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Many tourists travel to Kuranda by the scenic railway and then return either by the train or the “Skyrail” cablecar.   Well, we did neither;  we drove!  280 more words


Sangria summer: The iconic summer cooler makes a comeback

That sangria summer: The cliché wine cooler gets hip to pair with hot season dining

(This feature appears in the current issue of… 1,410 more words

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Giorgios has become a bit of an institution in our area (it’s opposite the Malvern Town Hall).   No, it’s not upmarket dining, and the atmosphere is mid-range, too, but it’s reliable and efficient.  83 more words

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Ultra-fine dining isn’t really for me;  I guess I’m a product of my generation (the “plain food” era?)    But I do take a little interest in what’s going on in that rarefied space.    97 more words

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Bitters are back: Craft distillers, mixologists behind the artisan mixer boom

(This feature originally appeared in Cheese Connoisseur Magazine.)

By John Lehndorff

There is one shelf at your local wine and spirits merchant that might as well have an invisibility cloak over it. 1,446 more words

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Bedda (2)

We’ve eaten at Bedda in Northcote previously, and had a good night there.   Hence, when it was suggested as the venue for a catch up for a group of 9 of us, we were interested to re-visit it and update our thoughts.  321 more words

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Point Ormond/Elwood

After our visit to Rippon Lea, we headed down to Point Ormond in search of a coffee.  It was a sunny, still autumn afternoon, perfect for sitting out in the open at the Point Ormond cafe, right on the foreshore.   153 more words

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