Do you givva fork?
It’s a question which Sydney diners will be pondering about this March as the GIVVA FORK campaign kicks off across certain restaurants around town as they give diners the chance to be philanthropists with their forks by giving a little bit extra at the end of their meals to make a huge difference for children in Laos. This catchily named campaign is the brainchild of young Sydneysider Dominic Greenwood who runs a not-for-profit organisation called Major Raiser. Their aim is to fund school feeding programs in vulnerable regions around the world to help solve the problem of an estimated 66 million children who attend school hungry worldwide every day. Every dollar raised for Major Raiser’s GIVVA FORK campaign in March 2013 will provide 4 school meals to a child in need in Laos through the World Food Programme and they have partnered with popular restaurants around Sydney for this worthy cause so that their diners can have a chance to eat charitably.
Mexican food has become increasingly popular in Sydney lately and it is a cuisine which is particularly suitable for adaptation into fast food. El Loco is one such canteen style restaurant in the foothills of Surry Hills dishing out cheap Mexican fare which is served quickly.
Crown Street is full of interesting little cafes, but fouratefive is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the neighbourhood. Apart from the witty name, there’s a lot to like about this popular Surry Hills café located at 485 Crown Street. We arrive for a late lunch around 2.30pm on a Saturday afternoon to find that they are still quite full up but we still manage to snag a spot at their communal table.
On a breezy spring night, we were invited by the lovely team at Lime & Tonic to take part in an exclusive pop up dining experience in Surry Hills. We were quite intrigued by this fun concept, which combines a bit of adventure with our favourite pastime of eating out. The idea behind all of Lime & Tonic’s offerings is to create memorable social experiences by putting together a selection of the best restaurants and activities in Sydney.
The other week, I was fortunate enough to be invited to a seasonal masterclass hosted by Crust Pizza. I’ve always been a fan of Crust Pizza as their flavours are a bit more gourmet, with my favourites including the Peking Duck and the Moroccan Lamb. Tonight, head chef Peter Augoustis is leading the masterclass and showing us how to make their new Heirloom Tomato Upper Crust pizza which comes out in mid-October.