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Zeus Street Greek, Drummoyne

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Zeus Street Greek, Drummoyne
When you’re driving along Lyons Road in Drummoyne, it’s hard not to stop and check-out the striking yellow lightning bolt of Zeus Street Greek. Whilst there’s always an air of negative connotation when fast-food comes to mind, but rest assured because the food here is fast but made using quality ingredients just like yia yia would. No doubt this has become a local favourite of mine for a quick feed and it’s also just down the road from my favourite fish and chip joint, Ocean Foods
Feta & oregano chips $6.50 (gf)
As always, ordering with my eyes, I couldn’t go past the feta and oregano chips. Cheese and chips?! My eyes lit up! #thisiswhyimfat Golden crunchy triple cooked chips dotted with crumbed feta and a sprinkling of dried oregano. Since feta doesn’t melt into an ooey, gooey cheese it didn’t stick to the chips but that was the only minor downside :)
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Spartan - Char-grilled chicken with Aegean slaw, preserved lemon mayo, caramelized onion and parsley $9.50
The almighty gyro (pronounced as yee-ro, the ‘g’ is silent) is something Sydney has been missing out on! Similar to a kebab, the meat is char-grilled on a vertical spit and wrapped in their house-made fluffy pita. The filling is generous but doesn’t compare to the amount I got when I was in Greece! Nevertheless, I enjoyed the combination of the tangy Aegean slaw with the tender char-grilled chicken. 

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Parlour Lane Roasters, Sydney

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Parlour Lane Roasters, Sydney CBD
Hidden in the laneway next to the palatial State theatre is this cosy nook filled with kitsch decor from the mannequin floor lamps to the seductive bar stools. Given the association with the quirky and provocative QT Hotel just three floors up, Parlour Lane Roasters is a great place to escape from the hustle & bustle of the city streets; open from breakfast to a late afternoon aperitivo. 
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Wharf Rd, Nowra

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Wharf Rd, Nowra
Burnt margherita - tequila, apple schnapps and cinnamon sugar $14
Limoncello blush - house made Limeoncello, cranberry and lime juice
$10
Australia is such a big place! You don’t really notice it until you go on a scenic road trip for 2.5 hours yet still remain in the same State! Late last year, mum and I decided to go on a day trip to drive my sister down the South Coast of NSW to Jervis Bay for ‘Schoolies’, end of secondary school celebrations. On the way, we stopped for lunch at Wharf Rd - Nowra, a cosy casual restaurant overlooking the water. We decided to have a light lunch since we couldn’t resist and were already munching on some fluffy warm donuts from the Famous Berry Donut Van, a mandatory road trip down South NSW pit-stop! 

For those interested, she stayed at the Pavilion Beach House, Culburra Beach

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Soft shell crab tacos $16
Ermahgerd.. heavy breathing.. best taco I’ve ever had! Soft tortilla wrapping a lightly battered and meaty soft shell crab, pico de gallo (tomato salsa), creamy housemade mayonnaise and crustacean oil. I loved how the soft shell crab didn’t leave an oily taste in my mouth, and the crustacean oil really brought the dish together by heightening the sweet fragrance of the crab.  
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Papi Chulo, Manly

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Papi Chulo, Manly
Papi’s barbeque is not as you and I know it, everything is cooked ‘low and slow’ hot smoked over wood in his special oven, for a minimum of six hours. Papi’s recipes originate from the deep south of the USA and are the real deal.
Slow cooked BBQ meats is one of the main reasons that draws me towards Manly to feast at Papi Chulo whilst kicking back to the sweet scent of the ocean breeze as the waves roll in. 
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Pea guacamole w/ tortilla chips $14
Iced tea
Seriously the best guacamole I’ve ever had! I loved the addition of the juicy round pop of peas sitting atop the mashed avocado mountain. The crunch of the tortilla chips used to scoop up the smooth guac is such an addictive snack.The refreshing iced tea is served in a carafe and is the perfect thirst quencher when you’re about to indulge in a BBQ spread. If you want to add sweetener, make sure you let the waiter/waitress know when you’re ordering. 
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