Oh so Melbourne: The Vertue of the Coffee Drink

Coffee cured salmon at Vertue of the Coffee Drink

Could there be a more Melbourne place than The Vertue of the Coffee Drink? Hidden away down an alleyway that you get to through a petrol station off Lygon Street this is one cafe that certainly can’t rely on passing foot traffic.  Once inside the door the cafe opens up into a cavernous light filled

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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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2014 in review


Farewell 2014 it’s been fun.  I’ve pigged out at a pork feast, downed cocktails on the restaurant tram and slapped kimchi on just about everything.   There’s been some travelling too – to the UK, Ireland and Italy. Closer to home I’ve made some Sydney trips and headed to the Barossa Valley.  I’m currently beach

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The Offspring guide to eating and drinking in Fitzroy


I’m a little bit obsessed with Offspring and am devastated that this week is the season finale (not to mention last week’s episode).  How will I cope without Doctor Patrick on Wednesday evenings? I know I’m not the only one to be obsessed as well.  There are blog posts devoted to how to dress like

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