Announcing: Melbourne foodblogger afternoon, Sat 7th March, 2pm

A new get-together of Melbourne’s foodbloggers is here! It’s been a while since foodbloggers gathered in Melbourne, and Thanh (I Eat Therefore I Am), Sarah (Sarah Cooks) and I were sad that the heatwave made it necessary to cancel the BBQ/picnic planned for early February. Thankfully, our decision was absolutely the correct one, given the awful events of that weekend.

The new event is scheduled for Saturday 7th March, 2pm, at The Commoner in Fitzroy. Yes, the very kind owners of The Commoner emailed us and offered to host the event, giving us access to their courtyard and… wait for it… their wood-fired oven (named Sergio) for heating up food.

The Commoneris at 122 Johnston Street in Fitzroy, just off Brunswick Street and easily accessible by tram 112 towards West Preston. This tram runs along Collins Street in the city, passing Spencer Street (Southern Cross) and Parliament Stations and only a short walk from Flinders Street Station. A number of eastern suburbs buses also run along Johnston Street.

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Come along! Tell other foodbloggers! As with some of the other foodblogger get-togethers, you’re encouraged to bring some food (preferably to share and enjoy together). As the owners of The Commoner have been so kind as to make available their courtyard and oven free of charge, it would be preferable if people would buy drinks from the restaurant’s drinks/wine list, rather than doing BYO.

Please use the comments area below to say if you’ll be bringing something to share and what… this way we can try to achieve a balance between savoury and sweet. 🙂

We’re looking forward to seeing faces familiar and new!

38 thoughts on “Announcing: Melbourne foodblogger afternoon, Sat 7th March, 2pm”

  1. Can I be the first to say… hell yeah!
    A big thanks to The Commoner for their kind offer… I will be there with bells on and will be sure to buy several drinks… 🙂

  2. The recurring pizza oven theme continues! What a lovely offer from the Commoner folks.

    Sadly Michael & I will be out of town for the weekend but we hope y’all have a great time! (Will spread the word as best we can via our blog.)

  3. Since Claire will be there with bells already, I’ll wear a bike horn.

    I’ll buy drinks too, Pimms and Lemonade right Claire?

    Ah, no Soy Bombs from Cindy, nooooo…….

    I’m doing sweet foods, slices and cakes.

  4. I’ll be there!
    Just have to dream up something for the woodfired oven now… will get back to you about what I will bring.

  5. Correct Thanh! A hard earned thirst needs a big cold beer, but a lazy summer afternoon thirst definitely needs a Pimms and lemonade (hunts around room for bells to wear on 7 March).

    I too may rethink what food to bring in consideration of the wood fired oven.

  6. Just a note here — The Commoner offered their oven for reheating food, but we should perhaps not expect to be using it too intensely.

  7. D’oh! Dan and I will also be out of town at Golden Plains (is that where you’re going Cindy and Michael?!?). Have a wonderful time though! Hope to catch everyone at the next one.

  8. Hello! I was petrified that I missed out on this last time only to discover that it had been cancelled. So I am in! Definitely! Love The Commoner!

  9. I’m in.

    I will get back on the food that I will be bringing, as I will have to see what I pick up from the market.

  10. Yay, count me in. I’ll be brining my previously-planned food: pumpkin, feta and sage tarts, and peanut butter wudgies.

  11. Oh Man, I’m going to be out of Melbourne too!! I’ll be on the Gold Coast, getting some sun and eating some good food (hopefully). Hope everyone has a great time and hope to be there for the next meet up!

  12. Duncan, Good news indeed! I’ve applied for a days annual leave so
    that I can join you .Definitely savoury.Thanks to dear Jo at ‘The

  13. I’m a maybe at the mo – I’ve got a friend’s 30th on that day, which I know will involve lawn bowls (hurrah!) in the afternoon, but if possible I’ll get down to hang with you guys first.

  14. Unfortunately,an unforeseen family event has reared it’s head &
    sadly I won’t be there.Next time!

  15. I can go because I don’t have to work on Saturday! I’ll be making financiers and another sweet which I have to decide very soon. I can only bake, so I won’t be bringing any savoury food.

  16. I’ll be there. Who knows what I’m bringing! Maybe the psychic my friend saw the other day. Knows. I’m not bringing him. Psychicity freaks me out.

  17. Oh – I was wondering what happened on the 7th Feb. Wish I could come join in the fun on Saturday, but will be in Canberra for a wedding. Don’t they know!

    Enjoy it all – and thanks to the Commoner for a great venue. Enjoy it.

  18. I’m coming too.. *since Duncan lure me with his macaroons*.
    I’ll make some home made crackers & dips for snacks. I’ll bring some salted caramels too if I can make it this week.
    Can’t wait! See you all on saturday 🙂

  19. Looks like I will be in pastry town with this weather. I see a tart forming, of the savoury variety or maybe an almond based cakey thing.

    The only thing I ever have to consider is transportation.

  20. Great news about the cheese Ed. I will bring some cheese accompaniments, breads, lavoche and cheese friendly fruit to nibble.

  21. I have to rescind my previous note of attendance 🙁 It’s a shame, I was looking forward to this, but something else has come up. Have fun everyone!

  22. This sounds like a great gathering, though it’s sad many of you aren’t able to make it this time (@pg: you’re going to be missing one of your favourite flavours, but kid duties are understandable!)

  23. Looking forward to seeing everyone who can make it tomorrow. I’ll be an early arrival, as I need to be in Fairfield for about 4 pm. My contribrution will be dips and turkish bread – not super exciting, but certainly fresh!

  24. Hi guys, I’ll be there. I haven’t decided what I’m going to bring, but it will probably be chicken skewers or somesuch. See you there.

  25. See you all tomorrow! I decided cous cous salad would be too fiddly for people to eat, so will make a batch of buttery passionfruit biscuits instead.

  26. It’s great to see we’re all sticking to form and overdosing on sweet stuff! 🙂 (with no disrespect to the savoury minority 🙂 )

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