Moreland dining scene update

Moreland dining scene update

The past few months have seen a number of openings and closings around Moreland, with two of my favourites disappearing from the local dining scene. Sometime in the middle of the year, my favourite Lebanese pastry shop, El Fayha, shut up shop. It was one of the long-standing Lebanese pastry shops on the Sydney Road … Continue reading

Far from the madding crowd at 8th Nerve Cafe

Far from the madding crowd at 8th Nerve Cafe

I’m rather jealous of those living north of Bell Street, Coburg. The ‘cafenication’ of Coburg seems to have bypassed my little world, bounded by Reynard Street, Melville, Moreland and Sydney Roads, and made itself at home in the upper reaches of this suburb. With O’Heas Bakery & Deli firmly established in the neighbourhood for many … Continue reading

A summer fling at Bia Hoi

A summer fling at Bia Hoi

I have to send out a big thanks to Sharking for Chips & Drinks for alerting us to the fantastic Bia Hoi, a ‘summer fling’ on Lygon Street, East Brunswick. Since returning from Vietnam last year, I had been lamenting to my other half about the Vietnamese offerings in Melbourne – where are the flavours … Continue reading

Lunch at John Gorilla

Lunch at John Gorilla

I have often walked past the empty strip of shops on Pearson Street West Brunswick, with the Grandview Hotel on the corner and a dentists, and wondered when a caf√©¬†would open its doors in this location. Like many strip shops, the story of their decline is not unique. Their fortunes declined as incomes rose and … Continue reading

I know what I did last summer…

I know what I did last summer…

With the summer vegetables in my garden established and setting fruit, my mind is already turning to the inevitable fruit glut that will occur in early autumn. I’m not one for bottling tomatoes however, I do like to preserve other vegetables such as cucumbers and zucchini, and whatever else I can get my hands on. … Continue reading