Est., Sydney

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We love visiting Sydney, and always make sure to try a new restaurant while we are up there. Last year we had a lovely long lunch at est., with two of our good friends. The lunch menu at est. is steal relative to the cost of their dinner menu, and you can choose how many…

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400 Gradi, Brunswick

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In April, 400 Gradi exploded onto the food scene after taking home the top prize at the Pizza World Championship, held in Italy. Everyone in Melbourne was flocking to try and get a bite of the world’s best pizza, and one Wednesday evening Alex and I were lucky enough to get seats at the bar…

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Harissa Spiced Freekeh with Honey Roasted Vegetables

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Late last year, I discovered a lovely grain that is now being hailed as a leader in 2014’s round of new ‘superfoods’- freekeh. Freekeh is a grain slightly similar to barley, but it can be a bit fiddly to cook with- the first time we used it we were a little freaked out by the…

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Beetroot, Feta & Raspberry Salad

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Spotting some baby beets in the fruit and veg shop with the crisp leaves still attached, I knew I had to make myself a salad.  Beetroot leaves are perfectly edible and buying a bunch with the leaves still attached gives you two vegetables for the price of one. The small, tender leaves can be eaten…

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Mana Food Bar, Wicker Park

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I spent this passed weekend gallivanting around Chicago with one of my best friends, Josh. Chicago is my family’s go-to weekend vacation spot, but we rarely stray from Michigan Avenue, so I had a great time exploring Wicker Park this time around! We had dinner on Friday night at Mana Food Bar, a popular vegetarian…

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Salt 88, Omaha

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Last weekend a group of girlfriends and I went to Salt 88, a much-hyped and discussed new sister restaurant to Hiro 88, for a farewell brunch. We opted to sit on their lovely outdoor patio, studded with fans and hip blue plastic chairs and looking out onto the neighboring golf course. Salt 88 has all-day…

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Nosh, Omaha

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I’m back in Omaha! And late June in Omaha means the College World Series, one of the best times of the year. My friends and I went to an evening game earlier in the week, and stopped by Nosh (new to all of us) for a pre-game dinner. Three of us decided to split a…

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Green Street Cafe, Pasadena

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I met up with a cousin awhile ago at Green Street Cafe for Sunday brunch. The restaurant is located along a cute side street in downtown Pasadena, and I was surprised to find parking aplenty. It’s no secret that brunch is my least favourite meal (eggs? bacon? bread? no thank you.) but when a restaurant…

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Poolside @ the Ace Hotel, Palm Springs

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My friends and I spent spring break lounging by the pool at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, eating and drinking. A few hikes were involved, but the week mostly revolved around the pool and all the wondrous things it has to offer. We ordered food poolside one day, and were so happy with everything…

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Bäco Mercat, Downtown LA

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eeeeek, over two weeks without a post! Apologies, apologies, apologies- our only excuse is that we are finally reunited and have been a bit too busy for blogging! But here is a post on a restaurant I’ve been waiting to eat at for ages- Bäco Mercat. Bäco’s reputation precedes it, as not many restaurants are…

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