Reviews

  • The Australian Ballet: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    For the first show of the season, Australian Ballet Artistic Director David Hallberg chose the topsy-turvy world of Alice’s Wonderland. Whilst the story is based on the well-known children’s book, British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon tak…
  • Miss Arda

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Jackie McMillan visits NSW South Coast Kiama Cafe Miss Arda, and reports on her latest eating out discovery.
  • Toei

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Jackie McMillan continues the Sydney Scoop discovery tour of Asian fusion restaurants with her next destination, Toei Surry Hills.
  • Let There Be Rock

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Let There Be Rock: The Darkness, You Am I, DZ Deathrays, Cry Club, Horden Pavilion 10 February 2024 review on the 20th anniversary of Permission to Land album. Aussie punters get it, we have rock in our DNA, legacy of ACDC. Big Day Out 2004, Sydney Showgrounds.
  • Secret Girl Stuff

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Flight Path Theatre is running Kaleidoscope Festival until the 24 February. The festival will provide audiences with a double bill each night, consisting of a short 35-minute teaser performance before the main show, Secre…
  • Alma's Currarong Kombi Cafe

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Laying on the charm, Alma's Currarong Kombi Cafe is a family-run affair operated from the garage of the Borbilas family home. On weekends, between the hours of 8am and noon, you can partake of cakes and baked goods from a series o…
  • C. Moore Hardy: Life in Black, White & Pink

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    It’s hard to be sad there’s no Mardi Gras Fair Day this year when Mardi Gras past jumps off the walls in C. Moore Hardy: Life in Black, White & Pink. This exhibition, opened by Professor Nareen Young, highlights the intersectionality of queers…
  • Barbicrew

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Jackie McMillan reports on her latest Sydney discovery: Brazilian Barbiecrew BBQ restaurant and catering.
  • Fusion Afro Caribbean Cafe & Restaurant

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Sometimes the best things get relegated to the most liminal of spaces. You’ll find Fusion Afro Caribbean Cafe & Restaurant at the end of a dead end street in an industrial estate that backs onto the railway line. Fringing palms …
  • Beverly Hills 888

    Food & Drink Reviews
    San nin faai lok! There is a bit of a 1990s Golden Century vibe to Beverly Hills 888 Classic Chinese Seafood Restaurant, which inclined me to like it right away. The interior is a clean, bright white with splashes of colour. Down one side, a serie…
  • Elvis! Returns To Sydney

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Get out your blue suede shoes, Elvis is back in the building! Hip swinging its way around Australia, Elvis: A Musical Revolution has returned! David Venn Enterprises, the team behind Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musi…
  • Tiny Beautiful Things

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Get ready for an emotional ride with Belvoir St Theatre’s new play Tiny Beautiful Things. It’s an incredible play exploring the hardships of life through agony aunt letters to Sugar (performed with heart and soul by Ma…
  • Bottom of the Barrel BBQ

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Jackie McMillan shares the unexpected location for the best Texan BBQ she has eaten in Sydney. And here's her review...
  • Kurumba

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Making the jump from Sri Lankan cafe to restaurant, Kurumba takes up where The Fold in Dulwich Hill left off. The narrow, two-storey Surry Hills terrace squeezes in a pale green bar downstairs, and a dusky pink dining room above. …
  • Bob Hawke Leisure Centre

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Born under Whitlam, it was actually Prime Minister Bob Hawke I most remember from being a kid. Hawke re-set the standard for Aussie masculinity: he loved his beer, thought strict bosses were bums; and cried on the telly when his family got in stri…
  • Longshore

    Food & Drink Reviews
    The server gives the whole roasted John Dory on the bone ($70) a big rap, talking us down from the ledge where we were debating adding a grilled Margra lamb rib ($10/each) apiece just so we can do it justice. I’m salivating, picturing the impend…
  • The Naked Baker

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Next in the industrial space cafes, new The Naked Baked Mortdale provides house made pastries, to take home or eat in.
  • Superbear BBQ

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Chinese barbeque (BBQ) or shaokao comes different forms, but the most famous type comes from the Xinjiang region where the Uyghur people make their famous cumin-dusted lamb. Many regions of China have adopted Xinjiang BBQ, including the Northeast …
  • Sydney Festival: Rizo, Prizmatism

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Cabaret requires intimacy. It’s hard to create in a room where the front half is set with lamp-lit bistro tables and chairs and the rear is a grandstand. This was the challenge set for Rizo (Amelia Rose Zirin-Brown) for her second Sydney Festiva…
  • Sydney Festival: Overflow

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Providing a rare look into the life of a young transgender woman, Overflow was written by internationally acclaimed writer and one of the UK's most prominent trans voices, Travis Alabanza. Alabanza’s script is funny, fra…