Things are a bit slow on the blog front lately since we have undertaken the task of wedding planning. We’re 5 months out from our chosen date and have finally decided to bunker down to make it a priority. Our timing, according to just about every wedding checklist on the World Wide Web, is wrong, wrong, wrong. We should have started planning at 12-14 months out, but no couple is perfect.
Anyway, we found ourselves in Hawthorn attending to “wedding stuff” and feeling a bit hungry after using the energy we had left to choose the perfect color for a brush paint pen. Don’t ask.
I’d never been to Hawthorn and Jack had only spent time here when he was a cute, little 18 year old. To be completely honest, there isn’t a lot going on over that side of town in the eating out department, but you can tell it’s taking a turn for the better. We passed a few good looking cafes (including Axil, which I’m dying to try!) but none of them really gripped us in. It wasn’t until we walked by Jack’s old hang out spot, The Nevermind Bar, that we felt comfortable committing.
The Nevermind Bar is home to Le Grill, an american style barbecue and diner serving food from out the back. The menu is small including only the basic and necessary: hot wings, a cheeseburger or a double cheese, double beef burger, fish of the day, waffle fries, cheesy mac or chips. Oh, and the best homemade hot sauce.
Our lobster shaped alarm vibrated loudly while we waited at the table located next to the mural of a very intimating bull and our mouths instantly salivated.
As Jack was holding the “best burger he’s had in Melbourne so far” he told that he would prefer if I didn’t quote him word for word when he has sudden outbursts of honest opinions about his food. eh, maybe next time. I had the hot wings. And, wow weee! Those wings were something special. The sauce they were drenched in was out of this world. I wouldn’t even know where to start describing it, and I wouldn’t do it any justice if I tried so I really think you should go taste it for yourself.
But! before you close your laptop and hurry on over let me sadly tell you that they are closed right now, it’s 7am you crazy person, and let me please demand that when you do go you order waffle fries with your meal. It was my first time spotting them on a menu in Melbourne and oh man did I miss them. So crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. They came with an excellent blue cheese sauce, which I alternated from in my very complex dipping strategy: Blue cheese vs Mustard and homemade hot sauce.
This is the kind of place I could see myself spending Sunday afternoons, relaxing with friends, having a few beers and enjoying delicious food. I can’t believe more people don’t know about this place yet.