Author Archives: melbourne

Nieuw Amsterdam’s new autumn menu launch

The leaves are starting to turn; Daylight Savings will soon be over. There are very few things that make up for the end of summer. One of them is the new autumnal menu at Nieuw Amsterdam. If summertime is all…

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016: The Plus Ones’ Guide

We’re coming up to that wonderful time of year once again when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is upon us. As always, there is a massive selection of shows and venues. Some fabulous big-name local and international stars are Wil Anderson, Hannah Gadsby,…

Albert Camus’ ‘The Outsider’ at La Mama Theatre

  Have you ever wondered about the absurdity of it all? Have you ever had an entirely inappropriate emotional reaction to a real life tragedy? If you have, then Stork Theatre’s production of Albert Camus’ The Outsider is an excellent…

Lactose Lovers win Lottery for Cheese Please

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlBwWDbPETI] Cheese. All of the cheese. All of the award winning cheese. All for free. The Australian Grand Dairy Awards presented Cheese Please, a twilight urban cheese festival. Meaning, all the delicious dairy products at the festival were award…

Motorhome Majestic Brings the U.S. Down Under

By now Melbourne, you may have realised that we are in the grip of a burger craze in this fine city of ours. No longer are we resigned to the fish and chip shop on the corner or a greasy…

Triumph at fortyfivedownstairs

I was genuinely excited to make my way for the first time to fortyfivedownstairs – the renowned independent not-for-profit gallery and theatre. It was great to have fellow TPO writer/theatre major Jenny as my guide to the Paris-end Flinders Lane…

Santoni, your new brunch destination

I know, it’s hard to leave your neighbourhood once you get comfortable. But half the fun of going to brunch should be in exploring new necks of the woods. Which is exactly why I’m recommending that this weekend, you head…

World Margarita Day with the Melbourne Margarita Crawl

As if we really needed an excuse to drink margaritas? But okay, here it is – World Margarita Day. It happened one quiet little Monday across some of Melbourne’s finest drinking holes: Nieuw Amsterdam, Mesa Verde and Touche Hombre. Sponsored…