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Sydney Food Diary: Misfits, Redfern

Seems to be a few new places in Redfern, and I wanted to go somewhere I haven’t been before: Misfits sounded like a good option. The name reminds me of an old-fashioned gay bar, somewhat awkward and trying too hard. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Forresters, Surry Hills

Like the venerable Clock Hotel a few blocks away, and even the White Horse (now, the Horse), even closer, the Forresters has stood the test of time. I’m sure it’s been through management changes over the years. Gone is the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bang Street Food, Surry Hills

Just across the street from Bang Street Food, Bill’s has moved a few doors down into a new spot (most recently a pop-up restaurant specialising in dishes with avocado, and much longer back than that, the famous Marque restaurant), a … 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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Melbourne Food Diary: Cutler & Co, Fitzroy

Cutler & Co is one of Andrew McConnell’s restaurants, also famous for Cumulus. It’s been around for a while but the renovation is fairly recent. We loved it: a big NYC warehouse feel. We opted for the Chef’s Selection, six … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Handpicked Cellar Door, Chippendale

Right at the end of Spice Alley in Chippendale is Handpicked Cellar Door. And what a fun place to hang out. I love visiting vineyards and tasting different wines, and this place brings the cellar door experience right to you, … Continue reading

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Melbourne Food Diary: Dex2rose Nitrogen Gelato, Little Bourke Street

Four Sydneysiders in Melbourne checking out the local offerings. We decided to get dessert, and one of our party led us here. Sometimes you just go with the flow. This place is hilarious. It’s great people-watching. Seems to have a … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Two Daughters, Surry Hills

How about this weather? These burst of rain, not heavy, but enough to soak you. I even checked the satellite before heading out to do a chore, and while I had planned on treating myself to a coffee, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Ramon’s Books

After the memorial for Ramon, I was about to leave when I heard his sister asking a small group of people, ‘What shall we do with his books? They were his most prized possessions. How can we get them to … Continue reading

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Melbourne Food Diary: Self Preservation, CBD

The friends who brought us here had come for dinner and think the food is great! For dinner that is. While amused by the retro furnishings and feel (and formica top on the table), the food was just OK. My … Continue reading

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