237 Smith St, Fitzroy ph (03) 9017 5470
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
99 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057 ph (03) 9380 2320
Chef Johnny Di Francesco, whose family is from Naples, is the "Mr Pizza" behind the restaurant, known for its real Napolitan - style pizza. He is passionate about the art of pizza making, and is not afraid to share the secrets in his hands on classes.
Then we were given free reign at the toppings. The trick is to keep it simple! Then it's straight into the 400 degree oven, where it only takes a few minutes for the pizza to be perfectly cooked!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
157 Spring St, Melbourne CBD 3000 ph (03) 9639 0335
|Mini Me patiently wait for the gelato|
126 Station St, Fairfield 3078 ph (03) 9481 2566
I remember when Grill'd was new to the scene - it was a one of the first great alternative to the overly greasy heavy burgers from the local take-away or the highly processed "burgers" that tasted like anything but. Fast forward to 2013 and the business opens its 28th Victorian store in Fairfield and has become a favourite place for a quick bite. I was invited to check out the store recently and so Mini Me, Macaron Monster and I had lunch there a few weeks ago.
The store is quite big and comfortable, with large communal tables good for big groups and taller, bar-height tables with barstools to perch on.
The kids menu is one of the things that made me visit Grill'd initially, as they have a cute little "Mini Me" Pack ($7.5) comprising of a mini-burger made with either a beef pattie or chicken fillet, with a mini-serve of chips and a choice of juice or water. They come with entertainment in the form of pencils and coloring pages so that I can enjoy my meal in peace!
Mini Me had the Mini-Moo Snack burger ($7.5) which is a smaller version of their full sized burgers. Quite substantial and not that mini in my opinion!
I usually have the Crispy Bacon and Cheese Burger or the Summer Sunset (with pineapple!), but on the day I chose to try their salad. It's been on the menu for a while but for some reason I never noticed it!!! A lovely, lighter, lower-carb option, the Chicken, Pomegranate and Goat's Cheese Salad was delicious and a great alternative when I'm not in the mood for burgers (okay, that's fairly rare!).
I love this strip of shops in Fairfield, as they have an interesting array of shops and of course for those with little kids you've probably visited Fairyfields for a kids party or two. Grill'd is a welcome addition!
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