Bringing back brekkie
Melbourne resident Jamie Wodetzki is a people's foodie who takes time to think about the little meals. Talking to Yahoo earlier this year, our Jamie lamented, "the pathetic coverage of breakfast by mainstream food critics. All they really care about are those other meals". The Breakfast Blog is his way of fighting back – a selfless pursuit of the city's pre-midday eateries. His new-found status as a breakfast don leads him all over the world, but his focus always returns to Melbourne. Follow this link for his top-rated Melbourne brekkies – all 19/20. Nobody has received full marks yet.
So, we've got the morning-after covered, but what about the night before? Tomato is a prolific Melbourne blog with great tips in its 'bars and pubs' and 'beverage' sections. This post on the Emerald Hill Brewery (20 Ross Street) samples one of the city's clandestine drinking options: "Down the alley on the left is a small nondescript warehouse with a roller door. The only sign of life is a small, lit sign above a door. We arrive at 5.30pm and there are only a handful of people sampling the two award-winning beers on tap, a pale ale and a wheat beer. Soon the place fills up." There are other great tips scattered around the site; this one requires some hunting.
While the back slapping is going on I'd like to announce that I have managed to cobble the vanilla slice blog together over at Wordpress. The header needs a better photo, but that will come in good time. And while The Custard Crusaders probably won't be sampling every day, we will endeavour to plow our way through as many vanilla slices as possible.