A Dark Beer lovers guide to South Australia

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Winter. Ugh. Just the mention of this word conjures up images of dreary skies. Sodden miserable people traipsing their way forlornly through the murk, mud coating thier shoes while the cold winds from the Antarctic sandblast their eyes with near freezing rain. Oh the joy. Its not all bad though. Once you get out of the doom and gloom, a ...

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The Highway – Mushroom Month 2017

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I cannot believe that it has been a whole year since I was here for this event in 2016. It seems only a few months ago that The Highway were showcasing the humble shroom in a variety of dishes – and yes this is including dessert.

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Cheeseburger – Hindley Street

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The beautiful thing about Cheeseburger is its simplicity. Putting my old marketing hat on, the concept is pure. They know what they are looking to achieve, they have a core product which is clearly defined (I mean, its in the name) and its easy to communicate. There can be no ambiguity. Their branding and store front is clean and bright, ...

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Borsa Pasta Cucina

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Everyone needs a stable, reliable, and consistently good place for lunch. You know, for when you aren’t sure precisely what you feel like – but you know it’s not a food court or banh mi kind of day. You want something good, and you don’t want to be guessing about it. There needs to be some good options there, but ...

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The Highway – Native Creative menu

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The Australian identity. What that is precisely is particularly difficult to define. We talk about the Australian dream, being the lucky country. This sports mad bunch who drink beer, swim with sharks, have pet kangaroos, live on acres of land each, smear Vegemite on everything and ironically for an island national, don’t like people on boats. Ok so WE don’t ...

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The Store

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The other day we were discussing some new and interesting cafes, restaurants and bars around Adelaide. This place or that, here and there, you know how things go. I was talking about some of the new places in and around the hills, others were discussing some of the new places in the CBD or inner suburbs. All good. Nothing unusual ...

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Toro Espanol

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Mount Barker certainly seems to be growing up a bit. While the debarcle that is the Woolworths owned block of land remains undeveloped, there are others who are forging ahead regardless.

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Kaffana Burger

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Back in the deep, dark history of the world, this blog was all about burgers. And why not? They are the complete food group after all. In pursuit of this, quite literally hundreds of burgers were consumed over a few years, resulting in a rather intimate knowledge of Adelaide’s burger scene. One of the highlights amongst all this goodness was ...

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Lord of the Fries 

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Lord of the Fries is a bit of an interstate institution. Starting as a food truck by a couple of 20 some things, Mark and Mandy, the idea of serving great fries at festivals and events proved so popular as they toured around the country with their tiny van for a number of years. On the back of this success, they ...

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Level One – Electra House 

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Level 1 at Electra House is the reboot of their initial restaurant, the award winning Olea. This has been the case for about a year now, however it has gone through a futher refinement of the concept. With a new chef on board, Jamie Kang, there has been a marked shift in the current menu from the Greek inspired Olea. ...

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