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.
Posts Categorized: deli
The essence of Saint Crispin on Smith St
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Acland St Cantina's Mexican food in 30 minutes
Me: Where's the rosé come from? Waiter: Australia. Me: Where in Australia? Waiter: Somewhere in the south west I think. The staff are young, friendly and helpful at the Acland St Cantina, the latest outpost [...]
George Orwell's Moon Under Water versus the real thing
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Should I attend Taste of Melbourne 2012?
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- Upcoming eventsHey ho Fringers, Quick email to remind you of our fab events coming up and release some menus and share some praise. Let’s start with that praise shall we? Rob from Eat.Melbourne came along to our truffle dinner at St Crispin last week. It was his first Fringe Food event and he’s been kind enough […]
- The Wine of Kings (and the King of Wines!) and menuThe Barolo region in Northern Italy is home to the Wine of Kings. Where the nebbiolo grape is revered and grown with respect to make some of the best wines in the world. We’ll be treating the variety with reverence and respect too, in the private dining room above Guy Grosisi’s Ombra. But we won’t […]
- Grass Fed vs Grain Fed revisitedCows eat grass, right? Well yes, but beef raised for meat can be fed grass, grain or a mixture of both. Dusty feedlots, grassy knolls, seaside vistas, Gippsland grazing – just what do you get for your money and can y0u taste the difference? What: Dinner featuring beef and education. When: 7pm Thursday 29th August Where: The […]
- Barolo vs Burgundy (which will reign supreme!)They say expensive habits beget expensive habits. Sorry but we’re not going to be helping anyone here with this mega-super-special event. What: Extraordinary Wine Selection, with matching food. When: Thursday 22 August 2013. Where: Ombra Salumi Bar (Guy Grossi’s Salami Bar)- 76 Bourke Street, Melbourne. How much: $225.30 including booking fee. How to book: […]