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free life in the inner west issue 210 may 17 2013 win movie tix a place for me dvds i anna is taking over the inner west distributed in leichhardt annandale petersham stanmore newtown rozelle balmain drummoyne haberfield five dock concord summer hill down to business it s time to award our best entrepreneurs plus inner west stars of the sydney writer s festival promotion finishes 28 th may hurry prices smashed in le ic hhar dt fre e 2 hour parking at the italian forum with any purchase 50 off rrp natures way savings calculated from suppliers rrp at time of preparation rrp is manufacturer s recommended retail price we may not have sold at rrp your local store 6-8 norton street leichhardt open mon-fri 9am-7pm sat 9am-5pm sun 10am-4pm ph 9560 7008 auburn 9649 7900 belrose 9986 3331 blacktown 9622 1937 burwood 9745 6375 campsie 9789 9000 carlingford 9871 4522 caringbah 9525 0309 engadine 9520 8838 griffith 6964 7322 five dock 9713 4729 glebe 9660 6919 marrickville 9560 2488 mascot 9667 4183 merryland 9897 1011 neutral bay 9953 0609 revesby 9773 8510 riverstone 9627 1516 riverwood 9153 7347 toukley 4396 4137 cc18651_ciao


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inner west whispers local gossip rumour hearsay and unsubstantiated fact political aggro transportation promises stilleto dragged into singo feud l dr cedric spencer liberal candidate for grayndler has alleged that unnamed labor people are threatening him and tearing down his posters his press release reads our volunteers were even confronted by aggressive labor supporters as we campaign and place election signs suggesting that no liberal signs are to be placed in a labor area of course the nsw police have been called in and the person identified and cautioned ­ as destroying personal property is a criminal offence spencer goes further to suggest the current member of grayndler is apparently unhappy with the competition this is before the greens candidate hall greenland has even joined the contest perhaps hall is letting the two major parties out-slur each other and is quietly waiting for the right moment to become a shining beacon of rationality l in state politics jamie parker has hopped on the light rail wagon and has renewed his push for the light rail to be extended into the cbd along parramatta rd and onto the balmain peninsula with federal politicians like tony abbott weighing into the parramatta road debate and promising billions of dollars to fix congestion parker s initiatives may be overlooked by most of sydney s 4wd addicts l brothel owner eddie hayson is again in trouble after having his $180,000 porsche loaded onto a towtruck hayson has been brought into the singo waterhouse enquiry with many jockeys known to have frequented stiletto in the past and chief steward ray murrihy warning against such shenanigans eddie hayson might have to pull his head in tom waterhouse has a caveat over stilletto to protect his $3.36 million claim hayson ought to be careful what he murmurs there have been recent sightings of on-site paper shredding trucks nearby latte leftie we are c!ao advertising sonya madden satire for the soul tony abbott s embrace of a lavishly funded maternity leave poses a devilish conundrum for progressive but well-remunerated inner west womyn dear ll ­ i m at a loss as to what to say when the issue of maternity leave comes up at dinner parties the subject seems to have been turned into a giant category error as a result of that crypto-dlp misogynist tony abbott advocating a scheme even a wild-eyed swedish feminist would write off as overly generous to the sisterhood like most local women i pull down a lazy 150k a year working for an ngo dedicated to eradicating global poverty and am planning on pushing out an ivf-assisted designer baby around the time of my 45th birthday i certainly won t be able to afford one of those $6000 bugaboo prams to block up the footpath outside the local café with if i m reduced to living on the pittance the labor government offers nonetheless some of my tiresomely earnest acquaintances make me feel guilty whenever i suggest to paraphrase mr abbott women of calibre shouldn t be expected to survive on the minimum wage as if we were mere low-skilled migrant labour employed to wipe bums at the local old people s home if someone with the angry lesbian-feminist cred of eva cox can publicly back abbott over this why the hell can t i alannah leichhardt ll replies i m often asked by well-to-do leftists what to do in situations where they secretly agree with a conservative party s plans to either cut their tax increase their middle class welfare lock up a greater proportion of the underclass or make it easier for them to sack troublesome employees and my advice is always this lie sure put a 1 next to the liberals in the privacy of the ballot box come september 14 but pretend to be utterly appalled by all their policies in the meantime n email your dilemma to leane senzamici newtown food melissa leong winsor dobbin wine c!ao history established in 1863 newtown public school is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and looking for past students and teachers to come forward and share their stories and memorabilia from the school s history as part of the newtown 150 project the story goes that the school s written records were burnt in an incinerator during the 1960s so the school has received a city of sydney cultural grant to make a documentary creating an oral record that will fill the gaps in the written record the project will culminate in a screening of the documentary tour of the school s buildings and an old-fashioned fair anyone willing to share their stories can email art director eleanor wales editorial nancy merlo fashion inner west local business awards 2013 taking care of women josephine and her team of specialist lingerie fitters at nocturnal designs are excited to be heading to the inner west local business awards this year as firsttime finalists how does it feel to be a finalist we feel quiet honoured to be nominated so early in the piece as we ve just recently opened last october it s overwhelming to think we ve had an impact on the community already what makes your business stand out from the rest we pride ourselves on customer service and offer a great bra fitting service in a very friendly as well as a professional environment i think because we are trained mastectomy fitters we have lot of knowledge and experience in bra fitting and we offer that knowledge and experience through our work with our customers we understand customers needs particularly specialist fittings local experts in lingerie do you have a message for the customers that voted for you and your hard working staff it goes without saying thank you so much for voting for nocturnal designs we thoroughly enjoy being in leichhardt as much as you enjoy having us here being nominated for the small business awards confirms that we re doing our bit to make a difference in other women s lives n nocturnal designs shop t22 norton plaza norton st leichhardt tel 9518 3355 publishing sonia komaravalli contributors russell edwards max kobras giselle artesano and nigel bowen ciao nosh down on some nutty cannoli things we love the new hazelnut cannoli from mezzapica cakes just when you thought their cannoli couldn t get any more delicious they ve added a new hazelnut flavour to the mix the hazelnut cannoli has only been out for a month but andre portelli from mezzapica says that those who ve tried it tell us it s one of the best mezzapica cakes 130 norton st leichhardt ciao loves you and our photographers only supply photos for publication with consent we try and make you look your best no responsibility is accepted by ciao magazine for the accuracy of advertisements or information we welcome unsolicited editorial and pictorial contributions the opinions expressed in ciao magazine are those of contributors indemnifying the publisher from inaccuracy or consequences arising from its reproduction © all rights reserved no material is to be reproduced without written permission of the publisher ciao magazine is a free publication c!ao s voice · 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welcoming us to leichhardt and appreciating the services we provide and for voting for us norton plaza 55 norton st leichhardt 2040 · telephone 9518 3355 · awesome discounts on shoes at magazzini italia norton st · buying fair trade from marrickville markets · ½ metre pizzas from passaparola haberfield cover ian jackson and john pappas from balmain mechanical repairs take a break with matt and eva from precedent productions as the inner west business awards revs up photo by ben cregan c!ao magazine there s life in the inner west 2


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n your say how loyal a customer are you if your favourite restaurant stuffs up once do you give them a second chance or vow never to return n i still eat at kfc dominos and mcdonalds tahuna five dock n i ve heard some horror stories about people finding cockroaches in food i couldn t cope with something like that but if it s just a mistake or slow service that s not a big deal everyone has off days tim balmain n i boycott the place andrea haberfield n it all depends on how they deal with the screw up sam all the way from melbourne n if you re a loyal customer then i wouldn t think it a problem to politely tell the staff about your problem and then it s up to them to deal with the situation to ensure your continued patronage or even if they don t fix things properly if you dearly love the food then you ll come crawling back anyway like the soup nazi patrick rozelle n depends how they stuff up as long as i m not vomiting and there s been no food poisoning i ll probably return max petersham n when it comes to food it s easy to get really turned off but thankfully i haven t experienced any major stuffs up at any of my favourite places anita leichhardt sustaining sustainability n sustainability local news looking for leichhardt over the next few months the leichhardt annandale business chamber is presenting the `looking for leichhardt competition where locals are asked to find this image of ludwig leichhardt pictured below ­ and hidden in plain view somewhere in leichhardt or annandale take a `selfie photo of yourself with it and post it on the `places to discover facebook page entrants will go in the draw to win one of many cool prizes donated by local participating businesses if you don t have facebook you can still enter by sending your selfie with this handsome explorer to canada bay recently launched its resourcewise business sustainability program in five dock one of 2012-13 s main buzz words has been sustainability sustainable food sustainable materials sustainable agriculture aquaculture sustainable manufacturing sustainable building sustainability programs you get the picture what does it all mean well in a nutshell it s the ability to operate and produce without negatively impacting on current or future resources and production that is to either use a resource that is naturally plentiful or to replace that resource at the same rate as you are depleting it solar energy is sustainable fossil fuels are not research shows that over 70 per cent of businesses have sustainability as one of the main things to implement but how many are really taking the step sustainability programs are being promoted throughout the business world and lots are implemented but to what scale time and time again we see a shortfall in the reach of these programs they might cover the resources side of things such as energy and water usage but too often they stop there what about the food that is sourced and fed to staff and clients what about the staff are they being engaged to support the new program without their support it will fail a sydney iga is showcasing their latest sustainable supermarket with doors now on the previously open shelved fridges and lighting in the aisles with motion sensors that dim the lights when no one is around they also used recycled building material in the refurbishment the majority of the products they sell have not been produced in sustainable manners but at least they are taking a step in the right direction only a small handful of food suppliers source and supply ethically raised sustainably produced food to those voting with their wallets to protect the planet our approach on sustainability is to support the whole chain from the land to the animal and the farmer because if we don t look after the farmer the next generation won t want to stay on the land to produce our food there are also a growing number of sustainability advisory businesses such as net balance helping businesses implement lasting change within their organisations ultimately to sustain sustainability as an imbedded approach to business and life in general everyone needs to get behind it and support it because as with most things it is only as strong as its weakest link one step at a time though go and change a light bulb n tim elwin urban food market marrickville ludwig s the man leichhardt is named after xxxx award winning cakes locantro fine foods in leichhardt was awarded a top gong during the sydney fine food show recently when they took home the champion cake exhibit for their baked ricotta cheesecake the talented pastry team led by pino locantro also collected one gold two silver and two bronze medals during the competition for various other delicious pastries local talent graces the sydney writers festival the sydney writers festival is on from may 20-26 this year and features a huge number of talented local authors including journalist margot saville from rozelle as well as novelist and sydney university creative writing teacher sue woolfe from birchgrove here both these fantastic women chat to ciao about how the print media industry has changed over the years and what the future might hold for budding writers how do you think things have changed for writers and journalists over the last decade and what do you think the future holds for print media sue for a fiction writer i find the transition to e-books very empowering ­ and i m speaking as a very recent luddite ­ some would claim i still am i m excited about the prospect of making my own publishing decisions and of having a choice of asking a mainstream publisher for help or going it alone margot obviously the industry has changed enormously over the past decade thousands of publications have closed and tens of thousands of journalists have lost their jobs however i don t think it s that the industry has changed a lot ­ people still want to know what s happening in the world ­ it s just that the business model which paid for all that journalism has been broken this means that journalists like shop assistants and travel agents are a group of people whose jobs have been transformed by the internet about the future i was discussing this with abc broadcaster mark colvin the other day and he said that he thought that journalism would move to an itunes-type model where we would all select the publications and journalists we want to read and pay for that with micro-payments for instance i will probably end up subscribing to sites like the sydney morning herald and the monthly but also look for overseas columnists and writers i like and pay for their articles on a per-piece basis i currently pay $20 a month for the new york times which i think is great value why do you think it s important for human beings to record their stories in words what compels you personally to continue writing sue we find out we re not alone personally it helps me make sense of things margot in 1946 george orwell wrote an essay entitled `why i write in it he says that there are four explicit motives for writing for orwell writers do so out of sheer egoism aesthetic enthusiasm historical impulse and political purpose the essay concludes that i have made it sue woolfe xxxx appear as though my motives in writing were wholly public-spirited i don t want to leave that as the final impression all writers are vain selfish and lazy and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery as usual orwell is right what s the hardest thing about being a writer sue having to publish margot making yourself sit down at the keyboard i am a terrible procrastinator with a bad habit of over researching it s actually easier to write to a short deadline than a long one ­ on the days i file for crikey i don t have time to faff around having coffee making elaborate curries from scratch or reading caitlin moran columns then it s just water adrenalin and swearing during the writer s festival sue woolfe will be appearing at the `who we are without language discussion from 11.30am on may 25th while margot saville will be considering the future of print media during the `is caxton cactus newspaper nullius discussion forum also on may 25th at 5.30pm n for more information visit margot xxxx saville 4


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local business promotion a bikram birthday sweating it out at bikram yoga five dock bikram yoga in five dock is celebrating its six-month birthday in june but it s the local community that will be getting all the gifts come along and join studio owner and instructor brad goodchild from 7.30am to 6pm on sunday 2nd june as he celebrates bikram yoga five dock s six-month anniversary with a huge day of stalls nutrition stands fun classes to try and prizes to be won guests will also get the chance to have their yoga-related questions answered by the studio s knowledgeable teachers during q&a time if you ve always wanted to try bikram yoga but have never gotten around to it this is the perfect opportunity to give it ago ­ the five dock yoga family is open to everyone and people of all levels of fitness are invited to attend there will be free classes held at 8am and 3.30pm with donations welcome as the studio is also using this event as an opportunity to thank the community for their support by donating all the proceeds from the classes to kids helpline so if you think you ve had a life-changing class then make a lifechanging donation to charity ­ you never know whom your dollar will end up helping on their grand opening day the studio s staff were pleased to raise hundreds of dollars for the make a wish foundation without any marketing or advertising their aim this time is to beat that value and give it all to kids helpline to make things even more exciting brad is happy to announce that former australian yoga champion rowena jayne will be flying in from brisbane specifically for the event and will be teaching on the day rowena is a highly energetic and talented instructor with years of experience to share so don t miss your chance to learn from one of the best in the industry if you d like to reserve your place at any one of the classes on the day then rsvp by calling 8753 0260 or emailing otherwise you re still welcome to pop by the studio and find out more about this challenging and rewarding yoga lifestyle bikram yoga has given my life so much that i now want to spend every day sharing the knowledge i have learnt and helping people on their own journey through the yoga if you consistently keep putting your mat in the hot room life just gets better you feel better and healthier and you unlock the key to your potential says brad who has been practicing bikram for over eight years n bikram yooga 156 great north road five dock for more information visit fruit vegetable inner west local business awards 2013 trim fresh is best the friendly trim s fresh team the inner west s best grocer the trim s fresh franchise was started by tony trimboli a man who has been in the fresh fruit business now for over 27 years with the opening of his first store in wetherill park now with seven separate stores across sydney of course including the leichhardt branch trim s fresh grocers is dedicated to providing top-quality produce and services at affordable prices what truly makes trim s successful is their commitment to their clients even outside of their stores with an online recipe database available free to all this company allows users to search by health nutrition and ingredient to find the meal suited for them the leichhardt store after its opening four years ago has achieved the trim s fresh standard of quality demonstrated by its finalist position in the inner west local business awards this year after winning in its category in 2012 this business has proven itself a local favourite by being a complete grocer not just providing the freshest fruits and veg but also dairy bakery and delicatessen products of the highest quality their partnership with your local greengrocer a company that directly delivers goods to grocers from local markets daily has enabled trim s fresh to continue to achieve this standard when asked what makes their store stand out from all of their competitors trim s fresh-leichhardt replied by saying that the satisfaction their customers feel is caused as much by the community atmosphere as the quality of their products one employee stated that when she comes to trim s fresh both as an employee and a customer she always feels warm and welcome as if she were part of a large communal family this greengrocer attributes a lot of their success to the inner west area where residents tend to support smaller local businesses rather than the major national and international companies as the previous year s winner within greengrocer category of the inner west local business awards trim s fresh-leichhardt has very high hopes for the upcoming awards ceremony simply making it to the finals again though is something that they are incredibly proud of and they could not be more grateful for the recognition from their customers as it says to trim s that their customers must really be satisfied with their work and effort we at ciao magazine wish them the best of luck n trims fresh marketplace leichhardt marketplace 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community life get lost in a local book store in the age of e-readers and e-books many argue that the printed word is becoming obsolete obviously those people have not noticed that the inner west is home to some of the best independent bookshops in sydney and they are all still going strong here s our pick of the best this discount bookshop in birkenhead point shopping centre has a very random selection and isn t very well organised but the books are cheap as chips ­ in fact everything in the store is around $5 good for kids books cookbooks and impulse buys verdict r oad test rant english un-dunne the name `dunne extends back one thousand years to the emerald isle in old gaelic it means brown and reflects the darker hair and features of those who make up the clan in the world s greatest melting pot the usa the irish diaspora ensured the name like here is in the top ten percentile band of most common surnames the slightly more common variant of the name ­ minus the e ­ reflects an english or scottish influence as a youngster feeble of mind it proved irrationally irksome that there were more white pages of `dunn in the phone book than there were of `dunne even if both were heavily represented inevitably my schoolyard sobriquet was dunney although `dunnycan provided temporary amusement for some until they realised dropping the `can was easier and still referred to a toilet but at least in emphasising the e phonetically to establish a blokey bonhomie the name s actual pronunciation was clearly understood sometime in the mid-seventies when attending camdenville public in st peters a relief teacher with a long name and awkward grasp of english asked for jason dunney while reading out the class roll with the area still having a large working class irish catholic population in that era the misunderstanding provided great classroom mirth for two decades however such misunderstandings remained rare until circa the mid 1990s when something strange happened almost overnight the name `dunne became unpronounceable and continues to be unpronounceable virtually without exception to the present day gleebooks many inner westies count this shop as their fave independent bookstore and with good reason ­ it has two locations on glebe point rd one only specialising in secondhand rare and antiquarian books it has a great atmosphere and collection of fiction and non-fiction stuff and they also host great regular events and author talks verdict berkelouw books this is a local fave with locations in both leichhardt and newtown while i think the big drawcard here is the popular café and central location the books are good too things are well organised by genre easy to find and they actually buy and sell old and rare books plus they have cool novelty books which are great for gifts and are very child friendly they even run a children s reading program verdict hill of content started by a.h spencer who was born in balmain in 1886 and started his career in the book industry working under george there s a book on decluttering in there somewhere robertson of angus robertson in 1900 this balmain bookshop has some great history behind it it s always neat well-organised goulds and well-stocked this famously chaotic store has almost a million verdict books housed in their multi-level newtown shearer s bookshop these guys have just relocated to marketplace leichhardt while there is no longer the café attached now there is still the same great selection of books that has always been available at shearer s ­ the staff are extra friendly and know their stuff too verdict better read than dead a popular newtown store with almost a cult-like following this place is known for having very helpful staff ­ there s even a staff recommendations section on their website these guys love their literature and stock books from a long list of categories verdict premises and the best thing about it is that it stays open late you can spend hours getting lost amongst the fabulous books and you ll probably end up finding a few gems ­ if you re willing to search they specialise in out of print books and second hand books but also stock general reading as well as specialist genres a must visit verdict something strange happened the name dunne became unpronounceable when confronted with the letters d.u.n.n.e bank clerks shop assistants police officers greenpeace spruikers nurses doctors telemarketers english teachers and cousins on my mother s side can only manage `doon `dune as in sand dune `doonay the sophisticated continental interpretation or for old time sake `dunney i even get `june as though it were spelt `djunne with an inexplicably silent d so who or what is to blame someone has to be the under-funded education system the information superhighway that makes us dumber by the day generation y anarchists last week i had a colleague give me the `dune treatment then again he also asked on april 24th if there was some kind of parade in the city tomorrow is it because australia s anglo-celtic fortress has been compromised by a fifth column of `foreigners in the asian millennium or is it because call centres have been outsourced abroad after all i can t blame ananthalekshmi for getting it wrong given what i d do to her name but even florists named kylie from cronulla and irish backpackers taking my infomercial order for ab-firming equipment get it wrong i have no answers but i can at least take solace in the likelihood that if no one knows how to say `dunne correctly they probably don t know what a dunney-can is either n words jason dunne pronounced d-uh-n want to rant email the contemporary elegant and timeless musee is available in sizes 8 to 20 with flattering style for every body come along and join in this exciting event there will also be great specials and offers instore on the day step in style out n shop 1 39-45 norton st leichhardt call 0488 089 515 from more information friday 31st may brassy performances let leichhardt council s site and sound program entertain you with music theatre and comedy all taking place at leichhardt town hall and featuring unbelievable local talent from 3-5pm on saturday 25th may pop past the town hall and enjoy a free performance by the leichhardt celebrity brass band as they play traditional and contemporary hits including the flower duet nessun dorma and the can can as well as soundtracks from james bond films and pirates of the caribbean meanwhile if it s theatre you re after you may want to sign up for a fiveday course in improvisation and acting presented by fools in progress with commedia dell arte expert antonio fava taught through instruction and improvisation this is a rare opportunity to learn from this great artist s expertise classes run tuesday 28th to sunday 2nd june and cost $400 for more information and bookings visit n for more information visit what s on compiled by max kobras email saturday 18th may impro-tastic info@ciaomagazi attn nancy free community events listings are sun 19th may mirror fashion parade mirror fashion boutique is having a fashion parade from 1pm on sunday to launch australian label musee s new winter range tuesday 21st may bondi vet in annandale if you re a pet owner in the inner west this is your chance to meet celebrity bondi vet dr chris brown as he pops in to pet-o annandale for a q&a session from 9.30am to 1.30pm on may 18th come along and have your pet-related questions answered get your photo taken and signed with the man himself and enjoy a sausage sizzle in aid of the sydney dogs and cats home while you re there too in celebration of dr chris brown s visit there will also be a huge sale on selected optimum dog and cat food as well for more info visit n where 1a the crescent annandale 6 blooming wild exhibition in association with the head on 2013 photography festival balmain library will be hosting an exhibition by local photographer carol d amici showcasing her stunning photographs of the wildflowers of western australia join in to celebrate the launch of the show from 6pm to 7.30pm on tuesday 21st may photos will be on display until june 23rd for more info visit n where balmain library the reading room 370 darling st balmain doggie film festival the good dog international film festival taking place from september 6th to 8th this year is now calling for entries for feature films shorts screenplays stories loglines and festival trailers with the deadline set at friday 31st may the only catch is all entries must include a dog or have reference to a dog visit to download an entry form and you could be well on your way to winning some great prizes this will be carol d amici s blooming great work lady in red


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n local gigs saturday 25th may n local movies the rubens i still can t decide whether i even really like the rubens but i find myself thinking it might be pleasant to go to their show the last remaining show with tickets still available dance around and maybe pick up a cute indie boy or something forty dollars well spent n enmore theatre $39.80 free tickets win double passes dvds family in turmoil a place for me the rubens friday 24th may the reverend horton heat mojo juju i m in no way uncertain about this one it s going to be steaming hot the support act mojo juju are personal favourites of mine and they literally just keep getting better and better smokey blues with attractive musos what could be better i ve not seen the reverend horton heat but by all accounts they produce a seriously good time n the factory theatre enmore $66.10 thursday 30th may a slice of modern london noir i anna while many film lovers are already getting ready to spend their annual holidays in the dark at next month s sydney film festival distributors are still rolling out the crowd pleasers from last year tabu right one of the best in the special presentations category at the state theatre last time missed a theatrical release but luckily i anna is out this month as a dvd neatly in sync with the british noir retrospective this year charlotte rampling is the star of this atmospheric and very dark crime thriller directed by her son barnaby southcombe jaded london detective bernie reid a rumpled gabriel byrne throws out the cop shop rule book by dating anna a person of interest rambling she s a lonely divorcee and seems respectable enough but could this mysterious woman actually have been involved in the brutal sex slaying bernie is investigating part romance part psychological thriller we re kept guessing right to the end while the melancholic score and moody noirish scenes shows us a slice of contemporary london rarely seen on film ma15 available now n thanks to transmission home entertainment we have five dvds to give away details below i can t believe you wore that footsie and the psychos bandintexas gabby dever this one s a benefit raising money to support the white ribbon campaign to end violence against women and if you don t support that you re an arsehole it s dress up there are drinks and canapes included in the price and there s music and good times get into it n the red rattler $25 claire albrecht tabu who was it that called this 2012 sydney film festival hit too arty for its own good not this reviewer who can never get enough arty nudity ­ especially when filmed in gratuitous black and white add to that illicit passion big game hunting a `60s soundtrack the supremes sung in portuguese and a tragic ending miguel gomes has framed his long dreamy memoir the central segment contains no dialogue about colonial life in africa as a story within a story it s beguilingly mischievous and seductive a real arty treat but what is it about that crocodile ma15 at dendy newtown from may 16 arthouse pick in a beachside pad one thanksgiving josh boone introduces us to the borgens an affluent but troubled family bill greg kinnear was once a successful writer but his star is fading ­ he hasn t written a word since his messy divorce to erica jennifer connolly ­ who he still loves his precocious daughter sam lily collins has just had her first novel accepted but oh no it wasn t the one he had helped her with meanwhile younger son and stephen king fan-boy nat wolff is moping about smoking too much pot and writing bad poems to his pretty classmates bill seems more and more stuck in love the movie s us title but fortunately an attractive neighbour keeps stopping by from her morning jog for a quickie ­ and to offer advice which is basically get a grip dude and that s about all this amiable movie is saying all the actors are well-cast and put in stellar performances though we may wish the bone they were chewing on had just a bit more meat a place for me is definitely a cut above most family melodramas and by the time the second thanksgiving meal comes around we are well and truly nourished ma15 from may 16 n thanks to becker films we have 10 double in-season passes to give away details below n multiplex pick pretentious moi xxxx nice beard barry pepper win tix eugenio s secrets do you fancy yourself a bit of a master chef then why not hone those cooking skills even more by joining a cooking class at casa barilla this month running from 6pm to 8.30pm on may 22nd talented chef eugenio maiale will be hosting a special cooking class focusing on dried and fresh pasta at casa barilla 4 annandale st annandale after carving out his reputation at various respected restaurants in adelaide eugenio opened a tavola in darlinghurst which received a coveted chef s hat in its first year of operation eugenio s cooking style is mostly from the abruzzo region in italy and this two and a half hour class will reveal plenty of the chef s secrets to be followed by a two-course meal with matching wines the class also includes a glass of prosecco on arrival plus a goodie bag filled with great recipes when you ve complete your class tickets are $50 per person to book email or for more information visit snitch fans of the wire and very odd facial hair will find much to enjoy in ric roman waugh s take on america s failed war on drugs one of its more insane manifestations is mandatory sentencing in which drug felons can only reduce their long stints in the slammer by snitching or setting someone else up trucking magnate john matthews naïve son is caught up in just such a mess so dad dwayne johnson steps in he becomes a dealer himself in order to give an ambitious and unscrupulous da susan sarandon forgoing her more usual do-gooder role a chance to nab a mr big with only 112 minutes rather than the wire s five seasons the plot by necessity thunders along at quite a clip and ends too neatly with some predictable though enjoyable mayhem but still ­ an intelligent and well-meaning thriller m15 from may 16 n reviews ­ re eugenio maiale kicks it abruzzo style the second annual good dog film festival to be held in balmain following last year s festival success n for more info call 9818 1813 wednesday 12th june n to win a double pass to eugenio s class on wednesday 22nd may at 6pm email with your name and contact number tuesday 21st may wellness woman this event to be held at the nsw writer s centre gary owen house from 7-9am is aimed at inspiring educating and motivating women in the wellness industry featuring guest panelists jude blereau author of wholefood baking nicole walsh co-founder of bodymindlife yoga surry hills and vanessa megan gray owner of vanessa megan australian natural and oganic skin car company the launch of wellness woman will include a wholefood breakfast and panel discussion about women in business this is also a great opportunity to network with other `wellness women australia s biggest morning tea concord library will be hosting their very own australia s biggest morning tea event on may 21st from 9.30am to 12pm and everyone is invited to join in and enjoy a cuppa and a bite to eat australia s biggest morning tea raises funds for the cancer council and this year being the 20th anniversary of the event they have set themselves a target of $13 million simply bring your gold coin donation to the library on the day and help them reach their target call 9911 6210 for more information at 7pm on may 23rd and all are invited to attend the 1924 silent film which has only been uncovered in recent years chronicles the voyage of the regina d italia ship into australia and is the earliest known footage of a migrant voyage to this country the movie will be shown in accompaniment with italian folk music performed live by `i viaggiatori standard tickets are $25+bf visit for more information and to make a booking n where 105 victoria rd marrickville she s a well woman tickets are $55+bf at wellnesswoman n for more info visit n concord library 60 flavelle st concord thursday 23rd may win double passes dvds to be in the running to win a casa barilla cooking class with eugenio maiale a double in-season movie pass to a place for me or the dvd of i anna all you need to do is email telling us where you picked up your copy of ciao only at the movies may 16 trailer and website historic film screening an historic film titled dall italia all australia from italy to australia will be showing at the factory theatre a-place-for-me you can enter both but give us a preference and include your name and address community glamour at its best 7


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everyone needs an easy go-to crowd-pleasing cake from tea and cake in the afternoon with the mother-in-law to a lunch box filler for the kids to serving warm with custard as a dinner party dessert or using for a decadent french toast ­ this little beauty does it all it s easy on the digestion with no gluten or grains and low to no fructose buckwheat is a gluten-free fruit related to rhubarb with easily digestible protein and b vitamins coconut flour is a high fibre dense flour derived from coconut flesh the butter and eggs added to the mix make this cake a great nourishing treat for grown ups and kids alike what s the `choose your own adventure part you ask read on kitchen with melissa leong this week s recipe is brought to you by alexx stuart wine with winsor appealing red zonte s footstep 2010 chocolate factory shiraz a big red but still nicely in balance from mclaren vale in south australia there s plenty of rich dark berry flavours here ripe red plums too with some definite chocolate notes and restrained cedary oak it s soft juicy and round on the palate pleasantly plump with soft lush tannins i d say this is a red for immediate enjoyment quite forceful at 14.5 alcohol and an excellent choice to accompany grilled or roasted red meat dishes $22 choose your own adventure cake what i love about approaching baking this way is that you can commit one base recipe to memory and change the added little treat to keep it interesting ­ it s as if you re the master of five cake recipes shhh they ll never know what you ll need 3 whole eggs 80ml melted butter ghee or coconut oil 150g rice syrup if you re not fructose free feel free to use 120ml honey 30g coconut flour 80g buckwheat flour 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla bean powder or 2 tsp liquid extract 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder bob s red mill is a great brand your choice of 80g chocolate roughly chopped 80g super finely chopped sweet red apple 40 dried cranberries 1 over-ripe banana finely chopped 80g frozen raspberries or blueberries melted with 1 tblsp rice syrup for 5 min on the stove savvy sauvignon lillypilly 2012 sauvignon blanc a lovely bright fresh and affordable sauvignon blanc from the fiumara family at leeton who are probably best known for their dessert wines this is deliberately made with lower alcohol levels as is currently very fashionable weighing in at just 10 per cent alcohol it s a pleasing wine for everyday drinking crisp and dry with lashings of tropical fruit flavours a good partner for everything from salads to thai stir fries $15.50 what to do 1 preheat oven to 170c 2 melt your butter on a very low gentle heat then turn heat off and allow to cool 3 wet bowl beat your eggs and rice syrup for 2 minutes until you can see lots of air bubbles use an electric beater 4 dry bowl put your 2 flours in baking powder cinnamon and vanilla if it s the powder if you re using extract then it should be in the wet bowl and mix through well 5 add your butter to your wet bowl now that it s a little cooler and stir through gently 6 combine both bowls and let stand for one minute it will thicken n 7 now add your flavour choice from above stirring in roughly with the spoon 8 pop into a baking paper lined loaf tin muffin cups or an 18x24cm baking dish for a cake about an inch high bake for 25-40 minutes depending on oven and cake tin size basically just keep an eye and do the skewer test it will come out clean when ready 9 it s a sturdy number so you could bake several batches for birthday cakes and layer with cream cover with icing and decorate for parties too enjoy this nourishing digestible delight that s kind to your liver ­ although with a selling pitch like that you might not even try to make it eat it warm from the oven for the ultimate treat too delicious classy cabernet tim adams 2008 cabernet malbec veteran clare valley winemaker tim adams has come up with the goods with this new-release mature blend of 80 cabernet sauvignon and 20 malbec this is a very classy wine that has spent 24 months in french oak to add complexity and structure vibrant and beautifully balanced it is drinking superbly now but will also cellar well this is a wine that tastes a lot more expensive than its price tag of $29 n jared ingersoll at home with john newton john newton is a freelance writer journalist novelist and teacher from newtown who specialises in writing about all things food related john will be leading a discussion about how our relationship with food reflects our culture during the sydney writer s festival featuring guests stephanie alexander kitchen garden program lorraine elliott not quite nigella and pauline nguyen red lantern what our food says about us will be held from 2.30pm on may 23rd ­ entry is free find out more at www.swf how did you become a food writer i love writing i love food my mother was a journalist and a great cook much later i helped a good friend stefano manfredi with his first book fresh from italy he paid me in lunches and i took every food editor in sydney to lunch commissions rolled in i passed muster they kept rolling in incidentally stefano and i are on to our third book stay tuned how has australia s multicultural heritage shaped our culinary tastes the answer to that question deserves a thesis ­ and i m writing one in short our multicultural heritage has transformed into a multi-culinary heritage australians probably eat more foods from more places than any other people on earth we are adventurous ­ in all except our australian native foods which we continue to shamefully ignore and curiously this multi-culinary munching has not resulted in any truly australian dishes no lasting fusions the food industry has run along behind our changing tastes what do you think the role of food is in australia today firstly as my old man used to say if you don t eat you don t s t and if you don t s t you die that hasn t changed but food has 8 salty goodness salt numbers and trivia for food nerds i love learning and sharing new facts about food although sometimes you have to take certain information about food and fad diets with a grain of salt speaking of salt did you know · 79.7 years was the average life expectancy of australians last year · you have a 23 per cent increased chance of stroke on a high salt diet · 14 per cent is the increased chance of heart disease on that same high salt diet · 1,168 is the average number of meals a person eats in a year · 51 is the average number of mouthfuls per meal more if you re a lady · 15 is the average number of chews for each of those mouthfuls · 268 grams is the average meal size · 71,213,544 is roughly the number of chews you will use in your lifetime to eat your meals excluding snacks and gum of course · 14 grams is the amount of salt the average australian adult consumes every day · 6 grams is the recommended daily intake · 80 per cent is the amount of salt that you actually `taste in your mouth · 3 or 4 contrasting textures will increase your ability to perceive salt · a 1.8 centimetre square particle of food that requires · 15 or more chews will also increase the perception of salt by · 25 per cent meaning that you will `taste more salt but consume less salt · 0 is my interest in having all of my food manufactured in the same way in order to create a 4-tiered 1.8-centimetre particle of food that would control my chew rate · 100 per cent is the probability that i m going to smash a whole bag of chips tonight yay movie night p.s did you know that if it were possible to remove all sodium/salt from your diet it could only take a matter of hours ­ not days ­ for you to pass out and die n jared ingersoll jared is currently serving as a `food experience manager at sonoma bakery newtown s mr food always had cultural and social significance in australia it s just that now those roles have exploded i would like to see food or the table play a greater role in bringing people from different backgrounds together how do you think our attitude to food has changed recently with the introduction of shows like masterchef masterchef has little to do with food it is and was about competition and what food it was about was restaurant food i offered this view in a class i ran called writing about food and one of my students said but my husband has become very interested in food since watching masterchef he s now fascinated by plating a word with two meanings one quite rude but the one my student was referring to was arranging food on the plate to be served if you could invite anyone over for dinner whom would you invite why karl marx because i want to know why such a good idea as marxism screwed up in practice xavier domingo ­ the great spanish journalist and food writer ­ because he knew more about spanish food than just about anyone charles bukowski to see if he really was as horrible and as funny as he appeared to be and zelda fitzgerald because we ve heard enough about her bloke and it s about time we heard from her 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thanks to all our members for nominating us the hcf burwood team would like to give special thanks to all our members that nominated us for the local business awards your ongoing support has been the main driver behind our success and is appreciated by everyone here hcf is the only australian health fund to achieve accreditation to the international customer service standard icss in recognition of our service excellence not-for-profit so you get more being not-for-profit we don t have shareholders our only commitment is to our members it s a commitment we take seriously which is why we re able to consistently return more in benefits cover and savings to our members last year we returned 91 cents in the dollar as benefits from member contributions compared to an average of only 85 cents for other health funds phiac data 2012 claim immediately on 20 benefits take out hcf hospital and extras cover by 31 may 2013 and we ll waive the usual 2 6 month waiting periods on over 20 benefits claim immediately on dental optical physio and much more some longer waiting periods and conditions still apply to experience the exceptional service offered by debra and her friendly team for yourself drop into the hcf burwood branch soon and discover the hcf difference hf2425 05/13 visit 99 burwood road burwood call 13 13 34 click


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the inner west local business awards 2013 the finalists have been announced and anticipation is building as the 2013 inner west local business awards presentation evening draws closer to be held at canterbury hurlstone park rsl on wednesday 29th may the best of the best businesses in the inner west are set to come together and be recognised for all their hard work at this year s awards presentation representatives from precedent productions who run the awards have said that the judging was a rather challenging process this time around with so many outstanding finalists so closely matched in quality this is a testament to the quality of inner west local businesses and shows the esteem which the community holds their local businesses they said park avenue meats over 40 years ce experien jack selesste skelton old-fashioned family butcher all cuts of fresh meat home-made gluten-free sausages supplier to clubs nursing homes congratulations finalists tel 9798 4023 mob 0425 724 678 111 park avenue ashfield 2131 butcher inner west local business awards 2013 park avenue meats they don t make `em like this anymore park avenue meats represents the strong tradition of quality butchers in the inner west remaining an old school shop with great service and a quality product that has kept people returning even after decades in the industry park avenue meats history can be dated back 108 years giving the business a sense of history and experience that is hard to rival to complement this the owner of this butcher shop jack skelton whom many know as a great local character and a big part of the butcher s success has been working at park avenue meats for 40 years furthermore with a total of 61 years in the butcher trade he is undoubtedly a true there is quite a fierce competition ahead for many finalists particularly in the best butcher hair and beauty and food categories where competitors are strong we ll be watching closely as last year s winner craig cook s prime quality meats goes head to head with park ave meats five dock meat market summer hill village quality meats and tj s quality meats there is also plenty of new talent going up against more well established businesses this year and it is great to see fresh faces shaking things up a litte some of the newcomers include nocturnal designs fashion category amoretti s pizza restaurant category not to be confused with old favourite caffe moretti also nominated in the same category and specsavers ashfield which is actually nominated in the best new business category if you ve been named a finalist don t forget to book your table for the presentation night now performing on the night will be monique montez coming off an australia-wide tour singing alongside deni hines monique has won best female vocalist at the ace awards and has also been nominated for the helpmann award her performance promises to be a highlight on the evening we wish the best of luck to all the finalists this year and look forward to seeing you all at the awards night the team at park avenue meats experienced veteran located in the heart of ashfield a little off the beaten track this business has stood the test of time and continued to satisfy its customer base for which it has now earned itself a finalist position in the inner west local business awards n for more information or to buy tickets online visit n park ave meats 111 park ave ashfield butcher inner west local business awards 2013 craig cook s quality cuts prime quality meats the team at prime quality meats craig cook s prime quality meats drummoyne has once again made it to the finals of the inner west local business awards after taking home the trophy last year how does it feel to be a finalist for the second year running it s an absolute honour to be a finalist again especially as there is such tough competition including our own store in leichhardt how long have you been in business we have been in business for the past 30 years how has your business changed since your win last year we always trying to stay innovative and at the moment we are moving in the direction of what we call timepoor value added meals it is our belief that many people nowadays simply do not have the time to cook 10 extravagant meals nor the money to order dinner every night so we are now providing ready-to-cook meals that are tasty and healthy for the customer s convenience what s your business philosophy clean and green all our stock is naturally raised and free of manmade chemicals in addition to this i wanted to ensure that our stores always had the best products while maintaining ethical farming practices and i realised that the only way to do this was to start my own farm my customers know what they are dining on from the paddock to the plate what do you love about being in business in the inner west i think one of my favourite things is the appreciation of high quality foods do you have a message for your customers thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm in purchasing our homegrown naturally made products n prime quality meats drummoyne shop 113a 5 birkenhead point outlet centre roseby street drummoyne tel 9719 8933 thankyou to all our delightful and special customers our stores balgowlah david jones food hall bondi junction meat poultry drummoyne northbridge north sydney butcher rhodes st ives dee why david jones food hall market st meat poultry leichhardt newcastle


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restaurant inner west local business awards 2013 restaurant inner west local business awards 2013 lush food bar if luscious food is the name of the game this awards season then finalist lush food bar are a strong contender in their category located in strathfield plaza on the boulevarde lush food bar is a popular local café that is famous for its reasonable prices and variety of breakfast lunch and afternoon tea meal choices their slogan taste the difference demonstrates the general attitude of this establishment they are not overly fancy they simply ask you to try them out certain that you will enjoy their selection lush has reat service and you are always welcome with a friendly smile with multiple finalist positions under owner mandy caffe moretti popular leichhardt restaurant caffe moretti is back for another year at the awards but do they have what it takes to bring home their third trophy their customers certainly think so two-time local business award winner and 2003 champion of champions award winner caffe moretti has been named a finalist yet again in the 2013 inner west local business awards after 16 years in business moretti s co-owners victor and ilario said it s a great feeling to know that we have many happy customers out there and our efforts aren t in vain we take great pride in sourcing the best produce and wines and creating an authentic experience for our customers the authentically italian approach to their food is what keeps them at the top of their game with pizzas made thin and crispy in the traditional roman pizza champion of champions style being the most popular item on the menu to all the people that voted for them ilario said victor and myself along with all the staff at moretti would like to thank our fantastic customers for taking the time to vote for us we really appreciate it n caffe moretti 47 norton st leichhardt tel 9568 1354 luscious food and service at lush razaulkarim s belt this business is showing itself to be quite successful within the inner west and we at ciao wish them the best of the luck n lush food bar shop 35-36 11-23 the boulevarde strathfield thank you to all our valued customers for voting for us in the inner west business awards the setting is a roman osteria a place where wine and simple foods are served when moretti first opened its doors in 1997 partners ilario ventolini and vittorio paciocco had one goal in mind keep it simple italian food is about simplicity the focus is on sourcing the most exquisite produce possible let us take you there we would like to thank all our valued customers for their support over the years and for voting us as finalists in the inner west business awards caffe moretti 47 norton st leichhardt tel 61 2 9568 1354 web follow us thankyou taste of shanghai restaurant inner west local business awards 2013 authentic traditional chinese food modern shanghaiese cuisine friendly faces from the taste of shanghai ciao chats to aaron mi managing director of taste of shanghai group how does it feel to be a finalist is this your first time being involved in the local business awards i am thrilled for us to be a finalist again this year this is the second year where we ve been a finalist in the outstanding restaurant category in the inner west business awards how long have you been in business we first opened taste of shanghai ashfield seven years ago this was the first of our restaurants that we have opened what makes your business stand out from the rest since we first opened we ve worked very hard on all aspects of our restaurant on our food menu design staff development hygiene and customer service we also wanted to cater to people from outside the inner west as well as our local customers by providing a combination of traditional chinese food and modern shanghainese cuisine in a casual dining setting we have created a variety of flavours and an atmosphere that our customers seem to love what do you love about working in the inner west this restaurant in ashfield is our first establishment and when we first opened we found the local people of the inner west to be incredibly friendly and tolerant no matter if you are from asia the middle east or europe everyone is treated equally and fairly and you are always made to feel comfortable it is great to able to work in such an accepting and multicultural environment what are the most popular dishes at taste of shanghai our most popular dish is probably our steamed pork buns they are a must order dish and can be had at any time of the day do you have a message for your loyal customers who voted for you we would like to thank everyone who voted for us you inspire us to continue to invent and provide great tasting food and to take our service to the next level n taste of shanghai 64 liverpool rd ashfield ph 02 9798 2877 thank you to all our valued customers for voting for taste of shanghai · house specials · live crab and fish · hot pots · szechuan hu nan cuisine 64 liverpool rd ashfield tel 02 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ists al fin ashfield m tulates its all congra ashfield mall congratulates its finalists in the 2013 inner west local business awards boost juice food beverage this juice shop has been owned and operated by dipal patel for only a year and a half and they have already made it into the finals of the inner west local business awards representing ashfield mall dipal said that it s an absolute honour to have been recognised like this n boost juice kiosk 18a ashfield mall radiant jewellery jewellery store radiant was first opened three years ago and shown by their second finalist position in a row they have quickly become a local favourite praised for their professional service and unique collection of jewellery this store epitomises the qualities of small businesses n radiant jewellery shop 52 level 4 ashfield mall ph 9799 9001 prouds jewellery store from gold and silver jewellery and watches to a stunning collection of diamonds and other precious stones prouds is a great choice for any and all gift needs as part of such a well-established brand name this jeweller is trustworthy reliable and deserving of their praise n prouds shop 23 ashfield mall ph 9798 9646 oz hair hairdressing now in its third year of business at ashfield mall this family-run salon can boast over twenty-five years of combined experience celebrated for its friendly and skilled staff oz hair is dedicated to giving their customers what they want whether it s the newest trend or a classic style n oz hair shop 7b ashfield mall ph 9799 8130 ashfields of fruit food beverage this greengrocer faces tough competition being located right next door to ashfield mall s coles yet through great prices and customer service ashfields of fruit has become a local favourite from fresh fruit and veg to dairy and bakery products this grocer should not be missed for your cooking needs n ashfields of fruit shop 16-18 level 3 ashfield mall ph 9799 1880 soul pattison chemist pharmacy prescription and over-the-counter medication cosmetics washing detergent and vitamins just to a name a few of their products this chemist provides so many different products with a warm and helpful staff that it is no surprise to see them as a finalist in these awards representing ashfield mall n soul pattison chemist shop 5 level 3 ashfield mall ph 9716 0066 flight centre travel agent the flight centre franchise has been successful for a reason they always try their best to give you the most out of your holiday for your money their branch in ashfield mall is no different with a friendly multi-lingual staff that provides the best service they can n flight centre shop 22a ashfield mall ph 9797 2645 spec savers optometrist this store only opened in december last year and they have already become a finalist this should tell you all you need to know that their customers love them for the service they provide with passion and pride the spec savers brand is a market leader and this branch demonstrates why n spec savers shop 36 ashfield mall ph 9011 6988 260a liverpool road ashfield nsw ph 02 9799 8488 12


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voilà maison voilà maison ­ french inspired home décor we have a great selection of french provincial furniture mirrors lamps homewares and gifts at voilà maison our aims are to maintain high quality products constantly search for new and unique products and inspire for all your home décor needs our experienced staff is happy to provide suggestions and advice so visit the store enjoy a bit of french ambience and leave feeling good we thank our customers for their valuable support restaurant inner west local business awards 2013 amoretti s it looks like there s plenty of amore for amoretti s in chiswick after just over a year in business the restaurant has been nominated for their very first inner west local business award gabriele moretti owner of amoretti s restaurant says he is over the moon to have been named a finalist in the awards especially since he forgot to send off the voting coupons diners filled out at the restaurant we were so happy we didn t miss out and it feels great to know so many people voted even outside the restaurant thank you to everyone that voted currently in the process of opening up a second amoretti s location in abbotsbury western sydney gabriele says his business stands out from the rest because of the effort he and his staff put in to building strong customer relationships it all comes down to the personal touches my staff and i are very hands on we 70 burwood rd concord ph 9715 6696 voilà maison are constantly interacting with customers and making them feel important i have made so many friends in the last year because i see these people all the time and we always try to make sure a high standard of service and food is maintained n amoretti s 6/2 bechert road chiswick tel 9712 5705 deli on king thank you to all our valued customers for voting for us at deli on king amoretti s amoretti s would like to thank all our customers for their solid support through out our 2nd year of operation in chiswick i would also like mention our new second location opening soon in abbotsbury western sydney this will be a licensed cafe restaurant function centre kind regards gabriele moretti owner amoretti s deli on king 353 king street newtown opposite newtown high school ph 9557 4048 amoretti s 6/2 berchert rd chiswick ph 9712 5707 restaurant inner west local business awards 2013 oricco charcoal chicken oricco charcoal chicken is a family-run business with a difference aside from their famous chicken they offer superb service and delicious lebanese cuisine options that keep people coming back for more rima along with her two sons jad and richard have been providing inner west locals from dulwich hill and beyond with the best charcoal chicken money can buy for about eight years now since opening they have acquired what some might say is a cult following for their barbecued chicken which is marinated and cooked fresh daily as well as their portuguese style chicken burgers and their tabouli which is also very well-known and popular with customers for the customers oricco has become a destination shop they try the food once and keep returning it s not all about foot traffic at our shop says jad as he explains that most of his customers are regulars he knows by name and gets to see every week it s really nice getting to know these people personally he says according to jad the best part about working in the inner west is the people and the way they embrace diversity and multiculturalism here more than anywhere else in sydney particularly when it comes to food people embrace a lot of different types of food here when we first opened we thought we d mostly have lebanese customers but this hasn t been the case we have people from all different backgrounds and nationalities coming here and many of them are very knowledgable about different cuisines they know the different kinds of meat and dips says jad there s also a strong sense of community in the inner western suburbs it s a great atmosphere upon being announced finalists in this year s inner west business awards jad said it was something he his brother and his mother were very proud of we are proud to be recognised by our community and customers it s not something we take lightly especially mum he says while they have been part of the awards numerous times before the family are always appreciative of the support and continue to work hard we are happy to be a part of people s daily life in this way says jad who after eating and serving delicious chicken passionately for the last eight years says he still looks forward to it every day n oricco charcoal chicken 409 new traditional home style lebanese cuisine tender charcoal chicken fresh chicken burgers and rolls tasty mixed plates salads homemade dips and sauces fresh authentic delicious 409 new canterbury rd dulwich hill open 7 days ph 9568 3199 11am 8.30pm 13 canterbury road dulwich hill tel 95683199 community glamour at its best


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specialised business inner west local business awards 2013 lo busin al c 2013 inner west local business awards nominate an outstanding business in the inner west that deserves recognition for their service and you could win a 3g wifi samsung galaxy camera guitar gurus awards finalists matthew and jodi from my guitar school have been in business for 15 years now and thank their wonderful students and their families for their continued loyalty and support s s s es es es students from my guitar school 2013 aw ards we re so excited to be finalists again in 2013 having won our category in 2012 there s a high expectation from our students and their families that we do it again and becoming a finalist is a step in the right direction says jodi who is not only a local business owner but resident too the inner west truly is the best place to work and live in sydney it s got it all ­ friendly people great local businesses open spaces and water galore she says when asked what makes their business stand out from the rest jodi says it s their specialised product professionalism and pride in what they do we love what we do and this shows in the professionalism and dedication of all our staff it is also the basis of our business goal ­ to provide fun and affordable guitar tuition for all media partners n more information at support sponsors burwood council is proud to be a sponsor of the local business awards the awards recognise local businesses for their hard work and commitment to the community burwood council wishes all participating businesses good luck in the awards my guitar school we d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for us we couldn t do what we do without the wonderful support of all our students and their families ­ they re the ones who make us who we are matthew jodi ashfield council is proud to promote community based enterprise by sponsoring the local business awards good luck to our hard working local entrants leichhardt council is proud to again sponsor the 2013 inner west local business awards we wish all our businesses the best of luck and encourage residents to nominate their favourite local business as a way to recognise their great work powerof300 is company that brings together a group business owners like yourselves in a boardroom format where you learn how other successful entrepreneurs grow their businesses we wish all participants the very best in the awards my guitar school lvl 1 135 kings road five dock ph 1300 853 566 restaurant inner west local business awards 2013 ashfield mall is proud to be a support sponsor of the local business awards for 2013 ashfield mall prides itself on being your `everyday centre and wishes all the participating businesses good luck in the awards cucina espresso carlo calautti is a passionate chef as owner of cucina espresso his love of food is evident in the meticulous care taken to prepare each of his outstanding dishes signature breakfast dish uovo rosso is cooked the cucina espresso team in a claypot with eggs poached in napolitano sauce and buffalo mozerella other dishes dream to always have his own café/restaurant and now include wagyu bolognaise omelettes and a wide he feels blessed that he is able to provide his customers variety of italian traditional and modern cuisine with delicious food served up by a great team he is so carlo studied at ryde tafe to complete his certificates happy that he can make a living out of what he loves but most of his knowledge about food came directly from doing and he is thrilled to be a part of the awards his mum the calautti family hail from calabria and n cucina espresso 89 majors bay rd concord their family life focussed on food most important was ph 9743 408 quality produce and fresh ingredients it was carlo s norton plaza is a proud sponsor of the inner west local business awards we wish all finalists a hearty congratulations on their nominations for business excellence marketplace leichhardt are proud to support the 2013 local business awards marketplace leichhardt is your local shopping centre of convenience offering free parkign woolworths target aldi and over 80 speciality stores birkenhead point outlet centre is proud to be a sponsor of the inner west local business awards for 2013 and wish all participating businesses the very best of luck strathfield plaza is proud to have a strong representation within the 2013 inner west local business awards strathfield plaza also recognises all its retailers that are finalists the calibre that is required to attain an accolade such as finalist of the inner west local business awards burwood plaza is proud to be a sponsor of the local business awards we pride ourselves in providing a convenient safe and enjoyable shopping experience and wish all participating businesses good luck in the awards 4 ashfield business chamber is very pleased to support the local business awards we wish all participating members good luck in the awards but especially those who are members of ashbiz finalist thank you for your support 89 majors bay rd concord outstanding cafe clearly business bec is proud to sponsor the local business awards while assisting business to be successful we wish all participants every success in these awards 9743 4088 nominations close wednesday 10th april 2013 vote online like us on facebook community glamour at its best 25


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jeweller inner west local business awards 2013 kimmy jewellery after 25 years in marrickville kimmy jewellery owner kim trinh is pleased to be named a finalist in the inner west local business awards this year and says her business stands out because she always tries to provide the best customer service price and stock range and understands her customers needs here kim chats to ciao about being in business in the inner west since marrickville metro first opened how does it feel to be a finalist in the inner west local business awards we are so proud to be recognised again as a finalist for the eighth time in a row we want to say thanks so much to our customers who voted for us this year and to all of our loyal customers that have supported us for the last 25 years what jewellery does your store specialise in we specialise in fine gold jewellery and diamonds imported directly from antwerp belgium we also stock a wide range of watches and cover all services related to jewellery and watches what is the best part of working in the inner west after working here for over 25 years metro has become my second home and the inner west people are like my second family n kimmy jewellery 48/34 victoria rd marrickville tel 9550 3247 albion automotive repairs nsw pty ltd albion automotive is a family owned and operated business forover25yearsalbionautomotive havebeenrepairingvehiclesfor localsandthebroadercommunity workingwithallmakes,modelsand types­josephferlaandhisteam excel in service and quality drive in today albion automotive 58 albion st annandale ph 9557 2414 kimmy jewellery specialising in fine gold jewellery and diamonds imported directly from antwerp belgium exclusive white and yellow gold jewellery set in coloured stones or diamonds · designerwatches · ashionablejewellery f · ewelleryandwatch j repairs · engraving · giftware emporium rossini i would like to thank sincerely all my loyal customers supporters of fine ladies wear staff and family our winter collection is now available.bright colours and stylish designs are here for this winter season i look forward to seeing our regular customers and any new shoppers thanks grace from emporium rossini 25 years of excellence in quality and service kimmy jewellery shop 48 marrickville 9550 3247 · earpiercing · atchbattery w replacement emporium rossini 67 burwood road burwood ph 9747 1926 new business inner west local business awards 2013 specsavers ashfield as newcomers to ashfield nam nguyen retail director and eileen lim optometrist director from specsavers ashfield are honoured to be named finalists for the first time in this year s local business awards here we chat to eileen about what makes specsavers special how does it feel to be a finalist we are very excited and honored to not only be nominated but be a finalist in the inner west business awards our store opened up in december of 2012 and the local community has shown great support and encouragement we are thrilled to be a finalist in the new business category and that our team s hard work and dedication to providing outstanding customer service is being recognised by the people who matter most ­ our customers how long have you been in business between us we have over 10 years experience within the optical industry and have worked everywhere from boutique optical practices to the ones that are household names both our families have always owned their own businesses and this will be our first business as well as our opportunity to really make a difference in eye care through our passion for customer service and eye health what makes your business stand out from the rest our passion pride and belief in what we do are certainly what make us stand out this is the very reason that we have decided to open up our own specsavers ­ a market leader who have changed the face of optometry in australia by providing affordable optical care whilst upholding a high standard of customer service and professionalism all the things that we stand for and are proud to be associated with what do you love about being in business in the inner west i have grown up in the inner west and have always valued the cultural diversity and supportive community spirit this is present in the amazing support that we have received from ashfield and the surrounding suburbs do you have a message for your loyal customers we would like to thank each and every one of our customers who took the time to vote for us we genuinely appreciate your support we will strive to provide you with an outstanding customer service experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon n specsavers shop 63 located on level 4 of ashfield mall near woolworths tel 9011 6988 community glamour at its best 15 the special specsavers team have passion and pride!



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