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Chang’s for the memories: Momofuku Seiobo, Sydney

URBAN LEGEND GOES THAT 90 years ago, the Grecian-style, 2000-seat Star amphitheatre was built in Balmoral to await Christ’s Second Coming through Sydney Heads. Close, but no Rapture. A mystical offshoot of the Theosophical Society was responsible, but alas their Indian-born messiah, Krishnamurti, rejected his anointment and followers. Eventually, Sydney’s one true religion, ... Read more...

It’s all Greek to meze: The Apollo, Potts Point

THE TIME ARRIVES IN EVERYONE'S LIFE when they ask: where did I come from? In a mongrel nation of immigrants like Australia, that interesting search often leads in life-changing directions, or at least to an SBS documentary. If you’re a chef, it’s handy if part of your family hails from an exotic ... Read more...

Better read & fed: The Old Library, Cronulla

IN A FRENETIC YEAR OF RESTAURANT OPENINGS, 2011 ended on a high, with The Old Library setting a new benchmark for The Shire. Peripatetic Italian chef Danny Russo has probably opened more restaurants than most of us have had hot dinners. Regrettably, some of his more recent ventures were extremely ephemeral, ... Read more...

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