On a busy month of eating out it’s getting harder and harder to pick out my favourites but here goes.
After a crafty class at with Work-Shop being taught how to crochet, Dining with a Stud and I headed to Shenkin Cafe for lunch. Shenkin is Sydney chain of small and busy cafes serving a combination of traditional Israeli and Australian food, with everything made fresh daily on the premises.
I ordered the pastry-filled bureka with potato, onion and mushroom and with a creamy sauce. I also ordered a side of crunchy falafel. Lovely food and full of flavour, I’d love to go back and try some other dishes.
I’ve spoken to y’all about Circa before, it’s a popular local favourite. I popped by for brunch and when I told the super friendly waitress that I don’t eat eggs, she suggested they make a change to the avocado dish, replacing the eggs with mushrooms. This is the kind of service I love as so often you are charged the menu price PLUS an extra fee for whatever they swap out the eggs with.
The plate was loaded up with avocado on toast with a corn salsa, roasted baby tomatoes and a generous side of mushrooms topped with dukka.
On a visit to Queensland’s Gold Coast to hang out with hundreds of bloggers (eeek!) at the ProBlogger conference, the lovely Bec from Dancing Through Sunday took Love Swah, 84th & 3rd and I to dinner at trendy new eatery Bar Chica, on Main Beach.
The grazing menu suits a group wishing to share dishes and as unified food lovers we ordered up large. We shared the beetroot borani with whipped feta and toast, courgette flowers with haloumi, a lovely salad of field mushroom with spiced lentils and pickled carrots and flatbread from the specials board. For dessert we had a quince cake with an incredible white chocolate and mascarpone ice cream and the fat churros sticks with a dark chocolate dippy sauce.
As a vegetarian, the name Ribs & Burgers was initially a turn off (it almost sounds as bad as Ribs & Rumps) but after a quick look at the menu, I was keen to check out the veg burgers on the menu.
A friend and I stopped in for lunch and I ordered The Veggie Patch burger. When I looked at the menu I really wasn’t paying attention – all I took notice of was mushroom and haloumi. When this mountainous thing arrived at our booth with lettuce, tomato, cheese and Spanish onion, aioli and crunchy fried onion rings and a side (read bowl) of fries, I was well surprised. You need to have a big hunger to fit this tasty bad boy in your belly. I would absolutely go back to have it again. Next time I’ll try the other veg burger – it comes with a falafel patty, beetroot and Moroccan aioli.
Friends! What awesome eats did you have in August?
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