Pictures like windows into the streets and hearts of the city. walking around with a film rangefinder. One can't help but feel excited by the notion of perhaps capturing a perfect titillating scene at the turn of a bend or in a split second. This is what I got. Sydney in its reckless moments, in periods of silent stillness, an epitome of jarring split personalities.
Honestly, I miss all that.
You think you know a scene of an Australian pub on a lazy Tues afternoon when you see one. But be surprised when you step into the ultra cool vicinity of the newly refurbished Carrington. Yeh, so there aren't any hobos (shame on me) in sight nor cheaply dressed staff. Here, you are greeted with smiles and the easy going attitude of the friendly 'bar-maid' who doubles up as a professional member of the wait staff. A room full of ravenous people nursing their bubbly and hoeing down plates of freshly colored goodies. Make a quick trip to the bathroom and chance upon the chefs in the ultra professional kitchens stealing glances at you. From their mosaic tile framed pedestals, this commanded some form of respect from the unsuspecting diners. At this point of time, my ferocious appetite overwhelmed me. Which was a good thing since it made ordering off their lunch menu an extremely pleasant affair for G.
pictured over is the Spicy chicken burger ($15 with a pint of beer/wine). Not the best one I've had yet but I did love the spicy slaw in between.
This though, was an absolute winner. A deduction that was made simply by one look. The Media Noche (Cuban Midnight Sandwich) arrived at the table sans the frills and sauces that came along with the burger. Whispering details of its contents from the melting cheese dribbling off it's toasted sides. Needless to say, we polished this one of it's wooden board, got swept off our feets in the midst by it's complex flavor combination of uber stretchy cheese, triple pork and mustard. By far, the best ham and cheese toasty I've ever had. I wish I didn't have to share, but portions size wise made it berserk to consume in entirety. Pity...
I don't say this often. But you've not seen the last of me yet.
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