Food, Travel

Sydney Day #3

Tonight, the Ninja Turtle and Sonic the Hedgehog hit Newtown for drinks, dinner and dessert with a bunch of mates.

A quick game of pool to determine who was paying dinner...

A quick game of pool to determine who was paying for dinner…

And a very fuzzy shot taken by Sonic of the Turtle showing off her skillz.

And a very fuzzy shot taken by Sonic of the Turtle showing off her skillz…

Only to get her ass kicked by Ronaldinho.

Only to get her ass kicked by Ronaldinho.

Then it was off to a little restaurant on King St called Lentil As Anything.

Then it was off to a little restaurant on King St called Lentil As Anything.

This is not just any restaurant. It is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run dining place...

This is not just any restaurant. It is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run dining place…

That lets the customer decide how much they wish to pay. There are 3 other restaurants in Melbourne, and this one opened in April 2014.

That lets the customer decide how much they wish to pay. There are 3 other restaurants in Melbourne, and this one opened in April 2014.

The food was locally produced, vegetarian (possibly vegan?) and multi-cultural...

The food was locally produced, vegetarian (possibly vegan?) and multi-cultural…

Two of us grabbed the chili...

Two of us grabbed the chili…

Another two went with the assortment of curries...

Another two went with the assortment of curries…

And Sonic chose the Lebanese plate.

And Sonic chose the Lebanese plate.

Live band was pumping, the art on the walls eclectic, and the food was simply delicious. Portions were HUGE.

Live band was pumping, the art on the walls eclectic, and the food was simply delicious. Portions were HUGE.

They needed a walk after dinner to help digest their food before they attack the next stage of the evening: dessert. Walking around Newtown, it dawned upon the Ninja Turtle that Sydney and its surrounds is just so full of amazing street art, it is impossible to capture it all. Here are just some that she’s walked past tonight:

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And the final destination for the evening was the show stopping gelati parlour on Enmore Rd.

It's not just any old gelato they're concocting in their lab...

It’s not just any old gelato they’re concocting in their lab…

It's award-winning gelati that Sonic the Hedgehog would NOT stop raving on about.

It’s award-winning gelati that Sonic the Hedgehog would NOT stop raving on about:

Better known as Cow & The Moon.

Better known as Cow & The Moon.

They went with after-dinner mint, affogato, and strawberry balsamic to share

They went with after-dinner mint, affogato, and strawberry balsamic to share…

And it was a no-holds-barred fight to eat as much as one can before the others finish it off.

And it was a no-holds-barred fight to eat as much as one can before the others finish it off.

What is your favourite dining district?

Where in the world (country, city, town, street) can we find it?

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