HOT: Shawcross Pizza Joint, 324 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

From the ashes of a divey kebab joint on Brunswick Street has risen a new pizza restaurant, Shawcross Pizza Joint. The owners of Phat Brats next door have taken over the adjoining site and transformed the space into a New York-style pizza joint. So what does New York-style pizza even mean? “The most notable difference […]

HOT: ShanDong MaMa, Shop 7, Mid City Arcade, 200 Bourke St, Melbourne

Dumplings, dumplings, dumplings – Melburnians just can’t get enough of them. So I predict that new dumpling joint ShanDong MaMa will do well, as they have the distinction of (a) making all their products fresh on premises every day; and (b) receiving the approval of my (Chinese) parents who declared their dumplings some of the […]

HOT: Hello Aubergine vegetarian lunch delivery

I am currently in love with the lunches made by Hello Aubergine, a vegetarian bicycle delivery service run by Pippa Macdonald that delivers once a week in the Fitzroy and Collingwood area. Pippa designs the menu weekly, prepares the food and delivers the orders on her vintage bike, her wicker baskets laden with containers offering a […]

HOT: Moon Under Water, Builders Arms Hotel, 211 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

For the first time in my memory food critic John Lethlean from The Weekend Australian magazine awards a restaurant 5/5 stars. And given it’s only a hop, skip and jump from my home it would be remiss of me not to visit Moon Under Water, the fine dining side of the revamped boozer Builders Arms […]

Summer Season at Arts Centre Melbourne – Giveaway!

Hello summer! Arts Centre Melbourne has a fantastic season of events lined up for the summer and I have 2 x double passes to give away for one of their highlight performances. Blaze, an amazing street dance concert which premiered in London’s West End featuring 12 of the best streetdancers and breakers in the world, against a […]

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