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New podcast – Gregory Llewellyn, Hartsyard

New podcast – Gregory Llewellyn, Hartsyard

Working at a restaurant run by the Mafia – that was no big deal for Gregory Llewellyn. In fact, whether it’s blitzing through 300 covers a service in New Yo...

Textbook Boulangerie-Patisserie, Alexandria

Textbook Boulangerie-Patisserie, Alexandria

There are no boring diagrams or charts at Textbook Boulangerie-Patisserie in Alexandria – just sweets so good looking that they deserve their own catwalk. Th...

New podcast – Analiese Gregory, Funemployed

New podcast – Analiese Gregory, Funemployed

“Analiese, you’re going to have to move your car, we’re going to blow up your car.” This has to be one of my favourite-ever interviews – Analiese Greg...

Highlights of Paris

Highlights of Paris

If I had any control over clockwork, I’d rewind my life to the five times I’ve been to Paris or hit hyperspeed to some future trip where I’m t...

New podcast – Matt Swieboda, Waterman’s Lobster Co

New podcast – Matt Swieboda, Waterman’s Lobster Co

With Waterman’s Lobster Co in Potts Point, Matt Swieboda wanted to create the “Mary’s … of lobster roll places”. Here, Matt not only s...

Bars


The Gretz, Enmore
Mar 10, 2015 | 1 Comment | 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...

Tokyo Bird, Surry Hills
Jan 6, 2015 | 2 Comments | Read →

Just opened: Tokyo Bird in Surry Hills. Having followed this yakitori bar on Instagram for nearly a year, it’s nice to see that it’s transformed from small-screen pixel...

Gelato Messina Dessert Bar, Darlinghurst
Oct 7, 2014 | 7 Comments | Read →

The best-looking construction site in Sydney has to be the new Gelato Messina Dessert Bar in Darlinghurst. Lit up by neon glitz and filled with multi-colour rows of ‘assembly...

Cafes


Textbook Boulangerie-Patisserie, Alexandria
Jul 28, 2015 | 2 Comments | Read →

There are no boring diagrams or charts at Textbook Boulangerie-Patisserie in Alexandria – just sweets so good looking that they deserve their own catwalk. There’s a Jaffa...

Dr Faustus, Surry Hills
Mar 26, 2015 | 1 Comment | Read →

Dr Faustus in Surry Hills offers fast-acting relief against hunger, thirst and cafe-menu fatigue. With its inventive offerings – from an addictive Pulled Mushroom Bun ($14) to it...

Edition Coffee Roasters, Darlinghurst
Jan 3, 2015 | 3 Comments | Read →

Let’s call Edition Coffee Roasters in Darlinghurst my favourite new cafe right now. Small in scale, but big on brilliance, this place offers immediate relief against all the ...


Restaurants

  • Kepos & Co, Waterloo
    Kepos & Co, Waterloo

    Michael Rantissi has so many great ideas that he’s basically had to create a sequel to his much-loved Kepos Street Kitchen. Kepos & Co in Waterloo is his new spin-off: it...

  • Mary’s Kebabs at Cliff Dive, Darlinghurst
    Mary’s Kebabs at Cliff Dive, Darlinghurst

    Update: sadly, Mary’s Kebabs is no longer running at Cliff Dive – but will be popping up at other events and venues. Follow ’em on Instagram to see where they’l...

  • Besser, Surry Hills
    Besser, Surry Hills

    You wouldn’t want to throw a brick through the window of Besser in Surry Hills, it already has a tidy collection of 96 Besser blocks that line up its bar. But your reflexes w...

  • Five Points Burgers, North Sydney
    Five Points Burgers, North Sydney

    OK, I’ll admit, when I first heard there was a new burger joint in North Sydney, my reaction was definitely in ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ territory. Then I learnt that Five Points Burgers...


Favourites

Dr Faustus, Surry Hills
Dr Faustus, Surry Hills

Dr Faustus in Surry Hills offers fast-acting relief against hunger, thirst and cafe-menu fatigue. With its inventive offerings – from an addictive Pulled Mushroom Bun ($14) to it...

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Podcasts

New podcast – Gregory Llewellyn, Hartsyard
New podcast – Gregory Llewellyn, Hartsyard

Working at a restaurant run by the Mafia – that was no big deal for Gregory Llewellyn. In fact, whether it’s blitzing through 300 covers a service in New York, enduring sanity-...

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Travel

Highlights of Paris
Highlights of Paris

If I had any control over clockwork, I’d rewind my life to the five times I’ve been to Paris or hit hyperspeed to some future trip where I’m there again. Even hea...

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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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