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New podcast – Danielle Alvarez, Fred’s

New podcast – Danielle Alvarez, Fred’s

Danielle Alvarez studied art history, but luckily for us, she realised that it was food that monopolised her thoughts – after all, she can happily identif...

Burger Head, Penrith

Burger Head, Penrith

There is no shortage of ultra-overqualified chefs opening burger joints in Sydney – so what makes Burger Head stand out? It’s the first example of t...

Queen Chow, Enmore

Queen Chow, Enmore

“I started telling people that we weren’t ever actually opening a restaurant, but it was a performance art piece to see how long we could keep people...

New podcast – Toby Wilson, Ghostboy Cantina

New podcast – Toby Wilson, Ghostboy Cantina

It was dragonboat racing – of all things – that led to Toby Wilson running his own cafe at 22. The Wedge Espresso in Glebe was a sliver of a space; ...

Bar Ume, Rising Sun Workshop, Fred’s, Wilmer and other places I’m glad opened in 2016

Bar Ume, Rising Sun Workshop, Fred’s, Wilmer and other places I’m glad opened in 2016

Given all of 2016’s well-documented lowlights, no one is especially keen to give the year a rerun. But it is worth recapping about the notable restaurants...

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


Clementine’s, Pyrmont
Aug 10, 2016 | 2 Comments | Read →

From the “I’m glad you exist” files is Clementine’s in Pyrmont. Sure, the menu is as tight and tiny as the space, but it proves you don’t have to go b...

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...


Restaurants

  • Burger Head, Penrith
    Burger Head, Penrith

    There is no shortage of ultra-overqualified chefs opening burger joints in Sydney – so what makes Burger Head stand out? It’s the first example of this trend in Western...

  • Queen Chow, Enmore
    Queen Chow, Enmore

    “I started telling people that we weren’t ever actually opening a restaurant, but it was a performance art piece to see how long we could keep people’s interest,̶...

  • Bar Ume, Rising Sun Workshop, Fred’s, Wilmer and other places I’m glad opened in 2016
    Bar Ume, Rising Sun Workshop, Fred’s, Wilmer and other places I’m glad opened in 2016

    Given all of 2016’s well-documented lowlights, no one is especially keen to give the year a rerun. But it is worth recapping about the notable restaurants, bars and cafes tha...

  • Good Luck Pinbone, Kensington
    Good Luck Pinbone, Kensington

    Pinbone’s re-entry on the Sydney dining scene last month was met with high readings of hype and anticipation – and some tokens of fortune, too. The crew’s latest ...


Favourites

Queen Chow, Enmore
Queen Chow, Enmore

“I started telling people that we weren’t ever actually opening a restaurant, but it was a performance art piece to see how long we could keep people’s interest,̶...

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Podcasts

New podcast – Danielle Alvarez, Fred’s
New podcast – Danielle Alvarez, Fred’s

Danielle Alvarez studied art history, but luckily for us, she realised that it was food that monopolised her thoughts – after all, she can happily identify the “eggshell cr...

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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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