Queenslander: crispy smoky bacon, roasted tomatoes and chunky pineapple
For the past week, we’ve been staying with Panu’s mum out in the ‘burbs. Her house is fantastic and spacious, and she makes awesome pasta and stuff, but get this: her internet plan is not unlimited. What does that even mean, you ask? Well, I too didn’t understand the concept of limited internet until last night when we managed to “use up all of her internet”.
You see? I’m not the only one who is dumbfounded by the running out of the internet. But basically, she has a limited plan. And when you use up all your download capacity, you get shaped. Being shaped doesn’t mean you can’t get on the internet at all. In fact, so mean are the internet providers that they tease you with access. They give you a teeny little bit of speed, like um 64kbps, which is basically like fucking torture.
Anyway, I’ve been working from home all this week because a) we’re like an hour away from town and b) I have late meetings (such is the beauty of working in the central time zone while living 9 hours ahead) but since we’ve been shaped, I had to join the drones, pile onto the train and chug my way to work today.
Well, it ain’t so bad being at work because look! I HAZ INTERNETS!
Another reason being at work ain’t so bad is because there’s actually some decent food to have for lunch in the city. Like this place, The Australian Hotel, which is just up the road from my office. They’re a fantastic little heritage pub, perched atop a hill at The Rocks. Hint: they have a breath taking roof top bar which is awesome for new year’s eve. They also serve some of the best pizza I’ve ever had, so that’s where we went last week when I was catching up with some friends from Europe.
Check out le pizzas (surf & turf is my all time favourite):
Tandoori chicken with mint yoghurt, mango chutney & lemon
Devils: smoked salmon, scallops, prawns, smoky bacon, spinach, mozzarella & lemon
Surf & turf: local tiger prawns, BBQ steak, spinach & caramelised onions
roast pumpkin & blue cheese salad
Greek salad & wedges
They also make their pizzas in little individual sizes, or big sharing greedy sizes, which I love.
Speaking of being shaped and um, pizzas, you know what else I’ve been craving since I got back?
I need to get me some pizza shapes!!
The Australian Heritage Hotel
100 Cumberland Street
The Rocks, NSW, 2000
(02) 9247 2229