The best place to get slow cooked BBQ in the hills! – Fire & Brimstone*

*Thanks Angela from Men at Work Communications for inviting us to the launch of Fire & Brimstone  Hillside Hotel was my uni watering hole not too long ago but boy has it changed. Above the bar where I used to pick up a Malibu and Coke before hitting the dance floor, sits the new Fire…

That Fox Force Five Joke from Pulp Fiction – Ketchup

Thank you @fcba for the invite and @ketchupcanteen for your hospitality! “So there’s Papa Tomato, Momma Tomato and Baby Tomato walking along the street. Baby Tomato starts lagging behind, and Papa Tomato starts getting really angry. So, he turns around and squishes Baby Tomato and says, ‘Ketchup.’” – Mia Wallace This joke sprang into my…

A smashing brunch in the heart of Surry Hills – Pablo’s Vice

*Special thanks to Ompty Media for inviting us to try this venue. This long-established cafe has seen it all. For the last 20 years, Pablo’s Vice has stood strong amongst the waves and changes in the ever-changing suburb that is Surry Hills. Starting its humble beginnings as a simple espresso bar, the cafe has grown…

Freshly smoked from Tasmania

Thank you Tracey from Impressions Marketing for the chance to try this product! Woodbridge Smokehouse has a beautiful yet simple philosophy; procure the finest local Tasmanian salmon and trout, then hand-smoke them using wood from their on-site apple orchard. We love this process not only because the products taste incredible, but also because Woodbridge are…

A Japanese set meal that makes you feel like you’re in the heart of Japan – Yayoi Westfield*

*Thank you FCBA, Cecilia and Plenus group for inviting us to try out the new venue I was first recommended to try Yayoi by my Japanese hairdresser; ‘It reminds me of home, and its the most authentic I’ve had so far.’ What a testament – I just had to try it! Yayoi at The Galleries…

Akira Sushi – Lane Cove

*Thank you to Cecilia from FCBA for hosting us at Akira Sushi Lane Cove! A new sushi joint has opened up amongst the cluster of shops in Lane Cove. Hidden behind Chargrill Charlie’s and a little away from the business of the walkway sits the restaurant in a little loft. Although Akira is a fresh…

* Masala Darbar

Thank you Masala Darbar and Bamboo Garden for the invite! Masala Darbar is a small, nine table Indian restaurant that is modern yet modest. They offer both Northern and Southern Indian dishes, and boasts 15 varieties of dosa. As soon as we read over their menu, we noticed how authentic their Indian cuisine is. Our…

*Hicksons Izakaya

*Thank you to Hickson’s Izakaya for inviting us to try your beautiful venue  Conveniently located right across the road from the Sydney Theatre Company sits Hicksons Izakaya. Hosting a stellar view of Walsh Bay, this is a wonderful secret spot to get away from the hustle of the city but soak in the sunny vibes. The menu lists…

I Love Pho

*Thanks Mike from Ompty for treating us to this visit to I Love Pho I Love Pho, doesn’t everyone?! I Love Pho in Crows Nest loves pho so much, they were named just that. The restaurant accommodates both an indoor dining and al fresco seating, and given the chill of the day and the nature…