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Jared Dixon sells everyone’s wines at his parents’ bottle-o. He has a soft spot for his own, though. Jilly is his label. His great-grandad was punished after falling for the Irish maid – the maid’s name was Jilly.
Anthea Amore has been a vegan and a passionate vegan and gluten-free cook for the past 26 years. Creating dishes and the likes for others over the years has resulted in the culmination of her new cook book – Passion. Organic vegan recipes to live for.
Brunswick Heads is crowded with good coffee and fare. I say this after chomping down a falafel pocket from Yami’s, then, moving to the right and down the lane, I sidled into Footbridge for my after-coffee.
Get the Aerogard out or, for some, the neem bush (whatever floats your boat), and join the mozzies and blood-sucking midges for a fiesta of double-dipping with friends gathered on the patio.
The Echo’s Good Life weekly feature held a writing competition a few weeks back. Those who entered were placed under the pump. We gave them three days to submit a short account of a funny travel anecdote. We received a surprisingly healthy number of entries.
Restaurants in remote and secreted places are becoming extremely popular and people also seem to have an inclination to run them. Finding a paying job or a pastime to go with that perfect lifestyle can be a challenging matter.
Staying in a town pub can sometimes be a little gauche. Nestled in Eltham is a hotel just about as friendly and inviting as a pub can get. You’ll find good food and chattels, a large range of beers including local Byron Bay Stone and Wood and Coopers beers.
Death is sometimes nature’s way of telling you to slow down. There’s one certainty in life and that is we eventually leave it. So, a little life before death is in order and most of us are already waking up in the closest thing to heaven.
These days you can find some fabulous eateries inside your local clubs, but the Byron Bay Bowling Club has reached a new level after farming out their restaurant area to consummate ex-Melbourne foodie professional David Piesse.
Witches Falls Winery is a James Halliday five-star winery (2014) and one I visited on a fleeting overnight stay in Mt Tamborine recently.
We’d travelled up from God’s country in Byron Shire to Mt Tamborine, another of God’s lands. Speaking of God, we were here to check-out the new restaurant fittingly named Eden.
I’ve a vault of happy memories filled with family trips on cold wintry weekends and hot summer holidays off to the Blue Mountains near Sydney. My parents would pack us up and away we’d go.
Some things you just never get tired of – aged scotch, good food and wine, great sex (yes, I just said that), and there are just no substitutes for coffee, chocolate and smokes (I don’t anymore, but have).
Top chefs showcase their wares at the fourth annual Sample Food Festival and the organisers are saying that it’s shaping up to be the biggest one yet. The one day event attracts over 10,000 visitors from all over the country, and brings together the region’s best farmers, producers and chefs.
Remy Tancred spent many years working in publishing in Sydney and loved it, so naturally when she moved to the north coast 11 years ago, she turned to this industry first.
What’s on offer at your local pub is worth a look. Here’s cheers to the effort many hotels are putting in to please, and keep, customers coming through their doors.
The town here houses the three lovingly restored buildings that are the Harvest Cafe and deli with its 103-year-old oven and bakery next door, and all were too tempting for me to pass them by an ill-fated trek, I’d become stuck somewhere between Lismore and Eltham.
If you dislike awesome food, despise friendly locals and live entertainment and are repulsed by relaxed and easygoing surrounds then the Rails kitchen is not for you.
This hotel is the stuff of a great family night out. Playthings for the folks, reasonably priced food and drink, pool tables and other temptations too
The Richmond Hotel in Lismore offers the hungry patron double the choice with two eateries – Lizzies and The Terrace Bistro.
‘The Fed’, as this Hotel is affectionately called, is Alstonville’s iconic Federal Hotel and has welcomed locals and tourists alike for more than 100 years.
This is a classic country pub. Rest assured there’s plenty of hospitality, good food and care. Take in some of the landscapes as you travel out to Eltham.
This is a ‘2 Schooner’-awarded hotel dining room which means they have won (17/20) two years running in the SMH Good Food section Pub Food Guide Awards
The Middle Pub has all the stuff of any upright local hotel. Take yourself into the dining areas and polished floors and smart fittings come with the meal