Category BOOZE

Sokyo (Pyrmont)

I’ve never been a fan of Casinos. I find the ambience abrasive and the decor always freshly outdated. Not even the exemption to the Sydney lock-out laws could temporarily persuade me to lift my prejudices to this awful contrast of cashed-up tourists and mortgage foreclosure victims. There are, however, a couple of understandable reasons to… Continue reading

Pizza Madre (Marrickville)

Adjacent the mayhem that is the Sydenham and Victoria Road intersection, our conversation struggles to compete with the flight path directly above our heads. The small interior of the venue jam-packed with local families and chaotic kiddos had persuaded us to dine al fresco. If only my dinner companion could hear me better, I was explaining… Continue reading

A Guide To Lyon (France)

This was the third (but most important) time I’d been to the ‘Capital of Lights’, and France’s third largest city – Lyon. The city itself has all the beauty you’d imagine of a scaled-down Paris, and the charm to boot, with less of the bedlam that comes with being an international capital. Lyon has swiftly… Continue reading

3 Winos Trade Day

What type of person would pass up the opportunity to ingest copious amounts of vodka, wine and caviar whilst listening to Dan Aykroyd ramble on about the significance of Crystal Skulls and how they somehow relate to large-scale quantities of Vodka and en masse marketing techniques? Not I, said the Walrus. Precisely why I found… Continue reading

Craft Beer Week Launch

Ushering in Sydney’s growing obsession with Craft Beers, the annual ‘Craft Beer Week’, hosted by Joel Connolly, could as easily be named ‘Craft Beard Week’, if not for the all-too-obvious statement it would appear to make. Ekim, Batch, Modus Operandi, and the obligatory Young Henrys brands join forces to showcase Sydney’s best craft beer brewers,… Continue reading

Sydney’s Best Burgers – Mary’s

*** FEATURED IN CITY HUB – BEST OF SYDNEY 2015 *** My favourite type of burger (and the best type, because I’m always right), consists of a meat patty, American style cheese, a pickle, and a killer bun. Sometimes bacon. No egg. No pineapple. No beetroot. Got it? Good. It’s simplicity (like a good Pizza)… Continue reading