Mixed Gyros ($24)

YIAMAS GREEK RESTAURANT

Australia may have one of the oldest cultures in the world, but modern Australia is a relative baby of a country, still working on its traditions and identity. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Being somewhat of a blank slate meant that over its lifetime, it has picked up bits and pieces from cultures all around the globe, thanks to the vibrant community built [...]
Kalamaki ($4.5ea)

BAHARI THE HELLENIC PALATE

Although it should be right up my alley, I never got into the Masterchef series. Aside from the occasional snippets glimpsed at the gym, the only time I’ve really properly watched Masterchef was during the third season, but I had an ulterior motive. Billy Law, who at the time was still a relatively new and unknown food blogger, happened to be a favourite of mine, [...]
The Spartan (wrap $11.5; open platter $13.5)

MEAT IN THE MIDDLE

I took my sister out for dinner last night at the brand new burger and souvlaki bar in Glen Waverley – Meat in the Middle. In this case, the name more or less does say it all. Despite being a restaurant, the fit-out is leaning towards spartan, as almost half the space is dedicated to smoking and sizzling meats. You order at the counter, but [...]
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GAZI

So apparently I thought that we would just be able to waltz into Gazion a Friday afternoon, without a booking, and get a table for two. In my defence, I keep forgetting that full time work means that we can no longer get to dinner at 5:30. And c’mon, George Calombaris isn’t THAT popular, is he? If you’re familiar with two of Georgie’s other restaurants, [...]
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JIMMY GRANTS

Will the man never stop? At barely 35 years of age, George Calombaris (aka Georgie) has already has a string of successful restaurants under his belt, not to mention being the adorable co-host of Masterchef. Eager to expand his empire, he’s now turning his hand to cheap and homely Greek food, serving up souvlakis, salads, and other nibbles at his newest restaurant, Jimmy Grants. It [...]
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KALAMAKI

I was ready to hate Kalamaki before we even stepped foot inside. Why? Because it was standing where Aspro Ble, one of my favourite restaurants in town, used to be. Yes yes, I know it’s unfair to be biased like this but, old affections die hard. I was ready to hate Kalamaki before we even stepped foot inside. Why? Because it was standing where AsproBle, [...]