Monthly Archives: July 2011

Yes, Sir!

Mister Close 246 Bourke St, CBD (inside Midcity Plaza on the Swanston Street side) On Monday I braved the potential rain (and associated hair nightmare) to go for lunch with K at new CBD lunch spot Mister Close. Gerard had been with a friend when he was working in Melbourne last week and (despite forgetting to take […]

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Arrgh, there be treasure on PonyFish Island

PonyFish Island Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne CBD Ahoy, matey! Hiding in plain sight from the hustle and bustle of Flinders Street Station, and nestled under the well traversed Southgate Pedestrian bridge, is PonyFish Island. Made up of recycled materials, with funky wooden handrails and shipping container efficiencies, this cafe/bar looks like it’s just washed up […]

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Barney’s burger

Barney Allen’s 14 Fitzroy St, St Kilda He says: Barney, Barney, Barney, what has happened to you? Marg use to rave on and on suggest that you had one of the most underrated burgers in Melbourne. And the first time I went, I was inclined to agree with her. The polenta chips just melted in […]

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A civilised CBD lunch

Merchant 495 Collins Street, Melbourne (next to Rialto, William St side) On Thursday I went out for lunch with ex-officemate-I who recently changed jobs. With me working down the King St (AKA Beiruit) end of the city and ex-officemate-I now working in Southbank our lunch options were a little limited. Given that we don’t see each […]

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An accidental roast

The Fox Hotel 351 Wellington Street, Collingwood This past Sunday I met up with my uni-friend-K for lunch.  I met K at his house in Clifton Hill and we planned to walk down to Gasometer on Smith St for a cozy Sunday lunch.  Unfortunately when we made it through the cold down to Smith St we […]

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Nose, tail and everything in between

Josie Bones 98 Smith St, Collingwood She says: I have to admit, I’m not a Masterchef person.  I don’t actively dislike it, I’m just not that into it.  I’m all for reality tv competitions and I love food, but for some reason this one has just never done it for me.  With that background I […]

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Sunday slow cook

Last year I jumped on the slow cooker bandwagon.  I resisted at first because I felt like it was probably one of those things that everyone would talk about for 6 months and then completely forget and while I think the popularity has now pulled back quite a bit, I have become a convert.  I […]

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QANTAS, Stepping up to the Plate

In an age of discount airlines, excess baggage and CASA license revocations, one airline is brave enough to still provide food with their tickets. If you’re (un)fortunate enough to fly QANTAS, the John Travolta endorsed flying Red Roo on a long enough Domestic flight at the right time, they’ll serve you a meal. With a […]

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Keepin’ it in the family

North East China Family 305 Flinders Lane, CBD (just near corner of Elizabeth) I’m calling it, North East China Family (or NECF as I lovingly refer to it) is my favourite CBD dumpling restaurant. It’s not necessarily the best Chinese in the city, or even the best dumplings, but the price, atmosphere, quality and selection […]

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Collective Espresso

Collective Espresso 3 Cookson St, Camberwell (opposite Camberwell station) She says: Recently Collective Espresso has become one of my favourite weekend spots.  Collective is one of a growing number of cafes proving that you don’t have to leave my beloved inner eastern suburbs to find somewhere to have a good meal while enjoying eclectic decor […]

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