Cool room concerts

Monday Munchies: October 17 – Cool Room Concerts

Welcome back to another instalment of Monday Munchies. In case this is your first time here, allow us to introduce your favourite irregular piece of food news coming at you at least once a month and rounding up the best from around the country in food, wine, and events. This week we’ve got everything from carpark festivals to dietary filters for you picky eaters. Of course, cool room concerts (that are just as cool as they sound) and all thanks to BWS and our friends at Client Liason.

Related: Looking for more food news? Check out all our Monday Munchies right here.

Gyg mini burrito

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Guzman Y Gomez Reminds Us of a Few Sneaky Menu Gems

Ok, we’re lifting the lid on a little-known secret here so listen closely. We already know you love Guzman Y Gomez, but when was the last time you really studied the menu, got up close with it, and realised there’s more than a handful of affordable menu items that are so good, they might even become routine.

  • A free burrito – everybody who downloads the GYG app gets a free burrito.
  • $2 barista-made coffee – when you order via the GYG app.
  • $3 tacos – our personal favourite.
  • $4 guac or smashed avo on toast – yep, four bucks.

There are also mini burritos and nachos from $8.70 but we’re already packed after three or four tacos.

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Bws cool room concert

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BWS and Spotify Launch World’s First Cool Room Concert

BWS and Spotify have come together to launch the ultimate live gig inside your favourite bottle shop feature, the cool room. This world-first performance will see one of the biggest names in music, Client Liaison, put on a performance of a lifetime, hosted by BWS and Spotify.

“The BWS Cool Room experience will be one like no other, everyone has stepped foot inside a cool room before but this will be an experience they won’t forget, think Tiny Desk concert – but way cooler. The brief for our musicians is to take it up a notch, add an additional instrumental, twist the original, anything that will blow the roof off,” said Scott Davidson, BWS Managing Director.

With 20 double passes to see Client Liaison perform live at BWS Glebe, one lucky interstate winner will receive double pass tickets, flights and accommodation from anywhere in Australia, thanks to Spotify and BWS. To enter, head to www.bwscoolroom.com.au and enter your details before October 22nd.

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Willie the boat man carpark food

Image: 80% Cooked 2021 | Alexander Hoy

Willie the Boatman Hosting a Carpark Festival for the Ages

Where: Willie The Boatman, 75 Mary Street, St Peters 2044
When: Saturday 22nd October 2022, from 11am – 5pm
Cost: $26.50 pp
Tickets: stickytickets.com.au

A year ago, St Peters Brewpub, Willie the Boatman, decided to celebrate the end of NSWs 107 day lockdown with their debut carpark festival, 80% Cooked. The event was a huge success with newbies, locals, and beer lovers alike. As revellers gathered in droves to enjoy a day in the sun with their nearest and dearest complete with beers, bands, and burgers. And it’s back this Saturday the 22nd of October!

The festival will host a stellar lineup of performers, with live performances from Aussie artists like Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys, Cruisin’ Deuces, and headliner Andy Golledge, who’s treating fans to an exclusive Sydney show.

On the food side of things lay some of Sydney’s favourite food trucks that will be in be in attendance, including Hi Chef, Hot Dogs of the World, Stripped Gaza Street Food, Vejoes, the award-winning 2 Smokin’ Arabs BBQ as well as an Ice Cream Truck for the kids (and big kids at heart). There will also be local market stalls with dog accessories, handmade treats, and artisanal handmade jewellery.

We only have three words for you, GET ON DOWN.

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Providoor

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Providoor Launches Same-Day Delivery

Premium meal delivery service Providoor has launched same-day delivery for Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane’s most popular restaurants, alongside a refreshed website with a strong focus on the customer experience. With the updated website, you can also filter to search for restaurants available to you and place orders prior to 1 pm for delivery that night.

“We are delighted to be able to expand the remit of Providoor’s mission by offering same-day delivery to our customers. Our aim has always been to help the hospitality industry by opening new avenues of sales, and same-day delivery does just that by increasing consumer convenience. With this update, diners can take meal planning out of consideration, and simply decide what they feel like on the day, straight from the menus of their favourite restaurants,” said Shane Delia.

With a delivery radius of 15-20 kilometres from the city centre, at-home diners (like us) can access same-day delivery for Sydney favourites including Manta, Gourmet Life, and Lotus. Likewise, Melbournians can order The Everleigh, Lona Misa, and Maha with only a few hours’ notice, and Queenslanders can access Clarence, Phoenix, Naim, and Siffredi’s.

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Odd culture newtown natural wine event

Image: Odd Culture | Nikki To

Odd Culture Explores Loire Valley and Natural Wine

What: Paul Hervy, Brix Fine Wines
Date
: Thursday, 20 October, from 7pm
Price: $150 per person
Tickets: oddculture.group

Next in line for its ‘Oddity’ series at Odd Culture Newtown is a night of natural wine and insights with Paul Hervy of Brix Fine Wines, who will explore the Loire Valley pouring and talking through wines amongst selections under his own import label, Julien Courtois (the cult producer behind Clos de la Bruyère, pictured), Clos de l’Élu, and more.

To pair, Executive Chef James MacDonald (ex-Hubert), has drawn on his extensive background in the region’s cuisine to delicately curate a “very, very French,” five-course menu informed by the Loire Valley’s produce, in collaboration with a selective wine list designed by Group Beverage Manager Jordan Blackman. This is a must-attend event for wine lovers!

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Grilld dietary filters

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Grill’d Launches Dietary Filters Across All Online Menus

Grill’d is launching its new dietary filters across all online menus, including at-table ordering. Guests will be able to search and refine the menu to discover Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Friendly and Low Carb options across all products, even drinks.

Looking for something Gluten Friendly? Our favourite is probably the Baa-Baa burger on a Gluten Free Bun. In need of a protein hit but dodging dairy? Our pick of the bunch has to be the Zen Hen burger on Panini. And for those who need a little more insight, nutritional information and added health benefits information is now visible when ordering, all meticulously verified by Grill’d in-house nutritionists.

“We are beyond excited to add this functionality to our online menu and make our guest dining experience completely flexible to their dietary needs,” said Anna Pearce, Grill’d Head of Digital.

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JOURNALIST

Ben McKimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor's Degree (Media, Technology and the Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the automotive, technology and fashion world. Turning his passion and expertise into a Journalist position at Man of Many where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. Conducting car reviews on both the road and track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology and employing a vast knowledge in the space of fashion and sneakers to his work. One day he hopes to own his own brand.