We’re mainly concerned with Melbourne western suburbs cheap eats … but not exclusively.
There’s many hundreds of food blogs in Australia – and a goodly whack of them are concerned with Melbourne and Victoria. Yet frequently when I and my fellow foot soldier in the pursuit of funky eats, Bennie, discover a new bakery, noodle shop, deli, cafe, gelati joint or market, a simple check online to see what others have to say about them turns up … nothing, or at least not much at all.
So this here site will be a record of our foodie and related explorations of what I consider to be our “neighbourhood”, which roughly stretches from Williamstown to Sunshine to Moonee Ponds and Flemington. We are also known to venture to Brunswick (Sydney Rd, for some reason, has become a Saturday lunch regular), Carlton and Fitzroy, and also are well familiar with the alleyways and back streets of the CBD and Chinatown.
But the other side of the river? Why would we bother?
Click on the pics for a closer look!
Comments and (particularly) hot tips most welcome!
Kenny’s oft-spoken rule No.1: “Bennie, tonight we’re gonna go somewhere we’ve never eaten at before and we’re gonna order something we’ve never had before!”
KENNY WEIR is a journalist/editor/researcher/writer by trade, but food hound and music nutjob are his true callings. He was raised in Dunedin, New Zealand; moved to Melbourne in the mid 1980s; and has lived in Melbourne’s west for a decade. In the ’80s and through the ’90s he was a frequent visitor to New Orleans and the cajun country of South Louisiana, inhaling as much of the food, music, beer and general all-round ambiance as he could suck up. Since then, fatherhood has taken him on a different kind of journey. At home, he cooks mainly Italian and Indian.
His co-conspirator, BENNIE MINTER WEIR, 12 going on 13, sailed though toddlerhood hating tomatoes and potatoes … but loving chips. These days he loves tomatoes and spuds, and has come a long way since the early days of this blog. He evens likes eggplant these days. He has a healthy tolerance for spicy and is mostly happy to go along with another of his dad’s rules: “You don’t have to like it – but you DO have to try it!” His participation in Consider The Sauce is fabbo, and his tastes are growing and developing accordingly.
We can be contacted at kenny cts blog (all wun word) @ gmail dot com