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New podcast – Duncan Welgemoed, Africola

New podcast – Duncan Welgemoed, Africola

Duncan Welgemoed has the most incredible “becoming a chef” origin story I’ve ever heard – it’s a crazy tale that also involves George Cloo...

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 g...

New podcast – Katherine Sabbath, baker and author of ‘Greatest Hits’

New podcast – Katherine Sabbath, baker and author of ‘Greatest Hits’

Some people have tattoos of Katherine Sabbath’s desserts – that’s how committed they are to her cakes. Given that the self-taught baker has around...

Cool Mac, The Grounds of the City, Joe Dough, Joseph Hyde and more

Cool Mac, The Grounds of the City, Joe Dough, Joseph Hyde and more

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...

New podcast – Lennox Hastie, Firedoor

New podcast – Lennox Hastie, Firedoor

Massimo Bottura once cried while eating Lennox Hastie’s food at Firedoor. When the chef behind Osteria Francescana, named world’s best restaurant in...

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


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 ...

Saga, Enmore
Mar 18, 2017 | 4 Comments | Read →

Saga in Enmore isn’t just named after a pair of sneakers that Andrew Bowden (aka Andy Bowdy) bought for nearly a grand (blame shipping costs and unfriendly exchange rates for...

Clementine’s, Pyrmont
Aug 10, 2016 | 2 Comments | Read →

From the “I’m glad you exist” files is Clementine’s in Pyrmont. Sure, the menu is as tight and tiny as the space, but it proves you don’t have to go b...


Restaurants

  • 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)...

  • Cool Mac, The Grounds of the City, Joe Dough, Joseph Hyde and more
    Cool Mac, The Grounds of the City, Joe Dough, Joseph Hyde and more

    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 ...

  • Madre, Marrickville
    Madre, Marrickville

    Madre in Marrickville opened last week and already qualifies as my new favourite pizza place. Maybe I’m a fast mover or maybe I was always pre-destined to be in its fan club,...

  • Bad Hombres, Surry Hills
    Bad Hombres, Surry Hills

    “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...


Favourites

Madre, Marrickville
Madre, Marrickville

Madre in Marrickville opened last week and already qualifies as my new favourite pizza place. Maybe I’m a fast mover or maybe I was always pre-destined to be in its fan club,...

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Podcasts

New podcast – Duncan Welgemoed, Africola
New podcast – Duncan Welgemoed, Africola

Duncan Welgemoed has the most incredible “becoming a chef” origin story I’ve ever heard – it’s a crazy tale that also involves George Clooney and ends with Du...

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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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