Monthly Archives: December 2017

Sydney Food Diary: Belloccio, Darlinghurst

If it’s a weeknight, say a Tuesday night, and it’s 10pm, and you’re in Darlinghurst or Surry Hills, you may have no other choice but to eat at Belloccio. Every other restaurant on the way from Potts Point to Oxford … Continue reading

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How to refill a long lighter

Does anyone else have this problem? I’ve never liked cigarette lighters. I spin the little metal dial, get the flame up, and then when trying to light my tea lights (which is the main reason why I would use a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Radio Cairo, Cremorne

Radio Cairo sounded to me like it could be one of thos new fusion restaurants that Sydney is a bit fond of these days (I was just at the Turkish-Mexican mash-up at Pazaar Food Collective recently). And there is a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Alex Lee Kitchen, Spice Alley, Chippendale

I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again: I think Spice Alley in Chippendale is a great place. Beautifully designed, good concept, buzzing with life. Aside from some complications to try to get an alcoholic drink, the rest of it … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pazar Food Collective, Canterbury

If the idea of Turkish-Mexican fusion food doesn’t intrigue you, what would? I’m a fan of the NYT, and of their restaurant reviews. I’ve been really happy about their new Australian desk, and then even happier to find out that … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Duck Inn Pub & Kitchen

Truthfully, there’s not a lot of choice if you want to grab a quick meal before going to a show at the Seymour Centre. So, I was intrigued to try the Duck Inn Pub, which has excellent ratings on Zomato, … Continue reading

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Travel notes: the ‘Servidor’ or the ‘Coffin Hotel Door’

After I stayed at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City in May, I wrote a little review of my experience, and the most interesting comment was posted below it, just today. I had wondered: what’s with the door? I … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Daily Eats, Surry Hills

Daily Eats is a little cafe that took over from a butcher shop in the St Margaret’s complex a bit behind Taylor Square. It specialises in healthy food, and I thought it would be a nice place for my pal … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Hughes BBQ @ the George Hotel

Ready for a meat coma? Bring friends so you can try as much as you can. A barbecue joint has opened up in the back of the George Hotel in Waterloo and it was descended upon by this year’s food … Continue reading

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A flowering cycad on our balcony

As a Canadian transplanted to Australia, my wonder at the weird flora and fauna around here is likely to never wear off. Since cycads are subtropical or tropical, I wasn’t familiar with them, nor expected to have them on my … Continue reading

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