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Huxtaburger pop-up at The John Curtin Hotel

Much-loved brioche bun burger merchants Huxtaburger are opening a pop-up at The John Curtin Hotel. This is a win for those who enjoy good music and good burg...

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Boy Who Cried Wolf specialises in what I can only describe as 'local globe food'. You can get eastern European-style stew with beef chorizo and s...

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

To begin with, it's actually pretty stressful. You hang out with anxious tourists at peak hour waiting for this novelty tram while actual commuters silen...

246 Things You Can Eat and Drink Instead of Dinner w...

So the ballot to eat at Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck in Australia opens on October 8. For the very casual, regular, relaxed, ha-ha-no-worries-let-me-...

Hopfest at The Alehouse Project

I do wish the term 'rotating taps' was more literal sometimes, that they spun around in a frothy reverie. You hold up your glass and a stray stream s...

Charlie's Restaurant

If my plan to start a llama farm just outside Christchurch doesn't pan out, Charlie's is the restaurant I want to retire next to. It's just on th...

Black Market pop-up

If there's anyone who can make vertical blinds look sexy outside of a '90s New York apartment, it's the people behind new Collingwood pop-up Blac...

Shortstop Coffee & Donuts

We all know caffeine and sugar are a magic combination but this is actually bonkers. Your loyal Three Thousand squad have seen so many well-lit shots of test...

Carwyn Cellars Back Room

There's a divide between the trendier city side of High Street and the Thornbury expanses where vacuum wholesalers cross paths with taco flippers. And ye...

The Lumber Yard at The Worker's Club

Bad (good) news, everyone. The Lumber Yard stole my idea for a restaurant (don't worry, legal action pending). It's pretty simple you need: comfort f...

Cocktail time with Client Liaison

When Client Liaison aren't signing mergers or penning vintage Aussie soft-rock and synth-pop, they're most likely carrying on with their lives in oth...

Meatmaiden

The OGs who brought us Meatmother have spent the past few months plotting Meatmaiden, now open on the smaller of the Collins streets. They're expanding t...

Mighty Boy Eatery

Mighty Boy is a Vietnamese and Thai eatery that's so new they haven't even peeled the foil seals off their bottles of Sriracha sauce yet. It's ru...

Raw Trader

Raw Trader is a new cafe in the city that specialises in raw, dairy-free, organic, gluten-free and sugar-free treats as well as juices, coffee and tea. Lots ...

Hakata Gensuke

The last time staff gave us an “irasshaimase!” as enthusiastic Hakata Gensuke's was at Rice Workshop when it opened. Ten months later and Ric...

Half Moon Café

Half Moon Café is somewhat of an institution for the punk kids of the north - and for anyone who likes a good falafel really. They were voted best falafel in...

Cam's Cafe at The Abbotsford Convent

I have a feeling that I'm not supposed to get too enthusiastic with stuff like this. I think there might be some unspoken rule about gushing in reviews, ...

Bluebonnet Barbecue

Nieuw Amsterdam, Le Bon Ton, Big Boy BBQ, Meatmother, Fancy Hanks, Lazer Pig (and even a guide to DIY)… these smoked meat wars are getting pretty intense. Fa...

Finn

Marcus Wilson and his Finnish wife Laura were all set to start their new life in Laura's homeland when Marcus suddenly got deported and had to return to ...

Belle's Hot Chicken

A friend of mine told me the other day that as recently as 2009, Chinese food was still the most popular cuisine in Australia. I guess I'm only going off...

Shizuku

I'm going to tell you a hot tip about Abbotsford. And it's not that you can purchase repulsive-but-who-am-I-kidding-it'll-do bottles of merlot fr...

Kettle Black

Kettle Black is one of the most immaculately devised and executed cafes I've ever seen. Day one and there's not a rose petal out of place. Everything...

La Condesa cantina

Can it, those of you who are about to bemoan the abundance of Mexican food in this city. La Condesa have added to their taquería and started a cantina, stand...

'The Goat' at Clever Polly's

“We've got this kind of symbiotic relationship with all the great places around here like Aesop, Auction Rooms, 121 BC, and Joe Taylor. They come t...

A simple key lime pie recipe from Camilla Clark

Camilla Clark is an artisanal baker at Bakewell & Co, one of the bakeries that provides Everyday Coffee and the like with the treats that give our existe...

Pastuso

Pastuso is a newly-opened Peruvian grill, cevicheria and pisco bar on AC/DC lane. Back in 2011 The Wall Street Journal suggested Peruvian cuisine would be th...

Huxtaburger x Liquor Run

There's nothing like lying in bed in the late afternoon / early evening, fatty crumbs trailing across your bedsheets, a film on the lappy, sadness liftin...

Combi

I know I sound like an asshole, but the cynic in me really hates Combi. Don't get me wrong, the staff are friendly, the salads leave you feeling good, pr...