HOT: Lamaro’s Bodega, 273-279 Cecil St, South Melbourne

For a decade Lamaro’s was a classy gastropub tucked away in a leafy residential street in South Melbourne. It’s recently been transformed into a Spanish and Latin American-inspired restaurant and bar and renamed ‘Lamaro’s Bodega’ and if you remember the Lamaro’s of old you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the change. I was invited to try […]

HOT: Bomba Goes to Spain, Bomba, 103 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Every year Jesse Gerner, the owner of Spanish bodega/vermutería  Bomba, along with various staff, takes a trip to Spain. It’s a chance to eat, drink, meet local producers and bring back ideas and ingredients. The outcome of this year’s gastronomic adventures is Bomba Goes to Spain – two special Sunday lunches featuring stories, dishes and […]

HOT: Green Park, 815 Nicholson Street, Carlton North

Green Park in Carlton North has made a fresh start of one of my former regular haunts in Melbourne, St Ali North. It’s just as great as before with a few new touches. The big windows facing out onto the Capital City trail bike path and the adjacent playground have been retained and are so […]

HOT: South Melbourne Market tour, 322-326 Coventry St, South Melbourne

During Markets of Melbourne’s Market Week 2014 I took the opportunity to take a guided tour of South Melbourne Market. South Melbourne Market is not a market I frequent often so the tour was a fun and delicious way to discover interesting gems and meet some of the stallholders and characters behind the long-standing market. Here are […]

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