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…

Mejico

I’ve often looked over at this place in curiousity all the times I’ve been lining up outside Jamie’s Italian, and its taken me some time to find the right person and right occasion to visit this place. I love good Mexican food – not quite the salsas, burritos, and mountains of sour cream, but refreshing, punchy dishes…

Match Wine Bar & Tapas

Happy Friday all! So if you had read my last post on the Coconut and Raspberry Brownies, it was my birthday two weeks ago. I had originally planned a big night out in the city with a bunch of friends, but after a long week at work and a bout of persistent headaches, I was…

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…

Contrabando

Upon my last visit to Barrafina Tapas, I had been informed that they were in the process of building a restaurant downstairs from them. The details were tantalisingly vague: a mysterious Latin restaurant with roast meats like suckling pig and salsa dancing. It sounded like an unusual idea for the quieter part of the Sydney…

Barrafina Tapas

Barrafina Tapas is located in a rather quiet corner of the Sydney CBD, situated on Bligh Street and surrounded by corporate office buildings. It was therefore no surprise to see predominantly businessmen and women at the establishment, spilling out into the outdoor dining area on the street as they chatted and mingled with a glass…

Movida Next Door

Having heard so much about the Movida restaurant in Sydney, I had put down one of Frank Camorra’s Melbourne children – Movida Next Door – as the first restaurant to visit during my brief weekend getaway to my favourite Australian city. Located a short walk from Flinders Street Station, Movida is tucked away in the…

Russell Wine Bar

It was a miserably wet and rainy evening. And not even the normal type of rain, but the rain where there’s a slight breeze that blows it sideways so that no matter how you try and stay sheltered under your umbrella, at the very least the lower half of you is guaranteed to be drenched….

Yok Thai Tapas & Wine

I’ll start off by saying that the full name of this gorgeous Thai restaurant is actually Yok Thai Gub-Glam Tapas and Wines. The word ‘Gub-Glam’ is defined as food eaten with alcoholic drinks, or snacks eaten with or between drinks; the Thai word for ‘Tapas’, really. The Sister had showed me this place some time…

Wooden Spoon Bar & Restaurant

‘ I told you we got off the bus too early,’ I hissed as we jogged across the crossing, the little red man flashing at us. ‘ Better to be safe than sorry’, Lara Croft retorted back at me as she also struggled with power-walking in her new heels. I had been invited to an…

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…

Twelve

‘Sure, I can do that night. Where do you want to go, by the way?’ ….. ‘Why don’t YOU choose? I’m in the mood for pizza and/or tapas. You find a place.’ This conversation probably requires some background. This was a brief Facebook post that occurred between myself and girlfriend Blondie on the weekend, where we had…