Calling all Sydneysiders: We’re packed to the brim this week, full of quirky tidbits and inspired things to do. With post-Valentines blues and maybe even a residing food coma still on the horizon, this week is about falling in love with the city… And maybe even yourself; food, friends and everything in between! Here at the Urban List, we’re treating ourselves to New York, new food royalty and new healthy habits.
Mind body soul… And stomach. Here are just five epic things to do in Sydney this week.
Between Two Buns
Home to one of the best rising food scenes in the world, our taste for burgers is huge and un-freaking-deniable. So it only seems fair to pit the best of the best chiefs against each other in an ultimate burger-off bonanza fit for the history books to finally crown, the best burger in the world… Ahem, I mean Sydney. Six finalists have made the cut, heralding from some of Merivale’s top eat-ins, renowned for creating the best and brightest burgers this fair town has ever seen. But their fate lies in your hands, as you trial and tribulate your vote on the night for the winner. This is a night in a league of its own. My Kitchen Rules, eat your heart out.
Where: Palings, Ivy
When: Wednesday 17th February, 6-8:30pm
Cost: $45 incl. 6 food and drink tokens
Attaboy Pop Up at Dead Ringer
Bringing the heart of New York to the soul of Surry Hills, Attaboy’s one night showcase at the Dead Ringer is the closest you’ll get to the Empire State of Mind, this side of the equator. With nothing but Pisco on the horizon, lived-in vibes and boasting a cool 11th rank in last year’s World’s Best Bars, these boys know how to play hard ball. And as we all know, drinking well speaks volumes in every concrete jungle. You’d be loco to miss it.
Where: Dead Ringer
When: Monday 15th February, 9pm-12am
Seek, and you shall find. Nestled in the slopes of Thredbo, Wunderlust 108 Festival is the ultimate spot to camp your mind, body and soul. Not your typical marathon, you’re guided through a 5km run, 30 minute meditation and 50 minute yoga flow complete with it’s very own DJ—and that’s just the beginning. Unlike anything we’ve ever seen, this worldwide tour lets you explore yourself, test your limits and meet likeminded people with a passion for all things healthy. Just when think you’re done, be sure to check out the Kula Market, home to local hand-crafts, brilliant food and even a kombucha biergaten. Namaste.
Where: Thredbo Alpine Village
When: 18th-21st February
Whole Duck Wednesdays at Bishop Sessa
For those times when the week is in full swing and all you’re craving is a place to flock to with your friends—Whole Duck Wednesdays is your go to this February. Lovingly prepared, perfectly presented, lavender glazed and roasted to complete and utter perfection, Bishop Sessa’s two course complete with duck-neck sausage, confit duck-egg yolk and of course your whole roast duck, is truly ahead of the game; here to remind you that just because Valentine’s Day is long gone, doesn’t mean you can’t spend a night with your biggest love, food. But let’s be real, any excuse will do. Did we mention there’s duck?
Where: Bishop Sessa
When: Wednesdays in February
Cost: $49 per person
Picnic on the Green at Greenwood Plaza
With summer in bloom, it’s safe to say your picnic game is strong. You’ve Centennial’d the parks, Botanic-ed the gardens, but beating the heat this year is leaving a little left to be desired. Up the stakes (and a few levels) with the biggest picnic the North Shore has ever seen, held up on Greenwood’s very own rooftop garden. With hammocks, deckchairs, entertainment, $5 lunchboxes, free ice cream, popcorn and entertainment galore, all you really need is me, myself and I…and maybe five of your closest friends.
Where: Greenwood Plaza
When: 15-19 February
Image credit: Wanderlust Festival