The Hurt Locker – A Review

7 03 2010

“The rush of battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug”.  This is the opening quotation in the latest war film, The Hurt Locker.  It is a stark quote from the best-selling novel War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning by New York Times war correspondent, Chris Hedges and is one that stays with you and proves true throughout this film.

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Food with grunt likely to satisfy

4 03 2010

As a Queensland icon celebrating 20 years, it’s surprising that dining out at the Hog’s Breath Cafe has not previously occurred.  But better late than never, right?  Well, as it turns out, yes.

It was a quiet mid-week evening when we decided to ditch a home-cooked meal for one prepared by someone else, and eat out at this cafe/restaurant, and it was clear from the beginning our dining experience would be unique.  The appearance, atmosphere and style of the restaurant could be likened to that of a Hard Rock Cafe, except that there was no apparent theme to the unusual paraphernalia and memorabilia that decorated the walls, and this in itself provided much conversation.  The casual approach to the setting was not observed by the restaurant’s staff though, as they were attentive, friendly and efficient, allowing us to relax and get comfortable.

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