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Pub Of The Week

Tony Leonard presents 3AW's Pub Of The Year for the 22nd year, thanks to De Bortoli.

This Week in Food: Feb 24

Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

KATE STEVENSON 12:55 PM   This week we go Greek & Middle Eastern, explore New Orleans & look at the Nobu Festival.

Lead-female films dominating cinema

Two plus two: Richard Burton and John Hurt discuss basic maths in 1984, a film now considered an allegory of Trump's ...

JIM SCHEMBRI 12:25 PM   Jim Schembri explores Martin Scorsese's latest film flop, women in leading films, Trump in cinema and more Oscar buzz.

Jim's New Releases - 24 February

I think we've met: Begbie (Robert Carlyle) encounters an old pal in the long-awaited, very satisfying T2: Trainspotting.

JIM SCHEMBRI 11:56 AM   Jim Schembri reviews Trainspotting, The Family, Fist Fight & Hello Ladies.

Ela Carte reviews Holy Basil Thai

Corn and banana flower fritters.

ELA CARTE 11:08 AM   Ela Carte reviews Holy Basil Thai in Croydon.

Dinner Party Tips & Tricks

Want to make your next dinner party the toast of the town?

RECIPE: Geranium posset

Emma Dean shares her latest recipe on 3AW Afternoons.

Jennifer Hawkins interview

Donna Demaio   Donna Demaio chatted with Face of Myer Jennifer Hawkins who admitted to battling nerves when taking to the runway.

Ela Carte Reviews The Recreation


ELA CARTE   Ela Carte Reviews The Recreation in North Fitzroy.

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Pub Of The Week: Pascoe Vale Hotel

Tony Leonard   Tony Leonard's first review of 2017 is the Pascoe Vale Hotel.

Jim's New Releases - 17 February

Taraji P. Henson plays Katherine Johnson, a NASA mathematician in Hidden Figures.

JIM SCHEMBRI   Jim Schembri reviews Hidden Figures, The Great Wall, Silence & Wolf Creek.

Black films show cultural difference

Leading chances for a best actor and actress double: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in <i>Fences</i>.

JIM SCHEMBRI   Jim Schembri explores black Oscar nominations, the BAFTAS, Ford's close call, Homo Trumpus and Fifty Shades Darker.

This Week in Food: Feb 17

Beer from the Local Taphouse, St. Kilda

KATE STEVENSON   This week we look at a fabulous beer venue and Japanese inspired ice cream.


Tobie's BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken with Lemon, Mustard and Parsley

Tobie Puttock has a new recipe for Denis Walter this week.

Jim interviews John Pilger

No rest: Veteran documentary maker John Pilger fought hard to make his new film The Coming War on China.

Jim Schembri   MAN OF PRINCIPLE: John Pilger tells Jim Schembri about his new film, his life's work and the values they reflect.

Jim interviews Tanna director

Shooting light: Bentley Dean, co-director of the Oscar-nominated film Tanna. (Digitally altered image)

Jim Schembri   JUNGLE LOVE: Jim Schembri interviews the Footscray director of the Oscar-nominated film Tanna, Bentley Dean.

Jane reviews 'Hoges'

The reviews are in for the Channel 7's Paul Hogan mini-series 'Hoges', and they're not all gleaming.

Jim's cheat sheet: Feb 10

Bed fellows: The life of John Lennon & Yoko Ono is set for a big biopic treatment designed to inspire young people.

Jim Schembri   A John and Yoko biopic, Fast and Furious on stage, a Split sequel, and Sony on the back foot.

Jim's new releases - Feb 10

Going down: Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) enjoy an elevator ride while others pretend not to ...

Jim Schembri   Jim Schembri reviews Fifty Shades Darker, Fences, A Street Cat Named Bob, and more.

This Week In Food: Feb 10

The Baths' five-course degustation comes with some of the best views in Melbourne.

Kate Stevenson   This Week In Food: Valentine's Day options, Asia-topia, and the Twilight Jazz Festival.

Ela reviews Pure South

Lightly seared Tasmanian scallops.

Ela Carte   Ela Carte reviews Pure South in Southbank, where the vibe is relaxed and the menu is swish.

Emma's Backyard Summer Salad

Emma Dean's Backyard Summer Salad of greens, figs and cheese.

Emma Dean's Backyard Summer Salad of greens, figs and cheese.

Denis Walter finds out more about the special concert to honour Jon English

More than just a singer: the late Jon English.

The music world was rocked by the death of Jon English last year.

Jim Sherlock's Classic Film Reviews

Jim Sherlock has delved into the vault.

Welcome to the home of Sherlock's Classics - a series of classic films reviewed by 3AW's own movie critic Jim Sherlock.

The Book of Mormon red carpet

Matt Stone, George Miller and Trey Parker at The Book of Mormon opening night in Melbourne.

Donna Demaio   The outrageous, critically acclaimed, nine-time Tony award winning The Book of Mormon has had its Melbourne premiere at Princess Theatre.


Bar Lourinha.

Kate Stevenson   Kate's 'This Week in Food' - February 5.

Jim's Cheat Sheet - February 3

Money troubles: This is not a photo of Johnny Depp running away from his financial team. But it could be.

Jim Schembri   Johnny Depp's money woes, protests at the SAG Awards, 'Lion' claims another big-time scalp and 'Batman' seeks new director.

Jim Schembri's new releases

On the run: Mark Wahlberg stars as a street cop who helps hunt down the terrorists behind the 2013 Boston Marathon ...

Jim Schembri   Jim Schembri reviews Patriots Day, Gold, Operation Avalanche, Amateur Night and more.

'You will not want for anything'

Getting ready to take off on the first part of the adventure.

Kate Stevenson   Sometimes we surprise ourselves - we have an idea of who we are, what we enjoy, and what we don't, and then it all goes and gets tipped upside down.

Ela Carte reviews Bespoke Harvest in Forrest

Ela Carte   Bespoke Harvest - 16 Grant St, Forrest – www.bespokeharvest.com.au

Tobie Puttock's recipe for sweet potato and tuna fish cakes

Sweet potato.

Tobie Puttock has a new recipe for Denis Walter this week.

Interview with Betty Buckley

Talking shop: a sufferer of dissociative identity disorder (James McAvoy) discusses his many selves with his doctor ...

Jim Schembri   MIND GAMES: Jim Schembri's interview with legendary 'Split' star Betty Buckley,

Jim's new releases - Jan 27

House rules: James McAvoy explains the dos and donts of living with him to his three "guests" in M Night Shyamalan's ...

Jim Schembri   Jim Schembri reviews Split, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Live by Night, and Imperium.

Jim's cheat sheet - Jan 27

Ode to joy: As TV's Mary Richards Mary Tyler Moore reflected the changing place of women in the 1970s on the iconic ...

Jim Schembri   Remembering Mary Tyler Moore, teasers for Star Wars and Terminator, and a change in mood at the Oscars.


Stomping Ground brewery

Stomping Ground Brew House, Collingwood VIC.

Tregan Borg   3AW Breakfast's Tregan Borg reviews Stomping Ground Brew House in Collingwood.


Kinky Boots with Pat

3AW's Pat Panetta slipped on a pair of Kinky Boots and got his groove on at Her Majesty's Theatre.

Finding Melbourne's next supermodel

Donna Demaio   Hundreds of young hopefuls headed to the Melbourne Museum for the model casting call for this year's Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Aussie drama beats xXx at box office

Going Home: Dev Patel as Saroo Brierley in the Australian drama Lion, directed by Garth Davis.

Jim Schembri   LION HEART: Aussie drama Lion has beaten Vin Diesel's xXx at box office. Jim Schembri interviews the director.

RECIPE: Steak and reverse searing

Bob Hart

Bob Hart   Bob Hart's recipe for a "new-age" steak.

Jim's cheat sheet: Jan 20

Jumping for joy: Sammy Davis Jr dances for Marilyn Monroe. A new Davis biopic is on the way.

Jim Schembri   The most illegally downloaded films revealed, 'Split' roasted by SANE Australia, and a Sammy Davis Jr biopic in the works.

Stokehouse Pontoon review

Huge king prawns scorched and dressed with a spicy chilli and ginger dressing.

Ela Carte   Ela Carte reviews the renewed Stokehouse Pontoon in St Kilda, a decidedly more casual affair than its predecessor.

This Week In Food: Jan 20

 Why not combine prosecco and lip-smacking street food?

Kate Stevenson   Sparkling street food, free Australia Day steak sangas, Chinese New Year banquets, and designer Kit-Kats.

Jim's new releases

The search for self: Saroo Brierley (Dev Patel) tries finding home in the moving, fact-based Australian drama Lion.

Jim Schembri   Jim Schembri reviews Lion, XXX, Westworld, Jackie, The Benefactor, and more.

Donna's Gossip Sheet: Aus Open Edition

Nick Kyrgios poses for a selfie with fans at the IMG Tennis Party.

Donna Demaio Gossip Sheet: The Australian Open tennis edition.

RECIPE: The Ultimate Burger

Bob Hart

Bob Hart   Bob Hart's controversial recipe for the ultimate burger.


Terindah Estate Winery

Kate's week in eats, January 14.

Ela Carte's latest review

Ela Carte   Ela Carte's reviews the Chrismont Restaurant and Larder.

RECIPE: Golden Syrup dumplings

Lynton Tapp shares his Golden Syrup dumplings recipe on 3AW Afternoons.

RECIPE: Vegies on the grill

Bob Hart

Bob Hart   Bob Hart's delicious recipe for vegetables on the barbeque.

Jim's new releases - Jan 6

The not-so-wonder years: Hailee Steinfeld perfectly captures the confusion of teen life in The Edge of Seventeen.

Jim Schembri   Jim Schembri reviews The Edge of Seventeen, Passengers, and Assassin's Creed.

'Stray Neighbour' review

Stray Neighbour, Preston.

Tregan Borg reviews the 'vibey neighbourhood eatery' Stray Neighbour in Preston.

RECIPE: Quinoa, Broccoli and Asparagus Salad

Tobie Puttock's recipe for Quinoa, Broccoli and Asparagus Salad.

RECIPE: Chipotle Oysters


Bob Hart   Bob Hart's delicious recipe for oysters on the barbeque.

Pauly Plated reviews Moby

Southern Fried Chicken Sub with house-made kimchi, Kewpie mayo, salted peanuts.

Pauly Plated   Pauly Plated reviews Moby in Armadale, a place with a sense of style and a confidence.

The Year In Film: 2016

Disney's latest animation <i>Zootopia</i> is about a modern mammal metropolis where animals live together in harmony.

Jim Schembri   THE YEAR IN FILM: Jim Schembri takes a look back over a year's worth of movies - the good, the bad, the unwanted, and the unwatchable.

Emma's Panzanella recipe

Emma Dean's recipe for Panzanella, a great summer dish.

EXCLUSIVE: Grubby and Dee Dee track Santa

Santa Claus is coming...

Grubby and Dee Dee spoke to Air Services Australia on Christmas Eve following the release of Santa's flight path.

RECIPE: Christmas Turkey with Paul Mercurio

Paul Mercurio's Christmas turkey

Paul Mercurio   Paul Mercurio stopped by to share his recipe for Christmas turkey with liver, sausage and rice. Delicious!

Jim's Boxing Day films

Dancing in the aisles: a domesticated pig gets down in Sing, just one of the movie delights opening on Boxing Day.

Jim Schembri   Jim Schembri's Boxing Day film guide: Sing, Moana, La La Land, and more.

Darren James chats with Georgia Love

Georgia Love with Darren James.

It hasn't been long since Georgia Love stole hearts on TV screens on The Bachelorette.


Unseen Classic: Despite its massive popularity among young people, some people still haven't seen the original Star ...

Jim Schembri   With everybody talking all things Star Wars thanks to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the team at The Weekend Break thought it was high time our producer, Jessie Aiton, got with the program.

Tips for Christmas feasts

Perfect pork crackling.

Adrian Richardson from La Luna Bistro has shared his top tips for the perfect pork crackling.

DOG MAN: Interview with Red Dog director Kriv Stenders

The Return of Red: the iconic Australian movie dog returns for another adventure in Red Dog: True Blue.

Jim Schembri   DOG MAN: The last thing anyone wanted with a Red Dog sequel was a film that felt rushed and cynical, explains director Kriv Stenders

Sherlock's Classics: Film Review - The Right Stuff (1983)

Jim Sherlock reviews the 1983 film.

Jim Sherlock   The Right Stuff is the epic and spectacular story of the original U.S. Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho at the birth the space program and space exploration.

RECIPE: Moist turkey and smoky glazed ham

Bob Hart

Bob Hart   Bob Hart's delicious Christmas turkey recipe.

Jim interviews David Parker

Office adventure: David Parker, director of The Menkoff Method, his first comedy in 20 years.

Jim Schembri   THE PARKER METHOD: Jim Schembri's interview with veteran Aussie director David Parker.


Pub of the Year!

Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel crowned the 2016 Pub of the Year!

Tony Leonard with the 2016 Pub of the Year! And the winner is...

Jim's review of Star Wars

An entertaining mess: Rebel recruit Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) fights to find her father in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Jim Schembri   Jim Schembri reviews Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Emma's Baked Eggs

Emma's Baked Eggs!

Emma Dean's recipe for baked eggs!

Sherlock's Classics: Film Review - Rollerball (1975)

Jim Sherlock   Jim Sherlock reviews Rollerball.

Sherlock's Classics: Film Review - The Party (1968)

Peter Sellers stars in The Party.

Jim Sherlock   Jim Sherlock reviews The Party.

Jim Sherlock's classic Christmas recommendations

Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman in a scene from Love Actually (2003)

Jim Sherlock   There's plenty out now on DVD and Blu-ray to choose from for the Christmas stocking.

Jim's new releases - Dec 13

Little gem: The friendship between two teenage boys (Theo Taplitz & Michael Barbieri) is tested when their parents get ...

JIM SCHEMBRI   Jim Schembri reviews Little Men, Office Christmas Pary, Mahana, and more.

RECIPE: Snags on the barbie

Bob Hart

Bob Hart   Bob Hart's delicious recipe for sausages on the barbie.


AACTA Awards red carpet

Mel Gibson holding his AACTA award.

Donna Demaio   The 6th annual AACTA awards welcomed the big names of television and film at a gala ceremony in Sydney.

RETURN HOME: Interview with 'Mahana' director Lee Tamahori

Home fires: Temuera Morrison and director Lee Tamahori on the set of Mahana, teaming up again after 1994's Once Were ...

Jim Schembri   After a prolonged adventure in Hollywood, director Lee Tamahori gets back to basics with Mahana.

Tad Lombardo's recipe for chocolate orange hazelnut slab

The recipe for chocolate, orange, hazelnut bark.

Tad Lombardo shares his recipe with Denis Walter.

Paul Hogan awarded AACTA

Donna Demaio   Paul Hogan say he's baffled and mystified to receive Australia's highest screen accolade - the AACTA Longford Lyell Award - claiming to be a one hit wonder.

RECIPE: Citrus-spiced chook on the barbie

Bob Hart

Bob Hart   Bob Hart's delicious recipe for char-grilled chicken with a twist...

This Summer In Food

Geoff Lindsay is setting up a "Crab Club" at the Lorne Hotel over summer.

Kate Stevenson   Lorne's 'Crab Club', The Stokehouse re-emerges, and Burn City pops up for the summer.

Ela review Ombra, in the city

The pork neck was soft and salty, almost sweet.

ELA CARTE   Ombra looks like the kinda place you wanted to stop in for a wine and a snack - and that's what it's all about.

Jim's new releases - Dec 2

Coming at ya: Catsuit-clad vampiress Selene (Kate Beckinsale) returns for Underworld: Blood Wars, the fifth in the series.

Jim Schembri   Jim Schembri reviews Underworld: Blood Wars, The Legend of Ben Hall, Trolls, The Founder, and more.

David Parker talks to Denis about his new film The Menkoff Method

Director David Parker and Denis.

Australian director David Parker stopped by the 3AW studio to talk to his long time friend Denis Walter about his new movie.

Interview with Ben Hall director Matthew Holmes and actors Jack Martin and Jamie Coffa

Behind the gang: Ben Hall writer/director Matthew Holmes (centre) flanked by actors Jamie Coffa (left) and Jack Martin ...

Jim Schembri   Director Matthew Holmes wants people to know that Australia's bushranger history does not begin and end with Ned Kelly.


A new view: Director Ted Kotcheff (left) hears a review of his 1970 classic Wake in Fright from Weekend Break producer ...

Jim Schembri   This week on the Weekend Break we introduced a new semi-regular segment to the movie show in which we get our movie-loving producer Jessie Aiton to review a classic film she has never seen.

RECIPE: Emma's Ice-cream Christmas Pudding!

Emma Dean   Emma Dean's super easy and delicious ice-cream Christmas Pudding!

Donna's Gossip Sheet - November 30

Tim Finn

Donna Demaio Gossip Sheet: A facebook imposter, a celebrity quiz and Hollywood hunk returns home

Peppa Pig down under

Peppa Pig heads down under!

Donna Demaio   After 12 years, Peppa Pig is having her first holiday and it's in Australia.

RECIPE: Kingfish on the grill

Bob Hart

Bob Hart   Bob Hart's recipe using "kingie."

Channel Seven's 60th Birthday

Donna Demaio   Channel Seven's 60th Birthday Party

This Week In Food, Nov 25

Four Pillars Gin's one-offs and collaborations tend to sell out pretty quickly.

KATE STEVENSON   This Week In Food: Christmas gin, a curated wine experience, and Kirk's adds beer.

Ela's review of Gingerboy

Exotic mushroom dumplings are tasty as hell.

ELA CARTE   When Melbourne’s original Asian fusion restaurant does brunch, there’s buckets of flavour, and plenty of booze.

Tobie's Orecchiette, Smoked Salmon, Vodka and Thyme

Tobie Puttock's Orecchiette, Smoked Salmon, Vodka and Thyme

Tobie Puttock's recipe for a delicious Orecchiette, Smoked Salmon, Vodka and Thyme.

Finding 'The Founder'

Jim Schembri   Jim Schembri interviews screenwriter Robert Siegel about the dark truth behind the birth of McDonald's.

Donna's Gossip sheet - November 23

Rose Byrne has been announced as Head of Jury for Tropfest 2017.

Donna Demaio Gossip sheet - The judge, the flirt and the injured actor

Jim's new releases - Nov 21

Pensioner rage: An elderly man fights for his rights and his dignity in Ken Loach's <i>I, Daniel Blake</i>.

JIM SCHEMBRI   Jim Schembri reviews I, Daniel Blake and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Sneak peek of Hoges

Ryan Corr, Josh Lawson as Paul Hogan and Justine Clark in Hoges.

Donna Demaio   Donna Demaio with a sneak peek of Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story

OUTBACK HORROR: Ted Kotcheff interview

Wake in blight: Teacher John Grant (Gary Bond) refreshes himself while local cop Jock (Chips Rafferty) looks on in Ted ...

Jim Schembri   OUTBACK HORROR: Veteran director Ted Kotcheff speaks about making the iconic Australian classic Wake in Fright

This week in food!

Bar Lourinha.

Looking for somewhere to eat this weekend? Kate Stevenson is here to help!


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Catch up on where we've been with 3AW's Weekend Coffee Break

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