Chris and Sally Caldwell started up Love Pollo from a love of chicken. There are plenty of charcoal chicken shops around, but not many places that make a mean and juicy roasted chicken cooked on a rotisserie. Local, free range chicken is expertly cooked by staff after extensive training and is all gluten free, hormone free and chemical free, and interestingly their gravy is gluten free too. The cooking is timed so that they're as fresh as possible when served. As well as their Traditional flavour, which has been...

[caption id="attachment_7106" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Fish and Chips - Gunard, Salad, Tartare ($25)[/caption] We took the scenic route to Akaroa (a French-influenced coastal town), following Summit Road. Once at Akaroa we shared a serve of fish and chips from Harbar Beach Café and Bar, enjoying the view from the large window fronting the sea. The fish for today was gunard and its batter was quite light and crispy ($25). The aioli was quite nice too. After that we reparked the car closer to the main shopping strip on Beach Rd. We...

I picked Pepper Lunch as the place to go as a sort of post-exam 'celebration'. Also because I happened to get a $5-off coupon from the back of my grocery receipt. With an already wide expanse of stores overseas, Pepper Lunch arrived on Australian shores not too long ago. Ingredients for the order are assembled on hot plates, but the rest of the cooking is controlled by the customer. The DIY concept is an interesting one - customers can't complain their food is under- or overdone! Shortly after placing...

It's the pre-June rush-to-use-up-all-the-Entertainment-Book-vouchers time again. I created a custom spud using a base of sweet potato and toppings of warm braised pulled lamb shoulder, spinach, quinoa mix, broccoli and pumpkin. The base price of the potato is $4.90, meat toppings are $3 and most others are $1 each. There's also condiments at the cashier where you can add salt, pepper, chilli flakes and sauces. A new batch of sweet potato had finished cooking right before our order so they were piping hot. The pumpkin was cooked but the...

During our shopping spree at McArthur Glen we had lunch at Mezzo di Pasta. Mum ordered a carbonara pasta and baba had neopolitan. They cost €10.10 all together and they were both regular sized cups. [caption id="attachment_5737" align="aligncenter" width="529"] Carbonara and neopolitan pasta[/caption]...