Corn Chips

Smith and Daughters

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Non Alcoholic Cocktails

(No Way Rosé, Coco No Vod-co with Watermelon, Coco No Vod-co with Pineapple, Chill Niño)

Each were deliciously refreshing!

★★★★☆

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Nachos Cargados

(slow cooked jackfruit carnitas, chipotle salsa, molten spicy cheddar sauce, pickled jalapeños, guacamole, coriander cream, blue and white corn chips)

Nearly every table around us had a plate of these nachos so we knew straight away that we had to order some. The blue corn chips turned out to be a lot crispier than the regular ones, while the jackfruit carnitas provided a nice meaty texture. This was good for vegan nachos but I couldn’t help but think how much better this could have been with cheese!

★★★☆☆

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Quesadilla

(spiced black bean and cheese quesadilla served with chipotle salsa and avocado cream)

Delicious quesadilla served with AMAZING avocado cream!

★★★★☆

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Champiñones Al Ajillo

(button mushrooms simmered in a creamy Spanish sauce of Pedro Ximenéz, garlic and smoked paprika, served with toasted bread)

This flavoursome dish was wonderfully rich yet light, making these mushrooms very addictive.

★★★★☆

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Dulce De Leche Doughnuts

(Spanish doughnuts filled with dulce de leche cream)

The dulce de leche cream didn’t exactly fill these sugar dusted doughnuts but rather sat on top of them.

★★★☆☆

Overall:

What a fantastic vibe this place has! The dark stone walls, vintage prints and tattooed staff gave this place a definite punk rock feel. Service was friendly and the food pretty tasty considering that everything here is vegan.

Smith and Daughters

Smith and Daughters

175 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC

(03) 9939 3293

http://www.smithanddaughters.com/

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The Beer and Burger Bar

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Beef Burger (beef patty, smoked bacon, beetroot relish, cheese, tomato, lettuce, American mustard, tomato sauce, aioli)

Wonderful smoky bacon, marginally dry brioche bun, bland patty, excessive relish that overpowered the entire burger.

★★☆☆☆

Onion Rings with relish and aioli

★★★★☆

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El Mucho Burger (free range spicy chicken, chipotle aioli, jalapeños, lettuce, corn salsa, smashed avo and corn chips)

★★☆☆☆

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C.C.G (chips, cheese, gravy)

★★☆☆☆

Spicy Chicken Wings

★★☆☆☆

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Inconsistent. One was lumpy and clearly tasted like salted caramel, while another was smooth and tasted like mild caramel.

★★☆☆☆

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 $2.50 pots all day Tuesday? Yes please!

Overall:

Ordinary burgers, average service, casual atmosphere. Come for the $2.50 pots on Tuesdays.

The Beer and Burger Bar

112 Swan St, Richmond, VIC

(03) 9429 5934

http://www.tbbb.com.au/

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El Chino

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 El Nachos Montana

(corn chips, grilled mozzarella, salsa mexicana, organic black beans, guacamole, jalapeños, sour cream)

★★☆☆☆

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Sweet corn on the cob

(charred corn with smoked paprika, sour cream, parmesan, chilli)

★★☆☆☆

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Conchinita pibil

(organic pulled pork, slow cooked in achiote chilli, orange, pickled Spanish onions, and apples)

★★☆☆☆

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 Mexican rice, organic black beans, warm tortillas

★★☆☆☆

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Pork taco (pulled pork, chilli, orange, pickled Spanish onion)

Beef taco (beef in chipotle and smoked paprika, salsa verde, coriander, lime)

Prawn taco (pan fried prawns, purple cabbage, salsa mexicana, and chipotle aioli on blue corn tortilla)

★★☆☆☆

Overall:

Awesome courtyard out the back, friendly staff, unexceptional food. And why is this place called ‘the Chinese’?

El Chino

214 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North, VIC

(03) 9078 7974

http://www.elchino.com.au/

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