Saturday, August 28, 2010

Review: Eathouse Diner

306 Chalmers Street
(cnr Redfern Street)

Monday-Saturday 6pm- 10pm

As observant readers of Buggles & Squeak will know, Squeak has a real penchant for all things 'Americana' when it comes to food. So when we read about the opening of the Eathouse Diner and we saw the words 'Southern Fried Chicken and Slaw', and 'Philly Cheese Steak Rolls' I knew that we would be heading there very soon indeed.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Review : Harry's Cafe de Wheels

886 – 896 Princes Highway


Monday 8.30am – 11.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 11.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 11.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 11.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 1.00am (next day)
Saturday 8.30am – 1.00am (next day)
Sunday 8.30am – 11.00pm
Harry's Cafe de Wheels opened about a week ago on the old 'Deno's Diner' site.

My last experience of a Harry's pie was back in the late 80's, when staggering home to Potts Point (after perhaps too many drinks), I stopped by the original van at Woolloomooloo.
The pie I ordered that night was full of gristle & even in my somewhat inebriated state I had to throw it away. If there is one thing I cannot abide it is pie gristle.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Review : Monkey Magic - CLOSED

3 & 4/410 Crown St,
Surry Hills

Mon - Sat   6pm - 10pm
Sun closed

Squeak and I decide to hook up with an old friend (in time, not age) who has recently moved back to Australia's food capital (c'mon... we all know it's true!) for a pre-election dinner. We figure we are either pre-celebrating, or pre-commiserating!  Asian food is not a cuisine that Buggles and Squeak routinely go out for...we're not sure why.... we just don't find many that really make our toes curl! Tonight however we decide to give Monkey Magic a burl. To be honest I think the choice has more to do Squeak's childhood memories of her favourite TV show, than the actual food... but to Surry Hills we head!

Review : Riccardo's Pizza Restaurant

26 Station St Wentworthville 

Open Tue-Sun 5pm-10pm
Riccardo's has long been the 'restaurant' of choice when Buggles & Squeak visit family in Sydney's west. Tonight we were here with my mum.
As much as Buggles & Squeak enjoy our fine dining, on occasion we do have a hankering for more simple fare. Riccardo's fits the bill perfectly.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Review : Platform 7 (Redux) - CLOSED

4 Burrows Avenue

(Opposite Sydenham Station)

Monday - Sunday 5.30am - 8.00pm

Platform 7 is now full service cafe.
Of course it was time for Buggles & Squeak to pay another visit.

On this cold election day morn, we decided to pop over to Platform 7 after casting our vote.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Review : Darley Street Bistro

597 King Street (corner of Darley Street)
Newtown NSW 2042

Mon to Sun
Noon - 10pm

You know what it is like when you stumble upon a place that not only offers amazing food but offers it at an amazing price....part of you wants to keep it to yourself, in case it becomes so popular that either the quality starts to suffer or the prices start to rise.

Review : Moo Gourmet Burgers

232 King Street 

Mon to Sun 11am - 10pm

Well might you ask "does Newtown really need another gourmet burger joint"...what with Burger Fuel and Burgerlicious also sharing a King Street address.
It would seem that the answer is....