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It’s just launched, it's available from 11am to 10pm, and we know what you’re thinking – what should you order from Uber Eats? Well, there’s a lot there, and much depends on where you actually live in Sydney (Bondi is covered but Manly isn’t, for now). So we’ve scoured every option, and pulled together the highlights, so your delivery will be a greatest hits experience every single time. We've even ranked them. And… go!
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It’s official. Sydney is obsessed with fried chicken. Are we in the American Deep South? No. Are we surround by the sky scrapers of Seoul? Not really. Does that matter? Maybe. Are we doing it anyway? You’re damn right we are: this is deep-fried poultry for crying out loud, and we’re all about it. Here are our favourite joints (getit?) in town right now, doing chicken the way – our fictitious American/Korean/Indonesian – mamma used to do.
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Sydney, the lock-out laws are now in place: no entering a venue in the designated CBD and Kings Cross areas after 1.30am and no booze after 3am. But outside those areas there are plenty of late-night options in town to keep your evening rolling along. Here are our picks.
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Winter at North Bondi Fish
Things are changing at North Bondi Fish, Matt Moran’s sprawling seafood restaurant with its famous ocean views. The venue has had a spruce up and new head chef Zac Sykes (Coogee Pavilion, the Fish Shop) has revamped the menu with fresh, seasonal and sustainable produce. “My favourite dish at the moment is butter poached cuttlefish, fennel and lemon balm risotto with nori powder,” says Sykes. “I love using cuttlefish as it has great flavour and just like Aussie calamari, it’s sustainable, so you know it’s not overfished in any part of Australia.” Head into North Bondi Fish on a Thursday or Friday night and you can try one of Sykes’ #notjustfish creations, where he favours the likes of pork belly with braised cabbage and polenta or slow-cooked beef shin over seafood. Enjoy the special with a carafe of wine for two people at $30 per head. Winter warmer cocktails are also available throughout the cooler months and include tasty adult treats such as an Irish Coffee or a Kentucky Toddy served in a teacup. Or pop on down for Aperitivo hours, Wednesday to Friday from 4-6pm. NBF are also hosting an after party for City2Surf. Tickets include a three-hour beverage package, food by Sykes and DJ Alice Q playing on the balcony from 9am. Now that’s what we’d call a fun run. Winter trading hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon till late.
Rock Lily Trivia Tuesdays
Rock Lily, the music-comedy-entertainment venue on Level 1 at The Star, Pyrmont, has a trivia night every Tuesday, from 7.30pm. There’s no cover charge, pizzas are just $10, there are $15 beer jugs and parking is free if you spend $15 in one go. Now here’s the kicker. Many pub trivias will give you $100 in bar credit as first prize. Hell, some will give you less. But at Rock Lily the prize is a cool $500 cash – every single Tuesday. Plus, there are prizes worth $100 and $50 for second and third place respectively, and spot prizes throughout the night. That’s right. Win the comp and half a K is yours for the taking, no strings attached. Mind you, with such a generous jackpot at stake, The Star are serious about the cardinal rule of trivia: namely, no phones, tablets, notes, newspapers or other forms of external assistance – on pain of disqualification. They monitor this closely, so hands off the phones, people. Teams can be as small as two and as large as ten. The smaller the team that triumphs the bigger the individual cut, but then the bigger the team the wider your knowledge base. There are two rounds of 20 questions. Good luck.
Heineken City Shapers Festival Sydney
We all dream of a whirlwind holiday, but the realities of jetlag and airport lounges are not always as romantic as you imagine them to be, which is why on Wednesday night Heineken treated special guests to a round-the-world experience that didn’t require passports. Hosted by Freda’s, Chippendale’s beloved party bar, guests were greeted by samba dancers and live percussionists before heading inside to experience a little taste of the world’s greatest cities, from Amsterdam (home of Heineken) to New York, Singapore, Rio De Janeiro and Berlin. First stop was Singapore where guests were treated to a cold, crisp Heineken and a box of freshly cooked Singapore noodles packed with juicy prawns and chicken. The next station was channeling Amsterdam with local Draught Ambassador Callum teaching guests about the art of a perfectly poured Heineken. Over at the New York corner, guests got to sample beef sliders and hot dogs, treat their ears to the soulful sounds of some live trumpet while enjoying a Manhattan made by the Freda’s crew. Adding some tropical vibes into a wintry evening in Sydney, the Rio stand's samba dancers helped amp up the party vibes for a visit to Berlin, where a DJ was pumping the party tracks. Because you always come home from a holiday with presents there was also a competition on the night to win two Heineken gift packs. All guests needed to do was answer the five questions displayed on the walls and hand their form to our friendly Time Out crew. Sure, we’d
Blackbird and Laugh Mob present Harbour Comedy Club
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