The Henry Austin – a sneak peek

Things are afoot in Chesser Street. More specifically the old site of Chesser Cellars, that was the home of many a business sit down and long lunch over its impressive tenure from 1964 to 2012, is again showing signs of life.

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Lady Burra Brewhouse – Beef Burger


Lady Burra are the first micro brewery in the CBD of Adelaide. I would like to think that by saying they are ‘the first’ rather than ‘the only’ that someone else will be looking to join them in the not to distant future. I guess time will tell, but this is some positive thinking on my part.

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Line ups out the front of any food place is surely a good sign that they are doing something right. Well, other than somewhere in a food court, naturally. Throw in that this is a Korean restaurant specialising in dumplings, tucked away on Bank Street off Hindley, and then there has to be something special going on.

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5 Spice Indian Cuisine


Indian food is a diverse and rich cuisine that often doesn’t get the full respect it deserves. It is far more than butter chicken, lamb korma, vindaloo and naan bread. There is a vast array of styles and flavours in curries, salads, pilafs, breads and condiments depending on the region of the country you are looking at.

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Osteria Oggi


Osteria Oggi is one of the more recent additions to the burgeoning Pirie Street food scene, opening their doors late in 2015. For no particularly good reason it has taken me until now to get in there, but having done so, I am kicking myself for not wandering in before now.

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Recipe – Stir Fried Potato with Chilli Sauce

It may not be that pretty, but it sure packs a flavour punch!

The next round of the F1 came around and with Chinese being on the menu, it certainly offered up a great many options. Most interesting though was that none of the ideas that we came up with would appear, more or less, on your typical chinese takeaway list. Yep, no honey chicken or sweet and sour <insert protein> being considered ...

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Halloumi and fetta bread rolls

Something that is always a bit of a challenge is coming up with new and interesting things to try. For those that know me, this may sound like a very strange thing to be saying, as there is this misconception that we are always cooking up glorious gourmet feasts and trying new things all the time. This may have once ...

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Pho SA


Pho is, for some people, a food group all of its own. On the pyramid I believe it’s located somewhere between the vegetables and dairy. The intricate depth of flavour in the broth, mixed with the textural elements, fresh herbs, noodles, some chilli, served with the (traditionally) raw beef makes for an intoxicating and addictive mix. Its also normally excellent ...

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Sit Lo


Courtesy of Instagram, some time late in 2015, I spotted the amazing looking steamed buns from some place called “Sit Lo”. Never heard of it. The buns looked, if you squinted a bit, something that was akin to a burger, and given this blog was Burger Me at the time that was an important link to make.

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Red Door Bakery


Conveniently located on Grenfell Street in the city is the CBD outlet for Red Door Bakery. Ok, so convenience really depends on your perspective and starting location, but it met my criteria so that is what I am going with.

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