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In search of the great banh mi

Move over dumplings, there’s a new food obsession in town. That’s right folks; Melburnians have gone ga-ga over ‘banh mi’ – the Vietnamese baguette that’s teeming with flavour and laden with herbs, meat (or tofu if you prefer), and enough … Continue reading

WW1 at the Melbourne Museum

In a world-first, over 350 of the most significant artefacts from the acclaimed WW1 collections of the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London, are now on display at Melbourne Museum. The WW1 Centenary Exhibition commemorates 100 years since the Great War, … Continue reading

Taste of street food

Yearning for a warm, exotic holiday where you can eat your body weight in tasty street food? Lucky for you, Melbourne’s colourful cultural cuisine means your taste buds can travel to Vietnam, Malaysia and Greece all without leaving the city. Vietnamese … Continue reading

Get truckin’: Melbourne’s food truck frenzy

Since June 2014, Melbourne has opened its gates for a fleet of food trucks. From pizza to yum cha and everything in between, you’ll find some bargain innovative eats and surprisingly sophisticated fare at these snack shacks on wheels. Track down the latest whereabouts of … Continue reading

Comedy Festival: Your eating and drinking guide

This week, our guest blogger for the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, comedian/socialite and chicken wrangler, Fiona Scott-Norman tells us where to fuel up or wind down after the show.   Interesting question. I always start the festival filled with … Continue reading

Step Off with the best in urban dance

This Saturday 18 April,  the crème de la crème  of urban dance go head to head in the 11th annual Step-Off Urban Dance Crew Competition at Festival Hall. The event – part of National Youth Week – is the culmination … Continue reading

Comedy Festival: Alex Edelman’s take on Melbourne

New York-based comedian, Alex Edelman is in Melbourne for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival performing his debut show, Millennial. He brings his polished flair and quick wit to our blog with his unique perspective on Melbourne. Hello Melbourne. To flat out get … Continue reading

New kids on the block

Oh Melbourne, you are so good to us! Just when it seems you couldn’t possibly squeeze in another delicious eatery, bar or retailer – something new and wonderful pops up that we can’t imagine living without. We took a tour of some … Continue reading

Comedy Festival: Rod Quantock’s hot festival picks

This week, our guest blogger and ‘Melbourne living treasure’ Rod Quantock gives us his hot tips for who to see during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This is a bit of a tough one for me. I haven’t managed to see any … Continue reading

The Water Harvest – when every drop counts

A fascinating new artwork made from water samples will soon be unveiled in Melbourne, and you have the chance to be part of it. Melbourne artists Debbie Symons and Jasmine Targett are making The Water Harvest, a unique art installation of … Continue reading