Criterion Hotel, Dalby

I had recommendations from about three colleagues to go to the Criterion Hotel as I walked out the door to head there so I figured it must be good! I managed to make a bit of an ass out of myself by seeming like a true city girl. I asked to be seated (you seat … Read more

Green Papaya, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

I’d heard really mixed reviews about Green Papaya. Seems to be hit and miss with its paleo type menu. The setting is nice, wait staff pleasant. Really limited lunch menu unless you want breakfast. I ordered the crispy fish spicy tacos and we shared the sweet potato chips between us. The chips were good, same … Read more

The Shelter Bar, Story Bridge Hotel, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

Living in the area I often visit the Story Bridge Hotel, but I don’t always eat there. Generally, my activities involve beverages. I ordered the shellfish linguine with prawns, scallops and a white wine sauce. It was okay. Probably shouldn’t have ordered Italian at a bar but it struck my fancy. The sauce was average … Read more

Lock ‘n’ Load, West End, Brisbane

Ka Lei, Kieran and I waited a long time for our brunch at Lock ‘n’ Load, but when it did eventually come it was good. I ordered the house smoked salmon, herb hash cakes, cress and poached eggs with lemon sour cream. There was plenty of everything, the yolk was runny and the sauce was lovely. … Read more

When the tables turn ……

A guest blog by my dear friend, Lisa.  You know those rare moments in your life when you experience something so unexpected that you end up with a look on your face like a slapped bottom? I recently had one of those moments … my roommates discovered me in the hallway with that look. When … Read more

Playa Del Carmen, Day 1

After a sleepless night of flying from Vegas via Mexico we arrived into Playa Del Carmen at 10am.  I had organised for the guy who we rented the AirBnB apartment off to provide transfers from Cancun to Playa. About a 45min drive away. He was very kind and drove very fast. 130km ph when the … Read more

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