Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 12:26pm

With Georgia Spanos


Through the twinkling windows that wrap the corner of Moore and Brunswick Streets lives an honest pub boasting 150 years of Melbourne history – The Labour In Vain. Born a confectioner and butcher for a life of 72 years, the corner hub now holds its ground as a laid-back wooden bar where time slows right down. Somewhere to take a seat, listen to live rock’n’...

Posted 12 Apr 2017 @ 12:35pm

With Georgia Spanos


We all love staples. And when talking breakfast that's the beauty of it really. A good quality slice of toast with vegemite and butter is sometimes all you need to start a chirpy, wholesome day. But by adding a bit of jazz to an original can make your chirpy, wholesome day a special one too. That's what the talented crew at Mr Mister Cafe concur as their...

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 11:13am

With Georgia Spanos


This weekend we welcome new life into the original 'Her Majesty’s Prison Pentridge' as the bluestone walls bind live music, local creative vendors and an eclectic mix of Melbourne's top food trucks. The one that first stole my heart is Pasta Face, whose warm personality assures you'll be so satisfied you won't flinch at the sight of your...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:13pm

With Georgia Spanos


A team of seven respected chefs are cooking an honourable meal this Sunday inspired by a particular ingredient which makes their food even more enjoyable to consume. Concious Deliciousness at Grub boasts sustainability as the holy ingredient in which their entire menu is inspired by. The evening came about through similar ideas on produce suppliers,...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:09pm

By Georgia Spanos


A whole Korean fried chicken? Half a Korean fried chicken? Three Korean Fried Chickens? The choice is yours down at the National Hotel in Richmond, when every Tuesday night is Korean chicken night. And to make your Tuesday night even more exciting, the finger licking chicken comes with bao and your choice of sides like pickled eggplant, kim...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:26pm

With Georgia Spanos


Towards the western end of North Melbourne lives one of my best kept secrets, Amiconi, a family run restaurant who has held its ground since the owners first migrated to Australia back in 1950. What I love so dearly about this spot is how true they stay to their origins, never giving into modern twists or fusion influence. Amiconi respects their traditions,...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:54pm

With Georgia Spanos


The Naked European
Towards the far end of Chapel Street Windsor, lives a European-style restaurant with an energetic, electric feel. Just judging by the name, you can be sure to expect some flare. Serving an array of European flavours – cheese stuffed zucchini flowers and meatballs in sugo from Italy, jalapeño poppers and chorizo from Spain – your...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 11:59am

With Georgia Spanos


If you’re yet to be told of the amazing Asia Topa (Asia-Pacific, Triennial of Performing Arts), I am most pleased to be the one to share. With what collaborates, connects and most importantly celebrates Australia's loyal relationship with contemporary Asia, we witness Melbourne light-up, jump and leap into a month-long celebration of performing and visual...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 12:15pm

With Georgia Spanos


In just short of a week we will witness Melbourne transform into a citywide date night for Valentine’s Day, and for some reason, Italian food just feels right. Whether you’re treating your lady, confronting your crush or having absolutely nothing to do with this ghastly celebration, I have all of your Italian cravings covered. Tucked away in the sweet 'Bond...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 12:38pm

With Georgia Spanos


It's a pleasure to open this week's column with something equally as soulful as it is delicious. It all started when the builders and developers over at PACE reached near completion of their stylish Collingwood apartments. An unused space out the back became very intriguing to PACE and also to the hospitality eye. With rent, electricity, water and building...


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