Food & Wine

WA distilleries among world's best

Two Western Australian distilleries are making their mark on the world stage, with Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery and Limeburners both winning international awards this week.

Bureaucracy barrier for food trucks

Food trucks are popping up at a variety of locations across Perth’s suburbs, but red tape and operating fees are holding back further growth in the fledgling industry.

City Beach next for IGA operator

Innovative IGA owner James Kelly will open his third 24-hour supermarket in July, signing up to be the anchor tenant at a redeveloped Boulevard Shopping Centre City Beach.

So fresh they're still biting

PHOTO ESSAY and MULTIMEDIA: A focus on sustainability and environmentally friendly fishing is proving a boon for WA seafood producers.

Salitage Winery sold for $2.85m

Salitage Winery in Pemberton has been sold to an unnamed local investor for $2.85 million after more than three years on the market.

WA's Feral pipped in national beer poll

Feral Brewing Company has been knocked off the top spot of a poll of Australia’s 100 best craft beers for the first time in five years, with the Swan Valley-based brewery’s Hop Hog named by punters as

Fast food king Cowin as good as a Buffett

Australia's fast food king Jack Cowin was back where it all began today, opening the nation’s 400th Hungry Jack’s store in Perth.

Food convictions down, still hit $240,000

Fewer food operators were convicted for unsanitary and unsafe practices in 2015 than in the previous 12 months, but there were still nearly $240,000 in fines handed out to 16 venues across the city this year.

Select Harvests limps out of WA

Publicly-listed almond grower and health food retailer Select Harvests has sold its Western Australian orchard project for $9.5 million, following $60 million of write-downs over the past three years.

Limes fingered for niche growth potential

Farmers in Pemberton are hoping to add a new ingredient to the South West town’s successful business recipe, pinning their hopes on growing the market for finger limes.

Fresh concept for new Rolld store

Less than six months after opening its first Perth store at Cloisters Arcade, Vietnamese street food franchise Rolld has opened another, with a third store planned to open next week that will usher in a new flagship concept for the national chain.

Small venues, major change to bar culture

SPECIAL REPORT: Perth’s small bar scene is evolving into one of the nation’s most vibrant, but red tape is returning as an issue despite a proliferation of venues.

Yowie signs Angry Birds deal

Investors have welcomed news that Perth-based confectionery company Yowie Group has signed a licensing agreement with the firm behind the popular Angry Birds franchise, to manufacture an Angry Birds-themed candy for the US market.

Craft is king for new-age bottlos

SPECIAL REPORT: Boutique beer is providing business opportunities outside of Perth’s pubs, restaurants and bars.

Print Hall again named WA's best venue

Print Hall has been named the state’s best hospitality venue for the third year running, at last night’s Australian Hotels Association annual awards for Western Australia.

Taylor Road shows the way for IGA

Nestled in the heart of Nedlands, the Taylor Road IGA is not your usual supermarket.

Feral beer best in Aus

Western Australian brewers continue to impress on the national stage, with Feral Brewing Company and The Monk Brewery and Kitchen winning major prizes at the 2015 Craft Beer Awards.

The Brisbane pub hits market

ASX-listed hospitality firm Lantern Hotels is selling the Brisbane Hotel in Highgate, with the freehold sale expected to attract significant investor interest.

Trademark row blocks Irish entry

Irish fast food company Supermac’s is confident the legal obstacles put up by McDonald’s Australia will not stop it expanding into Perth and Sydney.

Choice of venue is Yours or Mine

Argentinian beef ribs, an eclectic wine list and a Negroni that’s hard to beat are just part of Bunbury’s expanding repertoire.

Harvey Fresh aims to milk market

Italian dairy giant Parmalat is making good on its $128 million purchase of major Western Australian milk and juice producer Harvey Fresh.