Lost in a Forest 

Set amongst the trees and hidden away in the beautiful village of Uraidla is one of the Adelaide Hills best kept secrets. Wood oven pizza is a bit dime-a-dozen these days, so this alone is not enough to raise any eyebrows. An old church being the main building and kitchen is an interesting feature, as is allowing patrons to simply throw ...

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Dawn Patrol

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Dawn Patrol are definitely doing things a little bit differently. At their premises secreted away in the heart of one of Australia’s premier wine regions, they offer a ‘cellar door’ experience for coffee, serving up a tasting of an ever changing selection of single origin beans. They also open only on a Sunday, have no signage on the nearest main ...

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Sukhumvit Soi 38 – Thai Street Food 

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If I could describe my ideal restaurant, in terms of all the features that make it up, I think my list would go something along these lines.  Starting with cuisine – it would have to be thai food. The flavour combinations, the use of colour, texture, heat, sweet, sour and interesting ingredients make this an easy decision. It is easily ...

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Farina 00 Pasta and Wine Bar

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Can we ever have too many really good pasta places? With a focus on absolute freshness and preparing almost everything in house, its easy to see the quality and attention to detail shining through at the relatively new Farina 00 Pasta and WIne Bar. I was invited down – as a family mind you – to come and sample their ...

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Mrs Q Asian Kitchen & Bar

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As the warm weather finally decides to poke its head through the window, the fresh faced Mrs Q’s Kitchen brings plenty of love and vibrancy with its south east asian inspired menu and beautiful habitat.

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2016 AHASA Pub Burger Challenge – Semi Final judging

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For the second year in a row, my burger expertise was requested to assist with the semi final judging of the AHASA Pub Burger Challenge. Last year we, as a quartet, chomped our way through all 30 odd burgers in the semi final.  Thankfully, this year it was changed and we only faced a selection of them, as the semi ...

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BICKFORD’S GROUP OPENS NEW $6.6M 23RD STREET DISTILLERY IN RENMARK

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​Local spirits distilling – and the economy of South Australia’s Riverland region – has been given a shot in the arm with the launch today (September 23, 2016) of Bickford’s Group’s new $6.6-million 23rd Street Distillery in Renmark. The rejuvenated century-old Renmano site takes its name from its location on the town’s 23rd Street and was officially opened by State ...

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Ryo’s Noodles

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After the recent indulgence in all things pho (see my compiled list of the best in the Adelaide CBD here) it was probably time to check out a different type of Asian soup – and ramen looked like it fitted the bill nicely. Doing some quick research, it seemed that Ryo’s noodles was the place to be checking out, so ...

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Rob Roy Hotel – Beer Society Dinner – Fox Hat Brewing 

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Since the new owners have taken over the Rob Roy Hotel on Halifax Street – the same people behind the excellent Taxpayer Burger and Booze Bar on Victoria Square – they have gone about subtly but significantly changing things. While the charm of the pub and the building remains, the menu has been overhauled, the beer and drinks list has ...

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Grumpy’s Brewhaus

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Combine an all grain microbrewery, serving a changing mix of their own beers on tap, with some woodoven pizzas and other tasty goodies in the mix, all wrapped up in a chilled location in the Adelaide Hills and you have a very enticing proposition indeed.

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