St Kilda Dispensary

St Kilda Dispensary is a sweet cafe on Brighton Road – near the corner of St Kilda Road and Carlisle Street. The name is a reference to the original usage of the building, which was – surprise surprise – a dispensary. The cafe runs over two rooms, and while small it’s really cute inside, with [...]

Visit Wangaratta Part 1

Disclosure: Our visit was courtesy of the Rural City of Wangaratta. Top reasons to visit Wangaratta: It’s far enough from Melbourne to feel that you’re actually going somewhere and actually getting away from the city, but not so far you can’t visit in a weekend. It’s located in North East Victoria, which is a gorgeous [...]

Ike’s Rack Shack

Grab your bib friends, tonight’s post is all about ribs. (Not whoop ass, like the photo might suggest.) Ike’s Rack Shack is located in the back room of The Beaufort in Carlton and to really emphasise that shack theme, the floor is astro turf, there’s wooden picnic tables, and corrugated iron on the ceiling. And [...]

The Westin: An Eclair Affair

Disclosure: I attended courtesy of The Westin & Q Strategies. I have been to rather a lot of afternoon teas in the past couple of years, so it’s always nice when I go to one that’s a little bit different. The Westin is serving An Eclair Affair in the Lobby Lounge every afternoon until 30 [...]

Workshop Brothers

Here is something you must know if you’re doing an op shop crawl: proper sustenance before you begin is very important. Because if you do a trip that spans five hours and 15+ shops, you need to make sure your energy levels are up and your treasure spotting senses are on top form. The last [...]

Mr Ed

A horse is a horse, of course, of course, And no one can talk to a horse of course, That is of course, unless the horse, Is the famous Mister Ed. Does anyone else remember this show? And did anyone else ever want to now why Mister Ed talked? Or why he only talked to [...]

Smith and Daughters

Disclosure: Alastair and I attended courtesy of Smith & Daughters. Smith and Daughters is a new restaurant on Fitzroy Street, serving latin plant based food. Plant based? Yes, it’s another way of saying that it’s a vegan restaurant, with no animal products used in any of the food or drinks. The restaurant is near the [...]

Bowery to Williamsburg

I keep wanting to call this cafe Bowery to Williamstown instead of Bowery to Willamsburg. The real name is a homage to New York’s Bowery subway station, but I personally feel that the owners missed an opportunity to work in a reference to Melbourne. I’m sure that Willamsburg, New York is 100000% cooler than Williamstown, [...]

Prahran Market: Harvest the Sea and the Vine – MFWF

Disclosure: I attended courtesy of Prahran Market. It’s that time of year again – yes, it’s March and the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is back. I don’t have much planned for this year’s festival for some reason. I had a bit going on when the program was released last year and just never got [...]

Nobu: Taste of Peru

Disclosure: I attended courtesy of Nobu and Media Moguls. Peru is awesome. Peru is good. Peru is definitely worth a visit. But it’s also very, very far from Australia. So if you can’t make it to the actual country, you could instead head to Nobu for a Taste of Peru. But what does a Japanese [...]

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