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That time we went to Attica (and of course, it was amazing)

September 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Travel | 3 Comments »

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 World’s 50 Best Restaurants list; bookings for two for the entirety of December disappeared in 43 seconds flat when reservations recently opened for that month; and the most respected international chefs endlessly act as […]

Mary’s CBD, LuMi and other 2014 highlights

December 31st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Latest, Restaurants, Travel | 2 Comments »

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 branch way back in July, and anticipation was as supersized as the mega Breakfast Burger ($12) that made it onto the eventual menu. Mary’s city branch opened […]

New podcasts and more

January 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Podcasts, Travel | Leave A Comment »

New podcasts and more

This post is brought to you by a lack of sleep! And some semi-news … I recently unleashed some new podcasts. If you’d like the audio company, you can listen to me chat to: Andrew Levins, who accidentally became a one-man media-storm over the last day or so, thanks to Barry O’Farrell’s ill-advised lockout laws. […]

MoVida Sydney, Surry Hills

October 9th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Favourites, Restaurants | 3 Comments »

MoVida Sydney, Surry Hills

You no longer need a boarding pass (or tolerance of long bus trips) to get into MoVida. The well-regarded Melbourne institution has just opened its first NSW outpost in Surry Hills. And while it’s less than a week old, MoVida Sydney arrives with a robust, in-built fan base – the type that will excitedly single […]

Melbourne

September 3rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Melbourne

Three days in Melbourne = many mealtimes, chased by the photo-filter haze of Instagram. Words soon, promise.

David Chang, Corey Lee and Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

February 6th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

David Chang, Corey Lee and Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Sometimes you hope for something so unlikely to happen that you can foresee the “Permission: Denied” reply before it even arrives. So, for work, I put in a request to do an email Q&A with David Chang and Corey Lee for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, thinking it’d be knocked back because they are incredibly […]

Melbourne

July 30th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bars, Cafes, Travel | 11 Comments »

Melbourne

As my parents could tell you, getting me interested in maths is a losing battle (for years, my brain and trigonometry enjoyed pretending the other did not exist). Here’s one calculation I enjoy making, though: taking a holiday and dividing it into maximum mealtimes and snack breaks – with no remainders left over. So this […]

Sweet Architextural

March 22nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 11 Comments »

Sweet Architextural

It started with a spoonful of bubblegum-flavoured bubbles. Served to me by someone who looked like an Oompa Loompa returning from ballet school. This was my introduction to Sweet Architextural, the night that Bompas & Parr and Burch & Purchese recently staged for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. The event was like a dream-sequence directed […]

Birthday surprise

February 12th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Birthday surprise

So, Will asked me to keep the weekend before my birthday free and to pack an overnight bag. A weather report was my only clue as to where we were going – “Sunny with a chance of shower”. On the same day we left Sydney, there’d be news reports of flash-floods later that evening. We […]

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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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