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Wine and dine at Wynyard’s Panzerotti

December 2, 2014 at 8:36 pm

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.

Panzerotti bar snack

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.


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.


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.

The sexiest all-day breakfast you’ll ever eat

November 24, 2014 at 11:07 am



It’s no secret that Newtown eateries can whip together a mean brekkie. Ryan Auberson-Walsh fesses up as to why Hoochie Mamma Cafe is the perfect amount of naughty. 

Strategically positioned opposite the Sydney University Village, Hoochie’s ample space (with over 100 seats) serves the bustling student population very well come lunchtime.

Featuring the likes of an ocean trout salad garnished with heirloom tomato and horseradish, you’ll struggle to choose something from the impressive menu. It, along with incredibly an rich classic Caesar, are definitely at the top of Sydney’s salad options. But as tasty and creamy as some of the salads, pastas (one can never say no to the prawn linguini) and sandwiches are, Hoochie is all about the ultimate breakfast.

Dished out between 7am and 3 in the afternoon, anyone from uni students to all night partiers (though we could suggest they’re one and the same) can roll out of bed and still chow down effortlessly crisp bacon or toasted muesli.

Standouts on the menu include the lumberjack omelette (chorizo, mushrooms and fetta), sweet corn fritters (bacon, baby spinach, avocado and tomato relish) and the Big Hoochie (2 eggs, bacon, mushrooms, roast tomato, hash browns and pork sausage).

Chocolate berry muffins. Source

Chocolate berry muffins. Source

Yet vegetarians should not despair – around half the choices are suitably overloaded with fruits and frijoles instead of being crammed with meat. Give the ricotta hotcakes (topped with sour cherries, vanilla bean mascarpone and toasted almonds) or brekkie bruschetta (ricotta, field mushrooms, roast tomato, avocado and parsley) a whirl – both are plated to perfection, and just as magnificent in your stomach as on your plate.

Fully-licensed, anyone up for continuing a potential bender-breakfast can sip on a wine, beer or cider. Though we strongly encourage you to choose a hot coffee – they’re ideal to have with one of the daily baked muffins that in the past have ranged from fig, walnut and mascarpone to boysenberry and white chocolate.

Be a little wicked and treat yourself.

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.  

Indie Band, The Khanz & their Favourite Pit Stops

September 1, 2013 at 9:44 pm

The Khanz

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 :

Blues-funk duo Velshur share their tour destinations

August 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm
Velshur. Photo: facebook.com/velshurband

Byron Bay’s young band Velshur. Photo: facebook.com/velshurband

Velshur is a young band emerging from Byron Bay’s local music scene. Their music is described as a combination of funk, rock and love that is guaranteed to warm up your soul. Singer/songwriter Ben Walsh will keep you up and dancing, whilst Pat Smith is the engine room of this Blues Funk duo. Find out their favourite on-tour destinations via Posse and listen to their tunes via Holding Pattern.

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

July 7, 2013 at 11:30 pm

new gold mountain roof

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:

NYC Insiders: TrendLand Magazine

May 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm

logoTrendland Magazine is quickly claiming the leading edge of organic, spontaneous trend information. The relatively young e-zine (2006) has gained a significant following among international trend-watchers and design addicts alike. Relentlessly pushing the limits in both rare content and alluring web design, the site is a beacon for voracious aesthetes around the world. Finding the diamond among a sea of “must-view” fashion websites can be daunting but readers are discovering that Trendland is a truly fresh approach to fashion information. Stalking and hunting down style notes from all genres of culture including: music, art, design, photography, technology, pop culture, advertising, and of course, fashion, Trendland dishes out a multi-course menu of new ideas each day! Below are some of the teams favorite places in NYC via Posse.com, you can also create your own street of favorites via our website or mobile app, enjoy! 

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