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‘intel’ 13.10.21

By October 13, 2021October 22nd, 2021No Comments

National food news & reviews

  • Smiles all round as restaurants return after a 108 day lockdown. The Australian. And it looks as if Melbourne will reopen soon, too. 9NEWS

  • Shell House comes to life with the opening of Menzies Bar and Bistro. Concrete Playground

  • Sydney hospitality venues fight for staff to reopen with. The Sydney Morning Herald

  • Bondi’s new Mediterranean restaurant, Lola’s Level 1, opens this Friday. Hospitality Magazine

  • How Shane Delia took Providoor from restaurant rescue to fully-fledged food service marketplace. The Australian

  • Meet the home cooks feeding their communities. The Guardian

  • How restaurateurs really feel about reopening. Gourmet Traveller

  • A prized reservation at Totti’s flogged for $600. Or was it? Pedestrian TV

  • The Arbory Afloat will return for its sixth season in Melbourne with a Turkish theme. Broadsheet

  • Sydney’s open, and here are its best new restaurants according to Good Food

  • Eco-entrepreneur Joost Bakker brings back his soup kitchen, Brothl, for one day only in Melbourne to celebrate the launch of new zero-waste online marketplace Returnr. Broadsheet

  • Terry Durack’s reminder of what – and what not – to do when dining out. Good Food

  • Kittawa Lodge, the off-grid island escape of our dreams. delicious.

  • First look at Martin Place’s $170M transformation. The Urban List

  • The NSW government provides further financial support for small businesses. Hospitality Magazine

  • A Sydney gets busy again, a photo essay captured the stillness of The Streets of Barangaroo during lockdown. Broadsheet

  • Merivale finally flips the The Alexandria Hotel. Good Food

  • No-frills airline Bonza to offer new routes for budget travellers. Traveller

International news

  • Elizabeth Haigh’s cookbook, Makan, is under fire for plagiarism. Eater

  • Your generation doesn’t define you, despite what marketers will make you believe. The New Yorker

  • 51% of small restaurants in the US couldn’t afford to pay rent in September. Grub Street

Where we’re going:
Monopole for a martini at the bar
Cirrus for lobster with black pepper and fermented black bean
Calita for crab tostadas and a spicy marg
Lola’s for pan tumaca on the balcony

What we’re doing:
Having coffee from a proper cup, in a cafe
Baking the Ted Lasso x Milk Bar biscuits
Drinking Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin & Tonic in a can

What we’re watching/listening to/reading:
The Producers podcast
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
Season 5 of The Real Housewives of Melbourne
Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
Anthony Huckstep’s new The Luminaries series on his podcast, Deep in the Weeds
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
Wild Abandon by Emily BItto
Roots podcast

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