australia, day 7: yellow?

This doesn’t look very hellish does it? 

Maybe at night?

This is our new neighborhood, Marrickville. Just now when we walked down the street pictured above and were fumbling for our housekeys, there came a sound from the tree in the front yard that sounded like Batman unfurling his cape, and then the flapping of giant wings, and a creature the size of a slender housecat with proportionate wings flew down the street. The following conversation ensued:

Me: “What in the holy mother of flying fuck was that.”
Nelson: “That was a giant bat. I told you those birds weren’t birds.”

It’s true, Nelson had told me that earlier. We’d glimpsed some roughly geese-shaped birds flying above the house just before dinner, I was preoccupied with something, probably sweating profusely or calling an Uber, and Nelson said “Oh shit, I think those are giant bats.” I said something supportive like “They are not giant bats,” probably without looking up from my phone. She said “I think they arrrre, look at their wings.” I sweatily glanced up and indeed, their wings looked a bit batty, and the dark grey color of their whole action was totally un-gooselike. 


We were coming from dinner at Yellow, in Potts Point. It was, literally, "interesting", and tasty, if a bit overpriced (full review here). Before Yellow we'd popped into Ms G's for a quick cocktail (like 13 minutes, we were behind schedule).

The whole rest of their menu looked like a bit of a missed opportunity frankly. For us I mean. I left out some things, but:

Cheeseburger spring roll

Vietnamese steak tartare

Squash, peas, butterbeans
with pickled radicchio, mint, yuzu and white miso ranch

Burrata “strange flavour style” *
with sesame sauce, chilli oil, spinach & peanuts

Grilled eggplant
with miso caramel glaze, furikake

BBQ Choy sum and broccoli
with fermented chili dressing, crunchy bits

Bangkok fried chicken
with Sambal Marie Rose

Shanghai noodles
with dashi, clams, nduja, chilli pangrattato

Sweet and sour pork ribs
with tamarind caramel, Thai basil

Charcoal grilled Angus short rib
with beetroot kimchi, ssamjang, leaves

Peking-style lamb shoulder party
pancakes, pickles and condiments

“Stoner’s Delight part 3” *
Doughnut ice cream, peanut dulce de leche, peanut & pretzel brittle, crispy bacon, Mars Bar brownie, raspberry curd, potato chips and deep fried Nutella

"Breakfast 3.0"
Toast ice cream, caramelized white chocolate, Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, chia, blueberries

“Hong-Kongo Bongo”
Yakult sorbet, green apple granita, coconut mousse, melon


Before Ms. G's we'd Ubered out to a far-flung neighborhood to pick up my guitar and amp for the week. From another American Mark. Before that we'd switched bnbs to somewhere much less luxurious but also less conveniently located. Who's a stupie?

Then we run time forward again: Pick up guitar. Ms. G's. Then Yellow. Then the grocery store. Then an Uber home for the bat incident.


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