Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fond of Mexican?

Fonda Mexican 248 Swan Street, Richmond She says It seems like we’re running with a bit of a Mexican (or seemingly Mexican) theme recently but it’s a complete coincidence, I promise. When I saw that Fonda Mexican had opened a week or so ago on Swan Street I couldn’t wait to try, certainly not long […]

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A drink with your dinner?

Naked for Satan 285 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Last week I had dinner with my friend Wolf from work who recently quit to follow his dream of being a screenwriter. I’m still impressed that he actually had the guts to do it,  I would never be brave enough to do that. Maybe the difference is that […]

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My not particularly mexican cousin

My Mexican Cousin Corner Sturt Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank (in the Melbourne Recital Centre building) She says I’d seen a lot of mentions of My Mexican Cousin pop up on twitter in the last couple of weeks. The new collaboration between people behind institutions such as St Ali, St Jeromes and Saint Peter’s (I’m […]

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Tacos in the sun

Paco’s Tacos Level 1, 500 Bourke Street, CBD (corner of William) Do you remember where you were when you first heard about Paco’s Tacos? For me it was momentous, much like Princess Diana crashing, MJ dangling a baby out a window or Kim Kardashian getting divorced, it was the kind of defining moment that I will […]

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Don’t Look Back

Pillar of Salt 541 Church St, Richmond He Says Now we’ve visited some oddly named establishments before, but the name Pillar of Salt is particularly unusual, and by name alone, it could be dangerously inedible. After some good old fashion googling, Wikipedia informed me that it’s either a reference to Lot’s wife from the Biblical […]

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Good Morning Sapa Hills 2

Sapa Hills 2 621 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, Victoria She says The other Sunday I was craving an udon from my local Japanese restaurant Samurai (home of the famous recession busting $15 dinner box with soup, entree, main and milkshake) but then I realised that it’s closed on Sundays. I wasn’t really interested in branching out […]

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Afternoon delight

Burch & Purchese 647 Chapel Street, South Yarra She says Time for a sugar hit. After lunch the other day Gerard and I decided to finally go to Burch & Purchese, the ‘sweet studio’ in South Yarra that everyone’s been talking about for ages now. We’re well behind the trend on this one. We’re so […]

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Another dumpling date for two

Shanghai Street Dumpling 342 Little Bourke Street, CBD (just off corner of Elizabeth) She says: Last Monday night we went to Shanghai Street Dumplings for dinner. The tiny restaurant is on Little Bourke, tucked off Elizabeth between a pie face and a sushi place. The restaurant is really small, it was lucky we got there […]

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Falling off the edge of the world

The Bottom End 579 Little Collins Street, CBD He says: Walking into The Bottom End is like stepping back into a 50s diner that’s been ravaged by The Hatter. It mixes wholesome diner style booths with eclectic mermaid statues and dim lighting that I’d describe as “intimate” at best. The menu has a great mix […]

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