Taste of Perth 2016, Langley Park, Perth WA 6000, Phone 9332 9000.
Don’t Rain on My Parade … Taste of Perth is one of those foodie events that remains calm and opens Rain, Hail or Shine. It worked for me, as staff seemed to be two steps ahead of the weather at all times. Umbrellas went up over tables in the blink of an eye and the rains came, oh, ten minutes later.
Belasyse Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Shop 4, Shafto Lane, Perth WA 6000, Phone 9481 2126.
Born to be Alive … In the CBD to investigate Shafto Lane and the variety of eateries there which we have virtually ignored to date. Alive and bustling the Lane certainly comes to life at night. Stumbled across a sign offering a special deal and in we went.
Old Faithful Bar BBQ, 86 King Street, Perth WA 6000, Phone 0439 467 035.
What’s Love Got To Do With It? … As far as Old Faithful BBQ is concerned, love has everything to do with it. This American Bar and BBQ offers various Meats cooked low and slow. But with an Australian twist.
Markets On Rokeby, Corner Rokeby and Bagot Roads, Subiaco WA 6008.
Elephant in the Room … Markets on Rokeby could definitely use some Novocaine for the Soul. This is not so much a review as a lament for lost opportunities.
Italians Restaurant Pizzeria, 165 Walter Road, Dianella WA 6059, Phone 9276 1262.
Breakfast Can Wait … Our preference was Dinner at Italians Restaurant Pizzeria in Dianella. Decided it was time to be fed by their team of Italian Chefs. Hailing from Rome, Torino and Bologna these three make everything in house, including the Pasta. All under the watchful eye of Head Chef Luca Galaverna.
Secondeli Cafe, 751 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley WA 6050, Phone 6260 9392.
Filling the Gap … The Beaufort Street Café Strip is a little lengthy. Spanning, as it does, from the CBD through to Bedford. And, that means there are gaps where no Cafes, Franchises or even Lunch Bars can be found. Secondeli Cafe has nestled into the Strip where there is a definite gap.
Siena’s Sister, 500 Beaufort Street, Highgate WA 6003, Phone 9227 7762.
Siena’s Sister Roars Back to Beaufort … It was an institution really, the former Sienas that sat in this very same building. But the Restaurant we all knew and loved is back with a bounce in it’s step and a clean, bright makeover. So, the new name reflects its tie-in with Siena’s Leederville.
Pepper Lunch Mount Lawley, Beaux Lane, 609 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley WA 6050, Phone 6150 8350.
Beaux Lane Sizzles … Only recently became aware that Beaux Lane existed. Noticed the Health Freak Café had opened a new store there and they used the Lane in their address. There are already four cafes in residence and a fifth venue has “leased” signs in the window. Things are starting to warm up.
Chimek Northbridge, 77A James Street, Northbridge WA 6003, Phone 9228 3888.
So I Turned Myself To Face Me … And, I said, self, it’s time you followed advice and tried Gochujang Chicken. A US Blogger friend of mine suggested I try this Korean Fried Chicken. Never having heard of it I was surprised when Google came up with many places in Perth that sell this dish.
tbsp. – 10 King William Street, Bayswater WA 6053, Phone (08) 9371 9334.
Just For One Day … Tablespoon or “tbsp.” is a small café on the relatively barren Bayswater Café Strip. There are inklings of a massive stampede of chefs heading this way soon. But only inklings. I’ve been waiting for it to happen for at least five years.