24 September

Your Friday lunch sorted: Super Taco is giving away tacos

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There’s a new taco truck in town, and they’re giving away the tasty parcels for free

The guys behind Mr Burger, Welcome to Thornbury, Fancy Hank’s and Homeslice have joined forces to create Super Taco. Knowing that the taco food truck game has been well and truly covered, the guys have amped up the traditional taco by going throwing caution to the wind and chucking on less-than-traditional but no less delicious combos.

On their official launch date, the Super Taco team will be giving away three types of tacos: get your hands on the chicken and cactus (a traditional Mexican combo), the four mushroom and goat’s cheese and the Thai-inspired beef brisket and peanut taco. Good news for taco fans with gluten issues, everything on the Super Taco menu is gluten free as the soft tacos are corn-based.

While you’re there, don’t forget to sample tasty sides like their sweet corn on the cob with cheese and chipotle.… Read more

22 September

So Frenchy So Chic in the Park 2016: the line-up for another summer highlight drops

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The annual gathering of lovers, musicians, families and friends hits Werribee Park again in January. Set against the backdrop of Werribee Park mansion, it’s the ultimate picnic with a playlist to match.

Get in now for early bird tickets – they’re on sale for $69 from Wednesday September 23 until Monday September 28, after which time they go up to the regular price of $89 online and $99 at the gate.

As always, the line-up is outstanding. Moroccan-born Hindi Zahra leads the fray with her brand of sweet, folky blues. Her voice has got a little of the Billie Holidays about it (the vinyl, record crackle on a lot of her tracks adds to the yesteryear air, plus she’s done a hell good cover of ‘The Man I Love’).

View the rest of the line-up for So Frenchy So Chic in the Park 2016. Werribee Park, Sun Jan 10Read more

22 September

The line-up for Laneway Festival 2016 is in

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The 2016 Laneway line-up has dropped and once again brings the goods with a mix of local superstars and international indie heavy hitters. Highlights from the line-up include Las Vegas young gun Shamir, the kooky and cute QT and Sophie, Glaswegian electronic king pin Hudson Mohawke, Baltimore dream poppers Beach House and local golden boy Flume will be coming home with a brand new live set-up, set to showcase tracks off his hotly anticipated second album.

Presale tickets are available via Visa Entertainment from 9am Fri Sep 25 until 5pm Sun Sep 27 (or until such time as tickets run out). General public sales open up 9am Wed Sep 30.

Check out full line-up and start saving your pennies for a ticket, stat.… Read more

22 September

The East Brunswick Club has reopened as a slick local with amped-up pub favourites

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Many a tear was shed when the East Brunswick Club closed down in 2012. The original venue was a well-loved live music venue with a grungy reputation for hosting Melbourne’s newest talent as well as serving damn great vegan parmas. Now, it’s back as The East Brunswick Hotel.

There was an uproar when it was announced that property developers were going to erect an apartment block at the site. The old bandroom and bottle-o will still be sacrificed for the new development, but new pub owner Ron O’Bryan, who previously owned Collingwood’s The Vine, has given the pub a completely new look. Gone are the sticky carpets and dark lighting, replaced with white tiles, neon light fixtures and plenty of blonde timber.

Fans of the original venue may be thrown off at the sight of chandeliers and Scandi-chic bar stools artfully arranged in the downstairs bar and dining area, but there are throwbacks to the original East Brunswick Club with a feature wall of music posters, and exposed bones and brickwork that has witnessed the old bandroom’s best shows.… Read more

18 September

Forget about cat cafés. A rabbit café is coming to Melbourne’s north

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That’s it, we don’t need any more cafés. A rabbit café is coming to Melbourne’s north

Cat cafés are so last year. There’s a bunny café coming to Melbourne’s northern suburbs courtesy of rabbit-lovers David Johnson and Helen Hu and the only thing coming between you and a coffee date with a bunny is $20,000.

Johnson and Hu already have a crowdfunding campaign underway via IndieGoGo. While they’ve raised almost $11,000 in donations so far, there’s still a way to go before they can make your soft, furry dreams come true. The buns will come courtesy of the Runaway Rabbit Orphanage in Olinda – the only shelter in Victoria that doesn’t put neglected rabbits to sleep.

The plan is to set up a space that will be half-café, half-home for abandoned bunnies. And yes, you’ll have the opportunity to adopt the bunnies you meet (and will no doubt fall in love with), so you can give a rabbit a home.

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