Good Living - The Growing Cult of the Food Blog
A blog on Sydney Food, Sydney Restaurants and the musings of the food industry
I just came across this fun little site created by Crema Magazine/ Citysearch.
It's been a while since I've been to Bondi Beach. There's a few old favourites there; Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Moorish Restaurant & Bar, Brown Sugar, Sydney best pizza at Pompeii's and my favourite Sydney cafe - Skinny Dip.
I'm inspired to post today after reading Sean's Sydney Food Diary blog on Pompei's at Bondi Beach. Look at the pics and you'll see one of Sydney best pizzas - the "Prosciutto e fichi" (excuse the spelling).
This recent post on Benjamin's Christie's blog about the Heat in the Kitchen show on SBS got me going. Ben raises a number of points (the dearth of Sydney restaurant reviewers I agree with).
Ben's point of of view is from a restaurateur (fair enough - he is a Chef). Mine is from a diner. Restaurant reviewers are a great beast and opinion differentiates the average review from the great. As much as I like all review, sites simplistic sites like Eatability.com.au do end up disappointing me. For example, Eatability.com.au is chock-a-block full of "It's gr8t - best ever" type posts. That doesn't help me one iota except possible to steer me away from the venue.
Reviews from Mathew Evans I respect. The guy calls a spade a spade. The real criticism is that there are not enough reviews of the sway of Mathew. The Sydney media scene is such that I don't think there will be anyone that truly has the sway of the Good Food Guide/Good Living reviewer.
In the aggregate I think its possible that 1,000 bloggers can achieve the same effect. Bring it on I say ...