Bag a bargain Marg
Vegan Mexican joint Bad Hombres is encouraging us out of hibernation with $10 frozen Margaritas all day, every day in October. Made with Alto tequila, the Margs also include triple sec, lime juice and agave syrup (the bartenders can add in thwack of chilli as well, if you need a pep in your step). The plant-based diner has also launched footpath dining, so you can enjoy your bargain Marg al fresco.

On the Riviera
Waterfront Woolloomooloo fine diner Otto has launched Otto a Casa, a selection of Italian dishes and pantry staples to enjoy at home. Order almost-ready dishes such as pasta, sauce, braised lamb shoulder, Wagyu sirloin, salads and tiramisu, then pick them up from Otto and heat at home. There’s also a selection of antipasti, loaves of sourdough, bottles of olive oil and wines to match with your dinner.

Up your cooking game
Sydney produce supplier Game Farm has teamed up with Tetsuya’s executive chef Josh Raine on a new video series to show you how to use game in your home kitchen. Master dishes such as roasted spatchcock with chimichurri and a Japanese twist on confit quail legs.

A bloody banquet
Celebrate Halloween at the Ivy this year, with Poof Doof’s “Hallowqeen” Bloody Banquet. Tickets to the three-hour (seated) party will include food from Totti’s – expect its cult bread, mushroom lasagne, roasted chicken, and pear and rocket salad – a two-hour drinks package and a dessert goodie bag, as well as entertainment from Kitty Glitter, “drag devils” and “vampiric vocalists”.

In October, drinking vegan horchata
A new liqueur from Spanish liquor company Licor 43 has launched down under, and it’s completely vegan. The creamy (and surprisingly refreshing) Licor 43 Horchata is made with tiger nuts, cinnamon and Mediterranean citrus, resulting in a muted gold colour and an aroma of roasted nuts. Buy here.