Why you should go to Hotel Jesus

Corn with black mayo at Hotel Jesus

Once travelling in Mexico Meat-and-Three-Veg lost his camera.  He went to buy a new one and the sales assistant at the camera shop wore a badge bearing his name “Jesus”.  Pronounced hey-zus the name is as common in Mexico as it’s rare here. Meat-and-Three-Veg bought the first camera Jesus suggested “I had to” he said

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Beating the election blues at Bedford Street

It's a monster of a sandwich

After the depressing US election results a little comfort eating was in order.  New opening Bedford Street in Collingwood fits the bill with the deep fryer on high rotation along with some classic US dishes. The restaurant on the corner of Bedford and Johnson street has a prime corner position with big windows letting in

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Gourmet Bargain: Pickett’s Deli & Rotisserie

Brisket with house made pickles at Pickett's Deli

Imagine the equivalent of a lolly shop but for grownups.  Dark black shelving makes the colours of the jars of preserved lemons, bottles of wine and packets of arborio rice pop.  There’s a rotisserie turning slowly behind a high counter with bronzed chickens wafting their aroma around the store mingling with the smell of Dukes

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The kids are alright at Stomping Ground

Pale ale at Stomping Ground

It’s the holy grail of anyone who is a parent.  Somewhere cool to eat, drink, socialise and also bring your rug rats along.  Which is why Stomping Ground opening up in Collingwood is pretty much the most exciting thing to happen in Melbourne all year. Located in a series of converted warehouses in Collingwood’s back

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Return of the roast chicken: Philippe Restaurant

That chicken at Phillippe.

He’s back! Melbourne had mourned the absence of legendary French chef Philippe Mouchel after the closure of PM24 but now he has returned to the city with his own restaurant.  In Melbourne at least Philippe Mouchel is in the Madonna category of only needing the one name, his new restaurant is simply called “Philippe”. Located

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The new 7000 by Pure South Dining

Bar snacks Pure South style

Tasmania has been having a moment for a while now.  All that clean air and fresh and fabulous produce is a great lure for foodies but two people who were onto Tassie well before the rest of us are Peter Leary and Philip Kennedy, the owners of Pure South Dining restaurant in Southbank. Pure South

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