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New podcast – Elijah (EJ) Holland, Noma Australia, Nature’s Pick

New podcast – Elijah (EJ) Holland, Noma Australia, Nature’s Pick

How do you make an impression on Rene Redzepi? Turn up with 300 wild plants – painstakingly gathered over four days – to present to Noma’s awa...

Meet Gerard, Alexandria

Meet Gerard, Alexandria

So Meet Gerard has staged an impressive introduction on this borderline between Alexandria, Redfern and Erskineville. On a corner that’s seen a wipeout of...

El Chapel, Marrickville

El Chapel, Marrickville

“Everything dies on Enmore Road!” That’s what Piero Pignatti Morano was (cheerily) told when he set up his latest cafe, El Chapel. A local hel...

New podcast – Palisa Anderson, Chat Thai, Boon Cafe

New podcast – Palisa Anderson, Chat Thai, Boon Cafe

“We’re never going to work in a restaurant, nevertheless a Thai restaurant.” That’s what Palisa Anderson told herself and her brother when they were...

The rise of vegan dining in Sydney

The rise of vegan dining in Sydney

Sydney’s always had long-time vegan institutions (the original Bodhi opened 28 years ago and Green Gourmet’s been kicking it for 16 years), but some...

Bars


The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar, Redfern
Jan 15, 2016 | No Comments | Read →

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar reopened in Redfern last week, so it’s a good time to respark interest in this great one-of-a-kind venue. It’s gotten a lot of worthwhil...

Dead Ringer, Surry Hills
Oct 12, 2015 | No Comments | Read →

The name Dead Ringer might evoke mirror images and carbon copies – so it’s ironic that this new Surry Hills bar is unlike anything else around in Sydney.  But its one-of-a...

The Gretz, Enmore
Mar 10, 2015 | 3 Comments | Read →

Even before the team from Hartsyard opened its new bar in Enmore, I think we were all already pre-enrolled in The Gretz Fan Club. Owners Naomi Hart and Gregory Llewellyn have deser...

Cafes


Meet Gerard, Alexandria
Jun 17, 2016 | 1 Comment | Read →

So Meet Gerard has staged an impressive introduction on this borderline between Alexandria, Redfern and Erskineville. On a corner that’s seen a wipeout of short-lived cafes (...

El Chapel, Marrickville
May 30, 2016 | 3 Comments | Read →

“Everything dies on Enmore Road!” That’s what Piero Pignatti Morano was (cheerily) told when he set up his latest cafe, El Chapel. A local helpfully pointed out t...

Barista and Cook, Waterloo
Feb 23, 2016 | No Comments | Read →

It’s no cliffhanger what a cafe called Barista and Cook might be fixated on. Coffee isn’t an afterthought, that’s for sure, and it appears in various guises on th...


Restaurants

  • The rise of vegan dining in Sydney
    The rise of vegan dining in Sydney

    Sydney’s always had long-time vegan institutions (the original Bodhi opened 28 years ago and Green Gourmet’s been kicking it for 16 years), but something has happened i...

  • Noma Australia, Barangaroo
    Noma Australia, Barangaroo

    So I’m still in a life-altered daze after eating at Noma Australia – even though my visit was a month ago. It might seem like wild overpraise to think that one meal could r...

  • Ghostboy Cantina, Dixon House Food Court, Haymarket
    Ghostboy Cantina, Dixon House Food Court, Haymarket

    Ghostboy Cantina was one of the 2016 venue openings I was most wired about, and it’s proved to be worth the calendar countdown. Owner/chef Toby Wilson set himself a launch da...

  • Summer Melon Salad
    2016 restaurant openings to look forward to

    2016 is more than just working out how much wriggle room you have with your New Year’s resolutions (all our good intentions will totally kick in tomorrow, right?), but a box-...


Favourites

Meet Gerard, Alexandria
Meet Gerard, Alexandria

So Meet Gerard has staged an impressive introduction on this borderline between Alexandria, Redfern and Erskineville. On a corner that’s seen a wipeout of short-lived cafes (...

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Podcasts

New podcast – Elijah (EJ) Holland, Noma Australia, Nature’s Pick
New podcast – Elijah (EJ) Holland, Noma Australia, Nature’s Pick

How do you make an impression on Rene Redzepi? Turn up with 300 wild plants – painstakingly gathered over four days – to present to Noma’s award-winning chef. Tha...

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Travel

That time we went to Attica (and of course, it was amazing)
That time we went to Attica (and of course, it was amazing)

There’s no shortage of proof that Attica in Melbourne is an astounding, standard-setting restaurant. It’s still Australia’s highest-ranked entry in the World̵...

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Zines

New zine: Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry 2015 edition
New zine: Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry 2015 edition

Here’s a new zine! It’s an update of last year’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry publication and I created it for the recent MCA Zine Fair. Consider it a...

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