Grub’s Guide to October

Yeah I know you’re meant to be getting your summer body, but with a swathe of beer swilling, wine tasting and noodle eating to do, who really has time to be worried about a swimsuit shot? Here’s a list of everything you can eat and drink this October.

Night Noodle Market/ Good Food Month – Oct 4 – Oct 21

The annual arrival of the Night Noodle Markets means one thing, it’s Good Food Month. The crowning jewel in this decorated month that celebrates everything great about Sydney’s hospitality industry and beyond will feature 40 different stalls over 18 nights this October. Mr Bao, Grump G’s Kitchen, Hoy Pinoy, Chat Thai and Gelato Messina will all be there, drawing the big crowds. Again Hyde Park will serve as the central hub for the month, with Hyde Park Palms hosting numerous talks, parties and one-off feasts in the festival’s 20th year.

Pinot Palooza – Oct 7

Pinot Palooza, Australia’s largest annual Pinot Noir festival is back for its seventh year. 100 pinots will descend upon Carriageworks on the Sunday where $65 will buy you a tasting of all the wines. Not only that, there will be a vermouth bar, food stalls, classes, performances and a general good time from all that wine. Soak up all the pinot with Burger Project, La Bastide, street food from Agape, Chinese from Spice Temple, Epic Pizza and cheese to pair with your pinot from Artisan Cheese Room.

Parramatta Lanes – Oct 9 to Oct 12

Give the west a bit of your love with the Parramatta Lanes festival. Bringing out retro roller rinks, disco vibes, mini-golf, arcades and other fun, the festival will features loads of food. Popping up across 14 lanes will be Daisy’s Milkbar, 2 Smoking Barrels and 2 Boys in Saris, drinks from Archie Rose and cocktails from Parramatta small bar Uncle Kurt’s along with much more. Check it out below.

Newtown Good Food Fair – Oct 14

Filling up Newtown Square and Eliza Street is a family friendly event showcasing 30 stallholders that celebrate the food and drink of Newtown. Drinks from The Bank, P&V Liquor Merchants, Young Henrys alongside bites from Mary’s, Acre, Black Star, Gelato Messina and Queen Chow are all there to support the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre’s Homeless Outreach program. Get down and support the cause with more information below.

Sake Matsuri – Oct 20

For the Sake connoisseur or average joe looking for a way into this ancient drink, Sake Matsuri provides more than 60 types of Sake. For $60 you will get access to unlimited tastings plus a free Plumm glass valued at $35. Of course to cleanse the palate, Japanese beer and food will be on offer, perfectly complementing your experience. Learn about the drink’s long history, various styles and drinking temperatures with more details below.

Beers, Beers and More Beer’s – Throughout October

October rolls around and everyone starts shout ‘prost!’ and clinking their steins together, all while gulping our favourite hop filled beverage. There is a stack of beer drinking events littering Sydney throughout this yeasty month with Sydney Beer Week on October 26, the 14th Annual Australian Beer Festival in The Rocks, Oktoberwest 2018 for all you craft beer fiends just to name a few. For more details on where to go for all the froth filled fun, check out the links below.