OK, so I was pretty boozy the first time I went to Ancient World. A friend had told me about this magical underground wonderland of cheap beers and rad music, tucked down an alleyway behind Hindley Street.
This weekend the Barossa Valley region will once again come alive to celebrate all things in good food, wine and music at the Barossa Gourmet Weekend. What makes this years event even more special? It’s celebrating it’s 30th year.
You’ve just knocked off work or you’re just finishing up dinner, what’s next? When you’re looking for a night out in Adelaide, the conversation of east end versus west end will inevitably pop up at some point. Do you stay one end of town? Or migrate to the other.
In under a week Blenheimfest will be entering its sixth year, kicking off at midday on Good Friday. Located in Leasingham in the Clare Valley just a ten minute drive from Clare itself, Blenheim is a local and home grown overnight music festival serving up a buffet of tasty music, with a side of wholesome morals.
This time of year it may be hard to draw yourself away from the Fringe related venues. However, if you’re looking for somewhere to avoid the insanity and the crowds that come with the festive season, head no further than Kenny Wang’s.
Fun is the name of the game at Austin & Austin, ‘game’ being the operative word in that sentence.
Located just a stones throw from the east end and universities, Austin & Austin is one of Adelaide’s latest offerings for a daytime coffee spot and night time bar. Opening up just before Christmas, owners George and Simon (formally of The Palais at Semaphore) bring a wealth of hospitality knowledge to their new city venture.
(Please note: I have no idea what the translation of that is, it just sounds fun)
Anyone who knows me will know about my love for the Adelaide Central Market. My parents used to take me on a regular basis since before I could walk or talk. I have fond childhood memories of the ginger beer from The Old Lolly Shop, having my face painted and scoring a balloon animal from the dude in the elephant suit (which… may I add, is still kicking around – I’m 28, I have no idea how old that suit is…)
In adulthood and being a city dweller my Market experience is now more about the produce. One of my favourite things to do in the whole wide world is to grab my wheelie trolley, pop in my headphones and wander around. Up and down the aisles I go, always spending far more money than I intended.