Category Archives: A Match Plus

Sesame bagel & flat white

You could be forgiven for thinking that bagels originated in the United States, and that their creator invented cream cheese and smoked salmon at the same time. But while Americans may have turned the bagel into a profitable commodity and … Continue reading

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Punjabi Khadi & Feral Hop Hog IPA

In India it is common to find yourself sharing a freeway with cows, motorcycles, pedestrians and trucks, all zigzagging their way through the roads’ unpredictabilities. What is not common to find in Melbourne, is an array of locally produced beers … Continue reading

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Balls & Montepulcioano

Balls are usually not the most attractive shape for food presentation. Partly because you don’t really know what’s inside them, they’re hard to share and they end up having the same colour when cooked. But what if balls actually tasted … Continue reading

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Mr. Miyagi & Sam Adams

Most of us would agree that a burger without chips is not a burger. Yet what about if you add to that a great brew? The ultimate meal? There might be more majestic options, but to come across a great … Continue reading

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Spicy tuna roll and Sake

I don’t like sake, or at least without food. This I only got to learn after several unsuccessful vague attempts and just recently, a visit to Maedaya in Richmond. This small, but soon to be upgraded stylish bar and grill … Continue reading

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Pork crackling & 8 Haywired IPA

Where should I start? Crackling of the day, 8 rotating tap beers or 250+ bottled beers to choose from? Whether you fancy creamy, rich, chocolately porters, or crisp, light, tangy wheat beer, Josie Bones will have your bag AND match … Continue reading

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Little Boy & Sierra Nevada

There is a special moment in everyone’s life (except vegos) when one discovers the greatness of BBQ; Authentic, unconcerned about charm, juicy, tender soooo rewarding charcoal love. Tucked away in the deep south of Melbourne’s inner suburbs is Big Boy BBQ. Serving … Continue reading

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