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New Western Sydney trail promises fun for families and serious runners!

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 12.20.33 PMWhether you’re an experienced runner who clocks up the kilometres on a weekly basis or a mum to young ones keen to introduce them to the joys of outdoor fun – get ready for Western Sydney Parklands Trail Run, a brand new outdoor event for runners of all ages and experiences.

Taking place in the spectacular Western Sydney Parklands – Sydney’s Biggest Backyard on Saturday 22 June, 2019, the inaugural event offers up four course distances: 35km, 19km, 11km and a 4km Family Fun Run. There’s also a 1.6km Kids Dash for youngsters who are fresh to the running scene.

We’re thrilled to give competitors a taste of the beauty and diversity of our parklands. With more than 60 kilometres of tracks and trails, spanning over 5000 hectares from Blacktown in the north to Liverpool in the South,  Sydney’s Biggest Backyard offers a unique range of challenging terrain, combined with breath-taking views, natural bushland settings, award winning playgrounds and picnic facilities”,  said Suellen Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Western Sydney Parklands.

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The origin of Filipino comfort food: Hapag Kainan now under the management of Kasalos, Granville

The history of Filipino-Australians goes back nearly 150 years with the first immigrants working as divers in Broome, Western Australia’s pearling industry, around the time many chose to leave the country during the Spanish occupation.

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Kasalo grocery (@kasalogranville) asian store and takeaway hot bar expands into next door’s HAPAG KAINAN (@hk_cafengrill) offering intimate casual dining experience for guests . You can read about the history of some the Filipinos favorite comfort foods and delve into its rich Euro-American culinary history that has shaped the dishes beloved by this family oriented warm natured culture. . . . . , , , , #kasalogranville #sydneyrestaurant #sydneychef #sydney #westernsydneyfood #sydneyfoodies #kasalogranville #kasalo #granville #parramattaeats #westernsydney #blacktowneats #filipinofood #filipino #filipinofoodmovement #caldaretta #baboy #lechon #dessert #bbq #meatlovers #porklovers #philippines #sydneyeats #sydneyfoodies #fcba #kamayan #angsarap #ausgoodfood #zomato . . . . . Music: Angelina Cruz with Iñigo Pascual – Paraiso

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Burger Point Spaghetti: Hit or Miss?

The promise of their epic burgers led me to face a childhood cringe factor.  The modernisation of their desserts with hints of filipino flavours have found mainstream appeal.

Was never a fan of filipino style spaghetti – there’s a sweetness to the sauce and the pasta is commonly not al dente.   They’ve stayed true to that cultural style in their non-burger dish which is accompanied with chicken coated in a spicy batter – this is what saves the dish  – subjectively speaking.

There are better ways to spend $18 here and other places and it would be the gourmet burgers and desserts I would come back for.
This is where there strength is:

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NEW IN MARSDEN PARK: Entering it's fourth month and fast becoming a local favorite, here's a preview of the new additions to their Autumn Menu from next Wednesday!!! #dindinsvideo . . THE BOSS: House bbq glazed handcraft beef patty, aged cheddar, caramelised beet relish, boss mayo topped with paprika shoestring fries. . THE BIG BOSS: Double handcraft beef patty, double bbq glazed maple bacon, double american cheese, BP sauce, house pickles. . BOB'S BOY: 8 hour braised pulled pork in chili maple and mesquite bbq sauce, BP house slaw, jalapeño topped with kumara chips and tangy garlic dressing. . . Thanks for a great time Tim, Liezl & Team! @burgerpointmarsdenpark And thanks @issac_eatsalot for organising! Awesome place! . . @blacktownnews@blacktownadvocate@rousehill_times@hawkesburygazette . . HIGHLY RECOMMEND @theburgercollectiveau@burgerconnecr#tasty@burger@burger_reviews@burgersinsydney@burgerlovers101@eatdrinkburger@hastag_burgers@theburgerfiles@burgerbitches@_theburgerhand@burgerjunkies#randominvitation#homehub#marsdenpark#riverstone#deanpark#quakershill#Llandilo@pierreymalay#windsordowns#cranebrook#sydneyfoodie#sydneyfoodies#foodhi#fcba#fbas#sydneyrestaurant#sydneycafes#sydneyburgerwars#sydneyburgers#burgerporn#instafood#westernsydneyeats#westsydney#blacktowneats#kingslangleyeats#mountdruitt#marayong@storiesbehindthegrind . . Download this track on I-Tunes: The Fallen – Hoobastank

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Burger Point Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Sydney’s West the winner of sporting collaboration

Screen Shot 2019-03-15 at 5.58.48 PMIt isn’t often that different sports cross-promote, however in a first for NSW, the Australian Turf Club (ATC), AFL club GWS Giants and NRL club Wests Tigers have united to promote a new tourism product for Sydney’s West, called The Ultimate Weekend.

Spearheaded by Western Sydney Business Connection (WSBC) and funded by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, the campaign is aimed at promoting Sydney’s West as a destination for fun, families, entertainment and sport.

With Longines Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens on 23 March and then GWS Giants playing Essendon Bombers at Sydney Showground Stadium, as well as Wests Tigers playing the New Zealand Warriors at Campbelltown Stadium on 24 March, the stage was set for an innovative collaboration to join forces and pool marketing resources.

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Enzo’s Cucina, Chipping Norton

For Italians, food isn’t just nourishment, it is life!  It’s the most searched cuisine on Google here in Sydney and the most requested and imitated food around the world.

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Cold Rock: A smashing success!

It’s so simple and a no brainer and you wonder why we havent thought to do this with all ice cream sooner.  You simply choose your flavour of ice cream (it’s always a difficult choice between butterscotch, cookies and cream and all the usual standard flavours), choose your cone or tub, and choose your add-ons (you can see in this pic but its filled with Flake, Tim Tams, Peanut Butter puffs and Nerds).   All of that is smashed together and scopped into your tub or cone!  Impossible not to enjoy!


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Cold Rock Ice Creamery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Parramasala: Many Cultures, One Sydney – March 15 to 17

unnamed (1)Prepare to run free in a rich playground of cultural wonder, as Parramasala returns to Parramatta from 15 – 17 March 2019. The Festival promises to take things to the next level with the biggest celebration of Sydney’s vibrant cross-section of cultures yet: from South American to Middle Eastern, Indigenous Australian to South East Asian, and everything in between.   Crowds will also enjoy the breathtaking Opening Night Parade; the inaugural Long Table Sunday Brunch, a shared multicultural and interfaith feast for all members of the community; and the World Food Market, offering a culinary passport to a mouth-watering array of delectable delights, from Indian to Greek, Singaporean to Nepalese, featuring a special airline ticket giveaway competition courtesy of Singapore Airlines.

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In search of the next rush, it’s Parramatta where we caught a preview of what’s in store for this year’s Parramasala Festival! A celebration of the multicultural fabric of the city, over 30 cultures will be celebrated in a spicy mix of parade, parties, exotic bazaar, food stalls, music dance, poetry, art, street performers and the annual cricket match hosted by Twenty20. . . MANY CULTURES, ONE SYDNEY! Parramasala returns March 15 to March 17 with the city’s diverse social fabric on show in a celebration of richness and community 9am to 11pm! . . Mark it in your calendars! . . #cityofparramatta #parramasala #twenty20 #cricket #jaylenton #discoverparramatta #visitparramatta #nswpol #auspol #westernsydney #parramatta #sydney #sydneylife #dance #music #sydneymardigras #sydneyfestival #carnivaleecstasy #flamenco #haratanatyam #tribalfusion #latina #Mediterraneanculture #southeastasian #dancelife #drumcircles #parramattaeats #fcba #dindinsvideo #party

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Every year, the massive three-day extravaganza sees over 35,000 Sydneysiders converging on the streets, laneways and parklands of Parramatta. The city will transform into a cornucopia of awe-inspiring experiences, including cutting-edge live music, vivid dance and theatre, a breathtaking parade of splendid colour, spectacular costumes, and beating rhythms.

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