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Wine and dine at Wynyard’s Panzerotti

December 2, 2014 at 8:36 pm
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Poached eggs for brekkie anyone? Source

The freshly relocated Panzerotti is back with a bang. And Ryan Auberson-Walsh is pretty happy with the new offerings.

A favourite restaurant contender for the busy CBD crowds, Panzerotti is generally open for breakfast through to late lunch weekdays, whipping up some of the most filling Italian-style dishes in Sydney.

Having recently moved to a new location with more room for the lunchtime rush, they’re now wedged underneath a heritage sandstone church with views opposite of Wynyard Park. But it’s also meant that their humble café has transformed into a new after hours bar and restaurant, becoming a hub to unwind and relax after a stressful day in the office.

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Lamb croquettes – part of the new bar menu. Source

With the move has also come a new menu – having been granted a liquor licence they’ve come up with some quirky cocktails that are just as delicious to taste than they appear on paper. The Bees Knees is exactly as it sounds, blending whiskey, pineapple, lime, honey and mint, while the Days End is something wicked to wind down with – bison vodka, basil, lemon and white vermouth.

Beers include the inevitable Peroni (what Italian bar is complete without this), Vale Ale, Stone & Wood, Balmain Pale Ale and Hop Hog. But for something a little fuller, there’s a neat selection of Italian, Australian and New Zealand reds, whites and rosés on offer.

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Super slider – one of many scrumptious dishes. Source

When it comes to food, it’s obvious from the lunch menu that Panzerotti take their pasta seriously – a highlight for dining in or takeout, there’s a choice of penne, linguine and homemade gnocchi with a generous selection of toppings and sauces. Alternatively, how down a wagyu burger with taleggio cheese or for the carb-conscious, the smoked trout or beetroot and feta salads are must tries.

It isn’t, however, all about pasta. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – and here is where your choice won’t leave you feeling worn out by midday. Two favourites include the 3 egg omelette with king brown mushrooms or the French toast, doused with honeycomb butter, lemon curd, raspberry, mint and pear.

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Panzerotti’s Dessert of the Day. Source

Whatever time of day it is, the new Panzerotti Bar won’t leave you disappointed, and sitting in for an easy-going lunch is much more spectacular now that they’ve opened up to the world and offering an even snazzier food and drink selection.

Copo load of this joint

November 14, 2014 at 3:55 pm
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House smoked trout baked eggs with creme fraîche, herbs and toast. Image by Eileen Kha

We have finally tracked down a Sydney brunch spot worth taking your mother-in-law to. A round of applause to Copo Cafe & Diner in Drummoyne. Words by Ryan Auberson-Walsh

Work In Progress Bar

July 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

Pop art meets punchy cocktails at the Merivale Group’s newest pop-up bar, Work in Progress.  Located in the CBD on King Street, where the Trumps Tavern used to reside, the space is being boldly revitalised as part art installation/thai restaurant/bar.   Though a crazy combination, everything about this place is authentic.  Former senior curator of the MCA, Glenn Barkley, and Darwin based artist, Frank Gohier, work together to fill the space with a rotating selection of art, making this an exciting installation space.  In the kitchen, chef Air Jantrakool formerly of Sailors Thai fixes up Thai food to accompany the on trend fresh fruit cocktails conjured up by Merivale Group Bars Manager Paul Mant and served up by head bartender Peter Ehemann.  

Ko and Co Brings Korean-Mexican Food to Sydney

July 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Spicy pork belly tacos. Burritos filled with kimchi fried rice. Chilli edamame. These mouthwatering concoctions are a Mexic-Asian dream, a new fusion food that’s just come to Sydney. Based on popular American street food, business partners Jae Jung and Frank Lin have brought back these paired cuisines to their new restaurant in Surry Hills.

Small, craft-beer bar Bitter Phew joins the two-speed Oxford St scene

May 3, 2014 at 2:51 am
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Photo: https://www.facebook.com/bitterphewcraftbeerbar

For the love of beer, it’s been far too long since a creative and crafty beer enthusiast opened up shop in Sydney! Enter Aaron Edwards, one of four co-owners of Bitter Phew, an upstairs Darlinghurst bar with a grungy, dimly lit stairwell entrance that opens up to some small-bar goodness above.

Indie Band, The Khanz & their Favourite Pit Stops

September 1, 2013 at 9:44 pm

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The Khanz is a young band is on the cusp of something, although nobody’s sure exactly what, least of all the band themselves. Big believers in breaking down musical boundaries, The Khanz are all about having fun and bringing people together- something they feel is lost in the competitive side of things. ’Roll Around’ is the first release from the band this year and the first single from the band’s debut album, which is currently in production and already topping the Indie Charts on Holding Pattern. The release continues the band’s track record of songs that do not flinch from taking aim at the more tangled issues that young people face, yet doing so in a spirit of exuberance and joy at being alive. These guys love to be on the road- and today they share their regular pit stops via Posse :

Melbourne Guide: Dara Simkin- ‘Thank You, Come Again’ Group

July 7, 2013 at 11:30 pm

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Dara Simkin heads up Marketing at ‘Thank You, Come Again‘; the Melbourne bar group that brought you Double Happiness, New Gold Mountain, Lily Blacks, Mr Wow’s Emporium & just recently, Los Barbudos! Renowned for delivering superior cocktails, knowledgeable bar staff and a merry atmosphere with every new opening; it’s undeniable that they add an edge to Melbourne’s celebrated bar scene. We had a quick chat to Dara about the Melbourne places she’s recommended via Posse:


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