HOT: Atico bar and Fonda Mexican, 144 Chapel St, Windsor

By the looks of the ceaseless stream of people waiting to eat at Fonda Mexican on a weeknight, Melbourne can’t get enough of this Mexican wave we’re riding. So much so that Fonda Mexican has branched out from its small Richmond digs to skip across the river to Prahran. The second Fonda Mexican is bigger, brighter […]

HOT: Hollywood Costume, ACMI, Federation Square

If you like fashion, design, movies or movie stars, do not miss ACMI’s Winter Masterpiece exhibition this year, Hollywood Costume which explores the role costume design plays in cinema. It comes to Melbourne via the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and it’s one of the best curated exhibitions I’ve visited recently. It doesn’t just consist of a […]

HOT: GG Restaurant & Bar, 150 Clarendon St, East Melbourne

For an inner city suburb, I think that East Melbourne is strangely devoid of good eateries. Maybe because it’s sandwiched by the abundance of excellent choices in Fitzroy/Collingwood, Richmond and the CBD but my impression of the area is that it’s filled with very wealthy people who like to dine at home in the leafy […]

HOT: A Touch Of…Afternoon tea, Bursaria Fine Foods, Rosina Function Space, Abbotsford Convent, 1 Helier St, Abbotsford

Sunny Sundays are meant for enjoying tea and scones I think and the latest afternoon tea offering in Melbourne is by Bursaria Fine Foods at Abbotsford Convent. ‘A Touch Of…’ is billed as a vintage-inspired afternoon tea and I was invited to sample their first event. On arrival guests were presented with a flute of […]

Melbourne Museum – Smartbar Giveaway

Melbourne Museum is opening up next Thursday night for its popular adults-only Smartbar, with a theme for this event being Retro Futurism. Along with the museum’s experts you can explore vintage machines, including CSIRAC  the only intact first-generation computer surviving in the world, retro technologies, the future of 3D printing technology and the origins of electronic music. Food […]

HOT: Bayte, 56 Johnston St, Collingwood

It’s not often that I have a meal where every dish is faultless. And when I do have such an experience I want to shout it from the rooftops! So today I say – get thee to Bayte (bay-tee)! Bayte is a casual cafe/restaurant serving home-style Lebanese cuisine inspired by the chef’s grandmother’s recipes and childhood dishes. […]

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