Convenience Food

Food News – Planet Popcorn

Rolling around popcorn in my mouth that tastes exactly like corn soup is a bit of a revelation. My mind flicks instantly toward adding it to a dinner party dish to surprise my guests.


In case the weirdly placed capital didn’t clue you in, PizzAperta is a word pun on being open for pizza. What you see is pretty much what you get here, particular as it is situated on the outside edge of The Star.

Food News – Sydney Festival

You’ve only got a few days left to check out the Sydney Festival Village, which wraps up in Hyde Park North on January 25. With free entertainment and an expanded array of food options, it's worth visiting, even if you're not eagerly clutching a show ticket.

Food News – Bánh mì

Bánh mì – these tasty Vietnamese baguettes continue to roll out across town. This means you no longer have to take the trek down to that ever-popular hole in the wall, Marrickville Pork Roll, for your crusty French bread, pork, pate and pickled vegetable fix.


It’s been a big month for this fast-growing Malaysian eatery chain, what with picking up Poh Ling Yeow as ambassador, and launching another store in Northbridge, Perth.

Original Meatball Company

If the abundance of Brooklyn-style bars and the introduction of the word ‘amazeballs’ into the dictionary haven’t made you lose faith in humanity, then you’ll probably be into Sydney’s newest craze – the meatball.

Food News

Things are looking up if you work around Wynyard with an outpost of Chefs Gallery opening up at MetCentre. Just like the original, you’ll find a glass-walled kitchen that allows you to enjoy the theatre of hand-stretched noodle making while your dish is prepared to order as you wait.

The Soda Factory

Thursday night: all’s quiet on street level, but downstairs the tables are full or reserved with cute branded LP records. There’s no such thing as a school night anymore.

Food News – Chef

"Why don't I just cook you something?" It’s the kind of line women like me dream about, especially conveyed by a chef with a knife tattoo running the length of their forearm.

Skyline Drive-In Diner

Collect a carload for a retro-style dinner and movie ($10/head) at the recently remodelled Blacktown Skyline Drive-In.