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Issue #2 | July 2015 | Free! beateats.com.au


Contents 8bit

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THE ASTOR & THE ROVING MARROW

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Editor’s Note:

CABINET BAR & BALCONY

Winter has come, and so has Beat Eats issue 2. We’ve eaten our way through Melbourne, from north to south and we even took a gander out west, all to find the best of the best. This is a 7 curated guide to the best food and drink around, which covers all tastes, all prices, and both sides of the Yarra. Plus there is 8 even something for your vegan, gluten free, lactose intolerant friend. We’ve got cheap pre-gig eats to fabulously fancy food, and we’ve even got all of your burger cravings handled. Virginia 9 Woolf once said “one cannot think well, love well, and sleep well, if one has not dined well.” So do what the woman says and 10 go forth and eat!

THE CARLTON

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THE CURTIN

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GIDDYUP MULE

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LUCKY COQ

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MANTRA LOUNGE

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TINDER TO MENULOG IN THREE EASY STEPS

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MJR TOM

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PÁLINKA BAR & KITCHEN

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RED SPICE QV

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SAUCED PASTA BAR

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‘WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS?’ MORNING BRUNCH CAN MAKE THE PAIN STOP

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SHAW DAVEY SLUM

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aVIARY HOTEL BRIDIES BRUNSWICK BURMA LANE

SHIZUKU RAMEN

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SIR CHICORY ST CLAIRE’s sanctioned DIGESTIVE PARLOUR AT PUBLIC BAR

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THE SPOTTED MALLARD

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THE WILDE

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creamy vegan chai ice cream recipe

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cheap chow

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PHOTOGRAPHY Cover, and venue/food photography by Courtney King hello@courtneyking.com @courtneykingphoto www.courtneyking.com Burma Lane/Red Spice QV photos by Anja Barišić Additional The Astor & The Roving Marrow photos by Lucas Allen

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8bit

www.eat8bit.com.au / ph. (03) 9687 8838

Train: Footscray station, Sunbury, Williamstown & Weribee lines

Photos: Courtney King

8bit has officially taken over Footscray. Their burgers have hunger punters flocking all the way from Abbotsford to Brighton and everywhere in between. The venue offers a new spin on a classic American diner, combining video game decor with a menu full of addictive burgers, dogs and milkshakes. Hamburgers, Milkshakes, Fries and Hotdogs!

8 Droop Street Footscray

11am - 11pm everyday

Even on a quiet day the queues stretch around the corner. But don’t be intimidated by the line; there are enough staff on hand to keep the wait time minimal without having to compromise on quality. Although it’s the most basic offering on the wildly varied menu, the 8bit with cheese is an apt showcase of the joint’s culinary expertise. It comes armed with mustard, pickle and red onion, which generate a mouth-watering tang and delightfully interact with the rich beef patty. Pair that burger with a side of evenly-salted, beer battered fries and you’re in for a treat. Personally, we recommend that you dunk them in mayo too. If you’re not into the whole meat thing, the I up mushroom burger should more than satisfy. I know, we’ve all seen B E A T

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mushrooms substituted for meat before, but at 8bit they crumb the giant Portobello mushrooms, giving the burger an extratempting edge. 8bit also boasts a rotating milkshake menu, each modelled after a popular snack food. We went with the Oreo shake, which provided a delicious dairy fix, full of creamy vanilla flavour and sweet chunks of Oreo that added a lively texture. If straws aren’t for you, they’ve also got a wide range of soft serve cones to bring out the child inside. 8bit is a wise choice when in need of a hangover cure, as well as a good place to relax with friends or family.

Editor’s pick

8bit With Cheese Can’t beat the old classic.

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PG. 5


The Astor & The Roving Marrow www.theastorcarlton.com.au / ph. (03) 9347 7419

Tram: Routes 1, 6, 8

Photos: Courtney King and Lucas Allen

My grandma would lose her shit if she knew I voluntarily ate chicken liver parfait. That woman has been trying to feed me her European food for two decades, but for whatever reason, I’ve flat out refused. However, when this fascinating meal was put in front of me at The Roving Marrow, I was intrigued. And it was fucking delicious. THE FRESH FACE OF LYGON ST, CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN FOOD

418 Lygon St Carlton

Mon - Tue 11am - 10pm Wed 11am - 11pm Thu - Sat 11am - 1am Sun 11am - 10pm

PG. 6

Located inside The Astor, The Roving Marrow is like Mad Men season seven but with way more class. The furnishings are slick and minimalistic, and dare I say, funky. The Roving Marrow do European yum cha-style offerings – trolleys of intense looking food travel around the room stimulating your eyes and taste buds. Go on, try the sea bounty mussel and kimchi pancake. It goes really well with a Bloody Mary, as do the kale chips and the braised oxtail broth. Oh, and don’t ignore the short rib dumplings, because those things are outrageous. But hey, if you aren’t ready to make your European grandma proud then why not gorge yourself on the bar food, which is still smashingly delicious. Chow down on a hot dog while you work out which of the ten tap beers you’d like to try. Or if beer ain’t your bag, B E A T

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then settle in with a cocktail or five. The G & Tea is a crazy-good reinterpretation of the classic using kombucha tea instead of tonic. There’s also a range of platters to share with your mates. The ocean platter is light; the charcuterie platter, which has that amazing liver parfait, is a bit heavier; and the cheese platter is the perfect way to end an evening. Who cares if you’re on a diet? Throw that silly rule book out the window. As Mark Twain once said, “Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”

Editor’s pick

Short Rib Dumplings How dumplings should always be made. Incredible.

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Aviary Hotel www.aviaryhotel.com.au / ph. (03) 9428 7727

Train: North Richmond station, South Morang & Hurstbridge lines / Tram: Route 109

Photos: Courtney King

In the heart of little Saigon there is a pub, and in this pub is a burger, and in this burger are three different cheese croquettes. And it tastes phenomenal. This is a joint to come to with your best friend or your long term partner, because it’s fancy enough to make it seem like you’re putting in special effort, yet casual enough that you can talk loudly about inappropriate things while taking selfies and photos of your meal. STYLISH GASTROPUB & HUGE BEER GARDEN

271 Victoria Street Abbotsford

12pm - 1am EVERYDAY

If you’re with mates and feel like sharing then grab a bunch of the small plates, like the pulled pork tacos or a couple of haloumi sliders. And don’t forget a jug of Pimm It To Me or a Tequila Mocking Bird cocktail. If you’re feeling fancy and like to live on the edge then get yourself the steak tartare; it’s a hard thing to do well but the Aviary get it just right and when you take a mouthful of their raw meat it’s truly blissful. However if raw meat ain’t your bag then jump on board the mussel train. Stocked high with Spring Bay mussels drenched in a white wine and garlic sauce, at $15 for a massive bowl it’s a fucking steal. If you don’t have a best friend or a long term lover to share with there’s no need to feel bad; just jump on tinder, swipe right B E A T

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to life and meet them in the bar by the DJ booth. If your date goes exceptionally well then why not balance out the booze and indulge in the late night menu? Available from 10.30pm it’s is a nifty range of nibbles, like the New York cheeseburger, the pork carnitas sandwich with spicy slaw or a kransky hot dog. All late night menu items are ten bucks a pop and you can grab them until late every Friday and Saturday. Oh, and they’ve got your Sunday session covered with two for one espresso martinis and $18 cocktail jugs. If you want a fun and fine dining experience without the stuffy pretentiousness, swoop on down to the Aviary.

Editor’s pick

Three Cheese Croquette Burger The more cheese the merrier. Cheese is your friend. Cheese loves you. Cheeeeeese.

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Bridies Brunswick www.bridiesbrunswick.com.au / ph. (03) 9387 2600

Train: Jewell station, Upfield line / Tram: Route 19

Photos: Courtney King

It’s hard to summarise the specialty at Bridies Brunswick. In some respects, the Irishinspired destination is an old fashioned family friendly pub, with multiple sports screens, comfy seating and a fireplace. It’s also a popular party spot, hosting a range of themed dance parties and live music every Friday/Saturday night, targeted at the over 28s. But just one look at the menu proves they ain’t messing around when it comes to food. TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB

cnr of Sydney & Brunswick rd Brunswick

Sun - Thu 11am - 11pm Fri - Sat 11am - 3am

PG. 8

The vastness of the menu is eyebrowraising, but there’s nothing show-offy about it. That is, except for the generous sized portions. In a nod to the head chef’s Indian heritage Monday night is curry night: there’s four varieties to choose from, and it’s all-you-can-eat for just $9.90. Meanwhile on Wednesday night the parmas are $4.50 and on Friday night the steaks are just $5.95. For Friday lunch, they offer similarly ridiculous specials on bangers’n’mash, fish’n’chips and the club sandwich, as well as the steak and parma deals. Fittingly, all day Sunday you can take your pick between roast lamb, beef or pork, all for $9.99. Given these prices, apprehensions are certainly justified. Though, upon tucking into a thick chicken parma, topped with ham, cheese and Napoli sauce (and B E A T

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accompanied by a side of chips and salad), all our worries quickly dissipated. The same goes for the 250gram porterhouse steak – we had ours medium rare, garnished with mushroom gravy, and such was the quality of meat that it disappeared from the plate in an alarming hurry. I imagine you’re still anticipating some fantasy-blunting small print to appear. But to take advantage of these specials all you’ve got to do is pair your meal order with a drink of any variety. Also on the menu are pub favourites shepherd’s pie, beef and Guinness Irish stew, BBQ ribs, and a jam-packed beef burger. Plus, there’s several deviations from standard pub fare, such as lamb souvlaki, Irish nachos and lemon and garlic salmon.

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Editor’s pick

The Full Traditional Chicken Parmigiana

$4.50 on Wednesdays, but worth having any day.


Burma Lane www.burmalane.com.au / ph. (03) 9615 8500​

Train: Parliament station / Tram: Routes 86, 96, 11, 48, 12, 109

Photos: Anja Barišić

If you’re ever walking down Little Collins Street looking for a dish to wipe away the cobwebs from the night before, take a detour into Burma Lane. They’re awfully nice people, and their tucker isn’t all that bad either. contemporary Australian take on the best of Burmese cuisine

118 Little Collins St Melbourne ​cbd

Mon - Fri 12 - 3pm, 5pm- late Sat 5pm - late

There’s not an overwhelming supply of Burmese cuisine in Melbourne. But fresh, vibrant and packing quite the punch, this section of the world houses a unique melting pot of flavours, adopting elements from China, India and Thailand, with a little dose of the West. The consuming culture in Burma is highly communal. There’s an extensive menu of meat, poultry and vegetable dishes, all of which is designed for diners to dip into multiple plates. In the restaurant’s own words, “at Burma Lane, we’ve tried to re-create the buzz and excitement of an Asian market, but with a more refined atmosphere and the addition of some European style elements to the food”. Dining is most certainly a social event here, and they’ve paired a banquet style menu with a carefully curated beverage selection to get your pulse pumping. B E A T

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Drop by during the week for a cheeky lunch special (the lunch banquet contains two main courses for an impressive $22, or three for $29), or sink your teeth into one of their pre-theatre delights (same, but different). Their signature dish? The potato and spicy shredded lamb cakes, served alongside a minty yoghurt. The team understand the importance of liquid refreshment and the wine list features a heady mix of plonk from across Australia with a couple of European guests. Meanwhile, the cocktail menu will put more than a few hairs on your chest. Opt for the On The Way To Mandalay, which artfully blends tequila, coconut, jackfruit and lime. Oh, and you can also BYO on Mondays.

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Spicy Chicken Wings With Burmese Slaw *drool.*

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Cabinet Bar & Balcony www.cabinetbar.com.au / ph. (03) 9654 0915

Train: Flinders Street station / Tram: Routes 1,3A, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72

Photos: Courtney King

There’s a special kind of magic about Cabinet Bar & Balcony. It’s not only a place where you can seal a big business deal, its also somewhere you can stay late into the night yelling, “Shots, shots, shots”. Every time you wander down Rainbow Alley it feels like you’re in on a secret. As you climb the stairs and see photos of Cabinet regulars smiling down at you, it begins to feel like home. Welcoming laneway space reminiscent of a softly lit Parisian night spot

11 Rainbow Alley Melbourne CBD

Mon - Fri 12pm - late sat - sun 2pm - late

PG. 10

In spite of its CBD location, Cabinet is a great place for a first date, a long lunch or even a hazy night of cocktails and romance. While the speciality is the extensive cocktail list, it’s perfectly matched by a menu of flatbread pizzas and tapas. The cocktail list is immense, but if you’re not sure what to order, the legendary bar staff will be able to create something based on your tastes. Perhaps Cabinet’s most unique feature is the balcony. Overlooking Swanston Street, it’s the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by. Hot tip: even on a winter’s day, it’s a popular spot, so it’s best to book ahead. The venue itself is cosy, intimate and moody with retro Parisian furnishings that make it easy to sit for hours in blissful enjoyment. If you’re heading out to a show or concert, B E A T

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Cabinet’s a great place for a pre-gig feed. The flatbreads are out of this world, with simple toppings such as Cajun chicken, mango, red onion and aioli, or my personal favourite, pulled pork, onion, bocconcini, smokey BBQ sauce and shaved apple. Both go flawlessly with a glass of $10 mulled wine. Lunchtimes in the sun are a different bag, though, and we’d recommend the eggplant chips to accompany your peoplewatching. Be careful of going to Cabinet Bar & Balcony, because you’ll never want to leave.

Editor’s pick

Eggplant Chips Holy shit. Order these every time you go, they please even the fussiest eater.

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The Carlton www.thecarlton.com.au / ph. (03) 9663 3246

Train: Flinders Street station, Parliament station / Tram: Routes 1, 3A, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72

Photos: Courtney King

This inner city venue has been a Melbourne favourite drink spot for years. Everyone has a story about The Carlton, but generally the look on people’s face is one of surprise when you tell them they happen to have a damn fine dining section to the side of their main bar. Wildly decadent and dimly lit space overseen by Wally The Ostrich and Gerald the Giraffe

193 Bourke St MELBOURNE CBD

MON - WED 3PM - LATE THURS - SUN 12PM - VERY LATE

It’s got a great range of old pub favourites on the menu, and considering how easy it is to get to – there’s no real reason why you couldn’t make your next pre-night out meal start up in one of the warm candlelit booths. Come in and grab a perfectly cooked steak, a massive parma, or heck – their entree menu is full of tasty, curious snacks that go perfectly with friends over a cold beer. The pork belly is absolutely divine. Served with deep fried potato dumplings, the pork is served in two shares which you can either hog to yourself or split with a friend. The crackling brings back that feeling of home-salted pork roast, while the fat has a hot, sticky texture that coats itself on the walls of your mouth leaving it watering in glee. The spicy tomato tartare crackers with basil, goat’s cheese and dehydrated olives leave the mouth feeling like it’s been drenched in a fancy salsa – creating a B E A T

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rich but smoothly balanced tomato flavour that’s incredibly moreish. The main meals will sort you out for the night – we’re talking pub favourites such as burgers, parmas and steaks all in generous servings that promise bang for your buck. Case and point, the chicken breast parma is about the size of an adult’s head (and tastes better, too). The 250g sirloin steak however, will set you straight – the serving is huge, the red wine jus complements the meat and the greens well (it’ll paint your ‘stash browny red if you’re not careful), and – if eaten medium rare – will have that light buttery tinge that brings out the smooth, steaky flavour of the meat. Big eats, big drinks, and with The Carlton being so local, it’d be criminal not to at least check out the pork belly.

Editor’s pick

Spicy Tomato Tartare Crackers A crackin’ good time.

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The Curtin www.johncurtinhotel.com / ph. (03) 9663 6350

Tram: Routes 1, 3A, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72

Photos: Courtney King

PUB, LIVE MUSIC VENUE, CRAFT BEER AND GOURMET BBQ COURTESY OF KITCHEN RESIDENTS: BLUEBONNET BBQ

29 Lygon St Carlton (City End)

Mon - Tue 3pm - late Wed 12 - late Thu - Fri 12 - 3am Sat 3pm - 3am Sun 3pm - 11pm

PG. 12

For years Melbourne music lovers have flocked to The Curtin to watch bands and smash beers. Now with Bluebonnet Barbecue taking up a six-month residency, the place has become a hotspot for slabs of delicious smoked meats. The menu offers an incredibly filling smorgasbord of beef, pork, sausage and salad – all the meats are delectably distinct, while being lean and easy to chew. The meal sizes are more than generous, meaning you won’t leave The Curtin feeling anything less than satisfied. Smoky meat is all the rage at the moment, but it’s rare to find it prepared by such talented hands. At Bluebonnet Barbecue, instead of relying on high amounts of spice or sauce, the meat’s soft, smoky character stimulates the natural richness lying inside. Adding a simple dash of salt and pepper to the skin, the meats exude a comforting flavour. While the softly textured meat barely gives resistance when devoured, it’s still very filling. Your options range from the Riverina Black Angus brisket, to the smoked Berkshire pulled pork and a range of sausages, all made daily. If you’re after something more adventurous, try the shitake mushroom and B E A T

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thyme filled chicken, the smoked porter braised beef cheek or the confit garlic and leek filled lamb belly. What really seals the deal, though, is the fact that the side dishes combine with the meats to create a palate-enriching flavour sensation. Even though the meat speaks volumes by itself, fusing it with the coleslaw or kipfler potato salad raises you satisfaction level right through the band room ceiling. Plus, if you’re feeling especially moreish, there’s garnishes of apple, mustard, crunchy potato bits and more, which all ensure dinner at The Curtin is one to remember. / /

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Hot Smoked Berkshire Pork Belly The meat is incredibly tender and perfectly fuses with any other flavours you want to throw in the mix. 100g $10 200g $20


Giddyup Mule www.giddyupmule.com.au / ph. 0405 788 253

Train: Yarraville station, Werribee & Williamstown lines

Photos: Courtney King

A new and inspiring concept has recently emerged in the heart of Yarraville. Last month, Giddyup Mule opened its doors – a delightfully re-furbished warehouse specialising in a delicious range of vegetarian and meat-based meals, and the ingenious addition of bike and gym facilities, complete with showers. Specialty coffee, kombucha on tap, fresh, healthy and exciting food

177 Stephen St Yarraville

MON - FRI 7AM - 4PM SAT 7.30AM - 4PM sun 8am - 4pm

The newly established hub is sure to take the area by storm. I mean, come on, not only can you handle your fitness requirements for the day, but you can then immediately reward yourself with an incredibly delicious meal. The décor at Giddyup Mule grabs you straight away. The outer walls feature rustic brickwork, while the interior is lined with sleek polished wood, creating a pleasing balance of old and new. The room is kept warm by a cosy fireplace in the corner, along with electric heating for the areas the fireplace can’t reach. The menu changes with the season and appeals to both sides of the carnivore versus herbivore debate. It also has paleo, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan options. There’s a wide range of daily specials, such as the truffled mushroom medley, which B E A T

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is incredible in both smell and flavour, and maintains excellent balance. For the carnivores, the delicious pulled pork cigars sit perfectly next to an carabi apple and walnut salad. The avocado smash is another big win for herbivores, featuring a hearty hit of feta, smoked tomato and egg, and an enlivening drizzle of kombucha vinaigrette. Drink-wise, not only do they have kombucha on tap (no kidding), but Giddyup’s coffee is a Yarraville exclusive. The reverently brewed, densely flavoured coffee is sourced from Axil roasters of Hawthorn. There’s also a selection of cakes supplied by Life Seeds in Torquay. I’m usually not much of a sweet tooth, but the selection of colourful raw cakes perfectly complemented the coffee.

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Editor’s pick

Bircher Muesli It’s got activated nuts, organic coconut water and it’s infused with their own Acai and berry co-yo. Fabulous.

$12

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Lucky Coq www.luckycoq.com.au / ph. (03) 9525 1288

Train: Prahran station, Sandringham line / Tram: Route 78

Photos: Courtney King

Since its inception in 2006, Lucky Coq has taken hold as a Chapel Street favourite for both afternoon punters and late night revellers. Aside from being a fantastic place to go out drinking the Coq offers a huge array of delicious pizzas – all cheap enough to leave you enough coin for an extra pint of craft beer. GOURMET PIZZAS, 13 TAPS AND A PLETHORA OF HOUSE INFUSED VODKA FLAVOURS

179 Chapel Street Windsor

mon - fri 11.30am - 3am sat - sun 12pm - 3am

PG. 14

In the best way, Lucky Coq like to keep it simple. With a focus on comfort, value and entertainment, it’s impossible to go wrong. Spread across two floors the space is filled with vintage couches, retro furnishings and eclectic artwork. It’s large enough to fit a group of mates at one of the communal tables, and cosy enough to tuck yourself away in a candlelit corner. Along with the food and drink there’s a pool table (free on Wednesdays), pinball machines and arcade games to keep you occupied. Also, an array of talented DJs keep things vibing every night, spinning everything from ‘70s disco to ‘90s hip hop, and the venue has a huge roster of events, including stand-up comedy, live music, trivia and an open air rooftop beer garden. The kitchen specialty is pizza, and they do a damn fine job of it too. Nothing tastes better than a bargain and at four dollars B E A T

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each, you’d be hard pressed to find a better tasting pizza in Melbourne. This means you’ll be able to try and share a multitude of the Coq’s creations, which range from the quintessential to the gourmet. The vegetarian Poncho pizza with beans, corn chips, jalapeños and sour cream is a sure favourite. If you’re after something more traditional, you can’t fault the Calabrese, which comes with tomato, mozzarella and salami. Made with thin home-mate bases and crispy crusts, Lucky Coq do pizza right. Naturally, they’ve curated a seasonal list of craft beer to complement it all, with selections from some of Australia’s best boutique breweries. All in all Lucky Coq has everything you need for a great night, all housed under one roof.

Editor’s pick

Caesar Pizza Crispy bacon, anchovies, egg, baby cos lettuce, parmesan, caesar dressing with a 2 Birds Taco Schooner. $12.50 combined

(during $4 pizza hours)

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Mantra Lounge www.mantralounge.com.au / ph. (03) 9036 2996

Tram: Routes 3, 3a, 5, 6, 64, 67, 72

Photos: Courtney King

A short walk from Melbourne University sits a converted terrace house, filled with healthy and delicious vegan food to stimulate the head and the heart. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also the best value feed you’ll find this side of the city. Vibrant, vegan cafe specialising in wholesome cuisine that doesn’t cost the earth

167 Grattan St Carlton

11AM - 8PM EVERYDAY

Stepping into Mantra Lounge a sense of calm washes over you. Situated in a leafy Carlton street, as you enter you’re greeted by a hand painted quote that reads, “The highest truth is reality distinguished from illusion for the welfare of all”. Clearly this is food with a conscience. Following the staircase to the top floor reveals a purpose built area with a peaceful view of heritage Melbourne architecture. The versatile space hosts weekly classes in meditation and vegan cooking as well as guest speakers – all of which include a free meal. It can also be booked free of charge for meetings and functions. The restaurant’s underlying ethos is that good food needn’t have a negative effect on the Earth. One glance at their nutritious and affordable menu proves that. With fresh ingredients and a rotating selection of soups and curries, the food at Mantra B E A T

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Lounge doesn’t just taste good but it makes you feel great too. Even the most steadfast carnivore would be won over by their meal deals: $7.95 gets you a main plus salad and dessert. The meals are also exceptionally generous in size, which ensures you won’t be leaving here hungry. Highlights include the fantastic vegan lasagne, a chickpea masala curry and an amazing sugar free ‘please-cake’ sweetened naturally with dates. The signature chai is second to none and paired with the moist sweet cakes, it makes a perfect choice for study breaks or catch-ups with friends. Mantra is also an excellent dinner location; staffed by a welcoming crew who contribute to the inviting atmosphere. Purveying vibrant dining options with a holistic philosophy Mantra Lounge is nothing but a winner.

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The Cakes And Chai Perfect for a cold afternoon.

Cake $5 Chai $3 PG. 15


Tinder to Menulog

in three easy steps

Thanks to the wonderful invention of smart phones, your next hot date is just a swipe right away. Here in 2015, it’s easy to instantaneously access more dick pics and duck faces than you could possibly desire, and then swiftly arrange to see that dick or duck IRL. The Great Melbourne Tinder Date has become a regular occurrence across the city’s bars and cafes, but these meetings can be disastrously awkward if the environment isn’t optimal. Finding the ideal venue is one thing if the date was arranged without the use of Tinder (yes, that still happens). Of course, it makes a significant difference when you’ve already met the person you’re seeking to charm. But if the liaison was solely instigated by that little orange flame on your handheld device, then finding the perfect first-date venue is crucial. Here are some things to consider for your next hot Tinder date:

By Madeline Snow

There’s a difference between sexy mood lighting and lighting designed to hide flaws. Remember, you’re about to spend at least half an hour with someone who’s only seen you in a coin-sized pixelated photo. So while you want the venue’s lighting to strike a mood, you also don’t want to be taken by surprise if things go really well, and it then turns out your date’s pre-coital good looks were largely a result of the Ikea candles surrounding them.

Who knows, your Tinder date might actually be spectacularly charming? Or even better, they might find you so charming that they promptly whisk you away to a bed of rose petals and champagne (we can dream). It’s important to opt for an environment that enables this connection. We’ve all been in bars that are seemingly opposed to conversation and feel it necessary to crank their favourite Spotify playlist at full volume. But even on a night out with your besties, intrusive background noise can ruin the occasion. So how the fuck are you going to learn whether your Tinder date is the one if your sharp wit and hilarious jokes are drowned out by Kanye’s latest single?

This should be obvious: don’t arrange a date in the same venue that your best buds go to for parma. It’s more than likely they’ll see you, laugh at you, then inform your date of how badly you handled your last breakup and that you threw up in a taxi last weekend. You don’t want that. The ideal venue should still be familiar, but not the place where the bartenders know your middle name.

For those of you still learning the nuances of the Tinder date, or those who are yet to have any fun on one, may these tips ensure your date doesn’t end after one glass of stale wine and some mediocre banter. So get your phones out and go forth, Melbourne. The dick pics and duck faces await you. PG. 16

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BEER. WHISKEY. RIBS. COCKTAILS. 421 RATHDOWNE ST, CARLTON THEBEAUFORT.COM.AU - PH. (03) 9347 8171


MJR Tom www.mjrtomcollingwood.com.au / ph. (03) 9419 8048

Tram: Route 86

Photos: Courtney King

Situated in the heart of Collingwood, the fantastically designed Mjr Tom has people talking for more reasons than snappy décor. A new arrival on the Smith Street culinary trail, Mjr Tom purvey fine food, coffee and booze at an affordable price. Fantastically designed new arrival on Smith Street’s culinary trail

108 Smith Street Collingwood

8AM - LATE EVERYDAY

PG. 18

As well as being a great place to grab a coffee or a beer, the brunch, lunch and dinner options are dangerously appealing. Plus if you’re eager for a late night caffeine hit, the espresso machine stays on until 1am. There’s a great selection of local craft beers on tap, with the focus on flavour rather than mass consumption. There’s also a bunch of tasty European imports, including the award winning Palm Beer, which goes down easy and has enough flavour to send you back to the bar for another. If drinking beer gives you anxiety about turning into your own father, then perhaps a drop of Yarra Valley cider sounds more appealing. But why stop at the light stuff? Mjr Tom also have a knack for mixology, and if you’re not working tomorrow, a night on the bourbon sours is highly recommended. Mjr Tom’s dazzling banana hot dog has B E A T

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garnered rave reviews from breakfast enthusiasts all over the inner north, but don’t let that distract you from the dinner menu. Not only are the meals affordable, but they’re also lavish in their own way. Case in point: the pork knuckle, which comes in at $22.50, can easily be shared with a friend and still leave you feeling full. The tender meat from the pork knuckle slinks right off the bone and proceeds to melt in your mouth. Like everything on the Mjr Tom menu, the best thing about the pork knuckle is that none of the flavours are at war with each other; they all sit in complementary union. It’s the hallmark of a well-made meal, so you should seriously consider getting your mouth around the pork knuckle next time you’re on Smith Street.

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Editor’s pick

Pork Knuckle It’ll punch you right in the sweet spot.

$22.50


Pálinka Bar & Kitchen www.palinka.com.au / ph. (03) 9041 4270

Tram: Route 112

Photos: Courtney King

On a generous corner of Brunswick Street sits the newly opened Pálinka Bar and Kitchen. What’s Pálinka you ask? For starters, it’s a pure European spirit, distilled from a range of stone fruits and berries. When served, however, it becomes so much more. A conversation starter, a refreshing concept and Eastern Europe’s best kept secret – until now. Traditional Hungarian spirits and cuisine with a contemporary twist

356 Brunswick St Fitzroy

Mon - Fri 5pm - LATE Sat - Sun 11.30am - LATE

Stepping into Pálinka Bar is like finding a hidden gem when diverting from the beaten path overseas. Rich with atmosphere, authenticity and homely warmth, the venue welcomes newcomers with open arms and a guiding hand. With a myriad of flavours on offer, the drink choices range from matured plums with a hint of spice, to gusto honey aged on quince. Truly, this is a drink that needs tasting for believing. Distilled without any additives or preservatives, the subtle aromas and complexities brilliantly shine through. Sip it slowly like a fine whiskey or shoot it down fast to feel the full fruity warmth – the choice is yours. The pálinka samplers come highly recommended, with each offering a curated introduction to the spirit. If there’s one thing the Europeans excel at, it’s cooking food to see you through the B E A T

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harshest of winters. The Pálinka kitchen reflects this, serving up rustic home style meals with a contemporary twist. Sharing plates include the amazing beef shank goulash and dalmatian meatballs with house made honey mustard sauce. For mains, the hand cut, tenderised schnitzels easily compete with the best in Melbourne. They also offer a delicious thrice cooked ham hock that falls straight off the bone. Complementing it all is a selection of premium Euro-beers, alongside a selection of craft creations and ciders. In true European style, one litre steins are also available.

Editor’s pick

Smoked Pork Hock Thrice cooked! Love a cut of meat that falls straight off the bone.

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Red Spice QV www.redspiceqv.com / ph. (03) 8660 6300​

Train: Melbourne Central station / Tram: Routes 1, 3A, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72

Photos: Anja Barišić

If you’ve dragged a poor soul out shopping with you the least you can do is treat them to a fantastic meal. With some of the best Asian flavours this side of the equator, Red Spice QV is the perfect way to apologise to your shopping accomplice. Not only do they specialise in fresh food but they also have an impressive collection of paintings from Melbourne artist David Bromley. Modern Asian cuisine with a Melburnian flavour

37 Artemis Lane Melbourne ​

Mon - Sat 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - late Sun 10.30am - 5.30pm, 6pm - late

PG. 20

For all those poor souls who’ve broken up with gluten, there’s a lengthy list of gluten-free items available – and believe it or not, they actually taste good. If you’re suffering from the winter time sniffles, do yourself a favour and tuck into a bowl of khao tom, which is a chicken rice soup with Chinese celery, coriander, green onion, bean sprouts and egg. It’s the best god damn chicken soup going ‘round – yes, even better than your mum’s. Another stand out is the pandan French toast with cinnamon, caramel, banana, smashed cashews and coconut ice cream. Though, it’s only available for Sunday brunch, which runs from 10.30am 5.30pm. This is also when you can find the famous pork belly with chilli caramel, apple slaw, and black vinegar. Additionally, B E A T

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the brunch menu includes a dazzling interpretation of sausage and egg muffins: steamed buns filled with sweet pork sausage, scrambled egg, cucumber pickle and coriander. Red Spice are pretty generous when it comes to sating your desire for a good hearty curry. You can take your pick between a hopping rabbit curry, a quacking bowl of duck or a your-kidding goat curry. If you’re in the mood for socialising you can seat yourself at one of the long timber communal tables, but if you’re not into sharing, why not head to the bar and drink in the action on Artemis Lane.

Editor’s pick

Khao Tom Eggs-actly what the doctor ordered.

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Sauced Pasta Bar www.saucedpastabar.com / ph. 1300 SAUCED

Train: Camberwell station, Lilydale, Belgrave & Alamein lines / Tram: Route 72

Photos: Courtney King

If you’re hankering for a hearty Italian feast and keen to enter a state halfway between carb-loaded stupor and nutritious satisfaction, then Sauced Pasta Bar is the place for you. After arriving on Chapel Street in 2013, Sauced recently launched their second venture in the middle of ever-hungry Camberwell. PASTA BAR FEATURING THE CLASSICS PLUS THEIR OWN GOURMET CREATIONS

700 Burke Road Camberwell

12pm - 9pm EVERYDAY

In recent years the c-word has inspired fear in the hearts and waistlines of many. As a result starchy produce has been shunned by the gluten intolerant and weight conscious, who’ve opted for healthier and pricier alternatives. The wholesome folk at Sauced don’t just value a hearty serving of this staple but they also proclaim the nutritional benefits of carbohydrates. The kitchen team cook everything to order. Plus all pasta is fresh daily, the sauces are pan built and they import only the finest Italian Grana Padana. Utilising these ingredients, they showcase the basics of Italian cuisine, while incorporating modern techniques and respecting the requests of the gluten averse. Gorge on a plate of guilt-free zucchini strips or tuck into a bowl of rigatoni, sans gluten. Whatever your B E A T

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indulgence, you’ll find what you’re after at Sauced. It’s as simple as choosing a base and smothering it in one of their 13 sauces. After something a little different? The 4Ps sauce is famous amongst the peckish. How about a rich blend of pumpkin puree, pine nuts, Persian feta and basil pesto, washed down by a $10 espresso martini, or a jug of sangria for just 12 bucks? Just what the doctor ordered. Oh, and be sure to take their advice – leave your whites at home. This one is going to be messy.

Editor’s pick

Any of the gluten free pastas. Because they deserve love too.

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MORNING BRUNCH CAN MAKE THE PAIN GO AWAY By Madeline Snow.

So, you did it again. Despite all those promises to quietly taxi home at 1am, or vows to not get topless just because Beyoncé was cranked up to 11... you did it again. But it’s all in the past now, and your only option is to keep your sunglasses on and hope that the pain soon subsides. But what if you don’t want to just passively tough it out. Isn’t there a quick and efficient way to recover from a long night of binge drinking and tabletop dancing? Surely there’s some alternative to popping a dozen valium and sleeping for a week. Well, as it turns out, there’s a solution to your seedy, regret-ridden state, and it comes in the form of extra-strong lattes, followed swiftly by Bloody Marys, smashed avo on crusty bread and a whole lot of cheese. A side of salty pork might also do you some favours. This combination of consumables should provide a competent solution to your post-party woes. It’s heavy on carbs, while light on sugar, plus it contains something that vaguely resembles vegetables and a healthy serving of grease, which will make the world OK again. Haloumi is an especially holy hangover cure, and it’s a perfect bacon substitute if meat ain’t your bag. However, if you’re a vegan, then I just can’t help you. Maybe try some hummus? Or a carrot? Things to avoid: eggs. Avoid all of them. Don’t let their wholesome, big breakfast association fool you into thinking they’re a good idea the morning after. Eggs might be fine on any other day, but their texture won’t do you any favours if you’re being punished for having too much fun. Plus, your poached eggs will seem like nothing more than a yellow money shot all over some sourdough toast. Gooey things and hangovers just do not work, OK. Trust me, don’t try it. Oh, and one other thing to avoid like the plague: children. In particular, screaming children. Yeah, yeah, inclusiveness should be encouraged in all public spaces, but having to endure a screaming child while feasting on brunch is a special kind of hell. So it’s best to steer clear of overly family friendly venues, as this term is synonymous with bad times. You’re now equipped with the know-how to make sure your next hangover is a brief one. Perhaps even book a table at Sunday brunch in advance, order an avo-smash with a side of mimosa, and forget all those crazy ideas of cutting back on the good times. PG. 22

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The Shaw Davey Slum www.theshawdaveyslum.com.au / ph. (03) 9079 2121

Tram: Routes 1, 8

Photos: Courtney King

In 1958 two commissioners named Shaw and Davey set out to demolish the parts of Carlton they declared slums. The folk behind The Shaw Davey Slum are a proud bunch and they’ve created a shining beacon of everything that’s great about this suburb. With one foot in the present and another in the past, there’s nothing slum-like about The Slum. A stylish foodie beacon paying homage to the Carlton of old and new

171-175 Elgin street Carlton

Mon - Sat 11am - 1am Sun 11am - 11.30pm

The first thing you’ll notice about The Slum is the imaginative interior design. From the minutest details, like gold foil flecking throughout the marble bar, to geometric zig-zags on the ceiling and ‘60s floral wallpaper – this place oozes lighthearted cool, which harks back to a time of promiscuous fun. It’s the perfect place to relax over a Sunday session or to drop in for lunch, dinner or a cheeky drink. Upstairs there’s a large open function space with a glass roof that lets the afternoon sun stream in. Everything on the menu is affordable, but The Slum don’t skimp on quality. The kitchen focuses on Australian favourites, with a modern twist. Sharing plates include baked potato skins covered with cheese, spicy buffalo wings and the delicious slow roasted pork belly with crispy crackling. B E A T

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For mains, the chicken parma is always a solid choice, and it’d be hard to beat the $10 grass-fed steak. For the adventurous there’s tender fried vegemite salt calamari and a vegan friendly zucchini & macadamia burger plated with brie and shoestring fries. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy a tasty trip down memory lane with the tim tam and mint slice cheesecake. Seasonal craft beers are on tap alongside a comprehensive list of wines, spirits and inventive cocktails that stick with the vintage Australian theme.

Editor’s pick

Fried Vegemite Salt Calamari Yes, you read correctly. It’s actually amazing.

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Shizuku Ramen & Craft Beer www.shizuku.com.au / ph. (03) 9995 8180

Train: North Richmond station, South Morang & Hurstbridge lines / Tram: Route 109

Photos: Courtney King

Leave your apprehensions at home, the chefs behind Shizuku Ramen have absolutely no time for the greasy mess of carcinogens that constitute the Asian dish gone wrong. Devoid of any nutritional value and inducing a state of inescapable fatigue, this is every Japanese ex-pat’s nightmare. CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE WITH A CREATIVE FLAIR, HOME OF THE RAMEN BURGER

309 Victoria St Abbotsford

11.30am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 10pm EVERYDAY

PG. 24

Pioneering the push for ramen-done-right, and pairing their foodstuffs with nearly one hundred imported craft beers, the friendly folk at Shizuku Ramen are liquid champions. Their signature ramen is brewed for an entire day before being ladled out alongside a hearty bottle of brown. Now we all know beer is one of those marvellous creations that retains appeal in pretty much every season. Alongside lagers and pale ales, the Shizuku Ramen drinks menu showcases a selection of darker brews and heartier ales that are perfect for the winter time. They’ve pulled in brews from as far away as Japan, Denmark, Scotland and Canada – and the wellinformed staff are on hand to deliver their recommendation. Meanwhile, if rice wine is more your jam, then you’ll be pleased to behold the extensive sake selection. Next B E A T

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time your trip to Ikea leaves you yearning for a salty reward, be sure to pay your friends at Shizuku a visit. Plus, the thriftseekers among you will relish the lunch time deals with a flurry of super cheap eats coming in at $10. That’s right, $10 for a bowl of ramen, fried Japanese rice, three pieces of gyoza and a cheeky portion of pickles on the side. Oh, and these lovely people deliver their tasty treats across Melbourne, 11.30am to 12am, every single day of the week, covering 60 suburbs.

Editor’s pick

The Ramen Lunches You get a huge ramen bowl, fried rice, three pieces of gyoza, and pickles on the side.

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Sir Chicory St Claire’s Sanctioned Digestive Parlour at The Public Bar www.thepublicbar.com.au / ph. (03) 9329 9888

Tram: Routes 19, 57, 59

Photos: Courtney King

The Public Bar has a reputation for incredibly noisy rock music, especially on the weekends. However, if hard moshing isn’t your thing, it’s also a convenient place to grab a quiet meal and a delectable brew. Located just north of Queen Victoria Market, the popular gig venue is now home to Sir Chicory St Claire’s Sanctioned Digestive Parlour. North Melbourne’s home of rock offers as much nosh as mosh

Victoria St North Melbourne (Opposite Vic Markets)

Mon - Thu 5pm - 9pm Fri - Sun 12pm - 9pm

There’s an appealing selection of mouthwatering meals on offer, as honest in nature as they are delicious. The cooked sandwiches, burgers and finger-food are all readily available and quickly served; a perfect match for your first pint of the night. There’s a wide range of meats, including pork and beef, along with equally impressive vegetarian options, such as the Southern Fried Mushroom burger, which is as good as fungi gets. A less common meat, the rabbit springs forth from the menu, and Sir Chicory makes sure it’s for all the right reasons. The pulled rabbit roll has a hearty patty, which is enhanced by a slab of coleslaw and a range subtle spices trickled through the meat. The buttered bun adds a necessary crunch, and with a pickle garnishing on top, you’ll soon be convinced to B E A T

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increase the amount of rabbit in your diet. If you’re feeling particularly impulsive, the menu also includes the jerk rabbit jaffle. A no-nonsense spin on a toasted cheese sandwich, where the bunny merges with delectable Jamaican spices. A personal favourite would be the jalapeno gem nachos; an interesting take on an old comfort food, which is perfect to share or simply gorge all by yourself. Thickly coated in a secret Napoli sauce and drizzled with cheese, the jalapeno gem nachos illustrate the malleability of the Tex Mex classic.

Editor’s pick

Jalapeno Gem Nachos Potato Gems. Jalapenos. Cheese. And Napoli sauce. Need I say more? $10

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The Spotted Mallard www.spottedmallard.com / ph. (03) 9380 8818

Train: Brunswick station, Upfield line / Tram: Route 19

Photos: Courtney King

Sydney Road is a food and drink mecca, and The Spotted Mallard is one of the strip’s finest fixtures. A former ballroom, it’s now a beautiful live music venue with classy wooden floors and an outside balcony that conjures up thoughts of a classic country pub. Menu-wise, the dishes are all reliable. LIVE MUSIC, CRAFT BEER & GOOD EATS

314 Sydney Road Brunswick

Tue - Fri 4pm - 1am Sat 2pm - 1am Sun 2pm - 11pm

PG. 26

They’re not trying to show off at the Mallard; they know what you want and they know how to make it taste damn good. If you’re planning a big night out in Brunswick, this is exactly the kind of meal you should be eating. Plus with delicious Victorian craft beers on tap that are rotated quicker than your undies, there’s no reason to move beyond the Mallard. If you fancy a pint that deviates from the norm, give the smoked porter a go. It has a nourishing flavour that’s perfect for the Melbourne winter. If you’re looking for something more conventional, the full-bodied pilsner with lingering notes of honey makes a good meal companion. But if you want a pint that goes down easy, then you can’t go past the fruity, floral pale ale. The highlight of the menu is Brunswick’s best kept secret: the double-stack wagyu B E A T

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beef and bacon burger. I feel confident calling it the best burger in the city, if not the entire state. It comes with two slabs of fresh wagyu beef and a few strips of crispy bacon, all doused in peppery spices. Chipotle sauce adds a smoky, tangy flavour and a garnishing of pickles and onions rounds out the mouth-watering juggernaut. It comes with a side of hand cut chips and lemon dressed salad, both of which warrant attention in their own right. Don’t fear vegetarians, The Mallard have just about mastered the art of the meatless burger. Why not try the butternut squash and haloumi burger, which packs a punch thanks to the inclusion of chilli and ginger. Then there’s the zucchini and cashew burger, which ticks all the boxes if you’re a vegan. But as for me, I’m sticking with the wagyu. / /

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Editor’s pick

Double Wagyu Beef And Bacon Burger Eat it. Now.

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The Wilde www.facebook.com/thewildebar / ph. (03) 9416 4116

Tram: Route 86

Photos: Courtney King

There are three kinds of people who ride the 86 tram down Gertrude Street. The first stays glued to their smartphone, the second keeps their eyes peeled for a plain clothes tram inspector and the third looks out the window and sees a quaint little corner pub just a couple of blocks away from Smith Street. CLASSIC BUT CLASSY ENGLISH FARE

153 Gertrude St Fitzroy

Tue - Thu 4pm - 1am Fri 12pm - 1am Sat 11am - 1am Sun 11am - 11pm

This pub is The Wilde, and inside they offer exceptional hospitality and delicious meals. It’s the kind of place to invite your mates for a night out and then blow them away with the high quality dining options. The restaurant adopts the British concept of a gastropub – a place where you can go to relax, grab a drink or have a dance, and also sit down for a high-grade meal that you wouldn’t find at a regular boozer. The shredded duck pancake will bowl you over with its rich, powerful flavours and sticky texture, while the spring onion aioli gives it a smooth finish. The lamb rump is similarly rich and comes with a delicious garnish of pine nuts, citrus-scented yoghurt and spicy couscous. The drinks menu is finely curated and ridiculously affordable. There’s a countless supply of bottled craft beer all for $8, while a decent B E A T

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bottle of Portugese plonk sets you back a mere $28. If you’re in the mood for a real treat, we’d advise you try the $15 espresso martini. The venue has everything you need to make a night out of it, including a live music program full of titillating surprises, from down-home folk to jugband blues and New Orleans jazz. They also hold free comedy upstairs, screen all major sporting fixtures and there’s a free-for-all Super Nintendo console set-up for those eager to engage in 16-bit nostalgia. Besides that, the bar staff are all super friendly; whatever you need, just ask and they’ll be happy to oblige.

Editor’s pick

Porterhouse Steak With Hand Cut Chips Not eating this would be a missed steak.

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Head to Mantra Lounge for VEGAN cooking classes 6PM Tuesday nights

A delicious cashew-based vegan chai ice cream that's luxuriously creamy and spicy-sweet. Surprisingly easy with simple ingredients, plus no boiling or chilling required! Serves 4-6 depending on your serving size!

THE WHAT 1 1/2 CUPS

1 CUP

3 TEA BAGS

OF raw cashews light coconut milk soaked for 4-6 hours (or overnight) then drained

1/4 CUP

CANE SUGAR or equivalent of stevia

(or sub another dairy free milk, such as almond or rice)

rooibos tea

1/4 CUP

1/4 CUP

COCONUT OIL AGAVE NECTAR melted (or olive oil) OR MAPLE SYRUP

1 TEASPOON 1/2 TEASPOON 1/2 TEASPOON OPTIONAL ginger powder

VANILLA EXTRACT

CINNAMON powder

1/4 tsp each black pepper, ground cloves and cardamom

THE HOW 1

Soak your cashews the night before, or for at least 4-6 hours.

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When ready to prepare ice cream, steep your tea bags in 3/4 Cup boiling water for at least 10 minutes. Your chai should be very strong. Remove tea bags, squeezing out excess tea, and let cool in the fridge.

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Add tea and all remaining ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth - about 3-4 minutes.

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Pour mixture into a (preferably) chilled ice cream maker bowl and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions until thoroughly chilled, about 45 minutes. It should resemble thick soft serve. Or just chuck it into any old container and freeze until hard! You can always dig it out and blitz it in a blender before serving if you want the 'soft serve' effect B E A T

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Cheap Chow EATIN’ CHEAP EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK.

Mondays The Astor & The Roving Marrow 418 Lygon St, Carlton $15 hotdog and any pot of beer. The Grace Darling 114 Smith St, Collingwood $10 fish’n’chips. Battered or grilled locally sourced fish with house made/ hand cut chips. Eat in and take-away. Sparrow’s Philly Cheese Steaks (at The Catfish) 30-32 Gertrude St, Fitzroy $8 basic steaks and $10 basic steak with fries.

The Rainbow Hotel 27 St David St, Fitzroy $12 burgers from 4.30pm - 9.30pm.

INKERMAN HOTEL 375 Inkerman St, St Kilda East Rump steak with chips and salad $13.

Cornish Arms 163 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $11 hotdogs with loads of sides.

Penny Black 420 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $4 pizzas all day and night, with 22 to choose from. $10 fish and chips.

Aviary Hotel 271 Victoria St, Abbotsford $12 burger and pot. Choose between beef and chicken and comes with pot of Boags Draught.

The Wilde 153 Gertrude St, Fitzroy $12 burger night.

Little & Olver 393 Brunswick St, Fitzroy Beat the hunger. Free food rotating, vegan-friendly menu from 4pm.

The Astor & The Roving Marrow 418 Lygon St, Carlton $15 hotdog and any pot of beer.

The Carlton 193 Bourke St, Melbourne $15 pot and parma special.

The Shaw Davey Slum 171-175 Elgin St, Carlton $12 parma and pot.

Cabinet Bar & Balcony 11 Rainbow Alley, Melbourne $10 flatbreads 12pm - 3pm.

Palinka Bar and Kitchen 356 Brunswick St, Fitzroy Happy hour from 5pm - 7pm includes $10 giant schnitzels.

Penny Black 420 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $4 pizzas all day and night, with 22 to choose from. $10 Porterhouse steak with onion rings, roast tomato and beer battered fries from 5pm. Lucky Coq 179 Chapel St, Windsor $4 pizzas from 11.30am to 4pm, 7pm - 11pm. INKERMAN HOTEL 375 Inkerman St, St Kilda East All burgers $13. Bimbo deluxe 376 Brunswick St, Fitzroy $4 pizzas from 12pm - 4pm, 7pm - 11pm. The Yarraville Club 135 Stephen St, Yarraville $19.90 pork and pint: slow cooked, baby back ribs American style, served with chips. $15.90 pizza and pint: nine different pizza options.

WESLEY ANNE 250 High St, Northcote Hill 2 for 1 selected main meals all day.

Cabinet Bar & Balcony 11 Rainbow Alley, Melbourne $10 flatbreads 12pm - 3pm.

CHARLES WESTON HOTEL 27 Weston St, Brunswick $11.99 roo and wine.

The edinburgh castle hotel 681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $11 burger night.

Tuesday

The Yarraville Club 135 Stephen St, Yarraville $15.90 basic (but not-so-basic) parmas.

The Spotted Mallard 314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $5 taco night. Lucky Coq 179 Chapel St, Windsor $4 pizzas from 11.30am - 4pm/7pm - 11pm. / /

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CHARLES WESTON HOTEL 27 Weston St, Brunswick $10 burgers.

The Shaw Davey Slum 171-175 Elgin St, Carlton $12 parma and pot.

The WORKERS CLUB 51 Brunswick st, Fitzroy $10 meals, $2 pots, $4 pints, $8 jugs.

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Aviary Hotel 271 Victoria St Abbotsford $22 steak with glass of house wine.

Palinka Bar & Kitchen 356 Brunswick St, Fitzroy Happy hour from 5pm - 7pm includes $10 giant schnitzels.

The edinburgh castle hotel 681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $11 roo and wine.

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Bimbo deluxe 376 Brunswick St, Fitzroy $4 pizzas from 12pm - 4pm/7pm - 11pm.

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The Reverence 28 Napier St, Footscray $3 tacos and $3 Mexican beer from 6pm 9pm (while stock lasts).

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Wednesday B.east 80 Lygon St, Brunswick East $10 wings. Oven roasted or Southern fried with house-made dipping sauces including blue cheese ranch, dark beer hot sauce and honey mustard. From 12pm. Penny Black 420 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $4 pizzas all day and night, with 22 to choose from. $10 burgers, choose from veggie, chicken schnitzel or beef. The Wilde 153 Gertrude St, Fitzroy $15 steak night. Fitzroy Beer Garden 243 Gertrude St, Fitwzroy $10 parmas. Chicken or eggplant, served with crinkle cut chips, 4pm - 9pm. The Carlton 193 Bourke St, Melbourne $10 Southern style ribs. The Shaw Davey Slum 171-175 Elgin St, Carlton $12 parma and pot. Bridies Brunswick Cnr of Sydney and Brunswick Rd, Brunswick $4.50 parma and chips with any drink purchased including soft drink 6pm 9pm. Lucky Coq 179 Chapel St, Windsor $4 pizzas from 11.30am - 4pm/7pm 11pm. INKERMAN HOTEL 375 Inkerman St, St Kilda East $13 parmas.

Whole Lotta Love 524 Lygon St, East Brunswick $5 pizzas from 5pm.

Lucky Coq 179 Chapel St, Windsor $4 pizzas from 11.30am - 4pm/7pm 11pm.

The Rainbow Hotel 27 St David St, Fitzroy $14 300gm steaks from 4.30pm 9.30pm.

INKERMAN HOTEL 375 Inkerman St, St Kilda East $6 pizzas, $10 jugs.

The edinburgh castle hotel 681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $11 pie night.

Bimbo deluxe 376 Brunswick St, Fitzroy $4 pizzas from 12pm - 4pm/7pm - 11pm.

The Retreat Hotel 280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $14 burger and pot for lunch.

The Wilde 153 Gertrude St, Fitzroy $12 parmas with all the trimmings.

The Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen St, Yarraville Steak night: $14.90 300gm porterhouse, $16.90 300gm scotch fillet, $19.90 300gm eye fillet and $25.90 for rib eye, served with chips and garden salad with your choice of sauce.

Whole Lotta Love 524 Lygon St, East Brunswick $5 pizzas from 5pm.

Cornish Arms 163 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $15 250gm porterhouse steaks.

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Thursday

Fitzroy Beer Garden 243 Gertrude St, Fitzroy $10 lunch. Classic cheeseburger, crinkle cut chips and a pot. From 12pm - 3pm.

The Shaw Davey Slum 171-175 Elgin St, Carlton $12 parma and pot. Fitzroy Beer Garden 243 Gertrude St, Fitzroy $15 porterhouse steak and house wine, crinkle cut chips, coleslaw and red wine jus. From 4pm - 9pm. Penny Black 420 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $4 pizzas all day and night, with 22 to choose from. $10 parma with chips and salad.

Cabinet Bar & Balcony 11 Rainbow Alley, Melbourne $10 flatbreads 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - late.

Palinka Bar & Kitchen 356 Brunswick St, Fitzroy Happy hour from 5pm - 7pm includes $10 giant schnitzels.

Bimbo deluxe 376 Brunswick St, Fitzroy $4 pizzas from 12pm - 4pm/7pm - 11pm.

The Carlton 193 Bourke St, Melbourne $15 pot and parma special.

Palinka Bar & Kitchen 356 Brunswick St, Fitzroy Happy hour from 5pm - 7pm includes $10 giant schnitzels.

Cabinet Bar & Balcony 11 Rainbow Alley, Melbourne $10 flatbreads 12pm - 3pm.

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The Retreat Hotel 280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $14 burger and pot for lunch.

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Mjr Tom 108 Smith St, Collingwood F.A.T.W. (forget about the week) Fridays 1/2 price drinks between 5-7pm. The Wilde 153 Gertrude St, Fitzroy $15 jugs of Coopers and cider, $25 bottles of bubbles. Lucky Coq 179 Chapel St, Windsor $4 pizzas from 7pm - 11pm. CHARLES WESTON HOTEL 27 Weston St, Brunswick $15 lunch: fish’n’chips or burger with beer or soft drink. INKERMAN HOTEL 375 Inkerman St, St Kilda East $13 fish’n’chips. Bimbo deluxe 376 Brunswick St, Fitzroy $4 pizzas from 7pm - 9pm.   Penny Black 420 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

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$4 pizzas until 5pm with 22 to choose from. The Shaw Davey Slum 171-175 Elgin St, Carlton $12 parma and pot. Cabinet Bar & Balcony 11 Rainbow Alley, Melbourne $10 flatbreads 12pm - 3pm. Palinka Bar & Kitchen 356 Brunswick St, Fitzroy Happy hour from 5pm - 7pm includes $10 giant schnitzels. Aviary Hotel 271 Victoria St, Abbotsford $10 house cocktail, $3 pots and $6 pints of Boags Draught and James Squire cider, $5 glass of house wine, $4 haloumi sliders, 5 - 8pm. Whole Lotta Love 524 Lygon St, East Brunswick $5 pizzas from 5pm. The Retreat Hotel 280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $14 burger and pot for lunch. The Cornish Arms 163 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $13 Parma variations from 12pm - 3pm and $7 pizzas from 3pm - 6pm. Bridie O’Reillys 29 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $5.95 steaks with any drinks purchase. 205gm porterhouse served with chips. From 6pm - 9pm.

Saturday Fitzroy Beer Garden 243 Gertrude St, Fitzroy $10 lunch. Classic cheeseburger, crinkle cut chips and a pot 12pm - 3pm. Lucky Coq 179 Chapel St, Windsor $4 pizzas from 7pm - 11pm. Palinka Bar & Kitchen 356 Brunswick St, Fitzroy Happy hour from 5pm - 7pm includes $10 giant schnitzels. Aviary Hotel 271 Victoria St, Abbotsford $10 house cocktail, $3 pots and $6 pints of Boags Draught and James Squire cider,

Palinka Bar & Kitchen 356 Brunswick St, Fitzroy Happy Hour from 5pm - 7pm includes $10 giant schnitzels.

$5 glass of house wine, $4 haloumi sliders, 5pm - 8pm. Cabinet Bar & Balcony 11 Rainbow Alley, Melbourne $10 flatbreads 12pm - 3pm.

The Rainbow Hotel 27 St David St, Fitzroy $20 roast from 4pm.

Whole Lotta Love 524 Lygon St, East Brunswick $5 pizzas from 12pm.

The Retreat Hotel 280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $14 burger and pot for lunch.

Bimbo deluxe 376 Brunswick St, Fitzroy $4 pizzas from 7pm - 9pm.

Cornish Arms 163 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $13 parma varieties (all vegan is optional) from 12pm - 9.30pm.

The Shaw Davey Slum 171-175 Elgin St, Carlton $12 parma and pot. The Retreat Hotel 280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $14 burger and pot for lunch.

The Tramway Hotel 165 Rae St, North Fitzroy $10 chicken wings, buffalo cauliflower or poutine, from 3pm.

Cornish Arms 163 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $13 burgers from 12pm - 3pm.

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The BENDIGO HOTEL 125 Johnston St, Collingwood $12 meals, all the time.

Fitzroy Beer Garden 243 Gertrude St, Fitzroy $10 cheeseburger, fries and post, plus $4 house wines. From 2pm until close.

Mantra Lounge 167 Grattan St, Carlton $7.95 meal deal, comprised of a main, side salad and dessert.

Lucky Coq 179 Chapel St, Windsor $4 pizzas all day. Bimbo deluxe 376 Brunswick St, Fitzroy $4 pizzas all day. The Shaw Davey Slum 171-175 Elgin St, Carlton $12 parma and pot. Whole Lotta Love 524 Lygon St, East Brunswick $5 pizzas from midday.   Penny Black 420 Sydney Rd, Brunswick $10 Sunday roast. Cabinet Bar & Balcony 11 Rainbow Alley, Melbourne $10 flatbreads 12pm - 3pm. The Wilde 153 Gertrude St, Fitzroy $20 roast all day and $10 bloody marys. B E A T

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