This week's issue

Two member of Lime Cordiale sit in front of a mural of a woman with a fish and fish hook hanging between her hairy legsThe BRAG #727

sydney eats

The cocktails at the Hacienda are to die for

Finding a nice spot to relax in Circular Quay might seem baffling to the first-timer – the place is constantly swarming with seas of tourists and opera-goers. But quiet corners do exist, and the trick is to look up. If you’re in the market for a drink with a view,...

The Unicorn Hotel, in Paddington

The Unicorn Hotel set to host a pop-up restaurant at Splendour in The Grass

If you’re heading to Splendour In The Grass this weekend, then you already know just how important planning ahead is, and how hard it is to organise which bands you’re going to see while avoiding clashes. But once that’s all said and done, one thing that is usually overlooked in...

Rapper Briggs has designed a special burger just for Newcastle

With NAIDOC week in full swing and celebrating everything awesome and Indigenous, A.B. Original rapper Briggs has teamed up with Newcastle burger joint RASCAL to celebrate the occasion with a custom-designed feast Taking to Twitter, Briggs unveiled his artery-clogging creation, which packs bacon, onions, lettuce, tomato, jalapeño, mustard, liquid cheese,...

You can now buy a $154 brunch in Sydney: here’s what your money will get you

If you’re searching for what is ostensibly the best and most expensive brunch in Sydney, look no further than Double Bay’s Mrs Sippy. This place is the real deal. I’m talking six courses, bottomless champagne, and a $154 per person price tag. This is not the place you go for...

Rats have taken over The Galeries food court in Sydney, and the footage is not pretty

Disturbing footage has emerged of an apparent rat infestation at The Galeries food court in the Sydney CBD. The video, posted online overnight by Reddit user CameronSmith93, shows a number of critters scurrying around the dining area outside of opening hours, particularly around the Mero Mero coffee shop. Of course,...

The best and worst of the Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book: part two

Welcome back to our breakdown of the greatest and most confusing cookbook ever published – the Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book. It’s the most Australian creation since Vegemite on a barbie; more Aussie than a sitting prime minister throwing back a schooner at the cricket. Last week I...

Traffic stops in Sydney as cartons of beer are rescued from a truck accident

It’s a good thing this happened immediately after the long weekend and not before, as a beer truck managed to become jammed underneath an M4 overpass in Sydney’s Granville today. As ABC reports, the truck had close calls with two overpasses before finally becoming stuck under a third at 10am...

The best and worst of the Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book

The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book, or the AWWCBCB (as absolutely no one is calling it) is a staple of the childhood of most Australian kids. I’d venture to say that most of you reading would have a childhood picture next to one of these magnificent and (at...

Who put the ‘celebrity’ in celebrity chef? A brief history of famous cooks

These figures have an almost cultish following around them; a kind of aura that attracts fine diners and gustatory philistines alike. But why?

Two of the best places to eat on your way to Vivid Sydney

Welcome to Vivid! Sydney is ablaze with the hundreds of installations that make up this enlightening festival every year. A feast of live music, theatre, street performers, incredible light displays and more are making this year’s festival positively glowing – but, in my hungry opinion, the true star of Vivid...