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Friday Feast – Butcher Shop Café

Butcher Shop Café

We visited on 04-11-16

Friday Feast – The team headed up the main street of town to the ever popular Butcher Shop Cafe. The concrete floor and tiles to the ceiling remind you of its former life as a butchery, providing some of the finest meat to Mudgee. Now it provides the daily staple of freshly roasted coffee and simple food to match. James O’Neill has created a fantastic place for locals to catch up or for tourists to relax and unwind.

The Butcher Shop Cafe prides itself on in-house roasting of the coffee beans, giving your cappuccino or latte real strength and freshness. The all-day breakfast menu is extensive with choices of cheese or Italian style omelettes, butchers benedict with bacon & tomato, buttermilk pancakes or toasted muesli with fruit, honey & yoghurt. If you’re up for a challenge at lunch time, order the Skyscraper Burger with chips. For those with a smaller appetite, there is the butcher’s burger with bacon & cheese, lamb burger with minted yoghurt, prawn pasta, Caesar salad or a selection of sandwiches & melts.

Open 7 days a week, the Butcher Shop Cafe is in a prime location whether you are grabbing a take away coffee or taking time out to dine in.

Cheers,

Sutho

Friday Feast – Café 89

Café 89

We visited on 07-10-16

Man down, man down!! We were missing one of the troops today, however we still headed out for the Friday Feast. Café 89 was our place of choice today, and it did not disappoint. The place was buzzing with patrons choosing to either sit indoors or enjoy the sun-drenched footpath dining. Jo and her team provide a wonderful selection of hearty meals catering for breakfast (all day) and lunch. Two of us chose the steak sandwich with roasted mushroom, Swiss cheese and caramelised onions, whilst our counterpart savoured the 89 chicken burger with honey mustard mayo, all served with chips. Other options include corn fritter stack, Spanish baked eggs and the 89 beef burger. The all day breakfast menu is extensive with choices of eggs Benedict, smoked salmon omelette, a healthy breakkie stack or the big breakfast.

Momenti coffee is a huge hit with caffeine aficionados, whilst other drink choices include Tea Tonic – Australia’s Healthiest Tea Range, milkshakes or freshly squeezed juices.

Café 89 (supporting Pink Up Mudgee) has something for everyone whether it’s breakfast, lunch or morning & afternoon tea. Come down and see why this café is so popular.

Cheers,

Sutho

Friday Feast – The Dancing Goat

The Dancing Goat

We visited on 16-12-16

There is nothing better than a great carb loading warm lunch on a wet day. The boys headed to The Dancing Goat Cafe for the Friday Feast and it hit the spot!!

The Southern Fried Chicken Burger and the Sloppy Joe pulled lamb burger were the pick of the menu, both served with crunchy golden fries. Other choices included all day breakfast – eggs benedict, selection of pancakes, big breakfast or breakfast roll, as well has Caesar salad, vegetarian burger or soup & pasta of the day.

For the sweet tooth, there is a range of cakes, tarts and muffins to settle the sugar cravings. There is a large selection of smoothies, frappes and cold drinks, but a Campos Coffee definitely prepares you to tackle the afternoon. If you are after delicious simple food, with prompt service, call into The Dancing Goat Cafe.

See you next year!

Cheers,

Sutho

Friday Feast – Paragon Hotel

Paragon Hotel

We visited on 09-12-16

Just for a change the team headed for a counter meal at the Paragon Hotel for the Friday Feast. Unfortunately it was only 1pm on Friday so we could not enjoy a frost amber ale, however an icy cold squash and a quality pub meal did the job. Paul Osseweyer provides a great meal and that is evident by the amount of tradies in there during lunch hours.

Roast pork & veges, schnitzel & chips, beef burger or lamb cutlets, whatever your appetite, it will be satisfied here at The Paragon Hotel. Even if you’re not hungry, call in for a beer and a chat!

Cheers till next time,

Sutho

Friday Feast – Wineglass Bar & Grill

Wineglass Bar & Grill

We visited on 20-09-16

Friday Feast – The team headed to The Wineglass Bar & Grill to savour the delicious menu. Owner and Chef Scott Tracey provides many options that will appeal to all appetites. Select from the $11 lunch specials which include steak sandwich, an Italian pizza with prawns or a fresh Caesar salad. Or for those that want something a little more upmarket, try the chicken risotto, the seafood linguine or the slow roasted pork belly.

If lunch is not for you, why not start the day with a sumptuous breakfast. Choose from hot cakes with honeycomb butter, Belgian waffles with chocolate sauce or something for the health conscious, granola, dried fruit and yoghurt. All of this can be washed down with award-winning Vittoria Coffee.

If a 3 course meal is more your style, come and try the dinner menu which changes seasonally and is prepared using regionally sourced produce. Match this with a selection of local wines for an unforgettable meal.

If you want to make a weekend of it, stay at the Cobb & Co Court Boutique Hotel, Mudgee. Relax in a beautifully appointed queen room or a New York style loft apartment, centrally located and adjoining The Wineglass.

Why not take an opportunity to enjoy all our gorgeous region has to offer? We’re so busy we often forget to appreciate this amazing place we live.

Now, any suggestions for our lunch date next week?

Cheers,

Sutho

Friday Feast – Outside The Square

Outside The Square

We visited on 18-11-16

The team headed down to Outside the Square Café to enjoy the spring day. The cafe offers great options for breakfast and lunch in a great family friendly environment. The small servery window for take away coffee is a hive of activity in the morning and the aroma of fresh baked muffins and cakes is hard to pass by.

The breakfast menu is very simple yet delicious with choices including French toast, buttermilk pancakes, toasted muesli, or Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine or Eggs Ocean (smoked salmon). For the big appetite tuck into The BIG Square with eggs, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, potato rösti served with tomato relish. Accompany this with a Toby’s Estate Coffee or Toby’s Estate Organic tea to complete your morning.

If lunch is what you are after, then again the menu will satisfy your taste buds. The chicken burger seemed to be the popular choice on Friday, however the Cajun chicken Caesar salad was a personal favourite. Other lunch time options include a gourmet steak sandwich, the Greek lamb burger, various salads and choices of baguettes and bruschetta’s. To replenish the fluids on a warm day, select from milkshakes, smoothies, organic soft drinks and juices. Kids are not forgotten either with a number of options for the little appetite.

The focus of the owners and staff here at Outside The Square Café is to provide a family friendly place that serves coffee produced by ethical companies and also organic and natural options. Come in and meet the staff and see why everyone is starting to look Outside The Square Café.

Cheers,

Sutho

Friday Feast – Mudgee Corner Store

Mudgee Corner Store

We visited on 09-09-16

The team ventured off to Mudgee Corner Store for lunch, corner of Horatio & Lewis Streets. Proprietors Campbell and Anne McLean pride themselves on using locally sourced produce to create their wonderful menu, including pulled pork burgers, wagyu and beetroot relish burgers, egg & bacon rolls as well as daily specials whipped up by kitchen extraordinaire Alicia Cowden.

Grab a great coffee with beans from Fish River Roasters and a freshly baked muffin to start your day. Every Tuesday fresh fruit and veggies are delivered for your convenience, whilst you can also grab other produce like Pipeclay Pumphouse meats, Spencer Cocoa chocolate and milk from The Little Big Dairy Co.

Open 7 days a week, call in to see what’s so wonderful about this little corner store.

Keep watching this space, who knows where we might pop up next Friday. Have a great week!!

Cheers,

Sutho

Mudgee Readers’ Festival 2012

“Where too many books are never enough”… the Mudgee Readers’ Festival is coming up on the 18th and 19th of August, and with a clear focus on what readers want, not writers, it’s a festival that Mudgee locals and visitors will surely get value from.

Over the last couple of years that the Mudgee Readers’ Festival has been held, from all reports there has been terrific support, with plenty of discussion and laughter amongst speakers and their audiences.

People of all ages are encouraged to take up reading as a pastime, even with technology these days you can still read digital novels and immerse yourself in a new world, after all, it is the National Year of Reading!

The presentations, panel discussions and literary lunches will be run by authors, talking to you about the books that you read and with children’s authors as well, there’ll be something to entertain all ages.

Don’t forget to take along all of your old and pre-loved books, as there’ll be a second hand book fair at the Readers’ Festival as well where you can buy and sell books of all kinds.

The official programme for the Mudgee Readers’ Festival will be announced on the 4th of July and you can find it at the Mudgee Readers’ Festival website here after that date. If you’d like to join the conversation about the festival, you can also visit their Facebook Page here.

Mudgee Small Farm Field Days 2012

Got plans for the 13th and 14th of July? As the last weekend of NSW school holidays, and to get the family out of the house and embracing all of the things that make Mudgee such a wonderful place to live and grow up, we’d like to remind everyone that Mudgee Small Farm Field Days is coming up at AREC (Australian Rural Education Centre) on the weekend of July 13th and 14th.

Mudgee Small Farm Field Days is an annual event that always has something to keep you entertained, from exhibitors, farm machinery, demonstrations, shows and much more. There’s always a great crowd of people, and with two jam packed days it’s a great way to spend the last couple of days of school holidays.

Gates open from 8:30am on both days, closing at 5:00pm. You can get to AREC located on Ulan Road adjacent to the Mudgee Airport either by your own transport, where parking is free at both car parks (of Ulan Road and Henry Lawson Drive); or take the free shuttle bus service that leaves every 20 minutes between 8:20am until approximately  6:00pm. Meet at Mudgee Swimming Pool, Mudgee South Shopping Plaza, Mudgee Scout Hall, Mudgee High School, Jubilee Sports Ground, Mudgee Valley Tourist Park or Mudgee Tourist Information Centre.

Mudgee Small Farm Field Days Tickets:

Adult Pass –  One Day $15.00 / Two Day $25.00
Child Pass –  One Day $8.00 / Two Day $14.00 (5 – 18 years)
Family Pass – One Day $35.00 (2 Adults and up to 4 children)
Pensioner Pass – One Day $10.00 / Two Day $14.00
Children under 5 – Free

Put it on your calendar now, we hope to see you there!

Update on Mudgee Relay for Life 2012

We’re coming a strong 8th out of 52 teams taking part in the Mudgee Relay For Life on May 12th 2012, but we’re not quite at our fundraising target yet, so we’re asking for support by the way of sharing this with your family and friends or kindly donating as much or as little as you can to our team’s fundraising efforts.

We have been very humbled by the kind contributions that not only have our local counterparts donated, but also our wider networks across much of the country. It means a lot to have the support of our networks of friends and family, and we thank you all very much for your generosity.

One of the great things about having such a wonderful community behind us is knowing that all the efforts we go to to raise funds, it is ultimately our beloved community that is helping the Cancer Council find ways to manage and research cancer and help cancer patients.

There would be few people in Mudgee who don’t know someone who has been affected by cancer of some type, so it’s something that we know is close to the Mudgee’s community’s heart. Together we can help kick cancer’s butt, so again, we thank everyone who’s shown their support thus far, and ask anyone who can, to share this post, or donate to our team!

To get involved or find out which teams are currently registered, visit the Mudgee Relay For Life page here or to help team “Professionals Real Estate Mudgee” achieve our goal of $5000, you can click here to donate or join our team. We’d love to have your support!