THE FORAGER | In this week’s column: new life for the East End, more patisserie treats for Adelaide, John Lethlean part of team to critique Victoria Square pop-up, not-for-profit cheese, and what to do with new-season rhubarb.
Rejuvenating Rundle Street
Adelaide could see the scales start to tip back towards the city’s other side with a push from East End restaurateurs.
The Stag’s windows have been blacked out as its new owners begin the process of rebranding and refurbishing the iconic hotel as Fat Stag. And the hunt is on for a high-profile head chef to fire up the stoves by September.
In the lane that runs between the Fat Stag and Sosta, a second storey has been added to the old bluestone barn that is set to become a boutique whisky and beer bar. No word is officially out Full Story »
AFL | John Worsfold has no intention of being an AFL head coach again despite answering an SOS from Adelaide.
Worsfold will act as Adelaide’s coaching director for the rest of the season after the alleged murder of Crows coach Phil Walsh.
But the West Coast premiership coach on Tuesday ruled out coaching Adelaide or another AFL club next season.
“I feel like I could manufacture enough time to commit to the end of this footy season,” Worsfold told reporters in Adelaide.
“By that point, Adelaide will be really clear on where they’re heading and I’ll disappear into the sunset.”
Worsfold was a close friend and worked at West Coast with Walsh, who was allegedly stabbed to death by his 26-year-old son last Friday.
“I will deal with what is in front Full Story »
ADELAIDE | The Adelaide City Council says the State Government’s plans for the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site may be against the law.
Yesterday, Acting Premier John Rau announced the opening of the expressions of interest process for the site, saying the site presented opportunities for “residential, retail, hotel, commercial, health, education and cultural facilities”.
However, North Ward councillor Phillip Martin told InDaily this morning that allowing commercial and residential development on the site was akin to “selling off the parklands”, and was contrary to the Adelaide Parklands Act.
He said the State Government’s plans for the site do not “fit the definition of the legislation … which specifically (precludes) any development other than public infrastructure, from Full Story »
Adelaide | Homeowners living along proposed tram routes should help pay to get the Labor’s light rail vision up and running, according to the man who oversaw most of the State Government’s recent infrastructure projects.
The Weatherill Government’s latest revamp of its Integrated Transport Plan talks up an EastLink tramline to sweeten the deal for developers interested in buying into the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site.
Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan yesterday spoke determinedly about extending the tramline along North Terrace, around the corner into East Terrace and up the Parade into Liberal leader Steven Marshall’s Dunstan electorate.
But if Labor was expecting breathless excitement about the “announcement” – with no funding allocated and a five to 15 year timeframe Full Story »
OZASIA FESTIVAL | Exciting and edgy contemporary Asian art will take centre stage at the 2015 OzAsia Festival, with new director Joseph Mitchell determined to get festival-goers to “take a risk”.
Mitchell says OzAsia has led the way in bringing diversity to the stage over the past eight years – and now he believes it’s time to lead the way again by showcasing the new wave of 21st-century Asian artists.
“Exciting, explosive work is being born out of contemporary Asia,” he says.
“Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Jakarta – these are major cities of the world which are driving influences in fashion, food, lifestyle, social interaction. There’s so much coming out of this place. As artistic director, I get really excited about that.
“Festivals exist to broker new art-forms, to Full Story »