In the Kitchen Archive

  • I had a half the day off while my 2-week conference gig was in Brisbane. Being a sunny Saturday morning, laziness kicked in and we didn’t wander too far from the hotel and knuckled down at South Side Diner for breakfast. But I just don't think we'd be rushing to try their lunch or dinner menu after this experience.

    Breakfast at Southside Diner

    I had a half the day off while my 2-week conference gig was in Brisbane. Being a sunny Saturday morning, laziness kicked in and we didn’t wander too far from the hotel and knuckled down at South Side Diner for breakfast. But I just don't think we'd be rushing to try their lunch or dinner menu after this experience.

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  • Limes Hotel's have revamped their Rooftop Bar and it's looking very sweet with the addition of two round plunge pools - a perfect summer feature. It is also quite possibly the only venue space I found astroturf perfectly acceptable. If you loved the original Rooftop Bar, don't worry - the amazing view overlooking the Valley and open-air (an auto sail shade was extended overhead to protect us from the worst of the midday rays) are still there to be savored.

    Beating the heat on the new Limes Hotel Rooftop Bar

    Limes Hotel's have revamped their Rooftop Bar and it's looking very sweet with the addition of two round plunge pools - a perfect summer feature. It is also quite possibly the only venue space I found astroturf perfectly acceptable. If you loved the original Rooftop Bar, don't worry - the amazing view overlooking the Valley and open-air (an auto sail shade was extended overhead to protect us from the worst of the midday rays) are still there to be savored.

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  • There’s roast chicken. And then there's roast chicken. La Rotisserie opened not long after the Gasworks Plaza began welcoming residents last year, and its offering is the humble roast.

    La Rotisserie, Newstead

    There’s roast chicken. And then there's roast chicken. La Rotisserie opened not long after the Gasworks Plaza began welcoming residents last year, and its offering is the humble roast.

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  • How do you balance a general aversion to gambling with a natural curiosity for how card games are played? You […]

    Spinners, Jupiters Gold Coast

    How do you balance a general aversion to gambling with a natural curiosity for how card games are played? You […]

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  • Swimming works up an appetite, so after a shower back at the hotel, we were in the market for a good breakfast. While we walked back to the hotel, a place caught our eye - Barzura. It had been busy when we went to the beach and now walking back, we noted the buzz hadn’t waned.

    A swim on Coogee Beach before breakfast at Barzura, Sydney

    Swimming works up an appetite, so after a shower back at the hotel, we were in the market for a good breakfast. While we walked back to the hotel, a place caught our eye - Barzura. It had been busy when we went to the beach and now walking back, we noted the buzz hadn’t waned.

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  • I was lucky enough to find an all-day free on-street parking spot, so I didn't have to go home. But I had fasted with the SO and was dying for at least a decent coffee. The nurses had a couple of recommendations and gave me specific instructions on how to navigate through the inner bowels of the hospital to Boundary Street. Why do they always build hospitals like mazes?

    Waiting for the SO to come out of surgery at Sisco

    I was lucky enough to find an all-day free on-street parking spot, so I didn't have to go home. But I had fasted with the SO and was dying for at least a decent coffee. The nurses had a couple of recommendations and gave me specific instructions on how to navigate through the inner bowels of the hospital to Boundary Street. Why do they always build hospitals like mazes?

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  • The Heavens had opened up over Brisbane and I ordinarily love rainy days for the cool relief it brings. But not when we have to go out hunting for breakfast. A quick scan of my to-visit list directed me to the next nearest breakfast joint - Flute Food and Wine in our old stomping ground of Rosalie.

    Breakfast at Flute Food and Wine, Rosalie

    The Heavens had opened up over Brisbane and I ordinarily love rainy days for the cool relief it brings. But not when we have to go out hunting for breakfast. A quick scan of my to-visit list directed me to the next nearest breakfast joint - Flute Food and Wine in our old stomping ground of Rosalie.

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  • Cirque have extend their offering to include dinner two nights a week – Thursday and Friday. And making our dining choices at Cirque was a simple affair. Their offerings were a variety of tapas-style nibbles and main dishes, which are specials: a meat, a seafood/fish and a vegetarian option.

    A girlie catch-up dinner at Cirque

    Cirque have extend their offering to include dinner two nights a week – Thursday and Friday. And making our dining choices at Cirque was a simple affair. Their offerings were a variety of tapas-style nibbles and main dishes, which are specials: a meat, a seafood/fish and a vegetarian option.

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  • It was Christmas, so with many places shut for the holidays, he took precautions and made reservations for dinner at the Jupiters Gold Coast hotel's Osteria Vivo.

    Christmas Dinner at Osteria Vivo in Jupiters Gold Coast

    It was Christmas, so with many places shut for the holidays, he took precautions and made reservations for dinner at the Jupiters Gold Coast hotel's Osteria Vivo.

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  • There have been numerous good things written about Pawpaw Café and it’s been high on my list to visit. When the SO asked where we should head for breakfast last month, I suggested we drop in to try them out. I was excited and had hoped to be as wow-ed as the other bloggers who seemed to have been with their food and service.

    Breakfast at Pawpaw Cafe

    There have been numerous good things written about Pawpaw Café and it’s been high on my list to visit. When the SO asked where we should head for breakfast last month, I suggested we drop in to try them out. I was excited and had hoped to be as wow-ed as the other bloggers who seemed to have been with their food and service.

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