Meet Fiona, Mary and Jess.
Mary – she’s the one in the middle – is the proprietor of Post Industrial Design, the grooviness emporium at 638 Barkly St in West Footscray.
Soon she’ll be sharing that space with Fi and Jess and their new cafe/eatery called Pod.
Fi will be a familiar face to many Consider The Sauce readers on account of her varying roles over the years at Cafe Fidama, Touks and Sourdough Kitchen.
Jess reckons the lack of gas for cooking sits well with the food and drink philosophy to which he and Fi will be adhering.
I’m sure there’ll be some heartiness involved, but much will be of the lighter variety and you won’t be seeing the likes of a Big Breakfast at this joint.
Their motto – inscribed on their business card – is “Darn Good Food”.
While almost all of the hard yards of fitting out remain to be done, Fi tells me they’ve already started making their own pickles and cordial.
How good does that sound in terms of hopeful signs for really yummy, hands-on and soulful tucker?
They’re aiming for an early November opening.