Bicycle Revolution | West End, Brisbane Bicycle Revolution | West End, Brisbane

Bicycle Revolution | West End, Brisbane

Brisbane is infamous for its hilly terrain. In fact, many of its suburbs are perched on slopes so brutally steep, a short uphill walk will build enough lactic acid in your glutes to burn right through your shorts. With a reputation like that, a lot of people stay away from biking around town, but really, there’s no reason to be afraid.

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Chinese Noodle House | Haymarket, Sydney Chinese Noodle House | Haymarket, Sydney

Chinese Noodle House | Haymarket, Sydney

Do you remember the Seinfeld ‘Soup Nazi’ episode? The one where hungry patrons queued up willingly to be abused by a shop owner, just so they could get a bowl of mouth-watering soup? Well, diners can now experience this bittersweet thrill firsthand at Sydney’s Chinese Noodle House.

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Yong Green Food | Fitzroy Victoria Yong Green Food | Fitzroy Victoria

Yong Green Food | Fitzroy Victoria

In a modest restaurant on Brunswick Street there lives a dragon. In one hand it wields a spoon of diced vegetables. In another a fork-impaled block of tofu. In yet another (dragons have many limbs), a bowl of noodles and peas.

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McIlwraith Croquet Club | Auchenflower, Brisbane McIlwraith Croquet Club | Auchenflower, Brisbane

McIlwraith Croquet Club | Auchenflower, Brisbane

Forget Wii. Grab your parasol and step through the historic white gates of McIlwraith Croquet Club. Once considered a game for ‘oldies’, croquet is making a comeback in much the same way as lawn bowls. And why wouldn’t it? Nothing beats an afternoon on the grassy expanse, either playing with friends or sitting under a flower-garlanded shelter watching your wiley challengers.

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Grub Food Van and Grub Hole | Fitzroy, Melbourne

Grub Food Van and Grub Hole | Fitzroy, Melbourne

Like a serve of junkyard kitsch with your latte? There’s an Airstream caravan parked on an old lot a short walk off Brunswick Street that aims to give you just that.

Jul 5, 2012 13:26

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Clovelly Bowling Club | Clovelly, Sydney

Clovelly Bowling Club | Clovelly, Sydney

Lawn bowls is a cult pastime in Sydney. But while the older set might still wear whites and bowling shoes, the younger generation has eschewed the rules and regulations, and replaced them with beers and boardies.

Apr 18, 2012 12:51

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Norita Cafe & Board Games | Sydney

Norita Cafe & Board Games | Sydney

The atmosphere is charged with tension and my next move is crucial. As I bite the bullet and slowly ease a block loose I get an attack of ham-fisted butterfingers and the entire Jenga tower comes crashing down to the delight of my companions. A sore loser, I refuse to play again and instead opt to choose another of the 70-odd games available.

May 2, 2012 12:32

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Avid Reader | Brisbane

Avid Reader | Brisbane

A good librarian is a special thing, dispensing sound advice and scholarly insight. A good bookseller is no different. For this reason, Avid Reader is often regarded as Brisbane’s bookseller of choice.

Apr 10, 2012 11:41

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Bicycle Revolution | West End, Brisbane

Bicycle Revolution | West End, Brisbane

Brisbane is infamous for its hilly terrain. In fact, many of its suburbs are perched on slopes so brutally steep, a short uphill walk will build enough lactic acid in your glutes to burn right through your shorts. With a reputation like that, a lot of people stay away from biking around town, but really, there’s no reason to be afraid.

Chinese Noodle House | Haymarket, Sydney

Chinese Noodle House | Haymarket, Sydney

Do you remember the Seinfeld ‘Soup Nazi’ episode? The one where hungry patrons queued up willingly to be abused by a shop owner, just so they could get a bowl of mouth-watering soup? Well, diners can now experience this bittersweet thrill firsthand at Sydney’s Chinese Noodle House.

Yong Green Food | Fitzroy Victoria

Yong Green Food | Fitzroy Victoria

In a modest restaurant on Brunswick Street there lives a dragon. In one hand it wields a spoon of diced vegetables. In another a fork-impaled block of tofu. In yet another (dragons have many limbs), a bowl of noodles and peas.

McIlwraith Croquet Club | Auchenflower, Brisbane

McIlwraith Croquet Club | Auchenflower, Brisbane

Forget Wii. Grab your parasol and step through the historic white gates of McIlwraith Croquet Club. Once considered a game for ‘oldies’, croquet is making a comeback in much the same way as lawn bowls. And why wouldn’t it? Nothing beats an afternoon on the grassy expanse, either playing with friends or sitting under a flower-garlanded shelter watching your wiley challengers.

Luncheonette | Kensington, Melbourne

Luncheonette | Kensington, Melbourne

No doubt you’ve heard of New York’s SoHo, Greenwich Village and Lower East Side. Well now Melbourne can join in with the groovy neighbourhood names: welcome to the Inner West Side, home to the New York–inspired Luncheonette in Kensington.