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Parma Ladder (updated to the end of September)

Here is the Parma ladder as it stands at the end of September’s five parma tests: I should apologize for some errors in last month’s Parma ladder which saw some entries from previous months overwritten by the author.  Rookie errors … Continue reading

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Parma Number 39: Archive Beer Boutique … don’t let the photo fool you!

The Verdict: When the this parma first came out I raised an eyebrow at the salad portion because, to be frank, I did not think it looked very good.  Whilst eating the Archive Beer Boutique parma it became apparent that … Continue reading

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Parma Number 38: Kedron Wavell Services Club … when a photo isn’t worth a thousand words

The Verdict: I have been told a few times this week that the photo I posted on the Brisbane’s Best Parma Instagram of the Kedron Wavell chicken parmigiana looked really good.  What a shame that the image posted was deceiving … Continue reading

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Parma Number 37: The Jubilee Hotel … An $11 Parma worth every cent 

The Verdict: The most impressive thing about the Jubilee Hotel’s chicken parmigiana is the price. At $11 that price can not be beaten.  That said though, from the dry over cooked chicken through to the almost non-existent cheese, this chicken … Continue reading

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Parma Number 36: Caxton Hotel … Not worth missing cricket training for!

The Verdict: This is a pretty easy Parma to review because it was missing two very important elements.  The Caxton Hotel Chicken Parmigiana was served without ham and without salad.  Add to that the fact that the cheese did not … Continue reading

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Parma Number 35: Merthyr Bowls Club … Parma with a side of pokies

The Verdict: I walked into the Merthyr Bowls Club expecting to get a traditional pub parma and that is what I got.  All of the elements of this dish were above average without being excellent. Due to a bit of … Continue reading

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Parma Schedule: September

September is a long month for chicken parmigiana testing in the quest for Brisbane’s Best Parma with five new venues on the schedule as follows: Check out the blog every Thursday for the review of each week’s parma.

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Updated Parma Ladder

It was a game changing month of chicken parmigiana testing with a new leader in the race for the “Robert” Parma award.  Here is the updated Parma Ladder at the end of August: There are only sixteen weeks to go.  … Continue reading

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Parma Number 34: Queens Arms Hotel … No salad = enough said!

The Verdict: I had received a pretty good recommendation for the chicken parmigiana at the Queens Arms Hotel.  Unfortunately, it failed to live up to the hype! The fact that there was no salad in this dish was not a … Continue reading

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Schedule Update: Final August Venue

Regular readers will be aware than one of the venues for the week was discovered to no longer serve its chicken parmigiana.  Given its proximity I moved the Waterloo Hotel trial up a couple of weeks.  That being the case … Continue reading

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