Where are you right now? Doesn’t even matter, this week we’ve got you sorted for five awesome things to do all over Sydney.
It’s festival season this week in Sydney. Think mouth-watering food, cocktails, all-you-can-eats and Italian Opera. No matter where you are, we’ve got your location pretty much covered. East, CBD, Inner-West, Central-West, Northern Beaches, take your pick!
Night Noodle Markets
It’s that time of year again: the flavours, the hype, the aromas, the crowds – that’s right, Night Noodle Markets are back in action, and bigger and better than ever before. We’re salivating already at the return of some of our faves – Mr Bao, Mamak, Hoy Pinoy, Sake, as well as new faces, House of Crabs and Queenies. Live DJ’s, dragon dancers, chef appearances and demonstrations make for the perfect date night. And as if the deal couldn’t get any sweeter, we hear Gelato Messina will be popping up its Very Very Good Lucky Fortune Bar presenting their pun-definitely-intended concoctions, Matcha Do About Nothing (Milk choc and green tea chocolate gelato under white chocolate and pistachio crunch) and Fryer and Ice (mango pudding and passionfruit caramel with a deep-fried caramel and coconut gelato).
What: Night Noodle Markets
When: October 6 -23rd, Mon-Tue 5pm-9pm; Wed-Thur 5pm-10pm; Fri 5pm-11pm; Sat 4pm-10pm; Sun 4pm-9pm
Where: Hyde Park
Bolle Italian Degustation at Bar Macchiavelli
Sydney’s first ever Italian sparkling wine festival will conclude at the Bolle Italian Degustation Dinner at Bar Macchiavelli in Ruschutters Bay. Not one, not two, but eleven sparkling wines will be matched to six delectable Sicilian courses, with bubbles from Friuli to Sicily, Piedmont to Sardinia. We hear there’s a couple of surprise performances as well. You know what they say, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings.
What: Bolle Italian Degustation at Bar Macchiavelli
When: Monday 10th October 7.30pm
Where: Bar Machiavelli, Ruschcutters Bay
Cost: $145 per person, book here
Enmore Comedy Club
Are you in the mood for a good belly laugh? Need to let off some after work steam with an old fashioned chuckle? The Enmore Comedy Club has you all sorted. Throw back a drink and laugh yourself silly with this rotating line up of some of the greatest comedians around, featuring multi-award winning comedian and host of triple j breakfast, Matt Okine. His favourite bad joke is Q: What’s red and invisible? A: No tomatoes. If that’s not freaking hilarious, what is?
What: Enmore Comedy Club
When: Tuesday 11 October
Where: The Enmore Theatre Cafe, 130 Enmore Road Newtown
Cost: Pre-purchase here for $10, Door: $15
Parramatta Lanes is the foodie festival that you need to know about if you have a Sydney food bucket list longer than your arm, but don’t have to budget to fork out tolls on The Bridge every single night of the week. There will be Sydney favourites like Butter, KOI Dessert Bar and 2 Smoking Barrels (low and slow meats – it’s the American dream). Keep an eye out for the Pineapple Tropfest lane, which will be throwing it back with Tropfest’s best short films from the archives.
For the specifics, head to their website
What: Parramatta Lanes
When: Tuesday 11 – Friday 14 October, from 5pm
Where: Church Street, Parramatta (and surrounds)
Cost: Free Entry
All you can eat Dim Sum at Daniel San
Hump Day has never looked so good with all-you-can-eat dumplings every Wednesday at Daniel San in Manly. Break down that mid-week grind with a couple (more like a hundred) dumplings for the cheap price of $24.50 pp. All the faves are on the menu including mixed veg, pork and cabbage, har gow and chive gow gee. Your mid-week steam just got a whole new meaning.
What: Dim Sum at Daniel Sum
When: Every Wednesday from 5pm
Where: Daniel San, 55 North Steyne, Manly
Cost: $24.50 per person
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Image Credit: Parramatta Lanes