Posted: 16 November, 2016

McDonald's Just Changed Up Big Macs In A Serious Way

McDonald’s is experimenting with a huge change to Big Macs.

The burger chain hasn’t really messed with their flagship burger since it was introduced in 1967, but they’ve decided to give it a foodie flair by adding Thai hot sauce Sriracha to the mix.

Spicy Sriracha Big Macs are currently being tested in McDonald’s stores in Columbus, Ohio, alongside a Sriracha Mac dipping sauce.

A spokeswoman for McDonald’s told Buzzfeed that this is the first time the chain has switched out the ingredients in the Big Mac.

“This is a milestone for McDonald’s,” she said.

Big Mac fans will be relieved to note that the original Big Mac is still available alongside the new spicy version.

There’s no word on whether this burger will come to Australia at this stage.

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Posted: 8 November, 2016

Melbourne Is Getting A Full On Cheese Festival This Weekend

Say cheese.

Melbourne will be home to it’s own cheese festival over the next two weekends.

The Bon Fromage Festival will take place at Carlton's Faraday Lane.

There will be cheese stalls, tastings, cooking demos and even a wine bar.

There will also be a couple of masterclasses for cheese fans to get involved in.

Bon Fromage is open November 11–13 and 19–20 from 11am–7pm.

For more information, check out the Facebook event.

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Tags: Melbourne, Cheese

Posted: 3 November, 2016

Torquey’s First Ever Beach Bar Is About To Open


Bomboras is opening a pop-up bar along the beach in Torquay.

The venue is located on the Esplanade over looking Zeally Bay.

It’s set to run from November 3 to April next year

Looks looks like an absolutely incredible spot for a few froths!

Check out the video:


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Tags: Melbourne, Torquay

Posted: 2 November, 2016

Secret Santa For Wine Lovers

Just add wine...

Images: Amazon

'Tis not quite the season yet, but if you're into something a little fun for the wine loving friend or family member in your life, this could do. You just might want to keep it away from the kiddies, obviously.

It's a Santa stocking you hang from the mantle, and it's a wine flask. Perfect for a nice Shiraz or Cab Sav. Each "stocking" holds 2.25 litres, and is made from BPA-free, FDA approved food grade plastic, according to Amazon.

Speaking of which; despite us suggesting 'tis not quite the season yet, Secret Santa will be here before you know it, and seeing it looks like you might have to get this little beauty from somewhere like Amazon, you'd might want to start thinking about placing an order. Snail mail and all that jazz.

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Tags: Christmas, Santa, Presents, Wine

Posted: 5 October, 2016

Awesome New Rooftop Bar In Melbourne CBD

Nothing better than rooftop frothies!

Melbourne is home to an brilliant new open air bar - The Rooftop at QT!

It's the 11th floor of the Russell Street hotel with great views of the CBD.

If you want to give it a go it's open everyday from 4:30pm - 1am.


The Rooftop at QT
Level 11, 133 Russell Street, Melbourne
(03) 8636 8800

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Posted: 20 September, 2016

Meet The Hamdog

What an invention! Question is, where to get our hands on one?

Image source: Hamdog on Facebook

An Aussie genius is about to take over the world with the next big thing in fast food.

Introducing, the Hamdog. A beautiful union of delicious hamburger and mouth-watering hot dog, all the way from WA.

Utter brilliance.

Better yet, the creator of the Hamdog, Mark Murray, has successfully secured a US patent for the "combination hamburger hot dog bread bun", back in 2009.

That's forward thinking right there.

The Hamdog consists of a beef patty cut in half, with a frankfurt inserted in the middle. It's topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles and three sauces - American mustard, tomato sauce and mayonnaise.

All this for a paltry $8.

Mark Murray has the buns specially made in a Perth bakery, although from all accounts it's a labour intesive process. So he's looking at ways to improve the process.

Either way, you can see where the Hamdog will appear next via their Facebook page.

We. Can. Not. Wait!

Further, Clairsy, Matt and Kymba from Perth's mix94.5 spoke with Mark Murray about his big invention, how he got panned on Shark Tank and where the inspiration for the mighty Hamdog came. It involves a hamburger, a hot dog and a bit of booze ;)

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Tags: Food, Hamburgers, Perth

Posted: 12 September, 2016

Melbourne Restaurant Wins World’s Best Paella Competition


A Melbourne restaurant has come out on top in the 56th Concurso Internacional de Paella Valenciana (Valencia International Paella Competition)!

South Melbourne restaurant 'Simply Spanish' was awarded the Best Paella from a chef outside of Spain at the competition in Sueca near Valencia.

37 restaurants from the four corners of the planet participated this year to get take the title.

Simply Spanish is located on the Cecil St side of the South Melbourne market.

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Tags: Melbourne, Food

Posted: 22 August, 2016

KFC Secret Herbs & Spices Recipe Revealed


One of the world’s biggest culinary secrets has apparently been exposed - The 11 secret herbs and spices that made Kentucky Fried Chicken such a winner around the world.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the secret recipe was discovered by Colonel Harland Sanders' nephew, Joe Ledington of Kentucky, in a scrapbook belonging to his aunt Claudia, who was Sanders' second wife.

Check out the recipe below… and it’s understood the Ts stand for tablespoons.

11 Spices Mix With 2 Cups White Fl.
1) 2/3 Ts Salt
2) 1 Ts Thyme
3) 1 Ts Basil
4) 1/3 Ts Origino (sic)
5) 1 Ts Celery Salt
6) 1 Ts Black Pepper
7) 1 Ts Dried Mustard
8) 4 Ts Paprika
9) 2 Ts Garlic Salt
10) 1 Ts Ground Ginger
11) 3 Ts White Pepper

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Tags: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Posted: 17 August, 2016

Andrew’s Hamburgers Opens Second Store After 77-YEARS

Get around it!

Andrew’s Burgers has been dealing out their famous burgers in Albert Park since 1939...

Now, there is finally a second outlet, with a new store opening around the corner from the Queen Vic Market.

The menu hasn’t changed.... with no brioche buns in sight!

If you head there be sure to grab a Andrew’s Burger. You won’t regret it.



155 Franklin Street, Melbourne
(03) 9690 2126

Daily 10am–9pm

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Tags: Grub, Food

Posted: 22 July, 2016

The Tradie Diet By Adam MacDougall

Adam MacDougall and The Man Shake share the plan that works and still lets you have a beer or three

Chocolate milk and a pie for every meal is often called a ‘tradie diet’. It’s a diet that’ll see you joining two tool belts together to make one that fits around your gut.

Here are the rules for my Tradie Diet:

  1. Have a high protein breakfast like The Man Shake.
  2. Snack healthy - cans of tuna or salmon are great.
  3. In the drive thru, choose the healthy options!
  4. Diet right and you can still enjoy a cold beer at the end of a hard day.
  5. The best diet is the one you stick to. Find something that works for you and commit!

They’re the basic rules. Here’s how you can follow them every day.


Blokes need a high protein, low sugar breakfast - like eggs on wholemeal toast or The Man Shake for all the protein, vitamins and minerals you need to kick-start your day.  

Cereal is the worst as it’s mainly carbs and sugar. If you must, go 2 weetbix with 200g low sugar yoghurt.



Choose something with protein that’s low in sugar - like a can of tuna or a greek yoghurt.



A takeaway sandwich could be what you need. Grab one with meat – like ham, turkey or chicken breast - and minimal sauce (or the Man Shake).



A handful of nuts and a piece of fruit are perfect. They’re low in sugar with plenty of protein.



Grilled meat and steamed veggies. Yeah, it’s boring but you need your veggies!


That’s a pretty simple diet to stick to, especially if The Man Shake is part of it. Put your health first and see the difference.


Written by NRL Legend Adam MacDougall, founder of The Man Shake.

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Posted: 6 July, 2016

The LuWOW Is Closing For Good


The LuWOW - Fitzroy's best tropical tiki bar - is closing its doors for good.

Time Out report that the bar will say its final goodbyes at Christmas time.

For those who haven’t been the bar it features a tropical jungle of fake plants, hand carved tikis, and tropical ornaments of every description & a whole bunch of cocktails.

If you want to say your goodbyes, head to 62-70 Johnston St, Fitzroy.

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Tags: Melbourne, Tiki

Posted: 28 June, 2016

Melbourne Burger Joint Offering Free Burgers FOR LIFE


Popular Melbourne burger joint Mr Burger wants to give people free burgers for life.

Although, there is one serious catch…

The person must be willing to legally change their last name to Burger!

If they do they will be entitled to a burger a day for the rest of their life (or for as long as you retain the last name ‘Burger’).

To enter, you must:

• Change your last name to “Burger” via this application form.

• Send the Mr Burger team an email with a copy of the name-change confirmation from the Australian Government by July 31.

Mr Burger will also cover the change-of-name fee ($101.40) for anyone who actually goes through with it. There’s no cap on the number of winners.

What are you waiting for... 

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Tags: Burgers, Melbourne