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New podcast – Monty Koludrovic, The Dolphin, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

New podcast – Monty Koludrovic, The Dolphin, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

“I was the guy who had the cream gun explode, trying to top the iced coffee.” Monty Koludrovic‘s early days in hospitality were “pretty calamito...

New podcast – Josh Niland, Saint Peter, Fish Butchery

New podcast – Josh Niland, Saint Peter, Fish Butchery

Josh Niland can make fish scales taste like sugary cereal and fish eyeballs resemble prawn crackers. In his hands, seafood can become Christmas ham, mortadella ...

New podcast – Jordan Toft, Bert’s, Coogee Pavilion, Bar Topa, The Collaroy

New podcast – Jordan Toft, Bert’s, Coogee Pavilion, Bar Topa, The Collaroy

Jordan Toft has been a chef for Saudi royalty and he’s run a chalet in the Haute-Savoie in the French Alps. In Sydney, he’s known for his work at Be...

New podcast – Kirsha Kaechele, Eat The Problem, MONA

New podcast – Kirsha Kaechele, Eat The Problem, MONA

Sweet and sour cane-toad legs. Multiple cat recipes. A deadly cocktail you’re not meant to serve. These are some of the fascinating (and deliberately provocat...

New podcast – Ardyn Bernoth and Roslyn Grundy, Good Food and Good Food Guide

New podcast – Ardyn Bernoth and Roslyn Grundy, Good Food and Good Food Guide

Eating near a nuclear submarine base on a Chinese island and dining with Tamil tea pickers in Sri Lanka – these are some of the memorable meals that Ardyn Ber...

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

  • Bella Brutta, Newtown
    Bella Brutta, Newtown

    It’s a telltale sign: over its opening weekend, I had pizza from Bella Brutta in Newtown three times. I guess I’ve been caught out being a mega fan? Not that I was ever...

  • 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...

  • 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

Kingdom of Rice, Tennyson Hotel, Mascot
Kingdom of Rice, Tennyson Hotel, Mascot

Kingdom of Rice in Mascot is a best-of compilation of Cambodian food – as remastered by some familiar names from Acme. Mitch Orr, Cam Fairbairn, Lillia McCabe (back from Singapor...

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Podcasts

New podcast – Monty Koludrovic, The Dolphin, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
New podcast – Monty Koludrovic, The Dolphin, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

“I was the guy who had the cream gun explode, trying to top the iced coffee.” Monty Koludrovic‘s early days in hospitality were “pretty calamitous”, but one t...

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Travel

New podcast – Jordan Toft, Bert’s, Coogee Pavilion, Bar Topa, The Collaroy
New podcast – Jordan Toft, Bert’s, Coogee Pavilion, Bar Topa, The Collaroy

Jordan Toft has been a chef for Saudi royalty and he’s run a chalet in the Haute-Savoie in the French Alps. In Sydney, he’s known for his work at Bert’s (which wa...

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Zines

Speak-easy #15: Cities (Tokyo, Amsterdam, New York, Paris, Hobart)
Speak-easy #15: Cities (Tokyo, Amsterdam, New York, Paris, Hobart)

This zine recaps some of my favourite meals and experiences in these cities: from dishes that cost only a handful of dollars (and converted instantly into great memories) to Michel...

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