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Blog Profile / Melbourne Gastrome

Filed Under:Australia / Melbourne
Posts on Regator:67
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Archived Since:August 30, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Tonics and gins: news round-up

There's all sorts of interesting things happening at the moment in the Melbourne world of tonics and gins, so I thought I'd list them all in the one place in this here round-up.Blood Moon TonicThere are just THREE DAYS LEFT to pledge...Show More Summary

Shortstop Coffee & Donuts comes to Melbourne (batter up)

Shortstop Coffee & Donuts12 Sutherland Street, Melbourne (map)9642 0807Open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pmWebsite, Facebook, Twitter, Urbanspoon Yesterday saw the soft opening of Shortstop Coffee & Donuts, a cafe in a sidestreet off Little Lonsdale bringing next-next-level donuts to the hungry masses. Show More Summary

Real cider from Western Australia: Custard & Co

Most of the time I say no when I get offers of promo samples, but I made an exception to say yes to Custard & Co when they approached me because I have FEELINGS about all the sickly sweet RTD fake "ciders" flooding the Australian market. Show More Summary

Melbourne's own Mister Bitters bitters

As my overladen cocktail trolley at home will attest, I'm an ardent fan of good gin and other spirits, and I particularly like to support Australian distillers in the small-batch liquor boom. Lately I've been experimenting a bit more...Show More Summary

My nonna's sugo

Three times over the last fifteen years I've tried to learn my nonna's recipe for making her signature sugo, ragù alla bolognese. I've watched and listened and scribbled in my notebook as she's talked me through the process in a mishmash of English and Italian. Show More Summary

Top three city venues for ramen in Melbourne

It pains me to admit it, but the ramen in Sydney has always been better than the ramen in Melbourne. Until about a year ago, going out for ramen in Melbourne was a regular exercise in disappointment: at Kokoro the broths were too salty,...Show More Summary

NORA charcoal tarts, Melbourne

Expect to see these little black-shelled beauties cropping up soon in a discerning cafe near you. Launched just last week, NORA is the project of young Melbourne couple Tong and Jean, supplying tarts to cafes around town and with plans...Show More Summary

Sydney Gastronome: sensational Korean at Moon Park

Moon ParkLevel 1, 34b Redfern Street (entry via Elizabeth Street), Redfern, NSW (map)02 9690 0111Open Lunch Fri & Sun noon-3pm, Dinner Tues-Sat 5:30-11pmfacebook, twitter On my most recent trip to Sydney I had dinner at Moon Park, and months later I'm still thinking about that meal.It's modern Korean, but not modern Korean as you know it. Show More Summary

Sezar introduces Melbourne to Armenian barbecue

Sezar6 Melbourne Place, Melbourne (map)9663 9882Open for dinner Monday-Saturday 5:30-10:30pm, lunch Thursday-Friday 12-3pmwebsite, facebook, twitter Melbourne doesn't get much exposure to Armenian cuisine. At Sezar, the Armenian restaurant...Show More Summary

Australian gin, new Melbourne restaurants and food trends for 2014

A few quick updates on what I've been up to this summer:- I wrote an article about Australian gins and the use of native botanicals for Fairfax's Good Food/Epicure. At last I'm putting my obsession with gin, and with Australian gins in particular, to good use. Show More Summary

The new ACCC guidelines: Australian law and online reviews

Last week the ACCC finally released its first guidance materials relating to online product reviews for businesses and review platforms. The arrival of the guidelines was warmly welcomed by those of us concerned with disclosures andShow More Summary

From Red Spice Road to Burma Lane

Burma Lane118 Little Collins Street, Melbourne (map)9615 8500Open Monday-Friday 12-3pm and 6pm-late, Saturday 6pm-lateWebsite, Facebook, Twitter, Urbanspoon With the just-opened Burma Lane, the Apples and Pears Entertainment Group promised a modern, Australian take on the best of Burmese cuisine, and it looks like they've delivered. Show More Summary

New openings this week, some special events and an article I wrote for The Guardian

Just because I haven't published a blog post for a while doesn't mean I haven't been beavering away behind the scenes here at Melbourne Gastronome. I've finally brought my New Melbourne Venues and Melbourne Venues Opening Soon pagesShow More Summary

Jinda Restaurant in Abbotsford: a Thai gem

Jinda Restaurant3-7 Ferguson Street, Abbotsford (map)9419 5899Open 7 days, 11am-11pmfacebook Krua Thai 2 in Richmond has been on my 'to visit' list for some time now, ever since a Thai friend of mine told me that they serve some of the best boat noodles in town. Show More Summary

Doughboys Doughnuts pop-up in Melbourne CBD

Doughboys Doughnuts pop-up at Mr Nice Guy ThaiShop J, 535 Little Lonsdale Street (enter via Healeys Lane), Melbourne (map)9973 1761Doughboys Doughnuts pop-up open 7-11am Monday-Friday (and maybe weekends in the future)Mr Nice Guy Thai...Show More Summary

For your consideration: New Gourmet Melbourne by Deck of Secrets

I'm excited to announce here on the blog that the Melbourne dining guide I worked on earlier this year, New Gourmet Melbourne, is now available for purchase! Michelle Matthews, jet-setter extraordinaire and creator of the Deck of Secrets...Show More Summary

Soi 38: pop-up tour of Thai noodles

Soi 38 is one of the events featured on my new list Pop-ups of Note. To see the full list, click HERE. Why have a food truck when you can have a food cart? Andy and Tina from the Thai/Viet Melbourne food blog Krapow own a gorgeous little...Show More Summary

New and upcoming Melbourne restaurants, cafes and bars

Happy New Financial Year! To celebrate, I'm sharing my reference lists of Melbourne hospitality venues that are going to open soon, or have recently opened. Links to further information, reviews and third party sources provided. As these...Show More Summary

From New York to Melbourne with love: new cafe Bowery to Williamsburg

Bowery to Williamsburg16 Oliver Lane, Melbourne (map)9077 0162Open 7:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday, cash and walk-ins onlytwitter It's been a great week for the sandwich lovers of Melbourne's Paris end. Last Tuesday EARL Canteen opened its long-awaited second store in the Collins Place food court (directly under Pei Modern). Show More Summary

No seriously, get down to Hihou to try the lunch menu

HihouLevel 1, 1 Flinders Lane, Melbourne (map)9654 5465Open for lunch Monday to Friday 11:30am-2:30pm, evenings Monday to Saturday 5pm-1amwebsite It's been nearly a year since Simon Denton, Takashi Omi and Miyuki Nakahara opened their elegant, Japanese-influenced bar Hihou above their more casual canteen Nama Nama. Show More Summary

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