Posts tagged "Australia"
Mo' MoVida: Melbourne Gets Spanish

Mo’ MoVida: Melbourne Gets Spanish

Over the last few years I’ve started to see a massive shift with the types of photos and souvenirs I collect while traveling. Food. It’s all about the food. What it looked like, what it tasted like, if there is a cookbook associated with it and if we can replicate the experience once we’re back...
Hey! Australia Day...

Hey! Australia Day…

I know…Australia Day was technically yesterday, but we’re still celebrating here on PST and I’m ready to share a few down under home good tips that I wish made it back in my suitcase. There is definitely not a shortage of amazing boutiques in the southern hemisphere. In fact, it makes me wonder what Los...
Bodega Tapas Bar: Sydney

Bodega Tapas Bar: Sydney

Without question, my favorite meal while visiting Sydney was at Bodega Tapas Bar. The atmosphere is cheerful, young and completely off beat. Located on a quiet street in the posh and arty Surry Hills neighbourhood. Outside groups of people crowd on the sidewalk hoping to grab a seat. Inside you can see a playful comic...
Taking a Dip: Icebergs, Sydney

Taking a Dip: Icebergs, Sydney

For me, beach clubs conjure up summertime memories of watching Saved By The Bell and those few special seasonal episodes located on Malibu Beach (Okay, I just aged myself there…). Having never been a member of such an establishment, I made sure to carve out time for a specific adventure to Icebergs Beach Club upon...
Cookie: Melbourne

Cookie: Melbourne

Located on the first floor of The Curtain House on Swanston Street in Melbourne’s Central Business District, Cookie greets you with a handsome wood bar, doily covered tables with mismatched china and a loud volume of conversation. Business men in suits huddle around table top bars with tall craft beers (over 85 to choose from),...
Little Saigon Market: Melbourne

Little Saigon Market: Melbourne

For full effect, you absolutely must (without question) hit play on the audio clip below – trust! One of the most memorable moments of my Australian adventure was visiting the Footscray Little Saigon Market. I thought I was fully prepared, excited and anticipating the loud yelling,  haggling, banging, the confusing, the amazing...and yet... I was...
A Doughnut Love Story

A Doughnut Love Story

I’ve professed my love for this doughnut hut before (over this way). When I did, friends and actual  real life Footscray residents, were confused how/why I even knew about this train track shanty. Truth be told, I discovered a lovely photo essay by Jaime Murcia and  instantly fell in love with doughnut maker and owner...
Melbourne: Naked for WHO!?

Melbourne: Naked for WHO!?

Wait, Wait, WAIT! Before the CuisiMom gets on the line asking what on earth kind of trouble I got myself into in Australia…I promise, the name of this place is much racier than it sounds. Promise. Naked For Satan is a Pintxos (Basque style bar snacks) establishment based on the urban myth/ legend Leon Satanovich,...
Good'day...Cuisinerd in Australia!

Good’day…Cuisinerd in Australia!

Hey Ya! 2010 came to a full bellied close and then welcomed 2011 with an even equally delicious adventure. I’ve just returned from a 2 week visit to Australia where I met up with long lost friends, discovered some new favorite restaurants, shopped at some of the most adorable home good boutiques and let me...
Food Crush: trotski & ash

Food Crush: trotski & ash

The truth with most of my Australian based buddies and those friends of theirs I only know via the internets? I seriously wish I lived closer to become pals with the likes of  Trotski & Ash. Melbourne based food bloggers, recipe documenters, cooking club hostesses and soon to be catering pros…these two ladies just have...
Nice to Meat You

Nice to Meat You

Open Since 1876, Victor Churchill Butchery in Sydney Australia is showcasing quality meats in a divine space like it was a Louis Vuitton Showroom. Design highlights include brick walls made from hand carved salt rock as well as solid copper sausage cabinet hardware which were cast from their own inventory. I appreciate taking an old...
Meals on Wheels, Down Under

Meals on Wheels, Down Under

Ah! My dream of being the first to introduce the food truck phenomenon to Australia has been crushed. In fact, they are doing it big time awesome. That truck is just rad. So much for my early retirement/ relocation plan. At least I can still dream of bringing the Aussies some decent Mexican food. Check...