Bread And Threads

Posted 24 Mar 2016 @ 4:00pm

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The Shakespeare Hotel (affectionately known as “The Shakey” by locals) is a Surry Hills institution. The building has remained practically unchanged since doors were opened in 1879, making it a rare time capsule of old-school pub culture. Inside you’ll find locals who have been coming in for 50 years drinking happily alongside hip 20-somethings. There’s...

Posted 22 Mar 2016 @ 3:41pm

It’s called:


Flying Fajita Sistas Mexican Kitchen


Who’s the cook/bartender?

Joe Slakey – chef/owner


Eye candy: 

Kylie Sinclair-O’Keefe of K.S.I.D. designed the interior décor and selected exterior colours. Southern Design provided all graphic design elements including the wallflowers. Local mural artist Roger Robinson painted our...

Posted 17 Mar 2016 @ 7:16pm

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We’re a craft beer bar and soon to be independent brewery when brewing commences right behind our bar. We’re relaxed and friendly, support local craft breweries and take huge pride in the fantastic array of beers we put on the constantly changing taps. Located down a laneway off Broadway, we have something for new craft beer converts to true beer...

Posted 17 Mar 2016 @ 3:06pm

Staves Brewery, Glebe's own home of craft beer, is set to host an extravaganza of live music, comedy, lagers and ales as part of the suburb's Coloursound Festival this Easter.


The headline event is perhaps the Craft Beer Fight Club taking over Staves, in which competitors will include Feral Brewing Company, Merchant Brewing Co., Nomad Brewing Co. and Badlands Brewery.

Posted 10 Mar 2016 @ 2:12pm

Irish eyes are smiling once again this month ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, which arrives on Thursday March 17.


The sad news of the annual parade’s cancellation has been tempered by the announcement of party plans at pubs around Sydney, so we spoke to some of our hot picks to find out what craic they’ve got to offer.



Posted 10 Mar 2016 @ 12:04pm

Three of Sydney's favourite pubs will play host to The Good Beer Company's St. Patrick's Day celebrations.


Local Irish dancers will be on show on St. Patrick's Day at The Good Beer Company's newest Randwick venue The Dog, as part of a massive day of fun and festivities. Pints of Guinness and special Guinness Beef Pies will be available accross three venues including The Dog,...

Posted 9 Mar 2016 @ 1:56pm

You wouldn't want to miss out on finding and keeping, in the process becoming a loser weeping, would you?


Knick-knack enthusiasts, this one's for you: Finders Keepers Market has unveiled the full lineup for its Autumn 2016 event. The three-day affair will be well known to any lovers of quirky homeware, stationary, candles and the like, but the next edition of the event is so...

Posted 4 Mar 2016 @ 9:58am

Our wacky ol' mates in Melbourne are at it again.


Not content with unveiling the George Constanza-inspired bar that broke the internet and attracted the attention of Jason “Let’s All Please Forget About Dunston Checks In” Alexander himself, our friends in...

Posted 3 Mar 2016 @ 11:02am

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Rough and ready for live entertainment, Moonshine’s grittier, more authentic atmosphere has developed into a cult classic venue, lending its space to some of the finest original domestic and international live acts. With a balcony overlooking Manly Beach, it is a prime destination with location and views unmatched in the area. Dabble in one of over 100...

Posted 25 Feb 2016 @ 1:53pm

Dress yourself in your best pastel chic and bid farewell to summer at Bondi's inaugral beachside dining journey, A Moveable Feast.


The first event in a new series of seasonal culinary events, A Moveable Feast has been created by acclaimed director of Diner en Blanc Antoine Bessis, in order to showcase the beauty...

Posted 25 Feb 2016 @ 1:09pm

Who’s the cook/bartender?


Marc Kuzma AKA Claire de Lune opened the restaurant four years ago. Marc is the executive chef and host, Valentin is the maître d’, Wayne the chef, and Aurelien the sommelier/bartender. The restaurant has been voted number 43 in the Top 100 restaurants, Australia.



Posted 25 Feb 2016 @ 12:54pm

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Downtown takes you back to the roots of good music and liquor. Our bar menu and music are inspired by the golden age of cocktails, jazz and blues, from the turn of the century until 1950. With the intent to bring back forgotten beverages, we now focus on a libation with a heroic heritage: vermouth, a drink that comes with a history and the romanticism...

Posted 23 Feb 2016 @ 4:43pm

What can you tell us about the history of The Latin American Festival, and why it’s coming back in 2016?


Hola. An early wave of immigration into Sydney from Latin American countries in the late ’70s saw a number of people settled initially around the Bondi area. Waverley Council, to their credit, realised a great way to welcome people would be to stage a festival, celebrating...

Posted 17 Feb 2016 @ 1:49pm

Disregard those loathsome human birthday parties, and start celebrating the dates that matter, i.e. the day Willie The Boatman beer turns one.


Willie The Boatman, one of the Inner West's favourite brews, is turning one, and the men behind the beverage, Pat McInerney and Nick Newey, are inviting all of you to come along and celebrate. Two events will be held  - one at the Keg...

Posted 17 Feb 2016 @ 1:45pm

On the hunt for some hideously fashionable knick knacks? The Makers And Shakers Market has you covered. 


The inaugural event will showcase market stalls from a number of brands, including The Storybook Rabbit, Leafsmith & Kin and many, many more.


The range of homewares is already shaping up to be fairly astonishing - if that's your kinda thing, of course -...

Posted 17 Feb 2016 @ 12:50pm

Gluttons and gourmands of Sydney, now is your time to rejoice (and/or begin fasting.)


Sydney's premier celebration of market culture, Markets In May, is set to return to its Martin Place home. Each Thursday in May, a different market-based food brand is going to take over the venue, serving up a delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats.


The brands in...

Posted 11 Feb 2016 @ 3:00pm

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Doris and Beryl’s is a comfortable, intimate cocktail bar nestled in south King Street, Newtown. We have over 20 different gins, 12 different organic loose leaf teas, mouth-watering cocktails, a cracking craft beer list and (arguably) the best-looking staff in town.


What’s on the menu?

With our 2016 summer menu launch just last...

Posted 10 Feb 2016 @ 1:26pm

The man behind one of the world's most overplayed songs has stuck his flag in the world of fashion.


In news that is bound to make lovers of denim around the world 'happy' (geddit?), Pharrell has stepped up as the new co-owner of G-Star Raw. It's not the first time Williams has worked with the company: his prior involvement includes working with the organisation to create a...

Posted 4 Feb 2016 @ 2:19pm

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Corridor is a showcase of all the best that Newtown has to offer. Nestled in the heart of King Street, it’s your classic small bar done without the pretension. Decked out with a combination of twinkling fairy lights and amazing local art, from the street Corridor intrigues you with only a glimpse of the fun waiting inside. Once past the bustling bar in...

Posted 1 Feb 2016 @ 5:39pm

Attendees at the inaugural edition of the Yak Ales Sydney Barbecue Festival, which took place at The Domain on Saturday January 30, have taken to Facebook with scathing criticism of the event. Festival organisers have now released a statement in response to the issues raised by customers.


Main photo: Clare Hoekman



The festival, which invited...

Posted 31 Jan 2016 @ 3:21pm

After the Melbourne Barbecue Festival enjoyed its first event last year, what inspired the expansion to Sydney so soon?


Our first event was really well supported with 15 teams from around Australia coming to Melbourne to compete in the cook-off. The support in Sydney for the first Yak Ales Barbecue Festival has been amazing. We have 17 teams in the cook-off, including a couple...

Posted 28 Jan 2016 @ 1:36pm

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Smack bang in the middle of the foodie’s strip of Enmore, and 100 metres from the Enmore Theatre, sits Bauhaus West. With its monochrome colours (well, Bauhaus colours), it’s an inviting and warm intimate space in which to enjoy a pre-show cocktail or beer (a big list with a blend of local faves like Young Henrys and Batch on tap). We accept bookings...

Posted 28 Jan 2016 @ 10:57am

You graduated from Raffles College of Design and Commerce in 2014. How did your education there provide a basis for your career? 


My education at Raffles provided me with all the production, business and design skills I needed, not only to obtain a full-time job in the industry, but to also start my own label. 


What can you tell us about De La Motte, the label...

Posted 27 Jan 2016 @ 1:09pm

It's Superbowl time: AKA the chance for us all to get deeply invested in another country's culture while ignoring our own. Yee-haw!


The Good Beer Company, owners of the Dove & Olive and Keg & Brew in Surry Hills, and The Dog in Randwick, have announced they will be hosting a series of themed Superbowl events at each of their venues.


There will be special...

Posted 21 Jan 2016 @ 5:20pm

After its inaugural basting in Melbourne last year, the Yak Ales Sydney Barbecue Festival is heading our way for a day of richly marbled, charcoal-roasted, hand-filleted delights.


Inspired by the growing popularity of Southern-style cuisine in Australia, the festival is modelled after the many traditional barbecue festivals staged across the United States. The event is also...

Posted 21 Jan 2016 @ 12:01pm

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The Roosevelt is a small venue in Potts Point specialising in cocktails, champagne and whisky with a seriously good food menu of seasonal produce sourced directly from producers that changes daily. Originally owned by Kings Cross’ own original gangster Abe Saffron, the bar features a 1940s New York art deco fit-out and is the perfect place for an...

Posted 20 Jan 2016 @ 6:20pm

Australia Day is upon us once again this Tuesday January 26. The day means many different things to many different people, but one of the things that’s universally true about this annual event is that it’s a damn good excuse for a day off.


Landing during the working week this year, Australia Day 2016 sees plenty of action around Sydney, from triple j Hottest 100 listening...

Posted 20 Jan 2016 @ 12:18pm

Time to dress up nice, eat some great food, and act like you know what you're talking about when you describe the 'nutty notes' of a foie gras.


March Into Merivale Food and Wine Festival will return in 2016 for the eighth year running. The colossal celebration of all things gustatory is set to be bigger than ever this time around, with events taking place at a host of locations...

Posted 18 Jan 2016 @ 6:57pm

One of the smokers set to feature at Parramatta Park's Australia Day barbecue can cook up to 350kg of meat at once. If a stat like that fails to make your stomach turn, then this is the event for you.


The most proud of Aussie traditions, the humble barbie, is set to be celebrated in a big way at Paramatta Park's Australia Day Big BBQ. The event will host over 30 food stalls,...

Posted 14 Jan 2016 @ 12:14pm

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A brand new restaurant and bar in Surry Hills serving great Australian produce in a contemporary, rustic and relaxed spot on Bourke Street. It’s the second venue from the team behind Bulletin Place at Circular Quay, combining world-class cocktails with a short rotating menu of the best of local wines, beers and cider. We’ve teamed up with head chef...