I’d Rather Eat McDonalds

Masquerading as a reputable establishment, La Dame d’Aquitaine, is situated inside an old crypt in the otherwise pleasant city of Dijon, France. The multitude of positive preexisting reviews for this restaurant lead me to suspect they were written before a recent change of ownership, or the less palatable idea that the reviewers had suffered from some… Continue reading

The Grind & Co

  Restaurant in an abandoned train? Rave in a semi trailer? How about a café in a shipping container? Sure, why not… add it to the list of weird shit I never thought I’d see. But Christine and Rani Ousman’s new coffee and food bar ‘The Grind & Co’ – nestled in the parking lot… Continue reading

Bach Eatery

After hearing an odd whisper or two about Bach Eatery, I thought I’d pop down one Sunday evening and see for myself what all the hype surrounding ‘New Zealand cuisine’ was about. The predictably trendy interior was actually very welcoming, and sitting at a high table to the side of the restaurant gave an almost… Continue reading

Le Pub

Descending the stairs of the CBD’s go-to French Bistro ‘Le Pub’, this seemingly trendy, tardis-like, Parisian-style establishment opens up to reveal an odd mix of ‘after work drinks’ crowd, ‘family diners’, and ‘girls night’ victims. Nonetheless, the tastefully decorated venue is quite comfortable, albeit a little raucous. Starting with a traditional entree of Escargots de… Continue reading

Silvereye

Entering Sydney’s latest fine dining hotspot Silvereye, made me feel more like James Bond than a food writer. Buzzing through the entrance, we’re ushered through a passageway of the fully restored yet still antiquitous ‘Old Clare Hotel‘, and placed in an elevator bound for the floors above. The doors open to reveal a small outdoor… Continue reading

3 Winos Trade Day

What type of person would pass up the opportunity to ingest copious amounts of vodka, wine and caviar whilst listening to Dan Aykroyd ramble on about the significance of Crystal Skulls and how they somehow relate to large-scale quantities of Vodka and en masse marketing techniques? Not I, said the Walrus. Precisely why I found… Continue reading

Craft Beer Week Launch

Ushering in Sydney’s growing obsession with Craft Beers, the annual ‘Craft Beer Week’, hosted by Joel Connolly, could as easily be named ‘Craft Beard Week’, if not for the all-too-obvious statement it would appear to make. Ekim, Batch, Modus Operandi, and the obligatory Young Henrys brands join forces to showcase Sydney’s best craft beer brewers,… Continue reading

Ribs & Burgers

Being a Dallas native by origin, I can understand the growing obsession with Texas BBQ here in Australia. One of the links I certainly did draw between this fixture of the American culinary world, and Ribs & Burgers, was the service. With a smile that could light up a thousand service stations, we were greeted… Continue reading

Master

Anyone who’s anyone seems to be trickling into this newfound Surry Hills food box set up by the two tenacious and uber-talented John Javier and his mate Jarred Roker. If any place encapsulates the combination of fine dining without the snooty never-get-laid wait staff, and trendy without the ‘too-cool-for-you’ army of bearded artisans of ‘whatever’,… Continue reading