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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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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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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Melbourne’s lesser known lane way – Equitable Place

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Melbourne, CBD – Friends from interstate are visiting and I need a place we can meet centrally to grab a bite together that unabashedly says “Melbourne”. Degreaves St comes to mind but, as is the case in many ‘iconic’ (tourist trap) locales, quality food can be hard to find.

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