Glad you asked! Living in this most excellent village for the past 4 years I have seen ‘the harp of the south’ change dramatically. From a slightly grungy teenager with pimples and a grumpy attitude to an edgier, more confident hipster with dark glasses and attitude to burn. And thanks to the progressive vision of our illustrious Mayor, the ‘city of villages’ found its ground zero in my beloved Surry Hills, postcode 2010.
The relaxing of Sydney liquor licensing laws in 2009 saw the mad flurry of ‘small bar’ applications and thanks to close proximity to the CBD and the cheaper rents, Surry Hills became the place to be and the home of the small bar. And with small bars came the restaurants. And come they did, in their hundreds. At last count there were in excess of 200 restaurants in the 2010 postcode. Many of them opening since 2009. Which brings me to the purpose of this blog.
I wouldn’t call myself a foodie, but I do love food. Even more than that I love eating good food in a great restaurant and if its shiny and new, then all the better! After 7 years of eating my way through some of Sydney’s finest, coolest, tastiest, edgiest or just plain weirdest restaurants and realising that I really wasn’t making much headway through the myriad of tasty options, I came upon the idea of setting myself the ultimate food challenge: eat at a new restaurant in the 2010 postcode every time I eat out and see how long it takes me to get to the end. Will it take a year? A month? 6 months? Who knows, but I do know that there will be some fun times ahead…and possibly a few kj’s consumed (my personal trainer is gonna love this crazy idea!). And when I’ve finished with 2010, who knows maybe I’ll take on the world!
So that’s the plan friends. Every week Ill eat out at a new* Surry Hills restaurant and write about it here. l’ll let you know what’s good about it, what’s not and whether I’d recommend it for a repeat visit. That is surryhills2010.
And because I believe in the power of a good image, here’s one to get this blog started…if you like this, you’ll love my blog!
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Hope to see you back here soon!
*Explanation: ‘new’ can mean brand new to the area or new to me. The important thing is, that I wont be able to go back to the same restaurant twice…a sad reality for me but good news for those of you who want to find out about as many restaurants as possible, in as short a time as possible!