Having spent the first 10 or so years of my life growing up in the west, Lone Star was always known to me as that funky looking house we drove past on the way to the shops. Not that I’d ever set foot in this Texas-inspired restaurant, but I can never forget its unique exterior. So when I realised there was another branch just 10 minutes away from work, I was keen to give it a go.
Wild West Wind Beer Battered Onion Rings ($7.95)
A quick online search tells me that Lone Star was actually once large chain with 180+ stores in the US, now dwindled down to 4. And although Lone Star has also closed many doors in Australia, it seems to be doing better, with some 8 branches in NSW- including the Blacktown branch that I remember clearly.
Saucy Biddy ‘Chicken’ Wings ($9.95 for 6)
The Winter weather has well and truly arrived. And as much as I loathe cold wintery mornings, it does mean perfect weather for hot pot!
Seriously, is there anything that screams warmth and comfort quite like a pot of hot soup bubbling away right in front of you? (If there is, I’d love to know!)
We’re loving the abundance of hot pot options that have popped up over the past couple of years. One of the newcomers in this area is Yuan’s Hot Pot. And because hot pot is not complete without good company, we’re here with a group of fellow passionate foodies that is the FCBA for a delicious lunch feed. And we sure left feeling satisfied!
It’s probably the Asian in me, but I’m never one to say no to a buffet!
So when I came across the sign advertising the IKEA Buffet for Easter during one of my lunchtime IKEA walks, I was quick to make plans with some colleagues to check it out!
It’s nothing new, IKEA have been running buffets pretty much since they opened in Rhodes. They’re usually around Christmas, Easter and occasionally throughout the year, and you can always guarantee there’ll be crowds.
But the fact that it was a short walk away from work and it started right as we finished work made it a perfect start to our Easter Long Weekend. And at just $18 per person, we did’t have much to lose!
I’m a huge fan of all things seafood, and if there’s one type of seafood that I don’t see enough of on restaurant menus it would be crab. So when I heard about the Crab Carnival at The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room with a complete menu dedicated to crab, I knew I had to visit. The Crab Carnival runs annually for roughly a month between March and April, and involves not only crab dishes, but also crab drinks and events (hermit crab racing anyone?)
Oysters ($4 each)