Monthly Archives: August 2018

Drinking in Sydney: The Roosevelt, Potts Point

Second chances are important, right? Except the problem is, in Sydney, spoiled for choice, if you have a bad or mediocre experience, it’s not easy to decide to return somewhere when there are so many other options. On the other … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pepper Seeds, Broadway Shopping Centre

We thought Friday during the day would be easier for shopping than our usual Saturday morning at the Broadway Shopping Centre. Harris Farms was surprisingly quiet, but the mall was pretty busy. Where to eat then for lunch? We skipped … Continue reading

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Home Cooking: Keto Lasagna

We’re trying out the keto diet at the moment. I’ve found it surprisingly easy in that while cutting out carbs might seem daunting, there’s easy substitutes, and there are so many things that are appealing that are on the diet … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: O Bar and Dining, Australia Square

Way back in the mists of time, I discovered that the revolving restaurant at the top of Australia Square, Orbit Bar, and then called O Bar (and now O Bar and Dining), served great cocktails and had the best views … Continue reading

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Italy Food Diary: Il Braciere del Viale, Catania, Sicily

So, here’s a funny foodie story. I love the New York Times and the New Yorker. It’s partly a long-held fantasy about living in such a big city with so much culture, food and intelligence, even though when I spent … Continue reading

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I was a member of a teenage cult

When I was fifteen years old, I entered a program at my high school in Vancouver called B.C. Quest. It was touted as an outdoors education program, and become infamous in 2006 when one of our teachers was involved in … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Will & Co, CBD

Merivale, as far as I can see, always has its finger on the pulse. I totally buy into however they’ve fitted out a place as it somehow feels both cool and exciting to be there. Stumbling upon their new collaboration … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Burman Kitchen

Each review that I saw of the Burman Kitchen made me even more curious to try it, but I couldn’t make it to join friends when they went to dine there in Granville and hadn’t managed to organise to get … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Delfino Aperitivo #45 with Hiroyuki Sato at the Dolphin Hotel, Surry Hills

Masterful sushi Having lived in and around Surry Hills for most of my time in Sydney (since 1999), the Dolphin Hotel is a local. While the latest incarnation is a bit hectic for me to have a quiet drink, I … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: The Lab Cafe, Oxford Street

So, I noticed that the Barista’s name tag was Italian and then I heard that he had an Italian accent and was chatting in Italian with a customer, so I said, having just gotten back from Italy, ‘The coffee’s different … Continue reading

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