HOT: Tim Ho Wan, 15-17, 206 Bourke St, Melbourne

Tim Ho Wan has finally opened its restaurant in Melbourne and amazingly, the queues are not that long (if you time it right)! For those who don’t know, the original Tim Ho Wan is the famous tiny 30-seater dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong – and the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world. It’s received one […]

HOT: Honeycomb Hideout, Dennis St, Footscray (entry via unnamed laneway)

Honeycomb Hideout is a new Footscray bar that opened this week thanks to the owners of local pasta restaurant Fox in the Corn. The minuscule bar is the result of a hole cut out of Fox in the Corn‘s original prep kitchen (which has never been used) and a small courtyard where the staff used […]

HOT: Piccolina Gelateria, 802 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn

Piccolina Gelateria brings real Italian gelato to Hawthorn with a whole bank of glistening pozzetti tubs to tempt Glenferrie Road shoppers as our summer heat stretches into autumn. The gelateria has only been open for 9 weeks and already I can’t remember what used to be there! The small shop has been designed by Hecker […]

HOT: Motorhome Majestic, 238 Union Rd, Ascot Vale

The brains behind Grand Trailer Park Taverna and Truck Stop Deluxe have pulled up into Ascot Vale with another vehicle themed burger joint – say hello to Motorhome Majestic, Union Road! At the entrance the back of a classic Jayco Silverline caravan takes pride of place and inside you’ll find more caravan-themed paraphernalia, from bench […]

HOT: 1565 Gelateria, 3 Gower St, Kensington

Finally the west side of Melbourne gets some decent gelato thanks to 1565 Gelateria in Kensington. Judging by the weekend mobs it’s been a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. 1565 Gelateria is named after the year that gelati was supposedly invented in Florence. This Italian family-run business also make their gelati on site using traditional Italian […]

HOT: Up In Smoke, 28 Hopkins St, Footscray

It’s been with great interest that I’ve been watching the transformation of Up In Smoke from plumbing supply shop to barbecue restaurant…and today I finally got to have a taste of what’s in the works. The restaurant opened today with a soft launch truncated menu. The official launch is not till Thursday when they wheel out their […]

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