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BAR AMERICANO

After closing down the lauded Der Raum to start Gamsei, "a produce driven Der Raum 2.0" in Munich, Matt Bax has left Bar Americano (and soon to come Bar Economico) in its wake. But far from an ode to the...
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NEW KUM DEN

Located just off China Town’s main strip,  awaits Cantonese restaurant, New Kum Den. As I entered the venue, the resurgence of kitsch Chinese restaurants about town came to mind - which, for me, was...
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OMBRA SALUMI BAR

Ombra Salumi Bar is a fresh seedling with roots that run deep in hospitality culture. Having opened in November by Guy Grossi and managed by his son Carlo, the salumi bar next to Grossi Florentino, began...
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DOMINIQUE PORTET WINERY

There's nothing more romantic than a day spent ankle-deep in a vineyard, sipping on some of our state's finest. At Dominique Portet, this rural fantasy is only one hour away. Nestled deep within the Yarra...
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THE BRUNSWICK MESS HALL

The Brunswick Mess Hall opened last Wednesday night (16th of Jan) with a bang. Brunswick's first beer hall is a welcome new addition to Sydney Road's night life. The huge space has a communal feel and aims...
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BY DAY AND BY NIGHT

What do some of Melbourne's leading restaurants have in common with our favourite DC comic characters? No, they're not fighting off crime with their spatulas or turning potato sacks into capes. Across the...
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MELBOURNE’S BEST PIZZERIAS

I consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur of pizza, and find conventional take-away pizzerias to be pretty oily and tasteless, so I've decided to sort out the best from the rest and have compiled a list of...
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MELBOURNE’S BEST PIZZERIAS

I consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur of pizza, and find conventional take-away pizzerias to be pretty oily and tasteless, so I've decided to sort out the best from the rest and have compiled a list of...
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HOLA LOS HERMANOS!

Melbourne's newest installation to the Mexican food craze is Los Hermanos, an authentic Mexican taqueria with an injection of Brunswick edge. Los Hermanos opened last Monday, after what some have called...
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REVIEW: CLAREMONT TONIC

When I think of eating Asian food, I think of Asian restaurants that are decorated in various shades of red or gold, food that is served by chefs who don't bother with the concept of "plating" and the soft...
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REVIEW: WALLIS & ED

I’m all about the history of a venue and how I feel when I go into a place. So I was curious about the Wallis and Ed story. I knew that it used to be the Hard Rock Café, which I remember going to when I was...
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THE UNDERSTUDY LAUNCH

Through a concealed door off Exhibition St marked by flashing offset lights, stands 1806. I must’ve walked past it at least three times because to the left of the entrance is the stairway that takes you down...