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Small Business Podcast: Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint founder, Tony Gosden.

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Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint founder, Tony Gosden, joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! in Sydney.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #130 Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint founder (Tony Gosden). 

I moved to Bondi Beach late last year after falling in love with the Sydney Eastern Suburbs beach lifestyle and I made a decision to stay.

One of the attractions of Bondi Beach for me is not only that I now live 5 minutes walk from Bondi Beach, with spectacular coastal walks and lunchtime swims part of my regular routine, but I have become friends with and have access to a wealth of like-minded, ambitious, progressive and creative individuals that work and reside in this beautiful suburb of Sydney.

So many in this local global beachside community possess a mentality that encompasses an understanding that 9-5 is a primitive way to exist and there is another way to achieve success, whilst living life to the fullest! (as we speak I am sitting here at the home office in my board shorts having started my working week at midday on a Monday).

One of those inspiring peeps in my life is the human embodiment of the word ‘community’ and the creator/owner of Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint, Tony Gosden. Hailing from a music industry background as a promoter and band manager, Tony created Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint as a salute to the rock’n’roll lifestyle, with a diverse mix of platinum records, graffiti/local art, march and books hanging on the walls of this Glenayr Avenue restaurant, Young Henrys beer on tap, a mouth-watering menu of burgers named after indie Australian bands and awesome tunes cranked all day while you eat, drink and be merry.

In today’s show, we chat about founding your own business and the values that you bring to your business as an individual, Tony’s background in the music industry and the stories behind the array of band-inspired burgers including the Classic Cog, Trippin’ Seahorse (my fave), Lost Valentino, Just a Jezabel and Johnny Collide, why Tony moved to Bondi 20 years ago and never left, his sense of community and partnering with local Sydney businesses like Young Henrys and Field To Fork to ensure we can all thrive and grow together and much, much more.

And if this alone isn’t enough to entice you to get inside the mind of this successful Aussie businessman and to download this chat, then try this on for size… Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint is the most ordered food in Australia on app/website Deliveroo! Get it in your mouth and get it in your ears!

Let’s get into it!

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
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Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint founder, Tony Gosden, joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! in Sydney.

Morris Jones, Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares & the best restaurants in Paris – Aussie Chef Matthew Butcher.

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Matthew Butcher of Gordon Ramsay's 'Kitchen Nightmares' and Executive Chef of Morris Jones Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.
Matthew Butcher of Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ and Executive Chef of Morris Jones Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.


PODCAST – #67 Matthew Butcher (Executive Chef – Morris Jones).

CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast interview in full via iTunes.

Inspiring tales of a journey from country Victoria and a close-knit family to Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’, SURFAID, the best restaurants in Paris and the evolution of the modern day dining experience.
 
These are just a few of the stories we get into with Morris Jones’ Executive Chef & General Manager, Matthew Butcher.
 
Then to top it all off, we go back of house at premium restaurant & cocktail bar, Morris Jones, where Matthew’s team whips up some amazing treats… their signature Spicy Tuna Tartar, salt & vinegar chips made by foraging for salt bush and the most ah-mazing Nitro Violet Crumble invention… seriously…
 
From life living in LA to being paid to travel to the US Masters and partying in Coachella with the nANA jUDY crew.
 
This is a chat you do NOT want to miss!

CLICK HERE to listen to our exclusive interview with Matthew Butcher in full via iTunes.

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Mmmm…. check out our ‘Nitro Violet Crumble’ time-lapse video here, Morris Jones’ signature dish and & whole bunch of behind the scenes photography below:

Just some of the delights that await at Matthew Butcher’s ‘Morris Jones’ Restaurant & Cocktail Bar:

To book. Head to:www.morrisjones.com.au

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‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Exploring North Melbourne café secrets – Delicious!

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Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse
Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse, North Melbourne

Coffee: ★★★★☆ (4.5 stars) coffee
Staff: ★★★★★ big grin
Food: ★★★★★ cook
Puppy friendly puppy dog eyes

Bam! Shook off last night’s craft beers with a delicious Colombian dark roast and hit Queen Vic Market for my Saturday AM happy place!

Freshly ground Colombian coffee beans, caviar dip, fresh farm eggs, fruit & veg. Check! North Melbourne brunch. Check! Speaking of check, next time you’re looking for somewhere new for Saturday AM breakfast/brunch, check out Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse.

One of the most exciting parts about living in Melbourne CBD is the plethora of choices to eat, drink & be merry! Decided to explore North Melbourne this morning and the folks suggested Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse. Amazing!

Probably the friendliest staff I’ve seen since my last trip to Johannesburg (South Africans nail customer service), great coffee and the most delectaballs (smile emoticon) fruit platter with strawberries, melons, passionfruit, vanilla yoghurt, chia seed syrup & Vietnamese mint.

10/10 Di Bella!

Dan Wilkinson

Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse
19-21 Leveson Street North Melbourne
Melbourne 3051 Ph: (03) 9329 2973


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Sunday.. my day.. Butternut Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Deliciousness.

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Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Group) © 2014 www.hotndelicious.com

Ahh.. Sunday.. my day.. Phone on silent, limit the interwebs, potter around the house.. shut off the world.

The two things I crave on a rare day off.. cooking up a storm in the kitchen whilst singing along to wicked tunes. And this folks.. is one of my favourite dishes of mine own invention to make on such days. I usually start late morning and cook it slowly through the afternoon.

Roast Butternut Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup.

1kg Butternut Pumpkin
1kg Sweet Potato
4 cloves of garlic
Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 chopped, brown onion
Fresh, chopped rosemary
Fresh, chopped chives
Fresh, chopped coriander
Sprinkle of ground cumin
Sweet corn cut fresh from the cob
Cracked Pepper
Sour Cream
Fresh basil sprigs
1l soup stock

1. Slice pumpkin & sweet potato into medium-sized chunks and place in baking dish with your 4 cloves of garlic.
2. Boil the pumpkin for 15 minutes and the sweet potato for 10,  then bake them for a further 20 – 25 minutes at 200°C (390°F) with garlic cloves, rosemary,  freshly ground salt & pepper, lightly coated with Cobram Estate Olive Oil.
3. While the veggies are getting their awesome on in the oven, grab a large saucepan, 2 x chicken or vegetable stock cubes and mix with 1l of boiling water to make up your stock.
4. Once the pumpkin/sweet potato are roasted to a beautiful, light golden brown, fry your finely chopped onion in olive oil before adding the roasted pumpkin, sweet potato and garlic to the saucepan.
5. Mash the vegetables and stir the stock in. Add more water as necessary as well as chives and coriander to the saucepan.
6. Simmer the soup on a low heat for a few hours and enjoy a few cheeky libations as needed.
7. Taste test as you go and once ready, serve up with cracked pepper, add a handful of sweet corn, a sprig of fresh garden basil and a healthy dollop of sour cream.

Once you’ve cooked up my recipe for the 1st time, drop us your pics on Twitter and tell us what you think. Even if you’re cooking for one, you can freeze these portions of soup as a delicious treat any time you’re feeling hungry and can’t be bothered getting your chef on.

Seriously one of my favourite recipes and taking time out for the little things at least 1 day a week does wonders for the soul.

Enjoy!

DW

Hot & Delicious Group.. Passion, Creativity & Community
Culture, travel, music, news & sick live photography from around the planet:

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group