In this edition of Monday Munchies, we have your next restaurant bookings sorted, and then some! We’re ticking off a range of new restaurant openings alongside a few of the usual free offerings that you know us for… just the usual then really.
If you’re yet to jump on the oat milk train then there’s no better excuse than now thanks to MilkLAB, grab yourself a free coffee at the venues listed in the section below and then duck on down to Henrietta’s later that night and try a piece from their new limited-edition chicken menu, it rotates weekly (and it gives El-Jannah and Chargrill Charlies a serious run for their money). Let’s get into it!
Starting off with a bit of food news. Oh, and here’s the info about that free coffee.
FREE Oat Milk Coffees from MilkLAB
MILKLAB Oat Float will serve thousands of free coffee across Sydney in November and December crafted by some of Australia’s most talented master baristas. The first 100 coffees gifted every day will be served in edible cups, made entirely from locally-sourced oats and grains.
Coffee connoisseurs can taste the new oat milk with a range of beverages including oat milk flat whites, lattes and cappuccinos paired with espresso crafted from local New South Wales roasteries. At every stop, the MILKLAB Oat Float will suggest a range of great local cafes to encourage coffee drinkers to support local businesses.
Sydney Pop-up Locations
- Bondi Clubhouse, Cnr Campbell Pde and Ramsgate Ave, Bondi Beach, 9am – 3pm, 13 November
- Pittwater Christmas Market, Winnererremy Bay, Mona St, Mona Vale, 10am – 4pm, 21 November
- The Shire Christmas Markets, Miranda Park, Miranda, 10am – 4pm daily, 27 November and 28 November
- The Ultimate Christmas Market, EQ Moore Park, 5 December, 10am – 4pm
Modus Brewing Launches ‘Modus Cerveza’
Champion Australian brewer, Modus Brewing, has launched Modus Cerveza, a crisp, easy-drinking classic beer, inspired by coastal Mexico and freshly brewed on our side of the Pacific. It marks the first Australian brewery to launch their own style of Cerveza into their core range at this scale.
“This summer is about taking it easy and coming together with friends, enjoying that relaxed and laid back coastal lifestyle. We’re bridging a new evolution of Mexican beer to Aussie drinkers, with a crisp taste that suits everyone – from the craft consumer in search of a fresh, easy-drinking beer, to the everyday drinker looking for an entry into the craft market,” said Jaz Wearin, co-founder of Modus Brewery.
The perfect thirst quencher for those sweltering summer days ahead, Modus Cerveza (4.2% ABV) is casually crafted with innovative citrus-forward hops and traditional Mexican ingredients. Frosty, light-bodied with a crisp citrus finish, like all Cervaza, it’s best served with a fresh lime wedge.
Let’s check out the new restaurant and bar openings.
Seadrift Distillery Launches So-Bar, Non-Alcoholic Bar
So-Bar is a coming of age for the innovative non-alcoholic distillery Seadrift, which opened late last year just before the Northern Beaches lockdown. The brand’s expansion is reflective of the significant growth in the non-alcoholic category, and today they’re happy to announce the opening of Sydney’s only dedicated non-alcoholic bar.
Based in the heart of the Brookvale brewery district. Seadrift So-bar serves a full range of non-alcoholic drinks including a curated list of locally crafted non-alcoholic beers and an international range of the best non-alcoholic sparkling wines. Seadrift So-bar will also showcase our own Seadrift Classic and Seadrift Coast non-alcoholic spirits alongside a premium collection of international and locally crafted non-alcoholic options.
Founders Alastair and Carolyn Whiteley believe it’s the perfect time to launch Seadrift So-Bar as Sydneysiders emerge from an extended lockdown.
“There is a huge demand for quality non-alcoholic drinks, but too often people don’t know what to try. We decided to launch the Seadrift So-Bar so people can explore the world of non-alcoholic drinks in a casual and relaxed environment reflective of the Northern Beaches,” said Carolyn.
With people travelling to the Northern Beaches Brewery District to try the different Australian craft offerings. Seadrift is now part of the circuit, offering another point of view in terms of socialising and drinking within that community and providing a timely first, last or ‘spacer’ drink as fans enjoy the ingenuity of Sydney’s leading brewers.
Henrietta’s Celebrates One-year Anniversary
The new chick in town officially turns one. Whilst we were all cooped up in lockdown, the vibrant Surry Hills eatery, Henrietta, was working out how best to celebrate their birthday, deciding to debut a three-week feast flavoured by the Middle East. Having collaborated with a slew of cool chefs and industry friends, Henrietta is set to unveil a limited-edition dish each week in November, for all Sydneysiders to indulge in when dining out on Crown Street.
Nov 15th, Tom Sarafian (Founder of Sacarens), Musakhan
- Palestinian charcoal chicken, caramelised onions, sumac and pine nut butter on a toasted pita with BBQ cauliflower.
Nov 22nd, Shane Delia (Founder of Delia Hospitality Group), Delia Chicken Special
- Harissa and honey rubbed BBQ chicken with coal grilled flat beans, toum, zaatar and chips
Nov 29th, Adam Wolfers (Executive Chef of Gerard’s Bistro) Hawaij Chicken
- Hawaij Chicken with fattoush salad and a sumac dressing
“We are always pushing boundaries and creativity so we wanted to do something different to celebrate one whole year of the best charcoal chicken in the neighbourhood. Partnering with some of our talented friends in the industry, we wanted to ensure our Middle Eastern heritage remains front and centre, and Tom, Shane, and Adam are the best in the business to help us do so,” said Ibby Moubadder, Co-Founder and Director of Henrietta.
Adding some additional buzz to the birthday hype, when you order any of the above celebrity dishes you can purchase a Henrietta cocktail to accompany for $10. Pick from one of the following signature cocktails to sip on whilst experiencing the festival of chicken: Lychee Cosmo, Watermelon Spritz, Passionfruit Margarita, and Negroni.
Fonda Mexican Opens Casa in Surry Hills
Off the back of Fonda’’ highly successful Sydney debut in Bondi Beach in 2017, the fun-loving Mexican eatery has officially opened the doors to its newest casa in Surry Hills, welcoming its very first guests today.
Located on Crown Street, the beating heart of Sydney’s dining scene, the restaurant has been inspired by the fondas of Mexico, much like its sister venues, to evoke a sense of familiarity and to make everyone feel welcome; and their Surry Hills casa is no exception.
Best known for their fresh approach to Mexican cuisine, you can expect all your Fonda favourites including their legendary tacos, chargrilled quesadillas, burritos rolled with their signature flour tortillas, and nachos with house-made guacamole and pico de gallo, with the menu available for both eat-in and takeaway. Cocktails include their much-loved Margarita selection ranging from house, traditional and frozen to a selection of Cerveza (beer), cider, and a varied wine list featuring local and international producers.
Address: 379 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Mon-Tue 4-9pm, Wed-Thur 11:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sun 11:30am-9pm
Phone: (02) 8105 0777