Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Travelling Food Diary: Bauhaus, Vancouver

I’ve had many tasting menus (and matching wines), often reflecting the location of the restaurant: Copenhagen, Sydney, Buenos Aires… but I’ve never had a German-inspired contemporary menu. And to highlight Riesling wine was a good bonus. They offer a 4 … Continue reading

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Travelling Food Diary: Stage Wine Bar, Victoria, BC

I have to write Victoria, BC since if I say Victoria in Australia, people think of the state of Victoria. I don’t think most Australians know what the BC stands for but writing Victoria, Canada looks a bit weird. In … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bistro Rex, Potts Point

This place has got a major buzz about it, whenever I’ve walked by. Sometimes I get this suspicious feeling with shiny, new, popular places like this. Is it hype? Will it deliver? We popped in for a pre-theatre dinner, and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: El Loco at the Excelsior, Surry Hills

Way back when, in the mists of time, when El Loco opened up at the Excelsior, it was cause for a serious buzz. Merivale was making its mark, and could be counted on to do something interesting. It was before … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Sparrow’s Mill, CBD

With the additional name, ICG (Incredible Chicken Good), the Sparrow’s Mill is an inviting little place on Liverpool Street bustling with people and colourful. I popped in for a Monday lunch after buying lightbulbs at the only hardware store in … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Maya Vegetarian, Surry Hills

  If Homer Simpson was South Indian, instead of doughuts and saying ‘D’oh!’, would he have craved dosa and said ‘D’oh… sa’. These are the type of questions that keep me up at night. A really good dosa is a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Fonzarelli’s, Surry Hills

Happy Days. Who knew that Australians watched it too? As a Canadian kid, it was as foreign as… well, Australia, to see a depiction of 50s Americana. I was never a huge fan: I found Ralph and Potsie annoying, didn’t … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Brick Lane, Darlinghurst

There seems to be a moment happening in Sydney cuisine with some fresh, modern takes on Indian cuisine. Bring it on, I say. Nestled into a strip of restaurants on Stanley Street, Brick Lane has a cosy atmosphere. We ordered … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Five Points Burgers, North Sydney

A number of years ago, I used to go the restaurant Tomislav, a stone’s throw from the Coke sign in Kings Cross. I loved it. I remember it being inventive and high-end, with sensational service, and reasonable cost. The delicious … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: East Sydney Hotel, Woolloomooloo

So, jackfruit. Also known as breadfruit. I have seen these, in Chinatown, and during travels. How can you miss them? It looks like a huge spiky dried up watermelon (or perhaps my descriptive powers are failing me). In any case, … Continue reading

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