Broadsheet exists primarily online, but every few months we’ll be producing these print papers for you to read while sitting in your favourite cafe. We’ll endeavour to keep you up to date with what’s going on around town and to cover, analyse and comment on it with intelligent and insightful writing, sharp photography and clean, crisp design.

We’ve worked hard to put together a team of people whose opinions and judgment are valuable. As well as some of the city’s most talented writers, we’ve been working with some people we really admire and feel are integral in making this city what it is.

For this inaugural issue, with caught up with the ‘Shady Pines Boys’, Anton Forte and Jason Scott – who are without question at the forefront of Sydney’s small bar renaissance – to chat about their new bar The Baxter Inn.

We also chatted with Joseph Allen Shea about Gallery A.S., his roaming curatorial art program. If you like your art, then you should be looking where Joseph’s looking.

There’s plenty more, including MissChu’s new Bondi Tuckshop, Incu’s continued growth and our regular directory of the best of Sydney’s recent openings.

Suffice to say, it has all got us looking forward to the year ahead. New shops, bars and restaurants continue to open, a festival of some kind seems to be on every other week and there’s always something happening that we haven’t even begun to hear about yet.

In the meantime, take some time out, sit down for a good read and enjoy the summer.

Pick up a copy of Broadsheet’s first Sydney print issue at many of the cafes and shops in our directory.