We may have hit halfway through August but there’s no slowing down with tacos, fried chicken, bourbon whipped cream and chilli (all to be consumed this week). To be honest, we think it’s time to invest in a puffy jacket for an igloo party. Oh yeah, you'll want to read on to find more out about that one.
You’ve got no time to rest, Sydney, so get on up and show us how it’s done. Here are give epic this to do this week.
Monday 20 August
Quayside Comfort at Cruise Bar
Comfort food is our favourite type of food and Cruise Bar is offering us exactly that. You can try telling us that a sandwich can keep you warm but you’re only lying to yourself. Cruise Bar’s Southern American-inspired food and drink menu definitely will with loaded french fries with gravy, fried chicken coated with a rye whiskey-honey sauce and a vanilla pudding with peanut butter, bourbon whipped cream, cookie crumbs, banana and candied bacon, called the Fat Elvis. 10 comfort points to Cruise Bar. For more deets head here.
When: Monday 20 August
Where: Cruise Bar, Circular Quay West, Sydney
Cost: Various prices
AACTA Film and Shorts Fest
Event Cinemas in Bondi Junction is showcasing the Oscars Short Film Program, featuring Oscar-nominated short films as part of a series of events presented by AACTA. If you’re a bit like us and indecisive when it comes to choosing which movie to watch, hit up Bondi Junction for this compilation of the ten best international short films. Jump here for more.
When: Monday 20 August, 6.30pm
Where: Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction
Tuesday 21 August
All-You-Can-Eat Taco Tuesday
Whip out your stretchy pants, Syd, because Bondi Beach’s Panama House is serving endless tacos for a twenty-fiver and we're here for it. The taco menu boasts chicken, fish, pork, duck and kangaroo (if you’re game) tacos and also has a bunch of vegan and vegetarian-friendly picks with chickpea and salsa or smoked mushrooms tacos. To wash down your tasty packs, you'll want to order up a margarita or a cocktail of tequila, hibiscus, lime-oil and fresh lime juice because hey, it's Taco Tuesday after all. Head here for more.
When: Tuesday 21 August, 6pm
Where: Panama House, 180-186 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Cost: $25 per person
Igloos on the Pier
It's the kinda thing you see on Instagram and in magazines, Pier One has ACTUAL igloos you can party inside. But, that is not all. The igloos are harbourfront and (brace yourself) one has a hot tub. You will be treated to cocktails, bubbles and snacks from a specially-made menu by Pier One. When hiring the real MVP igloo (obviously the one with the hot tub), you also get fluffy robes, slippers and a change room. The iggies are leaving next week so book asap!
When: Tuesday 21 August
Where: Pier One Sydney Harbour, 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Cost: $150-600 per person
Wednesday 22 August
Happy Hour Steam Mill Lane Sessions
Steam Mill Lane has got you covered for a Wednesday night with cheap drinks, coffee and food. We’re talking $10 spritz, $5 draft beers and house wines from Belle’s Hot Chicken, and $10 poke bowls from Fishbowl. Toby’s Estate and Edition Coffee Roasters are also so kindly offering us dessert and coffee… yes please. Head right here for more details.
When: Wednesday 22 August, 4-7pm
Where: Steam Mill Lane, 7 Steam Mill Lane, Haymarket
Cost: $5-15 per person
And BTW, you can actually roll in a room of pizza dough... we know.
Image credit: Pier One