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Auto.Lab, Chippendale

November 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Favourites | Leave A Comment »

Auto.Lab, Chippendale

You always knew that Auto.Lab in Chippendale wasn’t going to deliver your regular scheduled programming when it came to brunch menus. After all, the Automata spin-off (which takes over Silvereye’s vacant site at The Old Clare) is run by some high-powered talent and they’re not going to resort to lazy avocado on toast and other […]

New podcast – Luke Powell, LP’s Quality Meats

October 3rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Luke Powell, LP’s Quality Meats

Luke Powell was very young when he snuck into the world of food – he was enrolled in culinary classes at 15 (despite being far below the 17-year minimum cut-off) and by 19, he found himself in the kitchen at the prestigious Rockpool, while crashing at the dodgiest hostels in his off-hours. Throughout his career, […]

Automata, Chippendale

September 29th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Favourites, Latest, Restaurants | Leave A Comment »

Automata, Chippendale

You’ve already seen the raves blowing up your Instagram screen. Automata may have only opened recently in Chippendale, but the restaurant is already straight-out-of-the gate awesome. It’s like an incredible time-lapse trick, the way Clayton Wells’ solo venture for The Old Clare Hotel has fast-tracked itself to greatness so quickly. My friend Shannon even announced […]

LP’s Quality Meats, Chippendale

September 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Latest, Restaurants | 1 Comment »

LP’s Quality Meats, Chippendale

As if you really need some kind of risk assessment on whether you’re gonna have a good time at LP’s Quality Meats in Chippendale. Of course it’s going to knock you out of orbit – it’s Luke Powell’s first solo venture, and diners have been tracking interest in him for a little while now. The […]

Knox Street Bar, Chippendale

August 26th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Bars, Latest | 2 Comments »

Knox Street Bar, Chippendale

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 Brickfields and Ester (which landed the double hit of Restaurant of the Year and Best New Restaurant at Monday’s Time Out Sydney Food Awards); and it’s now home to LP’s Quality […]

Ester, Chippendale

August 5th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Favourites, Restaurants | 1 Comment »

Ester, Chippendale

Here’s the quick version: Ester is a new restaurant in Chippendale, backed by the guys behind Vini, Berta and 121BC. It’s run by Mat Lindsay, and before you go in, you suspect it’ll end up with a high scorecard. After all, this chef used to be at 121BC (Kristen Allan raved about his food at […]

Brickfields Bakery, Chippendale

February 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Cafes, Favourites | 4 Comments »

Brickfields Bakery, Chippendale

Brickfields, the new cafe-and-bakery-in-one in Chippendale, is full of things to like. There’s the “Dranks” selection, which includes Lebonade ($4) and home-made sodas (the Peach one is lovely and lush), and your beverage comes in a half-litre carafe, which you get to splash out into tumblers. It’s both classy and fun – no wonder the […]

White Rabbit Teahouse, Chippendale

July 19th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

White Rabbit Teahouse, Chippendale

Sometimes “good intentions” (a.k.a. the often hopeless battle against slackerdom) can take a while to accomplish. I’d wanted to visit the White Rabbit gallery since it opened late last year, when it drew a lot of noise and applause for its hypervivid collection of contemporary Chinese art. So far, those plans had come to a […]

Art and caffeine

January 18th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Art and caffeine

When she’s not busy fitting XS-sized wonders into matchboxes and leaving them city-wide for people to find, ultra-talented Sonya Gee is juggling a million creative projects. The latest one will benefit Cafe Giulia’s caffeine devotees (and draw out their inner art-collectors). Sonya has hand-decorated six sets of cups with everything from baby buntings to fake […]

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