Try anything. It’s all good at the “deli” If it is a recommendation, according to Foursquare, I’ve checked in to Brunswick Street Alimentari 62 times in its recent memory. Located on the corner of Brunswick and Greeves Streets in Fitzroy and labelled simply the Deli or delicatessen, it first became my local simply because A’s studio is opposite. It’s got a real buzz to it with it’s mixed clientele of local celebrities (Eddie Perfect for one), personalities, artists, hipsters and Fitzroy types in general. It became a favourite in its own rite for us to meet over lattes, iced coffees, iced chocolates and glasses of pinot gris (or is that grigio?) in stolen moments. But there is also the food. The lasagne is a great twist with the addition of fennel and is one of my favourites to eat in or takeaway. The same goes for the meatballs which are either served with spaghetti, alone or in a wrap and certainly good enough to satisfy Tony Soprano or anyone of his ilk. Today, I cycled out of my way for the Falafel roll, which often sells out early. But equally, I would eat any of the pizzas, wraps or rolls. Or perhaps the Italian workers lunch of salumi, cheese and bread and a few other things. There’s beautiful, exotic imported preserved tomato products at even more exotic prices, cheeses and salumi for sale. If nothing else it’s just a good place to hang out and watch Brunswick St walk (and cycle). And the downside? It closes at 7pm.
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- Amphora wine dinner in Gourmet TravellerMax Allen mentions our Amphora wine dinner being held at Virginia Plain next Tuesday in Gourmet Traveller: “A growing number of our most talented and adventurous winemakers are fermenting and maturing grapes in almost exactly the same way our distant ancestors made wine thousands of years ago – by throwing large bunches of grapes or […]
- Amphora dinner menuGlenn James from Ducks in a Row with T’Gallant’s Kevin McCarthy and the vessel used to make Pandora’s Amphora. What: Amphora Wine Dinner at Virginia Plain When: Tuesday 13 November 2012 7pm Where: Virginia Plain, 31 Flinders Lane (next to Cumulus Inc) How much: $110.00 (plus 30c booking fee) How to book: Booking only through […]
- Cult amphora wine dinner at Virginia PlainGlenn James from Ducks in a Row with T’Gallant’s Kevin McCarthy and the vessel used to make Pandora’s Amphora. What: Amphora Wine Dinner at Virginia Plain When: Tuesday 13 November 2012 7pm Where: Virginia Plain, 31 Flinders Lane (next to Cumulus Inc) How much: $110.00 (plus 30c booking fee) How to book: Booking only through […]
- Beer & Bird MenuDid I mention that I loved working with Ron O’Bryan? (yeh I think you did once or twice – Ed.) Here’s the menu for next Tuesday’s feast … turducken! pigeon! fried chicken! quail kiev! Deep Fried Gaytime !!! (no I’m not sure what that is either but it sounds darn nice and I’ll stop using […]