I know nothing about Rugby, but Madam Rabbit and I had been convinced to accompany Ms. Grey (a Nu Zulander) to watch the World Cup Final at the Sports Bar in Northbridge.
We decided to try out somewhere new for dinner on the way, and for some reason ended up at Romany, on the corner of Aberdeen and Lake Streets. Was it good? No, it wasn't.
Lately Madam Rabbit, Ms. Grey and I have been trying out hands at Northbridge Yoga on Sunday mornings. It's ok. There's lots of bending and stretching and that bit's fine, but then sometimes they make you chant 'Ommmm' and I'm not into that bit so much. Also it's early in the morning and often I'm hungover at that time. So, in lieu of yoga one Sunday morning, we went out for greasy breakfast instead. Less stretching, less weird chanting, also less yoga pants but overall I think a fair trade.
Of our recent Mary Street Bakery doughnut tour, the Lamington was the group's favourite. A twist on an Australian classic, the coconut / cake / chocolate flavours combined wonderfully. It's worth pointing out this is not a typical doughnut consistency but more of a heavier, cakier version, it's definitely worth a try.
Duende sits about a 200m walk away from the main Leedy Cafe strip, and offers some more Leederville-Spanish tapas options. We trundled down for a feed following a WAFL match, and none of us can remember much of it.. this is probably a review you can skip - but, uh, at least the photos are ok?
Read about our thoughts on 'the Bachelor' doughnut, the Pistachio and Rose Water from the Mary Street Bakery.
Although the diaries have slowed, our donut consumption has remained steady. Check out our thoughts on the first of four Mary Street Bakery donut reviews: the Salted Caramel.
Ms Foodie and I check out Porky's BBQ and Bar for a quick visit and to get our meatsweats awwwwnn...
This week on the #doughnutdiaries, Attorney at Maw and I got excited about the new flavours TopDup was touting and splurged on two doughnuts, the Raw Honey and Marscapone and the Cherry Curd.
On a rainy Friday afternoon, Mr Blue and the Artist Formerly Known as Ms Pregbot, along with Ms Pregbot's new young son and first time reviewer, the Prince of Margs (note: we were initially going to go with 'Vomit Machine', but decided that might have unintended implications for a Food Blog), check out a new cafe with a bit of buzz on Rokeby Road, the Lady of Ro.
Only a short visit, we were keen to see what the buzz was about. Find out below.
This week on the #doughnutdiaries we are celebrating the Drunken Duck's birthday with the doughnut Perthians go mad for, Krispy Kremes.
This review follows two separate visits to La Cholita about a month apart. Both visits were similarly good and so we've combined them into the one write up. Our two visits included Mr Blue, Madam Rabbit and Ms Foodie. A relaxed Mexican adventure (kind of like the Goonies, I guess, but with more siestas?) ensued.
a lime curd delight from TopDup.
For our second Perth Food Underground dinner a group of six (Mr Blue, Madam Rabbit, the Irish Hawk, Red Jocks, the Gingham Surprise and the Architect's Daughter) visited Pinchos, a small Spanish tapas joint in Leederville.
I understand that Pinchos used to be some kind of fancy hotdog venue, serving up sausages slightly more dressed up than the Bunning's Special. Now, however, it's something much warmer, much classier, much more worth a visit.
Read on to find out why.
A Sunday brunch with Marmite, Midnight Oil, Ms Grey, Madam Rabbit and I at Chapels on Whatley, a quaint and somewhat oddball cafe in the curious suburb of Maylands.
Chapels describes itself on its website as the sum of three separate components:
- a retail store for 'Chapels Fine Teas';
- the Chapels Cafe; and
- an Antiques and Artifacts Emporium.
I'm staggered to realise this only now, but we limited ourselves to the Cafe and did not check out the Emporium. Perhaps next time.
To celebrate my birthday, Mr and Ms Foodie, Madam Rabbit and the Pretty Shit Farmer accompanied me to the Shadow Wine Bar, a fancy'ish restaurant that is attached to the new boutique Hotel Alex on William Street, Northbridge.
We left having been adequately fed and watered, and with one of us wearing more red wine than she drank. It was an ok night, all things considered.
A dinner for 5 at one of Northbridge's flagships, the Old Crow, on Newcastle Street (just a few houses down from another Northbridge favourite, the Tuck Shop). For this visit we had three newcomers to Perth Food Blog, being The Double Pork Belly and Preggers McGee (a couple) and the Pretty Shit Farmer (a sexy third wheel).
How did the Old Crow do? Let's find out..
For the very first Perth Food Underground dinner, a mix of our regulars (that did not know each other previously - which is kind of the point of the PFU Project) hit up the Paddington Ale House for a pre-dinner drink and then the Cabin for an evening of getting-to-know-you food.
The Cabin smashed it - and was able to impress us almost as much as 'the Paddo' didn't.
A group of seven ate at Lalla Rookh as the final warm up for the Perth Underground Dinners, but we actually sat down for the meal over a month ago now and I've just been way behind on writing it up. As a result some of the comments are probably a little bit vague, as they're based on people's scribbled down notes and emails from a few days afterwards. Apologies.
An impromptu breakfast for four at the always-busy Tuck Shop on Newcastle Street, Northbridge. I'd line up again, and I can't remember too many other places I've said that about.
Dinner for two with Madam Rabbit and Mr Blue at Lot 20, one of the kale-serving-topknot-wearing-hyper-hipster small bars that have sprung up in Northbridge of late.
How did it go? It didn't quite reach bad, but it wasn't far off. Read why...