2010

BEST BBQ CHICKEN: NANDOS

Who ever said that BBQ chicken could not be sexy had obviously never ventured to taste the Perri-Perri goodness of a flame-grilled Nando’s chicken. Everything about Nando’s just oozes sex appeal. Dark wooden interiors, talk of spice and sauce: “the tenderloins weren’t so tender that I felt it in my loin” says the menu and […]

BEST DENTIST: PYRMONT DENTAL HEALTH

Assuming you are not one of those strange people out there who actually enjoys going to the dentist, it may be useful to discover that Pyrmont Dental offers a very pleasant experience. The serenity of the waiting room is surprising and the plethora of awards under the belt of this place is a testament to […]

BEST CHIROPRACTOR: FELIPE BACAAN CHIROPRACTIC

 Back pain can be a real pain in the…Well, however you describe it, it helps to know who you can turn to for your best chance of getting it sorted. The range of therapies on offer at this chiropractor provides a number of possible treatments that Felipe caters specifically to each patient. Going by testimonials […]

BEST BAKERY: BOURKE ST BAKERY

To detox disciples, carbs and gluten may be mortal sins, but the line snaking out the door of this pocket-sized patisserie tells a different story: give us this day our daily bread. From their crammed tiny space, the artisan bakers of Bourke Street deliver fresh loaves and wicked little pastries. Swing by at breakfast for […]

BEST ACCOUNTANT: FIGURE IT OUT

Who said accountants have to be boring?  The personable and stylish Katrina Summers has been doing the taxation for my small business for years! Her office is modern and streamlined, much like her services. She’ll even help out if you’ve managed to forget to put in a return (or ten), without so much as batting […]

BEST AFRICAN: LAT-DIOR AFRICAN EATERY

You’ve already had Italian and Indian this week, and more Chinese than you can poke a chopstick at. So why not sample some African? Originally called the African Express Eatery, Lat-Dior offers up unique dishes like Guinar – which is chicken marinated overnight in African spices with a hint of lemon. There is also an […]

BEST 300 SEAT VENUE: BELVOIR UPSTAIRS THEATRE

The Belvoir theatre was born from the collective action of more than 600 actors and theatre lovers who rallied together to save the former Nimrod Theatre from closing its doors as an inner-city performance space in the mid 1980‘s. So it’s no surprise that a quarter of a century later, this much-loved local institution continues […]

BEST THEATRE IN A BAR: OLD FITZROY THEATRE

Ahh… Good Old Fitzy. Laksa and beer before going to see a theatre production should be made compulsory. Home to independent theatre company, The Tamarama Rock Surfers, the intimate theatre in the Old Fitzroy Hotel is the perfect venue if you are after the whole experience – fantastic Asian cuisine for dinner, beers on tap, […]

BEST SPOKEN WORD VENUE: FRIEND IN HAND

The anticipation of a spoken word event is always a bit giddy. Who will fail and who will succeed? The competition is high, with otherwise reclusive poets pitted against one another. Poetry allegedly never pays, but at the Friend in Hand, the best Slam Poet earns a $50 prize. The pub’s Word in Hand attracts […]

BEST SPOKEN WORD POET: MILES MERRILL

We stole him from Chicago and by God, we are not giving him back! He may be a dad, but that hasn’t slowed our favorite poetry slam man, Miles. He has been compared to Allen Ginsberg, Lenny Bruce and Gil Scot-Heron, and he is all ours now. Poetry may be seen as an old fashioned […]