Sustainable beachside markets
Scarborough’s Summer and Salt Markets has a bold mission: stage a beachside market complete with good food, coffee and juice carts, but minus the single-use plastic. The markets aim to be a completely plastic- and waste-free event and will offer a public mug library for coffee and juices as well as compost bins for organic waste. The markets, held between Brighton Reserve, Scarborough Beach and Scarborough Beach Central, start November 10 and run every second Saturday to February. Entry is free.
Raffles’s bottomless brunch
The Raffles Hotel in Applecross celebrates the weekend’s most important meal with the launch of its bottomless brunch series. Starting Saturday November 17, guests can hook into a brunchtime all-you-can-eat that includes poke bowls, brioche rolls and ricotta doughnuts. Three options are available: a $45 no-booze brunch; $85 with two hours of premium beverages; and $135 for two hours of bottomless beverages including Piper Heidsieck Champagne. Bottomless brunch runs throughout spring and summer. Make bookings here.
Stop, sip, savour
Need to brush up on your local beer knowledge ahead of summer? Featuring more than 50 WA producers pouring and talking beers over three days, this weekend’s Beer Fest offers a comprehensive snapshot of Western Australia’s vibrant brewing industry. “Only a few years ago, people identified with one beer and drank it in excess,” says festival director James Harding. “Now consumers value quality over quantity and they’re keen to experiment.” Covering all styles from refreshing lagers to experimental fruit-infused sours, the festival has something for all beer tastes. Tickets are available online.
Christmas street party
The western suburbs festive season kicks off with Cottesloe Village’s annual Christmas street party on Saturday November 24. Napoleon Street will be festively decorated and host food trucks, entertainment and activities. Cottesloe landmark Vans is joining forces with Gage Roads and Vasse Felix with beer and wine tastings, while Elba is offering sampling of Chandon, Hendricks Gin and Aix Rose Provence. The street party runs from 12pm to 6pm.
Raising funds for Fremantle
It only took two days for Fremantle’s largest fundraiser, The Freo Long Table dinner, to sell 1200 tickets. For those who missed out on the November 29 event, Fremantle cafe Moore & Moore is hosting a cocktail dinner that same evening on adjoining Henry Street. Tickets are $90 per person with all proceeds supporting St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre for people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.