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tjhdtm Dec 16, 2011 09:56 PM

Hi,

I know I should look at all the boards first. But.... We're coming to Sydney, then to Hobart, then to Auckland & Wellington. We're (admit iti foodies from berkeley, ca. and like to sample whatever is good.

we heard that sydney has great asian restaurants --- thai, especially we'd be interested in, but anything else also.

suggestions for one "dinex" (albeit not necessarily expensive) in the above-mentioned locations would be welcome.

p.s. chowhound has been good to us in pittsburgh, mexico city, san diego, santiago, lima and san diego. we're counting on you guys....

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    mr_gimlet Dec 17, 2011 01:47 PM

    what's a 'dinex'?

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      tjhdtm Dec 17, 2011 02:31 PM

      my apologies. it's my husband's word for "dining experience"....

    2. debbieann Dec 17, 2011 01:28 AM

      ok, I'll take Hobart. you could read my posts for the long version - here is what I currently love:

      Smolt in salamanca
      Monty's - not far from Salamanca
      Garagistes - I like going early, 5 pm, before they get slammed. no bookings, communal tables
      ethos

      Coffee:
      Pilgrim (on argyle near liverpool, say hi to Will)
      Yellow Bernard (not open on wkends, say hi)
      Villino
      Dr Coffee (salamanca)

      go to Mona and then eat at their restaurant Source, take the ferry there
      Peppermint Bay

      Sweet Envy - pecan sticky bun, go early, opens 830 am and the ice cream

      right now there are great cherries, in general the produce is great. try cape grim beef. bruny island oysters. when are you getting here?

      I'm happy to help w Hobart questions. If I had a day in Sydney I'd eat laksa and chat thai and Quay if I had the $$$$.

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