Sourdough pizzas and wine
Young Levain and North Bird are joining forces on Sunday August 15 for a pizza pop-up at the William Street bar. Young Levain pizzaiolo Rupert McDonald (former baker at Wines of While) will be firing his sourdough pizzas from 3pm. There’ll also be live music and a selection of North Bird wines to pair with the pies. Walk-ins are welcome, but it’s best to secure a ticket. $44 gets you a pizza and four half-glasses of wine (one white, one orange and two reds) or two premium tap beers. Book here.
Subiaco is celebrating coffee with a 10-day coffee festival kicking off on Thursday August 5. Subi Coffee Series will have a number of workshops, masterclasses, specials and a nightly self-guided Late Night Coffee Trail, which takes in several bars and restaurants and their coffee cocktails. Bark Bar is serving a Black Forest Espresso Martini, The Village Bar is making one with burnt orange and Refuge Small Bar’s take involves coconut rum. Other venues include Your Local Subiaco, Cherubino City Cellar, Subiaco Hotel, El Peruvian Food and Fenway. The tour is free; simply start at one venue and go at your own pace.
A pool party
Scarborough’s Indian Ocean Hotel is draining its pool on Saturday August 7 for Kick Out Jams. The empty pool will be taken over from 12pm with pro skaters and BMX riders, while live bands Pretty Uglys, Indigo Blaze, Rat Salad, King Brown and DJ Octavia provide live music throughout the day and into the night. Toast Face Grillah will be selling its killer toasties all afternoon: expect classic grilled cheddar cheese toasties, as well as smoked ham with cheddar and sweet pickle relish, among others. Tickets are $25 and available here.
Now you know your ABCs
Taste your way through 26 wines from around the world at The Shoe Bar Cafe on Wellington Street in Yagan Square. Adam Collet from the School of Wine will host the event – on August 7 – that covers wines from A to Z, focusing on 26 different grape varieties (A is for arneis, B is for bonarda and C is for carricante, and so on). The event is run like a wine tasting, so you can sample the wines at your own pace. Tickets are $75 per person and include 26 tastings. Get them here.
Wine shop Heroes and Comrades is hosting a dinner at The Garden in Leederville, featuring minimal intervention drops by Swan Valley winery Sittella. Paired with them will be four courses, including a braised duck pastilla (pie) with pickled mushrooms. And braised beef cheeks with grilled onions, potato and thyme puree. Pours include a 2020 Pemberton ‘Grenade Plot’ pinot noir; 2020 Avant-Garde ‘Golden Mile’ grenache; 2020 Avant-Garde Swan Valley tempranillo touriga; and 2021 Avant-Garde chenin blanc. The dinner is on Tuesday August 10 from 6.30pm. Get your ticket here.