GRUB: Leave a foil - covered plate on the stove for Terry Christodoulou as he digs through Sydney’s kaleidoscope of food and culture. Take a seat at the table and salivate at what this city is serving.
The western suburbs of Sydney are known for their diversity. The Fairfield City area is arguably one of the more culturally diverse corners of Sydney, with large Vietnamese, Chinese and Assyrian communities carving out cultural-hubs for themselves.
In what is another stylish edition to Double Bay, Matteo recent launch has been creating a fair bit of buzz. Fans of Orazio D’Elia’s Neapolitan pizzas will be glad there’s another establishment where they can get their fix, with the new restaurant residing in the old Limoncello site.
Hey all you Grubs. There is another month of good eating to be had in Sydney, featuring a stack of food and drink events to attend and gorge yourself on, ranging from all day food festivals, cultural spectacles and afternoons of wine tasting. Check out what’s on below.
Picture the perfect country style café, the type that you’d expect to see on the front cover of a magazine. Flawlessly presented and meticulously detailed. That café is Highlands Merchant in the southern highlands suburb of Moss Vale.
Here to disrupt your incoming-summer-shred is Good Food Month presented by Citi which returns to Sydney this October. The event will see the city will be overrun by over 180 delicious events, seminars and chef-collabs. It’s a huge month celebrating the excellent dining scene we have in this country.
In what is arguably, the spiritual home for brunch, Bondi’s Cami Kitchen is an honest offering that has a familial, local feel about it. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Campbell Parade, is the small, light and breezy shop that echoes the seaside themes of Bondi.
There’s only one more month between you and the end of winter. Luckily, Grub has you covered with the best food events of the month. It’s proven that you can self-medicate the winter blues with a bit of wine and chocolate. Just a taste of what’s on this month.
Rosebery is steadily carving a name for itself as a tidy little food precinct. With locals such as Black Star Pastry, Mentmore & Morley and the Saporium complex you might think that the addition of another café in the area may feel laboured.
The Reuben Sandwich is an international phenomenon. It’s a sandwich that has captured the imaginations of people across the world. Yoji Mastumoto, of Reuben Republic is no stranger to the sandwich’s allure
There is a good reason for everyone to be excited about Andrew Cibej’s newest opening. Bacco, named after the god of wine, is a peeled back CBD Osteria and espresso bar that brings Sydney a definite reason to celebrate.
In 2014, Jillian Butler opened her corner-shop-cakery, “Jillians Cakery”, in Surry Hills. After years of hesitation and deliberation, she finally built up the courage to “put her money where her mouth is.”
Imagination degustation is an attempt to overload all your senses. With music curated by Crown Ruler; food from Adelaide’s Africola providing grilled and smoked meats, flatbreads and African vegies; combined with wines from Cake Wines and lights from Vivid projectionists its an all out sensory assault.
If dreams come true for owner Ash Houghton, District will be whatever the community wants it to be. The locally focused café has applications for both later trading and to serve booze all in an effort to hopefully become an all-encompassing space for whoever wants to use it.
Nestled in an old cottage in Sydney’s Surry Hills is Loluk Bistro, a cute and cosy Southern French bistro. The restaurant is inspired by the owners Luc and Loic’s upbringing and the recipes of their mother.
Industrial warehouse conversions have a tendency to be a little sterile, or trite and over worked. However with streams of natural light pouring in through the roof of this old gem polishing warehouse, Bar No.5 seems to overcome this.
What are Neighbourhood Goods? They are the corner stores that are community cornerstones. They are the little butchers, delis, grocers that have been integral parts of the community for as long as the community has been there.
As usual, there are a multitude of events going on around Sydney. Here at BYO we’ve picked out a few you might want to get involved in. Get out, support your neighbours and have a good weekend in Sydney.
My photographic self-portrait series "The Chronic Diaries" is currently being exhibited at the Sydney Fringe Festival's HPG Festival Hub, and I am going to be hosting a Meet The Artist Event at the exhibition while I am in Sydney this weekend.