Monthly Archives: January 2017

Sydney Food Diary: Good Luck Pinbone, Kensington

So, it would seem like you have until the end of July 2017 to get to the pop-up restaurant Good Luck Pinbone, which took over from a Japanese takeaway, and whose building will be demolished at a certain point. I’ve … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Young Alfred Bar, Circular Quay

Good old Sydney went from absolutely swelteringly hot to a torrential downpour on early Tuesday evening. I’d wanted to try the Spice Room in Circular Quay but man, is that place busy. Perhaps it’s a go-to spot for pre-theatre meals. … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: A Brewer’s Tale Cafe, Darlinghurst

This little corner of Darlinghurst goes through rather a bit of a changeover and it’s taken me a while to get to this latest incarnation: A Brewer’s Tale Cafe. It’s really just a placeholder though. The menu looks GREAT with … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Black by Ezard, Star City (Pre-Theatre Menu)

I don’t often have two reviews up for the same restaurant but this recent meal was much different than the first, which was a special Entertainment dinner with Penfolds, matching food with wine. This meal was a pre-theatre one (before … Continue reading

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Book review: Sharon Olds’s Odes

Odes by Sharon Olds My rating: 5 of 5 stars I feel some surprise to think how long I’ve been reading the poetry of Sharon Olds, perhaps to find myself so old! From her first books I read, I was … Continue reading

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2017 in lists (Concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV)

(Obviously, a work in progress…) Concerts, Shows, Theatre & Words Ladies in Black, Lyric Theatre, January: An Australian homegrown musical with music by Tim Finn of Crowded House, this show got great reviews when it was being developed a year … Continue reading

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Sydney Food and Drinking Diary: The Bar, Sir Stamford Hotel, Circular Quay

Just a block or two up from Circular Quay, this is a great location for a drink or light dinner, on your way to or from the Quay, or as a destination on its own. The Bar has a fun … Continue reading

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Travel Diary: El Calafate to Torres del Paine (and back!)

If you are travelling from Sydney to Latin America, it seems that the routes divide between your frequent flyer plan. If you are with One World, you go through Santiago (and from there to anywhere else) and if you are … Continue reading

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