New ice-cream
We’re hot, we’re sweaty, and the only thing that’ll make it better is ice-cream – we’re talking Ciccone & Sons’s orange and Sichuan pepper gelato, and Messina’s take on the Golden Gaytime served from a retro truck in Bondi.

The must-try venues of the week
How do you describe Korean food that’s been influenced by German and Australian cuisines? The manager of Soul Dining says “contemporary Korean”, we say “tasty”.

In Alexandria, a cafe named after a Bob Dylan song has opened with the best coffee machine money can buy.

A late-night ramen joint that seats 20 has just been launched by two of Sydney’s best Japanese chefs.

And Mortlake breathes a sigh of relief; its local favourite Wolfpack Coffee has reopened.

Been searching for a classic French eatery?
So has Nicholas Jordan – and he’s finally found one in the form of Le Petit Louvre, a Potts Point cheese shop.

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Coming soon to Sydney
The Mary’s team is taking over a famous Sydney live music venue – and there’s going to be lobster.

A Melbourne cafe and roastery is heading to the CBD, and bringing its house-roasted coffee beans, gels and foams with it.

A new sushi joint in The Rocks will have views of the harbour; sushi master Nobuyuki Ura, formerly of Sushi E, will be working the knives.

Green ants, wattleseed vodka and banana wine will all be on the menu when one of the world’s best bars opens in a Surry Hills pub at the end of the month.

Nigella has spoken
This is Nigella Lawson’s favourite restaurant in the world – and it’s in Sydney.

Plus, British chef and TV host Rick Stein is coming to Sydney for a night of conversation.

Cheap eats
PSA: You can now eat Spice Temple’s fancy noodles for $15.

New cookbook alert
Josh Niland – fish expert and man behind the pans at Saint Peter and Fish Butchery – is releasing his first cookbook in September.

Cannabis in drinks is a thing
Get a cocktail made from hemp gin, mezcal, toasted-hempseed-infused agave, CBD oil and lime – and garnished with an edible hemp leaf – at Gin Lane.

For a non-alcoholic option head to Western Sydney’s Teabags T-Shop, which has launched five hemp iced teas: strawberry lime, watermelon, lychee, mango and cherry blossom.

Three foodie events to put in your diary
Forget finding a designated driver – this three-day slow-food tour departs Central Station for Orange.

This city bar has two-for-one cocktails, wines and beers every Thursday.

The Kylie Kwong-curated Summer Night Market is happening at Carriageworks this Friday.