Hood Food Guide Presents: Preston with Matt Lane, Co-Owner of Mamasita and Hotel Jesus.

Hood Food Guide Presents: Preston with Matt Lane, Co-Owner of Mamasita and Hotel Jesus.


Hood Food Guide. Where The Flavour’s At.

SEASON FINALÉ OF THE BEST FOOD IN MELBOURNE, YO!

In Hood Food Guide Episode Five, we chewed the fat with the man behind arguably Melbourne’s best (and no argument on most successful) Mexican restaurant, Matt Lane of Mamasita and the soon-to-be Hotel Jesus. As we’ve found with a great deal of other leading Melbourne restaurant owners, Lane lives way up North in the sticks, aka PRESTON.

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The hood is catching up to what the rest of the Melbourne culinary food scene has already been snickering about behind its back, and it might just be doing it better. Lane hung up the tacos and took five to shoot the shit with us way up in Preston.

We hit up Boundary Espresso for breakfast and coffee, One Noodle Friendship for lunch, a snack at Chew Burger and dinner at United Arab Eatery.

Who’d he bring to dinner? An interesting bunch of gents, making for a ripping evening. We chowed down with Raph Rashid (Beat Box Kitchen, Taco Truck, Juanita Peaches, All Day Donuts), his co-owner and head chef at Mamasita and Hotel Jesus Nick Peters, the bloody 161 Nightclub owner in Andrew “Zok” Szoeke (drink cards, m8?) and long-time friend and all round good guy Chris “Wigla” Weeks.

He’s dedicated his life to food. This is where he lives. Why would you watch anything else?

Check it out. And thanks for hanging around for the season, it’s been gr8 m8.

Words: El Jefe.

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Music:

Confidence (INSTR): N’fa Jones

Sunday Sneakers: Silent Jay

Noodles (INSTR): Tom Showtime

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