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The Stokehouse and Josie Bones [Melbourne]

kersizm Jan 17, 2014 02:46 PM

Hi all,

Sad news this week.

The Stokehouse had a fire in the kitchen and is now a blackened pile of rubble.

Josie Bones will close at the end of Feb. To be replaced with a Meatball and Wine.


  1. g
    gemuse Jan 24, 2014 04:29 PM

    Sorry to hear about Josie Bones closing. Had a very memorable meal there last year.

    1. kersizm Jan 21, 2014 03:11 AM

      Seems like Touché Hombre has closed too.

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      1. re: kersizm
        mr_gimlet Jan 21, 2014 12:55 PM

        No, just the two offshoots (Electrica and Le Joint?) - the main one is still going apparently

      2. m
        mr_gimlet Jan 17, 2014 05:23 PM

        And, of course, PM24 is no more as of NYE.

        Disappointing about Bones.

        Was on Smith Street last weekend - tried Lee Ho Fook and Gelato Messina. Both pretty good.

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        1. re: mr_gimlet
          kersizm Jan 17, 2014 06:55 PM

          Hang on, what?! What happened with PM24?

          In terms of nieuw (get it;) things... I went to Nieuw Amsterdam on Monday. While they are still getting things together, as they have only been open 3 weeks, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal.

          The Jerk Chicken, Pork Nuggets and Cheviche were sensational.

          1. re: kersizm
            mr_gimlet Jan 17, 2014 07:32 PM

            PM24 is part of the Colambaris and Co empire, it has been rethemed and is re-opening as a contemporary Asian. Uncannily like Lee Ho Fook. Not sure where Mouchel is going. Everyone's going casual.

            LHF was very Smith Street, but the food was pretty good reinvented Asian - three out of four dishes were pretty good. I think it's modelled on something in Sydney, I liked their reinvented sweet and sour pork.

            N2 is good for a show, I've been to the Sydney one. Spring ST Grocer is still my best purist gelati.

          2. re: mr_gimlet
            kersizm Jan 17, 2014 06:57 PM

            Oh I like N2 on Brunswick Street for ice-cream too.. while it is a bit of bluster with the liquid nitrogen, I've had some really lovely ice-cream from there.

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