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Otto Ristorante

Otto Ristorante, Woolloomooloo

January 8, 2015

While everyone else was returning to work after the Christmas break Dylan and I had an extra week off to enjoy some downtime and make the most of summer before kicking off another busy year. And while everyone else was at work the smart thing to do was book a long lunch at a restaurant […]

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Hare & Grace

Hare and Grace, Melbourne (Closed)

October 30, 2014

When Dylan had to fly down to Melbourne for work there was one thing on my mind, a sneaky weekend feasting in one of our favourite cities. And so it came to be that I flew down to Melbourne on Thursday and headed straight for Hare & Grace. Hare & Grace was Raymond Capaldi’s restaurant […]

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Black Star Pastry

Black Star Pastry, Rosebery

October 4, 2014

After a morning workout at trampoline land, Sky Zone, what better way to spend the afternoon that a long lunch at Da Mario followed by dessert at Black Star Pastry. Yes, that is indeed how I planned our Saturday morning adventure to the inner west with Arch & Mim. After all, life is all about […]

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Four Frogs Creperie

Four Frogs Creperie, Mosman

September 21, 2014

The last time we were in Melbourne we sussed out the crepe offering at Roule Galette which wasn’t too shabby at all, but I was keen to find a crepiere closer to home to satisfy my crepe cravings. And when in the space of just a few days a handful of people told me about […]

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Sweet Belem

Sweet Belem, Petersham

August 31, 2014

I’d always heard Sydney’s best Portuguese tarts could be found at Sweet Belem but I never realised they were located in Petersham. That changed for the better over a feast at The Oxford Tavern. Demolishing a platter of meats and relaxing with a few drinks our friend Lil started telling us a little more about […]

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The Oxford Tavern

The Oxford Tavern, Petersham

August 31, 2014

I can’t say the old Oxford Tavern is a place I ever visited. But the new digs is somewhere I’ve wanted to suss out for a while, especially since Jamie Thomas installed ‘Black Betty’ the smoker. A catch up with friends was the perfect excuse for a Sunday sesh. And what better way to spend […]

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Cho Cho San

Cho Cho San, Potts Point

August 28, 2014

Cho Cho San is the second joint venture of restaurateur Sam Christie and chef Jonathon Barthelmess (the first being The Apollo). Ever since opening in June the interwebs has been filled with smoked duck steamed buns, Petuna ocean trout, fried chicken and udon. With Japanese being one of Dylan and my favourite cuisines we had […]

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4Fourteen

4Fourteen, Surry Hills

August 27, 2014

Back in 2011 we dined at The Four in Hand Dining Room and have always talked about checking out 4Fourteen. But we talk about a lot of restaurants and of course it just ended up on that never ending list of ours. When the New Yorkers were in town they’d flagged 4Fourteen as a place they’d […]

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County Dining

County Dining, Morpeth

August 24, 2014

We first met Heather Moore in her managerial role at Bacchus Restaurant in early 2012. Heather is one of those hospitality folk who just ‘get it’. She’s a welcoming host who ensures her guests are well looked after. When I heard Heather was opening her own restaurant with Chef Jamie Ryan I couldn’t wait to […]

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Muse Kitchen

Muse Kitchen, Pokolbin

August 23, 2014

When Marcos & Missy made plans to visit from NYC we decided a trip to the Hunter was required. Our group hired a luxurious architect-designed house and left Sydney for the weekend. We decided it would be best to have lunch out and about during our day touring the wineries, and Muse Kitchen seemed the […]

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A Food Story does New York

A Food Story does New York

August 9, 2014

We didn’t go to New York with the intention of blogging (other than the Michelin starred restaurants that is). But when we thought about how much research we had done before we left and how many awesome places we discovered (most through recommendations) we decided we should write about them. And so… a year after […]

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Hartsyard

Hartsyard, Newtown

June 15, 2014

Hartsyard is Gregory Llewellyn and Naomi Hart’s ‘urban homestead’. A restaurant with a focus on seasonal produce and nose-to-tail cooking with a focus on Southern American cuisine. Think fried chicken, biscuits (similar to British scones) and crazy desserts. It’s a little bit American and a little bit inner-west. Hartsyard is one of those places I’d heard […]

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The Stinking Bishops

The Stinking Bishops, Newtown

June 15, 2014

I can still recall the first time I walked into the fromagerie at Simon Johnson in Pyrmont. I was working as an office manager in an advertising agency and was sent to buy cheese for Friday afternoon snacks. It was the first time I’d set foot in a cheese room. I had no idea what […]

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The Famous Berry Donut Van

The Famous Berry Donut Van, Berry

April 19, 2014

I’ve wanted to stop at The Famous Berry Donut Van for a very long time. But every time we’ve been through Berry we’ve either just finished a meal or are on our way to eat somewhere… or I just haven’t been able to convince Dylan to stop. Well, all of that changed when we had […]

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