Monthly Archives: March 2018

Sydney Food Diary: love.fish, Barangaroo

     While I find the meals pricey at Barangaroo, I’ve not really had a miss so far. The atmosphere, open and airy, is matched with the constant buzz of people enjoying themselves, the view, the food and each other’s company. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Baccomato Osteria, Surry Hills

Baccomoto Osteria sits right below the Cambridge Hotel on Riley Street, and it looks like they provide breakfast for the hotel guests. In the evenings, it’s been a reliable dining choice for many years for folks from the neighbourhood, no … Continue reading

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Home Cooking: Chez Panisse Almond Tart (David Lebovitz)

Lord, this was good! I first started following David Lebovitz’s website and newsletters when living in Paris. He had wonderful hints for living in Paris, hunting down the best places to eat and buy treats, and great recipes, which always … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Jimmy Blanco, Surry Hills

I like a good concept and Jimmy Blanco is both playful and brash, announcing itself as a hybrid of Latin America and Australia, and a lot of fun. But branding wasn’t enough to save Jimmy on Friday night. I’ve actually … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Vietnamese Healthy Rolls, Surry Hills

It’s a charmless part of Elizabeth Street, just south of Cleveland, so a perfectly charming Vietnamese cafe gets extra points. Also, the air of mystery was intriguing since it’s hard to actually tell what the name of the restaurant is. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante My rating: 5 of 5 stars There was no question on finishing this book that I’d be reading the rest of the novels… but I was surprised at how I swept into it. First, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Shift Eatery, Surry Hills

If you check out the slightly tricky graphics of the signage for Shift Eatery you’ll note that the feel is contemporary, with a technological edge. This is not how, in the past, you’d try to sell people on vegetarian (or … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bread & Circus, Alexandria

Yup, it was delicious. Conveniently located across from Dan Murphy’s (I’m only kind of joking), this warehouse space has always been appealing as a place for coffee, a snack or breakfast. Bread & Circus is brightly coloured and whimsical, and … Continue reading

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2018 in lists: concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV

(Obviously, a work in progress…) Concerts, Shows, Theatre, Exhibitions & Words Muriel’s Wedding, the Musical: Loved the adaptation and update, music and cast. A fun show. I wonder if it will transfer overseas. Darlinghurst Nights, Hayes Theatre: A thirty-year old … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Tokyo Laundry, Circular Quay

The entire Gateway complex was heaving. Heaving. On a Monday night. That tells me how great the need was for reasonably priced food in Circular Quay, probably Sydney’s most dense tourist area. And we needed something to eat before the … Continue reading

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