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Fine Spirit Expo 2015 - Gin & Vodka Edition | Sydney

Fine Spirit Expo 2015 - Gin & Vodka Edition | Sydney

When it comes to the strong stuff, whiskeys and spiced rums are usually my drink of choice these days, but with vodka being a past staple in my drinks cupboard (we've all been there) and gin making a spirited revival (mind the pun) in the last few years, there was no way I was going to pass up an opportunity to check out the inaugural Fine Spirit Expo, held over two sessions on 30-31 October in Sydney.

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Ramen O-San | Haymarket, Sydney

Ramen O-San | Haymarket, Sydney

From a young age, if you're anything like me, you made lists of your favourite things in your head (and no, this isn't a The Sound of Music reference!), maybe even sorted into the order of how much you liked them. Things like your top 5 chip flavours, TV shows, and friends; and later on, your favourite actresses (not necessarily because of their acting skills...), clothing brands (essentially anything that General Pants stocked), and Hugh Grant rom-coms (About A Boy, thanks for asking). I guess when we're young, these things help us define ourselves (albeit superficially) and help us make sense of the world. Having said that, I still have a list of my top chip flavours, so I guess I haven't grown up that much yet...

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Mary's CBD | Sydney CBD

Mary's CBD | Sydney CBD

While visiting Sydney last weekend, Mrs T and I found ourselves on the western side of the CBD around lunchtime (or rather, late lunchtime as it was already 2pm). We knew that there was nothing that would satisfy our near-‘hangriness’ better than a big, juicy, burger. However, that’s where we were faced with a difficult decision – Mary’s CBD or Burger Project?

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