Your Weekender - 2 November
5 things to make your weekend a happy place
Mr Burger | Around Melbourne | Twitter @mrburgertruck | fb.com/mrburgertruck
“Mr Burger sells burgers. From a food truck in Melbourne.” That’s what it says on Mr Burger’s Facebook page. It’s simple enough, but aside from the fact they sell burgers from a truck, we can’t tell you much more – they only opened yesterday. Check it out before the queues start. They’ll be spending the weekend Therry St down the lane, opposite the Vic Market Deli. Keep an eye out for the white and orange truck, follow them on Twitter, or head to wherethetruck.at to find its location.
Oldie but a goldie
The Hungarian | 362 Bridge Rd, Richmond| 0421 993 132| Open 7 days for lunch & from 6pm “until the last guest leaves” | thehungarian.com.au
Don’t let the awful website fool you, this place is the real deal. Think red checked tablecloths, plush couches, mismatched picture frames and – most importantly – authentic Hungarian food. There’s ‘Das Monsterschnitzel’, sztrapacska dumplings, roast pork knuckle, stuffed cabbage, beef goulash and surprisingly, a vegetarian menu. Try one of their famous crêpes for dessert, perhaps the diólikőrös-diós, with walnut and walnut liquor? Or if crêpes aren’t your thing, order the gesztenyepüréchestnut, chestnut meat cooked, slightly sweetened, compressed, frozen, then grated and served with cream.
Do & See
Summer Sunday Party on the Aylesbury Rooftop | 103 Lonsdale St| 4 Nov from 3pm | theaylesbury.com.au
Party? Rooftop? Sunday session? Sold. The Aylesbury is combining this delightful trio, as well as chillaxed beats by The Love Hotel District, Spanish paella, and “flamboyantly served” cocktails. We’re not entirely sure what that means, but feel free to join us while we sip on a Sir Earlton John this Sunday. Or maybe a Berlin Baller (Sailor Jerry’s snow cone with liquid nitrogen) is more your thing. Can’t make it? It’ll be on again on the first Sunday of next month too. Stunning city views are complementary.
Out of town
Toast to the Coast | $40 for the weekend, inc. a commemorative wine glass 103 Lonsdale St| 4 Nov | from 3pm | winegeelong.com.au/toast_to_the_coast
If you’re not heading to the Cup this weekend, you can still get your drink on. You might as well make a weekend of it like everyone else and head to Geelong’s annual wine festival. Raise your glasses and ‘toast to the coast’, as more than 30 wineries showcase their premium cool climate wines, with a side of food and tunes. Did we mention there are free wine tastings? Just make sure you organise a designated driver, or get involved with the shuttle bus.
Table of the week
Seamstress | 30% off your entire bill | Book Now
Seamstress was once a Chinatown warehouse servicing the rag-trade, hence the name and the decore. We simply can’t get enough of this place! The kitchen shuns the traditional division of entree and main, instead offering most menu items at small, medium and large dishes. It changes daily and is decidedly Cantonese focused with a contemporary twist.