First Look: A Vibrant South American Eatery in North Fitzroy

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne Huitaca is a South American goddess of happiness, pleasure and drunkenness in the religion of the Muisca (indigenous to Colombia). The rebellious goddess was known for indulging and is the inspiration behind Citrico’s fiery, citrusy, Chilean-inspired menu. “I think I was her in my past life,” owner Nan Kroll says, laughing. … Continue reading First Look: A Vibrant South American Eatery in North Fitzroy

First Look: “Alternative” Pizza and New-Wave Wine by the Founder of DOC

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne It’s 3pm on a rainy Friday afternoon when I step into Italian Artisans. A father and son carpentry team is working out the front crafting circular dining tables. Out back, in the newly renovated dining room, owner Tony Nicolini is entertaining a large group. Nicolini is best known for championing artisan … Continue reading First Look: “Alternative” Pizza and New-Wave Wine by the Founder of DOC

A Modern Take on the General Store for Trentham

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne Resting above the mantelpiece in Trentham General’s main dining room is an oil painting of “General Smith", the store’s fictitious CEO. The portrait is one of many collectables co-owner and interior stylist Lynda Gardener has kept stored away for years, and now sells at her new cafe, homewares and furniture store … Continue reading A Modern Take on the General Store for Trentham

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