Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Food Diary: Chaco Bar, Darlinghurst, Sydney

Thanks to my savvy pal, Andrew, we stumbled into Chako Bar for dinner, a tiny hole in the wall in Darlinghurst, a similar size to Nom, only a block away, but with a much hipper, groovier feel. With mostly one … Continue reading

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Coffee Diary: The Haven, Sydney

I’d certainly noticed Haven on the little stretch of Chalmers Street between the two entrances to Central Station, the one across from the bottom of Foveaux and the other at Devonshire Street. This place had such a buzz when we … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, the Grampians, Victoria

The Royal Mail Hotel is a two-hatted restaurant in the Grampians, some hours outside of Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria. It’s also a hotel, with a magnificent homestead, the site of Diana’s 50th birthday party a few weekends … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Cup Half Full, Sydney

I noticed that Fifi Foveaux was gone, the corner cafe in kind of a garish shade of red. I can’t barely remembering trying the place, but I think I did once. Apparently, the owners of Cup Half Full bought Fifi … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Brickfields, Sydney

I consider it a good thing to have to look up the names of food on a menu and for three items in both of the amazing ‘plates’ at Brickfields for lunch on Sunday, I did. My plate of kisir … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Orange, Surry Hills, Sydney

So, I was thinking of correcting the colour of the photos here, but the thing is: the name of the restaurant is orange, the waiter was wearing an orange apron, there were fake oranges hanging as decoration from the trellis … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Devon, Surry Hills, Sydney

Am I behind? Like really, really behind? I stumble on these reviews for the Devon which went from one location on Surry Hills to another on Danks Street. By the time, I try it, hidden in that strip of restaurants … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Gantry, Sydney

Let’s make this clear right off. That ox cheek was delicious. With some cute little shimeji mushrooms, togarashi spice, and ‘smooth’ potatoes. Well, I’m not sure I even noticed the potatoes much. The cheek was tender and melty and delicious. … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Stinking Bishops, Sydney

Hipster paradise, here at Stinking Bishops. The waiters were hip and Inner West. The patrons looked like they were in the know. The first times I’d looked, they seemed to close early in the day, but I believe demand is … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Chicken Institute, Sydney

I’d say this is the most elegant Bibimbap that I’ve ever had. Barely any rice at all (but lovely purple rice hidden underneath the centre) and mostly an explosion of colours and fresh and picked veg. It was delicious. I … Continue reading

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