September 2, 2014
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I held back from saying it after Jersey Boys for fear of sounding ageist. But if the great Clint Eastwood had not on that occasion made the movie of an old man, then the revered (and by some reviled) Woody Allen has most certainly done so with this sweet and flowery waffle.
This week the Culture round up takes off with 'Hermitage Revealed' which takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the museum’s tumultuous history from imperial palace to state museum, and offers unprecedented access to special collections and exclusive areas.
With their positions in both Reserves and Premier Division finals series locked in, the Park Hotel Byron Bay Rams hosted two strong Lismore Workers teams on Saturday’s final round of the FFNC championship.
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.
When Katie’s not keeping beaches from Seven Mile to Sri Lanka clean from rubbish, she’s educating young minds on the values of conservation.
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.
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
Councils across NSW have refuted the federal government’s claim that the abolition of the carbon tax will lead to savings that will compensate them for any expected budget shortfalls.
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
Harry Manx has spent decades fusing eastern musical traditions with the blues, switching between conventional acoustic and electric guitars, the banjo and his Mohan veena, created by Harry’s Indian mentor Vishw Mohan Bhatt.
Twenty year old Geelong boy Taylor Henderson is making his mark. After being a finalist on X Factor in 2013, Taylor’s star has been on the rise ever since.
The never-ending war against inanimate objects – in this case drugs – was highlighted recently with police dog operations targeting children as they entered both Murwillumbah and Mullumbimby high schools.
The number of the long-protected gannets today are increasing, but their new knack in diving for small fish baited on long lines, and being snagged and drowned there, suggests their future is still uncertain.
This hotel isn’t exactly a wallflower. Many love and patronise this pub. Here the spring menu showcases local produce. Headed up by local chef Shane Morrit, the new team has sourced produce from the local northern rivers region.
The Northern is right in the heart of the action in Byron Bay. Pop in for that good traditional pub feel. It’s cosy and friendly dining. You can sit in the sun on the side of Jonson Street and watch the parade of locals and tourists walking by, while noshing on some square meals.
It’s been six years since this pub’s identity changed to the Court House Hotel. With the transformation came a steady customer base enjoying a creative menu with dishes such as crispy skin duck, roasted parsnips, fennel and citrus salad, topped with orange glaze.
This 1940s Art Deco-style pub is a local favourite for many. A huge seating area is flanked by choice in food, beverages and out-staged entertainment. For kids, teens and the entire family it’s wholly complete.
Don’t be fooled by the carpark surrounds, this is as snug a spot as any around. An attractive and contemporary refurb inside awaits any patron from business to parent, with a fun games room for kids too.
At one hundred and six years old, this is truly an original and authentic Aussie pub. It’s like the Jurassic Park of hotels. Not that you’ll find living fossils at the bar, but it’s certainly an interesting place to visit.