LeVeL33: the world’s highest urban craft-brewery

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Wednesday 20 February 2013

The concept is intriguing. LeVeL33 is, after all, self-proclaimed as the “world’s highest urban craft-brewery.” The sweeping views of Singapore’s Marina Bay aren’t too shabby either. But it is the beer that we’re after. Here they freshly brew their own series of blond lager, pale ale, stout and porter. All are housed in contemporary copper […]

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Pappy and Harriet’s: a bar in Pioneertown, California

Stacy Conde Reader Find

By Stacy Conde in Cool Travel on Tuesday 12 June 2012

Originally opened in 1972 and called The Cantina, what is now Pappy & Harriet’s was once an outlaw biker burrito bar. Set right at the entrance to Pioneertown (a proper 1940’s – 50’s old west movie set created by the likes of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers), Pappy’s is now […]

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Jazushi in Sydney’s Surry Hills

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in Cool Travel on Tuesday 29 June 2010

Eating agedashi tofu and sushi while live jazz music plays is a pleasure of mine made possible by the very unique Jazushi restaurant in Sydney’s Surry Hills. The hidden gem specialises in traditional Japanese cuisine fused with European influence.

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Colonel Tan’s, Melbourne

Jacqui Alexander Reader Find

By Jacqui Alexander in New Food and Packaging on Monday 17 May 2010

Colonel Tan’s is the latest food sensation creation by Cookie’s Karen Batson. The kitsch Thai menu is served at Revolver’s upstairs supersized loungeroom to the beats of a live — caged — DJ. Combining classic Thai dishes, such as Pad Thai and, my favourite, Beatle leaves with Chicken Nuggets and Kaffir lime, the whole experience […]

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El Dorado, Massachusetts

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 19 March 2010

If your quest for the perfect Mexican pit-stop seems like seeking the lost city of gold, then you’ll feel like a proud explorer when you discover Dorado Tacos and Cemitas in Brookline, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston.

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El Mollete, Madrid

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 16 September 2009

Located on an unassuming side street in central Madrid, El Mollete is a simple restaurant serving knock-out local dishes. Sliced potatoes cooked in olive oil are topped with salty, smoky, fried eggs broken just before serving to release their oozing, deep yellow yolks.

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Toronto’s FRANK restaurant

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in Architecture on Wednesday 15 July 2009

Designed by — and named after – the iconic architect Frank Gehry, Toronto’s FRANK is a tasty complement to the Art Gallery of Ontario, located, as it is, within the building’s beautiful surrounds. The interior design is stunning: modern, chic, and urbane, it’s a work of art in its own right, featuring modern Danish furnishings and an installation of Frank Stella’s work. And the restaurant itself benefits from the oversight of executive chef Anne Yarymowich, who has created a small but delightful menu, showcasing local wines and seasonal ingredients.

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Ultra Supper Club, Toronto

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Monday 6 July 2009

One of the best designed restaurants I’ve eaten at, Ultra Supper Club, located in Toronto’s bustling downtown area, offers a fun and playful ambiance and a beautifully conceptualized menu that fits neatly into that burgeoning culinary category of ‘modern fusion’. Which means, exactly? A bit of this, a bit of that, all elegantly presented and rounded off with a sparkling wine selection which complements the variable dining options.

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