Nina Rousseau

Nina Rousseau

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Zaatar

Mezza plate from Zaatar restaurant in Coburg.

East meets west with a salty hurrah at Zaatar, in the form of a hot, half-moon haloumi and Vegemite pie.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Sep 04 03:00:00 EST 2012

B.East

Filthy Beast burger from The B.East in Brunswick East.

Burger bars are sprinkling the city like sesame seeds on a brioche bun, but the 100-seater B.East - with its buns, beer and live music - cranks things up a notch.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Aug 14 03:00:00 EST 2012

Kitchenboys

Kitchenboys, Warburton.

Kitchenboys, an informal but modern backstreet Asian kitchen, shows that changes are afoot in Warburton.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Aug 07 03:00:00 EST 2012

Subi Q

Seafood pancake from Subi Q Korean restaurant in South Yarra.

Subi Q's timing is good - Korean is one of the city's ''it'' cuisines - and if you live around the corner, Subi Q is a cosy neighbourhood option.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 31 03:00:00 EST 2012

Safari Restaurant

Fadareshin from Safari Restaurant.

This Ascot Vale restaurant is a chilled-out way to experience traditional Somali food.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 24 03:00:00 EST 2012

How the taco won Melbourne

Grilled fish with black bean & corn salsa from Radio Mexico.

On the trail of the city's buzziest taquerias, Nina Rousseau ponders how long is too long to wait for this humble street food.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 17 03:00:00 EST 2012

Nama Nama

Bento at Nama Nama.

Nama Nama puts the ''sole'' back into Japanese soul food.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 17 03:00:00 EST 2012

Chinese Jin Dumpling House

Chinese Jin Dumpling House.

Chinese Jin Dumpling House

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 10 03:00:00 EST 2012

Small Victories

Baked eggs, smoked salmon, organic chive quarch and honey mustard from Small Victories cafe in North Carlton.

With a dream cast of hospitality high-achievers and fine-dining food at cafe prices, this Carlton North cafe is a chic transformation of the former Rathdowne Street Food Store.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 03 03:00:00 EST 2012

Rita's Cafeteria

Potato, truffle oil, rosemary and panchetta pizza from Rita's Cafeteria in Abbottsford.

'Rustico' is the word for Rita's Cafeteria, a five-week-old neighbourhood haven - cafe by day, pizzeria and pasta bar by night - down the forgotten end of Johnston Street.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jun 19 03:00:00 EST 2012

The Peddler

The Peddler cafe in Nunawading.

The Peddler has invigorated a sleepy strip and created a cosy, neighbourly hub.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jun 05 03:00:00 EST 2012

San Telmo

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HSC Study Guide Pic of Jacqueline Ingram who is studying Music 2 at St Andrews Cathedral in Sydney Thursday the 24th of May 2012 Feature SMH Picture by FIONA MORRIS

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Authentic replica of a Buenos Aires steakhouse.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 29 03:00:00 EST 2012

Jack & Daisy

Corn fritters from Jack and Daisy cafe in Pascoe Vale.

Jack & Daisy is a stronghold in a neighbourhood where cafes are few, the blocks are big, and kids' clutter fills many a yard.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 22 03:00:00 EST 2012

South of Johnston

Smoked salmon on sourdough at South of Johnston.

On a packed Sunday, meals arrived with pace and all together.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 15 03:00:00 EST 2012

Komeyui

The sushi and sashimi combination from Komeyui Japanese restaurant in Port Melbourne.

From sushi to the sake brulee, this is honest cuisine at a fair price.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 08 03:00:00 EST 2012

Abbout Falafel House

The falafel deal from Abbout Falafel House in Coburg.

Abbout Falafel House

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 01 03:00:00 EST 2012

Lip Cafe

The corn fritters from Lip Cafe in Ivanhoe.

You want to pick up Lip Cafe and give it a big squeeze, it's so cute.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Apr 17 03:00:00 EST 2012

Myeong-Ga Madang

Steamed king prawn dish from Myeong-ga Madang.

You don't so much enter as ascend to this plushly carpeted haven of Korean charcoal barbecue.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Apr 03 03:00:00 EST 2012

Ragusa Restaurant

Ragusa.

The rustic Croatian dishes are spot-on at this fun Williamstown restaurant.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Mar 27 03:00:00 EST 2012

Sebastian's Food & Wine

The quinoa, beetroot salad from Sebastian's Food and Wine cafe in Hampton.

Sebastian's Food & Wine is buzzy, cruisy, licensed - everything you want from a local.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Mar 13 03:00:00 EST 2012