casual fine dining affair, with food by Jimmy Richardson, ex-...

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 2:17pm

Boiled, steamed, pan fried, deep fried.

 

With so many varieties of dumplings available from around the globe, there’s certainly a special place in Sydney’s heart for these delicious little buggers – so let’s expand our dumpling horizons and take a look at a few names currently doing the rounds on local menus.

 

Xiao Long Bao

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Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 12:32pm

There’s much to be said about the ‘experience’ of modern dining. 

 

More and more, millennials are stepping out of their traditional pub meal smoker jackets and leaning towards the type of evening that looks great on Instagram, and creates genuine memories without too much to-do. 

 

Many diners are aware of the multitude of food fads that are sweeping the world...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 5:38pm

Forest Lodge in Sydney is the perfect testing ground for new cafes.

 

A blend of young, vibrant families, students and white-collar workers provides a thorough demographic for food hubs to experiment with new flavours and embellish old favourites. 

 

It bears little surprise, then, that the Tramsheds at...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:35pm

Food lovers rejoice, the Taste of Sydney food festival is returning to Centennial Park this March.

 

From food markets to masterclasses with chefs, Taste of Sydney has it all. Attendees can check out established and new restaurants from around the city, including Saint Peter, Tequila Mockingbird, Four In Hand, Anason, Bouche On Bridge, Mercado and more.

 

There'll...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 9:43am

The Case For The Insect Diet

 

Slap bang in the middle of Naomi Klein’s startling book about the climate crisis, This Changes Everything, sits a clean break disguised as a threat. “I am convinced that climate change represents a historic opportunity,” Klein writes. “Yes, there will be things we will lose, whole industries that will disappear … [but] the thing about a crisis this...

Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 12:15pm

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The inspiration to open a bar in Newtown came to Nash, Sylvie and Cristian when they bar-hopped through America in 2008. In 2012 they opened Newtown’s neighbourhood bar named after the American Delta Blues legend Leadbelly’s version of the song ‘Midnight Special’. Locally brewed tap beer, wine, cocktails and tinnies are on offer. Berbisey, the eatery, is...

Posted 24 Jan 2017 @ 8:00pm

You'll be able to try his latest weird pursuit using the newly-Australian spread from this weekend onwards.

 

We always cringe when we see those videos of an overseas visitor being "introduced" to our country's signature spread by way of a huge spoonful unfit for consumption by anyone, let alone a complete amateur.

 

It's nice, then, to see that renowned food...

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