An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

I started this blog 4 years ago. In that time, we've had some new suburbs established. As such, I've already visited this next subur...

Meaty: Tallawong & Grantham Farm

I started this blog 4 years ago. In that time, we've had some new suburbs established. As such, I've already visited this next suburb on the blog, but before it was its own suburb. 


Tallawong

Tallawong gained its independence in 2020 in the bloody Northwest Sydney war. Before then, the suburb was mostly part of Schofields. That means I actually visited Tallawong back in 2019.


In my Schofields post, I found this Buddhist temple. That temple was captured by the Tallawongian forces and is now part of this new suburb. 


Just so that we've got somewhere new for the suburb, I figured I would drop by the only reason anyone's ever heard of this place. 

Here's Tallawong Metro station. It's the terminus for the Sydney Northwest Metro, mainly because for some reason the government didn't feel like continuing the line 2 minutes up the road to connect to the main network at Schofields.  


My personal conspiracy theory is that they've only made this a suburb to obfuscate from that fact. 

Anyway, from here I continued on to an actually new suburb. 

Tallawong: Schofields plus. 

Grantham Farm

Grantham Farm is another 2020-minted suburb. This one broke away from Riverstone. 

Turning off Windsor Road

at this globe gets you into the suburb. 

The first order of business was lunch. 

Here, they have Black Bear BBQ, an American BBQ joint with an appropriate aesthetic.

They have a shelf that sells stuff, 

and a little butcher selling raw meat. 

But, thankfully, they also sell cooked meat. I took a scenic seat with Mrs Completing Sydney, 

and ordered some slow-cooked beef brisket, a jalapeno cheese sausage, some mac & cheese and, of course, some chips. In a past life, I spent a few months living in Texas so I got quite acquainted with American BBQ. This rendition was pretty good, but unfortunately not quite to the Texas standard. That being said, the brisket was soft and tender, the sausage was flavoursome, and the BBQ sauce was tangy, so I can't complain. 

Apart from beef, what else is in Grantham Farm? I headed to a nearby residential street to find out. 

Well, nothing much, it turns out. 

For now, anyway. 

As newly developed suburbs go, this one is definitely earlier along than most. Sure, there are a handful of completed houses, 

but the rest of it seemed to look like this, 

or this, 

with a hell of a lot of this. 

The minimal highlights here include a cycle path,  

a bench, 

and some cement slabs. 

As such, it was time to call it for this suburb as well. 

On the way out, I passed a few more finished houses, 

and one quite grand one that was finished some time before the others. 

Bonus cows. 

And at that, I carried on to the next suburb. 

Grantham Farm: Farm fresh suburbia.

3 comments:

  1. Grantham Farm looks like another sad, grey suburb.

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    1. It sure does. Way too many of them these days.

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  2. Interestingly, the Hills Sports High School was Grantham High previously, so they have recycled the name.

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