{Guest Post} Cocktails With MAD MEN: The Old Fashioned

{Guest Post} Cocktails With MAD MEN: The Old Fashioned

“The three ingredient cocktail doesn’t lie.” Audrey Saunders, Pegu Club, New York. In Season 3, Episode 3 of Mad Men, Don Draper leaps over a bar and prepares an Old Fashioned for himself and Conrad Hilton. It’s an expression of masculinity and capability, a Master of...
Pinocchio on Toorak Road – no dead wood here

Pinocchio on Toorak Road – no dead wood here

Turning off Chapel Street we break into a light jog along Toorak Road – it is pouring with rain and we are tempted to dive into the tried and tested spice temple that is Dainty Sichuan. But we persevere, passing South Yarra station (a first for us – we normally catch...
Likely Looking Londoners: Worship Street Whistling Shop

Likely Looking Londoners: Worship Street Whistling Shop

As soon as I knew I was heading to London I started to compile a list of places that no matter what – I MUST VIST.  This wasn’t even on my radar but as soon as I landed almost every London foodie worth their salt Twittered me – ‘get your arse down to the Whistling...
Polpo, Mishkins and Spuntino – Soho’s Hottest Newcomers

Polpo, Mishkins and Spuntino – Soho’s Hottest Newcomers

Polpo, Mishkins & Spuntino Fasten your seatbelts, we’ve gone international. The following blog is broadcast live from London. Follow our journey via the wonders of the internets. Wot-ho old chaps! When we were last in London, Beak Street’s Polpo was one of...
The Zetter Townhouse, London

The Zetter Townhouse, London

Cocktail Bar Clerkenwell Road  London EC1M 5RJ Fasten your seatbelts, we’ve gone international. The following blog is broadcast live from London. Follow our journey via the wonders of the internets. Wot-ho old chaps! ~For the first time ever – the Sharking team...
Melbourne’s Best Bars

Melbourne’s Best Bars

Melbourne ain’t short of watering holes and this year we revelled in quality and quirky craft beers – not just from microbreweries but also wineries and cider-makers. And it’s not just what’s in the glass that counts but the surrounds, too....
Wagamama takes on Oz

Wagamama takes on Oz

Since moving to Melbourne, one of the many things I enthuse about to friends back home is the lack of big-name chains – I can only think of two Starbucks in the CBD, a handful of Pizza Hut/Dominoes kind of places in the inner suburbs and, when compared to the...