Grub’s Guide to August

This month is your opportunity to get out of the rut. Get out of inner-city life and explore Sydney’s outer limbs with festivals in Liverpool and Auburn, alongside celebrations of the oyster, the pig and all things Italian. 

The Morrison Oyster Festival – All August

You heard it right. All month, the Morrison will be serving $1 oysters from 6 to 7pm. Get yourself a spot and indulge yourself with as many oysters as you can handle. Of course, there will be tweaks to the menu as well, with head chef Sean Connolly changing things up on the food and beverage front with oyster shooters paired with cocktails plus champagne and fried oyster tacos. For more details, click:

Celebration in My Neighbourhood – Saturday, August 4

A one-day festival in Auburn is aiming to reflect the many cultures that make up the rich diversity of the area by telling the stories of those who have sought asylum in Australia. Featuring workshops of Afghan tapestries, kites and soccer, there will also be a range of market stalls and food offerings representing Bosnia, India, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, the Philippines and Egypt.  Get down to Auburn Community Centre between 10am and 4pm to celebrate the diversity.

PigFest Public House Petersham – Sunday, August 19

Pigfest is bringing everything pork related to Public House Petersham. The one-day festival will feature dishes like barbeque glazed pork ribs, extra thick bourbon-maple bacon-pop and a range of other pork flavoured plates. Batch Brewery Co, Young Henrys and Wayward Brewing Co are all providing the brews, with niche beers imbued with bacon flavours made especially for the festival. For classic Australian fare, a meat raffle mega tray is up for grabs, and all proceeds from the raffle donated to St Vincent De Paul Night Patrol.

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Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool – Saturday, August 25

Later in the month, Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool is returning for its second year, bringing a range of markets, music and most importantly food to the local area. A dense line up of food trucks and market stalls like Feast of the East; traditional Lebanese street cuisine, Dirty Bird, the western Sydney fried chicken food truck and Fijian-style Desi Dhaba for brightly coloured curries and sweets. Enjoy street performances, live art, music and more. For all the details click the link below.

2018 Sydney Italian Wine & Food Festival – Sunday, August 26

Taking over the Australian Technology Park is the 2018 Sydney Italian Wine and Food Festival. Featuring Italian heavyweights like Lucio’s, Pizzaperta and Pendolino the snack-game is going to pack a punch, while a dedicated “wine zone” with the very best imported from Italy, as well as Australia’s best Italian producers, all on offer.  For tickets and pricing visit: