Monday, November 12, 2012

Jazz City Diner, Darlinghurst -- or -- Happiness = philosophy + time

Found a review for a great-sounding raw vegan cafe in King's Cross. Made plans for dinner. Told friends about it.

"Vegan places disappear almost as quickly as lesbian clubs," one commented.

The latter is out of my jurisdiction. I can confirm, however, that the vegan place in question was no longer there when we arrived the next day.

When you can't make lemonade you gotta make other plans.

So, the chicken and turkey burgers were bad choices. Processed patties, not exceptional. The beefy things, however, were great. Double up on those. The jerk chicken wings are meant to be pretty good, too. Oh well, next time.

It's a nice place, with a good vibe, and it's certainly popular. Not, y'know, healthy by any means. But what were you looking for, raw vegan? Come on.

Total was $95 for three, including beers, in today's money. It's quite filling, so maybe share a burger between two if you're getting starters.

Jazz City Diner 

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  1. I like that you started up looking for a raw vegan cafe (WTF) and ended up at a meat-fest!

  2. The most important dish at Jazz City is the Banana Cream Pie. Please tell me you tried the Banana Cream Pie!

  3. I should never make the mistake of reading your blog at lunchtime! Tummy rumbling, mouth watering...!

  4. Not a huge fan of American food but I'm glad it's a step against veganism :) The Texas chili in a cup sounds & looks like something that I would enjoy big time.

  5. Raw veganism. Burgers. I can see the similarities... ha.

  6. Hehe I love how you went a 180 degrees opposite with your choice! :D

  7. Yup I see the connection between vego cafe and down and dirty burgers. Hehe. I want to try their chicken and waffles, still need to get there!

  8. The southern fried chicken burger was one of the worst things I have ever put in my mouth. Not a fried chicken breast, but the cheapest frozen processed patty, a few kernels of tinned corn and its basically a Mchicken at triple the price. Not sure if these guys have ever set foot in the US,l but with food like this you'd be out of business in a New York minute. You'd be better off going to Grill'd just up the street if your looking for burgers.


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