Monthly Archives for August 2010

Spudbar Richmond

226 Swan St, RichmondPhone: 9421 6033 When I used to study at Swinburne University in Hawthorn, I’d sometimes stop in at Spudbar for lunch. When I lived in Westgarth, I’d go to the baked potato place for dinner. I used … Continue reading

31. August 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Izakaya Den

114 Russell St, MelbournePhone: 9654 2977 Sometimes life deals you some heavy blows. Your world comes crashing down around you, and everything seems a little surreal. It’s at those times that you remember the great people you have around you, … Continue reading

23. August 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Limerick Castle Hotel

161 Errol St, North MelbournePhone: 9329 6454 There seems to be a trend of closing pubs around my work. The Redback closed last year, and more recently, Naughton’s closed. While this is plainly terrible to the college students who rely … Continue reading

20. August 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Las Vegan (Nirvana) Cafe

22 Smith St, CollingwoodPhone: 9415 9001 I wonder sometimes about becoming a vegetarian. Even just for a short while. I went ‘vegequarian’ for a few months back in 2007, but I soon backslid and added chicken to my diet, and … Continue reading

17. August 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Hotel Lincoln

91 Cardigan St, CarltonPhone: 9347 4666 You can thank/blame the duck enabler for this one. I had heard through the twitters that Hotel Lincoln had a duck pie on the menu, so on a Friday night, after a couple of … Continue reading

16. August 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Grossi Florentino (Cellar Bar)

80 Bourke St, MelbournePhone: 9662 1811 Sometimes writing a food blog is a great thing. You get to try lots of new places, occasionally you get invited to events and get stuff for free, and you get to meet lots … Continue reading

13. August 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Thanh Tam

172 Victoria St, RichmondPhone: 9429 8130 There’s apparently some sort of superstition amongst the Vietnamese that to have a restaurant with the same name for too long is bad luck. Or so the story goes. That hasn’t stopped local favourites … Continue reading

11. August 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Izakaya Chuji

165 Lonsdale St, MelbournePhone: 9663 8118You know a place is an ‘institution’ when they’re selling branded merchandise (read t-shirts) at the cash register. Izakaya Chuji is one of those places. One of the first izakayas in Melbourne, if not the … Continue reading

10. August 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Etro cafe

49 King St, Perth CBDPhone: (08) 9481 1148 We’re back in Perth again. OK, so this was from the same trip as the one when I went to tiger,tiger. Only 24 hours later, and significantly more hungover. Mr N and … Continue reading

09. August 2010 by cloudcontrol
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STREAT

St Paul’s Court, Federation Square (Flinders St edge)Phone: 0425 058 724 Sponsored by Nuffnang I’m not in the city during daylight hours much in Winter, so it was a surprise to me to hear that STREAT had been operating in … Continue reading

04. August 2010 by cloudcontrol
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