Sri-Lankan born Devinda Jayasinghe grew up in Perth, spending much of his childhood around the South-East Asian restaurants run by his parents.
Sad news, Perth spirit lovers: Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery, one of the city’s urban distillers, is moving to Melbourne. On July 1, Hippocampus will join corporate stablemate Boatrocker Brewers in a new entity, Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers. As part of the merger, Hippocampus’s distinct copper still (affectionately nicknamed “Kylie”) will be relocated to the Victorian capital. Read more at Broadsheet here. (image : supplied)
Gary Beadle is a veteran of the Perth bar scene, having been responsible for the design of Lot Twenty, Five Bar and 399. His latest venture is Tiki as FK.
East Fremantle’s Barque is well known for its modern-Asian cuisine, but has closed as it prepares to assume a new identity. Recently sold to business partners Craig Houston and Gord Kahle, Barque will be reborn later in the year as Cook & Mason.
The sixth annual Perth Comedy Festival hits town this month, with international headliners Jason Byrne, Stephen K Amos, David O’Doherty and Phill Jupitus joining a substantial roster of Australian talent, including the Doug Anthony All Stars and Wil Anderson.
You’re likely familiar with Swan Valley, the wine region. Now raise a (beer) glass to Swan Valley the brewing hotspot and home to nine breweries and cideries.
It’s Friday afternoon and one of your bartenders has called in sick. Your frantic Facebook pleas have attracted zero responses and you still don’t have time to pore through that pile of CVs choking your inbox. Enter Squaddle, an app designed to take the stress out of short-term hospitality staffing needs.