Bread And Threads

Posted 8 Oct 2015 @ 6:14pm

Here at the BRAG, we just can’t get enough of Sydney’s market scene. The sun is out and the stalls are ready for the taking, so our regular market wrap-up is back with even more of our hot tips for boutique and bargain shopping around town.


Let the organisers behind some great Sydney markets talk you through what to expect…


Paddy's Markets



Posted 7 Oct 2015 @ 1:21pm

Don't despair if you find yourself single by the time Valentine's Day rolls around. A new meat festival is coming to town, and we've already fallen in love.


In a celebration of all things carnivorous, the folks over at Meatstock are bringing their meat and music festival to the Sydney Showgrounds on Saturday February 13 and Sunday February 14.


Featuring a number...

Posted 1 Oct 2015 @ 12:25pm

Tell us about your bar:


Bulletin Place opened in Christmas 2012 and is one of Australia’s most awarded bars. The bar has become the poster girl of the ‘small bar’ movement in Sydney, taking advantage of a change in liquor licensing laws to encourage small independent operators to create more grown-up drinking spaces akin to Melbourne’s ‘laneway culture’. Step up Adi Ruiz, Tim...

Posted 17 Sep 2015 @ 11:03am

What’s on the menu?


We’re open from dawn till dusk – come in early for a build-your-own-breakfast and wash it down with our local signature coffee roast from Annandale’s Blacksmith Roasters. Our share plates are perfect for groups and include pork belly bites with an orange and cardamom glaze, and asparagus and taleggio arancini. 


On Monday nights we have our 50...

Posted 9 Sep 2015 @ 4:13pm

Food trucks. What's not to like about them? And now, a food truck festival? Uuummm... yes.


To kick off the Entertainment Quarter's night markets, it will be hosting a Food Truck Jam on Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4, showcasing some of Sydney's biggest and bestest food trucks.


Food trucks onsite will include Bad Betty Burgers, NYPD New York Sandwiches,...

Posted 1 Sep 2015 @ 12:52pm

Allow us to introduce the Cake Shake.


It's the new tasty drinking (or should that be eating?) craze coming to Sydney, thanks to apprentice pastry chef Sophie Zipparo and owner Justin Baker at the Belle Saveur Patisserie Cafe in western Sydney.


The shakes come in all sorts of must-try flavours, including the Cronut, the Lollymania and the Nutella, but our tip is...

Posted 20 Aug 2015 @ 12:46pm

Sydney's trendiest dining and lifestyle precinct, Kensington Street in Chippendale, is being remade into an authentic Asian street food experience called Kopi-Tiam on Spice Alley.


Kopi-Tiam on Spice Alley at Kensington Street can be best described as a hawker-style alley tucked away behind Kensington Street, which will offer visitors an authentic Asian cuisine and culture....

Posted 19 Aug 2015 @ 4:34pm

For all the things we love about Sydney culture in 2015 – great coffee, more dessert choices than you can poke a marshmallow-encrusted stick at, and a diverse music and arts scene – sometimes we all just need to kick back with a classic.


When it comes to a hearty winter feed, nothing beats the local pub – so we caught up with some of our favourite locals to find out what’s new...

Posted 19 Aug 2015 @ 4:07pm

Tell us about your bar:


The venue has had a couple of facelifts over the past 15 years. The original Middlebar was a place that was known for great drinks and great music, without the pretention. When I came on board and was asked what to change the name to, I thought Middlebar would help bring back that ethos – and it has. When you come up, you’ll expect to find a chilled out...

Posted 12 Aug 2015 @ 5:25pm

This September, Sydney Bar Week will showcase some of the best bars, indie spirits and guest speakers this city has to offer, for a city-wide celebration of one of Sydney's favourite things: a good place to drink and chat.


From Indie Tastings at Frankie's Pizza featuring a generous selection of over 40 brands of artisan and craft spirits, to conferences ranging from marketing...

Posted 12 Aug 2015 @ 3:45pm

Tell us about your bar:

It’s a bar, it’s a café, it’s a place where people get just a little bit frisky.


With live music most nights of the week, this buzzy, queerish little joint on Enmore Road makes up for what it lacks in size in outsized ambience. Max capacity is in the high 50s so expect lawn party vibes on the weekends.


What’s on the menu?


Posted 7 Aug 2015 @ 12:24pm

Round She Goes is an award-winning indoor fashion market dedicated to women’s second-hand designer threads and vintage outfits.


There's a glowing feeling universally experienced when someone is told that the designer dress they want to buy is on sale. Well, the Round She Goes market is delivering those happy vibes left, right and centre. 


This event features 60...

Posted 6 Aug 2015 @ 12:41pm

Australia is the first country in the world to have been handed the keys to the Kit Kat kingdom and entrusted to create its own flavours.


Open now in Sydney for only four weeks, Kit Kat Studio is a concept store allowing customers to sample never-before-tried flavours and create their own customised treats. Flavours to choose from include crunchy and chewy salted caramel,...

Posted 5 Aug 2015 @ 4:08pm




• blanco tequila
• espadin mezcal
• lime
• sugar
• fresh grapefruit juice
• soda


Origins: inspired by the classic paloma cocktail (tequila, lime, grapefruit, soda).

Method: build ingredients, top with soda

Glass: highball

Garnish: salt rim with a grapefruit wedge



Posted 5 Aug 2015 @ 3:47pm

Tell us about your bar:

The Cliff Dive gives you a sense of nostalgia for a place you’ve never been. We call it Proto Tropo, archetypal islander – somewhere and nowhere.


TCD is a traditional tiki bar, transporting you to the south seas of rum and relaxation. Reminding us we are in fact living in a South Pacific island paradise, it shows off the art of Papua New Guinea...

Posted 5 Aug 2015 @ 12:35pm

For its fifth year, Sydney Craft Beer Week has announced a gloriously indulgent program including returning favourites and a bunch of new temptations to celebrate all things craft beer (and accompanying pub grub).


With over 130 events in more than 70 bars, restaurants, breweries and outdoor spaces across Sydney, October is set to be a big month for lovers of craft beer. Join...

Posted 5 Aug 2015 @ 12:33pm

For the first time ever, Clark Island in Sydney Harbour will be open to the public in the guise of Wine Island, a three-day premium wine festival.


Beginning with a glass of champagne on board of the festival's vintage ferries, the "five star wine holiday" is set to be a gourmet experience featuring tastings from a selection of over 100 new wave and traditional wines, excellent...

Posted 5 Aug 2015 @ 10:27am

The famous ramen burger is set to become a permanent fixture at David Yip's new Sydney CBD restaurant ONE Tea Lounge & Grill, amongst other tasty treats.


That's right, the creator of his special version of the ramen burger David Yip has set up shop in Sydney with ONE Tea Lounge & Grill, which will also be offering his subsequent creations, the rice burger and the matcha...

Posted 30 Jul 2015 @ 11:34am

This spring, a little slice of France will arrive closer to home.


Acclaimed international chef Frederic Colin of Brasserie Gavroche in Singapore will be opening his first Sydney restaurant, Bistrot Gavroche. Colin will give Sydney a splash of classic French bistro cuisine to complement the eclectic mix of culinary options springing up on Kensington Street.



Posted 29 Jul 2015 @ 12:29pm

Following a stint in Tokyo, the acclaimed Copenhagen restaurant Noma will be uprooting and relocating to Sydney for a ten-week period.


Promising to be more of a restaurant in residence rather than a simple pop-up restaurant, owner and chef Rene Redzepi will be bringing his entire restaurant staff of 35 chefs, 30 wait staff, ten admin staff - as well as partners and children -...

Posted 22 Jul 2015 @ 6:12pm

If there’s a festival of anything that could be enough to lure you out of bed on a winter’s Sunday, it’s a festival of tea.


Sydney Tea Festival is back at Carriageworks this August, with food and beverage stalls to feed the hungry and workshops for those with a thirst for knowledge. Plenty of beloved local providores will provide nourishment on the day, including tea stalls...

Posted 22 Jul 2015 @ 5:49pm

140 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach


Who’s the cook/bartender? Kurt Menghetti


Eye candy: The fit-out was designed by one of Lox’s owners, Josh Wermut, and German designer Jonas Ruff.


Flavours: Eastern Europe meets Bondi. Slow-cooked, cured, pickled, preserved and smoked flavours.


Something to start with: Duck and cabbage rolls with...

Posted 15 Jul 2015 @ 12:31pm

Cooked meats, craft beer and live music – what more could you want?


Featuring the best local producers and craft beer breweries from across the country, the Newtown Hotel's delicious Meat Fair will be sure to tantalise any carnivore. This year's lineup will feature over ten different meats including The Animal's own coal-roasted lamb, pork from the spit, kangaroo steaks,...

Posted 10 Jul 2015 @ 12:48pm

The former Lo-Fi site in Taylor Square is being given a fresh guise as the stripped-back gin and jive spot, Middlebar. 


With a focus on music and gin-based cocktails, the space has been reimagined to provide a small bar feel, while still leaving enough room to bust a move. To pull it off, the venue has enlisted Lee Potter Cavanagh of The Rum Diaries and The Victoria Room, along...

Posted 8 Jul 2015 @ 1:16pm

Mulled cider. Delicious noms. Comedy. Music. Performances. It must be Bondi Feast season again. Sydney’s fastest-growing winter festival is back, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.


Once again, the Feast is getting all warm and snuggly in the iconic Bondi Pavilion, and it promises to blast our eyeballs with over 100 artists and 50 performances across its 11-night...

Posted 8 Jul 2015 @ 12:01pm

The Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House is returning for another rocking year to celebrate all things 1950s through fashion, live music, dancing and more.


Fresh from a US tour, Noosa four-piece The Hi-Boys will headline the musical lineup for the day with their Fifties Fair debut, along with DJs Limpin’ Jimmy and Swingin’ Kitten and Swing Time Australia, who will ensure dancing...

Posted 6 Jul 2015 @ 12:57pm

Pitt Street Mall has been transformed into a pine forest for the Winter Food Festival by Westfield Sydney. 


120 nine-foot pine trees have created a winter wonderland in which passers-by loose themselves to discover hidden food and beverage treasures. Over 40 seasonal culinary delights are being prepared by the likes of Becasse Bakery, Charlie Co Burger,...

Posted 4 Jul 2015 @ 10:30am

Tell us about your bar:

Shady Pines is a time machine that takes you back to the days of the American Wild West.


What’s on the menu?

We don’t have a kitchen here, but can order pizzas from up the road for patrons as well as all the peanuts you can eat!


Care for a drink?

We have the...

Posted 1 Jul 2015 @ 4:58pm

NAIDOC Week will be returning this July and with it comes a very special chance to educate yourself on Australia's First Peoples through a celebration of food.


NAIDOC Week is a national program that highlights the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee and this year will again feature the NAIDOC In The City program, including a series of free cooking...

Posted 1 Jul 2015 @ 11:26am

@ Alberts Bar, 100 Mount St, North Sydney



• Bacardi

• Oakheart

• Cloudy Apple Juice

• Lime

• Mint

• Topped with Cider

Origins: It’s been on our cocktail menu for years, as it is so popular

Method: Built

Glass: Highball

Garnish: Mint


Best drunk with: Friday evening drinks