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  • 23 Best Foodie Experiences 2016

    The World Loves Melbourne had some amazing foodie experiences in 2016 and here are our top 23 foodie experiences (not in order). We also enjoyed many top notch events and launches and several amazing corporate box experiences in both Melbourne and Sydney.

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  • Lulu Cafe and Gallery

    LULU Cafe and Gallery is a shining European style haven in North Melbourne for foodies and art lovers alike. This is surely one of the hidden gems of Melbourne. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to LULU Cafe and Gallery to sample the menu (including breakfast/lunch all day menu as well as the dinner menu) and was highly impressed.

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  • Hopscotch New Urban Beer Bar

    Cue Southbank’s latest resident, HOPSCOTCH. Found on the riverside promenade overlooking the city, Melbourne’s new Urban Beer Bar is more like your dream backyard, complete with 30 flavours of beer on tap. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to the launch Head Chef, Adam Baughan’s menu is next level street food with worldly flavours that certainly pack a punch – Baughan recommends the Beer Can Chicken (winner winner chicken dinner), The Reuben and Bearded Beef Lover brewer board.

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  • Chadstone Unveils Massive Expansion

    More than 60 new retail stores, two new dining precincts and a new state-of-the-art HOYTS cinema complex have opened this week, when the first and most significant phase of Chadstone’s $660 million development was officially unveiled to excited shoppers under its iconic Australian-first glass gridshell roof. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to the VIP launch.

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  • Best Craft Beer Places in Melbourne

    The World Loves Melbourne has some favourite craft beer bars and restaurants in Melbourne. sometimes you just need somewhere to meet with friends for a friendly "sesh" and some matching food.

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  • Best Pizza Restaurants in Melbourne

    Where is the best pizza in Melbourne? Wood fired pizzas, gourmet pizzas and Italian style are fashionable. We are evolving this article all the time but have our favourites.

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  • Best Burgers in Melbourne

    Best burgers in Melbourne, we have searched high and low for the best this city has to offer. The humble burger has risen in status to be a gourmet item of choice on menus across Melbourne. Culinary giants are making their own burger versions for customers. There seems to be a trend away from old school burgers to burgers that incorporate more gourmet and quality ingredients. The trend is away from the huge burger to something almost stylish and smaller - yet packs a punch.

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  • 20 More Top Dishes to Try in Melb

    What are the best dishes in Melbourne right now? We've been out and about sourcing the hottest and best dishes in Melbourne. Check out this list of 20 Must Try dishes in Melbourne.

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Visit to Merricks Creek

Visit to Merricks Creek

Magical Winery
Fancy Hanks Centre Stage

Fancy Hanks Centre Stage

Bringing it to Bourke St
Daylesford Trip

Daylesford Trip

Perfect road trip
Best Cheap Eats

Best Cheap Eats

Best Cheap Eats Melbourne

Arts

The World Loves Melbourne Music

 

It must have been 2002.  I don’t know for sure but I know it was around that time.  I know because I can’t find anything about it on Google and because my smartphone wasn’t invented yet to take photographic evidence.  It was February, THAT I remember, actually it was my best friends Birthday.  But instead of spending it with him like all of his other friends I chose to go and see his favourite band… without him… P.O.D.

I must have been 18 or 19 and whilst I’d already been to what seemed like hundreds of other shows by that time this one was different.  I did all the things you do at that age; I lined up early, I got front row with my chest pressed hard against the crowd barrier, I grabbed the mic as the singer leant into the crowd and gave it my best shot singing along with him… It was sweaty, smelly and uncomfortable and yet for some reason, that night at the Corner Hotel, I knew that this is exactly where I wanted to be for the rest of my life.

Cool story Adam, how the hell do I get that 5 minutes back?!  Well, you don’t.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is that I am now officially writing for The World Loves Melbourne and it is my job to cover all things Melbourne music.

Coming here you’ll see interviews with bands, reviews of anything from film clips to live performances, song premieres and news of upcoming tours. So long as they are based in Melbourne, from Melbourne or touring Melbourne then we’d love to be writing about them.

So what makes me the right guy for the job?! That’s a good question, and thank you for asking.  Firstly, and most obviously, I live in Melbourne.  I think that’s fairly important when establishing one’s credentials for writing articles on a blog like this.  Secondly, I love music. Almost all forms of it. There are obviously genre’s that I personally appreciate more than others, but I like to think I can remove myself enough as to present to you fair and unbiased articles on any style of music. I guess time will tell...

 

Less importantly (and I honestly mean that) is that music is my way of life.  I am actually musically illiterate, but have had some success running my own touring and management company over the last few years.  I’m not just writing these articles because I ‘like’ music I’m writing them because I love it.  I have risked my entire wellbeing on promoting it, on building it, on developing it and on experiencing it.

To put it frankly, I am stoked to be writing for you.  I hope that over time you forgive me for my bad humour, my obsession with stories and my terrible photography skills. But most importantly, together, this place can become an arena where we can all enjoy the music together.

@theadamkelly.

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