Sunday, January 30, 2011

Glebe Markets

Glebe Markets is on every Saturday from 10am to 4pm on Glebe Point Road, in the playground of Glebe School (hence assorted glimpses of grass, bark, and yellow-lined tarmac). It's an enjoyable hotch-potch of local designers and artists, new and vintage items ("it's mainly for girls", I overheard one passing hipster say disparagingly to another), hats, bags, frames, sunglasses, plants, and designers like Bree Pash and Gingham and Heels. There's also some food stands (Mexican, shown below, and interesting hollowed-out bread rolls with hundreds and thousands, which I think were Hungarian). I came away with a robot necklace.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Little Marionette

Little Marionette on the Dale is tucked away on Trafalgar Street, Annandale, with large windows opening out onto the street and quirky decor, including a trompe l'oeil door masquerading as a bookshelf and a little elephant guarding the flowerpots. They sell pastries and pies from the delectable Black Star Pastry. The staff are friendly and they made an incredible bowl of muesli, fruit and yogurt for me (at 2.30pm on a Saturday afternoon, all the pies and quiches were gone).

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Fish On Fire

On my last day before returning to work full time, a beautiful sunny day, we went to one of my favourite places in Glebe, Fish on Fire. it's an unassuming place, but the food is excellent: my idea of heaven is to buy the grilled fish (served in its own handy little box with moist, buttery rice and salad) and a bottle of ginger beer, and sit in Foley Park directly opposite, eating it on the grass. There's evidence below of exactly that, but also a photograph of someone else's fish burger, and the simple, classic dish of fish and chips. The chips are superlative: crisp on the outside, salty and flavoursome, and light and fluffy on the inside. As a bonus, there's a bit of history in the park: the Wireless House (shown below), which has been sonically re-activated and plays vintage music whenever someone approaches it.

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