Dyslexia rewards

I’ve been talking to my sister about stealing her T2 chai tea but my Mum for some reason thought I wanted chia seeds and therefore bought me a huge bag of it when she went to Costco. Bless her cotton socks; she dragged it all the way back on the train in her little trolley so I couldn’t refuse it.

I have zero idea of what to do with it (so any ideas would be welcome!). It wasn’t until my sister requested homemade granola for her birthday did I think to sneak some in. The chia seeds didn’t add anything taste wise but it is supposed to be very good for you. My whole house now smells like maple syrup. Yum!Chia, chai… Let’s call the whole thing off!IMG_9377

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Breakfast worth getting up for. I believe all breakfasts should contain at least three courses.
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I feel that @mrfrugii should stop posting photos of his desserts so late at night. It is making me dream of them, it’s subliminal messaging really.
#frugiiobsession #frugii #dessert #chouxpastry #food #foodie #foodblog #cbr #visitcanberra #localscan #restaurantaustralia #dessert

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The kinda take away I don’t mind getting. TimmyC went to #frugii without me again but at least he didn’t forget about me.
#mustbelove #frugiiobsession #cbr #cake #food #foodie #foodblog #visitcanberra #restaurantaustralia #dessert #localscan @mrfrugii

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Lonsdale Street Eatery

My friends wanted to eat something meaty and this was one of the first places that I thought of. I’ve been meaning to go to Lonsdale Street Eatery and try their real American wood smoked BBQ, their menu states: “our meat and fish is slow cooked using white oak in our Old Hickory Pit, custom made in Missouri, USA”.

Here is their menu, there are so many things to try. What would you have chosen?2015/01/img_7894.jpgNo one ordered a salad but at least there was the option.2015/01/img_7893.jpgIt is a ‘order and pay at the counter’ type of situation which is convenient for the establishment but my friend who ordered a ‘platter for two’ two people ahead of me, received her food while I was still ordering at the counter! Sure everything has been slow cooked for hours and ready to serve, but that serving time is ridiculous!

Their table numbers are hard to miss2015/01/img_7902.jpgPlatter for two brisket, pulled pork, 2 ribs, slaw, fries and dill pickles ($39.00). I cannot believe how fast this came out! The reason why I didn’t want to share in this platter was because I’m constantly being disappointed with brisket and pulled pork and I’d rather eat other things.2015/01/img_7906.jpgLots of condiments, some on the table and more at the counter. Be carefull one of them is vinegar!2015/01/img_7907.jpgI might have gotten a bit crazy, all this food was just for me.2015/01/img_7915.jpgI have a confession, I got greedy and I didn’t want to share; I ordered a lot of food that was very filling. I didn’t finish everything but I made a fair dent.2015/01/img_7920.jpgRoyal with cheese, 150g hand ground beef patty served in our custom made buns ($14.00). I must say that this was a really good burger despite having pickles, which I did eat for two bites before discarding. It tastes more like an American Burger with the type of cheese, sauce and pickles. The bun was really nice but I discarded the top, if I had to give myself a chance to eat other things like mac ‘n’ cheese, chips and ribs, something had to give. The patty was really juicy and delicious.2015/01/img_7917.jpgMac ‘n’ Cheese ($4.50). This wasn’t what I was expecting. It tasted more like the pasta was mixed through with a bechamel sauce rather than a strong cheesy taste. I was slightly disappointed and I probably wouldn’t order this again.2015/01/img_7916.jpg5 hour smoked pork ribs (3 pieces $15.00). Ribs are always expensive but upon reflection this was rather more pricey than your average smoked meats eatery. The ribs were cooked very well, they were super tender and had a great smokey taste.2015/01/img_7913.jpg“Lonsdale Fried Chicken” chicken tenders, chilli mayo ($8.00). I did share one dish with a friend, I probably didn’t need it but I wanted to taste it. They were nice and crispy but I wish there was more lime for a tangy flavour.2015/01/img_7910.jpgI love the cute little terrarium and the variety of different seating around the place.2015/01/img_7895.jpgMy advice would be to not listen to your greedy inner self. I really wanted to try dessert but there was no way I was going to fit that in. It was a risk ordering a burger when they specialize in American BBQ but it paid off, I get hungry every time I look at that burger. I look forward to coming here again, the atmosphere is laid back and it is also family friendly. It is BYO pretty good if you have a particular beer or cider that you want to wash all this meaty goodness down.

Casual relaxed atmosphere, if it wasn’t so cold that night, we would have sat out here.2015/01/img_7898.jpg

Venue: Lonsdale Street Eatery

Address: 23 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

Phone: (02) 6247 9882

Opening hours:

Monday – Wednesday 6am – 4pm

Thursday – Saturday 6am – 9.30pm

Sunday 7am – 7pm

Websitehttp://lonsdalestreetroasters.com/eatery/
Lonsdale Street Roasters 23 on Urbanspoon

Just proving we had mains and didn’t just dive into three desserts at #quay
King George whiting, native coastal greens, hatsuka radish and smoked oyster crackling
#sydney #seafood #visitnsw #food #foodie #foodblog #restaurantaustralia

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Take away coffee anyone? Hahaha just kidding it’s just my dessert take away. I’m starting to think @mrfrugii is having an affair with TimmyC with the amount of time they have been spending together.
#frugiiobsession #localscan #visitcanberra #canberraeats #cbr #frugii #dessert #food #foodie #foodblog #restaurantaustralia

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