Follow the cocktails
The Urban Cocktail Trail is back over two weekends, on Saturday October 23 and Saturday October 30. The self-guided experience starts with a bite to eat and a complimentary glass of bubbles followed by a leisurely stroll between bars to redeem six mini-cocktail vouchers. There are 11 Fremantle venues involved: Palace Arcade, Republic of Fremantle, Nieuw Ruin, L’Chaim, The Odd Fellow, Emily Taylor, Strange Company, Lions and Tigers, Ronnie Nights, Benny’s Yard and Chesterfield Lounge. A ticket includes one glass of sparkling at your nominated starting venue, a $10 food voucher and six drink vouchers. Tickets available here.
A Latin American pop-up
Cottesloe’s iconic Indiana Teahouse will be brought back to life this summer – thanks to a pop-up Latin American restaurant and kiosk opening in early November. Indigo Oscar will sit inside the expansive beachfront restaurant with a menu drawing on Latin cuisine and showcasing local produce (with dishes from $8). Expect woodfired king prawns, kingfish ceviche and more. The adjacent kiosk, named Ol’Buoy, will be run by the owners of Someday Café and Daisies and serve a simple menu of coffee and snacks for the Cottesloe Beach crowds. Both venues will operate throughout summer before Tattarang’s property arm Fiveight transforms the space into an as-yet-unannounced permanent offering.
In summer we spritz
First it was a Margarita Fiesta, then an Espresso Martini Festival, and now Market Grounds is kicking off its summer cocktail series with Perth’s biggest Spritz Festival on Sunday November 28. For one day, spritz lovers can explore multiple pop-up bars, food trucks, masterclasses, tastings and more. The festival will be in the new and expanded Market Grounds beer garden with a line-up of drinks from Absolut Vodka, Malfy Gin, Chambord and Aperol. Tickets start at $35 per person, which gets you two spritzes on arrival, access to masterclasses and tastings and live entertainment. There are also tickets to a three-course lunch or dinner for $79 per person. Get them here.
Skip the lunch lines
Raine Square has launched a lunch time pre-order platform to avoid waiting in busy city queues. Mr Yum is a web-based food ordering platform that offers city workers the luxury of pre-ordering and pre-paying from grab-and-go venues such as Croff Bakehouse, Teriyaki Express, Chicken Rice, La Veen Coffee and Greenhorns – from the comfort of the office. All you have to do is select a pick-up time. Less waiting time = a longer lunch break, which we’re all for. The Rain Square Mr Yum platform can be accessed via this link and you can also access it via the QR codes around Raine Square.
Wine in the valley
Head to the Swan Valley to Oakover Grounds for another instalment of Wine Machine on Saturday October 23. This year, it’s kicking off with a bottomless long lunch in the vineyards. Guests will be greeted and lead through the grounds to a long table under the vines. Expect free-flowing prosecco, wine and Gage Roads beer, paired with a menu of local and international cheeses, gnocchi, chargrilled chermoula chicken, local barramundi and more. There’s live entertainment throughout the evening by Eskimo Joe, Hayden James, Ball Park Music, Hot Dub Time Machine and more. The Long Lunch ticket is an optional add-on to general admission or VIP tickets. Get yours here