Mary’s – Sydney

In a bar called Mary’s, you better believe their Bloody Mary ($18.0) represents. Served with grilled cheese and a crispy slice of bacon, you couldn’t really go wrong. The actual drink tastes like a meal, a bacon meal; and is suitably thick but slightly sour given the alcohol counterpart.   The mash and gravy ($5.0)  was like … More Mary’s – Sydney

Snag Stand

I am a very big fan of Snag Stand, a small pop-up-style shop at the corner of Melbourne Central’s “cool side” on La Trobe and Swanston. They are slowly expanding their creatively named ‘haute’ dogs and all of them sound promising. They have a buzzer style system so you can nick off across the road or … More Snag Stand

Le Bon Ton

Le Bon Ton Bloody Mary: Ketel-one vodka, house-smoked tomatoes, char-grilled capsicum, fresh citrus and Old Bay seasoning, house pickle juice, jalapeno hot sauce and a splash of red wine ($18.0). A very fancy Blood Mary with many layers, though ultimately slightly sweet for my liking, and definitely not thick enough. I quite enjoyed the Chili … More Le Bon Ton

BBQ Throwdown – Newmarket Hotel vs Hellenic Republic

The semi-annual BBQ Throwdown, hosted by Newmarket Hotel and featuring a worth contender (Kong last year, Hellenic Republic this year) is an event I am super psyched to attend each time. A $85 buy in buys you a six course meal from the BBQ Gods, unlimited EtOH in the form of wines, beers and cider, … More BBQ Throwdown – Newmarket Hotel vs Hellenic Republic

Meatmaiden

Meatmaiden is of course, the (little) sister (daughter) restaurant of Meatmother in Richmond. It is by no means, a small joint. That underground hideaway is a big maafakka, and because we went down on a certain public holiday where you aren’t meant to eat meat, it was pretty empty. I highly doubt it is like … More Meatmaiden

Trunk Diner

On a decidedly gluttonous (glorious) whim, a choice was made to pop into Trunk Diner for a pre-dinner dinner… a cosy greenhouse style building tucked near the top of Little Bourke housing American style food, which welcomed our stomachs with fat (friendly) open arms. I snapped up the opportunity to order the Gaytime Shake ($8.0), … More Trunk Diner