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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

Chato: bring true flavours of Spain to Thornbury

Spanish tapa has come a long way from its original meaning: to cover. From the earliest inception – where a piece of cured meat covered a wine glass in Southern Spain – it has transformed into an international gastronomic delight. It’s not a new concept to Melbourne, being well [...]

10 September 2015 // 1 Comment

Tadka Boom! shifts gears to deliver exciting fusion Indian lunch

Two months ago, The Modern Con’s affiliate blog Brunch Addict was full of enthusiasm in publishing an Indian breakfast in the CBD. The menu offerings had serious depth, innovation, pleasant spices and homemade chutneys. For those who tried Tasks Boom!’s Grandma’s Jau Porridge, [...]

6 October 2014 // 0 Comments

Supernormal Canteen

Words and photography by: Pig Out Travels   It’s really hard to get Hubby out of the house these days, he is such a couch potato!  Fortunately, this morning we both decided to go to the gym in the city, so I formulated a plan to get him to come to “brunch” with me 😛  Brunch is really [...]

26 July 2014 // 0 Comments

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

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


Ten Minutes by Tractor is a gorgeous winery with a modern restaurant facing the hillside in which the vines grow. Was there in summer for my mom’s birthday dinner, and it was an outstanding meal all around. Each course was matched with a perfect wine from the winery. As you can see from the pics, [...]

12 May 2014 // 0 Comments

A litttle man has arrived in Seddon

Mr LB: Homunculus [hɒˈmʌŋkjʊləs] Noun –  Latin for a very small human or humanoid creature. “The fascination of the little man (aka dwarf) dates back to the 16th century. The motivation may stem from our curiosity as to why the little man (and woman) are kid [...]

24 January 2014 // 0 Comments

Not so Famish’d

Words & Photography by Mr LB There is a Four n Twenty TV ad spot that resonates well with me. Two man’s man tradies were on their hard earned lunch break, when the topic turns to “what’s for lunch”? Tradie one looks into his container and with a disgusted face and says [...]

20 November 2013 // 0 Comments

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