El Loco

El Loco, Surry Hills

August 27, 2014

If there is one annoying character trait I find in regards to dining out it would be that I dislike bandwagon jumping for the latest restaurant opening. I actively avoid quite a lot of new places in the first weeks because of this. El Loco was one such place, there was so much blogger attention […]

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County Dining

County Dining, Morpeth

August 24, 2014

We first met Heather Moore in her managerial role at Bacchus Restaurant in early 2012. Heather is one of those hospitality folk who just ‘get it’. She’s a welcoming host who ensures her guests are well looked after. When I heard Heather was opening her own restaurant with Chef Jamie Ryan I couldn’t wait to […]

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Muse Kitchen

Muse Kitchen, Pokolbin

August 23, 2014

When Marcos & Missy made plans to visit from NYC we decided a trip to the Hunter was required. Our group hired a luxurious architect-designed house and left Sydney for the weekend. We decided it would be best to have lunch out and about during our day touring the wineries, and Muse Kitchen seemed the […]

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Guillaume

Guillaume, Paddington

August 15, 2014

If there was a more anticipated reopening in the Sydney restaurant scene than Guillaume Brahimi’s self-titled Guillaume I have not seen it. After 12 years at Bennelong the December 31st closure was quite a public affair but thankfully ‘only’ 8 months later the French inspired Modern Australian establishment was ready to reopen. And open just […]

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A Food Story does New York

A Food Story does New York

August 9, 2014

We didn’t go to New York with the intention of blogging (other than the Michelin starred restaurants that is). But when we thought about how much research we had done before we left and how many awesome places we discovered (most through recommendations) we decided we should write about them. And so… a year after […]

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Hartsyard

Hartsyard, Newtown

June 15, 2014

Hartsyard is Gregory Llewellyn and Naomi Hart’s ‘urban homestead’. A restaurant with a focus on seasonal produce and nose-to-tail cooking with a focus on Southern American cuisine. Think fried chicken, biscuits (similar to British scones) and crazy desserts. It’s a little bit American and a little bit inner-west. Hartsyard is one of those places I’d […]

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The Stinking Bishops

The Stinking Bishops, Newtown

June 15, 2014

I can still recall the first time I walked into the fromagerie at Simon Johnson in Pyrmont. I was working as an office manager in an advertising agency and was sent to buy cheese for Friday afternoon snacks. It was the first time I’d set foot in a cheese room. I had no idea what […]

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Mary's

Mary’s, Newtown

June 15, 2014

Ever since going to New York I have had burger withdrawals. Shake Shack has left a gaping hole in my heart and I have been trying to fill it ever since. There have been many attempts to find a burger that is on the same level as the ShackBurger but alas I have been out […]

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Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney

Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney, Sydney

May 3, 2014

Having respect for every venue under the Rockpool umbrella and great admiration for the man behind it all, I have recently found myself becoming a bit of a fanboy of sorts. So when news hit that there had been a fire at Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney with extensive damage I was a bit sad. […]

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The Famous Berry Donut Van

The Famous Berry Donut Van, Berry

April 19, 2014

I’ve wanted to stop at The Famous Berry Donut Van for a very long time. But every time we’ve been through Berry we’ve either just finished a meal or are on our way to eat somewhere… or I just haven’t been able to convince Dylan to stop. Well, all of that changed when we had […]

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berry sourdough cafe

berry sourdough cafe, Berry

April 19, 2014

berry sourdough cafe is one of the first places Dylan and I blogged about. We hadn’t been to the cafe since that visit back in 2010 when we had been road tripping down to Melbourne. Since then my Grandma has moved to the south coast near Nowra and a family catch up saw a breakfast […]

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Emerson's Cafe & Restaurant

Emerson’s Cafe & Restaurant, Lovedale

April 12, 2014

We used to travel to the Hunter Valley rather frequently but have spent less time there in recent years. We were overdue for a visit and as it’s only an hour from Dylan’s mum’s place we decided the Hunter would be the perfect place to celebrate her birthday. A friend mentioned Emerson’s Cafe & Restaurant […]

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MoVida Sydney

MoVida Sydney, Surry Hills

April 5, 2014

Impromptu is what I would call this adventure. There were more booking changes and phone calls to and from the restaurant than I’d ever experienced before. A VERY late attempt at booking on a Saturday night only a day ahead may have been the catalyst but the MoVida team took it in their stride and […]

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sushi-e

sushi-e, March Into Merivale 2014, Sydney

April 4, 2014

Japanese is one of my favourite cuisines. I just love the precision that goes into it. While you can definitely recreate many dishes at home I always find that to get the most from Japanese food you need to go to a Japanese restaurant. Lex had been to sushi-e on a number of occasions with […]

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