HOT: Sunshine Social, 64 Glengala Rd, Sunshine West

Sunshine Social repurposes a former service station into a barbecue restaurant and bar inspired by Melbourne’s classic charcoal chicken shops. During balmy weather, the beer garden is a great place to hang out. There are picnic tables bedecked with jaunty yellow umbrellas and sheltered under the eaves where the petrol bowsers used to be.  For kids there’s […]

HOT: Xuan Banh Cuon, 232 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine

Eating out in multicultural Sunshine can be a little overwhelming if you don’t have a recommendation. Luckily for me, the path to Xuan Banh Cuon has been trodden by some of my favourite food bloggers – Footscray Food Blog, Consider the Sauce and Melbourne Gastronome. Add my voice to their chorus because the banh cuon […]

HOT: Sunshine Pho Fever, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2014, Sunshine

Pho is pho is pho – right? WRONG. This Vietnamese rice noodle soup is a dish which many people hold dear to their hearts. Everyone has their favourite haunts and a discussion about where in Melbourne to find the best pho in Melbourne leads to much passionate and parochial debate. My Vietnamese friends always maintain that […]

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