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Grand Duk, Sydney CBD

The Sydney CBD café scene is evolving with a constantly growing list of trendy new cafes for business meetings, lunches or after work drinks. The new look Grand Duk is one such venue, the brainchild...
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Eaton Chinese Restaurant, Ashfield

Bits and bobs about Eaton Restaurant have been entering my consciousness for several years now... However, it wasn't until recently that I finally dined there. Ashfield may be known for its abundance of Shanghainese restaurants,...
Pork crackling, IKEA Event

What you need to know about IKEA’s future menu items

My first visit to Rhodes IKEA as a kid with my parents included a lot of pretending-this-is-my-bedroom games in the display units and trying to wheedle my parents into buying me a soft toy...
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Johnny Lobster, Crows Nest

There’s a new kid on the casual lunch block and he’s bringing fresh, not-quite-brioche rolls, carnivorous Canadian lobster and lots of great flavours. The bold, red words stamped to the back wall of Johnny Lobster –...

So 9 on Danks Street

The new Vietnamese restaurant on Danks Street is a fresh take on Vietnamese food in Sydney. The warehouse conversion, stylish fittings by Melbourne design company BrandWorks and airy space gives a modern Australian spin...
Rhodes-Phoenix,-Yum-Cha

Rhodes Phoenix, Yum Cha

I have just discovered a local Yum Cha that is comparable to those in the City. Rhodes Phoenix is neatly tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Rhodes Shopping Centre (also home to giant outlet Ikea). It is the 4th child of the Phoenix Restaurants family, the other siblings being Sky Phoenix, Hilltop Phoenix and Manly Phoenix; so I suppose it's success isn't really that surprising.

Salmon & Bear, Zetland, Sydney

Transport yourself to a cabin in the middle of The Rocky Mountains, and you might just be able to replicate the feel of Chef Mark Jensen’s new venture Salmon & Bear. Located across the...
Hello-Happy,-Strathfield

Hello Happy, Strathfield

Last Monday would have been just another girly catch-up dinner at CeCi in Strathfield had I not discovered Hello Happy (to which I squealed with excitement). As you may have noticed, I'm a regular at...
The-Source-Cafe,-Newcastle

The Source Cafe, Newcastle

During a public holiday long weekend a few months ago, Zen and I snuck up to the Central Coast for some well-needed R&R. In an instance of great minds thinking alike, my sister and...
Bar Luca Burgers for Boobs burger

Bar Luca and Burgers for Boobs

Always try the cheeseburger, according to Bar Luca chef, Sarah Robbins. It’s the ultimate quality control test for an unknown burger joint: how well do they manage the most universal and basic of burgers? You’d be...

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