Brisbane foodies have been losing their mind over Paddington’s Shouk Cafe’ recently, so of course when I finally got a day off I headed straight over to check it out! Going in with such high expectations is always a risky move, but when those expectations get met, it’s a really good time.
While I like to think I am fairly open-minded, being vegetarian is something that is definitely not for me; mostly because there are few foods I enjoy more then a big, juicy steak. Considering there are few things more Australian then steak, the family and I heading out on Australia Day to a place I imagine vegos call “hell”.
The two greatest things, in my opinion, about living in Australia are beach trips and great food, and if I can have a day that combines those two things, well, that is just the best time ever.
While hops scotch and beans may sounds like some strange mix of a child’s game and a bedtime story, don’t be fooled into thinking you’ll improve your coordination or score magic beans at this Paddington bar and cafe’. Hops scotch and beans is a cafe’, bar and kitchen in Brisbane’s Paddington up on Petrie Terrace.
While Italy remains close to a 25 hour flight from Brisbane, our love of Italian food is as strong as if they were next door, and that means competition is fierce to find the best Italian in our great city. Last night though, I was fortunate enough to head out to one of Brisbane’s best destinations for Italian cuisine.
Being so close to Asia, Australia is blessed with a lot of different options when it comes to Asian cuisine, and if you’re hunting for Asian food, you’ll rarely be disappointed. In saying that, things can go well, or they can go brilliantly. Fortunately for me, last night when I ventured out for Japanese, which is not something I normally go for, we scored option number two.
Opening in May of 2014, Summer House in Kangaroo Point is the love child venue of three kiwi lads, and despite my love of paying out our cousins from across the way, these gentlemen in particular cannot be praised highly enough for this venue.
If you have ever even heard of Texas, you will know two things about this mythical state in the United States of America. Firstly, that everything is bigger in Texas, and secondly, that Texans love Texas.
Visiting Texas, these two facts lead you to believe that everything will be oversized and over the top. And in Amarillo, we were lucky enough to stay in a hotel that more then delivered on those promises.