Posted on | July 1, 2012 | 10 Comments
This week: a wine dinner at Livingroom, date night with whiskey and my Dastardly friend, a very burgery weekend, and comics.
Also, no catspam this week. I blame the Instagram outage.
It was fun, the food was good, I drank some good wine, plus I got to hang out with Hazzie – a more in depth post to come.
On Friday night, Hazzie and I had a girls’ night out at The Commoner. YAY. We did their Whiskey Business menu – 5 courses matched with different whiskies. Obviously Haz and I hadn’t drunk enough alcohol at the Livingroom dinner…
We had a very nice night talking BS, helped by the whiskey and the fact that the food at The Commoner is always good. Our favourite item was the black pudding – it is unbelievably delicious.
Here’s my previous post about The Commoner.
When I wasn’t gallivanting around town boozing it up with my Dastardly friend, I was at home eating fresh sausage (see last week) and zucchini noodles.
Have I talked about zucchini noodles before? You know they’re not noodles, right? I use the mandolin to cut zucchini into thin strips, after which I pour boiling water over. Sometimes I sprinkle some salt on before adding the water. I let them sit for about 10 minutes, or until however long the rest of dinner takes to get ready, then I drain them and use them in place of regular noodles. They’re good – much less heavy than regular noodles.
Anyway, pictured here are zucchini noodles in a chicken broth with fishballs, capscium, cauliflower and a big spoon of chilli sauce.
On Saturday I was down in South Yarra. This was coffee at Market Cafe.
In the afternoon, I went to Jus Burgers for lunch with Haz, Shellie and Thanh. I ordered a mini cheeseburger – you can select from blue, cheddar or swiss. Naturally, I went for blue cheese, and added mushroom.
And HELLO. Blue cheese and mushroom on a burger is fricking amazing. The meat pattie was nice too – a bit smokey from the grill.
I believe it’s Common Galaxia’s first week – and boy, they were busy. We were put on a wait list for a table and had to wait outside because there was no room inside. It was SO COLD TODAY – I think it was 7°C in the morning. When is winter over again?
We probably only waited 15 minutes outside, but it was long enough for Adrian to lose feeling in his face. We were so happy when we were told we could wait inside!
Brunch was good – the staff were nice, and coffee and food was delicious. Just be prepared to wait if you visit during a busy period… and rug up if it’s cold!
After brunch we went into town for Comic Con. Where we waited in line for a while. It was a day of waiting… fortunately, we were inside this time. Once inside, Adrian was in his element combing through comics.
Apparently waiting in line worked up an appetite, so afterwards we wandered over to Merrywell for a snack. Burgers, chilli fries, onion rings and ice cream floats (don’t worry, I didn’t eat all those things. I might’ve eaten quite a lot of fries though). The chilli fries were particularly good, and we ordered another serve after we polished off the first one. Alastair’s burger seemed quite good too – it came with fries stuffed inside. Wowsa.
And that’s it – another week down. Az over and out!