Bertie's Butchers

Friday December 21, 2012

The holidays are upon us, which means wading pools, Eskies of beer and - for great swathes of the population - BBQ-ing meat.

La Sirène has been quietly making a name for itself over the past year by producing one of the best saisons out of Melbourne.

When Martin Met Joseph

Wednesday December 19, 2012

Martin first met Joseph in 2007 in Hoxton Square. Martin was in the park when he saw an old guy in a brown suit and thick glasses talking to people. Hoxton is pretty trendy these days, and Joseph looked out of place.

Thirsty Thursday: Young Henry's

Thursday December 13, 2012

Despite having been around for only a short while, Young Henry's feels like an old friend.

Lavish Tails (giveaway)

Wednesday December 12, 2012

In New Zealand a group of cross-breed dogs recently passed a driving test. These are not those dogs. 

Smith Holiday Subs

Tuesday December 11, 2012

No one in the history of Christmas (and most other occasions) has really known what to buy their dad. Or brother. Or cousin. Dad's already got a power drill. Brothers are uncommunicative about their tastes. And cousins? Well, who knows what's going on there.

Thirsty Thursday: 4 Pines

Thursday December 06, 2012

You'd be forgiven for assuming a beer called 4 Pines was born amongst the evergreens of Portland, Seattle, or Vancouver - not a Sydney beach suburb. 

Convo With A Critic

Tuesday December 04, 2012

Volume five's "Things I've Learnt" man is Sunday Times restaurant critic A.A. Gill, who kindly explains why journalists should start bar fights and the importance of sitting through dreadful school plays. Here are some words we couldn't fit in.

Smith Journal volume five

Monday December 03, 2012

What kind of cowboy would wear this to work? The Mexican charro kind, that's who. Volume five is on shelves today, and here's some of the stories to get stuck into. 

School of Life Australia

Sunday December 02, 2012

Sydney got a taste of it last August, but in January the very first international School of Life is opening its doors in Melbourne.