A Cannolificio (Cannoli Bar) for the North-West

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne “My passion for cannoli started when I was little,” says Cannoli Bar co-owner Carlo Mellini. Growing up in Italy, every Sunday his nonno would bring the family a box of Sicilian desserts. “The ricotta cannoli,” he says. “That was always my favourite.” Before moving to Australia, Mellini’s father Achille worked at … Continue reading A Cannolificio (Cannoli Bar) for the North-West

A Very Cosy Woodfired Pizza Bar for Strathmore

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne Manuel Masia grew up on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italy, working as a pizza maker for ten years before moving to Australia in 2013. “Love brought him to Australia,” his business partner, Marc Kovacic, teases – just four months after moving, Masia met his now wife. Masia and Kovacic decided … Continue reading A Very Cosy Woodfired Pizza Bar for Strathmore

Free Commuter Ferry Trips Between Geelong and Melbourne to Run Next Month

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne In a move to better understand the demand for a permanent water transport option between Melbourne and Geelong, Port Phillip Ferries will offer free trips between the two cities next month. The two-day trial will allow commuters to travel to and from work, arriving in the CBD no later than 8.30am … Continue reading Free Commuter Ferry Trips Between Geelong and Melbourne to Run Next Month

Open House Melbourne Announces This Year’s Stellar Weekend Line-Up

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne 70 new buildings, plus a host of new residential additions join tours, talks, exhibitions and film screenings for one of the city’s biggest celebrations of architecture. Old brick mansions. Vaults in St Kilda. An ornate dining hall for 1000 people dating to 1933. These spectacular spaces are just three of 220 … Continue reading Open House Melbourne Announces This Year’s Stellar Weekend Line-Up

Now Open: Polished Italian Dining Arrives in Windsor

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne As Andrea Da Como’s (D.O.C., Baby, Builders Arms Hotel) fiancée shopped in Milan, Italy’s fashion capital, he made use of the time by exploring the city’s restaurant scene. It was when Da Como stepped into Dry – a polished pizza and cocktail bar – he came up with the idea for Tipico, the new modern … Continue reading Now Open: Polished Italian Dining Arrives in Windsor

A Tiny Cocktail Hideout, Behind a Prahran Cafe

Written for Broadsheet I get a familiar feeling when ordering a cocktail at a bar devoted to them. Scanning a lengthy drinks list, indecision sets in, and I freeze as the bartender waits for my choice. Promise Bar solves that issue. “[We didn’t want] a confusing cocktail menu,” owner Vaughan Marks says. “A lot of … Continue reading A Tiny Cocktail Hideout, Behind a Prahran Cafe

An Ex-Barber Shop Filled With Curios Is St Kilda’s Newest Cocktail Bar

Written for Broadsheet St Kilda’s new cocktail bar, the Store Room, was originally one of barber Chris Dunkley’s Men + Co barber shops. After opening two years ago, a back of house area filled with mops and brooms soon became the after-work drinks area for Dunkley and his staff. As more and more barber shops … Continue reading An Ex-Barber Shop Filled With Curios Is St Kilda’s Newest Cocktail Bar