YOUR INDEPENDENT SYDNEY guide to food & drink, arts & entertainment, fashion & lifestyle...

including film music theatre dance comedy art cafes restaurants bars pubs clubs hotels fashion beauty design community environment spirituality features reviews and interviews, with our curated daily what's on in Sydney calendar & searchable Sydney venues listings has just celebrated our 4th birthday; we've already published more than 1800 editorial features, 900 directory listing and 9,000 calendar events. To help us to continue to provide independent editorial we welcome support through donations. 

Our Sydney Scoopsters Team

Rebecca Varidel Editor-in-Chief

"Unbelievable looking back, but I actually wrote the first ever food tweet in Australia and possibly the world on @frombecca, and had my very early food blog published on the Sony homepage in the U.S. for the launch of the movie - Julie & Julia - in the States. Just like in that movie, this changed my world!

Life moved from one of the first food booze travel blogs in Australia to include work in print including one of the first weekly newspaper columns about small bars in Sydney, regular video TV interviews, as well as guest spots on radio and even a cameo on Junior MasterChef Australia TV.

But I needed new inspiration and to represent all of my life and my loves and ongoing interests and so a couple of years ago started working on this new project and founded Sydney Scoop which launched at the end of 2014.

Sydney. Born and bred. This is my city."


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