Thursday, 24 December 2015

Jack's Newtown, Newtown

Feel that burger love.
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Let Jack's Newtown shower you with its burger love.

Like, what's not to love?

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Burgers and fries from Jack's Newtown

Since everyone's been talking about this small space on Missenden Rd, I just had to jumped into the wagon. My bacon cheeseburger was everything I dreamt of and more; crispy edges bacon, melting cheese, and super soft bun.

I think the bun is made of an angel's bum.

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Bacon cheeseburger ($12) and cheeseburger ($10)

The only minuscule complain from me is probably gonna be about the rather bland pattie. The combination, however, was amazing. We got to choose whether or not to invite pickle and onion to the party, and of course I said yes. 

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Bacon cheeseburger ($12)

The crinkle fries was also almost faultless; crunchy outside with hot, soft innards.

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Fries ($5)

Jack's Newtown is very close to my heart now.

And of course, Merry Christmas, everyone!! Have a great and safe holiday!!

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Currency: $1 = IDR 10,000


Rating: 4/5 (Recommended)
Great burgers, simple but straightforward menu, friendly service with quite comfortable dining area (no table service).







Address:

JACK'S NEWTOWN

170 Missenden Rd
Newtown, NSW 2042

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Sydney Food Bloggers Christmas Picnic 2015, Studio Neon

We're just doing what we're best at.
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The smash cake!

Eating. And feeding our cameras.

60++ food bloggers came together once again to celebrate Sydney Food Bloggers Christmas Picnic 2015 - again organized by the great and marvelous Chocolatesuze and Helen (thanks again you guys!).

This time, we were covered by the cold winds; Studio Neon provided not only a roof, but a cool and quirky space too.

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The venue: Studio Neon

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Stereo walls

Fairy lights, vintage furniture, and wall of speakers were all shouting for attention, but in the end, food bloggers were just food bloggers. We naturally gravitate to food.

And talking about food.. There was just so much of food.

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'What should I eat first?'

The centre-piece this time was the fun smash cake, filled with chocolate bars, blocks, and lollies.

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Smash it!!

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Oh the violence!

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Sugaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar

The spread was, as always, superb. There were the savoury and the sweet, the homemade and the takeaway, the new item and the good-olds, the healthy and the not-so-healthy, the cute and the rustic; there was something for everyone's taste.

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Food.

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So much food.

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My contribution: lemper

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Raff's miso butterscotch macaroons

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Awesome burger cookies by Oh Burger Me

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Shanshan's chicken and tofu rice rolls

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Giant fairy bread!

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Presents for Kris Kringle

Another fun-filled day with fellow foodies. The force is always strong with us.


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Address:

STUDIO NEON

2/136 Raglan St
Sydney NSW 2017

Phone: 0413923449


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Sunday, 20 December 2015

The Tea Cosy, The Rocks

Let's be adults now.
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High tea spread at The Tea Cosy

Ditch the jeans and hold that lovely cup graciously.

Tea Cosy is well known; a little spot of cuteness and lovely teapots along George St at The Rocks. It is where the scones fairy lives, providing customers who are mostly ladies with gorgeous table setting and affordable high-teas.

The interior is rather petite, although crammed with pastel coloured flowers, table cloth, tea towels, and many other squealing-factors.

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Each tea pot has its own snug cozies, and the tea cups are adorably elegant and varied in colours and features.

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Teapot with its warmer

It was $35 pp high tea set, which includes scones (plus jams and cream), mini cakes, sandwiches, and two drinks per person. The iced teas (which I am dying to have whilst writing this post on a 37 degree day) are very refreshing to say the least; my favourite is the fruity and sweet mango and apple. The hot herbal teas are not only served in a adorable manner, but also quite distinct in flavour.

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Iced teas

Finger sandwiches with fluffy bread is a quite a winner too; fillings vary from creamy curried egg & tomato, tuna & cucumber, ham, dijon, cheddar & tomato, and cucumber & cream cheese.

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Sandwiches

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While I barely paid attention to the little cakes, the scones are definitely the show-stopper. Crusty edges with warm and fluffy insides; best with lots and lots of the silky smooth double cream and tangy jams.

I am a big fan of the triple berry and strawberry jams. The pear & vanilla is also enjoyable, while everybody seem to be a little bit apprehensive about the fig and ginger.

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Scones, jams, and cakes

Three types of scones were on offer that day: date, apple crumble, and plain. All great and satisfying.

We were supposed to be elegant and behaving like a proper lady on the high tea, but seriously, when five food bloggers with their own cameras were in action, not even the scones fairy could stop them.

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Currency: $1 = IDR 10,000


Rating: 3/5 (Worth the try)
Great high tea selection/menu. Service can be slow, but otherwise friendly. Great decorations and ambiance, price is very reasonable.







Address:

THE TEA COSY

33 George St
The Rocks
Sydney, NSW 

Phone: (02) 9247 4955

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