Friday, July 3, 2015
This 333 Lager (5.3%) hails from Vietnam and is typical of what to expect from an Asian beer having a thin body. I found the carbonation too high as I was feeling very bloated. The bonus was I could burp the alphabet? Bitterness is prevailing with this one and gets stronger on the aftertaste. I cannot have many of these and not really a fan.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
If you've been following my blog for a while, you probably also know neither of us work in the city, far from it. There's always something I envy about lunchtime in the city, the choices and (let's face it) lunch time deals so when I had the opportunity to check out the new Light and Fast Lunch menu at Cos Restaurant on Leigh Street, I jumped at it.
Monday, June 29, 2015
We were recently invited to check out The Gully Public House and Garden, what used to be known as The Gully Hotel. When we arrived we didn't know what to expect, I had heard about a huge redesign. They still had their historic Front Bar with a cozy country pub vibe then we stepped into the Beer Garden which was a complete wow. Beautiful pendant lights hanging from above at different lengths, booths on the upper level, plenty of greenery for that garden feeling and three different levels with a giant LED screen on the corner. You can practically watch the game from any seat.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Robe Town’s Amber Ale (5.1%) kicks you in the mouth with a swift treacle, caramel taste that leaves you hankering for more. Visually it shows a deep brown colour with a nice body to match and works very well with a nice lamb stew or other hearty dishes. They pride themselves on producing hand-made and all natural ales with no preservatives. Their ales are naturally carbonated inside the bottle "just like in days gone by". Their own South Australian wood-fired brewery in Robe is still under development so currently they brew it in small batches at an independent brewing facility near Ballarat. I tried this at Street Adl and enjoyed it very much, try it if you come across it.
Monday, June 22, 2015
There is always a hunger for knowledge of who is the best so here at Foodie Ling we have had a pilgrimage of the classic Cheeseburger. We will see which cheeseburger is the Ark of the Covenant, Holy Grail, All Spark, Tesseract or whatever reference you want to attach to something that is the best. Here's our top 7 cheeseburgers in Adelaide.
Friday, June 19, 2015
LaskoDark (5.9%) is a dark lager from Slovenia and is a splendid drink for both summer and winter. I had this one at Kaffana on Peel St and it went really well with the grilled meats from this Serbian influenced European restaurant. It had a hearty malt body with a smokey, chocolate finish. The colour is a dark burgundy brown with a nice tanned head. The aroma it gave off would be of toast, bread and yeast so it really gives a nice warm feel. This lager is a must to try if you find it and has more body than a fat man at a buffet!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tucked away on Angas Street in the heart of Adelaide, Seven Stars Hotel is a spot for food, drinks and maybe a burger challenge or two. I must admit I wasn't really aware of this place until the owner contacted me recently to come in and give it a try. As you walk in the front bar there's a cozy vibe, rather perfect for catching up with friends for drinks and a bite, especially in the cooler months. Out the back you will find a large restaurant dining area and a lovely alfresco dining section outside.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
The Longest Table is back for its third year! Simply put, it is a fun event where you can host a dinner or donate to hosts to help fight cancer, one of the most saddening diseases that affect a lot more people than you think. I remember sitting through one of my professional seminars and just hearing number that didn't hit at that point but the risk of cancer in Australia goes as high as 1 in 2. A mere 50%. Between you and me, one of us might get it. Between Mr. Foodie and I, one of us might get it. It's therefore unsurprising that this leading cause of death in Australia has affected everyone directly or indirectly. The Longest Table aims to help find treatments and cures by funding much needed research.
Friday, June 12, 2015
The Western Australia brewery tempted me again into trying another from its arsenal and my hand reached out for the Smokey Bishop Dark Lager. I am biased towards loving a dark brew and this did not disappoint! The alcohol comes in at 4.7 % and as the name suggests it has a fine smokey taste to it with a well balanced bitterness. A smooth woody finish on the back palate leaves me wanting more of this smoking gun of a dark lager! This one made it to my try again list so do give it a go and enjoy with bacon, brisket or any manly meat of your choice!
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
I've long heard about Modinetti's famous baked eggs, rivaling those of even the best cafes in Melbourne. Quite frankly we have put it off far too long! Located right on the busy Henley Beach Road in Torrensville you might just spot it if they've got the Vespa parked outside. It's not a very large cafe but enough to take you away from the outside world.