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Scorsese at ACMI, opening weekend
Misty Nights 'Disgusting'
Power Station and The House of Mince present Boris
I smoked 3 bucket bongs and walked through the new toastie drive through
Very Good Falafel
The new Tote menu is really, really good
Ka-He AW16 launch
Takeawei Ceramics are having a seconds sale
Miradoor, 'Eating Well' AW16
An interview with Evelyn Ida Morris
A farewell mixtape by ScotDrakula
Takahiko Sugawara 'Repetitive Nature'
An interview Paul Yore
Some top picks from Next Wave
Repair your fridge with CD cases
A DIY hologram projector for your phone
How to Pickle It
An interview with Georgia Perry
Once and For All: How to use a semicolon, with David Astle
Once and For All: How to do a tumble turn, with Gary Simpson
Fracture volume 1
The Thousands’ guide to the Melbourne Art Book Fair
Fulsome Prism/You split zine
Planting some advice for your indoor garden
dot Comme, Curtin House
The best places in Melbourne to take a mirror selfie
An interview with my Granny
Radiohead reveal how the arts community can benefit from 'the ideas boom'
Accidental Discharge 'ALL', launch
Junior Space launch
A celebration of mateship at The Tote
HRFF and Hear My Eyes present 'The Pearl Button' with a live score by Mick Turner
Tops picks for MQFF
A Bigger Splash
I smoked 3 bucket bongs and walked through the new t...
Cheese & Bread. Simple. Effective. In fact the cheese toastie is so simple and effective that it's probably the one meal keeping the most stoned and ...
Very Good Falafel
There's a sign out the front declares in big red letters that they have 'very good falafel'. You gotta appreciate the understated confidence of t...
The new Tote menu is really, really good
You don't mess with The Tote. You guys remember the SLAM rally? Basically, The Man made the totally un-researched assumption that there was a link betwee...
99 Problems is closing down
For five years 99 Problems has been there for us as a low key place to sinks some cans. It wasn't very polished and those converted keg-chairs hurt your ...
The actual BD end of the CBD is under-appreciated. It's sometimes referred to as the 'New York end' of the city in brochures and guides but it...
A lot of cafes will encourage you to hang out and work on their tables all day. But it can start to feel cramped and weird after two coffees. Something More ...
Celebrity non-chef with Gregor, lobster shell stock
If I ate only fish and vegetables I wouldn’t use that word pescatarian. This is a word that I think should be reserved for people who eat nothing BUT fish, w...
Local's Night at The Gasometer
Collingwood, Fitzroy and Clifton Hill residents already live in some of the world's luckiest postcodes. Now they get $12 mains of tasty pub food at The G...
As a vegetarian my palette is well accustomed to judging the necessary inclusions of a killer falafel recipe. After all chickpeas are like 80 per cent of wha...
Celebrity non-chef with No Zu, Faux Ful Medames
No Zu's debut album Afterlife is a lot of fun – sounds kind of like an undead version of ESG who've moored a luxury yacht along the Mediterranean coa...
If a café opens in Fitzroy and it doesn't make a sou...
Apparently Faraday's Cage opened on Gore Street in August last year. I must've ridden past it a hundred times and never noticed. So many cafés open i...
Nestled under the wing of the Sheraton, East could easily be mistaken for a hotel restaurant. But the quality of the food and the elegant interior – with cle...
Trippy Taco Southside
Growing up in Melbourne I thought Mexican food tasted like oven-baked taco kits and Taco Bill. Then, some time after 2010, everyone started realising we'...
Pierre Roelofs dessert evenings are on again!
Six years ago Pierre Roelof was causing queues down Charles Street with his 'banana cake tube', a dessert with 'blueberry, popcorn and olive oil,...
Three things to consider when thinking of dining at ...
1. Can you share a comfortable silence with your dining companion?
I lined up at Tim Ho Wan on Bourke Street at 2.07pm on a Tuesday. Unless you do night shif...
When Mikos and his son opened this place they celebrated by offering the public a night of free food. You just paid for the drinks (they serve these yum Gree...
Ibla Cucina Italiana
A pizzoli is like a focaccia that's just made vigorous European-style love to a pizza and is now lying face down in hot mess of flavours. Is that a gross...
Michael and Ben from Mile End serve Montreal-style bagels. The guys aren't Canadian. Michael jokes that this city could probably go without another dough...
Mario’s Coffee House Ivanhoe
Mario Bendoricchio was one of those people who helped make Melbourne the glorious mish-mash of cultures it is today. He opened an espresso bar in Hawthorn in...
Jacob has a knack for providing coffee in the nooks that need them. About two years ago he opened Pocket Cafe in a part of North Melbourne that pretty much o...
Up in Smoke
I met Alan and Shayne about two years ago when they opened 8bit. At the time there weren't any quality American-style burger/hot dog joints in Footscray ...
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...
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