Harvest Espresso, Victoria Park

The eat street of Victoria Park continues to grow ever more delicious. Vic Park locals Catherine and chef hubby Roland Tan realised a long-held dream in November last year when they opened Harvest Espresso on Albany Highway. The cafe offers cheerful service with an all-day menu, 5 Senses coffee and fresh pastries baked daily. It’s […]

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The Beach Club at The Cottesloe Beach Hotel

A multi-million dollar renaissance has been taking place at the iconic Cottesloe Beach Hotel. Established in 1905 and renovated in the 1930s and 40s, the building still retains the art deco character that makes it such a striking beachfront landmark. Some patrons may remember the wilder, rougher days of The Cott, but today, with tighter […]

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Run Amuk Hotdogs Unleashed, South Fremantle

Last weekend, we took Jac’s nephew and niece go karting followed by lunch at Run Amuk Hotdogs Unleashed in South Fremantle. Funny name, great hotdogs. The joy of hotdog. Almost-10-year-old Max loved the dancing hotdog on the wall. I liked the grinning sailor octopus. Seating is on round vinyl drummer stools or converted bus seats. […]

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The Grill’d Coat of Arms Burger

Grill’d Burgers has released a limited edition burger in honour of Australia Day. Available until 31 January, the burger is called the Coat of Arms and features all-Australian ingredients, including a meat pattie made from the two animals represented on the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, the kangaroo and emu. We’re far from the only nation …

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The Merrywell, Crown Perth, Burswood

The Merrywell has brought dude food to Crown Perth. It’s simultaneously comforting and indulgent: salty verging on over-seasoned, deep-fried and gloriously fatty, more suited to being eaten with fingers than cutlery. It’s a trendy pub with striking looks, plenty of dark timber and the warm glow of orange lamps. There are beers on tap, a…

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Nobu, Crown Perth, Burswood

Named after founder and chef proprietor Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, Nobu is world-famous, with 27 restaurants across 21 different cities spanning five continents. It’s also famous for its esteemed co-founder, Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro. We’ve been meaning to dine at Nobu Perth since it opened at the Crown Perth (then still known as Burs…

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Caleb’s 2nd birthday party

At the end of December, it was party time as we celebrated the 2nd birthdays of my nephew Caleb and his best friend Grace. It was a hot sunny afternoon and most of the kids kept cool in the pool, supervised by dads and uncles. The eskies were stuffed with ice and cold drinks, and […]

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Good One BBQ Chinese Restaurant, East Victoria Park

Maybe it’s a sign we’re old farts, but Jac and I were content to have a quiet new year’s eve and skip the parties, crowds and fireworks. Instead, after Jac finished work we drove to Vic Park in search of dinner, something different to the Christmas fare we’d been eating the past week. We chose […]

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