The best cheap eats in Chatswood
Chatswood is the land of many malls, and as a hub for Sydney’s Chinese community this North Shore outpost is also home to an enviable enclave of barbecue kitchens, dumpling houses and lunchtime boltholes. Eating cheap may seem like an easy premise, but finding the top spots can be overwhelming so we’ve done the legwork for you.
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If you love food and live in Sydney, your 'must-try' list of new restaurants, cafés and bars probably takes up your iPhone's entire storage capacity by now. Still, we must persevere. For a tightly curated guide to dining in Sydney, we suggest you visit our restaurant hit list.
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You might already enjoy their beer – including Pale Ale, Rogers' and Dog Days – but did you know there's a way to take your Little Creatures love a little deeper? This year the brewery is taking their show on the road with a series of parties that feature live performance art, food and beer at various on-premise locations and festivals across Australia. They're calling it Little Creatures Live – inspired by the original moniker of their very first Pale Ale, brewed their own way with fresh hops flowers and live yeast. Little Creatures Live will be back in Sydney very soon. Curious as to what to expect? Check out our recaps below. Or if you can't wait, why not pay a visit to Little Creatures' Fremantle or Geelong breweries?
Win a three-course dinner for two at Parramatta’s hottest new restaurant
In case you haven’t noticed, the west’s restaurant scene is thriving at the moment. The latest exciting addition is Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar, with ex-Flying Fish chef Stephen Seckold at the helm. Paying homage to Parramatta’s Middle Eastern and Mediterranean communities, Husk & Vine’s menu offers flatbreads and pides made in a custom Beech oven, lamb shoulders with harissa, okra and chickpea stew and large cuts of meat designed to share. Drinks-wise, expect drops from boutique wineries across Australia, plus cocktails using native ingredients like eucalyptus and lemon myrtle. Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar – which is housed in V by Crown Group – will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To be one of the first to try it (along with a guest, of course, to the total value of $400), enter our competition by filling out your details below before 10am on Friday July 21. Name: Email: Gender: Female Male Non-binary Year of Birth: Postcode: Do you have a lot of opinions? We're keen to know what our readers think, so we've created an insider's club to find out. Join, and we'll email you surveys and questions from time to time. It's a great chance to have your thoughts heard, and we'll reward you with treats too. Tick this box if you'd like to join our insider's club. Tick this box if you would like to hear more about this exciting new venue. Enter now! Terms and conditions in full. By entering this competition you agree to receive relevant communications
The Perth Hitlist: What to do and where to go on a three or five day stay
It’s the only capital city in Australia where you can watch the sun set over the ocean, but that’s not the only reason Perth is now one of the coolest places to visit. Once known only for its pristine beaches, Perth’s love of food and culture is capturing the attention of tastemakers. Blame it on Instagram or the perfect weather – no one can explain how WA’s capital city made its way onto the international radar – but the latest frenzy of new hotel openings, a statewide culinary scene that is booming and a string of new urban projects may provide some clues. Stay a little longer and you can explore ancient caves and award winning wineries just three hours ‘down south’ around Margaret River. // var axel = Math.random() + ""; var a = axel * 10000000000000; document.write(''); //
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Running from August 8 to 20, Sydney Science Festival brings some of the most exciting names in science together for a spectacular exploration of our world. With 150-plus events on the roster, punters can get amongst a range of talks, events, exhibitions and workshops for science fiends young and old. While it’s going to be impossible to see everything, we’ve curated a bunch of top events to keep an eye out for.
Winter Nights at Tramsheds
Feed your mind, feast your eyes and try something truly delicious at the heritage-listed Tramsheds Harold Park this winter. Jump on the light rail to Jubilee Park and enter Sydney’s oldest new food destination, Tramsheds. This winter you can enjoy a mystery dining experience – an exclusive three-course, culinary journey through a selection of Tramsheds’ restaurants and eateries. After a drink before you dine? Guests can enjoy a tipple and taste in Artisan Lane. You can enjoy your drink in the historic surrounds of the Tramsheds with live music from the likes of Ed Worland, Alex Hurt and Danielle Lamb every Friday and Saturday night. Plus, you can sign up for a hands-on winter workshop to learn something new – from pickling to painting, there’s a class to suit all curious minds. Grab your best winter woollies and spend your winter nights eating and imbibing. Check out the Tramsheds' event page to book tickets and for more information.
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