Carolina Kitchen = Happy BBQ Zombies

by In a recent post I spoke about baking a housewarming present for a party hostess I didn’t know very well. We were merely acquaintances, but when I discovered the catering chosen for the party I knew that this was a woman […]

Belly Bliss at Blackbird

by I was recently asked to choose a restaurant for a dinner catch up with friends who were stopping by BrisVegas on their honeymoon tour. I asked what their budget was, and when they said they just wanted a good meal, I […]

My invitations have changed: now I bring cookies

by Now that I’m in my thirties, I qualify for invitations to legitimate adult parties. Instead of pre-drinking, I now attend housewarming parties. Rather than Sunday sessions, I am invited to baby gender revealing celebrations. My Saturday afternoons are often taken up […]

Mavis’s Kitchen – three thumbs up!

by After a long sweaty climb to the summit of Mt Warning, I needed a snack. The winding Murwillumbah Road that leads to the national park is rather lacking in convenience stores, and my climbing buddy and I were lured in to […]

Mitoki: get carried away

by Driving southward over the Story Bridge, you are very likely to notice the khaki green Il Mundo Hotel to your left. This high visibility hotel is the home of Mitoki – a Japanese tapas restaurant. Highlights: Deep fried lotus root chips […]

Hawthorne Garage: the joy of food

by Dan and Andy’s Hawthorne Garage lured me in with its free WiFi but truly earned my love with a wholesome-grocer-meets-café vibe. Highlights: Salmon and cream cheese bagel Almond milk flat white Coffee served with a mini gingerbread man Gourmet cheeses and […]

Felix for Goodness: Bar and Café

by Felix for Goodness: Bar and Café I found this little gem on a hunt for a café in the CBD that served almond milk coffee. It’s tucked in down Burnett Lane off Albert Street, right near the centre of Queen Street […]