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El Chapel, Marrickville

May 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Cafes, Latest | 3 Comments »

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 helpfully pointed out the high mortality rate of all the businesses that had optimistically tried to set up on this unforgiving stretch of Marrickville. I’m gunning for El Chapel to get […]

Dinner at Two Chaps, Marrickville

December 1st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Favourites, Latest, Restaurants | Leave A Comment »

Dinner at Two Chaps, Marrickville

Two Chaps in Marrickville is one of my favourite places for dinner right now. You’re given such an insanely generous amount of food that you wonder if the waiter might secretly be your grandmother – you know, the kind that sees empty plates as their arch-enemy. The set menu here is rustic, Italian and such […]

West Juliett, Marrickville

May 8th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Cafes | 1 Comment »

West Juliett, Marrickville

Just to prove that the inner west is currently overachieving on the “great new eatery” front, West Juliett has been an excellent addition to Marrickville since it opened in March. It was on my “to check out” list after Kate Walsh from Real Food Projects mentioned it as a place worth taking notice of; and […]

Cornersmith, Marrickville

December 28th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Cafes | 10 Comments »

Cornersmith, Marrickville

The first day that Cornersmith opened, the cafe managed to smoke out everyone I know from their nearby homes. Most new places are slow to be discovered, but this joint was full-blaze packed from the start. Maybe it says something about the pent-up hunger for a good new place to get coffee and breakfast in […]

Passionfruit meringues at Bourke Street Bakery

September 22nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

Passionfruit meringues at Bourke Street Bakery

Even though the warmer spring weather we’re hoping for seems to be running behind schedule (like a band going through a spectacularly long sound-check), there’s one consolation – the Passionfruit Meringues ($5) at Bourke Street Bakery. These started to appear, about a month or so ago, in the counter displays of the Marrickville branch. The […]

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry on FBI 94.5FM

September 20th, 2008  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry on FBI 94.5FM

So I haven’t been doing the Burger Dance (like these Lego dudes hopped up on patties-and-buns obviously are) but today I kick-started a food segment on Weekend Lunch, the FBI radio show presented by the amazing Anna Burns. Today we had our first go (or “first course”) and it was a lot of fun. Running […]

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Hi, I'm Lee Tran Lam. When not blogging with my mouth full, I'm usually writing, presenting Local Fidelity on FBi radio, making zines, producing podcasts or continually breaking promises about how I really am gonna get through my book pile one day.

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