Santorini, 1 Parker Street, Williamstown. Phone: 9399 8520
podatpid, 638 Barkly Street, West Footscray. Phone: 0404 904 900
Never order ribs from a non-specialist barbecue joint.
This is the emphatic lesson rammed home to Consider The Sauce through tedious confrontations with mediocrity.
But in the case of Santorini, we figure this is a rule worth ignoring.
Observing on FB the ingenuity and passion with which the whole Santorini crew is confronting the virus brouhaha is truly heartening.
That includes free delivery – yes, even as far as Yarraville – and specials events such as “souvlaki night”, free donut nights and more.
So order ribs, we do.
What we get is simply sensational.
Great lemon potatoes and heaps of them.
Greek coleslaw, and heaps of that, too, with just enough onion to add a little bite and quite a lot of feta, which crumbles into the dressing.
What a magic mix!
Given the superb accompaniments, and the fair asking price of $25 per person, we’d be quite unfazed to get a single big beef rib each.
Unfazed, but disappointed.
We get two of the beefy blighters each.
And – you guessed it! – they, too, are very, very excellent.
To order from Santorini online, go here.
Another of our faves, podatpid on Barkly Street in West Footscray, is also having lots of fun and satisfaction in keeping on trucking.
The cafe is selling a select range of top-notch grocery items, including bread.
And pick-up/take-home meals.
After having two encounters with it, we’ve become particularly fond of their pork-and-pineappple curry.
A really big serve for two cost us a fine $22.
It’s not so hefty in the pineapple department – it being outweighed by sweet potato.
Now that’s something that normally have both of us wrinkling up our noses in disgust because of its similarity to pumpkin.
But here, mixed in with the rich brown (and mild) curry gravy, it’s fab.
And our curry boasts a really good amount of tender pork chunks.
This particular meals ends with a sweet treat from yet another of faves – Olive Oil & Butter on Somerville Road.
Baklava for two – with yogurt. Greek, of course.
Hunkering down at home like everyone else, we’ve actually been cooking/eating healthily and affordably to a quite amazing extent.
So it’s been good to enjoy such great food from outside.
Even if we’ve not been sitting inside.