Any touring band will know how to battle their way through a hangover. And while it may not be the medically approved treatment, most of these chums will do so with a big, greasy feed.
DIET. have been around the block. They’re literally on a 14-date tour right now, dodging their way through venues and kitchens like nobody’s business. They know where to fix yourself up a greasy, late, but hard-earned brekkie.
Here’s their advice.
Hit the juice a little hard last night? Lining the stomach for another bonanza? Get the right kind of feed with DIET.’s top 5 greasy eats.
Will – Café de Vili’s (Mile End, Adelaide)
Order: 2x Beef Pies, 600ml Farmer’s Union Iced Coffee
Right on the hustle and bustle of South Rd, Adelaide, there’s a little place of joy called Café De Vili’s. 24 hours, 7 days a week, for all your bakery needs. This place has been an institution in my family for over 25 years.
Being a South Australian, there are a number of comforts that come from the festival state, and a fresh meat pie at Café De Vili’s is a top favourite. Accompanied by a 600ml Farmers Union, you can’t go wrong. Carn Pear.
Ben – Wonky Trolley (North Melbourne, Melbourne)
Order: 3051 Burger with Jalapeños, Poutine Fries, Can of Coke
Double beef, double cheese. VERY nice mystery sauce. My favourite burger comes to the door in under 15 mins. I’ve never been to the restaurant before because delivery is quick, but I can imagine it’d be a pretty nifty setup.
Email DIET. if you go to let us know what it was like.
Ted – Hawthorn Grill House (Hawthorn, Melbourne)
Order: Mixed HSP, holy trinity of sauces, add jalapeños, Kirk’s Pasito
On the corner of Burwood and Glenferrie roads sits Hawthorn Grill House who are masters of their cuisine. Jack and Muhammad will sort you out with the sickest mixed HSP – don’t forget the jalapeños – and grab yourself a Kirk’s Pasito from the fridge.
Andy – Il Amalfi Pizza (Kew, Melbourne)
Order: Large Vegetarian Pizza… add salami. Also a can of Kirk’s Pasito
For a late-night munch call up Il Amalfi Pizza in Kew. Order a Vegetarian pizza and add salami for the best of both worlds. It’s all about balance. Cop a bottle of everyone’s favourite tropical flavoured soda as well.
Carlos – Belle’s Hot Chicken (Richmond and Fitzroy, Melbourne)
Order: Chicken Tenders (Hot) with chips, bread and pickles, Mississippi Comeback Sauce, Bottle of Solo
Belle’s has been my ideal stomach liner for quite a while now, and the tenders are the best thing to get in my humble, but confident opinion. Got a lot of bite about it so be careful, don’t hurt urself.
This why I take precautions and order Solo to put out the fire. Pro tip: make a little taco using the piece of bread, the pickles and the chook.
After you’ve plated up, catch DIET. live on tour:
May 11th – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
May 12th – Pelly Bar, Frankston
May 18th – The Penny Black, Melbourne
May 19th – OAF Gallery, Sydney
May 25th – Waves Towradgi Beach Hotel, Wollongong
May 26th – Narrabeen RSL, Narrabeen
June 8th – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave
June 9th – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
June 15th – 170 Russell, Melbourne
June 16th – Barwon Club, Geelong
June 29th – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
June 30th – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
July 6th – Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide