Dining With Altitude
If you’ve traveled internationally since 2007, you’ve probably experienced being shunted down long, boring makeshift tunnels. You might have looked for something tasty to pass the time between check-in and checking out, only to give in to the golden arches due to a lack of decent, conveniently placed eating options.
Good food and good fun have finally sprung up on George Street in the subterranean spaces formerly occupied by Bar Ace and Maloney’s. This is Australia’s largest izakaya (pretty much the Japanese equivalent of a gastro-pub) with 1200 square metres and a $3.5 million dollar refit!
Sydney’s small bar revolution produces a real gem – the only downside is finding this tucked-away hidey-hole. A cute little cocktail list; spunky staff emanating warmth on a cool night; mouth-watering aromas from the open kitchen; and a few knockout wines from owner Damien Healey’s great list, all made my evening here a pleasure.
Foodies’ Diary: Baguettes, Beer & Foie Gras For All
One of the most important days on the French calendar, 'La Fête National' or Bastille Day, is on the 14th July. The day celebrates the storming of the Bastille Saint–Antoine prison back in 1789, marking the beginning of the French Revolution. The peasants were all up in arms over a lack of bread, so it’s natural that celebrations include food and drink!
Ruby L’otel *UPDATED*
With most people’s finances tighter than ever, it’s nice to see specials abound at venues like this truly local, twenty-first century Australian inner city pub. It’s my local too, so Tuesdays are diarised for Wagyu Burgers ($9.95); Thursdays for mammoth kilo serves of meaty Baby Back Pork Ribs ($19.90). Wednesdays are now ‘2 for 1 Curry Night’.