What’s on around town
• Pistachio Papi is popping up at Botany’s Son of a Baker, bringing the lauded nutty spread to a range of limited-edition pastries. There’ll be pistachio-laden cannoli, croissants, babkas, fruit tarts, pain Suisse and more.

• Social enterprise Anything but Humble is hosting a pastry-filled weekend-long takeover at its Alexandria spot this weekend. Employee Nehad Jerada will be hand-making bites like manakish za’atar, spinach and cheese fatayer and babaganoush – each $6 – with all proceeds going towards supporting Jerada and her family following the events in Palestine.

• Ricos meets Derrel’s with the “Mexindian” taco special. This weekend at Ricos Tacos, grab the potato samosa taco dorado, where spiced pea and potato is stuffed into a tortilla, fried and served with a zesty coriander and lime crema.

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• Rozelle’s new Fabbrica Bread Shoppe has launched a bigger breakfast, offering avocado toast, granola bowls, brekkie muffins and a ripper-looking bowl of beans.

• Walsh Bay Nikkei restaurant Lima and its sister-restaurant Warike in Surry Hills are celebrating ceviche this month. Until Friday December 15, from Tuesday till Friday, the array of ceviches will be $20, with $5 glasses of wine alongside.

• Matt Moran’s Chiswick has a new head chef: Daniel Cooper. There’s a fresh menu for spring – bringing braised field mushrooms, crispy zucchini, slow-roasted lamb shoulder and more, and using just-picked produce from the kitchen garden – and live music on Saturday afternoons from 1pm till 5pm.

• Revamped Darlinghurst boozer The Taphouse now has midweek cheap eats in the mix. Mondays bring $12 pork-chop curries and $6 Philter lagers, and $18 weekday lunches include black pepper Wagyu beef and sweet-and-sour pork. Sip happily from midday till 6pm with $7.50 beers and wines.

• Italian Bondi eatery Rocker is bringing free-flowing Mimosas, sparkling, beer and rose to three slots from Thursday through Saturday. The bottomless menu brings a share-style summery menu, think arancini, antipasti and house-made rigatoni.

• A kombucha taphouse by the beach: Bower Hard Kombucha is popping up in Manly until December 10. Stop in at the digs right next to Fairy Bower between midday and 8pm for a $10 tasting flight of the fruity green-tea-based, double-ferments.

• Newtown noodle joint Rising Sun Workshop is ramping up your Sundays with The Breakfast Ramen Club. Expect 90 minutes of bottomless kimchi-spiked Bloody Marys, the bespoke Young Henry’s Bosozuku Japanese lager plus a hangover-busting bowl of bacon-topped breakfast ramen.

• Vibrant Oxford Street wine bar Paski is celebrating its second birthday – together with 10 William Street and Fredas – on Sunday November 26. Book in for pasta, Paski’s favourite wines and DJs from 5pm.

Yum things by cool people
• Local distiller Archie Rose has released a sugary new bottle: Raw Honey Gin Harvest 2022. The drop brings the honey from eight rescued hives now buzzing at the Botany distillery. The gin is sherbet-y, floral and ace in a cocktail or neat.

What we covered this week
• First look: At new Korean eatery Kwang Jang Pocha, small plates will transport you to the buzzy streets of Seoul’s famed Gwangjang Markets. A family team is dishing up braised beef short ribs, mung bean pancakes, japchae and more – plus, there’s a party-starting soju tower.

• Coming soon: Maiz Mexican Street Food is moving this summer – and the new space will be even “more traditional” than ever. It’s revamping the dining room of a now-gone diner we loved, but bringing infused mezcals and more masa than you can shake a corn husk at.

• First look: Ullo is Dee Why’s new Italo joint with ocean views and plenty of pizza. There’s a neon-lit fit-out, late-night DJs, a wide-reaching wine list and an ex-Rockpool chef in the kitchen.

• First look: Bobby’s is Cronulla’s new med-leaning diner that’s, quite literally, just off the sand. You can pop in for a quick snack in a breezy dining room, or settle in for a leisurely share-style meal – with a menu captained by an ex-Totti’s executive chef.

Listen up
This week on Around Town we dive into the new digs for Sydney’s most “hectic” ramen joint, and chat about the breezy eatery down south with an ex-Merivale chef leading the kitchen. The chef at hot new Indian diner Derrel’s chats smashed samosas and family ties; plus, Spanish snacks near the harbour and an Aussie film that’s confusing Americans.