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 […]


If Melbourne ever gets over the Mexican food trend, will Latin/South American cuisine be the next thing working its way up the hot list? Discuss. Piqueos in North Carlton opened late last year, serving Argentinian food with a side of Peruvian. I like South American food so roped in Maz and Dazzle to have dinner […]

Embrasse: MFWF express lunch (closed)

Wouldn’t it be good to be able to tap into a collective memory? Then you would always have access to important details, and it wouldn’t be a problem if your mind was crowded with useless things like the lyrics to “Deep deep trouble” even though you haven’t heard that song for 15 years. (Oh, is […]


Disclosure: My visit was courtesy of Brunetti and Food Pampering Brunetti is a total Melbourne institution. The first shop opened in Carlton in 1985 (though the current family took over in 1991) and it is now a mini empire, having expanded to several more locations in Melbourne, as well as Singapore and Dubai. The Carlton […]

Universal Restaurant

Disclosure: My meal was courtesy of Food Pampering and Universal Restaurant. Recently I was invited to a lunch at Universal Restaurant by Ashley of Food Pampering, along with a small group of other food bloggers. Located on Lygon Street, Universal Restaurant was established in 1969 – I’m sure that Lygon Street has changed a lot […]

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