Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Sydney Food and Drinking Diary: The Bar, Sir Stamford Hotel, Circular Quay

Just a block or two up from Circular Quay, this is a great location for a drink or light dinner, on your way to or from the Quay, or as a destination on its own. The Bar has a fun … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires Food Diary: El Preferido de Palermo

So, food blogging while abroad… It’s interesting to see which websites have a presence in which countries. Zomato, my preferred restaurant review site, doesn’t cover Argentina, so I’ve posted a few reviews up on Yelp. Yelp doesn’t cover Uruguay, so … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Cafe Rumah, Surry Hills

So I see from the other reviews here that I’m missing out on trying some excellent Malaysian snacks. So, that’s what I’ll do the next time. In the meantime, I’ve had coffee here twice, and it’s very good. And the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: My Duo Pie Chain, Ultimo

My assumption is that ‘chain’ meant that this is a chain of snackeries from somewhere in the world. I asked the guy behind the counter where the chain was from, and he said ‘China’. But since I can’t find anything … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Jarern Chai Boon Cafe

The idea of a cool fusion Thai cafe in the middle of an excellent Thai grocery store is pretty appealing; when the folks bringing it to you are Chat Thai, that’s even better. I think that’s the reason why I … Continue reading

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Paris Food Diary: Le Servan, the 11th

Let’s take a little step back to May to report on an interesting ‘neo-bistro’ in the 11th, right around the corner from the last AirBNB we stayed in Paris near Bastille. I am a sucker for NYT food reviews, and … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: The Reformatory Caffeine LAB, Surry Hills

I pretend to know something about coffee, but it’s basically a visceral experience for me. Most coffee in Sydney is delicious. Occasionally, something about the flavour or temperature will make me think, ‘This is a really good coffee’. Sometimes, there’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Edition Coffee Roasters

Just over a year ago, I proposed Edition Coffee Roasters for a coffee meeting because it seemed to be exactly between Surry Hills and Potts Point… My coffee was delicious. The freshly baked cinnamon buns smelled too heavenly to pass … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Cape Comorin, Cremorne

Basic, tasty Indian food. We were on the way to see the worst movie ever made (‘The Room’) at the Orpheum and needed somewhere to eat. There are quite a few restaurants on that strip of Military Road, so we … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Local Bar, CBD

My stars! Up and down. I think there’s a certain amount of wit about calling a restaurant, ‘The Local’, especially when rather than referring to your neighbourhood pub, it’s a restaurant in the courtyard of the enormous 161 Castlereagh Street, … Continue reading

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