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As the Royal Adelaide Show comes to an end for another year and I listened to the fireworks from my balcony, I sat and reminisced about the rite of passage we should all experience as Adelaidians.
I must admit, I didn’t actually go to the show this year (because I have a mortgage), but I think some things never change, and there are some pretty universal experiences we all go through during those ten magical days in September.
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After a solid 12 hours on the road, my glorious Barossa Gourmet Weekend was finally coming to an end, I was tired to the point of semi-delirious but nothing could suppress my excitement for the five course dinner at Barossa Valley Brewing for the monthly event called ‘Battle of the Bottle’.
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What’s better than good wine? Wine made by passionate people with strong environmental and moral ethics. Meet Michael and Alisa Hart of Hart of the Barossa, the oldest certified organic vineyard in the Barossa Valley.
One of the highlights whilst gallivanting through the Barossa Gourmet Weekend was an up close and personal wine tasting experience with the Hart’s for their event – Shiraz Flights with Barossa Bites.
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o h m y !
OK, so I was pretty boozy the first time I went to Ancient World. A friend had told me about this magical underground wonderland of cheap beers and rad music, tucked down an alleyway behind Hindley Street.
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I’ll be honest, I can’t remember the last time I was awake before sunrise. Ordinarily, I couldn’t think of anything worse, but today was different. I woke up with the feelings reminiscent of a kid on Christmas day, but instead of the anticipation of that Barbie camper trailer I’d been dreaming of, I awoke with thoughts that within a couple of hours I’d be eating breakfast by an open wood fire in the Barossa Valley.
Itinerary planned – check. iPhone and camera charged – check. Umbrella, lipstick and sunglasses packed – check. Double shot flat white – CHECK.
I picked up my partner in crime, Daniel (the man behind the lens) and we were on our way, Barossa bound.
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Barossa Gourmet 2014
This weekend the Barossa Valley region will once again come alive to celebrate all things in good food, wine and music at the Barossa Gourmet Weekend. What makes this years event even more special? It’s celebrating it’s 30th year.
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Let me tell you a tale about 2 cheeky local lads and their passion for American BBQ.
Meet Angus and Angus. Long-time friends turned business partners, slinging perfect pulled pork and baller brisket to the streets of Adelaide.
Here’s the story of the Low and Slow American BBQ food truck.
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For anyone who may follow me on the social medias, you will most likely be familiar with a recent flurry of images and hashtags referencing The Fruitful Pursuit.
For the last six months or so I’ve been part of an ever growing group of fun-loving folk with a passion for South Australian wine.
If you live in Adelaide, chances are you’ve been on a wine tour in one or more of our wonderful regions. Really, we’re spoiled for choice.
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One of the things I’m most grateful for about living in the city is my close proximity to the Adelaide Central Market. I’ve written about my undying love for the markets previously so no need to rehash the past, but if we want to summarise – I bloody love the place and one of my favourite aspects is the abundance of Asian grocers in and around it.
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you would have heard about the mobile ‘dating’ app, Tinder. Perhaps you’ve used it yourself? You probably know someone who has. Marketed by it’s creators as the ‘worlds most popular app’, it brings singles together based on location and age, then shows any mutual (Facebook based) interests and friends hoping to result in a real life connection. Well that’s the idea anyway.