Prahran/South Yarra

The Smith vs Morris Jones

The Smith vs Morris Jones

Here’s what should happen. Somebody should take Michael Lambie, owner of The Smith in Prahran, and stuff him into Morris Jones, the other brand new, nearby pub on Chapel Street in Prahan. I love the Byron George fitout of the former 1887 department store that is MJ and the passion and energy that owner Hayden Burbank, a restaurant novice, has put into executing the design from distressing the walls to his brilliant, affordable living wall of greenery. What I’m not […]

Blog amnesty fortnight: South Yarra’s Bond St Cafe and its great value Italian food

Blog amnesty fortnight: South Yarra’s Bond St Cafe and its great value Italian food

Now I know how ignorant I was thanks to the apertivo that Mauro Marcucci sent us out at Bond Street Cafe and Wine Bar. Served in a champagne flute Aperol, prosecco, a slice of orange and a skewered olive, it was the delicacy and balance of the drink that impressed me. I know better how to treat this sibling of the bitter and medicinal Campari. Delicately. Many of you will already know Mauro from his days, many years ago at […]

Who dropped a Subway?

I’m standing in the doorway of the latest line of fastfood restaurant’s to take over the world. Phew, it smells like somebody just dropped one. Or does it? The smell of yeast/herbs/bread makes Subway smell like someone farted. There are now 809 Subways from which we can buy in Oz our foot long meatball Subway – and pretend we are Gary Busey on stakeout in Point Break. The chain is taking over the UK too, reports The Guardian. The chain […]