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West Juliett Cafe

West Juliett Cafe
West Juliett Cafe has made its mark in Marrickville. The quiet residential corner location, spacious interior and tasty menu has made this cafe a popular destination. Aptly named after its location (on corner of Juliett Street) the polished concrete floors, wooden tables and open kitchen create a welcoming environment and its a total transformation from the grocery store it was back in the 1960′s.   I... 

Interview with a Street Artist: Nico

Interview with a Street Artist: Nico
The intricate style of Nico is instantly recognisable on the streets of the Inner West. Nico is an amazingly talented artist, always happy to have a chat with interested passers-by about his art. I’ve been lucky enough to watch Nico painting some of his creations, the most recent being the striking owl that stood watch over the iconic and constantly changing May Lane in St Peters. I find... 

Sweets Workshop – Pack of Heroes

Sweets Workshop - Pack of Heroes
PACK OF HEROES is a card game that has been developed by local Summer Hill game designer Phil Walker-Harding of Adventureland Games with characters and artwork by Sweets Workshop‘s very own John D-C. An exhibition showcasing the artwork created for the up and coming card game will be on at Sweets Workshop from 18 May-18 June. The official opening is at 2pm, Saturday 18 May. Drop into... 

A Hidden Gem – Sub Station Cafe

A Hidden Gem - Sub Station Cafe
I’ve just discovered that converting an electricity sub station into a cafe is a brilliant idea! Electric Substation 152 in Alexandria has been beautifully renovated, given new life and is now Sub-Station Cafe. I can’t believe that it’s taken me 6 months to discover this hidden gem! The owners have transformed the limited space into a fantastic indoor and outdoor area with a gorgeous... 

Interview with Street Artist: SMC3

Interview with Street Artist: SMC3
SMC3 is well known for both his paste-ups and painted walls throughout the Inner West. His creative characters brighten many Inner West walls and laneways and his sushi ninja in the Kuki Tanuki Japanese Restaurant in Erskineville is one of my favourites. Tomorrow night (Friday 3 May) is the opening of his solo exhibition ‘Upside-Down Underground’ showcasing his latest illustrations and... 

Art Pharmacy – Prescriptions for art lovers

Art Pharmacy - Prescriptions for art lovers
Art Pharmacy, Sydney’s newest artist collective is hosting back-to-back Pop Up exhibitions this month. Art Pharmacy is Australia’s first online art gallery featuring original Australian artworks with pricing that makes them accessible to all. Local Inner Westie, Emilya Colliver is the creative force behind this great project. Whether purchasing an artwork for a creative space, the home, office,... 

Locals Only

Locals Only
  Three inner-west businesses are joining forces to craft a culinary journey. An unexpected pairing of  Amara Jarratt and Corinne Smith (The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar), Maz Valcorza Pugoy (Sadhana Kitchen), Oscar McMahon (Young Henrys) You might not ordinarily think to pair craft brewers with artisan tea makers and vegan raw foodies but that’s exactly what these Inner Westies are planning... 

ANZAC Day at The Vic

ANZAC Day at The Vic
BIGGEST GAME OF 2 UP IN THE INNER WEST SPURS FOR JESUS + HANDSOME YOUNG STRANGERS + JAY KATZ It has been close to a century since the collective of heroes known to all as THE ANZACS, fought for our freedom on the shores of Gallipoli. To remember our fallen diggers, The Vic will be hosting their first Anzac Day celebration with live music courtesy of Spurs For Jesus and Handsome Young Strangers,... 

Newtown Hotel is throwing a party for Young Henrys

Newtown Hotel is throwing a party for Young Henrys
Newtown Hotel is throwing a party to celebrate Young Henrys! Newtown’s very own brewers and sultan’s of swig, Young Henrys, are taking over the wheels of steel on Thursday 18th April. The boys will be manning the decks from 6pm and will be spinning their favourite Soul, Boogie and Funk to keep you dancing while knocking back a Young Henrys Longneck. Young Henrys has been warmly welcomed into... 

Wagaya Tapas Newtown

Wagaya Tapas Newtown
I’m already a regular at Wagaya Tapas in Newtown. The food is awesome,  it’s located in the heart of Newtown and it’s a great option for a cheap meal out! For all the gadget lovers out there (including my partner), the ipad ordering system is fun, fast and convenient and lets you keep track of how much you’re spending. Not waiting for someone to take your order is always a... 
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