what's parkrun?

parkrun is a weekly, free 5km timed fun run with over 1000 locations around the world.  Here's why almost 2 million people run, walk or jog through their local park every week.

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lady nelson's, windsor

There’s no greater sign of love than to name a wine bar after your beloved, and so Lady Nelson’s emerged on busy Chapel St in popular Windsor when Rick Nelson named this charming spot after his wine loving wife Kat.

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the green at st columbs, hawthorn

Update - This venue has changed owners and is now Chaplain's Office Cafe.  I hear good things...

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dribbles burgers, essendon

Burger, beer and basketball lovers of Essendon rejoice for Dribbles has these key ingredients slam dunked.  Introducing one of the newest burger places in town, the triple threat of Mount Alexander Road has all your NBA Finals action ready to go with a side of loaded fries, beer on tap and basketball themed burgers.

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mammoth, armadale

Amazing food worth driving across town for is what you’ll find at this deservedly popular Armadale café.  Set on the corner of Malvern Rd and Beatty Ave, Mammoth makes up for it’s compact size with bold, punchy flavors.  Their tag line of “eat mammoth” is well and truly justified.

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cafe de la ville, south yarra

Venue now closed

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post parkrun breakfast, victoria

The best cafes to refuel at after parkrun in locations around Victoria.

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lux foundry, brunswick

The spacious delight that is Lux Foundry can be found in Hope St, just off Sydney Road in Brunswick and it's worth crossing the river for.

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dinner by heston blumenthal, melbourne

If you have a special occassion coming up Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is the ideal Melbourne location to have it.

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las chicas, balaclava

Once you've visited Las Chicas you will understand why it won its category in the Best Victorian Restaurant Awards for 2015.  What lured me to Balaclava aside from this accolade was the presence of a breakfast burrito. 

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kuu, south melbourne

Japanese precision and perfection comes to Park St in the most calm, compact and cute way at KUU.  This matcha infused culinary delight with its light filled, white walled space will win you over whether you love a traditional Japanese breakfast or prefer a beautiful Bircher.

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the 12 best burgers in melbourne

To say I’ve eaten a lot of burgers to come up with this list would be a major understatement.  As I went through my Everest sized folder of burger memories it became clear that I am quite the connoiuseur of a juicy beef pattie, smothered with oozing cheese on sweet, sweet brioche.  This is my gift to you, the best burgers in Melbourne.

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the 13 best tastes of melbourne

The annual Taste of Melbourne, although I think it is equally Drink of Melbourne, is underway at Albert Park Lake and in honour of freaky Friday the 13th I bring you the top 13 tastes of the event.

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hard pressed, east melbourne

Lovers of coffee and Cuba, this one’s for you.  If you can’t make your way to South America this weekend, fear not, for Hard Pressed is bringing the tortas (sandwiches) to you.  All you need to do is to make your way to the lovely, leafy enclave of East Melbourne to sample these delectable delights.

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little by little, berwick

Four months in and this little café is going strong. Hidden behind some striking gum trees on the corner of Clyde Rd and Reserve St, 500 metres from the Berwick train station you’ll find Little by Little with it’s welcoming staff and modern all day breakfast and brunch menu.

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the 12 best butchers in victoria

“Forget throwing a bloody shrimp on the barbie, that’s like a b-grade porno compared to the We Love our Lamb campaign” so started the salubrious proceedings at the Langham for the annual Australian Meat Industry Council awards, celebrating the best butchers in Victoria.

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east ivy, ivanhoe east

Like a regular Ruth Reichl I arrived unannounced to sample the breakfast menu at the 2-month-old East Ivy café, brought to you by the owners of the highly rated Lux Foundry in the hipster capital of Melbourne…Brunswick.  My past life as a mystery shopper came in handy as I surreptitiously surveyed my surroundings and played the part of a regular Ivanhoe East resident popping in for a spot of breakfast.

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second home, eltham

As soon as I saw “spag on toast” on the menu I knew this would be my kind of second home.  The Parisian chic vibe of South Yarra’s Entrecote has been blue printed and transplanted into a gum tree lined back street of Eltham, nestled amongst car mechanics and factories. 

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tokyo bird, surry hills

Down Belmore Lane, behind Brooklyn Hide is a tiny Tokyo Bird sign guiding you towards date night perfection. As you slip in through the lane way sliding door you say sayonara to Surry Hills and konbanwa to your new favourite, minimalistically stylish Japanese yakitori bar. 

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