Wednesday, November 18, 2009

PJ O'briens

I discovered PJ O'briens during one of my many searches for pubs with happy hour around the city. I've never really had Irish food before, so what better opportunity to try it than in an Irish pub? Beer + Irish food MUST = Win?

Blarney Castle Tower Burger

Cross section

I'm a terrible burger cutter, I always end up squishing the poor thing. But that didn't affect the taste! Juicy Wagyu beef burger with lettuce, tomato, onion and cheese with a side of chips! Yummmmm!!

Chicken Schnitzel with Gravy

I didn't get to try it, I just remember my friend hoovering this thing down. Either he was really hungry or it was really good ;)

Shepherds Pie

This thing is HUGE. I actually go to PJs quite frequently with my Irish workmate, who almost always orders this dish, so it must say something. We try not to have this in summer, because once you start, you can't stop. Then you go back to work with a shepherds pie coma bought on by potato opverdose toxic poisoning. Productivity is known to drop 150%, especially if you have a pint of Guiness with it. Me? I go for something lighter, 2 Pints of Bulmers. Not sure which is worse? hehe If only they didn't serve it with chips I might be able to eat this AND go back to work. Actually, stuff work, gimme chippies!

PJ O'Brien's
57 King St
Sydney, NSW
(Ph) 02 9290 1811

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Senate Bar Curry

Finding a cheap sit down place in the city isn't an easy thing. You either go to a food court or go to a restaurant. Luckily at Martin Place there's an in between alternative. In the GPO building, the Senate bar serves Curries for lunch Mon-Fri for $10 a serve. You can opt to pay a few dollars more to get a glass of wine or beer with that.

There are only 2 choices available, Butter chicken or Spicy Lamb curry. I've never seen a different curry offered and definitely no alternatives for Vegetarians. But considering you're paying $10 for a huge bowl of curry, rice and papadum in an air conditioned spacious food court that serves alcohol...I think its a pretty good deal!

The butter chicken is my favourite curry. I find the lamb usually too salty, fatty and even tough. I usually get butter chicken only, but sometimes I'd ask for both so I can give the lamb curry just another chance. Curry and beer, can you get any better!? Just becareful how many beers you have before going back to work..... *hic*