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5 Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Week

By Sammy Preston
28th Sep 2020

A slice of the Messina galette with a scoop of gelato on top.

We're not sure about you guys out there, but it really feels like Sydney is coming alive right now. Maybe it's because 2020 has made us appreciate every sunny day, new restaurant opening, and new wine list—maybe it's just because Sydney is so sparkly in springtime. Whatever it is, we hope you're out there vibing it too. 

This week, forget your summer bod and tuck into Burger Head's limited-edition Twisties burger, or Messina's new bake-at-home hazelnut galette. Or make the most of early sunrises, The Iconic's ninth birthday sale, and the final days of Tequila Mockingbird's "Tequila On York" hidden pop-up. Read on for five awesome things to do in Sydney this week. 

While you are out there, keep up that all-important social distancing. If you want to mask-up, and it is now recommended that you do, we've got a list of local legends selling masks right here.     

All Week

Forget Your Post-Iso Diet And Get Yourself This Limited-Edition Twisties Burger

Over the weekend, we re-released our (slightly controversial) hitlist of the best burgers in Sydney. This time around, we wanted to take more of a deep dive and pen something for those burger fiends who have had their fair share of Mary's Burgers, Chur, and Lotus cheeseburgers, and who are ready and willing to see what else is new and popping in the game of stacks. 

On our list is Burger Head—a staple on the scene these days serving up what we reckon is one of Sydney's best cheeseburgers. We also picked them out for a once-upon-a-time Twisties special, which, kind of serendipitously, has been re-intro'd for a limited run as of today, Monday 28 September. Made with a mashed beef pattie, American high-melt cheese, mustard bacon, maple bacon jam, actual Twisties, a special house-made Twisties-infused sauce, and a milk bun sprinkled with Twistie dust—this burger is an absolute monster. It will be available until Sunday 11 October at Burger Head in Penrith, and at the Burger Head food trucks in Bella Vista and Strathfield. More details are here

Make The Most Of Those Sunny Hours Before Work With These Sunrise Activities 

Sydney is lighting up earlier and earlier these days—so set your alarm and get moving before 9am. Soothe your soul with a beautiful early morning walk, grab an oar and paddle your way around Sydney harbour, or take a jog through one of Sydney’s most majestic parks. We have a full list of sunrise activities right here

Jazz Up Your Spring Wardrobe In The Iconic's 9th Birthday Sale 

With the weather heating up day-by-day, we reckon it's time to ditch the lockdown sweats and lean into a bit of springtime fashion. Helping you out this week is The Iconic with its massive ninth birthday "summer-ready" sale. You've got the opp to shop Levi's, Assembly Label, Dazie, Vans, Herschel, adidas, Superga, Reliquia, and heaps more at 30% off. Check it out here

Monday 28 September

Pre-Order Messina's New Bake-At-Home Hazelnut Galette 

Messina is back on their bake-at-home game, this time with a dreamy hazelnut galette. It's made up of multiple layers of flaky puff pastry, stuffed with hazelnut frangipane and Messina's own version of Nutella, "Messinatella". As usual, you can order the bake-at-home treat on its own ($25), or with a tub of gelato in your choice of size ($33 - $44). Pre-order is available now, with pick-up available from Friday 2 October. Head over here

Wednesday 30 September

Don't Miss The Final Weeks Of The "Tequila On York" Hidden Pop-Up

Paddington's beloved South American restaurant with a fun name, Tequila Mockingbird, has been hosting an exciting new pop-up concept across the last few weeks, and if you haven't made plans to check it out yet, you are running out of time. Called "Tequila On York" the pop-up is housed within a heritage-listed site hidden off York Street in the CBD (and we really mean hidden—diners are given a number to call on arrival so they can be escorted to the dining room). 

It's open just Wednesday through Friday, with three sittings available (one for lunch, and two for dinner). Head chef John Frid is sticking to Latin American fare and his Argentinian-style wood-fired grill for a set menu of four courses and eight super-special dishes ($89 per person). The menu switches up weekly, and this week's menu has just been revealed. You'll feast on Nikkei-style Yellowtail Amberjack, crispy Mooloolaba banana prawn tacos, Tasmanian salmon with sweet pea and green chilli mole, and more. Did we mention there's also 150 varieties of tequila and mezcal? The pop-up wraps on Friday 30 October, so be quick and book your spot here

Making plans for next month? Send some love to your Melbourne mates and join us at Isolation Degustation—Australia's largest virtual degustation. 

Image credit: Messina, Burger Head, Alex King, The Iconic, Messina, Steven Woodburn

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