BARTENDERS REVEAL THEIR PET PEEVES

Bartenders were asked what makes someone their favourite customer. Here’s what they said: Make eye contact with your bartender Isabella Marriott, head bartender at Bar Beau in Brooklyn, New…

BRISBANE’S ROYAL EXCHANGE HOTEL LISTED

Australia’s largest pub landlord, ALE Property Group, is looking to take advantage of the red-hot pub market, putting one of its trophy assets in Queensland up for sale. The ASX-listed group has listed…

MOON DOG BREWING LAUNCHES SELTZER DISPENSER

Moon Dog Brewing, alcoholic beverage manufacturer, will launch an alcoholic seltzer post mix dispensing system for on-premises venues. “We’re thrilled to be launching the first ever alcoholic…

TABLE FOR ONE?

Solo diners represent one of the fastest-growing markets in the restaurant sector, but little is known about the factors that influence their menu choices. Do solo diners express their uniqueness through…

COULD DIGITAL ORDERING INCREASE RESTAURANT PROFITS?

Restaurants are rolling out ways for customers to order digitally, which could lead to diners placing bigger orders because they can hide their embarrassment from servers, one expert has said. When…

THE ICONIC NORFOLK HOTEL, REDFERN RETURNS

The Norfolk Hotel returns with a fresh new look. The Redfern boozer shot into the limelight under the Drink ‘n’ Dine crew around 2012 with the seafood shack-inspired House of Crabs upstairs and the…

KIDS AR ACTIVITY PACKS IN RESTAURANTS

Hospitality start-up The Village Co, which is changing the way restaurants entertain young customers, has raised $1.2 million in a seed round. The Hunter Valley-based augmented reality tech start-up…

THE 31ST AUSTRALASIAN GAMING EXPO

When the 30th anniversary Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) came to a close in August 2019, the event organiser, the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA), began making plans for the 31st event. Plans for…

NSW EXTENDS DINE AND DISCOVER VOUCHERS

The NSW government is set to extend its Dine and Discovery scheme after learning thousands of vouchers had gone unclaimed just weeks before they were due to expire. The vouchers are accessible through…

YARRA YERING AWARDED 1ST PLACE IN AUSTRALIA'S 52 TOP WINERIES LIST

Tasting wine for a living might sound like the stuff of dreams. But imagine doing it day in, day out, for the best part of three months. Huon Hooke and his colleagues at online wine publication The…