Granada, tierra sonada por mi

2 06 2011

A few years ago I embarked on my first overseas trip. One of the destinations on my itinerary was Spain. I had such high hopes for my visit, but if I’m honest, it did not deliver everything I had wanted it to. What disappointed me most was the food. More recently, I have noticed an influx of tapas bars popping up around Brisbane; a sign that the influences of the Mediterranean have made their way to Australian shores, and although my experience overseas was not brilliant, it has not deterred me from Spanish food altogether. And this is how I came to find myself in Granada Cafe Tapas Bar.

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Seeing U2 a dream come true

9 12 2010

I was as giddy as a school girl after her first kiss… Perhaps that’s how best I can explain the excitement I felt seeing one of my favourite bands in the world live tonight.  I wasn’t phased by the prospect of bad weather (predicted rain and possible thunder storms), as I entered Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium and was overwhelmed by the space-like stage arrangement that hovered high above me in the sky.  U2’s 360° tour was in town, and I – as a long-time fan – was eagerly awaiting the chance to get carried away with it!  I had never seen them live, and I was living a dream.

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Food from the hills

13 11 2010

I wasn’t sure what to expect as the giant Buddha eyes peered out at me from across the street.  They watched as I made my way to the door, and seemed to hold their lingering stare as I stepped across the threshold into the warm embrace of the Tibetan Kitchen at Spring Hill.  Inside, the Tibetan Kitchen was abuzz with table-upon-table of diners, and my eyes darted from one corner of the room to the other in search of a familiar face.  Having been stood for a few minutes unable to find my group, I was now hopeful of having one of the service attendants come to my aid.  But they seemed run off their feet serving meals and clearing tables, and failed to catch my eye.  I decided to wait outside.

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Drift the night away

21 06 2010

Living on the westside and working in the Brisbane CBD, I occasionally passed an unassuming restaurant in Milton as I walked the river on my way home in the afternoon.  I had often thought that the location embraced the panoramic views of the city, and I was always hopeful that an opportunity would arise where I could savour the experience from inside.  Well that opportunity presented itself one evening when my boyfriend and I had to madly find a last-minute alternative to our anniversary celebrations, and so our experience with Drift was made.

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Step into the Chinese kitchen

9 01 2010

Chinese food can be a bit ‘hit and miss’.  So much so that those who serve it well are worthy of mention.  One diamond in the rough is Brisbane restaurant China Kitchen.  South-east Queensland locals might be more familiar with this one under its former name, The Bamboo Shoot but the new identity is only the tip of the iceberg in this restaurant’s re-birth.

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