Porco Patate ($22)

POSTMISTRESS

Frankly, I don’t know how anyone can stomach dining with me. I will always passive-aggressively insist on picking the restaurant (after falsely offering the privilege of choice to my unfortunately companion), and as soon as something has been agreed on, I will go ahead and change my mind to something entirely different. This will occur approximately once a day until the day of the meal, [...]
Cheese Slice ($5)

TAKEAWAY PIZZA

Out of all the restaurants I’ve left behind in Melbourne, one of the ones I miss the most is Dexter. I’ve never come across anything quite like it before, and I’m basically obsessed with their amazing take on American BBQ. So it would come as no surprise that on a recent weekend trip to Melbourne, I made a beeline for the Takeaway Pizza, the sophomore [...]
Siciliana ($18)

CANTINA CENTRALE

I have a new beau, and his (or her – it is the 21st century after all) name is Italian Food. I’ve always known about the merits of pasta and pizza, but I’ve never really given much thought to the cuisine in general. But really, the stuff is right up my alley – beautifully fresh ingredients cooked up simply but elegantly, aka the pinnacle of [...]
(5) Pizza

LIEVITA

Does anyone remember those Pizza Hut buffets there enjoyed a brief window of glory in the late 90s and early 00s? As a child, it seemed like there was nothing more glorious; pizza that never ran out? What is this magic?! Unfortunately, on the one occasion I went, ready to stuff my stomach with at least 7 kinds of pizza that my parents never bought, [...]
Friulano ($16)

BEER WINE AND CALZONE

... aaaaaand we’re back to your regularly scheduled blogging! As much as I enjoyed (and needed) that time away, I have to say I missed the huge variety of food that blogging affords me. And it wasn’t until this trip that I realised just how important it is to me to be able to have some good, simple Western food when I feel like it. [...]
Dips and Bread to Share (Hummous/ Labne/Baba Ghannjou)

MAMA MANOUSH

One of the best things about a new workplace – aside from learning all the new pharmacy things – is making new friends. New friends who love to eat, and who are ready to recommend their own cast of favourite restaurants. The recommendation for Mama Manoush comes from the lovely Nadera, who’s proven that she has pretty great taste in food. Combine that with an [...]