A deli – easily mistaken for a 1940s Milanese diner – drops into Paddington. Scrambled eggs come with pecorino and lasagne hails from Bologna.

Authentic Mexican by the water is elusive. Take a look at Bar Patrón, by Rockpool Dining Group, where Negronis come with Tequila and "Millionaire Margaritas" are made tableside for $100. Why? Because it can.

A rare Parramatta find: Vietnamese food with an open mind, made with recipes from Grandma's cookbook brought to life with clay-pot-style caramelised fish and rural curries.

At Sydney's newest Asian food hub there's a noodle joint by the host of cult Chinese dating show If You Are The One.

Erskineville's "grand old dame" reopens with a vegan menu and a stage for "drag and dine" performances.

Centennial Park is about to get its own cheese festival. Stop by the vegan-cheese stall, before visiting the "global-cheese district".

Get our pick of the best news, features and events delivered twice a week

The Donut Time empire comes crumbling down. Half of its outlets have closed, forcing owner Damian Griffiths to sell what's left.

For the city’s latest, subscribe to the Broadsheet newsletter.