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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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Great timing for Doltone

The 1920s New York design brief for the new Doltone House Hyde Park couldn't be better timed.

Food News | Short black | Fri May 31 13:50:00 EST 2013

Eastern hotel takes a new direction

The Eastern is slated for a makeover, starting in July.

Food News | Short black | Wed May 29 09:03:16 EST 2013

Faraone opens 23rd bar, Hello Sailor

Good Food. Short Black. The 3 owners of new bar on Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.  (L-R)Luke Redington, Marco Faraone and Mike Edkins in the Laneway behind bar (Foley Street).Photo: Edwina Pickles. 2013.

Marco Faraone has opened 22 bars throughout the world. Next week, he swings open the doors on his 23rd.

Food News | Short black | Wed May 29 08:57:53 EST 2013

A time to Crave no more

Good food monthCrave food festival

It launched in 1998 to great fanfare in what was then Good Living. Fifteen years on, Good Food Month is back.

Food News | Short black | Wed May 29 08:55:55 EST 2013

It's ciao for Bentley and Chow for Claude's

afr life and leisure 18th October 2012 photo by Louise kennerley brent savage, chef The Bentley

Twin-toqued Bentley Restaurant & Bar will close its doors in Surry Hills in August, but is looking for a CBD site.

Food News | Short black | Tue May 28 03:00:00 EST 2013

Melbourne's Section 8 bar comes to Sydney

Melbourne's Section 8 bar is joining the march north and will open in Sydney.

Food News | Short black | Tue May 21 10:17:16 EST 2013

La Disfida's sibling wants a slice of the action

Good Food Short Black. Tappo Osteria. Owners (left) Peter Zuzza and Gary Lopane. Photo: Edwina Pickles. 16th May 2013.

The long-anticipated second restaurant from the owner of Haberfield's La Disfida has surfaced.

Food News | Short black | Tue May 21 10:13:26 EST 2013

Fratelli Fresh owner says no Danks

The fluctuating fortunes of Danks Street, Waterloo, continue, with Fratelli Fresh a confirmed departure from the strip later this year.

Food News | Short black | Tue May 21 10:06:15 EST 2013

Pizza Mario to open Rosebery restaurant

Rosebery's rise up the Sydney food chain is set to continue with Kitchen by Mike about to get a high-profile new neighbour.

Food News | Short black | Tue May 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

Berry proves ripe for Evans' country bistro

John Evans made his name running the kitchens of Bistro CBD, 3 Weeds and Northbridge Bistro. His next move isn't an affluent city pub.

Food News | Short black | Tue May 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

Sydney sets its eyes on the fries

lord of the fries

Unbuckle your belts, Sydney, a new wave of potentially waist-expanding ventures is on the way, with burger and bagel eateries the next batch of food openings.

Food News | Short black | Tue May 14 09:08:47 EST 2013

Shipping containers become dining's latest cool trend

AFR 2ND MAY 2013 photo by Louise Kennerley Luke Mangan and a couple of his dishes at his new wine bar/business HQ called mojo in Waterloo

Shipping containers have become the recycled accessory du jour of food ventures around the globe.

Food News | Short black | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Vesta turns up the heat in Blackheath

When Philip Searle closed Vulcan's at the end of 2012, the Blue Mountains lost one of its seminal restaurants. Last week a new restaurant rose from the embers of its famed wood-fired oven.

Food News | Short black | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Mario bold as brasserie

Acqua Pazza owner-chef Mario Percuoco was on the phone to Short Black following the story on May 7 about the closure of his city restaurant.

Food News | Short black | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Blancharu chef courts food court

Haru Inukai worked under legendary French chef Joel Robuchon and has cooked at some of the best restaurants in Australia, but the Japanese-born chef is turning his back on fine dining for a food...

Food News | Short black | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Two for the road as Glebe shows signs of recovery

A small, promising posse of new players is rolling into Glebe Point Road.

Food News | Short black | Wed May 08 13:56:31 EST 2013

North shore suburb getting a cockie attitude

Gordon. You heard right. The once beige upper north shore food destination is picking up pace with some opening action.

Food News | Short black | Tue May 07 09:34:04 EST 2013

Bali tastes like Sydney

Soon it'll be possible to holiday in Bali and eat only at restaurants connected with Sydney restaurateurs.

Food News | Short black | Tue May 07 09:34:36 EST 2013

Mystery solved: Percuoco has left the building

City-centre diners last week were asking if chef Mario Percuoco, son of Buon Ricordo's Armando Percuoco, had called time on his Bent Street restaurant Acqua Pazza?

Food News | Short black | Tue May 07 09:33:32 EST 2013

Opera House gets tough with tender

Portrait of Chef Guillaume Brahimi in his restaurant Bennelong at the Opera House.

Sydney's bistro trend could claim its biggest fine-dining scalp yet - Guillaume at Bennelong.

Food News | Short black | Tue May 07 03:00:00 EST 2013