26 September

Alfio’s opens next week

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Did you love the Eat In, that fun Chippendale warehouse pop up from the Full Circle collective,  as much we did? If that’s a resounding ‘hell yes’, you’ll be pleased to learn they have a new venue. It’s a similar deal to last time, $50pp for  a 4-5 course set menu , only this time they’re also BYO. Bring yer jeroboams. Doors open Thursday, October 2.

Alfio’s; 71 Renwick St, Leichhardt 2040. 9560 2447Read more

26 September

10 amazing food adventures that cost less than the Fat Duck

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Heston-Blumenthal

The ticketing ballot for the Fat Duck opens in just a few short weeks, granting those lucky punters a chance to experience Heston Blumenthal’s cooking for themselves. The restaurant, transported from Bray, will offering a facsimile of the famous British restaurant. It will cost $525 per person, not including beverages (just shy of $125 more than it costs to eat in situ, only here you’ll be eating in a casino). We’ve been reading plenty of press over the past few weeks on why the experience will be worth it, so we though we’d weigh in with a little exercise in comparison. You could spend $525 at the Fat Duck, or you could buy…

261 Cherry Ripes

32 serves of wings at Belle’s Hot Chicken

2 dinners at Attica, with change to spare

27 Sazeracs at Le Bon Ton

87 pints at Beer Deluxe

21 gift cards at St Ali, valued at $25 each

18 years worth of Time Out magazines

105 scoops of gelato from Spring Street Grocer

2 return Jetstar flights to Sydney plus dinner for two at Ester, Time Out Sydney’s Restaurant of the YearRead more

24 September

Vic’s Meat Market opens this Saturday. The best news? There’s a sandwich bar selling smoky pulled pork

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Vic's Meat Market

Fourth generation butcher Anthony Puharich is here to crack the inner west, one sandwich at a time. The man behind Vic’s Meats and Victor Churchill is opening a two-part venture (butcher shop and sandwich shop) at the Sydney Fish Market. Selling the very thing people aren’t here to buy would be a cause for concern for anyone, but the beef baron isn’t fazed. In fact, he’s very, very excited. And we can see why. The Meat Market is broken into two separate sections. The first part is a massive, industrial-look refrigerated shop, with meat as far as the eye can see.

Expect to see all the usual chops, sausage and steaks but then take it one step further. There’ll be grain fed, grass fed, lean meat and wagyu, poultry and a dedicated display to just wild meats: kangaroo, venison, wild boar, wallaby. “We’re trying to remind people that meat doesn’t come in a packet,” says Puharich, as he shows us the dedicated butcher’s block where customers can pimp their protein, and even order a tailor-made burger patty mix from the meats on offer.… Read more

23 September

The Time Out Bar Awards are on their way

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Longer days, warmer weather, stronger sun – it all means one thing: the Time Out Bar Awards are just around the corner. During a lively event held last night at The Cliff Dive, Time Out Australia CEO Michael Rodrigues shared the news that in its seventh year, the event is going to the dogs. On Sun Nov 23, the Time Out Bar Awards will be held at the Wentworth Park Greyhound Racetrack. Time Out Australia’s chief food and drink critic Myffy Rigby also shared some news of her own – this year, we’re spreading the love even further with two new categories: Best Bar Team and Best Party Bar.

The inaugural nominees in both categories are :

Best Bar Team
The Rook
The Baxter Inn
Earl’s Juke Joint
Bulletin Place
Sokyo Lounge

Best Party Bar
The Cliff Dive
Hello Sailor
The Anchor
Frankie’s Pizza
Mary’s

The rest of this year’s nominees will be unveiled in late October.… Read more

19 September

David Byrne’s Imelda Marcos poperetta Here Lies Love coming to Sydney

Ruthie Ann Miles (center) and the cast of Here Lies Love.

David Byrne’s immersive poperetta Here Lies Love will have its Australian premiere as part of Vivid Sydney 2015, next May/June. Based on the life and times of notorious former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love invites the audience into the heady, hedonistic disco scene that Imelda frequented during her husband Ferdinand Marcos’s brutal and often bloody political reign. Instead of the usual theatre seats, the audience stands in David Korins’ modular, moving set for the duration of the 85-minute show, and are invited to bust a move to a score of catchy pop tunes concocted by Byrne and collaborator Fatboy Slim. Make no mistake, however: this is not a celebration of the Marcos regime.

The musical, created by Byrne (who has a long-standing obsession with the former first lady), is based on the concept album he and Fatboy Slim released in 2010 (and which they previewed as a song-cycle at Adelaide Festival in 2006).… Read more