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zia’s cafe – hawthorn

i don’t want to have a go at zia’s but i just can’t help it. it’s a family run restaurant so you can’t expect it to be too classy. and it’s just not. god help me i don’t know what i expected it to be. you know when something happens and you just look around in disbelief, just to see if you’re in noddyland. want an example? i ordered wine and they just put it on the table – not open, just a bottle on the table. so i tried it myself, assured myself that it was ok, and poured myself a glass. noddyland. Continue reading

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young and jackson – flinders street melbourne

i never would have thought that a pub on the corner of flinders and swanston street would serve edible food. i mean, they’re next to mcdonalds and hungry jacks. you can meet the weirdo of your dreams. did i mention the picture of the naked chick upstairs? there’s a picture of a naked chick upstairs. there, i mentioned it. the naked chick is quite famous – but for some reason she has no body hair. who would have though that the brazilian was available in the 19th century. Continue reading

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the pizza gallery – 1402 malvern road glen iris 9824 6855

there’s nothing like a shitload of traffic to open you up to the opportunity of experiencing new eateries. it works like this – i get shitty with the traffic, find the nearest restaurant that looks like the food won’t kill (at least for the next 48 hours) and that’s it really. pizza gallery (gallery, no less) was just one of those places. now usually, gallery means looky, no touchy, but pizza gallery thankfully allows the eating and drinking of the culinary art. Continue reading

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shanika’s italian trattoria – 315 stephensons road mount waverley 9888 3177

i know, i know. it’s in fucking mt waverley. be warned, ok? beware the burbs in all their glory! in fact run away if at all possible. keep your head low and talk to no-one.

we completely ignored the waitress trying to give us the specials. in the end she could have just pointed to the specials board on the wall and all the frustration could have been avoided. sadly she tried in vain to talk over us and paid the price. Continue reading

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