They do call us Mexicans – Touché Hombre (Melbourne)

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Melbourne CBD – It’s not to do with the fact that we live ‘South of the Border’. It’s not about Melburnians’ supposedly devil-may-care attitudes to driving. No, there’s a Mexican revolution happening in Melbourne. From high-end modern Mexican to Taco Trucks, Mexican food has been given a makeover, and it’s pretty. And fresh.

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Good Greek brekky – Demitri’s Feast (Melbourne)

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Richmond, Melbourne – Richmond is one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs and what a wonderful melting pot it is to explore. Swan Street, at its heart, is lined with what were once butcher shops, drapers, fruiterers and shoemakers, now converted into pilates studios, homewares stores and foodie haunts (such as this amazing burger joint.

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Hop to it! – Grasshopper’s Feast (Melbourne)

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Melbourne CBD – Ok, let’s play a quick hypothetical word association game. If I said “eggs”, and you responded with “no thanks”, I’d tell you to go back to bed and call me when you were feeling better. If you answered with “ooh scrambled please with a side of bacon and toast” I’d tell you to hop on down to Grasshopper’s Feast and chow down!

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Burger perfection – Huxtaburger (Melbourne)

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Collingwood, Melbourne – It’s an American style burger joint with a name reminiscent of Bill Cosby’s 80s hit sitcom family, so you’d be forgiven for thinking of ugly jumpers every time you order a burger here. But in modern day Collingwood, this place is a local institution, and any ugly jumpers you see are worn in an ironic fashion by the hipsters that frequent this joint. I heard people raving about these burgers for a good year before I finally tried them, but it was worth the wait and now I am a fully converted Huxtaburger disciple.

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Pabu Grill and Sake Bar (Melbourne)

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Not just your average Izakaya 

by Pauline

As a visitor to Melbourne, you will probably find yourself wandering along Bourke Street, perhaps strutting up Chapel Street, definitely meandering some laneways, and possibly marvelling at Brunswick Street.  However, for a real local feel, away from (most of) the tourists, I encourage you to check out Smith Street in Collingwood.  [Read more…]

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Melbourne’s best miso ramen – Little Ramen Bar (Melbourne)

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Melbourne CBD – I have had some pretty amazing ramen in my time. Sheltering from the chill of Japan’s Hokkaido ski fields after a morning hard at it on the snowboard, a big bowl of miso broth with handmade noodles is a big bowl of heaven.

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