Welcome back to another edition of your favourite food column on Man of Many, Monday Munchies. Here we tackle everything from restaurant openings to new product launches and unveilings. This week we’re rounding up a barbeque mad chicken sando from our friends at Super Nash Brothers, a festival in Barangaroo, and even a sneaky seltzer flavour that caught us off guard. Let’s check it out.
The Streets of Barangaroo announces FIREFLY
On Thursday 22 September and Friday 23 September, The Streets of Barangaroo are set to come alive from 4-9 pm each night with a free two-night party. As part of FIREFLY, the streets will be bathed in red light and feature a showstopping entertainment program and limited-time special offers from some of Sydney’s best restaurants and retailers, including.
- Flaming cocktail from Love.Fish ‘This Girl Is on Fire’
- A S’mores cocktail from Untied ‘Give Me S’more’
- Spicy Mango Sake Cocktail & a whole FIREFLY special menu at IIKO MAZESOBA
- Glitter makeup and champagne at Luxe Blow Bar
- 50c wings, $5 sides and drinks from $7 at WINGHAUS 5-7pm
- Rivareno’s four FIREFLY flavours: crema biscotti, amarenata croccante, vaniglia, sorbetto nocciola
- Fiery Prawns Sizzler for $29 (usually $39) at Spiced by Billus
Each day will commence with an Indigenous smoking ceremony and dance performance from Matthew Doyle, a descendant of the Muruwari people from Northwest NSW. A dancer, musician and educator, Doyle has performed in various major events such as the Sydney 2000 Opening and Closing Ceremonies, has opened significant venues like the Indigenous Gallery Musee Du Quay Branly in Paris and has composed and recorded several CDs.
Sydneysiders are encouraged to head down to check out the free entertainment and watch the streets become ablaze while the sun sets over Barangaroo.
FELLR Announces Two Brand New Flavours to Core-Range
FELLR has announced they’re releasing two brand new flavours to their core range, with the launch of their new Pineapple & Coconut, and Mango seltzers.
Creating some of the most refreshing products on the market, FELLR’s Pineapple & Coconut, and Mango flavours are a true nod to Australian summers, with the quintessential tastes transporting you to the beach on a hot day. They know all too well that Aussies have a love of Coconut, and with it being relatively new in the alcoholic seltzer space, FELLR decided to try something different and unique.
Never tried one? You’d be one of the few who haven’t, with consumers leaning towards hard seltzers, as the ready-to-drink (RTD) market consistently moves from strength to strength outperforming beer, wine & spirits.
A record high 16.7% of Australians, up 3.2% points (+680,000) from a year ago, now drink RTDs for an average of four weeks. The hard seltzer market in Australia has grown by over 282% in the last year.
FELLR Pineapple & Coconut and Mango flavours will be available nationwide in national and independent retailers from September 15. RRP 4 pack of 330ml (4% ABV) $22.99 AUD.
Single O Launches Art Bag Project with 1kg Blend Coffee Bags
Single O has launched their Art Bag Project with 1kg blend coffee bags designed by legendary punk-rock inspired, original Mambo artist, Paul McNeil, a regular at renowned Byron Bay, NSW café, The Top Shop.
If you’ve frequented a Single O supplied café over the past ten years, you might have noticed the graphic and ever-changing coffee bags on the shelves. Fondly known as ‘Random Acts of Art’, the bags have played ‘canvas’ to over 20 rotating artists to date, who strut their creative stuff. The art bags are the antithesis of a formulaic corporate design or big logo, which is what Single O, third-wave coffee disruptors since 2003 have been striving for.
With the launch of Paul McNeil’s bag, Random Acts of Art is getting a new, less random update, through the Art Bag Project.
“We noticed almost all the artists we were finding to design the bags were customers of cafes we supplied, which was awesome,” said Single O GM, Mike Brabant. “To celebrate this, we’re now purposefully sourcing artists with connections to our café community and using the back of the bag to tell a story about the café-loving artist.”
The Art Bag Project kicks off with Paul, who’s created art for acclaimed bands The Black Keys and Rolling Stones, among others. Paul has been a regular at The Top Shop in Byron Bay, since it opened over a decade ago, popping in for flat whites, good times and to hear the first-hand surf reports from freshly wet locals.
Paul’s art is available when you purchase any Single O 1kg blend, including the four stalwarts that feature in the cafes they supply- Reservoir, Killerbee, Yeehah and Paradox.
Paul McNeil’s Art Bags will be available from 21st September for three months or until sold out.
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