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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

Stones Rock Melbourne

The Rolling Stones proved why they are still arguably the biggest band in the world with a high energy classy performance at Rod Laver Arena. With an endless catalogue of hits to choose from the band thrilled the audience with trademark Jagger moves and a seriously tight and expansive show. Jagger joked about how it had been 50 years since they played The Palais and it seemed they'd improved with age since those days. The World Loves Melbourne is thankful for $600 ticket into the Tongue Pit area where we were only metres from the band. The best place to enjoy a gig.

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Having grown up with a fair amount of the Stones and even attempted a few of their songs in our band TV Dinners this was like a part of my life. From Street Fighting Man, to Midnight Gambler to Miss You and Honky Tonk Woman, the hits just kept coming. The Stones were getting into it and Jagger was irrepressible prancing around the stage with still killer vocals and sass.

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The connection with Melbourne was there - even Jagger alluded to wanting to be a "barista in Brighton". Which made me wonder if he'd ever been to Fitzroy for decent coffee...

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Keith Richard and Ronnie Woods were in fine form often looking across at each other with an understanding built on decades. Charlie Watts always takes a low key place and he was his usual reliable cool self in the background.

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The crowd were animated at this intimate Stones show (compared to some of the larger stadiums) with many dancing or at least tapping and swaying. These days the punters are prone less to dance and more to hold up their smartphones. As you do.

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Check out more of the pics we took on the night.

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