31 Aug 2013

#HeroSubs, Melbourne

Working in a city centre is tough, particularly if you want to maintain a reasonably healthy diet and lifestyle.  It can be so easy to just hop on a tram instead of walking, and even easier to not bother bringing your own lunch and just grabbing something quick, easy and full of fat and salt instead.

We've all been there, particularly on a day when you haven't had the motivation to bring in a healthy lunch or on a Friday just as you finish work.  You need to eat something to get through the afternoon or before you sip a glass of wine, but your options are generally going to be fries, burgers or both.  You're going to get serious guilt after eating these and quite rightly so.  

Luckily for me, Hero Subs has just opened across the road from work in Melbourne.  They're everything the Subway chain should be but just isn't.  That is, their bread is soft and fresh, their fillings are cooked not frozen and their standard is generally brilliant with a few little quirks here and there - most notably the sub boxes which are designed to look a bit like Nike shoe boxes.  Here you'll be pleasantly surprised, and I for one know that every time I've eaten at Subway (usually when I'm slightly inebriated), I've been bitterly disappointed.

20 Aug 2013

Sister Bella, Drewery Place, Melbourne

This adorable little bar takes the concept of laneway bars in Melbourne one step further: it is located down an alley that is off another alley.

I mean, your initial thought here isn't necessarily going to be 'I bet there's bar around here!'

17 Aug 2013

Mrs Parmas, Little Bourke Street

I've heard so much about Mrs Parmas, even from people who don't live in Melbourne.  So obviously I had to go see what all the fuss was about.  Unfortunately, I'm really not sure what the fuss is about.  It's a nice enough place, but for what you pay and for what I was expecting from all the hype, I was actually really disappointed.

11 Aug 2013

Disco Abyss @ Shebeen Bar, Melbourne

I know a cat called Martha, she lives in a lovely flat in the CBD.  Last night she invited me to an art party called Disco Abyss which is a new event organised by some friends of hers.  Unfortunately, she hates crowds so I went with her two pet humans instead.

I was really intrigued to go to this and it didn't disappoint.  It was just what I expected: a wildly flamboyant, decadent, racy, risqué night of music, acting and performances.  It was one of those occasions where more is more.

Pre drinks and preparations at Martha's pad beforehand