Wednesday, July 27, 2022




Sydney Summer Streets to bring village high streets alive

The council of the City of Sydney (CoS) is working with local businesses to transform village high streets into spaces for walking, shopping and...

King hit by Covid but Parliament rises

Covid-19 has disrupted many hospitality businesses and left customers high and dry without our usual caffeine. The impact on Newtown’s much-loved Parliament on King...

New OzHarvest market offers food relief to locals

WATERLOO: A former local grocery store in the Waterloo...

Winter soup

Who doesn’t love warm, lumpy-free veggie soup on a...

Two Good’s recipe for success transforms lives

“For us it’s about creating love in a black takeaway container,” said Two Good’s head chef Jane Strode. “We work with our suppliers to get the best ingredients. Each dish is full of fresh, nutritious produce and cooked with love by our Two Good team.”

Welcome to Eatz on Abercrombie

DARLINGTON: A new name and a bright new decor! Eatz...

Introducing something unique

New gleaming white signage announces Chalmers Corner Licenced Café and Restaurant, and new owner-manager Pav (a passionate Rabbitohs supporter) is excited.

Restaurant – Pastizzi Café, Newtown

Although the little Maltese pastries are the stars here, the sit-down menu is well worth investigating.

Convenience food

Food producers are making life easier for themselves but to the detriment of our health.

Restaurant – Stix and Pita

This place is a must if you like chargrilled marinated meat and are a fan of fresh quality food.

Restaurant Review – Sek Fun Noodle House

I think this is my new favourite Chinese restaurant!


Hakiki Turkish Ice Cream

Restaurants – Anita Gelato & Cold Rock Ice Creamery

Those of you who have met me know my ample girth is testimony to a passion for things sweet and creamy, so it was with great delight that I reviewed the local ice cream/gelato/sorbet providers.

Restaurant Reviews – More burger reviews

Three more burger options.

Restaurant – Burger Review Time

This month (with more to come in February is burger review time.

VEGGIE – Don’t desert dessert!

Mmm, yummy seasonal fruit!

Restaurant – The Sultan’s Table

I returned to an old favourite restaurant and, to be frank, I was disappointed.

Restaurant – Rosso Antico

There are pizza shops and there are restaurants that serve pizza: Rosso Antico is the latter.

A tough nut to crack

I have to remind you about one of the great Australian nuts. No, it isn’t me. I’m talking about the macadamia.

Tucker Time – Indian Leaf

I rate this place A1 (despite the chewy beef) and the best Indian food at this price I know of. In Arnie’s immortal words, “I’ll be back”.

Tucker Time – Thai Square

Generous serves, good value

Tucker Time – Happy Chef

For a restaurant to survive over 30 years in the heart of Newtown it has to be doing something right.

Tucker Time – Spice Alley

Some 30 years ago I discovered the Asian food court in Dixon Street and was introduced to a new world of flavours.

Tucker Time

I'll be reviewing local dining within 15 minutes of Redfern that offer food (not including drinks) for two people for under $50

Local cafes for community

Local cafes are, of course, places for eating and drinking. However, when we visit them regularly the best of them can facilitate our experiencing the wider community.

Pears pack a punch

Pears are sensational!

Last day at Appetite Cafe

We knew the day was coming, the redevelopment on the western side of Regent Street has gathered pace, but when we met for the last day of trading, it was an emotional occasion.

Raising the bar – up on the roof

The rooftop bar will be running only in conjunction with 107’s exhibitions and creative events throughout the summer.

Add an icy twist this Christmas

I really do like cold espresso coffee with soda...

Regrow your veggie scraps 

Did you know you can regrow vegetables and herbs from the ends you would usually cast out? Recycling your veggies can save you money. It can also be enjoyable. 

Food for thought in No Meat May

No Meat May is a great campaign to participate in this month. By choosing to eat less animal products, or going meat free, you can help protect the planet, improve your health, and save living beings from suffering (

Check your pulse rate

Pulses are good for you, beneficial to farmers’ livelihoods and have a positive impact on the environment. Even though dried beans, lentils and peas have been around for centuries, they will play a fundamental role in our sustainable future.

Wildlife in the café

How did the mural project come about? I’d been going...

Local named world’s best bartender

Undertaking this competition was no easy feat. First Dula...

Barn Doors open nights

Over the past two-and-a-half years, owner-managers Joshua and Priscilla...

VEGGIE COLUMN – A good egg

I didn’t buy the eggs. My other half is...

Cappuccinos and cats

Locals and visitors can enjoy the company of cats at Catmosphere cat café.

OzHarvest pop-up café

ULTIMO: A restaurant utilising surplus food has “popped up” in Harris Street, Pyrmont. OzHarvest has taken a three-month lease on an empty restaurant space owned by City West Housing. Ronni Kahn, founder and CEO of OzHarvest, says food destined for landfill will be transformed into gourmet, high-quality restaurant meals.

Chewing the fat in No Meat May

“At the end of the day, it’s just not sustainable in a world approaching nine billion people to demand meat every day, let alone with every meal.” Ryan Alexander is a passionate advocate for animal rights and vegetarian ethics. “Humans can live, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives without meat,” he says. “There really is no need to eat meat in our culture. It is a choice, weighed down by the inherited thinking of ‘need’ and the mass marketing machine of big business which feeds off this thinking.” He talks to Andrew Collis about the No Meat May campaign.

Sobering facts on climate change and beer industry

Climate change has caused natural disasters, political calamities, and the extinction of endangered species. But now it’s gone one step too far. Climate change is threatening beer.

Winter fruits and veggies

With regards to the fruit please make sure you...

King Street delectables

NEWTOWN: Andrew Christie (landscape architect, writer and food blogger) is a man on a mission. He and his wife Cath are eating their way from the north to the south end of King Street, sampling various menu items, comparing table service and cafe-bar-restaurant ambience as they go. “We’re about halfway now”, Andrew says, enjoying a flat white at Cafe C.

Marked veggies and fruit with bugs

Now, in my travels around fruit and veggie markets,...

Pepper Berries ripen, café to reopen

REDFERN: In February the Purple Goanna Café on 137 Redfern Street will start over as “PepperBerries at Redfern”. Newly at the helm will be Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo, the well-known Aboriginal hospitality teacher from Yaama Dhiyaan. “We want to provide fresh and easy Indigenous food for everyone and make this place feel like home. We hope this café will be a destination for everyone,” she said.

Food miles

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Crunch, pop and zing!

So it’s good to know that berries are back...

Hungry, hungry Rabbitohs

REDFERN: All year the Rabbitohs have worked hard for their success. There are so many aspects to the making of a winning team. Aside from masterful coaching and training, there is another matter of great importance: what the Rabbitohs eat!

So much more than a café

Tucked away in the industrial estates of Alexandria is a big slice of café-style heaven. The Grounds of Alexandria is situated within the gutted exterior of a 1900s’ pie factory, which explains the café’s timeless warehouse aesthetic and all-round nostalgic feel.

Chinese veggies

I was wondering if you had ever tried any of the delicious vegetables that originate from China. I have found that you can buy a number of them here in Sydney and as they are so healthy to eat I thought that I had to mention them to you.

Go vegan

Arming yourself with a little knowledge on nutrition can...

Sweet success for the Story Factory

REDFERN: Pigeonhole Gatherings is an initiative of Katie Hatch and Lauren Quinn, with graphic designer Swah who created the group’s distinctive logo. Swah also edits a zine (available from the Rag Land Cafe in Raglan St, Waterloo) and contributes online material. The three friends share an obvious love of good design and entrepreneurial community service. On Saturday June 15 Pigeonhole Gatherings hosted a Bake Sale vs Cake Stall at the Redwater Markets.

Native ingredients a recipe for success

Almost three years ago, acclaimed Danish Chef, Rene Redzepi, was invited to talk on food philosophy at the Opera House for the Sydney International Food Festival. His restaurant, Noma, several times named World’s Best Restaurant, was at the forefront of the foraging movement and Redzepi encouraged Australian chefs to look at using more of the native ingredients that were right under their eyes. “It was a little bit hard to swallow,” says Chef Raymond Kersh, who, with sister Jennice, has been championing the use of native Australian ingredients for more than 30 years.