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Re: quality food...

Post by Lizkins » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:34 pm

ones i have been too in last 6 months

The Italian
Rare Steak House
Butchers Grill
Lamaros

all damn good food, but i have eaten the steak at all of them ranging from $30 upwards, yummo
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Post by mrj » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:03 pm

I love Rare. Good steaks. Great ribs too.
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Post by gnat » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:11 pm

yeh you lucked out jbs

we got drinks while we waited but almost had to beg them to come and take your order after the first one- it was so busy

no mamasita for you then mrj!

i don't know why they can't take a $50 deposit via CC over the phone to secure booking. if you don't turn up you lose it. makes me so mad. i will never bother with cicciolinas at st kilda again. crossed town and trammed all the way there twice to be told 2 hour wait. it's so arrogant

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Post by Lizkins » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:49 pm

the Italian is well swank, well sitting up the top is. food is out of control awesome and service was great. i had the waigu (sp?) steak and we got various sides. it was amazingly yummy.

btw - my work paid for all the above restuarants, lovely Partners with credit cards equals awesome
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Post by huge » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:22 pm

can never justify getting steak out rly. can make pretty fucking good steak at home. i like to try foods that you would never think of!
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Post by witty_pseudonym » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:40 pm

huge wrote:can never justify getting steak out rly. can make pretty fucking good steak at home. i like to try foods that you would never think of!


:scr1pt:

i think i've ordered steak maybe four times in my life at a restaurant. one of those time was in india, just to see what is was like...and it was :smt078
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Post by fooishbar » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:05 pm

huge wrote:can never justify getting steak out rly. can make pretty fucking good steak at home. i like to try foods that you would never think of!

come to hawksmoor near mine, it'll change your views on steak ... just the steak there (no sauces) is one of the best things i've ever eaten anywhere. amazing.

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Re: quality food...

Post by mrj » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:48 am

dont agree hugey

a steak at a good steak restaurant is unbeatable by any other food.

i especially like having steak in the japanese stone grill places. just a big hunk of meat and then cook it yourself as you eat. RAD and definitely not able to be replicated at home (at least not with my meager culinary skills).
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Post by system » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:59 am

gnat wrote:il solito posto has gone to the pack. had high hopes when we went a few months back. beautiful venue- nice and warm but smartarse service and absolutely WOEFUL food. would never ever go again, not even for free

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Post by Lizkins » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:27 am

mrj wrote:dont agree hugey

a steak at a good steak restaurant is unbeatable by any other food.

i especially like having steak in the japanese stone grill places. just a big hunk of meat and then cook it yourself as you eat. RAD and definitely not able to be replicated at home (at least not with my meager culinary skills).



:scr1pt: my cooking skills are few and far between so any food is generally better when eating at a restaurant. And steak is number 1 on that list, especially when someone else is paying and you can order the bestest steak ever!
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Post by huge » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:40 am

cooking a steak is so easy! just need the good cut, cook it to the right temperature, shebangabang.

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Post by quiet roar » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:44 am

mrj wrote:i hate no booking policy too.

I like it when restaurants do things the way they want to do them.

Your perogative not to go, of course. I just love the fact they don't give a fuck.
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Post by gnat » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:46 am

sorry system. i had high hopes too

liz - lucky you with your corporate mates and their CC's!

i never order steak either but mainly becoz i like it well done and they won't cook it that way. i do love that smokey grill flavour you get out though

huge you need to hit up old josie bones if you wanna try things you've never imagined

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Post by Lizkins » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:10 pm

lol yeah i am well lucky. its one reason why i hesitate to go government or places like that. i would never get the fancy meals! i like the fancy meals...when i don't pay for em


hughbert - see now you say that, but i have burned a pot before cos the water ran out. i have a bad attention span when it comes to cooking. i leave the oven on all the time. i am a danger in the kitchen, less time i spend there, the better
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Post by Fents » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:13 pm

josie bones rocks...a,azing food and beer experience, pricey but worth it.

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Post by deviant » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:17 pm

quiet roar wrote:
mrj wrote:i hate no booking policy too.

I like it when restaurants do things the way they want to do them.

Your perogative not to go, of course. I just love the fact they don't give a fuck.


haha, I kind of apprectiate that too... they are busy every night (hence the waiting), so why should they lol

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Post by JAMESSSS » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:19 pm

Well done steak?

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Post by mrj » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:33 pm

quiet roar wrote:
mrj wrote:i hate no booking policy too.

I like it when restaurants do things the way they want to do them.

Your perogative not to go, of course. I just love the fact they don't give a fuck.


not giving a fuck is the main thing that I hate about service (term loosely applied here) in melbourne.

i'm sick to death of ironically moustached melbourne arts drop-outs too busy chatting with their barista mate to take your order, and when they do acting as though they are giving you some sort of special treatment. It's like you should be oh so grateful for being graced with their presence and being allowed to sit on a crap wooden stool in their over-priced shithole (im looking at you mitte), only so you can be treated to such exotic choices as crumpets with honey or vegemite on toast for 30 bucks a pop. And forget ordering a coke, we only carry Phoneix Organic Cola because we know it annoys you and I like annoying people because Im trying to live my life like a subject of an article in Vice magazine which means I just need to wear an awkward mixture of ill fitting early 90's grunge culture clothes and fluro 80's gear and be a complete prick to everyone I meet, particuarly to my customers.

These inattentive, self important doucebags working in these places need massive attitude re-adjustments and I am over their attitudes and venues that support them.

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Post by Lizkins » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:41 pm

mrj wrote:
quiet roar wrote:
mrj wrote:i hate no booking policy too.

I like it when restaurants do things the way they want to do them.

Your perogative not to go, of course. I just love the fact they don't give a fuck.


not giving a fuck is the main thing that I hate about service (term loosely applied here) in melbourne.

i'm sick to death of ironically moustached melbourne arts drop-outs too busy chatting with their barista mate to take your order, and when they do acting as though they are giving you some sort of special treatment. It's like you should be oh so grateful for being graced with their presence and being allowed to sit on a crap wooden stool in their over-priced shithole (im looking at you mitte), only so you can be treated to such exotic choices as crumpets with honey or vegemite on toast for 30 bucks a pop. And forget ordering a coke, we only carry Phoneix Organic Cola because we know it annoys you and I like annoying people because Im trying to live my life like a subject of an article in Vice magazine which means I just need to wear an awkward mixture of ill fitting early 90's grunge culture clothes and fluro 80's gear and be a complete prick to everyone I meet, particuarly to my customers.

These inattentive, self important doucebags working in these places need massive attitude re-adjustments and I am over their attitudes and venues that support them.

end rant.



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Post by quiet roar » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:46 pm

mrj wrote:
quiet roar wrote:
mrj wrote:i hate no booking policy too.

I like it when restaurants do things the way they want to do them.

Your perogative not to go, of course. I just love the fact they don't give a fuck.


not giving a fuck is the main thing that I hate about service (term loosely applied here) in melbourne.

i'm sick to death of ironically moustached melbourne arts drop-outs too busy chatting with their barista mate to take your order, and when they do acting as though they are giving you some sort of special treatment. It's like you should be oh so grateful for being graced with their presence and being allowed to sit on a crap wooden stool in their over-priced shithole (im looking at you mitte), only so you can be treated to such exotic choices as crumpets with honey or vegemite on toast for 30 bucks a pop. And forget ordering a coke, we only carry Phoneix Organic Cola because we know it annoys you and I like annoying people because Im trying to live my life like a subject of an article in Vice magazine which means I just need to wear an awkward mixture of ill fitting early 90's grunge culture clothes and fluro 80's gear and be a complete prick to everyone I meet, particuarly to my customers.

These inattentive, self important doucebags working in these places need massive attitude re-adjustments and I am over their attitudes and venues that support them.

end rant.


I agree with your rant about shit service but wasn't it the no-booking policy we were discussing?
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Post by fooishbar » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:58 pm

i'm a melbourne arts dropout. :(
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Post by huge » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:35 pm

made croissants over weekend. totally overproofed em by about 24 hours huuhu so the dough was getting on a bit. turned out ok tho. chicken and brie inside the ride.
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Post by mecka » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:39 pm

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argh secks.

We did this pon the weekend for a mates birthday (tography by me):

Canapes:
Smoked salmon, cream cheese & chives on pikelets.
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Polenta & corn squares with sour cream & capsicum.
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Miniature Okonomiyaki with Otafuku sauce and mayonnaise.
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Baked figs with blue cheese and prosciutto.
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Entree:
Rocket, beetroot, avocado & goats cheese salad with a leek, pea and mint soup.
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Main:
Roast lamb.
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Dessert:
Frangelico custard with caramel and crumbled macaroons.
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Whole macaroons and orange cake.
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Post by nic » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:46 pm

nice photos
food looks far to rich for me lol
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Post by quick » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:33 pm

looks amazing... would defo eat
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Post by Hardy » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:40 pm

After spending 3 days in Sydney, I can safely say that it aint got shit on Melbourne food. Did have nice Vietnamese at Red Lantern though.

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Post by system » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:18 am

sydney's got restaurants as good as melbs, but what it doesn't have (compared to melbs) is:
  • variety of cuisine
  • good 'middle tier' restaurants - it's either cheap or expensive, nothing in between

far too many sightings of the fat cravat (matt preston) as well.
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Post by retzie » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:50 pm

You know how sometimes you look at a picture and you don't really want to point out it looks like something else, because that would indicate your mind's location in the gutter....?



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retzie wrote:You know how sometimes you look at a picture and you don't really want to point out it looks like something else, because that would indicate your mind's location in the gutter....?


As opposed to blatantly telling everybody that your mind is in the gutter? Out with it retzie!

Could it be:
A freshly cut fig looks like a gash?

Further input would be appreciated as my mind is already in the gutter and I am anxious for others to join me here.
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Post by ghetto kitty » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:59 pm

:lol:

i cant wait to go home and eat TACOOOOSSSSS

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Post by retzie » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:09 pm

mecka wrote:Could it be:
A freshly cut fig looks like a gash?

Further input would be appreciated as my mind is already in the gutter and I am anxious for others to join me here.


Negative. Shall we say a more gentlemanly contribution...
Gentlemen like to fuck croissants, right?


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Post by witty_pseudonym » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:10 pm

:lol:

i posted that very suggestion, but deleted it.
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retzie wrote:
mecka wrote:Could it be:
A freshly cut fig looks like a gash?

Further input would be appreciated as my mind is already in the gutter and I am anxious for others to join me here.


Negative. Shall we say a more gentlemanly contribution...
Gentlemen like to fuck croissants, right?


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You mean like a cock?

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Post by retzie » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:25 pm

witty_pseudonym wrote:i posted that very suggestion, but deleted it.


:lol: Good, it's not just me then.


Hardy wrote:You mean like a cock?


Rather. After violating a croissant gloriously, even.



Sorry huge, I'm sure it was delicious huhuhuh.
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Post by witty_pseudonym » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:29 pm

note to self: do not open this thread again until the page ticks over.

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Post by huge » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:33 pm

they were nice and moist and hot straight from teh oven
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Post by Hardy » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:51 pm

huge wrote:they were nice and moist and hot straight from teh oven


No wonder you fucked them!

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Post by quick » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:16 am

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so so so so so so so so good Badger
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Post by Lizkins » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:21 pm

yeah massive writing of cocks on page is well annoying. stop typing cocks all over the page.


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CLOCKS

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Post by witty_pseudonym » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:51 pm

i'm mega excited to have an oven for a week.
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COCKS i mean, dammit,
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Lizkins wrote:COCKS i mean, dammit,


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Post by gnat » Thu May 05, 2011 12:32 pm

going to mezzo tomoz night. nyone been?
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Post by huge » Thu May 05, 2011 12:52 pm

nup

went to movida aqui last friday with a bunch of girls. 7 course banquet what. calimari mini hamburger thing what. 24 hour slow cooked lamb shoulder what what. white sangria and sweet sherry whut

would do again. great staff too.
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Post by gnat » Thu May 05, 2011 1:07 pm

haha! that made me laugh

movidaaaa win

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