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Good Podcast, Crap Drawing exhibition at New Moon, Lewisham

Good Podcast, Crap Drawing exhibition at New Moon, Lewisham

I first met Anna Vu at MCA Zine Fair – she was selling a zine that illustrated 20 memorable dishes she’d eaten in New York (so yes, there was zero decis...

New podcast – Sharon Salloum, Almond Bar, Three Tomatoes, #CookForSyria

New podcast – Sharon Salloum, Almond Bar, Three Tomatoes, #CookForSyria

It’s not surprising that Sharon Salloum would pursue a career in food – her dad has a thing for DIY cooking devices and even pioneered a shopping-trolle...

New podcast – Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

New podcast – Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Samin Nosrat has written one of the most-talked-about and celebrated cookbooks of the last year, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Her trophy shelf includes a James Beard ...

New podcast – Eve Yeung, Noma

New podcast – Eve Yeung, Noma

The first restaurant Eve Yeung ever worked at was Noma – yes, the Copenhagen establishment named the World’s Best Restaurant four times. So how did ...

New podcast – Alexandra Carroll (Alex Craig), New York and Paris

New podcast – Alexandra Carroll (Alex Craig), New York and Paris

They’re two of the dining capitals of the world and they’re explored (and beautifully photographed) by Alexandra Carroll in her books, New York: An ...

Bars


Bad Hombres, Surry Hills
Aug 24, 2017 | 4 Comments | Read →

“I don’t know what I’m eating, but it tastes amazing,” my friend Tabitha says about the menu at Bad Hombres in Surry Hills. You don’t need to carry ou...

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...

Cafes


Yes, there’s a sandwich at Saga named after me
Dec 20, 2017 | 2 Comments | Read →

So file this under “Unexpected Things That Happened To Me This Year”: I have a sandwich named after me. Yes, if you go to Saga in Enmore, you can order the “Lee T...

Paperboy, Concord and Dutch Smuggler, Sydney CBD
Nov 19, 2017 | 1 Comment | Read →

Every cafe that opens nowadays seems to have at least one pin-up dish, designed to look good when framed in Instagram. At Paperboy in Concord, there’s no doubt it’s the...

Cool Mac, The Grounds of the City, Joe Dough, Joseph Hyde and more
Sep 21, 2017 | 1 Comment | Read →

Cool Mac in Kirribilli offers a version of avocado on toast that’s a) not boring b) legitimately worth ordering and c) good enough to almost “compel you to give up any ...


Restaurants

  • Juan Bowl & Tea, Redfern
    Juan Bowl & Tea, Redfern

    Juan Bowl & Tea in Redfern is pretty upfront about what it does – this eatery has a hyper-focused interest in serving donburi (Japanese rice bowls) and well-brewed tea. So, n...

  • Mr Liquor’s Dirty Italian Disco, Tennyson Hotel, Mascot
    Mr Liquor’s Dirty Italian Disco, Tennyson Hotel, Mascot

    A bottle shop used to be a quick booze-hoarding stop before heading somewhere more important. Mr Liquor’s Dirty Italian Disco proves why it should be the main destination. Se...

  • 10 years ago today, I started this food blog. And …
    10 years ago today, I started this food blog. And …

    Food has become my favourite conversation-starter. Anyone – from a three-year-old to a gastroenterologist to a taxi driver – has an opinion on what’s worth eating. It’s pro...

  • Yellow, Potts Point and other vegetarian stories
    Yellow, Potts Point and other vegetarian stories

    Last year, Yellow in Potts Point got reclassified as a vegetarian restaurant. Adam Wolfers and Brent Savage kept the brunch menu intact (bacon and its friends got protected status)...


Favourites

Juan Bowl & Tea, Redfern
Juan Bowl & Tea, Redfern

Juan Bowl & Tea in Redfern is pretty upfront about what it does – this eatery has a hyper-focused interest in serving donburi (Japanese rice bowls) and well-brewed tea. So, n...

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Podcasts

Good Podcast, Crap Drawing exhibition at New Moon, Lewisham
Good Podcast, Crap Drawing exhibition at New Moon, Lewisham

I first met Anna Vu at MCA Zine Fair – she was selling a zine that illustrated 20 memorable dishes she’d eaten in New York (so yes, there was zero decision-making needed: I...

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Travel

Africola, Adelaide
Africola, Adelaide

If I hit replay on the best meals I had in the last year, strong memories of dinner at Africola in Adelaide keep resurfacing. Sure, I’ve been lucky enough to have dined at so...

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Zines

New zine – Speak-easy #14: the work issue
New zine – Speak-easy #14: the work issue

While I’m looking for a new job, I hope it’s not too shameless to shill copies of my latest zine? I guess the theme is “work”, so that makes it semi-appropr...

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