EATDRINK Articles

 

Pho Nom

· April 20, 2014

It’s opening day at the Emporium Melbourne and I’m standing in line at Pho Nom, a new Vietnamese street food eatery on the lower ground floor. It's busy ...

Pallino Bar

· April 17, 2014

A pallino is that little white ball you aim all the big metal balls at during a game of bocce. Essentially it's the target of a good time which makes it ...

Paperboy

· April 16, 2014

If you're a fan of bánh mi or Viet eats in general, listen up 'cause you're gonna be into this. A year and a half on since their debut at The Col...

Frying Colours

· April 15, 2014

Frying Colours is Kensington's newest (and pretty much only) Korean restaurant. It appears to be named in the great immigrant tradition of poking fun at ...

Huey Long's at Po' Boy

· April 10, 2014

Louisiana is a glorious state, home to New Orleans (birthplace of Jazz and voodoo), Cajun chicken, DJ Khaled and the 'po' boy' - a french-style s...

Pilgrim

· April 8, 2014

Most 'cultural precincts' are planned from the top down and have really high rents which unfortunately means their bars and cafes often end up steril...

Two Row

· April 3, 2014

Like all great things in history, Two Row Bar started with a tweet. Co-owners and friends Chris Menichelli (of Slow Beer) and Tiffany Waldron suddenly found ...

Fonda Mexican Flinders Lane

· April 2, 2014

There is nothing more polarising in an office than margaritas at lunch: starter-of-office-romance / terminator-of-gainful-employment. By now you must all kno...

DRNKS

· April 2, 2014

DRNKS is a website for buying wine. Unlike most websites for buying wine it doesn't look like a cheap, flimsy catalogue lying soggy at the bottom of your...

Stagger Lee's

· March 28, 2014

Situated on the corner of Brunswick and Victoria streets in Fitzroy, Proud Mary's new venture, Stagger Lee's, is in a prime position for a new eatery...

Barry

· March 26, 2014

As I waited for coffee at Barry, Northcote's (not so) new cafe at the bottom of High Street, I overheard the beginning of an interesting anecdote: &ldquo...

True North

· March 25, 2014

What was once a hair salon complete with Vogue posters and floor-to-ceiling mirrors has been transformed into the north side’s latest coffee/breakfast/brunch...

Smith and Daughters

· March 20, 2014

Smith and Daughters destroy the joke “How do you know when a vegan is at your dinner party? Because they will tell you!!!!” The Latin/South American inspire...

Chew Burgers

· March 19, 2014

The gourmet burger game in this town is intense. Everyone is trying to out wagyu each other. If you over cooked it, put on too much onion on it or get the sa...

Café BÜ

· March 17, 2014

Hole-in-the-wallin' it, Café BÜ has opened up in the back of a house that sits just off one fair thoroughfare. It's a definite break from lycra, and ...

Dumplings Pizza at Golden Chef Cooking

· March 13, 2014

To be fair, it’s more a dumplings pancake than a dumplings pizza. How that might be a problem, I don’t even know. Everybody loves dumplings and pancakes and ...

Feast of Merit

· March 12, 2014

Ubuntu: 'I am because we are'. These words are inconspicuously chalked up on a support beam of new Richmond eatery Feast of Merit. It's easy to b...

Lazerpig

· March 6, 2014

Collingwood is fast becoming the most gentrified place on the planet, with fewer and fewer places that can be characterised as down-to-earth (DTE for those p...

La Chinesca

· February 28, 2014

La Chinesca, Melbourne's first Chinese–Mexican bar and eatery – please don't mention “fusion” – is named after the Chinatown in Mexicali,...

Jabili's Kitchen

· February 27, 2014

Tunisian tacos. Yeah boy. While you're fluffing about with Old El Paso seasoning and cheap mince I'm talking yoghurt-braised lamb shoulder with dukka...

Pocket Cafe

· February 26, 2014

Turns out there's a little-known pocket of North Melbourne where the streets are wide and leafy, the traffic is sparse and the salami snacks are prepared...

Espresso at Assembly

· February 19, 2014

EK industrial grinders push extraction further than traditional Roburg E grinders. This produces a cleaner flavour. I know this because I asked Zach, the bar...

Le Bon Ton

· February 13, 2014

If things could truly speak for themselves then this'd be Melbourne's first talking bar and restaurant. Two kinds of history at play. First, the debt...

Lot 347

· February 13, 2014

For more than 50 years, Stephen Trainor's auctioneer father worked on the same site where Stephen now pours craft beers. “Back then Smith Street wa...

Cooking classes with Yuka from Disco Beans

· February 6, 2014

Disco Beans pops out of the suburban end of Plenty Road like a Takashi Murakami print. They serve fresh and seasonal vegetarian, pescetarian and vegan homest...

Flour Market

· February 5, 2014

After the crowds at the first Flour Market cleared the tables of literally every single baked good in under two hours – as if the produce were free meth and ...

Joe Taylor

· February 5, 2014

A classy little cluster of good stuff has just been linked up at the top of Errol Street. Much-loved breakfast spot Hot Poppy (try their BLAT bagel when you ...

Place Holder

· January 28, 2014

Place Holder is a place holder that doesn't look like a place holder. What I'm getting at is Fitzroy's newest temporary coffee shop feels like a ...