Cheap eats at Tahina

I do love some Middle Eastern food.  After all I’m officially Ottolenghi obsessed and my perfect breakfast is a serve of Shakshuka. So Tahina’s opening in Northcote is kind of a big deal for me. Tahina serves up Israeli street food created by Tel Aviv born chef Roy Sassonkin. This is no fine dining establishment.

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Going casual at Estelle Bistro

Farewell to the pink and blue tiles and goodbye to the degustation only menu.  Northcote’s much loved Estelle restaurant has been reinvented as the more casual Estelle Bistro.  The restaurant looks slicker with polished glass along the back of the bar and brass accents and moody lighting giving the front room an intimate feel.  

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New places to get your gelati fix: Pidapipo and Il Melograno

It seems like we are getting a late summer in Melbourne so it’s perfect timing for a post on a few of the best new gelati stores which have opened recently.  The thing I love about both Pidapipo in Carlton and Il Melograno in Northcote is they both serve their gelati up from covered stainless

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Barry blitzes it in Northcote

You would think Barry is the only cafe in Northcote the way locals and almost locals (like me) have flocked to this new opening like seagulls to a chip.  From the day it opened its doors, right next to the gorgeous Westgarth cinema, Barry has been packed.  It’s not that surprising when you check the

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Much birthday love at Estelle Bar & Kitchen

Note: Estelle Bar & Kitchen is now Estelle by Scott Pickett and the more casual Estelle Bistro. Meat-and-Three-Veg outdid himself for my birthday this year.  Of course this didn’t happen by accident.  Some rather unsubtle hints meant I received the perfect gift of these earrings.  But MTV came up with booking dinner in at Estelle Bar

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