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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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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Let them eat croissants! Gontran Cherrier Boulangerie

Pain au chocolat at Gontran Cherrier

It’s on! Lune Croissants, crowned by the New York Times as having “the world’s best croissant” has a new competitor and from Paris itself. Superstar baker Gontran Cherrier has opened his first Australian store in Collingwood and it’s seriously slick. The warehouse like space has moody grey walls and polished concrete floors which put the

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Cocktail and dessert experiments at The Noble Experiment

Ceviche scallops at The Noble Experiment

The Noble Experiment is conducting its own little experiment on Smith Street as a bar/restaurant. It’s trying to do the slashie thing where it straddles both cocktails and food.  I was invited to try it out last week when the rain was pelting down and The Noble Experiment was a welcome refuge with its warm

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