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Lucky 88 giveaway at Rice Paper Sister
Rice Paper Sister might be the younger sibling to Rice Paper Scissors but they are by no means any less accomplished. The soulful southeast Asian eatery focuses on local ingredients and refined dishes – but that doesn’t mean they don’t like a bit of fun. On the second Sunday of every month from February to April Rice Paper Sister are hosting their Lucky 88 event where guests get eight dishes and eight matching wines for $88. Each of the three events run from February to April and have their own special theme with Vietnamese, Filipino and Thai nights all on the cards. Feeling lucky? We're giving away five double passes to one of Rice Paper Sister's Lucky 88 dinners. Not only that but the winning pair will also score a copy of Rice Paper Scissors' new cookbook. To book your spot at one of the Lucky 88 dinners simply click here. You’ve got until Friday February 16 to enter, the prize can be redeemed anywhere between February 18 to April 15. Name: Email: Gender: Female Male Non-binary Year of Birth: Postcode: Do you have a lot of opinions? We're keen to know what our readers think, so we've created an insider's club to find out. Join, and we'll email you surveys and questions from time to time. It's a great chance to have your thoughts heard, and we'll reward you with treats too. Tick this box if you'd like to join our insider's club. Enter now! Terms and conditions in full. By entering this competition you agree to receive relevant communications from
Win lunch for you and five friends at Mukka
Feel like shaking up your usual lunch game? Here at this Brunswick Street restaurant, your midday meal comes in the form of light and crunchy dosas stuffed with smoky eggplant, banana leaf fish fry and platefuls of aromatic rice biryani. Earlier this year, this Fitzroy favourite (which took out Best Cheap Eat at the 2016 Time Out Food Awards) launched their lunch menu. For a limited time, Mukka is giving you the chance to enjoy lunch on the house with five friends (including drinks), valued at $350. More lunch favourites include thali: a seasonally changing selection of small morsels, including curry and something sweet. Alternatively, try the South Indian idli sambar: savoury cakes made from a batter or black lentils and rice, served with eggplant and zucchini lentil soup. Read our review of Mukka. To enter, simply enter your details below before 10am on Thursday, February 15. This competition is not valid for dinner (after 5pm). Name: Email: Gender: Female Male Non-binary Year of Birth: Postcode: Do you have a lot of opinions? We're keen to know what our readers think, so we've created an insider's club to find out. Join, and we'll email you surveys and questions from time to time. It's a great chance to have your thoughts heard, and we'll reward you with treats too. Tick this box if you'd like to join our insider's club. Tick this box if you'd like to hear more from Mukka. Enter now! Terms and conditions in full. By entering this competitio
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Wind down for the weekend at Bang Bang's new summer Sunday series. They will be mixing up five different summery prosecco spritzers from just $14, plus whipping up a sweet snack menu with bites starting at just $4. Start with a classic Aperol spritz, then try a Mimosa inspired number that comes with Cointreau, fresh orange and prosecco. The Sloe Down takes fresh mint, cucumber, prosecco and Plymoth Sloe gin, while the Shrub Lyf takes a sweet strawberry shrub and tops it with prosecco. Pair your spritz with a bao packed with charred lamb, pickled ginger and soy; or avocado, smoked trout and shallots. You can also order a sweet hand-held cone filled with chicken ribs and chips, or crisp pumpkin, mint, tamarind and lettuce. Bang Bang's full and funky South East Asian menu will also be available, so there will also be red curry rice balls, hiramasa kingfish sashimi, silken tofu and duck liver pâté. Grab a crew and head down to Bang Bang to see out your weekend in style.
Must try dining experiences in Thailand
From cheap street eats to Michelin-star fine dining, there’s no better way to experience Thai culture than through its diverse food scene. Whether you’re hopping off a tuk tuk to scarf boat noodles ladled by a fourth-generation street vendor, stepping out of an elevator to sip Mai Tais 61 floors up in the sky, or jumping off a boat to cook your own Thai feast by the river, these unforgettable dining experiences won’t only reveal to you Thailand’s spicy, sour, sweet and salty flavours but also its language, geography and people.
Side with Amex Melbourne | American Express x Time Out
What's better than a main meal? One with sides. Pay with your American Express card at these leading restaurants, and you'll be rewarded with a complimentary side for your first main meal ordered. Want to know more? Check out our Side with Amex FAQ. For more great offerings, return to the American Express casual dining guide.
Get down to Bodega Underground
Head downstairs and get ready to shake off the week at Little Bourke Street's own basement taqueria Bodega Underground. Kick off your night with a snack fiesta and order up the tacos de pescado which sees battered fish, dressed in chipotle mayo and topped with avo and crunchy purple cabbage; or the tacos de pulpo with tender garlic octopus, pickled radish, and salsa macha with smoky charred chillies and pepitas. Vegans don't have to miss out either tacos de champiñones stuffed with adobo mushrooms and topped with Bodega Underground's vegan take on fried pork rinds. Then get the night really going with some cocktails, like the Espresso Martinez with tequila, espresso, dulce de leche caramel and fernet-vallet liqueur; a Pineapple Papi with mezcal apricot brandy, spiced pineapple, lime and orgeat; or a Aloe Señorita with tequila, elderflower, aloe vera and citrus. And if you're feeling really adventurous, why night try some smoky mezcal paired with an orange wedge and Sal de Chapulin (that's grasshopper-infused salt). Add in moody lights, a blues and soul soundtrack and the fact that it's open until 3am daily, and you've got a good night set ahead.
Max your summer in Melbourne
The days are longer, the nights are warmer, and the city is packed with events every day of the week. Summer in Melbourne means a full social calendar, a Christmas break and the relief of not having to leave the house with ten layers on. Whether you’re in the mood for night markets, blockbuster shows or exhilarating sports events, we’ve got you covered with our summer hit-list. Tick them all off, and take summer to the max. In association with