Your Weekender 26 Oct 2012
6 things to get you through the weekend
Cellar Bar | 34 Inkerman St, St Kilda | (03) 9537 1777 | Seven days 7pm-1am
Once upon a time we stepped into palace like opulence, ate a whole goat (in Taco’s), were surrounded by bourgeoisie and watched a bit of burlesque. Introducing you to the Cellar Bar; it’s below the Newmarket Hotel and absolutely nothing like the Newmarket Hotel. It opens tonight and it’s for those of you who want fine dining, Latin, burlesque and ballroom (all in one). What? Yes, we don’t know what that means either but they’ve achieved it (we witnessed it all last night). You should know that the Cellar Bar is HUGE; it’s far more restaurant than bar (can we say 90/10) and in anyone’s language it is something very different. Try it though; it’s a story to tell…
Brother Fox | 648 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn | (03) 9819 0948 |
Chashar Bliss on Glenferrie road has undergone a rebrand. It’s now Brother Fox. The interior has been spruced up, as has the menu. Breakfast is served from 7am-11.30am on weekdays and all day on weekends. Get around the Merguez Scrambled special of North African lamb sausage, Spanish onion, mushrooms, cherry tomato and spinach, or the jumbo toasties, buttermilk pancakes and other classics. Lunch ranges from fish tacos and burgers to curries and pulled pork quesadillas, while seafood features heavily on the dinner menu. They pump John Legend over the speakers and are in the perfect spot for people watching AND they offer complementary Hershey’s Kisses at the counter. Welcome to the family, Brother Fox.
Oldie but a goldie
Supper Inn | 15 Celestial Ave, Melbourne | (03) 9663 4759| Seven days 5.30pm-2.30am
It’s past midnight in the city. Let’s face it; you’re pretty tipsy, and very hungry. Where in this forsaken concrete grid are you going to get a decent bite to eat? Why, Supper Inn, of course! The joint has been feeding the drunk and disorderly (as well as the sober and serene) flavoursome Cantonese chow for over a quarter of a century. Regardless of your blood alcohol reading, you won’t be disappointed by your meal here.
Do & See
24 hour Impossible Orchestra| Arts Center Melbourne, Hamer Hall| Sat 27 Oct to Sun 28 Oct, 5pm-5pm | artscentremelbourne.com.au
We know you love a free gig. Everyone loves a free gig. This weekend, we’ve found a free gig, and it goes for 24 hours. The Impossible Orchestra will take the Hamer Hall stage this weekend to raise awareness for Australia’s 2.6 million unpaid family carers. If you pull an all-nighter, you’ll see over 270 of our best Aussie musicians as well as special guest conductors such as Colin Lane and performers such as Charlie Pickering and Josh Thomas. Tickets are available in three hour sessions. Seats are limited, so booking online is recommended.
Day of the Dead Festival | 26th to 2nd November | Venues around Melbourne | DotDFestival.com.au
Melbourne’s first, this is a celebration of Mexico’s finest party day (or in this case, week!). It’s associated with the dead but certainly not morbid or depressing, rather it’s a major celebration. There are 12 events ranging from a Warehouse Pop-Up Fiesta, Maya Tequila Bar’s Dia de Muertos dinner party, and the Newmarket Hotel’s Mexican Fiesta on Wednesday the 31st. Clichés yes but aren’t they grand; taco’s, mariachi, margarita’s and always a cold cerveza.
Out of town
Paella Feast at Brandy Creek | Brandy Creek Wines, 570 Buln Buln Road, Drouin East| (03) 5625 4498 | Oct 27, Nov 11 | brandycreekwines.com.au/paella
During lunchtime this Saturday, you could be feasting on unlimited paella. But you have to know how and where. Luckily, Agenda has the how and where covered. Here’s the how: ring Brandy Creek Wines and book a ticket for $68. The where? Don’t be lazy, check the website! When you arrive, be sure to scoff as much of the five regional variations of paella that you can manage before they hit your stomach, leaving you full and useless. This paella palooza also includes a glass of Tempranillo wine, Spanish guitar and flamenco dancers.