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Chotto

‘Chotto’ is one of those fantastic words that encapsulates so much of Japanese culture. Disagreement can never just be conveyed as a simple “na mate, shut yo...

The Olympic Hunger Games

With all of this competing going on in Rio and in light of a certain pizza incident a couple of weeks back we decided to enter unwitting participants UberEat...

Vegan Beer Bonanza

I’m a bit of a rockdog – and rockdogs like to drink beer. Love the stuff. Always fangin’ for a pint or two. Love a ‘froth’. Can’t wait to get on the ol’ piss...

Shop 225 Pizzeria

I recently moved close to the ‘other Piedemontes’ in Pascoe Vale. The first secret is the groceries are heaps cheaper. The second is Shop 225 Pizzeria. Thi...

Out Of Sundaland

Sundaland is a biogeographical region of Southeastern Asia which encompasses the Sunda shelf, the part of the Asian continental shelf that was exposed during...

Plug Nickel

I hated the dickheads that opened this joint. We went to high school together. I had to suffer regular bullying at the hands of Lucien - The Topper Knocker -...

Loretta's at Bluebonnet BBQ

Eating at a smokehouse can be an emasculating experience. It takes me three months to grow something resembling a beard and being a bit of a prude, the only ...

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...