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Dark Day Dark Night

This free two-day food, drink and music festival is coming to the South Eveleigh precinct.
By Ben Hansen
June 02, 2023
By Ben Hansen
June 02, 2023

South Eveleigh is fast becoming one of Sydney's best spots to grab lunch or an after-work drink, and every now and then the precinct pulls together its favourite chefs, producers and suppliers for a festival of culinary delights. That's exactly what's happening on Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23 for Dark Day Dark Night.

The free two-day festival will take over South Eveleigh's Innovation Plaza and Locomotive Street between 4–9pm each day. Expect one-off menus from South Eveleigh venues, pop-up bars, food trucks, live music and tours of the historic buildings.

Kylie Kwong's much-hyped restaurant Lucky Kwong is usually a lunch-only affair, but it's opening for two very special dinners as part of Dark Day Dark Night. There will be three sittings at Lucky Kwong each day of the festival — at 4pm, 5.45pm and 7pm — with each seating coming with a $55 price tag. This entitles diners to a complimentary drink and a five-dish set menu of menu highlights including the venue's famous crispy prawn wantons, as well as caramelised pork belly with Davidson plum and stir-fried Boon Luck Farm greens.

Firepop will also be popping up in the plaza to serve up barbecue lamb skewers and MBS9 wagyu, alongside Pepper Seeds and its top-notch Thai food. Plus, South Eveleigh regulars like Coyoacán Social, Re-, BrewDog and RaRa Chan will all be getting in on the action.

When it comes to drinks, Waywards, Batch Brewing Co, Yulli's Brews, Wildflower, BrewDog, Vinden Wines, P&V, Archie Rose, Lark and Forty Spotted Gin will all be on-site, doing $2 tastings and $8 full pours of their respective beers, wines and spirits.

The arts lineup will be headlined by the Burrundi Theatre for Performing Arts and the Andy Golledge Band, who will be joined by Crawfish Po'Boys, Zia Jade, DJ Victoria Anthony and Kaleidoscope Dream. There will also be a Sip and Sketch life drawing session, a guided tour from Matthew Mewburn from Eveleigh Works, an after-dark look at the South Eveleigh garden and native Australian ingredients from Clarence Slockee of Jiwah and roaming flame dancers.

You can explore the full program at the South Eveleigh website and reserve your spot at a Lucky Kwong dinner via Resy.

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