Hammer & Tong 412 – http://www.hammerandtong.com.au/ French toast, lamb ribs, lobster omlette. Fitzroy. Legit. Advertisements

Brother Burger & the Marvellous Brew – http://www.brotherburger.com.au/ “OH, BROTHER” – Double 100% Wagyu Beef patty, double cheese,  jalapeños, lettuce, American mustard, ketchup, pickled onion. Fitzroy. Legit.

The Starting Five of 2013

Call it what you want, the best, the most impressive, the most highly rated. I’m a big basketball fan, so I’ll just call these my ‘starting five’. The value equation is important to me, and is why you don’t see heavy hitters such as Attica on this list as it can be unreasonable to dine…

D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana – http://www.docgroup.net/ Various Pizzas. Carlton. Legit.

The Town Mouse – http://www.thetownmouse.com.au/ Shaved Calamari, Duck Breast. Carlton Would go back.

Cacao Fine Chocolates & Patisserie – http://www.cacao.com.au/ Flaky Donuts. Would Go Back. Various Locations.

cavallini – http://www.cavallini.com.au/ assorted cakes and pastries. clifton hill. would go back.

Gypsy & Pig – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gypsy-Pig/400784946646894 braised pork belly, tonkatsu, lamb ribs. cbd would go back.

hero – http://herosubs.com.au/ #throwback (meatball), #brklyn (pulled lamb), donuts cbd. worth trying.

sugarbun – https://www.facebook.com/SugarbunMelbourne & http://www.sugarbun.com/ ice kachung cbd. Worth Trying.

boney – http://boney.net.au/ ginger & lemongrass creme brulee, pork belly sausages, jalapeno donuts, slow baked lamb shoulder, prawn  skewers, brownie. cbd. worth trying.