… I’m going to try every cafe, restaurant and pub in town this year!? And then as the fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour bridge for another year, you realise you still have not even come close to making the rounds!?! Well, that is exactly why my hubby and I are kicking off this blog, we actually want to achieve it and by writing and reviewing each experience, it will make us accountable and keep us motivated to complete our little challenge.
Let me start by saying that we are not professional food critics, writers or even chefs. We are an interior stylist and plumber that live in Manly and who love and appreciate yummy-in-the-tummy food. We do love to cook too…the hubby is usually the head chef and I play the role of sou. We can whip up a mean meal, but we are a decade away from trying out for Master Chef or My Kitchen Rules. By the time Thursdays come around we are ordinarily ready to head out for a drink and dinner in town instead of cooking ourselves. I can count on one hand or maybe two – if I think hard enough – the venues that we frequent. So now Thursdays are never going to be the same again – or for a while at least – as hubby & I embark on our little mission. Plus, we are always eating out somewhere for breakfast, lunch or dinner on the weekends too so we plan to cover at least two reviews a week.
Did you know that according to HelloManly – Manly’s Visitor Information Centre, that there are 106 Restaurants & Cafe’s in our little slice of heaven? This little fact kinda blew me away…and excited me all in the same…there quite possibly is a new restaurant love affair on the horizon to shout out loud about. However, we also won’t be afraid to comment when an eatery is all about the tourist dollar and has forgot their local market (or perhaps we are not their market at all). Tourists are great for the local economy, of course…but so are the LOCALS 🙂 and Darley Days is all about local opinions for the community. Can I say local again??
In the next week, hubby and I will take our pushies and cycle down each street in Manly to make sure we have a complete list of all the eateries in town – we are making a list and checking it twice! I do love a good list..
In the meantime, let us know how many eateries you think you have dined at in Manly??