200 Good Things

Editor's Letter

Illustrations: Barry Patenaude

Your guide to summer's best eating and drinking

It's been one hell of a year, so pour yourself a glass of something cold, and look forward to a delicious summer ahead, as we celebrate, in no particular order, 100 Good Things each in NSW and Victoria.

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100 Good Things in NSW

Chef Toby Wilson with his Taco pop-up van Ricos Tacos in Rosebery. Photographed Thursday 29th October 2020. Taco Beef ...

100 Good Things: NSW 1-20

The only bar on the Hawkesbury, serious tacos, gelato collaborations, omakase dining and a pasta festa that welcomes all.  

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Salty-sweet doughnuts at Small Talk Cafe.

100 Good Things: NSW 21-40

Caviar bumps and glorious crabs, a world-saving superfood, salty doughnuts, sexy potatoes and Sundays worth getting up for.

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Hash browns and taleggio at Baretto Nights by Pilu at Freshwater.

100 Good Things: NSW 41-60

(Actual) bone china, top sausages, wild honey, a life-altering Chilean hotdog, neighbourhood heroes and exploding dumplings.

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Spaghetti with 'nduja, clams and white wine at Bastardo.

100 Good Things: NSW 61-80

Boozy coffee's back, a Peruvian pisco party, kimchi and other ferments, Syrian breakfast, twilight gardening and rogue lamingtons.

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Blue mackerel, cucumber, rhubarb and miso soy custard at Flotilla, Newcastle.

100 Good Things: NSW 81-100

Baking for Beirut, rich hams, fancy ramen, coffee on tap, good news for bread nerds, beers in the sun and a very good carrot.

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100 good things in Victoria

Shokupan's chicken katsu sandwich.

100 Good Things: Vic 1-20

Attica Summer Camp, Japanese sandwiches, park wines, seafood platters and a two-day New Year's feast.

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Super Ling's Xinjiang lamb flatbread.

100 Good Things: Vic 21-40

Drinks on the Yarra, custom-made knives, side hustles, tofu presses, regional Indian dining, layer cakes and Vietnamese scotch eggs.

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Joey Kellock's mobile 1800 Lasagne business is downing roots.

100 Good Things: Vic 41-60

Gin-soaked caviar, porridge bread, blue ribbon picnics, espresso vending machines and one lasagne to rule them all.

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Aged duck breast, duck leg tartlet, beetroot, tarragon and preserved cherry from Ten Minutes by Tractor (77).

100 Good Things Vic: 61-80

Babka, bagnums, bagels, tacos, Christmas dinners to your door, fish sauce caramel gelato and giant sculptures.

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Tom Sarafian's next-level hummus.

100 Good Things Vic: 81-100

The legends of lockdown, boutique bottle-os, next-gen publishing, edible Aussie nostalgia, kitchen garden restaurants and local pies.

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