I’m lucky enough to live and work between Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, among the hippest and most desirable parts of Sydney. But I have to say, I’ve had just about enough of this ‘hipster’ craze, where everything either has holes in it, has been deconstructed, is worn super-loose or ultra-tight (I can never get it right), or is to my mind symptomatic of downright laziness. Take for example a trip to Surry Hills’ most renowned Chinese eatery last Wednesday.
I won’t name and shame, but suffice to say, the female owner is a highly regarded Australian television chef, author, restauranteur and television presenter. The food was pleasant, albeit over-priced (but where isn’t, these days?). But what really got my goat was the specials menu, which, as you can see, was simply ILLEGIBLE!
I appreciate the fact that the owner had gone to the effort to handwrite each one, but surely it demonstrates a certain degree of arrogance to write your menus in such a way that no one other than yourself is able to read them?
Anyway, just had to mention it. Sorry Kylie. Oops!