Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

Ottoman Cuisine: Balloons of Empire

We celebrate things in many ways. We throw parties with drinks and music, put on special displays of skill, or create something to commemorate the moment. But through all this, one of the universal symbols of celebration is a balloon. … Continue reading

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Shorty’s: Pub ethnography

The terrace is the prize. This little raised platform a step above the lane, where you can watch the parade that constantly passes, is where everyone really wants to sit. I don’t know if it’s the slight touch of sun, … Continue reading

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Mocan and Green Grout: From behind the door

The kitchen used to have such mystique. It was hidden behind a door, where the chefs would weave their magic in secret, the miraculous final product being all the diner would see. Then along came the TV cameras, hovering inches … Continue reading

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Smoque: BBQ Nations

As the days of January tick along, we again close in on that enjoyable but somewhat meaningless holiday, Australia Day. And, as always, this brings the people who need to fill column inches to start talking about what is the … Continue reading

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Cafe Di Stasio: Twenty five and loving it

Too often we are a slave to the now. All that we care about is the next big thing, the new, the exciting. Those of us who have ever been tagged with the term “foodie” are more guilty of this … Continue reading

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The 2012 Gourmie Awards

This has been an interesting year for my little blog. From the highs of my US travels, through to the lows of the crushing laziness that has resulted in the 2012 wrap-up being published more than a week into 2013, … Continue reading

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The Artisan: Those Suburban Nights

 Name: The Artisan Address: 16 Iluka Street, Narrabundah, ACT, 2604 Ph: 02 6232 6482 Website: theartisanrestaurant.com.au Chefs: David Black and Sam McGeechan Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12.00pm-2.30pm and 6.00pm-10.00pm. The suburban shopping strip. It has always been the domain of the breakfast cafe, the fish’n’chips shop, … Continue reading

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