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Passata Day

Passata Day. It's the Italian family tradition I've envied ever since reading Looking for Alibrandi. Who didn't dream of a romanticised day of canning with the extended family? And then it happened. Tomato pulp galore on a scorching hot day. Show More Summary

Yiro Yiro, Belmore

If cheese is your kryptonite, wait until you discover haloumi fries. Say what? You heard us. We’re talking thick cut batons of haloumi cheese deep-fried until golden brown. Where can you get it? Head to Yiro Yiro, yeeros shop and cheese...Show More Summary

Southside Farmers Market, Canberra

Spending a weekend in Canberra? Add this farmers market to your list. The Southside Farmers Market has about 60 stalls every Sunday morning, set within the grounds of Canberra College. It's a good-sized market, large enough to happily...Show More Summary

Confiteria Lion D’Or, Carramar

Meet the Uruguayan steak sambo. Aussies call it a steak sambo. Uruguayans call it a chivito. Except we’re not just talking about a minute steak between two bits of white bread. The chivito ($12) is more like a skyscraper. Scotch fillet,...Show More Summary

Fujisaki omakase by Ryuichi Yoshii at Barangaroo, Sydney

Sushi master Ryuichi Yoshii is back. The Nagasaki-born sushi chef opened his first Yoshii restaurant in Pyrmont in 1997 before relocating to The Rocks in 2002. Yoshii closed its doors in 2014 but late last year he opened a new set of...Show More Summary

Police use road tragedy to mislead about drug driving

The sad news that life support is being switched off for Jessica Falkholt (fifth victim of the fatal Boxing Day head-on crash near Bendalong) comes also with the news that the other driver involved (who also died in the crash) had aShow More Summary

Al Shami, Merrylands

Where can you eat Syrian food in Sydney? We're glad you asked. Head to Al Shami in Merrylands where they’re serving up dishes from both Syria and neighbouring Lebanon to a non-stop arrival of ex-pats. Couples? Friends? Families? They’re...Show More Summary

Fratelli Paradiso, Potts Point

It's barely 5.45pm on a Wednesday afternoon and Fratelli Paradiso is already pumping. The tables spilling out onto the street are the first to fill, its seats taken up by jovial locals chatting with each other, with the waiters, and anyone who happens to walk by. Show More Summary

Jasmin1, Bankstown

It’s time to embrace your inner fatteh. Never heard of it? This nourishing breakfast dish is a staple in homes across Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq. If you love chickpeas, you’ll adore this dish. If you hate chickpeas, you’ll probably...Show More Summary

Hughes Barbecue at The George Hotel, Waterloo

"We live two streets from here but we've never visited until now!" That's the refrain most commonly exclaimed by customers at Hughes Barbecue, the American barbecue takeover now in its sixth week at The George Hotel. Pit master Anton...Show More Summary

Two Chaps, Marrickville

The all-day menu at Two Chaps is chock-full of temptations. Homemade hash browns. Sourdough crumpets. Croissant French toast with blood orange curd. It'll probably take you several minutes to twig that everything is vegetarian. No wonder there are so many poached eggs with everything. Two Chaps doesn't promote itself as a vegetarian cafe. Show More Summary

AD's Kitchen, Ashfield

There’s nothing like seeing a batch of freshly cooked puri coming straight out of the kitchen. Puffed up like UFOs, these hollow and soft deep fried breads have slightly crisp edges and a speckled golden brown surface. They cook them...Show More Summary

Mr Liquor's Dirty Italian Disco by Pinbone at The Tennyson Hotel, Mascot

What next from the Pinbone team that gave us chocolate crackles with parfait, fried chicken paninis and Chongqing crispy spatchcock? It's Italian, of course, in a liquor shop driveway no less. Mr Liquor's Dirty Italian Disco is the latest...Show More Summary

Restaurant Hubert Bridge Bon Appetit, Sydney

Bridge Bon Appetit? It's the newest dining space open at Restaurant Hubert, a sophisticated wine bar that runs the length of the mezzanine corridor above the main Beatrix dining room. Diners waiting for tables downstairs are redirected...Show More Summary

Lestari Indonesian Restaurant, Ultimo

If you know about Lestari, you're one of the few Sydneysiders about the hidden alleyway running off Harris Street. It's a poky little pedestrian laneway tucked in between the Agincourt Hotel and the UTS Design & Architecture building. Show More Summary

BCD Tofu House, Epping

Soondubu jjigae. If you've never heard of it, you just may end up best friends with it this winter. This Korean favourite is more than just a soft tofu soup. You get a quivering wobble of soft set tofu - like a savoury version of pannacotta - simmered in a mini cauldron of bubbling spiced soup. Show More Summary

Yass Korean BBQ Buffet (all-you-can-eat), Strathfield

Wear loose clothing. If there's ever a time to follow a specific dress code it's when you hit up the Korean barbecue buffet. All you can eat? All you can meat, more like. Protein sweats aren't just a threat. They're a given. One of Sydney's best value Korean barbecue buffets would have to be Yass Buffet. Show More Summary

Porteno, Surry Hills

There are two new things to celebrate about the new Porteno location. One - it's so much easier to get to. And two - they now take bookings! It was a sad day when Sydneysiders bid adios to MoVida (MoVida Bar de Tapas is still open at...Show More Summary

Adam Wolfers' Jewish pop-up at Bar Brose, Darlinghurst

Soft. Fluffy. Deep-fried bread. If you haven't tried langos, you need to. This Hungarian classic is commonly found at festivals, served up with sour cream. Adam Wolfers' (ex-head chef of Yellow and Monopole) version uses a sourdoughShow More Summary

Xi'an Biang Biang, Haymarket

Xi'an Biang Biang might be all over your Instagram feed right now but there's a good reason. It's crazy delicious and Sydneysiders can't get enough of it. It's all about biang biang noodles, a prized specialty of the Shaanxi province, the capital of which is Xi'an. Show More Summary

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