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Lunch Sized Adventures – 5 Boroughs

I am woefully behind in telling you about my dining out experiences, so it’s catch up time here at TIFFIN. This week it’s all about the restaurants! Stone’s Corner is once again going through a period of revitalisation. It’s one of Brisbane’s oldest southern suburbs and it’s written in the very fabric of the precinct… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Sing Sing Restaurant

*** THIS VENUE HAS NOW CLOSED *** I am woefully behind in telling you about my dining out experiences, so it’s catch up time here at TIFFIN. This week it’s all about the restaurants! After a thwarted attempt to see Mad Max (hordes, queues, sold out sessions, diverted Jurassic World patrons…) Anthony and I found ourselves in… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Nest Bar & Restaurant

A little while ago I was invited* to the opening of a new bar in the city. It was full of leggy PR girls in very short dresses and manscaped boys. A galaxy of bright young things and this middle-aged blogger. Plush furnishings and cosy nooks, dangerous cocktails and interesting canapés, lucky door prizes and… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Chingu

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a lunch sized adventure. For the most part I bring my lunch to work but if I do buy, it’s likely to be from one of the nearby cafes or the supermarket. On a scorchingly hot day I had to head up to Chinatown in my lunch… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Indian Chaat

We’ve all been there. You’re out and about and planning to grab a quick bite of lunch between activities and errands. Because of detours and dallying, the number of ‘quick bite’ options dwindles as the lunch window closes and suddenly you’re in a dining no man’s land. Cafes have shut, sold out or are not offering… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Turning Japanese san

A pair of gyoza bars this time round. One in Fortitude Valley, the other in Bulimba. Gyoza are Japanese dumplings gently steamed then fried on one side so they have a nicely caramelised base. Sometimes that can be overcooked and chewy and other times they can be a little flaccid. Six gyoza is never going to… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Turning Japanese Again ni

If it doesn’t rain, it pours. I hadn’t eaten Japanese for the longest time and now here I am within the space of a few months with a new set of Japanese lunch sized adventures for under $10.Ichiban Yakitori‘If they ask you if you want extra chilli, say no’ were Justin’s tweeted words of advice… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – La Rotisserie

If it doesn’t rain, it pours! I wrote last week about new lunch spots opening up close by and here’s another.The drought in the wilderness officially ended last week when I went to lunch with Mel – only the second weekday lunch I have had with a friend in 2 years!  Gasworks Plaza opened a few… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Rising to the Occasion

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a Lunch Sized Adventure but of late, there’s been a proliferation of openings in the back streets of Newstead which has offered up some lunch time options.  There’s been lots of chatter about Chester St Bakery & Bar, run by the same clever people who own Limes Hotel… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Turning Japanese ichi

Usually, I bring my lunch from home or draw on my ‘supply cupboard’ at work.  I do this for a couple of reasons including: simple economics – lunches from home are cheaper; quality – I can be certain about the ingredients; geography – there’s not many options down this end of town.  A variety of… >> Read more

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You’re hardly starved for choice in the Barossa Valley.  Local providores, markets, cafe and restaurants abound.  Throw in the huge array of cellar doors in close proximity and it would take you months, if not years to eat your way through it all.  So, as you can imagine, planning a visit to the biennial Barossa… >> Read more

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Pawpaw Cafe – Woolloongabba

We’re always on a tight schedule on weekends, packing in as much as possible.  This year we’ve been trying to see more movies and have made a good stab of it, with 5 visits racked up.  On Sunday we had decided to see Lincoln and for once, had enough time up our sleeves to grab… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – OuterSpace Espresso

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a lunch sized adventure as there are slim pickings down my end of town.  If you look hard enough though, there are a few hidden gems.  Tucked away behind a fence in the courtyard of a former church is OuterSpace.  There’s a small area inside with stools… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Guzman Y Gomez

On the spur of the moment, a group of us decided to go for a quick lunch to Guzman Y Gomez Mexican Taqueria at Emporium in Fortitude Valley.  I work just across the way and had been itching to go upon the strong recommendation of fellow tweep @foodbling.  Like the swag of Mexichains popping up… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Mecca Bah

Christmas was coming, most people had already headed off on holidays so the three Amigos decided on an impromptu lunch at Mecca Bah.  It had been a dozen years or more since I had visited but somewhere in the back of my mind, a little voice was saying ‘There’s a reason you haven’t been back’. … >> Read more

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