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The Blackhearts Club

There are only three good reasons to leave the house these days: 1) Incredible films the major studios are probably going to be too chicken shit to give a g...

Tiggy re-opens

I spent an hour or so having lunch at Collingwood's Schoolhouse Studios in the newly re-opened Tiggy cafe. In that time I discussed my sleep problems wit...

Autopsy of a pizza

This is what it looks like when neoliberalism eats itself. LOOK AT IT! Don't look away you fucking bastards. I want you to stare that horrible pizza in t...

Babajan

Kirsty Chiaplias owned the well-loved Workers' Food Room on Little Lonsdale for four years before opening Babajan. “It was great but it's a lit...

Shukufuku

At Shukufuku the deal is pretty simple. First they'll give you a greeting that's brighter than their canary yellow door. Then at the counter you'...

Bedford St

“The original plan was to go for a Blade Runner vibe but I don't think we quite got there.” That's what Mark Jacobson told me at Bedford ...

Assembly, Collingwood

Do you like quality coffee? Do you tend to drink so much of it that sometimes you feel like a twitchy insect? Just a nervous membrane clinging to a highly ca...

The Spot

It's easy to miss The Spot. The cafe is wedged under a block of neatly stuccoed apartments at the deep Coburg end of Nicholson Street (adjacent to that i...

Black Cat on Lygon

I got a tip about Black Cat on Lygon from a friend who swears by the tastiness of the food at Black Cat in Box Hill. And if restaurateurs from Box Hill decid...

The Kitchen at Weylandts

Lifestyle is about choices. This is Chris Weylandts. He is choosing to rest his chin on his knuckles like that because Entrepreneur Mag are photographin...

Have a relatively satisfying lunch in North Fitzroy ...

This deal includes: One salad sandwich. You know that healthy food pyramid you see on cereal boxes? If you get a magnifying glass you can see that the pyra...

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 ...

Patricia Coffee

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...

Something More

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...

Tahina Bar

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...

East

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...

G-Grill

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...