Two weeks ago, I was in Queensland and I ate too much. But um, that’s not really a surprise. When we came back to Sydney, I randomly decided to detox for a few days. Now, I’ve never dieted before and I have no understanding of what kind of diet does what, but basically I figured eating clean (ie no carbs, no sugars) would make me feel better.
Well, I felt hungry.
But my stubbornness reigned supreme and because I said I’d do it until Friday night, well, I did it until Friday night. But you better believe I celebrated with a carb and sugar-filled dinner!
We had dinner at Italian Bowl, another one of my Newtown favourites where they have no website and a very simple menu up top. What makes Italian Bowl really special is that every single dish is cooked to order. They have about eight pans on the go, cooking each and every order (pasta and sauce) as they come in.
Basically you pick a pasta, and then you pick a sauce. And voilà! They also have other mains on the menu such as chicken parmigiana, which I’ve been meaning to try since forever but somehow when I get there, all I want is pasta in my belly.
The guys who run this place have been here for an eternity and they still get a queue almost every night and if that’s not a good sign, I don’t know what is.
255 King Street
Newtown, NSW, 2042
(02) 9516 0857
After dinner we jay walked across King Street to Gelatomassi, which to me, has the best gelato in THE WORLD. That’s right, big call but I’m up for the challenge. The guys (who have also been here forever) somehow make gelato flavours that taste 100% like the real thing… so like, the apple crumble flavour for example, tastes like a goddamn apple crumble.
We tried their peanut butter flavour for the first time on Friday night and holy shit. NEW FAVOURITE.
But here’s me with my good ol’ pistachio!
262 King Street
Newtown, NSW, 2042
(02) 9516 0655