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  1. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    oooh I have been meaning to try Lord of the Fries for ages!

  2. Priyanka

    You were wanting to go to Starbucks, of course you were endearing, charming and let throw one more adjective for ya…delightful! how could anyone find a request to got to starbucks even the slightest bit dictatorial 🙂

  3. steph

    that photo isn’t ghostly, it’s like a paparazzi shot!

    the vegan poutine at lotf is my faaaavourite.

  4. Jess

    Oh man, Lord of the Fries is going straight on my “visit as soon as humanly possible” list. I so greatly regret not having poutine when I was in Canada last year (how could I go to Toronto and Montreal and not have poutine??) that I have been considering making my own cheese curds just so I can try it. Lord of the Fries might save me a potentially disastrous mess… come on, Melbourne conference!

  5. Fatbooo

    Ohh Hannah … your posts always makes me laugh. Ha ha! I need to start calling my city ‘magnificentland’ too! 🙂

  6. Lauren

    Ooh, you/he have inspired me to visit the International Spy Museum. I had lunch there at Zola last week, but I’ve never gone into the actual museum. After growing up with the Smithsonian, any museum that charges an entry fee makes me furious.

    You got your frappucino at last! But I agree, it seems to be missing several inches of whipped cream, coconut and fudge.

    Oh oh that reminds me. Last weekend? When I was at Starbucks? I saw a man order two shots of espresso in a venti cup filled with ice! Then he filled the cup up with Starbucks’s complimentary milk! A $4.50 iced coffee for $1.50! I had heard of such “Starbucks hacks” online, but I’d never seen it with my own two eyes. Shameless.

  7. Lizzi

    I LOVE burgers, fries, and ESPECIALLY poutine.

    Therefore, irrespective of its veganness or not, I love Lord of the Fries. Also? It’s right next to Walkers Doughnuts. So my Melbourne tradition is hotdogs + poutine, followed by hot jam doughnuts and a milkshake. Winnerrrrrrrr 😀

  8. Miri Leigh

    You’re right- that coffee IS coffee-candy!

  9. Rach

    Mmm… poutine is so tasty! I’m jealous that you had it veganized! Looks like delicious eats!

  10. Agnes

    GAWD, you came to Melbourne and had Starbucks? You are seriously in need of an interfriendtion. You can try and justify it all you like. :p

    But hoorah for LOTF spicy burger! It’s the best one of them all!

  11. Leah

    Love Melbourne I hope to go there again sometime soon! Great pics Hannah 🙂

  12. Ladybird

    It’s vegetarian?!! Oh pleaassssse may they come to Sydney!

  13. Nic@diningwithastud

    LOVE Lord of the Fries! Def a must on any Melbourne trip!

  14. Ellie@fitforthesoul

    oh yayy isn’t rooftop eating so fun?! 😀 glad you had a blast!! omgoodness…..I’m actually hungry right now and probably won’t be able to sleep b/c of these…they look sooo good!

  15. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    So much good stuff in one night! I guess when you head somewhere in Australia that offers multiple exciting options, you have to take advantage of them 😛 I do wish some would come to Perth, as well as Canberra. In the mean time, I’ll live vicariously through your pictures the Lord of the Fries website 🙂

  16. Jerome Pink

    Ah LOTF, proving that you do not have to kill things to make food that is way too tasty and not very good for you 😛

  17. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Poutine poutine poutine!!! Oh I got all excited there for a moment-sorry! And you do know that you’re not doing the spy rumour any favours by having out with a spyman! 😛

  18. Johanna GGG

    Am excited you went to lord of the fries – I like them but they just aren’t my sort of fast food – especially after the disappointment of discovering both that they had veg sausage rolls and that they had been discontinued – in the same week. I just don’t get sauce on chips though poutine intrigues me. Agree Melbourne is Magnificentland even though I barely get to see much of it these days. Glad it treated you well.

  19. veganlisa

    Ah such fun! I am planning to spend the month of February in Melbourne so I appreciate your dictator side adding some to-dos to my list.

  20. Margaret

    Melbourne sounds like the land where dreams come true!! I’m so glad you got the chance to experience so many treasures. Pity about Canberra, but there aren’t many healthy options where I live either.
    I’ve been planning my Melbourne trip and I’ve realised that I’ve made 80% of the decisions of what we’ll do and where we’ll eat! But surely if one smiles sweetly, one can get away with it! 😉

  21. Louise

    Ah, now you tell me! I remember seeing the sign for this, and laughing at the pun. I’ve never darkened their doors though. I’ve not had poutine before, but I’m sure I’ll cross paths with it one day- and I know you’ll come off second best.

  22. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Great to hear about how you enjoyed your magnificent adventures in Melbourne! I have a feeling Part Two is going to be absolutely glorious too, right? 😉

  23. Errign

    I love Starbucks chocolatey chip frappucinos (hold the coffee) and poutine fries…mmmmm!

  24. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Hahaha, Hannah, I always your humor so much! 😀

    “Lord of the Fries”? Seriously? 😉 (Reminds me of “Lord of the Flies”, totally random association by *meaning*, but still a little creeps.)

  25. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Ahem, I *enjoy* your humor, I wanted to say. 😉

  26. Emma

    All I want to do is quote things.

    First up: “His name’s not Fatty. Its Piggy.”

    Next up (in ref. to pirates and a rollicking success): “A rollicking band of pirates we /
    Who tired of tossing on the sea /Are trying their hand at a burglaree / With weapons grim and gory!”

    Looks like a terrific time. You’re much quicker (and doing a better job) at recounting your recent travels than I am! Booooooo Starbucks:( Yaaaaay poutine!!!

  27. Monique

    Gravy on fries is a way popular dish — if not THE dish — in Montreal. I can’t get myself to like it. Gravy and I are not friends. But I have always wanted to go to Melbourne!!!!

  28. Shannon

    Vegan poutine?! I am jealous!!! I grew up in a city with a large French population (5 hours south of Canada) and a lot of my friends would have it on the regular. I was so envious!

  29. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    Lord of the Fries could have been my nickname in high school- I am all about French fries! I would have never thought to put gravy on top, but that actually looks really good.

  30. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Yay, glad you got to try LOTF! & I agree, domestic travel can be rather grand. We do have a lot to offer in our little country – that is actually huge.
    Heidi xo

  31. Julia @ Boredom Abounds

    Oh, I have never tried Lord of the Fries. I didn’t actually know it was vegan – you learn something new every day!

    Glad you had fun in Melbs. It’s definitely a great place to live (or visit)!

  32. Sarah

    OMG Lord of the Fries. I’m not from Melbourne but went there and have been having fantasies about them ever since. I don’t even like pickles but the ones on their burger were divine.
    Mmmmmm chips and satay sauce. I’m going back to Melbourne in October and will try the poutine.

  33. penny aka jeroxie

    Haha… glad you enjoyed lord of the fries! Please let me know next time you are in town?

  34. Tori @eat-tori

    Poutine! Now you’ve gone and made me very, very jealous. Everytime I visit Melbourne I’m always torn and tempted to throw everything to the wind and move there. It’s a dangerous place.

  35. hungryandfrozen

    Ohh I’ve always wanted to try poutine. In Berlin I had fries with mayonnaise and curry powder which I thought was pretty cool, but gravy!! Sounds like an amazing night, even the coffee-candy, your explanation of it makes total sense 😛

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  37. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I’m not a burger person at all, but the vegan burger sounds great! (Now the poutine, that’s another story…even vegan, I couldn’t do it!) I’m so so so happy that you got to eat at this awesomely-named establishment 😀

  38. whisperinggums

    So glad you’ve discovered the pleasures of domestic travel. It has a lot going for it – interspersed with OS travel. The one informs the other I’ve found.

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    Bestie…., your crackin’ me up here. Canberradodgyland without rooftops!!!! so sad.. so true. You did have rollicking good fun in the land of good times huh. We’ll have to let you out to play some more methinks.

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