Go Explore: Wine De Jour, Saturday 19 May

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Our wine friends Glen Cassidy and Samantha Payne are hosting an event at Cake Wines Cellar Door in Redfern. Try over 18 wine brands from the Adelaide Hills during a fun-filled afternoon with pizza. Glen and Sam will take you through the different wines, explaining what makes them…

Forget Your Winter Blues at These 5 Food and Drink Events

Who has ever said that a bad mood can’t be fixed by the kind of comfort food and drink that fills the heart and warms the belly? Yes, your not-so-beach-ready-body might not be smiling back at you in the mirror come summer time, but that’s months away… So, we’re sharing our favourite events that tick…

Where to Take Mum This Mother’s Day

In search of somewhere to take mum on Sunday, 13 May? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered and picked our favourite hotspots in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, from fine dining to fun cocktail bars. All you have to do is book! Chiswick, Sydney From Chiswick’s kitchen garden comes deliciously fresh ingredients, perfectly paired with new…

Explore: Sake Bars

In Japan, informal pubs or bars are called izakayas, and they’re the perfect places to retreat to in Autumn. Traditionally small, darkened hole-in-the-walls, serving flavoursome morsels of karaage chicken or gyoza dumplings, and top-notch sakes; we’ve picked our favourite places emulating this experience in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Words by Editor, Hannah Sparks FUJISAKI…

Melbourne’s New Cocktail Bar: Lover

Melbourne’s iconic Chapel Street has a brand new broody saloon, Lover. Words by Associate Editor, Stephanie Aikins The cocktail bar and dining experience are sparked by the collaboration of Will Newton, former Saigon Sally, and head chef Paul Turner, ex-Cutler and Co., Donovans and Qualia. Food is served until 1.00am and consists mainly of share plates,…

What’s On This Weekend: Food and Drink

Looking for something to do this weekend? Find out what’s happening in food and drink in your local area. Words by Hannah Sparks Beer and Merch Fest This Saturday, Beer Cartel is opening up its Artarmon warehouse to members of the public to come and scavenger through the mammoth collection of beer merchandise it has…

Discover Victoria’s Hidden Gem: The Moorabool Valley Wine Region

A burgeoning food and wine region in a pocket of Victoria many people have probably never heard of is the state’s newest tourist trail. Word by Kirstie Bedford The Moorabool Valley, tucked away north-west of Geelong, is one of Australia’s finest cool climate wine regions and has been creating quality wines for decades but has…

So Good It Would Be a Crime Not to Go: Alibi

Forget needing an excuse to go out, we’ve got you an Alibi. Sydney’s new cocktail bar in the hot waterfront destination of Woolloomooloo has got everyone talking. Words by Hannah Sparks While it might not be the first thing we’d think to mention about a venue, it’s Alibi’s 100% plant-based food offering that has ‘transpired’…

Go Explore: Sydney’s Newest Bar and Restaurant

Have you heard about Bar Patrón yet? This sophisticated Mexican bar and restaurant opened in Sydney’s buzzing Circular Quay yesterday and has already proven itself as a hit. Words by Editor Hannah Sparks Behind the new establishment is Rockpool Dining Group and if you haven’t already guessed it, global tequila brand Patrón. With Rockpool’s knowledge…

Go Explore: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

SPONSORED Calling all food and drink lovers: with just under a month to go, we’ve skimmed the 300-long program of events, corralled our friends in the know and picked our top five events not to miss at this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Prepare to wine and dine amongst famous chefs and country winemakers…

Go Explore: Grampians Grape Escape

Head to the Grape Escape in one of Australia’s most scenic wine regions this May. The Grampians in Victoria will host the popular food and wine festival for the 27th year on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May. Meet the makers, graze through dozens of food trucks and wine stalls, get involved in master classes…

Go explore: Wellington

Our Kiwi neighbours always seem to be doing great things, often even better than us Aussies, and we’re not just talking about the All Blacks kicking our butts. We thought it was about time to take a look at New Zealand’s capital, the other ‘Harbour City’ across the Tasman, Wellington. Jump across the ditch and…