Bread And Threads

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



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


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.



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...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 12:44pm

Sydney's 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is hosting rickshaw food tours of Chinatown designed by Louise Zhang.


The tours on offer take place throughout Haymarket as you ride on an artist-commissioned rickshaw and sample some of Chinatown's most iconic snack spots while also learning the history behind the stops.


As there are only a limited number of...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 4:00pm

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A boutique live entertainment venue supporting original music, with a great bistro menu, quality craft beers on tap and rooftop views.


What’s on the menu? 

Delicious pizzas and burgers!


Care for a drink?

We’ve got heaps of craft beers on tap, but the signature drink is Reschs.  



Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 3:44pm

Sydney's Luna Park is planning to celebrate this year's Super Bowl with a super sized American party.


Starting early at Circular Quay, LunaBowl – Super Bowl 51 treats guests to a ferry ride across to Luna Park where the party really gets started. Feast on an all-American style buffet, unlimited rides and other entertainment while the biggest game on the US sports calendar...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 7:07pm

The Golden Gaytime resurgence continues as five special flavours make their way to Market St tomorrow.


A stalwart of milk bar freezers for what seems like forever, the invitingly-named Golden Gaytime has had a bit of a renaissance in recent years, becoming just a touch trendy as far as ice creams are concerned.

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 2:50pm

Carriageworks is going all-out for Chinese New Year and Sydney Festival with a one-night-only vibrant celebration of Asian food and culture curated by the amazing Kylie Kwong.


Welcome in the year of the rooster in a melting pot of contemporary Asian food, pop culture and sounds including a performance by DJ Tyson Koh and speciality dishes created exclusively for Carriageworks...

Posted 31 Dec 2016 @ 10:00am

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The Deck Sydney embraces expansive harbour and waterfront views, spanning the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay. Just a ten-minute ferry ride from the CBD, The Deck is poised to become a favourite Sydney destination all week long.

After work drinks are now even better with The Deck Sydney’s $10 cocktails every Thursday – take your pick...

Posted 28 Dec 2016 @ 3:41pm

Combining storytelling with a four-course meal, Hakawati – an Arabic word for ‘teller of tales’ – is unlike any dinner conversation you’ve ever heard.


As director Wayne Harrison explains, this intriguing addition to the Sydney Festival program will sate all appetites.


“What makes a good story?” Harrison muses. “I like the traditional answer, which is to have a...

Posted 20 Dec 2016 @ 4:09pm

Who’s the cook/bartender?


Shane Lurie is the owner and our head chef. He has spent years working for Michelin-rated chefs in Europe and opened his first restaurant in Bondi before he was 30. For ten years he had Blue Orange, a locals’ favourite there. 


Eye candy: 

We wanted it to feel like you have come to our home to eat, so working with Shane’s designer...

Posted 20 Dec 2016 @ 2:57pm

Tell us about your bar:


The Thirsty Wolf is a small bar oasis on the northern end of King Street in Newtown. We’re passionate about making people feel comfortable so we’ve tried to ensure there’s something for everyone. From our main bar at the front to our private event space upstairs and beer garden out the back, you’ll love it here!



Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 1:51pm

Christmas is now days away, and the shops are busier than they’ve ever been with people hunting for gifts for their loved ones.


And let’s face it; some family members and friends are a little harder to buy for than others. But don’t stress: we’ve got four great gift ideas for that special someone in your life, right here – whether they’re the indoorsy type, they prefer the...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 5:28pm

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Located at the former Hazy Rose site on Sydney’s iconic Stanley Street, The Long Goodbye is a 1940s and 1950s themed cocktail bar. We take a scientific approach to our cocktails – an ultrasonic machine is used to add flavour to the base liquor. We’ve created some unique flavours including a duck-fat-washed apricot brandy, strawberry balsamic shrub and...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 12:15pm

Get festive on Sunday December 18.


The team behind the Brewery Yards Market are set to host a festive double Christmas market next week. The event will run from 10am - 4pm and then again from 5pm - 9pm. It's set to feature over 60 boutique stalls such as Haus Of Dizzy, Eaterbella and Lekker Tucker. 


Entertainment will include live music, kids entertainment such...

Posted 8 Dec 2016 @ 1:16pm

The day will feature twilight markets, christmas workshops, silent discos and more.


Discovery Markets have been southern Sydney's spot of choice for everything from gourmet food to boutique wares on the first and third Saturday of every month.


For the third Saturday of this month, it's hosting a Christmas extravaganza, with over 60 stalls, live music from...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:19pm

What is The Tribe Art + Design Collective, and what do you do?


The Tribe has a mission to visually engage everyone, with everything from affordable, ready-to-hang artworks and small homewares to large-scale original artworks. We also like to run workshops and networking events, as well as offer mentoring and help to young creatives.


How do you come to work with...

Posted 5 Dec 2016 @ 4:21pm

Foodies Fairground, a festival of more than 40 food and drink vendors, will fill the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park this weekend.


The vendors will include Tsuru, Big Papa’s, Stroop Bros and the Knafeh Bakery, while there'll also be kids' activities, live music and more to keep the whole family occupied between servings.


Koala Mattress will even set up a '...

Posted 1 Dec 2016 @ 5:26pm

It's official: summer is upon us.


With the temperatures rising, Sydneysiders are now free to do what they do best - flock to the beach en masse, towels in hand and slathered in sunscreen. And aren't we just spoilt for choice? Sydney is an embarassment of riches when it comes to scenic spots to set up and stare at the waves, and sometimes choosing a destination for your beach...