Category Archives: Latin American

Sydney Food Diary: Bad Hombres, Surry Hills

It seems to be vegan month here at andyville. My pal Cameron decided to drop by the ‘hood for dinner, and after seeing the Netflix documentary, The Game Changers, by James Cameron, has been vegan for a month. I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Cafe con Leche, Surry Hills

I stopped by this cheery cafe on Fitzroy street for coffee a few months ago so was glad to come back with my pal Darryl for breakfast. It’s a Colombian cafe, I believe, and has a neighbourhood, authentic feel. Thus, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Contrabando, CBD

This is a good choice for going to the Opera House or hanging out at Circular Quay and on a Wednesday night was surprisingly pumping. The wait staff seem mostly Latina, and kind of the same height and look, and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Chica Bonita, Manly

So many restaurants to choose from! We came to Chica Bonita (“Pretty Girl”) because somehow they’ve managed to score a little higher than everywhere else on Zomato. So, why not? And I like Mexican food, the authentic kind and the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bar Patron, Circular Quay

Ah, so let’s see: there was Cafe Ananas, which I had a pleasant meal or two at, a French cafe at the corner of Circular Quay, a good place to go before a show at the Opera House (in this … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Jimmy Blanco, Surry Hills

I like a good concept and Jimmy Blanco is both playful and brash, announcing itself as a hybrid of Latin America and Australia, and a lot of fun. But branding wasn’t enough to save Jimmy on Friday night. I’ve actually … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pazar Food Collective, Canterbury

If the idea of Turkish-Mexican fusion food doesn’t intrigue you, what would? I’m a fan of the NYT, and of their restaurant reviews. I’ve been really happy about their new Australian desk, and then even happier to find out that … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Tio’s Cervecer√≠a, Surry Hills

I’ve always like Tio’s. And it’s been around for a rather long time, considering the ephemeral nature of Surry Hills’ market for bars and restaurants. It combines casual and cool. I love the daggy sort of inside-outside bar where the … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Calaveras, Newtown

¬†¬† We arrived a little early in Newtown before meeting our friends to go to Black Ginger, so I dragged husband to have a drink here. I’d seen the signs saying it’s a tequila bar… and hey, I like tequila. … 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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