• What #LibSpill? There’s a more interesting re-shuffle happening over at Merivale.

• A speakeasy bar is hiding behind this book case in Newtown.

• Not that it needs more accolades, but the recently renovated Quay took out Australia’s Restaurant of the Year at the Gourmet Traveller National Restaurant Awards.

• Farmers are doing it tough. Buy a Parma for a Farmer this August and do your part for drought relief.

• First it was whisky, then it was gin. Now rum is the latest booze in Sydney to get the artisanal treatment following the arrival of Surry Hills’ Brix Distillers.

The Toxteth (or “The Tocky” if you’re a Glebe local) has had a glam makeover, including a refreshed menu.

• They can smoke 120 briskets at a time at Black Bear BBQ. And they’ve just opened their second venue in Moore Park.

• What to do when you have too much space in Mona Vale? Open a food-truck village.

Yellow’s chef-owner Brent Savage is running an all-vegetarian masterclass at Carriageworks.

• In more plant-based news, hit up this vegan mod-Thai eatery in Enmore.