Urban Ground Is a Massive, All-in-One Food-Truck Park, Health-Food Cafe and Distillery in Mordialloc

Originally published on Broadsheet.

A co-founder of Carlton’s D.O.C and his former head chef have teamed up to transform an old car-wrecking site into a buzzing, family-friendly space that gets moving at 7am and doesn’t stop until near midnight. And there’s room for 250 people, plus dogs. Continue reading “Urban Ground Is a Massive, All-in-One Food-Truck Park, Health-Food Cafe and Distillery in Mordialloc”

The New-Look Ponyfish Island Is a Slice of Palm Springs Smack Bang in the Middle of the Yarra

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The redesign, by award-winning Adelaide firm Studio Gram, features dramatic curved archways, terrazzo-topped tables and soft green sunshades. Step aboard for Ponystar Martinis, rosé-sangria jugs and – soon – an Asian-focussed menu. Continue reading “The New-Look Ponyfish Island Is a Slice of Palm Springs Smack Bang in the Middle of the Yarra”

Mr Brownie is Four Storeys of 70s and 80s Tunes and British-Indian Fare in South Melbourne

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The latest from the owner of Horn Please and Daughter In Law has a bar on each eclectic level – including one on the roof with city views – with vindaloo pies, samosa burgers and curry chips on the menu. 

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How to Eat Through Southern Spain Like it’s Your Last Week on Earth

Originally published on Lonely Planet.

A fusion of Arabic cuisines and the Mediterranean diet, Andalucian food is about the simple pleasures – affordable and unpretentious. It is Moorish food, within Moorish surrounds and it’s easy to let your stomach run wild – the food is vibrant and prices are reasonable. Continue reading “How to Eat Through Southern Spain Like it’s Your Last Week on Earth”

Video | Kekou is a Modern Asian Newcomer to be Reckoned With

Originally published on Zomato, produced in collaboration with Andy Hardy Films.

It’s a big call, but we’re going to make it. Kekou is one of the most exciting, forward-thinking restaurants we have visited in the last year. It’s a simple concept, done exceptionally well – pairing Australian 18 rotating craft beers with progressive Asian-inspired dishes. Continue reading “Video | Kekou is a Modern Asian Newcomer to be Reckoned With”

Video | When is There Not a Dinnertime Line at Hakata Gensuke?

Originally published on Zomato, produced in collaboration with Raw Films.

As soon as you step both feet through the door at Hakata Gensuke, “irasshaimase!” (welcome in Japanese) will boomerang back at you. Like a comforting bowl of ramen, the service often is, too.  Continue reading “Video | When is There Not a Dinnertime Line at Hakata Gensuke?”

Video | Taiwan’s Cult Boba Brand Xing Fu Tang Lands in Melbourne

Originally published on Zomato, produced in collaboration with Raw Films.

Xing Fu Tang is the first boba store we’ve visited in Melbourne that makes its tapioca pearls from absolute scratch – dough and all, made every morning. As such, the boba is comparatively softer and easier to digest.

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Kisumé, Chin Chin and Hawker Hall Are Now Delivering Up to 10 Kilometres From Each Restaurant

Originally published on Broadsheet.

Lucas Restaurants has launched its own delivery service with a flat fee of $7.50. Order in deluxe sushi boxes from Kisumé, Chin Chin’s barramundi-and-ginger dumplings with XO sauce, or a coconut-y beef rendang from Hawker Hall. Plus, bottled cocktails and more.

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House-Made Pasta, Aperol Margaritas and Unmissable Tiramisu at Highett’s Swish New Italian Restaurant, Abbiocco

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Five years after opening Hampton Wine Co, a trio of hospitality vets is back in the restaurant game with this small, well-polished venue. Continue reading “House-Made Pasta, Aperol Margaritas and Unmissable Tiramisu at Highett’s Swish New Italian Restaurant, Abbiocco”

Video | Miss Kasumi is One of Melbourne’s Most Underrated Japanese Restaurants

Originally published on Zomato, produced in collaboration with Raw Films.

Melbourne is certainly not shy of Japanese restaurants. One that we’re perplexed as to why people aren’t talking more about is Miss Kasumi. Continue reading “Video | Miss Kasumi is One of Melbourne’s Most Underrated Japanese Restaurants”

Melbourne’s Best Festive Foods (and an Apple Pie Gin) to Order for Christmas

Originally published on Broadsheet.

There’s Cannoleria’s GIY (garnish-it-yourself) panettones; a four-tiered cheese tower; Piccolina’s gelato-filled or Four Pillars’ gin-spiked Christmas puddings; a next-level chook with black truffles; Mörk’s decadent, chocolatey take on the mince pie; and more.

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The Health Obsession to Know About: Orthorexia Nervosa

Written for Medibank.

Keto, paleo, flexitarian, juice diets, raw-food only – if you’re a social media user, repeated exposure to new diets and trends is virtually inescapable. It’s intensifying a new of eating complications, including the condition of orthorexia nervosa.

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