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…

Manoosh Pizzeria, Enmore

Back in late high school, to prepare us for the “workforce”, the careers advisers at my school put out a program that each Year 10 student was to do one week of work experience and one week of volunteering late in the year. For my work experience component I was sent off to the room…

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…

Leura Garage

In the period between Christmas and New Year, The SIster and I had taken the opportunity to escape the big smoke of Sydney and headed west for the cooler, quieter seclusion of the Blue Mountains. Going for a drive out of Sydney is one of my favourite things to do; it’s the holiday without requiring a…

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…

La Rosa Bar & Pizza

A few weeks ago I handed in my notice to finish up at my workplace of a year. I had been working full-time in a legal department, where we referred applicants to solicitors on a pro bono basis. While I was pleased at having reached the one year mark and stuck it out through the highs and…

The Flynn

According to the wise words of Wikipedia, Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn was an Australian actor, known for his romantic swashbuckler-style roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle. In 1935 he was married to French-born actress Lili Damita (who was one very stunningly gorgeous lady; look her up if you have the time), before they…

Pizza Pesce Birra

It was a couple of days before mum was due to return from overseas, and The Sister, her fiance and I decided to eat dinner out on our side of the bridge as the fridge was desolate. For once I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired, and when I met up with the two in Chatswood, we…

Terrazza

The morning after my epic dinner at Glass Brasserie with Fashion Obsessed Girl, Kulinary Adventures of Kath was in the mood for another foodie date and so we made plans for a ‘small’ Sunday lunch on our side of the bridge. It’s so nice having foodie friends! 🙂 Kath is fond of Italian food and suggested Terrazza,…

Frankie’s Pizza

I’m a little over the fancy bar scene. As sophisticated and stylish as they are in true Sydney-style, I’m more of the type of person that looks for character, charm, and quirkiness. So when a girlfriend suggested Frankie’s, I was quite interested in checking this place out. Frankie’s is located on Hunter Street, a little…

Fig, Proscuitto & Brie Pizza

Following on from my delightful purchase of a tray of figs last week, I had made something sweet already with my Fig Mascarpone Tarts, but was interested in exploring the sweetness that figs can lend to savoury foods. While the only savoury dish I’ve had was figs paired with a succulent roasted duck breast (still…

The Blackout Cafe

The majority of the North Shore is notorious for not having many ‘trendy’ dining places. Most of us common folk can’t be bothered to make the trek to our hipster neighbours in Neutral Bay, so instead we mingle in bar bistros and more casual, laidback restaurants with pizza or Thai. It was with great excitement…