HOT: Nam Loong, 223 Russell St, Melbourne

The best steamed buns in town (even better than Shark Fin House) come from Nam Loong. The location is not the most salubrious (next to Club X) and I wouldn’t choose to sit down for a meal in their dank greasy-spoon dining room, but as long you don’t venture past the glass case of steamed […]

HOT: Longrain, 44 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

My top three restaurant pet hates are: double sittings – you’re either eating really early, or really late. And most likely spending a large sum of money for the privilege of being kicked off your table or having to top up your energy reserves with pre-dinner and then feeling too bloated for sleep; no reservations […]

HOT: Tessuti Fabrics, 141 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Sydney’s venerable fabric shop Tessuti Fabrics have recently opened their first Melbourne store in amongst the galleries, artisans and designer ateliers of Flinders Lane. It’s a light and airy space containing a rainbow spectrum of fabrics, buttons, threads and finishings on every wall, plus an inviting wooden table piled with further inspiration in the form […]

HOT: Fitzroy Nursery, 390 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Joycey, Joycey, quite contrary, has does your garden grow? With a little bit of help from Fitzroy Nursery, my (ever-increasing) collection of twenty-five balcony pots have been happily providing my kitchen with fragrant herbs and crisp salad leaves, even during the frosty winter months. While the small plant punnets ($4.95) are not as cheap as […]

HOT: Salvos Store, 81 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford

I know, I know, I’m becoming obsessed with charity stores and cheap glassware. But how could I resist when I cycled past what appeared to be the Salvos Store flagship? Endless rooms and shelves and racks of mustiness and potential treasure! And treasure I did find: large swathes of fabric remnants, useful as jar covers […]

Ask the Doctor: Best Peking duck

Help me Doctor!: I have a craving for Peking Duck. Which restaurant does the best duck in Melbourne? – Michael S Your prescription: Rumour has it that the best Peking Duck can be found at Old Kingdom, 197 Smith St Fitzroy. Other Peking Duck establishments include: Flower Drum, 17 Market Lane, Melbourne (very nice, very expensive) and the […]

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