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Why July is the month to celebrate SA food

SA Food Month

A huge guide to South Australian food, an in-depth local food podcast, a city coffee championship, special deals from restaurants and a series of great events are all on the agenda for a winter celebration of local food and wine.

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It’s traditionally a quiet month for bars and restaurants, but we’ve declared this July SA Food Month.

InDaily, CityMag and SALIFE are all celebrating SA food through the coming month, with reader offers, special features and the SALIFE Food and Wine List 2019 – more than 350 pages highlighting the best South Australian restaurants, bars, cafes, cellar doors, produce, food experiences and more.

The Forager’s weekly email will feature a new podcast series telling in-depth stories of fascinating local food people (click here if you don’t yet subscribe), and we’ll also offer a weekly sneak peek into the SALIFE List, on sale July 4.

Coffee championship

CityMag, as well as features detailing the evolution of some of South Australia’s most enduring food businesses, along with its established detailed coverage of what’s new and interesting in the city, will be launching a city “coffee championship”.

In the great tradition of free street press, CityMag’s quarterly print publication (20,000 issues) is distributed across the CBD and inner-metro area of Adelaide to high-traffic retail locations and coffee shops. In a recent Hudson Howells survey, 72 per cent of the magazine’s readers nominated “a café or restaurant” as the place they most frequently pick up a copy.

True to its promise – that you’ll find CityMag wherever good coffee is sold – this July it is launching a city coffee championship with north-east, north-west, south-east, south-west and North Adelaide conferences to discover where readers think the best coffee can be found in the city. We understand coffee is a local thing, we understand there’s a lot of great coffee beyond the reaches of Colonel Light’s vision, but this championship is just for the city.

Five reader favourites will be announced as part of the CityMag FoMo Award and the reader with the most correct votes across each of the five conferences will win a year’s free coffee. More details will be announced on the CityMag website.

Events

During SA Food Month, we’ll give you all the information you need to access the best mid-year food events, which this year includes the fifth annual Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival, to be held over three days at the Adelaide Showgrounds; the Winter Reds weekend in the Adelaide Hills, and Guitars in Bars – not strictly about food, but a good chance to support your local pub or bar while enjoying a huge array of musicians.

Also in July, Bonjour Barossa will see the Seppeltsfield winery transformed into a Parisian-style market with French food, Barossan wine by Seppeltsfield and Champagne by Billecart-Salmon, while a two-day boutique take on the Adelaide Convention Centre’s annual Cellar Door Fest – the Winter Edit – will give visitors the chance to enjoy wine from all SA’s top winemaking regions (see the full list here), plus beer and craft spirits.

If you’re a food business who wants to get involved, contact us here.

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