Everything was truckin' along pretty smoothly, we had venues getting capacities up, we were allowed to sweat on each other, things were looking up! But alas, we had to get put in check again for a (hopefully) short time.

Now for a lot of us, that just means business as usual, but a lot of spots, especially hospitality spots, this is a big old steamer in the fork of the road.

Thankfully, we have all proven ourselves to not just be resilient, but also supportive of each other, in defiance of these "uncertain times" - I know we are all sick of that term, but hey!

So we thought in the spirit of community and good faith, we would put together a short list of our favourite spots in the local area. So that if you have the money to spend, now you will have a good idea of where to spend it too!


Valentina's132 Livingstone Rd, Marrickville

7 Days - 7am-3pm

From the gorgeous team that brought us Grumpy Donutscomes Marrickville's very own All-Day Diner. Serving up classic fare, made with love. Nothing compares to the sit in experience (the fit-out is incredible) but starting your day with an Egg & Cheese Muffin is pretty darn good, you can run later!

Get the: Sausage, Egg & Cheese Muffin

Ultimate Pig - Crowbar, 345 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt

Thursday-Sunday 11am-3pm, 5pm-9pm

Smoked n grilled goodness made right in the heart of Crowbar. Get the best in low n slow barbecue, chicken wings, and tasty burgers. Offering local delivery this week!


Brewce Cold Drip - Old Garage Espresso, 3 Ruby St, Marrickville

Mon-Fri 7am-2pm

Adrian fuels the fire of the wine packing machine at BTSW HQ which is just around the corner. The chat is always great, the coffee is delish, and the cabinet food is top notch. 

Get the: Cold brew obvs, such a cool dark cacao, light fruit and spicey vibe.

Bella Brutta - 135 King St, Newtown

Mon-Fri 5pm-Late

Sat-Sun 12pm-Late

Luke Powell, the sausage sensei, turned his gaze to pizza, and no surprises he was real good at that too. Starters, sides and desserts are equally impressive so bring your Eating Game.

Get the: Clam Pizza. Holy shit. So good.

That should get you started folks! So stay safe, stay well and stay hydrated (with whatever you like, we got you covered) keep shopping local and let's ride this wave out!





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