Must List

These are places I've lined up for. If you have the time and patience, I highly recommend you check them out too. Enjoy!


FTC highlights: ambience, delicious food and hand made pasta, exceptional service.
348 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW
T: 02 9331 7871 

Frango Petersham Charcoal Chicken
FTC highlights: the best finger licking good Portuguese charcoal chicken in Sydney, shoe string fries and chicken burgers. They have BYO (bottleshop conveniently located across the road!).
98 New Canterbury Road
Petersham, Sydney NSW 
T: 02 9560 2369

French Fantasies
FTC highlights: baguettes and great selection of cakes/pastries.
15 Toorak Road
South Yarra, Melbourve, VIC
Tel: 03 9820 2818

La Banette
FTC highlights: cheese and dill stick, almond croissant, coffee. Cosy and small.
See Food to Culture's review.
18 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, Sydney NSW
T: 02 8095 9688

Pasticceria Papa
FTC highlights: signature baked ricotta cheesecake, cannoli.
145 Ramsay Street
Haberfield, Sydney NSW
T: 02 9798 6894

FTC highlights: most of the meaty goodness on their menu!
358 Cleveland Street
Surry Hills, Sydney NSW
T: 02 8399 1440

Sweet Belem
FTC highlights: traditional Portuguese Custard Tarts.
35B New Canterbury Road,
Petersham, Sydney NSW
T: 02 9572 6685

Taste of Shanghai
FTC highlights: Xiao Long Bao.
See Food to Culture's review.
264 Liverpool Road
Ashfield, Sydney NSW
T: 02 9798 2877

Got your adventurer shoes on and toothbrush packed? Check out some of my favourite places abroad.


FTC highlights: variety of dining options, vibe, produce market, cheese and meat boards, imported wine and beer.
200 5th Avenue
New York, NY
T: 212 229 2560

Franklin Barbecue
FTC highlights: pulled pork sandwich, brisket.
900 E. 11th
East Austin, Texas
T: 512 653 1187 

JMueller BBQ 
FTC highlights: beef short rib, brisket.
1502 South First
South Austin, Texas
T: 512 948 8935 

Momofuku Noodle Bar
FTC highlights: pork buns, ramen, casual setting.
171 1st Avenue (between 10th and 11th street)
New York, NY

FTC highlights: wood oven pizza, wine list, exceptional service.
See Food to Culture's review.
3228 16th Street (at Guerrero Street)
Mission, San Francisco

T: 415 489 0963

Tartine Bakery
FTC highlights: any of the pastries and sandwiches, cool vibe.
See Food to Culture's review.
600 Guerrero Street
Mission, San Francisco
T: 415 487-2600

The Salt Lick
FTC highlights: pork sausage, open pit, destination dining at its best (approx 30 miles from Austin). Has its own cellar door and can BYO into restaurant (pack an esky Texas style). 
18300 FM 1826
Driftwood, Texas
T: 512 894 3117