My Activity Tracking
My target 121 kms
I'm challenging myself to go on 21 bike rides to 21 of my favourite spots in Adelaide.
I'm taking on Challenge 21 to raise funds to support sick kids who are cared for by the Women's and Children's Hospital.
Being lucky enough to work alongside the WCH Foundation, I see firsthand the fantastic work they do to brighten the lives of children in our care.
There are SO many great ideas on the horizon, but they would only be possible with community support like yours.
Please follow my 21-day journey as I go on 21 bike rides to 21 of my favourite spots in Adelaide, but most importantly please donate to such a worthwhile cause.
Thank you :-)
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Reached 50% of Fundraising Goal
Earned Challenge 21 Beanie
Reached Fundraising Goal
Received 21 Donations
In TOP 21 Fundraisers
LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEASTMonday 11th Oct
This one fills me with pride and is quite fitting to round off my list. The reason why is because I undertook the challenge to showcase some of the gems that Adelaide has to offer and to illustrate the delight in being South Australian. And that’s exactly what this brilliant small business does on the daily.
Focussing on strictly South Aussie small batch producers, this Brighton beauty supports the local economy while ensuring its quality never wanes. Whether it be for a fantastic coffee, great feed or a stunning drop of Shiraz, there’s plenty on offer next time you stop by Jetty Road.
Not only that, but I’ve been blown away by the dedication and passion that Tom and Anna-Lisa have continued to pour into the place; putting themselves ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainability and becoming a staple of the Brighton community. Two gorgeous human beings with a great taste in food and bevs means that you reap the rewards when you step inside.
It’s no surprise that this one will continue to thrive.
#21 - The Seller Door.
Thank you so much to everyone for their donations and messages along the way. I’ve had an absolute blast! Share
STUNNING DROPS IN A SENSATIONAL SPOT (10 Oct)Monday 11th Oct
If there’s one thing we know how to celebrate here in SA, it’s our wine. And boy does this place know their stuff.
With such a fantastic selection for both takeaway and in-house, this is venue is a must for anyone wanting to nestle in for an arvo or evening. It’s also one for any time of the year, bringing a cosiness to enjoy winter reds, or a fun street party style outside in summer. Check it out at Fringe time and be prepared to be blown away. Such a vibe!
Coming in as my penultimate list entry, but a faultless venue in my eyes.
#20 - East End Cellars Share
NO FUSS. JUST GOOD TIMES (10 Oct)Monday 11th Oct
I was pretty devastated to see that this one was closed when popping by for the challenge, but my hangover probably thanks me
Another Adelaide institution right at the very top of the pub scene and a well deserved entry onto my list. Similar to the Ex, what makes it great is the culture it has generated through a long, rich history. This is a pub for all walks of life, where there’s only really one rule: Don’t be a dickhead.
It looks dingy inside. And it kind of is. But it’s a bloody ripper.
#19 - The Cranker (Crown & Anchor)
ONE OF LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES (10 Oct)Monday 11th Oct
The hunt for Adelaide’s best banh mi is one that should be undertaken with the utmost seriousness. There are some rippers out there, so it can’t be taken lightly. And look, I might be biased because it’s a local for me, but I really struggle to fault these.
I’ve uttered the words “lemongrass chicken with extra chilli” so many times that the little Vietnamese ladies that own this place start to already write it down when I reach the front of the line. This place is a bakery, so the rolls are baked fresh - providing a point of difference that puts them at the top of the pile.
And wowee do they have some serious flavour. If I was to request a last meal in life, I reckon these may well be it.
Notable mentions also go to their sausage rolls, lasagna and choc fudge brownies. Pop in if you haven’t already!
#18 - Fullarton Bakehouse Share
THIS BREKKY IS UNPARALLELED (9 Oct)Monday 11th Oct
TOP OF THE TOPPINGS (8 Oct)Monday 11th Oct
If you’re a little bit confused about the recent venue spam, I’m taking part in Challenge 21 to raise money for kids in hospital. For me this involves showcasing 21 of my favourite spots in Adelaide.
And boy do I have a great spot for you with this one.
If you like amazing pizza, bumpin’ tunes and primo vino, then pull your head in and hit this place up.
Not even going to rave on about it, because you just need to trust me.
#16 - Sunny’s
P.S - I picked the worst photo cos the focus should be on the venue Share
THE $20 ANNUAL MEMBERS FEE GIVES YOU (7 Oct)Friday 8th Oct
* $13 tickets for every single flick
* A diverse array of current and international movies that bullshit Netflix or ‘Event’ Cinemas doesn’t have to offer. (Also, Westfield Marion is full of little dero hoodrats that probably carry knives)
* An excuse to explore a multitude of hospitality options before or after, thus supporting the local Adelaide economy
* $1 back for every $10 spent
* 10% off lollies/refreshments/bar
But above all else, if in 2021 you can buy TWO sparkling ales and a large popcorn for $18 then you know damn right that this is going on my list. Not just sneaking in either; this goes on with fervour
#15 - East End Palace Nova Share
WHO SAID A FLING WITH THE EX WAS A BAD IDEA? (7 Oct)Friday 8th Oct
MAKE YOUR TUMMY SMILEThursday 7th Oct
TOAST OF THE INNER WEST (6 Oct)Thursday 7th Oct
AN INSTITUTION OF EBENEZER (6 Oct)Thursday 7th Oct
THE MONTH WHEN ADELAIDE TRANSFORMS (6 Oct)Thursday 7th Oct
RICH IN HISTORY; NOW A WORLD CLASS ARENA (5 Oct)Thursday 7th Oct
CAPTIVATING EASTERN BEAUTY (3 Oct)Thursday 7th Oct
THE HUSTLING, BUSTLING HEART OF ADELAIDE (2 Oct)Thursday 7th Oct
GREATER THAN GOOD (29 Sep)Thursday 7th Oct
WEIRD BUT MAGICAL. HEAR ME OUT…Wednesday 29th Sep
TIME FOR SOME OF THE SCENIC SPOTSTuesday 28th Sep
THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE HARD TO BEAT!Thursday 23rd Sep
ANOTHER FAVOURITE COMING UPTuesday 21st Sep
Challenge 21 is a great way to showcase my picks of Adelaide and support the local economy while I’m at it. We know it’s been a seriously tough 18 months for the hospo industry!
Situated in Parkside, this gem of a hotel captures a traditional English decor and provides an unparalleled front bar cosiness throughout winter time. Don’t even get me started on how good the food is!
Highlights of mine have been:
•Becoming a ‘Beer Drinking Legend’ by progressively ticking off 82 froths from around the world.
•50c Wings on Tuesdays
•Tucking into Asahis after a (very silly) 41 degree day bike ride with James, Mike and Matt Khabbaz
•Tim Burford and Enzo Ferraro testing my rubber arm whenever they feel like a cheeky midweek visit
•The boys and I raiding the bistro salad bar to get bang for our buck as growing teenagers
Visiting this joint isn’t much of a challenge, but it’s impossible to leave out.
#2: The Earl of Leicester Hotel
Shout out to Lee-Anne, Jono and Khalid for their generous donations to get the ball rolling 💙Share
Here we go!Tuesday 21st Sep
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