Strawberry Fields Patisserie, Dulwich Hill
It's always a challenge, intellectually speaking to say that something is the best of anything. Logic kicks in and tells you that it's almost impossible to judge the best of any genre unless you've tried absolutely everything in that genre. But where your brain uses logic, your taste buds may take over and you might find yourself blurting out, "This is the best custard tart ever!" And that's what my friend Amanda and I did one day.
Schnitzeloff! The Quest To Find Sydney's Best Schnitzel!
It was when we were discussing our Peking duck challenge and the banh mi challenge that she piped up that she would like to try a schnitzel challenge. Schnitzel is one of her favourite foods. It started with her stepmother who she told us made an excellent schnitzel. It spurred an obsession with it for Belinda so one rainy winter's day, we set out for other food enthusiast friends and made our way around Sydney trying schnitzels in every shape, size and taste.
Izba Russian Sweets, Newtown
I think that if you asked every baker how they came to love baking, you'll get as many stories as there are people. For 30 year old Russian born Olga Rogacheva, her start to baking is a less quixotic and more a practical one. In Yaroslavl where she and her family are from, she recalls growing up with memories of her mother queuing for hours.
Burger, Liquor, Lobster, Manly
"Be alert, not alarmed," I said to myself. It is Saturday night at Burger, Liquor, Lobster at the Manly Wharf Hotel and to call it busy would be an understatement. Loud dance music plays and I realise what a different environment this is to the cafes and restaurants that we usually frequent. I will also say that nothing, and I mean *nothing* gets in the way of our little group's hunger when it comes to lobster rolls.
Ruby & Rach Classic Deli at David Jones Food Hall, Market St, CBD Sydney (8 Sept 2014)
65-77 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000 https://www.facebook.com/RubyandRach Ruby & Rach at David Jones For those in need of a good Reuben fix in the CBD you'll be happy to know Ruby & Rach has now opened downstairs in the David Jones Food Hall of the Market Street store. I first discovered this yummy reuben when Chef Tony Gibson took up temporary residence at the Strattons Hotel last year. His reuben won the hearts of many food bloggers in the Sydney Food Bloggers Choice Award which was…