Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Food Diary: Bootsdarling

I wasn’t expecting this Sunday morning to be able to get a table here, as I remember another time I went it was packed out. I’m surprised I didn’t review it at the time! My latte was strong, like I … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Est. Restaurant, Sydney

We’ve been cutting down on high-end meals lately… I think if you have too many of them, it not only knocks down the bank account, but you lose a bit of what makes each one special. But an Entertainment Book … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Gratia, Surry Hills. Sydney

  A few months ago, I stopped by for coffee at this social enterprise cafe. How interesting, I thought. Profits to charity? I couldn’t help but applaud, but I was drawn to have coffee because it looked like a nice, … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Buon Gusto, Redfern/Darlington, Sydney

So, around Eveleigh Markets is kind of confusing. Cornerstone Bar seems like it should be a great idea, but we’ve been turned away because of a VIP function, and then, with an absolutely packed theatre event finishing (and patrons wanting … Continue reading

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Grog Diary: Nordic Liqueurs

It’s a bit of an interesting timeline to learn that since we travelled to Sweden, Finland and Denmark in Oct 2013 that it’s taken us basically two years and four months to finish up two different bottles of Swedish liqueur. … Continue reading

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Food Diary, Folonomo, Surry Hills, Sydney

So, a financier (which is a good word, isn’t it?) named Matthew Byrne has financed a ‘social enterprise’ restaurant and cafe called Folonomo (For Love Not Money) and Grazie respectively. I’m expecting they pay their staff a proper wage, and … Continue reading

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Food Diary, Ichiba Sushi, Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

I don’t know what exactly will happen to these sushi restaurants with Tsukiji soon due to move to a new location. So, it was a MUST to take my better half (and myself) to morning sushi at the fish market, … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Grandma’s Little Bakery, Alexandria, Sydney

I have to admit to being most of all charmed by the juxtaposition: homestyle, homey food, as if your grandma would make it, if your grandma was israeli. But the setting is Sydney warehouse cool, a big open space in … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Artificer Specialty Coffee, Surry Hills, Sydney

I like the concept: coffee, just coffee. No frills, limited seating, no food or other items. And it’s got a buzz: it’s one of the top rated coffee houses in Sydney on BeanHunter, and it always seems busy. The minimalist … Continue reading

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Food Diary: La Mesa, Chinatown, Sydney

Just around the corner from Dixon Street near Chinatown, and up a flight of stairs is La Mesa, a Filipino restaurant that looks like it’s been comfortably here for a while. Saturday night, we go at 5:30pm or so, super-early … Continue reading

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