Video Watch - 20 September 2008

Jordin Sparks (duet with Chris Brown) – No Air

This issue we explore the lung-busting world of the Power Ballad. Few musical devices are more explosive and invite more vocal gymnastics than the Power Ballad… except, of course, when you gene splice the Power Ballad with the Duet. That’s right, the Power Ballad Duet: frightening for its raw primeval grunt and awesome in its

Alfresco - 15 September 2008

Mumu Grill

Mumu Grill: 70 Alexander St, Crows Nest NSW (02) 9460 6877 or At Mumu Grill the old steakhouse norms have been put out to pasture. The new Mumu concept combines the highest quality sustainable and organic produce with the age-old, flavour-enhancing cooking process of the wood-fired oven. The very best of seasonal Australian meat,

Lounge - 15 September 2008

Cocktails & Dreams VIP

Cocktails & Dreams Nightclub: Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise (07) 5592 1955 or Cocktails & Dreams on the Gold Coast has opened its VIP bar: CD’s. Aiming to attract an upmarket crowd, the club lays out a red carpet to the entrance with lavish black drapes framing the walkway and a smart dress code is

Bar - 15 September 2008


Bosisto’s Liquor Bar: 318 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC (03) 9428 6888 or It’s ‘goodbye Asia, hello Europe’ for the team behind Double Happiness and New Gold Mountain. Like most savvy operators, they’re always looking for something new to sink their teeth into. Seeing an opportunity for a boutique venue on Bridge Road, Richmond, the

Local - 15 September 2008

Big Cohiba

Siglo: Level 2, 161 Spring St, Melbourne (03) 9654 6300 The Melbourne Supper Club has been a late-night quaffing institution going on 10 years now. It’s Con Christopoulos’ baby, and the sibling to The European — the adjacent bistro he established around the same time. Since those formative days he’s taken on the tenancy of

Local - 5 September 2008

All the Signs are There

Wests Ashfield: 115 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield NSW (02) 8752 2000 or It’s no good spending squillions on a fancy interior design and installing the best audiovisual gear available if the exterior of the venue looks as inviting as the Port Hedland Detention Centre. Advertising agencies charge manufacturers a bomb to design wrappers for their

Bar - 4 September 2008

A New Undertaking

The Undertaker: 329 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC (03) 9818 3944 or After a healthy lifespan of three years — making Undertaker about the ripe old age of a half-century in hospitality years — Olivia Frawley and family decided to bury the old design and layout, and resurrect the venue with a touch of Melbourne