Marrickville’s Barzaari to Open a Second Restaurant in Chippendale

Inner West’s beloved Eastern Mediterranean restaurant Barzaari is opening a new branch in Chippendale.

The Marrickville joint will open the doors of its new branch at the former Kensington Street Social space in the Old Clare Hotel on October 30.

Barzaari Chippendale will be a 120-seater with “raw and exposed” interior.

Just like the original Addison Road place, the Chippendale eatery will bring a modern take on Cyprus, Syrian, Lebanese, and Egyptian cuisines with a menu of shared small and large plates. The bar will also have its own menu, covering snacks such as oysters, sliced bottarga and stinging nettle and white-pepper parcels.

“People can pop in for snacks or drinks and then move to the table for a larger meal,” Darryl Martin, executive chef and co-owner of Barzaari with Andrew Jordanou and hotelier Loh Lik Peng told Broadsheet.

Kensington Street Social will be closing on October 21, around six months after the departure of British chef Jason Atherton.


A Pop-Up Sweets Museum is Coming to Sydney

After hitting Melbourne and Brisbane, the pop-up dessert museum is finally coming to Sydney.

Sugar Republic is bringing a range of events to make every sweet tooth’s childhood dream come true: a day full of chocolate, confectionery and desserts with a fairy floss room, a giant birthday cake to jump out of, a life-sized gum ball machine, a sherbet-filled rainbow bridge, an interactive sprinkles wall and many more. It’s like a Willy Wonka factory, without the trickeries.

Tickets will go on sale next month for the event, which will hit a Myer store in February 2019.

Event: Shortstop Coffee & Donuts’ 4th Birthday Celebration

Looking for a good bite this weekend? Shortstop Coffee & Donuts are giving away free dough rings to celebrate their birthday.

In celebration of the joint’s fourth birthday, Shortstop is giving away 1,000 free doughnuts from its Sydney and Melbourne stores on Saturday. The offering, which you can get with every purchase, is a vanilla-bean cake doughnut with sprinkles and a vanilla glaze, reminiscent of childhood ice-cream birthday cakes.

Get your freebie from 8.30am to 6.30pm, or until sold out. For more information, visit here.

Event: 2018 Italian Wine + Food Festival, Sydney

Got an unsatisfiable appetite for pizza and wine? Prepare yourself – the nation’s artisanal Italian festival is hitting Sydney this month.

The Italian Wine + Food Festival returns to the Doltone House at the Australian Technology Park, bringing street-style pizza, fresh pasta and over 200 wines to taste from the pop-up restaurants and the Negroni Bar. There are also specially curated Italian wine masterclasses and cooking demonstrations by Sydney’s top Italian chefs along with Pizza Acrobatics show and other live entertainment.

Tickets start from $25. For more information, visit the Festival’s website.

Sunday, August 26, 10am-6.30pm | Doltone House – Australian Technology Park, Locomotive Workshop, 2 Locomotive Street, Eveleigh

Event: The Beer, Footy and Food Festival, Sydney

Watching a game of footy with food and booze on the grass? Count us in.

The Beer, Footy and Food Festival is returning to Marrickville’s Henson Park for its third year. Organised by the gig-booking company Music and Booze Company, the day will feature some of the biggest food vendors from the inner west, including Burgers by Josh, Soul Burger, Cow & the Moon Gelato, the Lord Gladstone, Koi Dessert Bar, Arepa Australia and more.

Local craft brewers such as Young Henrys, Wayward Brewing Co and Willie the Boatman are also in to complete your time watching the Newtown Jets, along with rides, a petting zoo, jumping castles, and face painting.

Tickets for attendees above 16 years old are $17.85, inclusive of booking fees. For more information, visit the Oztix page.

Saturday, July 28 | Henson Park, Centennial Street, Marrickville

Event: Sydney Tea Festival

Sydney Tea Festival is coming back for its fifth year running!

You can spend the day at Carriageworks exploring more than 70 specialty and artisan tea stalls, tasting a range of world-class loose-leaf teas at the DIY Tea Blending Station, and joining workshops and talks hosted by some of Australia’s leading specialists. You can also pick up handmade teaware as well as some sweet and savoury treats to go with the tea!

In celebration of the festival’s fifth birthday, you can also attend a special Birthday Dinner with food and tea pairing degustation at one of Sydney’s best restaurants.

Tickets are free for kids under 12, and start from $16.5 for adults. For more information, visit the Sydney Tea Festival’s website.

Sunday, August 19, 9am-4.30pm | Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

Event: Good Food & Wine Show, Sydney

Get excited – the Good Food & Wine Show is hitting Sydney this month.

This year, the show returns to Darling Harbour at the International Convention Centre for a flavourful weekend. Hundreds of local and international exhibitors such as Cadbury, De Bortoli Wines, Mr Black Spirits, Udder Delights and Young Henrys will offer up samples to taste. You can also learn how to do great Aussie BBQ from famous Australian chefs Maggie Beer and Matt Moran, and attend lunches designed by My Kitchen Rules star Manu Feildel and his wife Clarissa.

A drink enthusiast? Learn more about your favourite wine in one of the many Wine Walks, have a sip at Spiegelau Beer Glass Tasting, know your Cava from your Prosecco at Pop, Bubble and Fizz, and learn many more at the event’s various workshops.

If food is more up your alley, take on a cheese appreciation journey at The Smelly Cheese Project masterclasses and learn how to cook special dishes at the KitchenAid Culinary Academy demos.

Tickets start from $15. For more information, visit the Good Food & Wine Show’s website.

June 22-24 | International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney