Bread And Threads

Posted 6 Mar 2015 @ 12:40pm

Opera Bites, a boutique opera outfit based in Sydney, is picking up boundaries and breaking them over its knee: the company is set to put on an opera show in a pub.


The show will be a condensed 45-minute version of Mozart's The Marriage Of Figaro that'll penetrate the lager-filled air with eardrum-shattering singing. It will be a legit, fully costumed opera performance, only...

Posted 6 Mar 2015 @ 9:51am

Catmosphere Sydney, the space-themed cat cafe set to launch into paw-bit this winter, has put out the call for crowdfunding assistance to get off the ground.


The Ducky Mafia team behind the concept have recruited cafe manager Yun Xia Segal to pilot operations, and announced a partnership with the charity group Inner City Strays to give a home to felines in need by hiring them...

Posted 4 Mar 2015 @ 12:11pm

Everyone’s favorite second-hand bargain emporium, Salvos, has announced its first-ever Salvos Street Boutique at the Darlinghurst store this month, encouraging local shoppers to discover affordable fashion while also helping the community and environment.


TV fashion commentator Faye De Lanty has partnered with Salvos to create the Street Botique, which originally launched in...

Posted 4 Mar 2015 @ 12:10pm

The first every High Country Wine and Cheese Festival will be coming to Thredbo for one weekend in March, allowing cheese and wine lovers from around the country to indulge themselves, all while taking in some of the most picturesque landscapes in Australia.


Just some of the products being showcased at the festival will be a collection of Yalumba Wines, one of the country’s...

Posted 3 Mar 2015 @ 2:31pm

Sydney's new Spectrum Now festival hits the city this month, and organisers have announced that they'll be bringing together some of best local chefs to create the Nosh Pit; a haven for the hungry, an Elysium for eating, an Eden for ingesting if you will. 


The Spectrum Playground (located in The Domain) will play host to gourmet food trucks and restaurant favourites including...

Posted 25 Feb 2015 @ 12:55pm

Taste Of Sydney has announced the second round of chefs and restaurants that will descend on Centennial Park this March to create weekend of excellent food and wine.


Joining the ranks will be pop-up turned Sydney phenomenon Café Peci, a collaboration between Bloodwood and craft beer company Young Henrys called Young Bloods, and new Bangladeshi street food offering Bang – just...

Posted 25 Feb 2015 @ 12:45pm

Merivale is set to launch a new pop-up bar called Work in Progress @patrickfriesen in Sydney’s CBD this week as part of March Into Merivale. The venue will specialise in fried chicken and noodles.


Run by Papi Chulo’s head chef Partick Friesen, the menu is short, but features punchy meals such as fried chicken with ginger nouc cham and Phnom Penh wings with lime white pepper....

Posted 25 Feb 2015 @ 12:42pm

After the success of last year’s Walsh Bay Arts Table, Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce is encouraging guests to pull up a deckchair and ease into autumn with the performing arts showcase, Deckchair Arts.


On the day, guests will be served an amazing selection of food from Simmer On The Bay’s chef Brigid Kennedy, accompanied by a selection of fine wine. They’re encouraged to sit back...

Posted 19 Feb 2015 @ 10:00am

This is sure to get you taco’n. 


Crane Bar is introducing its Taco Truck Thursdays this Thursday February 19 – and these will be no ordinary, off-the-shelf Mexican-style tacos, either. In line with the in-house specialty, try the Japanese fusion-style tacos in beef, chicken, tuna and ocean trout varieties. Unfortunately there’ll be no sushi fusion tacos, but that...

Posted 18 Feb 2015 @ 10:00am

The recently revamped Annandale Hotel has launched a scrumptious new $10 lunch menu. 


The famous rock’n’roll venue on Parramatta Road has made a move into some delicious menu items over recent months, and the $10 selection has about ten options to choose from, ranging from a lamb shoulder toasted sandwich to a roasted carrot salad and the traditional steak. Now that’...

Posted 18 Feb 2015 @ 10:00am

Haymarket’s Palace Hotel has introduced a veritable Mexican fiesta on Wednesday nights. 


The centrepiece of these so-called Mexican Wednesdays is the Ghost Pepper Chilli Chicken Wing Challenge. For those who haven’t encountered it, ghost pepper (AKA bhut jolokia) was considered the hottest chilli in the world in 2007, but has since been superseded twice. In relative...

Posted 18 Feb 2015 @ 10:00am

The Drinks Industry Show is to be held this year at the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island on Monday August 17 and Tuesday August 18. 


The trade-only event will feature the best from all the delicious alcohols of the world – white wine, red wine, port, vodka, rum, whisky, bourbon, brandy, tequila and the various styles of beer – as well the latest trends in...

Posted 18 Feb 2015 @ 10:00am

Dinner In The Dark is the latest craze from Lime&Tonic, and it’s a mystery dinner in more ways than one. 


Not only will you be blindfolded to taste a three-course meal made up of a fine chef’s signature dishes, the location is made secret and attendees will be given maps and clues only 24 hours before the actual event to help find the restaurant. Dietary...

Posted 18 Feb 2015 @ 10:00am

Nothing says ‘classy gentleman’ like a well-groomed countenance, and in that department, Worthy & Spruce have you (or your significant other) covered.


The Sydney-based outfit promotes high-quality grooming for men with a range of products from beard balms to face cleansers, all the while standing up for a good cause, thanks to an ongoing partnership with White...

Posted 18 Feb 2015 @ 9:00am

Beer lovers unite: there’s a brand new event in town, the puntastically titled Brewnique. 


A collaboration between sister establishments, the Keg & Brew and the Dove & Olive, Brewnique is aligned with the national Craft Beer Rising program that celebrates locally brewed beer. Both the KB and the DO will raise a glass to the most-loved beverage in the world,...

Posted 17 Feb 2015 @ 10:49am

Chef and TV personality Jamie Oliver is bringing his Food Revolution Live show to the Sydney Opera House in March.


As part of the 2015 Ideas at the House program, Oliver will be cooking live on a Sydney Opera House stage more famous for concertos than raviolis. Oliver's Food Revolution is about entertaining and educating parents and their children about the joys of healthy...

Posted 10 Feb 2015 @ 10:51am

Food and drink lovers will descend upon Centennial Park next month for the return of Taste Of Sydney.


The festival has announced the first ten exhibitors for this year’s edition, featuring some of Sydney’s most exclusive and hatted restaurants like MoVida, Bentley, Monople, Yellow, Biota Dining, Porteño, Four In Hand, 4Fourteen, Popolo and Otto Ristorante. The restaurants’...

Posted 4 Feb 2015 @ 4:03pm

The Star is celebrating Chinese New Year (and the start of the Year of the Sheep) with a series of Asian menus, celebrations and cultural entertainment.


Running throughout February, The Star has partnered with City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year celebrations. All over the city, Sydneysiders can enjoy lunar markets, Lunar Streets, the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade and dragon...

Posted 4 Feb 2015 @ 2:03pm

Catmosphere, a space-themed cat cafe, is set to open in the Sydney CBD this July.


We always knew that cats were spiritual beings from another dimension, so it only makes sense that a space-themed cat cafe is on its way to Sydney. Or that's the best explanation we can think of for the news, anyway.


The people behind Catmosphere have launched an...

Posted 4 Feb 2015 @ 12:55pm

Now in its seventh year, the Merivale venues' March Into Merivale program is returning with an exciting range of food, drink, entertainment and lifestyle experiences.


Highlights of the program include the launch party, which will feature food and drink from over 20 different Merivale venues, and the ‘Friday Surprise’, where a different Merivale venue will be chosen to host one...

Posted 29 Jan 2015 @ 5:59pm

Cementing an already recognised reputation for cider, The Newtown Hotel has announced a second instalment of its Cider Series. 


The Sunday Session, taking place in the cider yard, will feature free samples of James Squire's Orchard Crush and a live performance from local Sydney act Alice Terry Duo. 


Sweetening the deal is The Animal's famous suckling pig on the...

Posted 21 Jan 2015 @ 11:44am

The Sydney Vegan Festival will return in March after a successful inaugural year in 2014, with a lineup that shows things are getting bigger and better.


Headlining the festival will be Thug Kitchen, whose cookbook Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give A Fuck became a New York Times Number One Bestseller last year. They will be joined by Jim Morris, a 79-year-old vegan bodybuilder,...

Posted 16 Jan 2015 @ 12:51pm

Saunter around the city, filling that big round belly of yours up as you go as guide Maree Sheehan shows you some quality grub during Mardi Gras.


Over two Thursdays, Sheehan will show Sydneysiders around restaurants and bars in Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Potts Point. There'll also be local history lessons along the way, with a Mardi Gras bent for the season of partying.

Posted 14 Jan 2015 @ 12:58pm

Streets in and around Haymarket will be taking part of Lunar Streets this Valentine’s Day, serving up a variety of Asian food to celebrate the Chinese New Year.


Restaurants from Chinatown, Koreatown and Thaitown will be serving up food that delivers something for everyone – whether it’s a delicious bowl of noodles, a place of sashimi, or a spicy red curry.



Posted 29 Dec 2014 @ 9:00am

84-86 Mary Street, Surry Hills

Mon-Wed 11:30am-12am; Thu 11:30am-1am; Fri 11:30am-3am; Sat 4pm-3am; Sun closed


It’s called: Goro’s


Who’s the cook/bartender? 

Our sake and cocktail menu was designed by group bars manager Jeremy Shipley and the food menu designed by Cameron Campbell....

Posted 2 Dec 2014 @ 1:20pm

To celebrate the start of summer, as well as all things oh-so-wonderfully French, the So Frenchy So Chic In The Park organisers will throw a pop-up lunchtime picnic in Hyde Park this week.


It'll be a taste of the festival proper, arriving for Sydney Festival on Saturday January 17 at St John's College, Camperdown. Lunchtime revellers can receive one of 150 free mini-hampers...

Posted 2 Dec 2014 @ 12:44pm

There’s something almost paradisiacal about Collaroy Beach’s latest culinary hot spot.


Pelican Pavilion manages to combine all the idyllic elements stereotypical of an Australian summer, creating a friendly atmosphere in which you can sit back with a fresh, healthy meal and an aromatic coffee, soaking up the sun, breathing in the salty sea air and looking out into...

Posted 18 Nov 2014 @ 4:42pm

The Sydney suburb of Hunters Hill is gearing up for a massive Street Feast this weekend, full to the brim with food, wine and music.


From 5:30-9:30pm, Gladesville Road (from the corrner of Ryde Road) will be closed for an epic street party, featuring a massive dinner table, special Street Feast deals from the surrounding restaurants and cafes, and an entertainment lineup of...

Posted 4 Nov 2014 @ 1:58pm

It’s called: Sokyo


Who’s the cook/bartender? Head chef Chase Kojima.


Awards: One Chef’s Hat – SMH Good Food Guide 2015; One Chef’s Hat – SMH Good Food Guide 2014; Two Glasses –Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2014; Award of Excellence – Wine Spectator Restaurant Wine List Awards 2012.

Posted 4 Nov 2014 @ 1:53pm

Fresh fruit, cheese counter, deli, pizza bar, too many cakes to choose from… hungry yet? 


Aboutlife Natural Marketplace has just opened its fifth store to date – an expansive and mouthwatering treasure chest of natural and organic products that not only cover every dietary requirement in the book, but also happen to be pretty delicious. Inspirational artist Matteo...