With winter a few months away, I’ve heard that the Sydney festivals will increasingly involve food (and wine) as the days get shorter. I’m not looking forward to sundown at 5PM (luckily, that’s not until mid-June), but I’m all about feasting on street food and getting creative with my inebriants.
The Surry Hills Fest caught my eye since I rarely venture out to the west side of town. It feels much more like a neighborhood, and I do love the boutique shops; there’s record stores, cafes, antiques, vintage clothing… it’s like a stretch of East 7th and 8th St between 1st and A. I can see the appeal.
Ward Park is just off Devonshire (a short walk from Central Station) – actually very convenient…. and quiet. I found a cute cafe just across the park that’s inside a gallery. I had organic scrambled eggs w/ Chevre and baby spinach with a side of chorizo. It was pretty satisfying.
I crossed over after my brekky and watched the community Dog Show Off. I think I’ve made my decision and I’m settling for a cross between a Husky and an Alaskan Malamute. Gorgeous eyes and so loving! Although, I pretty much fell for every dog I saw… they’re all just so damn cute. I couldn’t stop “awww”-ing the entire time.
In case you’re curious, the little guy with the red ball in front of him won “Best in Show” – he’s a cross between a Stafford and an Australian Cattle dog. And man does he know some neat tricks…
I dragged Murray and Daniel out to Shannon Reserve where we saw the Aboriginal Welcome (more so, heard it) and sat down for the last two acts of Creatures Rose – a 14 and 15 year old duo. We listened to the Official Opening Ceremony (read from notes) then walked back to the Ward Park Stage to catch Made in Japan. I thought they were okay… loved the band itself – maybe a bit more on the vocals though.
Oh well… at least, we had lamb (this was actually Murray’s) and chicken curry for lunch… but (darn it) I forgot to take a picture of the green curry.
Not bad at all for an early afternoon gig =)