HOT: Red, Melbourne Theatre Company, Sumner Theatre, 140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank

I am not a fan of Mark Rothko. However, there is a Rothko print hanging in my loungeroom because RM is a fan of Rothko. Which is also how we came to be in the audience for Red, Melbourne Theatre Company‘s production of the Tony award winning play by John Logan with Colin Friels starring as […]

NOT: A Caterpillar’s Dream, Shop 4, 26 Princess St, Kew

A Caterpillar’s Dream is a glass-fronted cafe that looks out onto a supermarket carpark while the interior design is pretty non-descript standard-issue cafe style. The menu states that their dream is ‘[to] transform successfully like most caterpillars do, [so] we will see more butterflies soaring in the sky, and the whole world will become better…’ […]

HOT: Grub Food Van, 87-89 Moor St, Fitzroy

As far as food trends go, food trucks are almost passe in Melbourne these days. So yes, while Grub Food Van has a kitchen inside a van, it’s a food truck which stays put and thus has some advantages over its competitors. Specifically, staying in one spot means that it’s been able to put down […]

HOT: Leo’s Fine Food and Wine, 26 Princess St, Kew

Kat from Spatula Spoon and Saturday has been hassling me for months about visiting Leo’s Fine Foods. She described it as ‘Simon Johnson at supermarket prices’ where you could stock up on gourmet products in a place that was still affordable enough to do your weekly shop. Leo’s is effectively two supermarkets housed in one […]

HOT: La Luna Bistro, 320 Rathdowne St, Carlton North

It’s the last week of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and if you haven’t already make sure you make a booking for Restaurant Express, where you can partake in a great value lunch with some of Melbourne’s (and regional Victoria’s) top restaurants. Gourmet Chick and I whittled down our shortlist to the $35 2 […]

HOT: The Peony Pavilion, National Ballet of China, Arts Centre Melbourne,

The Peony Pavilion is an intricate classical Ming Dynasty tale about love lost and found and the story of The Peony Pavilion has now been brought to the dance stage by National Ballet of China. They are performing exclusively in Australia with National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra for five performances only at the Arts Centre Melbourne.  Thanks […]

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