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Gami Chicken & Beer, Fitzroy

Since expanding from Carnegie to the CBD a few years ago, Gami have been topping 'Best Fried Chicken in Melbourne' listicles across the board. And, a...

A Fan's Notes have one of the best steak nights in town

I'm not exactly proud of this but I first overlooked A Fan's Notes for a write up because of their font choice. Their sign out front is printed in co...

IMPORTANT TACO NEWS: Los Hermanos is popping up at L...

You know how a lot Melbourne's Mexican restaurants overfill their tortillas with hype and rice? Los Hermanos don't do that. Owner/chef Bruno Carreto ...

Flour + Salt

The first thing that catches my eye in Flour + Salt is the number 316. It's beaming from the small digital panel on their whizz-bang pizza oven. I feel c...

So I went to George's Bar and now I want to quit my ...

Here's a blurry picture of me standing next to George Constanza. He's calling me a jerk because I don't like his bar. Or rather, I don't like...

A bar about nothing

I refuse to visit George's Bar. I mean, good on them and everything. I've never been brave enough to open a bar. I wish them the best of luck. And I ...

Three Thousand x Sugar Prawn locals night: 'Bottoms ...

We're calling our first 'locals night' with Sugar Prawn a big smokey success. A talented Frenchman spun records while people mingled about, spill...

Prospect Bagels

This is Dan. He’s an amiable young man sitting next to a well-oiled road bike. What’s that in Dan’s hand there? It’s bag of warm bagels! They’re freshly bo...

Sth Central Dining & Social

Sth Central is a modern dining hall that just opened next to South Yarra Station. It's a collaborative effort between Leeroy Smith (who used to manage Th...

Tina's Noodle Kitchen, Preston

I didn't meet Tina but I did meet a nice man named Roger. He seated us, took our order and was always there fill up our water. Like as soon as the glass ...

Academy Kitchen

Academy Kitchen recently opened up on what used to be known as the homeware/carpet store end of Bridge Road. For dinner, they're kind of doing pub food. ...

Three Thousand x Sugar Prawn locals night

Locals night at the old rub-a-dub usually involves a parma, a pot and maybe a game pool (that you end up abandoning half-way through upon realising you'r...

Marion Wine Bar

It’s quite possible that in 50 years from now, as Melbourne’s double decker tourist bus ambles down Gertrude St, Barry – the tour guide – will clear his thro...

Meatworks

Remember the Great Smoked Meat Battles of 2014? How they eventually appeared to escalate in a really intense way? With Meatworks, Lindsay Jones-Evans (of Jon...

RIP Crafternoon, Carlton North 2012 – 2015

The coffee wasn't amazing. The food wasn't flash. I only ever went there because it was opposite my tram stop. But, as dozens upon dozens of new cafe...

Inside the Lune Lab

Could a croissant possibly be worth giving up your sleep in and lining up in an hour-long queue for? Short answer: yes. Lune Croissanterie's Cam and Kate...

Celebrity non-chef with Emily Ulman, 'double brie Ch...

Local folk artist Emily Ulman's new album Wear It Well manages to channel the feeling of an impending storm while staying fragile and contemplative but n...

Father John Cafe

Dear White Male Coffee Drinker with Big Urban Beard and Oiled Moustache, It appears your identity has been sucked up through the internet and spat out onto ...

Celebrity non-chef with Simo Soo

Simo Soo's album 'VITAMINZZZ' is heaps now. It prescribes to the hip hop tweakings of internet stars such as Bones, Yung Lean and Spooky Black wi...

Tamil Feasts

Around six months ago Dori Ellington organised what was intended to be a one-off community feast with several Tamil asylum seekers she'd befriended durin...

Moroccan Soup Bar Deli-cacy

It’s a humbling experience eating at one of Hana Assafari’s establishments. Whether it’s the Moroccan Soup Bar or her new offshoot Deli-Cacy (up the East Bru...

The Meatsmith scotch fillet challenge

Carnivores like myself prefer the meat-buying experience to be as quarantined from the realities of an abattoir as much as possible. The reasons for this are...

Ichi Ni Nana and Village People

When you spend about three years renovating a Brunswick Street property into a Multilevel Dining Experience, it seems nothing is left to chance. You don'...

Cook Suck goes to SumoSalad

SumoSalad’s proliferation in the Australian casual dining scene occurred during that awkward period when Gen-Y was still sorting out its shit. Fucking eyelin...

Cedar Bakery

Sometimes you just want to drink a long black and munch on a Lebanese-style haloumi and spinach pastry while middle-aged ladies gossip at pace so rapid their...

Rustica Canteen

If you're paying 14 dollars for a sandwich you want it be very very good. You want it to be so exceptional it silences lunchtime conversation and keeps y...

Donut Shop opens on Gertrude Street

What do you get if you cross a ramen shop with a fish and chip shop? Donut Shop. That's not a joke by the way; it's just a factual statement. The t...

The definitive ranking of Arnott’s Shapes flavours

You can tell a lot about a person by what Shapes flavour they have in their cupboard (or if they even have Shapes in their cupboard… what is this 1995?). You...