On the bowl
Monday is International Poke Day, and to mark the occasion Darlinghurst’s Sandoitchi cafe is doing two-for-one poke-inspired chicken katsu bowls. For $15 get two bowls of panko-crumbed chicken, roast pumpkin, edamame, apple kimchi, house-pickled carrot, cucumber, nori, daikon and tonkatsu mayo on brown rice. For the vegetarians, there’s an egg and tofu version. Takeaway only. instagram.com/sandoitchicafe

Award-winning liqueur
Marrickville’s Mobius Distilling Co recently won a gold medal at the London Spirits Competition for its new apple-pie liqueur. Each bottle contains cold-pressed juice from 12 apples, as well as vanilla and cinnamon for a drop that is uncannily reminiscent of apple pie – right down to a lingering aroma of pastry. Each bottle is handmade in Mobius’s Marrickville distillery, and it’s $30 for a 200-millilitre bottle or $75 for 700 millilitres. mobiusdistilling.co

Saturday-night Fever-Tree
On Saturday October 17 tonic-maker Fever-Tree is giving punters a chance to taste test their way around the world’s gins from the comfort of their own homes. Participants will be sent a pack of five mini bottles of gin – from countries including Spain, Scotland and Sweden – and five tonics to pair them with. Fever-Tree’s Trish Brew will then virtually guide you through each drop and their unique flavours. Order your pack ($65) by September 25 to ensure it arrives on time. eventbrite.com.au

The brunch bunch
Pyrmont’s Quick Brown Fox Eatery is celebrating the October long weekend (from October 3 to 5) with a stellar bottomless brunch deal. For $35, get 90 minutes of unlimited Bloody Marys, Espresso Martinis or Aperol Spritzes. Or, if you like a juicier drop, get endless mimosas for $30. The only catch? You have to order a food item from the menu (which isn’t a bad thing at all). Usually only available 8am to 11am, the deal is available every day of the long weekend until 4pm, and bookings are preferred. quickbrownfoxeatery.com.au

Nine courses, one continent
Enmore diner Arepa Oz has launched an ongoing series of nine-course South American degustations, which run every Monday night. The meals are 100 per cent gluten free and include dishes such as Venezuelan-style raw corn tortillas; plantain and cheese empanadas; and churros with dulce de leche sauce. It’ll set you back just $50. Bookings essential. arepa.com.au