So readers, can you tell me the last time you dined at Blue Train in Southbank?

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Saint Crispin is the patron saint of cobblers (people that make shoes, not the fruit pie kind) and Saint Crispin the restaurant is located in an old cobbler’s workshop. Got it?

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Why do some restaurants work and some don’t? It might be just me but there seems to have been a lot of closures in the last year, of both old and new (and those in-between) places.

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Once again I was able to use Frequent Flyer points (45, 000) to upgrade my Premium Economy ticket to Business class for my flight home (QF94) from LAX.

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From conversations had, and other blog posts read, it seems that Tokyo Teppanyaki has been on Chapel street since the beginning of time.

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I have to admit, I was pretty excited when I heard Sake was coming to Melbourne, as J and I have had great dining experiences at both the Brisbane and Sydney restaurants.

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How last minute have you ever booked a hotel? A week? A day? A few hours?

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Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar is part of the Crown Metropol complex and occupies the space vacated by Gordon Ramsey’s Maze.

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I was standing in the entrance of Brooks changing my sensible flat shoes for pretty high heels when I heard someone saying hello to me through the walls.

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I don’t think Flower Drum needs too much of an introduction.

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Mrs Parma’s is a pub at the top end of the city specialising in that classic dish, the parmigiana.

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Traffic can cause havoc with your plans.

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Last year Virgin offered Qantas frequent flyers the chance to status match. Whatever status you were with Qantas, Virgin would automatically give you the same status in their Velocity scheme. This made J a platinum member with both airlines.

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‘These guys know what they are doing’. I am not sure how many times Panda said that over the course of our latest degustation dinner but I wasn’t going to argue with her, the guys (and girls) at Estelle Bar and Kitchen DO know what they are doing. And they do it very well.

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