Food & Drink

Merivale has launched a tightly curated online bottle shop

July 11, 2019

Those discerning folk at Merivale have taken the celebrated wine retail experience at CBD hotspot Palings Lane and reimainged it as an online service simply dubbed The Bottle Shop. Pulling on the experience and curatorial knowhow of the group’s Master Sommeliers, this online shop will feature an exclusive range of wine, beer and spirits (with […]

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KFC decide to go hard or go home with “biggest burger ever”

July 10, 2019

As part of the “Secret Menu” function on the KFC Smartphone app, the fast food giant has introduced what is being described as the biggest (non-customised) burger it has ever had. As always, Australia gets to be guinea pigs for this monstrous creation, which has now rolled out nationally. Dubbed The Triple Stacker, its a […]

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Sydney’s Tramsheds is hosting a pop-up ramen alley this month

July 9, 2019

Looking for a way to beat back those winter blues and bring some warmth back to your soul, in the way only a piping-hot, brothy bowl of goodness can? From now until July 20th, Wednesday through Saturday, the discerning team at Japanese izakaya Osaka Trading Co. are performing a little takeover of Sydney’s historic Tramsheds, […]

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Sydney’s iconic Icebergs Dining is popping up at Splendour in the Grass

July 1, 2019

It looks like Splendour in the Grass are going ahead with their successful pop-up dining experience series, with the forthcoming 2019 iteration of the famous three-day festival set to welcome restaurateur Maurice Terzini and his iconic Icebergs Dining Room & Bar. The historic Sydney restaurant will follow in the footsteps of The Unicorn by offering […]

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James Squire releases beer made from 220 year old yeast

July 1, 2019

James Squire have gone and pulled something very, very old from a shipwreck that dates back to 1797, the year in which merchant ship “Sydney Cove” went down just off Preservation Island north of Tasmania. The brewing team behind Squire have extracted a 220 year old bottle of beer recovered from the shipwreck and used […]

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PappaRich are taking their Nasi Lemak Burger across Australia

June 27, 2019

After a successful venture into fried chicken sandwich territory in collaboration with Belle’s Hot Chicken, the team behind Malaysian chain PappaRich have announced a different kind of indulgent carb-loading treat to be introduced to their 29 Australian stores in July. It’s the triumphant return of their incredibly popular Nasi Lemak Burger, which first debuted in […]

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VWOAP: Wellington’s epic food and wine festival is now an entire month long

June 24, 2019

Across the entire 31-day stretch of August, New Zealand’s trendy capital of Wellington will once again host Visa Wellington on a Plate (VWOAP). The long-running food and wine festival, which touches everywhere from Wellington City to the Kāpiti Coast, picturesque Hutt Valley, and Wairarapa, is set to reach unprecedented levels in 2019, thanks to an […]

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Sydney’s newest Italian cafe is letting Nonnas eat for free

June 20, 2019

The team behind the seductively playful QT Sydney have recently overhauled the hotel’s street-level diner and transformed it into the city’s newest Italian eatery, Parlour Cucina. Inspired by the café scene in Milan during the 1960’s, the space moves away from the beloved Parlour Lane Roasters and onto something entirely dedicated to traditional, uncomplicated Italian […]

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The best spots for a late night drink at this year’s Dark Mofo

June 11, 2019

There’s a reason Tasmania’s capital was known as “Slowbart” long before Dark Mofo (6-23 June) livened up those long winter nights. It gets seriously cold, and without a mental map of places to stay warm, navigating the city in the depths of winter can be a challenge. Fortunately Hobart’s many bars know how to put […]

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On the Shelf: Wild Citrus Gin, Caramel Vodka, and more

June 7, 2019

From wild citrus gin and caramel vodka to natural wine and sparkling blends, here’s a wrap up of what we’ve got on our shelf this season. In this instalment of ‘On the Shelf’ we’ve started it off by putting the spotlight on three Aussie gins to try in celebration of World Gin Day this Saturday 8th […]

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Glenfiddich have launched a double decker whisky bus in Australia

June 5, 2019

A clarion call to whiskey lovers far and wide, Glenfiddich just last week has celebrated the launch of the venerable Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer. “What on Earth is the Whiskey Wanderer?!” you ask? It’s an original 1972 vintage Leyland double-decker bus cum mobile whiskey lounge. More than ten meters long and four meters wide, this magnificent […]

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Nespresso level up their permanent collection with “Barista Creations”

May 27, 2019

In response to a recent survey that found 88% of Australians preferred having their coffee with milk, Nespresso have readied a new range of five blends for their Original and Vertuo machines, each designed especially for that creamy shot of dairy (or soy, of course). The range comes from six years of Nespresso experts exploring […]

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Volley and Southern Comfort team up to give away a free pair of shoes with limited edition packs

May 27, 2019

No matter which way you look it – a free pair of Volleys when purchasing a 10 pack of 375ml Southern Comfort and Cola or a free 10 pack of Southern Comfort when purchasing a pair of Volleys; Southern Comfort and Volleys have a pretty cool collaboration going until June 30th 2019. When entering a […]

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Sydney’s Italian dining institution, Machiavelli, is now open on Saturdays

May 24, 2019

Often cited as one of the best Italian restaurants in Sydney, Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano has edged forward with something the institution has never before done. After three decades of serving high flying corporates, visiting celebrities, and most famously Australia’s political elite, the Italian restaurant is now extending trading hours to include Saturday nights. Historically, the […]

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Five things to do in Sydney over the next few weeks: May & June 2019

May 23, 2019

You’d be mistaken if you thought Sydney was all about the summer months. As soon as winter hits, the city seems to spring to life with some of its greatest yearly events, as well as a whole host of other fun things to do. And the next few weeks will certainly showcase that, with the […]

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Your ultimate food and drink guide to Vivid Sydney 2019

May 23, 2019

One look at the Sydney Opera House and the surrounding Circular Quay during Vivid Sydney is all it needs to fall in love with the festival all over again. Despite the train delays and constant crowds, something about this buzzing and energetic festival of lights, music and ideas captures the imaginations of both visitors and […]

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McDonald’s promises “improvements” for Big Mac, Quarter Pounder and Cheeseburger

May 22, 2019

Starting today, McDonald’s outlets across Australia will be the first across the globe to introduce some subtle improvements to the burgers that have made Maccas the dominant chain it is today. The classics, which include the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder and Cheeseburger, are said to have undergone a number of careful improvements to the way […]

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Traditional Italian zippoli doughnuts make their way to Sydney

May 22, 2019

From cronuts to freakshakes, most of Sydney’s zany dessert trends involve doughnuts in some capacity. The latest: the Zippoli. The traditional Italian version of the classic doughnut has been officially put forth as Sydney’s next deep-fried food obsession thanks to restauranteur Anthony Furfaro, who has opened a new dessert bar in the South-West suburb of […]

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Every single drink at every single Merivale venue is half price through June

May 21, 2019

After a very successful debut last year, Sydney hospitality juggernaut Merivale have decided to once again toast to the start of winter by shaving 49% off the top of all drink prices across their many venues. All bars and pubs falling under the Merivale banner, including Bar Topa, Bert’s Bar, Coogee Pavillion bar, ivy Pool […]

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England Distilled, Iceland chilled: the story of Martin Miller’s Gin

May 16, 2019

It would be right in saying that gin has rather become the drink à la mode of late. But one distillery that was at the forefront of the gin fold well before the recent boom, is Martin Miller’s Gin. Since opening up a small distillery in Notting Hill in 1998, Martin Miller and David Brombige […]

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