Monthly Archives: December 2011

Hot beef + cold beer = happy hipsters

Huxtaburger 106 Smith St, Fitzroy She says I saw word on twitter  on Thursday that Huxtaburger, the new Smith St burger venture from the makers of Huxtable, had opened. By Friday afternoon I’d worked up a hunger by doing not a lot and thought that a burger would be the perfect end to the day. […]

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Snags in the city

Snag Stand Corner LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, CBD (outside Melbourne Central) He says When I was a little kid I loved going to the Victoria Market solely for the Bratwurst sausages that could be found in the Deli Hall. I can remember it like it was yesterday, the flaky bun, the crispy sausage, the mounds […]

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Last Taco for 13563km

Mamasita 1/11 Collins Street, Melbourne  He says Mamasita is the 800 pound gorilla of the Mexican food scene in Melbourne. If you’ve seen the 68 reviews on urbanspoon, or the daily queue of eager diners outside its unassuming doorway on Collins Street, it’s pretty hard to ignore. It is popular for a reason, but here is […]

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Every harlot was a virgin once

Virgin Australia Lounge, Melbourne Virgin Australia Terminal, Melbourne Domestic Terminal How does the new Virgin Australia experience stack up? It was a question that had been bugging me ever since I’d received my shiny Frequent Flyer card in the mail (in an effort to poach QANTAS frequent flyers Virgin have been giving out free memberships with matched status). I had […]

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A little Italian between friends

Gorski & Jones 304 Smith Street, Collingwood  Gorski & Jones is yet another new restaurant on Smith Street with a vaguely industrial fit out, and a very pretty vaguely industrial fit out at that. I was going to rant here about how every second restaurant I see these days looks ecclectic and different in exactly the […]

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Quick Chat?

Chat Thai Westfield Level 6, Westfield Sydney, 188 Pitt St Mall Sydney When I’m away for work and I’ve finished for the day, there isn’t really that much to do afterwards. There is no rushing home for a hug from a loved one, or tinkering for hours on your life-size models of The Velvet Underground […]

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Here’s lookin at chu

Miss Chu 297 Exhibition St, Melbourne He Says Miss Chu, the self-proclaimed Queen of Rice Paper Rolls, has (a while ago now) opened up a Melbourne outpost on Exhibition Street. Apart from Trunk Dinner (I know, I know, it’s on THE LIST), and the Telstra Telephone Exchange, this end of the city has about as […]

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