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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 8th 2009
Beat school holiday blues What: Sydney Olympic Park's school holiday program, Kids in the Park. When: April 10 to 26. More information: Phone the Sydney Olympic Park infoline on 9714 7888 or visit www. sydneyolympicpark.com.au ................................................ FIONA BRADY Kids can have fun at Sydney Olympic Park this Easter. KEEP boredom at bay during the Easter school holidays by taking your children to Sydney Olympic Park. Whether their interests lie in sport, art, cooking or nature, there's an activity to suit all young holidaymakers -- many for free. One of the more unusual free activities is the Spider Secrets tour at Bicentennial Park. Children will learn lots of interesting facts about arachnids, play games and make something creepy- crawly to take home. Another free activity is the Amazing Chase, which will appeal to all the budding detectives. The idea is to cycle around the park, solving puzzles at different checkpoints. Kids can compete against others by entering the time- trial competition. Bikes are available for hire for those who haven't got their own. And for a small cost, there are lots of other ways to get active at the park, including an 18-hole mini-golf course, Oztag and trampolining clinics and an archery centre. Or for those who like cooking, Cookies and Craft is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am and 2.30pm at Lilies on the Park cafe. Kids work with a guardian as they roll dough and decorate their cookies ready for a chef to bake. Our final suggestion is for the artistically inclined. Check out the Artexpress exhibition at the Armory which features the best works of HSC students. It is on until April 29 and it's free. MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 9, 2009 25 Alive www.innerwestweekly.com.au Top Thai nosh is proving popular Name: Hi Thai Where: 4 Dawn Fraser Ave, Olympic park Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm Profile: Shireen Khalil ................................................ YOU can smell the spices and rich flavour of Hi Thai a mile away and it's no surprise this newly built restaurant is bringing in the crowd. Hi Thai only opened at Sydney Olympic Park in February this year and already the restaurant has been hailed a success in the area. ''We have a lot of advantages being at Sydney Olympic Park, especially when there are events,'' owner Clare Park said. ''We get a lot of locals dropping by, such as families or people riding along on their bicycle during lunchtime, which get's very busy,'' she said. Thai chef of 23 years, To To, who has worked in restaurants all around the world including the Netherlands, has brought his expertise to Hi Thai and said people can expect authentic Thai food. He brought out two of the most popular dishes and considering I wasn't that hungry, I managed to scoff down both of them (with a little help). At only $6.50 the Money Bag entree (pictured) is definitely value for money as it can be shared by two people and still leave room for your main. The four pieces are filled with crab meat, peanut, chicken and shrimp. Chef To then brought out one of the most talked about dishes among customers, Pad Thai ($12.90), but you have to be a peanut lover. It comes with thin rice noodles fried with egg, chicken and vegetables saturated in a tempting peanut sauce. But I have to admit, my best Hi Thai meal is the chilli and basil beef stir-fry ($12.90). The rich flavor of the basil and spicy chilli brings out the best of the meal. Chef To really knows how to whip up an authentic Thai dish, which explains Hi Thai's popularity. Hear the poet in the mayor THE next Authors at Ashfield event at Ashfield library will take place at 1pm on Friday, April 17. Former Ashfield mayor Rae Jones will talk about his new book of poetry, Blow Out. Mr Jones stepped down from Ashfield Council in September to get back to his ''first love'', literature. He said his many years as a councillor had given him some literary inspiration. ''Being involved in local politics has deepened my understanding of human motivation,'' he said. This is a free event and books are available for sale and signing. Ashfield library is on level 3, Ashfield Civic Centre. For more information phone Ashfield library on 9716 1810. Over 50 Specialty Stores, FREE 3 hour shopper carparking 42 - 50 Railway Parade, Burwood. Phone: 9744 0251 2112014i iww wk41 Shopping made easy .... You can find all you need at Burwood Plaza Centre Trading Hours Monday 9am-5.30pm Tuesday 9am-5.30pm Wednesday 9am-5.30pm Thursday 9am-9.00pm Friday 9am-5.30pm Saturday 9am-5.00pm Sunday 10am-4.00pm WEDDING PACKAGES AVAILABLE LUNCH: Tues - Sun DINNER: Tues - Sat PRINCE EDWARD PARK, PHILLIPS STREET, CABARITA occasion perfection Superbly located, Angelo's on the Bay boasts a selection of innovative and contemporary seafood cuisine prepared by Chef Suna McKay. A visit to Angelo's promises to be very memorable. 2005513K wk39
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