Tag: food

The Lumberyard Restaurant opens in The Workers Club

I never thought I’d fall in love with carrots, but I did. I’ve worked them into conversation ever since my meal last week at the opening of The Lumberyard. It’s the new restaurant from the guys behind Ironbark BBQ — and it’s inside…

Fondue Mania at the Spring Street Cheese Cellar

Melty, gooey cheese laced with alcohol — fondue is the perfect thing for a winter’s night. So when I was invited to attend the Spring Street Cheese Cellar‘s fondue evening, I spent the next couple of weeks bragging about it to…

Melbourne’s most fabulous July events

Ah, July. You filled our bellies with pizza (including ones topped with crickets). You took us to bars new and old, to a live jazz band playing in a Spiegeltent, and to a boutique with hand-crafted Italian shoes. Here are our…

Old El Paso Mexican Pop-Up – Launch Party

Mexican food has quickly become a staple in Melbourne’s dining scene. Set in the recently renovated Strand Arcade, Old El Paso’s Stand ‘N Stuff pop-up restaurant is the new contender fighting for a spot in your lunch schedule in true…

Hophaus launches at Southgate

German Sparkle Party alert! (Okay, not really. But you never know.) Hophaus is a Bavarian-style beer hall and restaurant that’s just opened in Southgate in Southbank. Steins of beer, pretzels, and shots of Jägermeister all featured at the opening party — Prost! Hophaus is…

Hooked Hawthorn’s media dinner

I’ve lived in Fitzroy for almost three years, and much to my chagrin, have never been to seafood restaurant Hooked. It took an invite to a media dinner to finally get me there — and I went all the way to…

Get Your Balls at SmithBalls

‘Twas the Thursday before Easter, and all through the town, not a creature was stirring…except at the Meatball & Wine Co. launch party for SmithBalls. It was one of those nights where Ruki and I turned to each other and…

Flavour Exchange – Autumn

Flavour Exchange is a new concept being held in Fed Square this year. The idea is to have a broad-based tasting of Victoria’s finest autumnal wines, beers, ciders and bites. The quarterly event has superseded the bi-monthly Wine Showcase and…

Port Phillip Mussel Festival

A Mussel Festival, I hear you say. Easier to explain when it’s written — the number of people who said ‘but you’re kinda scrawny’ when I explained what I was doing… The invite highlighted the event as a seafood street…

Wok+Wine: prawns and vino galore

Wine and prawns. That’s the simple formula behind Wok + Wine, which started in New York by a Kiwi expat and is now around the world. I can’t recall how I originally came across it (somewhere in my vast internet…