Archive for January, 2012

Ray’s Kitchen revisited

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Last time I visited Ray’s Kitchen, I was disappointed. I returned as a hungry cyclist looking to consume a roti or two. I previously enjoyed roti from Mak’s Place, before it changed hands and became Ray’s Kitchen and on my last visit here the roti served on the next table looked and smelt great. After […]

The Aviary

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Every small bar I have visited in Perth has had a great and distinctive atmosphere. Be it the busy George full of suits holding a late afternoon business meeting, The chaotic Ezra Pound with hipsters and their longnecks in brown paper bags or a laid back and almost empty Wolf Lane on a wet evening the day after the Melbourne Cup. That was until I walked into the Aviary …

gov2.info no more

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

A side project of mine, was a blog above gov 2.0, but after two years without updating it. I decided enough was enough, and did not renew the domain name. The posts are not lost as I have archived the site at gov2.nickcowie.com.

Sassellas Bar & Bistro

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

A group of friends meet for lunch in the CBD between Christmas and New Year. Sassellas was selected probably as it was licensed. Which was a poor choice seeing of the seven, only two of drank alcohol, the rest were far more responsible than me …

Hoka Restaurant

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

I was wondering down William Street, one lunchtime wondering what to eat, when I spotted Hoka’s lunch time special list which included Singaporean Style Fish & Rice. Intrigued, as I never heard of Singaporean Style Fish before, I walked in as a hungry cyclist and ordered a large Singaporean Style Fish & Rice for $10.

The George

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

aka lessons in Tequila

My last visit to the George had the bar manager convince me to start drinking rum, as he said he had a far better dark rum selection than single malts. He was a bad influence on me and I now regularly drink and appreciate quality dark rum. He also said next time we will get you drinking tequila.

So this visit, I decided to take him up on the offer and try tequila. Unfortunately …

Tim’s Thai, West Perth

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Sometimes I don’t realise I lucky I am

I had to head to West Perth for an appointment and took the opportunity to catch up with a couple of friends for lunch. The eating establishment of choice was Tim’s Thai, which sounded ideal for a change in cuisine as I have yet to find a Thai restaurant in Northbridge I enjoy eating at.

The lunchtime menu, was typical generic south east asian noodle house. …