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Yat Lok Roast Goose – Hong Kong Stories

There are millions of Hong Kong Stories. This is one of them…. Hong Kong is a well known foodies paradise. It has 61 restaurants with one Michelin star or more. Certainly the greatest concentration in the world, given the size of the city. Looking past the flashy accolades, there are the restaurants that reflect the wide… >> Read more

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Bar Hop – Woolly Mammoth Alehouse

I may have finished with my job but that doesn’t mean the bar hopping has stopped. Between birthdays, get togethers and PR companies spending before the end of the year, there’s hopping galore! I was invited* to attend the launch of spring menu at the Woolly Mammoth Alehouse and have to say it was nothing… >> Read more

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Local &/or General – Jacu Espresso

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Local &/or General story but with my new found freedom, I have been hitting the footpaths of the suburb. The premise of Local &/or General is simple: local coffee shops within walking distance of my TIFFIN HQ in Camp Hill. Jacu Espresso is hardly a new addition to… >> Read more

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Bar Hop – Mr Henderson

I thought my bar hopping days were over. It’s not that I can’t take the liquor. What I can’t take, are the prices. Where are the days of $3 vodka and cheap OJs at White Chairs? It seems that at least some of the crowd I run with are still very much into bars so… >> Read more

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She Bangs Coffee

‘There’s a coffee shop around the corner’ said the mechanic when we dropped our car in for a wheel alignment. Given we were in the light industrial wastelands of Mayne, I knew any coffee shop recommended was likely to be called Tuckerbox and serve fairly average coffee. Thankfully, I had done my due diligence and knew… >> Read more

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Bar Hop – The Junk Bar

I thought my bar hopping days were over. It’s not that I can’t take the liquor. What I can’t take, are the prices. Where are the days of $3 vodka and watered down orange juice at White Chairs? It seems that at least some of the crowd I run with are still very much into bars… >> Read more

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NeNe Chicken

I had heard the buzz about NeNe chicken being ‘so good’ and the best Korean Fried Chicken (KFC) around but couldn’t really see a situation where I’d be seeking it out. Cue a Friday night on the tiles and suddenly, NeNe seemed mighty appealing. NeNe means Yes! Yes! in Korean, which is exactly what we… >> Read more

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To be honest, I didn’t know Republic Coffee Traders even existed until I saw a review in the newspaper. Amazingly, it’s less than 2km from home and I pass it on my daily commute but as it’s on a side street, it could have remained undiscovered. Thankfully, it did not. This is a Public Service… >> Read more

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Brisbane German Club – 5 Top Tips

For some reason, I had never been to Brisbane’s German Club. I’m not sure why exactly as I go past it every day on my way home from work. The pork knuckle is legendary. A while ago, Bon Vivant and man about town, John Birmingham wrote a witty piece about the harsh dress code rules… >> Read more

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George’s Paragon – Keeping The Crowds Happy

George’s Paragon is well known throughout Queensland and beyond. Chances are that if you’ve visited Sanctuary Cove, you’ve eaten at George’s Paragon. A big restaurant with an even bigger menu that keeps the punters happy by offering almost all of its meals at half price for early bird diners. It’s such a successful model that George’s… >> Read more

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There’s Burgers & Then There’s Rib & Burgers

I’m the first to say that I don’t mind a good burger, as long as I’m not trapped in the US mid-west where it’s the only menu option for weeks on end. There have been many words and column inches written about the current fascination with US Fast Food culture and its all pervasive nature. No doubt… >> Read more

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Hey Sister, Go Sister – Lady Marmalade Cafe

Lady Marmalade Cafe has been around for several years, started by Brisbane My Kitchen Rules competitors Mal and Bec but has since changed hands to Howard and Sonja Searle. It sits in an absolutely tiny triangular shaped shop right on the tip of the Stones Corner shopping area. The building was once, amongst other things… >> Read more

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Breakfast Sized Adventures – Bungalow 4171

After all of my bold promises about visiting cafes whilst we were on holidays, we barely visited any. Mainly due to the fact that every morning I kept saying ‘Look, I can make us a nice breakfast. We don’t need to spend that money – we just blew heaps on the house.’ The planner vs the realist. There… >> Read more

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Deedot Coffee House – Breakfast Sized Adventures

You’ve heard me complain often enough about crowds and queuing and parking and all the things that come with trying to enjoy breakfast at a café on the weekend. I have previously suggested that one solution is to get up early but I find that a rather extreme measure. An alternative is to take some… >> Read more

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Breakfast Sized Adventures – King Arthur Cafe

You’ll have oft heard me grumbling about not queuing for breakfast and the dire state of parking in popular hot spots around Brisbane on weekends. Well here’s an idea I hadn’t encountered…getting up early. I recently met up with some friends on Saturday morning to fuel up for a road trip out to the Scenic Rim. Whilst… >> Read more

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