HOT: Motorhome Majestic, 238 Union Rd, Ascot Vale

The brains behind Grand Trailer Park Taverna and Truck Stop Deluxe have pulled up into Ascot Vale with another vehicle themed burger joint – say hello to Motorhome Majestic, Union Road! At the entrance the back of a classic Jayco Silverline caravan takes pride of place and inside you’ll find more caravan-themed paraphernalia, from bench […]

HOT: 1565 Gelateria, 3 Gower St, Kensington

Finally the west side of Melbourne gets some decent gelato thanks to 1565 Gelateria in Kensington. Judging by the weekend mobs it’s been a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. 1565 Gelateria is named after the year that gelati was supposedly invented in Florence. This Italian family-run business also make their gelati on site using traditional Italian […]

HOT: Up In Smoke, 28 Hopkins St, Footscray

It’s been with great interest that I’ve been watching the transformation of Up In Smoke from plumbing supply shop to barbecue restaurant…and today I finally got to have a taste of what’s in the works. The restaurant opened today with a soft launch truncated menu. The official launch is not till Thursday when they wheel out their […]

HOT: Miinot Gelato, 71 Melville Rd, Pascoe Vale South

Melbourne heat wave = daily gelati tasting. And while Miinot Gelato is hidden away in Pascoe Vale South it’s well worth the trip. If you’re local, lucky you! The tiny shop is on a main road but not really close to anything else – no cafes or shops near it. Nevertheless, on my arrival there […]

HOT: The Epicurean Red Hill, 165 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South

Red Hill Epicurean is a large gourmet food destination focusing on the Mornington Peninsula’s producers and vineyards and it’s a must-do if you love good food and wine. The site spans two venues – the spectacular atrium ‘The Shed’ housed in the former Red Hill Cool Store and framed by large timber columns from an old […]

HOT: Slice Girls West, 4 Yewers St, Footscray

Slice Girls West is an offshoot of the CBD’s popular pizza parlour Slice Girls and their new Footscray digs continues its formula for good, cheap pizza with a bit of cheeky zig-a-zig-ah! The entrance to the cafe/pizzeria is hidden down a unprepossessing alley and is marked by small sign inviting you to ‘slice up your […]

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