• Fishbowl has launched Street Food by Fishbowl, a pared-back “deflation creation” that brings five protein, rice and slaw combos – all with a sprinkling of umami cashew crunch – to the mix for just $11.90. A nifty (and tasty) addition while we’re all feeling the pinch.
• This Sunday, August 27, Dimitri’s Pizzeria pizzaiolo Emlyn Bilbie is doing a cameo shift at Eddy Avenue slice mecca Oltra. From 4pm to 10pm, find the likes of Mum’s Meatball Square, the “infamous” green-eggs slice, plus snacks galore.
• The graphic tins housing Minus 196’s mix of shochu, vodka and soda have made their way into an exclusive merch capsule. The thirst-quenching range was made in collaboration with Japanese artist Kentaro Yoshida, with the creative’s designs adorning caps, apparel, bumbags, snowboards and more. Available online.
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• Open today: Odd Culture’s King Street bottle-o has transformed into Spon, a wine-bar-bottle-shop hybrid. To celebrate, it’s pouring $6 glasses of pét-nat, orange and chilled red till the end of September.
• Black Star Pastry has opened online pre-orders for its Father’s Day pies. This year there’s a smoked-beef-brisket-and-three-cheese pie on offer, boasting a beautifully ruffled flaky filo top.
• The Westmont Pickle Palooza sale ends at midnight tonight, so be quick if you want jars of dill, spicy or beer pickles sent direct (with free postage). There’s also a hot price on its perfectly brine-laced Bloody Mary mix, for Sunday you.
• Merivale’s sweetening the deal for groups of eight or more, with 49 per cent off drinks for the first hour of your booking at select Sydney venues, between Friday September 1 and Thursday September 28.
• Young Henry’s has brewed an exclusive drop for heritage-listed CBD hotel Capella Sydney. Tinnies of the golden Euro-style Sandstone Lager, adorned with an illustration in classic Australiana style by artist Sindy Sinn, will be available at on-site venues Brasserie 1930, McRae Bar and Aperture, as well as in all 192 rooms and suites.
• Sake Double Bay has added artful chirashi sushi bowls to its menu. Chirashi (meaning scattered in Japanese) is a dish of seafood arranged atop warm sushi rice. Here, each bite carries jewels of finger lime, caviar or yuzu, and there’s a bowl of chawanmushi and seafood tempura alongside the $69 set meal.