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Balmain deli celebrates 57 years of family and community

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN On Saturday March 20, Papa Joe & Co opened its doors to the public to come celebrate 57 years in Balmain on Darling Street.  Despite the endlessly heavy rain, the family business was humbled by the amount of people that turned up to the celebration of homemade Italian goods, deli delicacies, a […]

Inner West girls get a master class in cooking

By ALLISON HORE Girls at the Girl’s Refuge in Leichhardt had the opportunity to take part in their own special Masterclass with 2016 Masterchef winner, Elena Duggan.  Ms. Duggan told the Inner West Independent she has been looking for ways to get involved with the organisation after hearing about them through a friend. She said […]

Sydney’s food bowl at risk

Opinion by MERRILL WITT Last Friday, the Daily Telegraph reported that the Berejiklian government had reached an in-principle agreement with acting Nationals leader Paul Toole to weaken the Koala State Environment Planning Policy (Koala SEPP) in preparation for its cabinet meeting this week.  Needless to say, the relaxation of the rules governing koala habitat protection […]

Italian pizza hit in Newtown

By Erika Echternach and Lillian Sekkai Originally from Italy, Alberto, the friendly and chatty owner of Alberto’s Pizzeria, came to Australia 62 years ago. After opening his first shop in Stanmore, he moved to Newtown in 1989 where he’s been cooking ever since. Alberto said his primary principles are quality, efficiency and generosity. Clearly, this […]

Best of Sydney 2017

We’re never tourists in our own cities, but perhaps we ought to be. Often there are things that stop us in our tracks — a snazzy bit of street art down a hidden lane; a perfect bowl of noodles with just the right amount of bite; the sky looking a certain way at a certain time of the day as the sun sets over the harbour; a dirty ibis crouched on top of a bin, pecking at the remnants of lunch.

Food News – Xmas Tipples

When I want to drink Japanese whisky I head to Tokyo Bird. And this Surry Hills small bar is making it hard not to want to drink whisky on Tuesday 22 December with their inaugural Christmas Whisky Dinner ($135/person).

Review – Food

From playwright Steve Rodgers comes Food, a deliciously provocative, irresistibly funny and romantic play which will have audiences laughing out loud. The story surrounds two quarreling sisters, Nancy (Emma Jackson) and Elma (Mel King) who run a takeaway shop and are fighting demons from their past. They desperately dream of securing their future by transforming […]

The Argyle turns to Asia

The Argyle restaurant and bar is set to introduce a new South-East Asian feel for summer. The new-look venue in The Rocks has incorporated a food menu, cocktails and renovations fit to suit the theme. Head Chef Michael Nguyen, newly appointed after working in Surry Hills’ Red Lantern, has joined forces with Saké Restaurant and […]

Junk food consumers increase by 30% in 2011

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