There will be a wonderful fundraiser to help rebuild Lismore at the Harvest bakery in Newrybar this Wednesday 12 April, 6.30–9pm. There is no cover charge and Harvest will just charge for drinks. Food will be complimentary from Harvest and... Read More →
If you are looking for a school holiday treat, you can now, every Wednesday, add crepes to Puremelt’s organic, handmade chocolate that goes so well with their coffee. Of course, there are certain standards to keep up, so they will... Read More →
Daniel White from Margaret River’s Blue Child Collective will play Sunday brunch at Mullum’s The Poinciana. The Poincy will be open seven days and nights over Easter with full bar service available even on Good Friday, with the happy people... Read More →
By Vivienne Pearson New ownership of Sabi Sushi is heralding some change but keeping the underlying elements loved by locals the same. One of only three sushi trains in the Byron Shire, Sabi’s name and train will remain. The team... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson Thanks to some much-needed sun, Sunday was already a delightful day to hang out at the Hotel Brunswick. It was made even better with the discovery that it was International Gin and Tonic Day! Who knew? Brookie’s... Read More →
After a year of renovations Level One at the Ballina RSL has opened. Feedback from focus groups, ‘set the direction of services required’ said CEO Bill Coulter, resulting in a sports lounge/TAB area with a state-of-the-art bar, and a cafe,... Read More →
With a hint of a chill in the mornings and the end of daylight saving, this time of year is all the better for drinking tea. We are spoilt for choice of teas created in this region. By: Vivienne... Read More →
‘Children’s birthday parties are an integral part of their memories when they grow up, but can be stressful for the hosting parent at the time,’ says Nikki, who has some very good ideas.
The retreat village is 100km from Florence, and just 40km from Siena, a quiet corner in the heart of Tuscany where you can regenerate, admiring the nature that surrounds you.
You might be wondering what it takes to supply coffee at Bluesfest. The coffee, cups, grinders and machines are supplied by Bun Coffee, a local outfit whose coffee roasting business is located in Byron Bay.
If you are a food grower, you probably always have your radar on, listening out for new ideas on developing food ventures, opening up new markets for your products, thinking of new products or even the possibility, perhaps, of on-farm tourism.
The inaugural Byron Bay Fine Food & Beverage Festival has announced Neil Perry AM as guest chef at the festival’s highly anticipated opening night Mixed Dozen Gala Dinner on Friday 2 June. Neil Perry is one of Australia’s most influential... Read More →
If you are reading this on Wednesday 29 March, book now for a wonderful opportunity to find out about the traditions of sake, the different styles, types, regions, history and traditions from OSushi’s Japanese sake expert and brewer, Tarzan. Ordinary... Read More →
By: Simon Haslam Locals Remy Tancred (of Sample Food Festival and now Byron Bay Fine Food Festival fame) and photographer Nelly le Comte released a third edition of Byron Bay – a food journey through the region, a 208-page cookbook... Read More →
By: Aslan Shand Ever thought you’d like to learn more about bees? Eden at Byron are harvesting honey from their Flow Hive for the first time this Saturday 1 April and have decided that they are going to make it... Read More →
There have been many changes at the Byron Arts & Industry Estate recently. It’s a thriving place. There are new buildings sprouting up, new businesses in old buildings, and the streets are so busy that there are cars everywhere, which... Read More →
By Simon Haslam There might be those around the area who remember the site of Harvest in Newrybar as a post office, a general store or a residence – over 100 years a site has the chance to develop a... Read More →
There’s something quite special for wine lovers, and food lovers, at Fins next week. Spain’s most revered and dynamic winemaker Telmo Rodriguez is coming to Fins. This will be the only dinner event in Australia for Telmo on his international... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson A few months ago we discussed just a couple of spots on the Lismore food scene (Mecca and Goanna) and found out that our readers wanted to know more about what was available outside the bubble enclosing... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson Many Byron Shire food businesses are getting their hands dirty to reduce their impact on the environment. Waste. Rubbish. Refuse. Litter. Maybe not the ideal topic to read about over lunch, but an important one. At home... Read More →
When Byron’s Stone & Wood crew heard that residents from Uniting Caroona, an aged-care home in Yamba, had started their very own home-brew club, they jumped at the opportunity to invite a few of those passionate souls to visit their... Read More →
Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson Ocean Shores butcher Garry Leeson has taken out third place in the poultry section of the National Sausage King competition held recently in Hobart. This means he holds a trifecta of awards, previously having... Read More →
By Simon Haslam A lot of alcohol marketing is about the branding, and the ‘story’ behind the drink, as much as the taste. For example, the new northern rivers gin, Brookies Gin, has a marketing story that’s all about the... Read More →
By Victoria Cosford For a food that’s nearly all water, it’s surprising how much flavour there is in a mushroom. Buttons, fields, browns, exotics – each variety has its distinctive nature, its own special texture and taste. The flavour ascribed... Read More →
Byron Bay Boutique Picnics has recently re-launched, after a hiatus of a year. Suffolk Park local Nicole Greenwood is not only an excellent cook and owns a superb range of picnic accessories; she is a lover of picnics.