Senator Restaurant Toronto

Senator Restaurant Toronto  When you eat vegan food, diners can be hit or miss. Most often, a complete miss. And yet, I have a strange fascination with them. Perhaps it’s because the 50s style diner is not particularly prevalent in Australia. Perhaps it’s because I spent too much time watching the Winchester brothers in the […]

Wild Flour Banff

Wild Flour Banff One thing I wasn’t prepared for in Banff was the Aussies. You’ll laugh at this, because I’m Australian. But they were everywhere. You’d think you were in Thredbo or the Snowies, not in Canada. And not only were they prolific, they were ocker as, mate. Accents are a funny thing. A lot of people in […]

Tillie Gort’s Cafe Pacific Grove California

Tillie Gort’s Cafe Pacific Grove California “What can I do for you?” came the brusque question with a raised eyebrow when I walked in. Perhaps I looked a little vague and it disconcerted the owner. Or maybe it was my accent – I was asked to repeat myself several times. When the owner deciphered my […]

Soul Groove Civic Center San Francisco

Soul Groove Civic Center San Francisco “Do you have any dietary requirements?” This is a question that can strike fear in the hearts of people with food allergies, vegetarians, and vegans. Or it does in mine, at least. I get awfully anxious about inconveniencing friends — or being interrogated by an angry person about why […]

California Academy of Sciences San Francisco

The California Academy of Sciences is a glorious mash-up of aquarium, gardens, geography, science and early history museums. It’s great for everyone from toddlers to adults, and it’s my favourite tourist attraction in San Francisco. The Academy is split over several levels: The Rainforest, the Aquarium, the Galapagos Islands, the Earthquake Zone, the Rooftop Garden, […]

Peggy Sue’s 50s Diner California

Peggy Sue’s 50s Diner is not haute cuisine. It doesn’t come close to fine dining. Let’s get that straight from the outset. It’s closer to what you’d find the Winchester brothers eating in, with Dean stuffing his face full of cheeseburgers. Except in Supernatural, Elvis would probably leap off the wall and try to eat […]

Victory Theatre Cafe & Antique Centre in Blackheath

At the Victory Theatre Café & Antique Centre in Blackheath, I’ve had a waiter: ask me about my sex life, get so enamoured by my friend’s hat that he ran off to show us his, rather than take our food order, and ask me to drive them two hours to their house, because they wanted […]

Urban Herbivore in Toronto

Writing a blog post about Urban Herbivore in Toronto while we’re road tripping through rural America is sheer torture. Looking through photos of their cupcakes is even worse! When I first arrived in Toronto, I found it very difficult to eat. It wasn’t a lack of choice for me. There are plenty of fantastic veggie […]

10 East Kitchen & Taphouse Turlock California

Turlock: the town with no tofu. Or canned lentils. I didn’t think either of these things were luxuries before I arrived in Merced County. But after being there for four weeks, I will never take tofu or tinned lentils for granted ever again. And surprisingly, in the town of no tofu, we managed to find […]