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MELBOURNE | The Albion has risen from the ashes after the devastating fire which destroyed most of the iconic pub in 2015. Located in the heart of York Street in South Melbourne (just across from the South Melbourne Market) co-owner Mathew Darcy describes The Albion as the ultimate lifestyle venue.

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MELBOURNE | Riddik is a cafe and restaurant located down the back of an unassuming street in suburban Lower Templestow. It’s location belies what’s on offer, which is akin to what you’d expect to find in more of an inner city locale. It’s a family run venue, with owners George Kelzi,

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MELBOURNE | Code 21 recently opened on Brunswick Road, and aims to provide locals with food that focuses on the healthier side of things. Forming part of a new apartment complex, the space at the foot of the complex fits in well with the area. A light filled interior with

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MELBOURNE | The original Jimmy Grants opened in Fitzroy in 2013, and was George Calombaris’ attempt to create a souvlaki bar with a focus on “Real Greek street food. Prepared slow. Served fast”. The concept was a success, and since then a further six Jimmy Grants locations have popped up

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LONDON | A good yet affordable steak is hard to find in London, well for me at least. After seeking high and low could the search be coming to an end? Perhaps. Nestled in Henrietta street in Covent Garden, is one of the five Flat Iron restaurants, the brainchild of

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MELBOURNE | Abacus All Day follows on from its hugely successful one-year-old sibling, Abacus in South Yarra, with an all day dining concept that works. Bringing the same forward-thinking concept and contemporary style to the eastern suburbs, Abacus All Day showcases seasonal and quality Australian ingredients in fusion-influenced dishes, offering

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MELBOURNE | Musashi Ramen & Izakaya Bar is one of the newer ramen spots to hit Melbourne, and one we’ve visited several times due to the fact that the ramen is very good, and it’s open past midnight every day of the week. We’ve discussed that one of the things that

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NEW YORK CITY | Five Leaves is a cafe that was going to be opened by the late Heath Ledger and his friend Jud Mongell, in Greenpoint, the neighbourhood Ledger called home. Ledger passed away while the cafe was still in the early stages of development, but with help from

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NEW YORK CITY | Kesté Pizza & Vino is a pizzeria (well four pizzerias these days) in New York City that focuses on authentic Neapolitan pizzas. We’re not talking your typical New York slice here, rather beautiful thin crust pizzas cooked in Associazone Pizzaiouli Napoletana approved wood fired oven at

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NEW YORK CITY | Factory Tamal opened unassumingly in 2017 and very quickly built a cult following amongst those in the know as the place to go for some of the best tamales in New York City. The small Lower East Side is owned and operated by Mexico-born Fernando Lopez