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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...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:15pm

With Georgia Spanos

 

If there’s one joy to celebrate this Australia Day, it’s our wonderful city full of diverse flavours and cultures. That's why the well acclaimed Mexican restaurant Mamasita, who kicked an Australian wide Mexican craze, has opened a pop up tent at the Australian Open. It is here that they reveal their first Nachos dish with, wait for it, liquid cheese. They’...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:14am

With Georgia Spanos

 

So we're all back at work, right? And lunch options are now more exciting than ever. Well we've found a spot which we promise is just what your mundane work day is missing. Big Dog's Deli, located on the traditionally burger prominent strip of Swan Street offers American influenced sandwiches filled with the smokiest, cheesiest and quite honestly sexiest...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 11:29am

With Ravi O'Lee

 

2017 is here, so let's take a bite out of some of the tastiest, booziest, and downright  sweetest culinary offerings our city has to offer.
 
Get ready to slip, slop and slap, because Section 8 is importing tonnes of sand into their humble digs as they transform into an inner-city beach for their Urban Oasis party series.  As well as tonnes of sand,...

Posted 2 Jan 2017 @ 12:31pm

With Julia Sansone

 

It was an incredibly sad day when iconic St Kilda venue Stokehouse burned down in 2014. But they’ve returned with a summer season packed with live music, holiday season events and most importantly, good food. Located on the bottom level of the Stokehouse, the Pontoon St. Kilda will host an epic New Years Eve party, pumping well-loved beers and ciders at their...

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