As a kid growing up in Canberra, no family trip to Sydney would be without a stop in Haymarket (in fact, almost all of my childhood memories of Sydney are of the same 3 or 4 streets in Chinatown!).Read More
It’s a Wednesday night, and there’s a steady stream of couples, families and singles coming in to Korn Home Thai in Crows Nest for a well-earned hump day meal (and quite a few grabbing takeaway too).
As its name suggests, the restaurant is all about creating a homely place to enjoy some authentic Thai favourites.Read More
You often hear about how Sydneysiders tend to keep to their part of the city - whether it's the Eastern suburbs, the Lower North Shore, the Northern Beaches/insular peninsula, the Shire, the Inner West, or the not-so-inner-West. I guess it makes sense - each of those areas more or less have everything you'd need to live happily, and getting from one area to another can be a bit of a b!tch and chew up some valuable personal time.Read More
If there's one place in Sydney to go to for yakiniku (or as it's commonly referred to, Japanese BBQ), it's Rengaya in North Sydney. Having been open since 1993, it was the first authentic Japanese BBQ restaurant to open in Australia, and has since been an iconic destination for meat and seafood lovers alike.Read More
It seems that no conversation about Kings Cross these days is complete without debating the merits of the much-maligned lockout laws and lamenting the loss of iconic venues such as Hugo’s and Trademark. As a young man, I only had the pleasure of going out in ‘The Cross’ a few times, so I don’t have too many nostalgic memories about the place (nor too many memories about it full stop, mind you!); but it’s easy to see that it’s nothing like the glory days of old.Read More
You're sitting at a restaurant or cafe, chatting to your partner/friend/loved one sitting across from you, when a couple sits down at the table next to you. You take a quick glance at them, just to check that they're not someone you know or a C-list celebrity that you should take a smartphone pic of, and turn back to your conversation. But then you hear one of these questions being asked:
"So have you been here before?"/"Do you come here much?"
"So do you like eating <whatever cuisine or style of food the restaurant/cafe serves>?"
"So what do you do for work?"
"So how do you know <mutual friend who set them up>?"Read More