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Gotta catch ’em all.. Poke restaurants!

Words by The Modern Connoisseur, Pictures provided by Eugene Hyland We weren’t sure it was coming, and we weren’t sure what it would look like, but Melbourne’s newest food trend has hit the streets and we are pleased to say that it is healthy! A refreshing change from the 1,000+ [...]

8 March 2017 // 0 Comments

Hophaus celebrates Oktoberfest: a day in pictures

Come one! Come all! It’s one of Germany’s most celebrated events – Oktoberfest! Last weekend Hophaus Southgate kicked off their own ‘Hoptoberfest‘ event (get it?!) in style with a sausage eating competition, strongman competitions and showcasing its specially designed [...]

22 September 2016 // 0 Comments

Express lunch at WTC Wharf: Byblos

‘And your time starts now.’ It’s a chilling feeling when you hear that statement. The pressure builds and there is a sense of urgency – as if there is no time to lose. Whether it’s scrambling to finish an exam or expelling great masses of energy to run to the finish line. It can [...]

16 October 2014 // 0 Comments

Meatmaiden makes her mark (and its not all meat!)

Meat. It’s the reason, many scientists claim, that us humans were able to evolve to have large brains. These days society is a mix of vegan, vegetarian and meat-eaters and the newly established Meatmaiden, recognises this. Opening her doors last week on Little Collins street, the underground [...]

3 September 2014 // 0 Comments

Southgate Moveable Feasts

Appetite [noun]: a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, especially for food. Melbourne has a large and healthy appetite for all things dining and drinks. Some ‘industry experts’ have suggested that Melbournians don’t need another restaurant, food stand, food truck, pop-up or [...]

19 July 2014 // 1 Comment

The Weekender: The city master

Feature Image: Jacopo Tintoretto Italian 1519–1594 The abduction of Helen (Il rapimento di Elena) c.1578–79 oil on canvas 186.0 x 307.0 cm Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P00399) Spanish Royal Collectio (I really can’t stay) But baby it’s cold outside (Got to go away) But baby [...]

11 July 2014 // 0 Comments

Stand ‘N Stuff Tortilla Family Bar

Food trends are a moving beast in their own right. While technology trends take roughly four years to be accepted (remember when we all said the tablet had no purpose?), food has a stronger and more personal connection. Mexican food in the past four years has gone from strength to strength; [...]

2 July 2014 // 2 Comments

Bar Nacional – Bringing Spain to Collins Street

Bar Nacional is a warm, inviting venue that is bustling with energy from the moment you step inside – be it at lunchtime, dinnertime, anytime. There is a central bar, with seats and tables surrounding it – the tables range from high to lower tables – and also ottomans and low chairs to sit [...]

9 June 2014 // 0 Comments

Chris’s Beacon Point Restaurant, Apollo Bay

In what has become somewhat of a ritual, my brother and a few of his mates are working at the Wye River General Store over the summer (although the fantasy teen-movie-esque summer of bonfires, beers and lifelong friendships has apparently been stymied by the greasy reality of two months working the [...]

2 June 2014 // 0 Comments

A dust up at Middle Park Hotel – 3 Ravens v Hawthorne brewery

Settling a dispute can be done in various ways. There is the round table approach, where disenchanted parties arrive in a conference room and express their feelings, make compromises, sign settlements and move on. Another way is to ‘lawyer up’ and battle it out in open court with their [...]

24 May 2014 // 0 Comments

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