When looking for a cheap steak night a few weeks ago, Apple directed us towards the Arcadia Hotel in South Yarra. While the steak surprisingly enough for me vegetarian self wasn't the object we were after somewhere that would feed Mr Meat and Potato and Moss Vegetarian (moi) and this place could do it with ease.
We went after a surprisingly warm day at the beach and climbed the flight of stairs to the packed rooftop bar/bistro air. The Arcadia Hotel (link) is very well pub like and ... Read More
*don't forget to enter the La Clinica giveaway here*You may recall a few weeks ago that on Census night I introduced you to my "local" (insert disclaimer - this pub, the North Fitzroy Star, is not particularly local but so much do I wish it was that's what Dino, Bean and I have dubbed it) but was more chatty about the census than the wonders of this little pub. Any pub that comes complete with hundreds of the orange backs (the orange and cream penguin paperbacks) and boardgames is automatically a ... Read More
Ok, the Census is really more of a Nationwide thing, in fact it's been 100 years since the first time it was Nationwide, but I figure most of Melbourne is participating in it tonight.This is my first census as an independent adult when I have been in Australia on census night - and I have been weirdly excited about it! I love the idea that in 99 years my data will be out there should anyone care to look at it. Of course they won't. But still.
-screen shot from my iPad.
Bean, Dino and I all headed ... Read More
A few months ago after visiting Der Raum for a cocktail we were after a cheap, quick, easy and warm meal. Swan St, especially near the intersection of Church, has more options than anyone could ever need and we headed into The Swan Hotel Pub right on the corner. I had been here a few months before for a farewell drink and we had all clustered in the covered courtyard (a nice space) but seeing it when it's more pub than bar was a nice change.
We managed to find a high table that easily took the ... Read More
You knew it was coming right? How could I possibly lead you through all of these Offspring locations and not take you the the pub they seem to frequent in just about every episode. The pub that during season one hosted fights, reunions, drunken moments, sober moments, award moments, packed with potential moments, proximity to arson moments, a birth and one of the most horrifyingly funny songs by Eddie Perfect (a six at best).
...ok that was just a gratuitous Eddie Perfect photo...
During episodes ... Read More