Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Sydney Food Diary: Firedoor, Surry Hills

What does a 169-day dry aged rib of beef taste like, cooked medium rare, over fire, and costing $200? Well, it tastes like steak, the finest steak I’ve ever eaten. The crispy burned bits of fat melt in the mouth. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Caffe Bartolo, Surry Hills

Taking over from where Bill’s was located FOR 23 YEARS (before moving next door), Caffe Bartolo doesn’t necessarily have to compete with Bill’s, just welcome the overflow. After all these years and on a Sunday morning, the line-up for Bill’s … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Organic Bread Bar, Paddington

There’s something very charming about the Organic Bread Bar. To sit and have a coffee just outside the bakery, with a view of delicious baked goods, in leafy Paddington, is a charming experience. Even though it’s on South Dowling Street, … Continue reading

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Italy Food Diary: Li Jalantuùmene, Monte Sant’Angelo, Gargano

Last year’s big holiday was in Italy, like the year before. We did some of the famous cities closer to Rome like Siena and Orvieto, before heading across Abruzzo (beautiful and natural) to spend some days in the Gargano peninsula, … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Maybe Sammy, Harrington Street

Maybe Sammy is a ridiculously cool and fun bar, tucked away on Harrington Street in the Rocks. It has won a slew of impressive-sounding awards, such as making it onto the World’s 50 Best Bars list for 2019, as the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Northeast Restaurant, Chinatown

While it seems like they have two of these restaurants already in Sydney, in Kingsford and Eastwood, the branch we went to on Dixon Street in Chinatown, at the very north end, seems like it must be new, as there … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Johnny Goes Italian, Darlinghurst

I never made it to Fishbone, the previous incarnation of Johnny Goes Italian but I have made it to Buffalo Dining Club, a sister restaurant, and here, I got the same vibe. It’s a really cool vibe. It’s hipster and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Madame Nhu, Surry Hills

I was surprised to find out I haven’t blogged Madame Nhu’s before. Like it’s sister restaurant Xage on Crown Street, which has now become an Asian fusion pasta bar, it’s been around for a long time, making dependably delicious Vietnamese … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Martini Cafe, Newtown

Wow. 40 degrees on a Saturday morning. It was hot in Sydney. So we were looking for somewhere with a table and not out in the sun! The Martini Cafe had a cute table available right in front of the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Son of Frank, Darlinghurst

We were looking for somewhere for an easy meal after drinks at the Green Park and one of our party mentioned this restaurant, which I’d heard of and had been meaning to try. Long ago, I remember Sel et Poivre … Continue reading

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