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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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Aussie cafes look to Japan

Coffee grains isolated on white coffee beans

Australia's restaurant exports gain all the exposure, but our cafes are also slowly making a play for world domination.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Fri Mar 29 14:56:58 EST 2013

Steakhouse planned for former Etch site

Etch restaurant site is in search of a new operator after closing in 2012.

Food News | Short black | Wed Mar 27 13:09:16 EST 2013

Balmain's Efendy gets a trendy makeover

With Balmain's Efendy intermittently closed, rumours have been circulating about the future of the innovative Turkish restaurant.

Food News | Short black | Wed Mar 27 13:07:12 EST 2013

Merivale expansion tipped to head to Manly

Manly has become the go-to suburb for savvy restaurant and bar operators, and Short Black hears Merivale is about to join the party.

Food News | Short black | Tue Mar 26 09:57:47 EST 2013

Sonoma wins big from Sydney restaurant closures

Chef Jared Ingersoll with locally sourced produce at 'Cotton Duck' restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney. 27th August 2011. Phot by Tamara Dean

Artisinal bread-maker Sonoma has snapped up two of the biggest names in the business.

Food News | Short black | Tue Mar 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

City revels in dark art of chocolate

Sydney chocolatiers are getting ever-more creative.

Food News | Short black | Tue Mar 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

New venues for Hyde Park

The city precinct near Hyde Park is the latest area basking in the foodie spotlight.

Food News | Short black | Tue Mar 19 13:05:28 EST 2013

Violet Chocolates opens at Enfield

Violeta Damian with examples of her chocolate eggs. at her store Viotel Chocolates in Enfield. Thursday 14th March 2013. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH GOOD FOOD 130314

Liverpool Road is now home to one of the city's most creative chocolatiers.

Food News | Short black | Tue Mar 19 12:50:38 EST 2013

Ducks land in Redfern

Breakfast is the new lunch - 3 Blue Ducks at Bronte

Fri 8th Feb 2013

Three Blue Ducks will open at the site of Alio restaurant on Baptist Street.

Food News | Short black | Tue Mar 19 12:50:00 EST 2013

Damien Pignolet leaves the Bellevue

For SMH Good Living

Veteran chef Damien Pignolet leaves the Bellevue at the end of March.

Food News | Short black | Tue Mar 19 00:01:07 EST 2013

Newtown's Sumalee Thai to close

Sumalee Thai.

Sumalee Thai closes its doors this week after a 20-year run.

Food News | Short black | Tue Mar 19 00:01:24 EST 2013

Bayswater Diner latest victim of troubled strip

Bayswater Diner:  Half rack hickory smoked pork ribs with a kick, slaw and potato salad12trh October Steven Siewert

Bayswater Diner closed earlier this week. It lasted six months.

Food News | Short black | Fri Mar 15 13:50:10 EST 2013

Boathouse crew joins Balmoral's Boatshed

Dish It Up.Local beer-battered flathead and chips at the Boathouse Palm Beach.SMH THE (SYDNEY) MAGAZINE Picture by JENNIFER SOOSMAG110127

The Boathouse Palm Beach is adding the waterfront Balmoral Boatshed cafe to its portfolio.

Food News | Short black | Thu Mar 14 13:54:32 EST 2013

New York-style deli spreads its influence

Short Black:Tony Gibson at the Manly Pavilion.20th October 2011.Photo:Steven Siewert

On the hunt for an emerging food trend in 2013? It is difficult to overlook the growing influence of the New York-style deli in shaping the Sydney foodscape.

Food News | Short black | Thu Mar 14 13:53:17 EST 2013

Grounds of Alexandria to open Melbourne spinoff

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The Grounds of Alexandria was one of the hot Sydney food launches for 2012, now it is poised to join the long food march south and open a Melbourne spinoff.

Food News | Short black | Wed Mar 13 11:10:35 EST 2013

Ignore the buzz around Honeycomb

Rumours of the closure of Darlinghurst restaurant Honeycomb have been greatly exaggerated, co-owner Paul Frost says.

Food News | Short black | Tue Mar 12 11:34:21 EST 2013

Three Blue Ducks eyes Danks site

AFR L&L 19TH October 2012 PHOTO BY Louise Kennerley Darren Robertson Chef Three Bue Ducks restaurant at bronte with his oyster dish for Life & Leisure

Bronte eatery Three Blue Ducks has confirmed interest in the vacant Danks Street Depot site.

Food News | Short black | Tue Mar 12 11:26:08 EST 2013

Ivanhoe opening boosts Manly rejuvenation


The rejuvenation of Manly's nightlife is about to kick up a notch.

Food News | Short black | Tue Mar 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

Post offices set the stage for coffee evolution

Post offices in the south-west suburb of Liverpool have become the unlikely staging post for the evolution of the Sydney coffee.

Food News | Short black | Thu Mar 07 12:56:32 EST 2013

Best Young Chef award open for entries

Applications for the Josephine Pignolet Best Young Chef award have opened.

Food News | Short black | Thu Mar 07 12:19:57 EST 2013