Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hoggies at Port Douglas

We recently celebrated Sammy's birthday at Hogs Breath, Port Douglas [far north QLD]. Given it was a part of our holiday, we decided to stay a while and take in the local scenes - along with an awesome 18 hour steak. I would like to thank John [Manager] for his amazing service. I'd have to say that out of all the dinning experiences at Hoggies over the years, no one has come as close to the level of service. I know Hog's breath head office is now aware of this blog and it seems to have paid off as we got treated like celebrities from our arrival including a special visit from the Hogstar himself.

Fried Cheese!
For starters we had fried cheese sticks. These are scrumptious and because they are still in a gel state, are very hot.

Byron Bay Chilli Prime Rib

Our mains were, naturally, were 18 hour prime ribs. I decided on the simple smoked hickory with mash and vegies and Birthday Girl Sammy had a Byron Bay Chilli prime rib. My steak was cooked to perfection. In the past, I have had to order the steak "rare" to get the meat cooked to the way I like it. In this case, the steak came out medium rare and was perfect.

Hickory Prime Rib

And to top off the night, MUD CAKE! This is not the standard birthday size cake. It was HUGE!
Sammy's new favorite drink
The Birthday Girl was allowed to have what ever she wanted, so a cocktail it was - for starters :)

The main street of Port Douglas reminded me of Noosa, just a bit warmer in December. The Cafe is located near the Marina Marage, a short walk from the main street, so for any Hog's Breath fans holidaying up in Port Douglas, do yourself a flavour favor and visit the local Hog's Breath and say HI to John and his friendly staff.


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Monday, August 29, 2011

A Casual Sunday Lunch

Normally when we go to Hoggies, we go for 18 hour STEAK, however on a lovely sunny day (as Sunday the 28th was) who could pass up a lunch for less than 10 bucks?

Hoggies were offering an August special of lunch for $9.90. The menu is limited but tasty :) Sammy and I went for the Caesar Chicken wrap and curly fries and I must say, I was fully satisfied with what came out. You actually get 2 wraps and a heap of fries, so basically double what is shown above.

We also got to trade up our Hoggies 21st B'Day [21% off] cards to full 25% frequent dinners cards and the lady that served us even swiped them to give us 25% off the lunch bill! Very happy with that.


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Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Visit From The Hogster

Hogsbreath, Carindale seemed to be a fitting place to celebrate my 40th, and Sammy not only arranged my party, she also arranged a special visitor - the Hogster himself.

And to top off the night, the Hogster gave me a special present :)

My own Hogsbreath dinner plate.


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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Vicky Point

"So guess what, I am a "Hogstar", I've got my hog shirt and feel alright." This is a quick snap of the cool "Hogstar" shirts we acquired. We'll wear them for the next adventure :)

Ok I admit, I've not been keeping a true hog blog and since the last post, we have celebrated Jono's birthday...
...and had at least 2 others dinners at the City and Carindale including bringing in the New Year. So in celebrating 2 years of Sammy and me [our journey of life,] we went to Hoggies at Victoria Point. We were going to go back to where it all began at Carindale [Feb 14, 2009], however during our last visit there, [NYE] we discovered that the original Hoggies was gone and that they had moved into the shopping centre near the cinema and it just wasn't the same for us...

So it was a bit of drive further east to Vicky Point where we had Food, Glorious Food...
Here is me looking a little 'sociably excited' although at this stage, I'd only had one Barcadi and coke.
For dinner I had the El Grande Prime Rib with everything on the side and nice glass of Shiraz.
Sammy :)
Sammy ran with the Byron Bay Chili Prime Rib. This is actually quite nice, though I do have to question the "7" for hotness that Hoggies have given it.


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