This week's issue

3 members of Crooked Colours on The BRAG front coverThe BRAG #722

sydney eats

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...

Leura Garage is the perfect excuse for a weekend getaway from Sydney

As a relative newcomer to the city lifestyle, I am the first to admit that a retreat to the mountains is high on the list every two or three months. So it’s really nice when I get the opportunity to show off to my city-slicker friends that incredible cuisine exists...

LemonRose Food Truck is Sydney’s new roving delight

LemonRose burst onto Sydney’s food truck scene this year, bringing with it a fusion of Middle Eastern and grungy American dining. Often seen outside Batch Brewing Company on Sydenham Road, this bright yellow van has several delectable delights on offer. The idea for LemonRose was conceived by Antoin Sadafi, a...

The Sydney restaurant where 100% of profits go towards preventing domestic violence against women and children

There’s something really special about eating for a good cause. And Sydney has one place that offers the chance to change people’s lives while you tuck into a delicious meal. You may even have walked past it thinking it was another fine dining establishment you would get around to trying...

Here’s why Jeff Goldblum was in Sydney a few weeks ago handing out food

Jeff Goldblum, or Dr. Ian Malcolm as he prefers to be called, showed up in Sydney and on social media feeds a few weeks ago handing out free food like a modern day Mother Teresa. Turns out he is the new spokesperson for Menulog and was in Australia filming a...

Olio Kensington Street brings Sicilian dining to the heart of Sydney

Sicilian is the new Italian, and Olio Kensington Street is here to prove it. Featured as one of the opals of the new Kensington Street complex, Olio looks out over its comrades Bistrot Gavroche and the suitably named Holy Duck next door. Lino – the owner, creator, and nicest bloke...

Forget science, here’s six of the best foods to fight a killer hangover

I’m not arguing with the track record of the world’s scientists: I will admit they have worked out a bunch of pretty impressive things. They can figure out how to take us to the moon, how to cure a range of infectious diseases, and how to make grape food flavouring...