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New podcast – Jock Zonfrillo, Orana, Blackwood Bistro

New podcast – Jock Zonfrillo, Orana, Blackwood Bistro

At age 11, Jock Zonfrillo started working in restaurants – initially, as a dishwasher. “I very quickly surmised that I was on the wrong side of the ...

New podcast – Myffy Rigby, Palisa Anderson, Trisha Nelson (Live at Rootstock)

New podcast – Myffy Rigby, Palisa Anderson, Trisha Nelson (Live at Rootstock)

Good Food Guide editor Myffy Rigby, Chat Thai and Boon Cafe co-director Palisa Anderson and an actual legit winemaker, Trisha Nelson who runs Ajola in Lazio, It...

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 we...

New podcast – Morgan McGlone, Belles Hot Chicken

New podcast – Morgan McGlone, Belles Hot Chicken

Morgan McGlone’s fried chicken has scored a standing ovation. At an event run Noma’s René Redzepi, no less. Feeding the top chefs at MAD, the famou...

Yes, there’s a sandwich at Saga named after me

Yes, there’s a sandwich at Saga named after me

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 or...

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 | 1 Comment | 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

New podcast – Jock Zonfrillo, Orana, Blackwood Bistro
New podcast – Jock Zonfrillo, Orana, Blackwood Bistro

At age 11, Jock Zonfrillo started working in restaurants – initially, as a dishwasher. “I very quickly surmised that I was on the wrong side of the flying frying pan.&#...

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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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