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New podcast – Dan Hong, Merivale

New podcast – Dan Hong, Merivale

A good restaurant doesn’t have to be a stuffy one – Dan Hong has highjacked traditional expectations of fine dining in Sydney, and as executive chef at ...

New podcast – Carlos Heng and Dan Pigott, MakMak Macarons

New podcast – Carlos Heng and Dan Pigott, MakMak Macarons

A princess cake and a corporate job in banking seem like unlikely ingredients for a macaron company, but they each played a part in kickstarting MakMak Macarons...

Redfern Continental, Redfern

Redfern Continental, Redfern

The team behind Arcadia Liquors has opened an all-day Euro-style diner across the road in Redfern. Not only does a visit feel like an express stop to the EU, th...

New podcast – David Thompson and Appetite For Excellence Awards

New podcast – David Thompson and Appetite For Excellence Awards

Here’s a podcast that I recorded on the night of the Electrolux Appetite For Excellence Awards last year. For this episode, I got to talk to chef, competi...

Bang (Bangladeshi Street Food), Surry Hills

Bang (Bangladeshi Street Food), Surry Hills

Bang recently fired its opening shot, offering a smart and attention-drawing introduction to Bangladeshi street food on Crown Street, Surry Hills. This restaura...

Bars


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...

Knox Street Bar, Chippendale
Aug 26, 2014 | 2 Comments | Read →

Usually an unassuming place, Chippendale’s current standard operating procedure is to hook you right in. Recently, the postcode has been scoring touchdowns with places like ...

Cafes


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 fast-acting relief against all th...

Bar Pho Pop-Up, Surry Hills
Jul 23, 2014 | 1 Comment | Read →

Here’s a nice way to defrost from winter’s stubborn chill – head to the Bar Pho pop-up that’s currently on at Surry Hills. Once you enter the courtyard hosting ...

John Smith Cafe, Waterloo
Jul 20, 2014 | 1 Comment | Read →

John Smith Cafe in Waterloo (which also masquerades under the tough-boy name of John Smith Rebel Roaster) has been a place I’ve been meaning to say good things about since it...


Restaurants

  • Redfern Continental, Redfern
    Redfern Continental, Redfern

    The team behind Arcadia Liquors has opened an all-day Euro-style diner across the road in Redfern. Not only does a visit feel like an express stop to the EU, the menu is refreshing...

  • Bang (Bangladeshi Street Food), Surry Hills
    Bang (Bangladeshi Street Food), Surry Hills

    Bang recently fired its opening shot, offering a smart and attention-drawing introduction to Bangladeshi street food on Crown Street, Surry Hills. This restaurant is full of target...

  • Mary’s CBD, LuMi and other 2014 highlights
    Mary’s CBD, LuMi and other 2014 highlights

    If you’re gonna compile a 2014 highlight reel of Sydney dining, Mary’s CBD outlet has to score a top-ranking spot. Broadsheet was dropping intel about the new takeaway ...

  • PizzAperta, The Star, Pyrmont
    PizzAperta, The Star, Pyrmont

    Don’t expect a carb blowout at PizzAperta, Stefano Manfredi’s new pizzeria at The Star in Pyrmont. You’ll notice that the bases aren’t just impenetrable ba...


Favourites

ACME, Rushcutters Bay
ACME, Rushcutters Bay

Calling your restaurant ACME is some ballsy move. Sure, it’s a convenient merger of people’s initials – taking the first names of everyone involved (Andy Emerson, Cam...

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Podcasts

New podcast – Dan Hong, Merivale
New podcast – Dan Hong, Merivale

A good restaurant doesn’t have to be a stuffy one – Dan Hong has highjacked traditional expectations of fine dining in Sydney, and as executive chef at Merivale, re-enginee...

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Travel

Mary’s CBD, LuMi and other 2014 highlights
Mary’s CBD, LuMi and other 2014 highlights

If you’re gonna compile a 2014 highlight reel of Sydney dining, Mary’s CBD outlet has to score a top-ranking spot. Broadsheet was dropping intel about the new takeaway ...

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Zines

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry zine
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry zine

I made a new zine – it’s a snack-sized version of The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry. Created for the recent MCA Zine Fair; it compiles many of my favourite places to...

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