Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2011«

A bunch of cakes, and a question of flavourings

August 30, 2011

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Seems like the Westside has picked up on an interesting trend; the mingling of two different businesses together. From my experience, it’s usually the pairing of a cafe with some retail business, and there’s a few good examples of that around town. Now just across the road from breakfast royalty is the very girly, rather twee […]

The Village Larder

August 29, 2011

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En route home to Melbourne, I’d very strategically planned a pit stop at the very sweet looking town that is Woodend. Why? Because the sun was out, I wanted to stretch my legs and cue drum roll: it is home to The Village Larder (81 High Street, Woodend VIC). As you should know, food is […]

The Dispensary Enoteca

August 27, 2011

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Every now and then, this city girl needs to take a break from all the traffic and dramas of city living. So it was on a typically grey overcast winter’s day that I packed my bags, boarded a vline train out of Southern Cross Station and bid a nonchalant farewell to Melbourne – a least for […]

Digital photography – why aren’t I seeing the benefits?

August 23, 2011

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One could argue that it’ll be because I’m not doing it right. Perhaps so. But I suspect that I’m not alone wondering why, amongst all my thousands upon thousands of digital snaps, can’t I find more good enough photos to collate a decent coffee table book? Of course I am being facetious, digital photography has many fantastic benefits […]

Desserts by Night

August 16, 2011

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It sounds so limiting doesn’t it, Desserts by Night (38 Edgewater Boulevard, Maribyrnong VIC), what about those poor sweettooths hanging out for a sugar hit in the afternoon? But then again, being tucked away in a new estate in suburbia, there will probably be limited custom during the daylight hours. Night time is the go! Especially over […]

Los Latinos

August 14, 2011

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Los Latinos (128 Mitchell Street, Maidstone VIC) is one of those places that Melbourne foodies love being the first to find. Unfortunately I cannot stake claim to that, being about a year old, this little gem on an otherwise derelict looking strip of shops already has a big following. More than 200 reviews on Urban […]

Lupino

August 11, 2011

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There aren’t many reviews out there on Lupino (41 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC) just yet because it’s still pretty much brand spankin’ new! Prior to visiting, all I was told was that it’s an Italian bistro. I can now confirm that it is indeed Italian and further, it hosts a small menu of pizza, pasta […]

Shanghai Street

August 9, 2011

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After sampling the real deal in Shanghai earlier this year, I’d near lost interest in Shanghai dumplings in the city. It was only after a friend’s friend’s recommendation (long story) that I came to try Shanghai Street (342 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC). Unlike most popular dumplings places though, this one is not found in […]

Station Hotel

August 5, 2011

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On my estimation, there will be three things wrong with the next sentence, let’s see if you can spot them all. Station Hotel (59 Napier Street, Footscray VIC) is a fabulously hip pub with superb food right at the doorstep of the western suburbs. A hip pub, great food in a ‘hotel’ and all in […]

Le Chien

August 2, 2011

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The recent write up from The Age gave me a timely nudge to visit Le Chien (5 Gamon Street, Seddon VIC). It’s French…for ‘the dog’. I might be taking a complete stab in the dark here, but perhaps a direct translation takes away some of the nuances or even some social context from the expression. […]