Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Sydney Food Diary: Maybe Frank, Surry Hills

If NYC was spectacular Korean and Mexican food, Sydney to me seems lately to be spectacular Italian food. It’s not fancy, but the flavours are so punchy, the execution of the dishes so great, and the prices reasonable: it’s got … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Desnuda, Williamsburg

The playlist at Desnuda was the soundtrack to my teenage years. Not only the background music but favourite songs by A-ha, Human League, Stevie Nicks and New Order. It was kind of freaking me out. Luckily, after a delicious, strong, … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: La Isla Restaurant, Williamsburg

One day, I’m at Margon in Times Square (having Cuban/Dominican food) and the next day, I’m to Puerto Rico. Or the Dominican Republic. I’m not sure. Yelp calls it both. Zomato votes Dominican. For a quick lunch in Williamsburg before … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Margon, Times Square

Just a last adventure before I leave New York City (drizzling and cold, a good day to leave) and the adventure is food from islands where they speak Spanish. This review in the New York Times for Margon made it … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Amy Ruth’s, Harlem

   I didn’t think I’d get to eat Soul Food again before I left New York City, but I took an express train in the wrong direction and ended up in Harlem. Seriously. So, after chilling out at Mist with … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Mexico 2000, Williamsburg

As a devoted foodie, my regular recommendation is that people do a little research and follow trusted friends’ recommendations in order to not waste a food experience. Why eat bad food if instead you can eat good food? So, NYC … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Blogging!

It’s been an interesting experience food blogging in NYC. Certainly, when one is on holidays, one eats out a lot more, so there’s been a real opportunity to try all sorts of food, from the very elegant (Del Posto) to … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Ippudo Westside

When Ippudo came to Sydney, there was a bit of a fuss, as I remember, and then it settled down. There are now four branches of Ippudo, all in shopping malls, and while I think the design is elegant, and … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Shalom Japan, Williamsburg

I love a story and the story of a Japanese chef and a Jewish chef falling in love and opening a fusion restaurant is pretty irresistible. I was excited to try out Shalom Japan, and what a menu it is: … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Parm, Lower East Side

My family has always been obsessed with food shows, so it’s no surprise my Mom flips to the Food Channel while we’re in New York City. One of her favourites is on, Andrew Zimmern, with a show called Bizarre Foods … Continue reading

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