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  • The SO and I do not like dining in hotels, but the skies finally opened on Sunday evening and we were stuck in our hotel room. Neither of us was motivated to brave the weather, so instead we headed to the Intermezzo Italian Restaurant at the Westin Sydney lobby for dinner.

    Sydney: Intermezzo Italian Restaurant

    The SO and I do not like dining in hotels, but the skies finally opened on Sunday evening and we were stuck in our hotel room. Neither of us was motivated to brave the weather, so instead we headed to the Intermezzo Italian Restaurant at the Westin Sydney lobby for dinner.

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  • With not much planned before our evening flight back to Brisbane, the SO and I were going to wander around the city for a bit of last minute shopping and needed some breakfast to set the foundation of the day. We ended up at Jones the Grocer in Westfield Sydney for a caffeine hit (meh) and were one of the first through the day at opening.

    Sydney: Breakfast at Jones the Grocer

    With not much planned before our evening flight back to Brisbane, the SO and I were going to wander around the city for a bit of last minute shopping and needed some breakfast to set the foundation of the day. We ended up at Jones the Grocer in Westfield Sydney for a caffeine hit (meh) and were one of the first through the day at opening.

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  • What I find particularly poetic about Alfred Street's latest addition, gin bar Dutch Courage Officers' Mess is that owner Matthew Hilan was a former Air Combat Officer in the RAAF. Unfortunately I didn't get to taste any of the cocktails (crazy launch party!), but on the food front, I think Dutch Courage has some menu items worthy of your salivation.

    Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess – a look into their menu

    What I find particularly poetic about Alfred Street's latest addition, gin bar Dutch Courage Officers' Mess is that owner Matthew Hilan was a former Air Combat Officer in the RAAF. Unfortunately I didn't get to taste any of the cocktails (crazy launch party!), but on the food front, I think Dutch Courage has some menu items worthy of your salivation.

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  • Alfred and Constance launched their winter menu blending heartier winter dishes with the best of local and seasonal produce, straight from the wood-fired oven, so here’s a sneaky peek at what we tried.

    Alfred & Constance New Winter 2014 menu

    Alfred and Constance launched their winter menu blending heartier winter dishes with the best of local and seasonal produce, straight from the wood-fired oven, so here’s a sneaky peek at what we tried.

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  • Pizza Capers teamed up with hot sauce masters Tabasco to bring their new Inferno range. Each pizza comes with these adorably tiny Tabasco sauce bottles, so you can amp the heat with every slice.

    Get on fire with Pizza Capers Inferno Challenge

    Pizza Capers teamed up with hot sauce masters Tabasco to bring their new Inferno range. Each pizza comes with these adorably tiny Tabasco sauce bottles, so you can amp the heat with every slice.

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  • Most days of the week, I am chained to my desk and drowning in work. Even when I'm not, our office doesn't have a lunch room, so lunch is usually a sad affair at my own desk. So it's a rare treat when I get to lunch with a girlfriend somewhere in town and thanks to an invitation to try Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane's Wrapped Cafe, I caught up with an ex-colleague who I adore and miss terribly for lunch.

    Wrapped, Four Points by Sheraton

    Most days of the week, I am chained to my desk and drowning in work. Even when I'm not, our office doesn't have a lunch room, so lunch is usually a sad affair at my own desk. So it's a rare treat when I get to lunch with a girlfriend somewhere in town and thanks to an invitation to try Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane's Wrapped Cafe, I caught up with an ex-colleague who I adore and miss terribly for lunch.

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  • Several years ago, my girlfriend Sassystrawberry dragged us to their Mandarin Gallery outlet in Singapore and we were blown away! Al dente ramen noodles with great flavourful broth - no wonder Sassystrawberry was so adamant we lunch there, but I never expected nor realised Ippudo has made it down under. And certainly not an outlet in Sydney’s Westfield.

    Sydney: Ippudo Sydney

    Several years ago, my girlfriend Sassystrawberry dragged us to their Mandarin Gallery outlet in Singapore and we were blown away! Al dente ramen noodles with great flavourful broth - no wonder Sassystrawberry was so adamant we lunch there, but I never expected nor realised Ippudo has made it down under. And certainly not an outlet in Sydney’s Westfield.

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  • It took a year, but when the opportunity came, I called a week prior to make dinner reservations at Billy Kwong over the long weekend. Billy Kwong served very Asian cuisine that was instantly familiar to us, yet not because of the use of Australian native ingredients that provided such an interesting and enjoyable dining experience.

    Booking ahead for a long awaited dinner at Billy Kwong

    It took a year, but when the opportunity came, I called a week prior to make dinner reservations at Billy Kwong over the long weekend. Billy Kwong served very Asian cuisine that was instantly familiar to us, yet not because of the use of Australian native ingredients that provided such an interesting and enjoyable dining experience.

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  • I have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to drop in at Samson and Sophie Café and Deli in Teneriffe. Every time we've passed them by, there is always a crowd of eagerly yet very patient customers waiting for available tables.

    Breakfast at Samson and Sophie Cafe and Deli

    I have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to drop in at Samson and Sophie Café and Deli in Teneriffe. Every time we've passed them by, there is always a crowd of eagerly yet very patient customers waiting for available tables.

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  • Moga is located at the edge of the Rosalie village closest to the Milton State School. Broken into two sections to maximise the corner space, Moga is an izakaya with an a la carte dining area out the front and the sushi train section at the back.

    Moga Izakaya and Sushi

    Moga is located at the edge of the Rosalie village closest to the Milton State School. Broken into two sections to maximise the corner space, Moga is an izakaya with an a la carte dining area out the front and the sushi train section at the back.

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