If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new festival around town. Some trumped up food bloggers and tweeters (me included) have prevailed upon their friends and contacts in the food industry to help put on some affordable, interesting and interactive dinners. So far we’ve hosted a truffle dinner and St Ali with Matt Wilkinson from [...]
Archive for September, 2011
Six or seven years ago I lived in (north) North Fitzroy. A bit of a wasteland, the Loaded Dog hotel had recently closed and food and entertainment options close to hand were few and far between.
A new coffee shop, Growers Espresso, opened on the corner of St Georges Road and Holden street, serving locally roasted Australian grown coffee. My initial thoughts were … blergh – Australian grown coffee? locally roasted?? why would you bother? Ten years ago, my Melbourne, and my tastebuds were very much directed towards strong, bitter, Italian roasted espresso blends.