Wish Bone, Enmore

I’ll always have a soft spot for Enmore. Night Owl used to live there prior to us moving in together, and it served her well during her bartending gig at The Gretz, which was the sister bar to the infamous Hartsyard up the street towards Newtown Station. I still remember the absolute chaos that occurred when Gregory Llewellyn and Naomi Hart…

Maybe Frank

Night Owl has told me before that Italian is one of her least-favourite cuisines to have out. For her, there’s often a too-heavy hand when it comes to seasoning, can be carb-laden, and she reckons I make some of the best pasta that she has ever had (beams). Pizza dough however, is something I have never…

Hartsyard

The end of the year, when it creeps up on you, is always a scary thing as it forces you to reflect and look back on what you have done – or haven’t done – during the year that has passed. I’ve built more of a camaraderie with my colleagues at work, probably baked and…

The Edwards

Now that its the New Year,  it’s all about getting back into schedule. On top of the start-of-the-year office scramble after a two week shut-down, I’ve taken on another permanent group dance fitness class during the week and I’m certainly feeling all of the luxurious eating and drinking that happened over the Christmas and New…

Dead Ringer

And we are into the new year with our first new blog review! I hope you had a wonderful silly season with your nearest and dearest – I know that personally I spent a lot of it out and about and so I am not feeling overwhelmingly rested and ready for my return to the…

The Stoned Crow, Broadway

I sometimes miss the simplicity of my university days. As a Macquarie University graduate, I had the benefit of a sprawling campus with luxurious grasslands to sunbathe on during lunch breaks and a beautifully sparkling lake to admire from the rooftop of the student bar over a Thursday afternoon. Staying there for five years, I…

Vodka High Tea @ Food Society

I was quite a tomboy when I was growing up. During the early years of primary school I got along with both the girls and the boys, but it was the company of the boys I enjoyed the most – because they did all the exciting things. Climbing trees, crawling with your belly in the dirt, rolling…

Bowery Lane

I’m a person who has not traveled much, but has traveled enough to know that I want to explore more of the world. At the quarter-life age of 25, I have only been to parts of Malaysia, Singapore, Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne, Belgium, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, and of course, Taiwan. It has only been recently, perhaps a…

Stitch Bar

It used to be that if you wanted a drink in Sydney, you had the choice of a typical pub with fraying carpet and Toohey’s New and VB on tap, a nightclub with its characteristic sticky floor and flashing strobe lights, or a particularly high-end cocktail bar, usually attached to a posh high-end hotel. I…

SoCal

First of all, I do apologise profusely for the delay in posting. I moved into my new apartment last Thursday evening and simply haven’t had the time to gather my thoughts. Not to mention the kitchen has the oldest stovetop and oven I’ve ever seen…! It truly takes vintage to a whole new level! I remember gaping…

Li’l Darlin

Google Maps has not been kind to me. While I’ve probably not been very nice to the poor thing by shouting at it to talk to me during driving or tapping at it furiously during that April Fool’s Pokemon session, I don’t think I’m worthy of the treatment I’ve been getting from it lately. I had…

Pilu

As a very belated birthday present and congratulations on my recent admission as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW, the Sister and her fiance offered to take me out for lunch, as is customary with celebrations involving yours truly. As I have mentioned on previous occasions, I’m much more of a person who…