Tag Archives: Australia

Kefi Souvlaki & Pizza Bar

AS I sat at one of the few laminated indoor tables in Kefi I overhead a suited man proclaiming to the cashier that they made the best gyros in Australia. That’s a pretty big call but probably well substantiated considering the … Continue reading

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Mad Mex Big Burrito Challenge

HERACLES reckons that the Greeks invented the burrito. His logic is simple: the burrito  is a copycat of the gyros (yeeros or yiros depending where you are from). I tried to reason with him explaining that Cortes was Spanish and it … Continue reading

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Morrison Hotel

IT was wonderful to catch up and have a beer with Chloe again. The last time I had a drink with her was back in 1989 in the Young & Jackson Hotel on Flinders Street in Melbourne. We haven’t spoken … Continue reading

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Felix

THE Baroness of Balmain was stunning (as always), and against the back drop of Justin Hemmes’ French-inspired bistro Felix, she shone like the Parisienne moonlight. As did Felix tonight. Felix is one of the gems in Merrivale’s portfolio of restaurants. … Continue reading

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Cho Dumpling King

I THINK it would be easier to get a ticket to a Jay Chou concert at Taipei Arena than a seat at Cho Dumpling King (CDK). CDK is one of the more popular little hole-in-the-wall places in the Burlington Centre … Continue reading

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Janani

Unfortunately Jannai is no longer. In its place is curry restaurant Kammadhenu (which also has a branch in Newtown). THE Deity had never been to Homebush but knew that it was somewhere near a complex of temples and shrines devoted … Continue reading

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Harry’s Singapore Chilli Crab

THE barman at the Triple Ace Bar was particularly unimpressed with the Real Evil Genius (REG) ordering a middy of Resches shandy. It was Happy Hour at the Triple Ace where schooners of Resches were only $3.50 but REG wanted … Continue reading

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