The Karens are back and moving into a new Sydney location, but that’s not all in this edition of Monday Munchies. If you’re new here, welcome to your favourite irregular Monday food round-up here at Man of Many. In this week’s edition, we’re keeping things on the straight and narrow with an exciting (and massive) brewery opening in time for Friday alongside some markets and a few new restaurant offerings. Let’s get it started.
BrewDog Opens First Ever Sydney BrewDog Venue
The first-ever NSW venue of the partnership between Australia’s leading pub operator Australian Venue Co. (AVC) and one of the world’s largest craft beer bar operators, Scottish-born brand BrewDog, is set to open its doors on Friday 2nd Dec 2022. It will be located within the iconic Locomotive Workshop of the historic South Eveleigh precinct, where neighbouring venues include the much-loved Lucky Kwong and renowned Re bar.
The $3.2m project will see the huge new venue accommodate 720 patrons inside and 190 outside, across a sprawling indoor dining space, bar, and vast communal beer garden. BrewDog South Eveleigh will offer 40 brews on tap, with a range of BrewDog’s carbon-negative and sustainably made beers from the brand’s solar-powered Murarrie brewery and taproom.
“We’re thrilled to bring ‘The Dog’ to Sydney! The iconic space and historic South Eveleigh precinct make this a truly special venue. BrewDog South Eveleigh will not only offer Sydneysiders a great new destination for drinks and good times but has also created 55 new jobs across the venue,” said Australian Venue Co. NSW State Manager Evan Gargaro.
To celebrate the new opening, BrewDog is giving the first 200 customers through the door the chance to win free beer for a year and announcing the lucky winner on opening night.
NZ With Care
New Zealand has always been the little brother to Austalia’s stoic lead, but it’s time to admit – they’re just better at some things than we are. From producing history-making racehorses, Academy Award-winning thespians and even houses that are crowded, our mates across the pond are now standing in a league all of their own. But for all its successes, New Zealand’s greatest export remains its stellar portfolio of produce and this year, the Kiwis are letting us know about it.
The new NZ With Care campaign is designed to show off the very best of what New Zealand has to offer, from decadent wines sourced from the iconic Hawke’s Bay region to salmon that once called Marlborough Sounds home. Whether you’re hosting, attending, or just in need of a little mid-week pick-me-up, the NZ With Care campaign is serving up delicious goodies from some of the world’s best producers. What’s more, they’re landing just in time for Christmas.
Through the new campaign, you can learn all about the stories behind the premium New Zealand brands participating. Discover the founders, history, research, awards and where you can purchase these delicious food and beverages in Australia, and dive into a host of terrific recipes that celebrate the unique connection between Australia and New Zealand.
Sydney’s Indigenous Blak Market Returns to The Rocks
Popping up on Saturday 3 December and Sunday 4 December, Blak Markets is making its way back to The Rocks. Activated by an Indigenous charity First-Hand Solutions, Blak Markets usually takes place on Bare Island, La Perouse. For the second time, the Markets will open at Tallawoladah Lawn in The Rocks, overlooking Circular Quay in front of the magnificent Museum of Contemporary Art.
Blak Markets will feature 20 unique Indigenous stalls, craft workshops and entertainment with the aim of celebrating Indigenous makers, artists and small business owners. This special event encourages Sydney-siders and their families and friends to participate in, and experience Indigenous culture through hands-on weaving workshops, Indigenous song and dance performances and First Nations storytelling for the kids.
Karen’s Diner is Coming to North Rocks
Just don’t ask for the manager. Karen’s Diner is coming to North Rocks Shopping Centre this December. The diner which is the home of ‘great burgers and rude service’ currently has multiple stores across Australia and the UK, including Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne. This will be the fourth diner to open in NSW, with venues currently open in Top Ryde, World Square (the OG Karen’s) and Erina Fair.
As with all Karen’s Diners, customers can expect plenty of sass, great food and a sprinkle of bad attitude. As Karen’s Diner goes, the food is great, the service ungrateful but your experience will be unforgettable.
A full menu is available and includes a range of Karen’s burgers, loaded fries, sweet treats, thick shakes and, of course, a Karen-inspired cocktail menu. There is even some Karen’s merch on offer! Vegetarians, vegans & non-alcoholics will all be catered for but don’t expect Karen to be happy about it.
Thursday is the New Friday at The Entertainment Quarter
The Entertainment Quarter has announced the launch of a new festival series. Running during December and January, it’ll feature two unique event offerings: EQ Dining Festival, and EQ Sunday Festival.
Taking over the precinct on Thursdays between 5pm-11pm from 1st December, EQ Dining Festival promises to be a vibrant cultural hub of food, drink and music, perfect for after-work drinks and get-togethers with friends. Here visitors can expect to dine on dishes from a selection of Australia’s leading street food connoisseurs, including Agape Organic, FIREPOP, Happy As Larry Pizza Truck, The Kofte Lab, Emmys Gourmet Gozleme and StroopBros.
For drinks, there will be an extensive range of specially crafted cocktails, premium craft beers, boutique wines and non-alcoholic beverages to sit back and sip on as the sun goes down, with a number of renowned local and international brands set to pop up throughout the experience.
All this will be complemented by a regularly changing lineup of established and emerging electronic artists and bands, specially curated by Nomad Radio presenter, DJ Dame of Honey Point. December highlights include performances by Ella Haber, Don Glori, Simon TK and Zjoso.
Greenstreat’s Reimagined Salad Bar Lands in Melbourne
With three locations in Albury NSW, Wodonga, VIC and Brisbane QLD, Greenstreat’s new Richmond location will be the first in Melbourne; delivering a core menu of freshly tossed salads, warm bowls and burritos, all rooted in the fundamentals of fresh, seasonal produce and chef-created recipes.
Located at 126 Swan Street, in the heart of bustling Richmond, Greenstreat’s reimagined salad bar is an open invitation for go-getting Melburnians to nourish the body and revel in the freshness of genuine, feel-good fast food options that utilise as much of a whole ingredient as possible.
“We live by the mantra that we want people to feel better than when they came in. It’s all about ensuring our customers are well fed, enjoy the energetic vibe and trust that they’re fueling their bodies with whole foods direct from the source. It’s important for all of us to understand and respect our producers and farmers,” said Jackson McGrath.
Sourcing only the highest quality produce from local suppliers, Greenstreet’s dynamic menu (that rotates a minimum of four times a year) focuses on seasonality and further brings out the flavours of fresh ingredients with its award-winning, daily-made dressings that keep customers feeling full, energized and craving for more.