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Scott Bolles


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Scott Bolles reports on the news, moves and changes in the Sydney dining scene, covering restaurants, cafes, producers and what you need to know right now.

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The Basement jazzes up its menu

Matt Keegan,on stage at The Basement Jazz Club,playing his Saxophone

Dinner and a show has always been part of the package at live-music stalwart The Basement, but expect some serious ramping up of the food under a new owner.

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 25 23:59:56 EST 2013

Concrete Blonde joins list of restaurant casualties

Kings Cross, Sydney. Concrete Blonde, a new restaurant in Bayswater Road Kings Cross.It?s been beautifully designed by Dreamtime Design. Room from bar across to the open, glassed-in kitchen showing the wiz bang rotisserie grills. For One Dish You Must Try is either the, KFQ (fried quail Kentucky style) and the Barossa Farm organic chicken. Photo:Quentin Jones. June 16, 2011.

Despite its $2.5 million interior and high-profile opening, Concrete Blonde in Kings Cross has joined the growing list of restaurant casualties for 2013.

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 25 14:36:50 EST 2013

Bernie's Diner is back

Short Black.Moss Vale.February 21st, 2013.Photo.Sahlan Hayes.SMH Good Living.Owners Ioannis Benardos and Giuliano Colosimo at their soon to be opened Bernie's Diner in Moss Vale.

After Emmanuel Benardos opened Bernie's Diner in Moss Vale in 1925, the Governor-General popped in for a milkshake. He soon became a regular.

Food News | Short black | Fri Feb 22 15:46:50 EST 2013

Ex-Sepia chef opens patisserie in Leichhardt

Penny's Lane shone briefly in Kings Cross, Stanmore is home to Sixpenny (one of the star restaurants of 2012), and now Leichhardt is in on the Penny action with the opening of Penny Four's.

Food News | Short black | Thu Feb 21 13:17:38 EST 2013

New owner hopes Thirteen is lucky

Adriana Oprescu has sold Neutral Bay's Restaurant Thirteen, with new owner Gavin Tuckwell announcing major changes.

Food News | Short black | Wed Feb 20 10:28:42 EST 2013

Supreme wines to your door

Paddington pizzeria Love Supreme is now offering artisan Italian wines with home-delivery orders.

Food News | Short black | Wed Feb 20 10:27:35 EST 2013

New chance for magnetic North

Chef Justin North

Justin North has kept a low profile since the dramatic collapse in 2012 of his Becasse restaurant group, but the chef is about to jump back in the kitchen.

Food News | Short black | Tue Feb 19 17:52:20 EST 2013

Chimmichurri exits Kings Cross diner scene

Despite ticks, South American diner is Crossed out Chimmichurri has joined the list of food casualties to exit the restaurant site under the Altair building at Kings Cross.

Food News | Short black | Tue Feb 19 14:23:06 EST 2013

The Bourbon opens in Kings Cross

Short Black:The Bourbon in King's Cross.Head Chef James Metcalfe and owner Christopher Cheung in the bar area.14th February 2013.Photo: Steven Siewert

The ground floor of the Bourbon & Beefsteak site opens on Thursday.

Food News | Short black | Tue Feb 19 14:21:22 EST 2013

Mejico set to swing its doors open

Short Black:Mejico Restaurant at 105 Pitt Street, Sydney.Pictured are Sam Prince and Daniel Schai inside the restaurant.14th February 2013.Photo: Steven Siewert

The entry level for opening a restaurant in the Sydney CBD is now more than $1 million, says Dr Sam Prince, owner of Mejico, which swings opens its doors on Thursday, February 21, at 105 Pitt...

Food News | Short black | Fri Feb 15 11:53:10 EST 2013

Wooden Whisk opens espresso bar spinoff

The Wooden Whisk, in St Leonards, last week opened an espresso bar spinoff.

Food News | Short black | Fri Feb 15 11:40:24 EST 2013

Le Village comes to Hunters Hill

David Poirier, Robert Hodgson, Meredith Poirier inside the new Hunters Hill restaurant, Le Village.7th February 2013.Photo: Steven Siewert

It's three months behind schedule, but Hunters Hill has a new restaurant

Food News | Short black | Fri Feb 15 11:36:18 EST 2013

Mosman's new kids on the block

Eat Streets Mosman. Hawthorne Cottage Cafe.    For SHD picture by LUCINDA MARLAND taken on 4 March 2004. DIGICAM 000

It's all over for former Jonah's general manager Sean Byrne and his relationship with Mosman venue Hawthorn.

Food News | Short black | Thu Feb 14 10:19:01 EST 2013

Former Rockpool pastry chefs spread their wings

Fmorris pic1Good Food Pic of well known pastry chef Lorraine Godsmark at home in Whale Beach She has been wooed by Justin Hemmes at Ivy to open up her own little café and retail space Saturday the 3rd of November 2012 Feature SMH Picture by FIONA MORRIS IMG_6643.jpg

The news that former Rockpool group executive pastry chef Catherine Adams will join several of her Rockpool alumni to open Cipro Pizza al Taglio in Alexandria is just the latest move from...

Food News | Short black | Thu Feb 14 10:17:12 EST 2013

Buzo owners open new Woollahra restaurant

FOOD - L&L - AFR - 17 SEPTEMBER 2010 - James Hird and Todd Garrett of Buzo, Woollahra.

Buzo's gradual colonisation of an entire block of Woollahra will take another step in early April with the opening of a new restaurant

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 11 23:59:47 EST 2013

Celebrity chef plans Sydney restaurant

Celebrity chef Albert Roux is hopping on the Sydney bandwagon with plans to open a restaurant in the city.

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 11 23:59:47 EST 2013

Icebergs team ready to drift

Icebergs Restaurant and Bar owner, Maurice Terzini with chefs, Ben Horne (left) and Orazio D

Rumours of an Icebergs spin-off are heating up.

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 11 23:59:47 EST 2013

Mr Crackles sets a crackling pace for Oxford St

The main ingredients of the Number 4 panino at La Macelleria, Bondi.The roast pork panino.

Sydney's crackling obsession has taken another giant trotter forward this summer, even adding some pulse to food-deprived Oxford Street.

Food News | Short black | Fri Feb 08 15:17:21 EST 2013

New-York-style Jewish deli coming to Sydney

Good news for anyone who has been hanging out for a New York-style deli in Sydney.

Food News | Short black | Thu Feb 07 09:57:40 EST 2013

Hawkesbury oyster loss won't impact consumers: industry experts

Pacific oyster mortality syndrome has wiped out millions of oysters in the Hawkesbury River but it won't have a major impact on the consumer's hip pocket, according to seafood industry heavyweights.

Food News | Short black | Thu Feb 07 09:54:48 EST 2013