Tag: CBD

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…

Pretty Mama brings Caribbean flavour to Melbourne

Pretty Mama is the latest eatery launching in Melbourne’s West End. The west side of Melbourne’s CBD is going through a culinary uprising of late with many of Melbourne’s famous chefs testing the waters in uncharted territory. The home of…

Royal Stacks: burgers fit for a king

Burgers. In the U.S., they run the gamut of eating options. In Australia, we have experienced mostly the regrettable low-end varieties. It has been great to see that in recent years a few chains have appeared which have been looking…

CBD Donut & Beer Pop-Up

There’s no better way to cool down in this sweltering heat than with ice cream or a beer… but what if you could get your hands on a soft, squidgy donut packed with ice cream between its doughy cheeks, and…

Schmucks Bagels, worth schlepping to the CBD for

Any bagel place that calls itself ‘Schmucks’ knows what’s up. The tongue-in-cheek use of Yiddish – the word means something akin to ‘jerk’ – made me smile before I even arrived at Schmucks Bagels. Schmucks is tucked down a laneway…

Mission Mexican Festival

A journey through Mexico with the Mission Mexican Festival

Mexico has the trifecta of awesomeness: a vibrant culture, fantastic music, and OMG-amazing food. These three elements of Mexican culture are showcased on Sunday 13th September when the Mission Mexican Festival turns Federation Square into a giant fiesta. I was…

Night time desserts at Om Nom Dessert Bar

Unless you’re a devotee of the unusual events we put on The Plus Ones’ calendar, your options are somewhat limited in the evenings: restaurant, bar, film. (Or stay home and be boring. But you’re not one of those, are you,…

Talk & Taste

Talk & Taste at the Immigration Museum

Over three food coma-inducing afternoons, Talk & Taste delves into Melbourne’s multicultural food landscape through a series of informal talks.  Part of the Talk & Taste experience is the Immigration Museum exhibitions, which explore who we are and where we…

AnestasiA Vodka

AnestasiA Vodka White Wonderlust launch at Mon Bijou

When you get an invite to dress head-to-toe in white and experience the new AnaestasiA Vodka, what do you do? You rustle up a white outfit and grab a vodka-loving friend as your +1. No matter that it’s a Wednesday…