HOT: Chocolate Buddha giveaway winners!

Thank you to everyone for your entries for the Chocolate Buddha giveaway! I’ve dipped into the Kitchenaid of Fortune and here are our two winners of a $50 voucher each to dine at Chocolate Buddha: Gem (Eat Drink Stagger) Vivian Please send your postal address to joyce@melhotornot.com to collect your prize and have a great […]

NOT: Picture Me: A Model’s Diary

MIFF #4:  I am going to disclaim responsibility for choosing to see Picture Me: A Model’s Diary at 9:15pm on a school night. So RM and I were flicking through the MIFF program and he surprised me by saying that he wanted to see ‘a visual diary of Sara [Ziff]’s experiences within the sometimes glamourous, […]

NOT: Four Lions

MIFF #3: Today’s we have a guest review of the MIFF film and upcoming general release, Four Lions, from Yalin, who saw it in the UK several months ago. Friends J+B were at the MIFF screening last night and thought that it was very funny and effective – a HOT. I have a preview pass […]

HOT: Singapore Chom Chom, 188 Bourke St, Melbourne

One advantage of living in a multicultural urban centre like Melbourne is the myriad of opportunities for trying out new cuisine with friends of different ethnic backgrounds who can guide you through the menu maze. On my first visit to Singapore Chom Chom, I was glad that S, a Singaporean, was on hand to explain […]

HOT: Stellini Bar, 198 Little Collins St, Melbourne

Stellini Bar is small, buzzy and crowded eatery dropped in straight from Milano and filled with office workers and uni students alike. As you’d expect from the owners of The Mess Hall, it serves ready-made sandwiches, piadinas, calzone and easy Italian favourites, 7 days a week from breakfast till late. There is also an unexpectedly […]

NOT: The Red Chapel

MIFF #2: I had high hopes for the Danish documentary The Red Chapel. Described as ‘a subversive comedy tour through North Korea’ and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, I was expecting lots of laughs and a rare glimpse into an insular society built on the personality cult of […]

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