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GO CRAZY AT KONG BBQ

After teasing us with some of the delicious delights from the pop up at Rue & Co, Kong BBQ is opening this Friday night at 599 Church Street, Richmond. The much anticpated restaurant is brought to you...
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FEAST OR FAMINE

There are times when you attend events you have the chance to rub shoulders with the stars. However, every now and then you meet someone unexpected who just inspires you. I met Penny, a retired food writer,...
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OLA! COOKING WITH TEQUILA

Think Tequila and think salt and a wedge of lemon? Well think again! Did you know that Tequila can be used in a variety of recipes to make a dish taste extra special? We spoke with the makers of Tequila Blu to...
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PIDAPIPO

A method spurred by history. A business inspired by family. Melbourne is well known for its love of gelato, so lovers of this authentic Italian dessert will be pleased to hear of the arrival of...
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RICE WORKSHOP: LAUNCH NIGHT

As far as launches go, the opening of Rice Workshop resembled something more of a cosplay convention than a restaurant opening. The spectacle of Harajuku Girls (and Boys) originates from Harajuku district of...
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ART + SCIENCE = TIA MARIA

In much the same way that you wouldn't expect a coffee liqueur and ginger beer to make much of a drink but end up pleasantly surprised, the re-branding of Tia Maria could be best described as a collaboration...
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THE BLUE ROOM BY ABSOLUT

Absolut put the 'Art' into party last week as it transformed new Melbourne hot spot, The Manhattan Lounge, for an Australian first initiative called The Blue Room by Absolut. The Blue Room saw influential...
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STATE OF GRACE

In a city where the bar and restaurant culture is among the best in the world, it is hard for a new comer to stand out. State of Grace, Melbourne's latest entry into the food and drink scene, left a...
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REVIEW: THEIC TEA BAR

Tea lovers rejoice! The opening of Theic Tea Bar in Collingwood has brought speciality tea to the fore of Melbourne's cafe scene, with an establishment dedicated to the wonders of tea. Opened by Nathan...
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WHO’S YOUR SHANDONG MAMA?

Dumplings have become an institution in Melbourne for the young and old – from the cheap and “dirty” dumplings of Shanghai Dumplings which caters for the masses of hungry uni students, to the elegant...
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1806 WINS 2 BAR AWARDS

Iconic Melbourne bar, 1806, won two Bartender Magazine Bar Awards recently, after being nominated for an unprecedented 7 Bartender Magazine Bar Awards. Owner, Lisa Kelly, and the teams at 1806 and The...