Recipe: No Way Frosé. Yes Way Prosé!


Handpicked Wines have come up with an alternative to 2016’s much-hyped frosé. Their version gives Prosecco its time in the spotlight (or in the blazing Melbourne summer sunshine as it were). It’s *so* easy to recreate at home as a grown up dessert and the drop dead gorgeous garnishes make […]

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Where to Celebrate Pisco Sour Day 2017 in Melbourne


Our Peruvian friends celebrate National Pisco Sour Day annually on the first Saturday of every month. And with the BOM forecasting mid-30s weather tomorrow, we should get in on the bounty of refreshment that this classic tipple offers up as well. The cocktail possesses that holy combination of zingy citrus, […]

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6 New Melbourne Bars: February 2017


All the tasty newness in the local bar scene now. — 1. Wolfe and Molone An early love of the bottled stuff sparked sisters Tanya and Monique to open the very first wine bar in Bentleigh. Buy something pretty to take away or (our preference) sit in with their mac’n’cheese […]

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Upcoming Events: February 2017


Where did January go? Somewhere along with our misguided resolutions I expect. Don’t let February get away from you; here’s our top ten hand-picked things to do in Melbourne this month (in handy dandy date order)… – 1. 1961 Cocktail Party In Rome In what is set to be a […]

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All of the New Wine Bars in Melbourne


ReWine Nothing beats a wine plus a whine after having “a DAY”. So here are the newest Melbourne wine bars in which to seek grapeness. Originally published on The Urban List. — Rooftops are heating up, but for our money 2016 has been the Year of the Wine Bar. You can’t […]

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15 New Melbourne Bars: January 2017


1. Good Heavens Fancy Hank’s BBQ joint has claimed to old Tuscan space atop their restaurant and has newly devoted it to becoming a little slice of Miami in the CBD (pictured above). Level 2, 79 Bourke Street, Melbourne – 2. Pinball Paradise Island Somewhere’s hidden new sister bar is […]

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Now Open: Good Heavens | Melbourne CBD


Melbourne’s bar scene is looking up. This year we’ve embraced all things rooftop. Blame it on the (lack of) rain or climate change perhaps. The latest venue to get into the elevated alfresco scene is Good Heavens. Fancy Hank’s BBQ joint has claimed to old Tuscan space atop their restaurant and has […]

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Now Open: Queen of the South | Prahran


This stretch of Chapel Street is certainly not short on Mexican joints. Yet there’s a new place looking to reign over Fonda, Jalisco, Amigos and their ilk. Queen of the South has arrived and is housed in a space that was formerly Hey Gringo (another Mexican place, but don’t be […]

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New Bars: December 2016


Add these brand new establishments to your Summer bar hit list. – Rooftop at QT Melbourne’s love of rooftop establishments continues unabated. Sip gussied-up G&Ts 11 floors above ground at QT’s new Rooftop Bar (pictured above) while surrounded by the city, Tait furnishings and strains of house and disco. 133 […]

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