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A little girl donates some coins to a street musician and gets the best surprise in return.


For the six weeks in the lead-up to Christmas, StreetSmart partners with restaurants to ask diners to make a small donation to StreetSmart on their bill. Every table is asked to add $2 or more to their bill, not even the price of a coffee or mineral water. It’s a simple idea that might not see 100 musicians and choir members from the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, the Lieder, Amics de l’Òpera and Coral Belles Arts choirs perform for you but it adds up to a big impact on the lives of people who are homeless.

Click for all Victorian StreetSmart Parters


Happy Listening


Mr. Collins,

Weak long black W a dash of cold milk



November 27, 2013 × 0 comments

Hawk & Hunter, Mr. C

You CAN HAVE your cake and eat it too!



Fed up with trusting experts offering advice on the dirty D-word:diet. Andi Lew and Dr. Natalie Kringoudis joined forces to create a range of books ‘Eat Fat’.

A natural nurturer and advocate for healthy living, Andi Lew is a health professional, television presenter and published author. Doctor of Chinese Medicine, acupuncturist, and natural fertility educator and writer, Natalie Kringoudis’s belief in the benefits of alternative therapies saw her establish her own women’s health and natural fertility clinic in Melbourne, The Pagoda Tree


‘Eat Fat Be Thin’ was published in 2012 and is jam packed with fantastic information to help people better understand the relevance of protein, fat, carbohydrate in your diet. Along with a bunch of sugar free, dairy free and wheat free recipes, to keep you healthy and stay thin.



At the behest of their followers the girls hit the books once again and launch ‘Eat Fat Be Lean’ earlier this year. This time offering paleo and protein inspired recipes along with greater insights and a better understanding on how and why fat not only tastes great but is actually good for you.

The HAWK & HUNTER bookshop is selling the ‘EAT FAT’ book range and it will be first in best dressed for any christmas orders. Mr. Collins is proud to be a part of the ‘EAT FAT’ cooking demonstration, ‘FIT FESTIVE FOOD’


Get around the girls at their FIT FESTIVE FOOD event,
Hawk & Hunter Small Batch

December 3rd, 2013

Tickets: [email protected]

0415 752 311



Mr. Collins,

Weak long black W a dash of cold milk



November 26, 2013 × 0 comments

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Lou & John the brothers behind the the Prahran institution Sports Lords have swung the doors open to their newly relocated store, Chapel Street. Budweiser’s and Applehead cider’s watered the crowd while they mingled and welcomed the 3181 exclusive sneaker, the Nike Air Trainer Max ’94 Premium. Now open to the general public it is a must stop for all christmas shopping. #Nike267 was opened by an army of Mr & Mrs. Collin’s, see how it unfolded;

.: Canapés :.

Paprika rubbed baby corn, chipotle, queso fresco, pickled chili

Kingfish ceviche tostaditas, coconut, chili, lime & basil

Buttermilk fried chicken, harissa aioli

The All American miniature hot-dog

The ‘Swoosh’ wagyu beef, maple bacon, Dijon mustard, tomato relish, cornichons


.: Shwarma :.

Marinated lamb, crispy quinoa tabouleh,


.: Dessert Canapés :.

Mr. Collins “Crispy Cream” doughnuts


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Mr. Collins,

Weak long black W a dash of cold milk








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November 25, 2013 × 0 comments

Mr. C

Château Chunder from Down Under

Chateau Chunder A Wine Revolution is a witty and entertaining documentary that tells the recent history of Australian wine, revealing how a small group of enterprising Australian winemakers took on the elitist world of wine … and won. The starting point is the famous Python sketch – ‘This is a bottle with a message, and the message is ‘beware’. This is not a wine for drinking, this is a wine for laying down and avoiding’. And it was true. The idea that Australia could be a world class wine-making nation was a joke.

With humour and insight, this documentary features winemakers, marketers, merchants, critics and drinkers including Bruce Tyrrell, James Halliday, Max Allen (Australian wine critics), Chris Hancock (Rosemount), Sir Les Patterson (Cultural Attaché to Australia, a comical creation of Barry Humphries), Robert Parker (US wine critic), Oz Clarke and Jancis Robinson (UK wine critics).

Click on the image below to watch Château Chunder A Wine Revolution

or head to the ABC SHOP 


 Happy drinking


Mr. Collins,

Weak long black W a dash of cold milk



November 19, 2013 × 0 comments

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Tommy Collins is proud to be helping with Fierce Women 2013.  Following the success of last years event the girls are back, Friday November 22 at Rokeby Studios and will bring the goods! Amazing guest speakers, music, live auction, food & wine and brilliant company- all in aid of Cancer Council Victoria.


Tickets are limited, email [email protected] for more details.

See how it all unfolded at MARS Gallery, 2012.


.: Canapés :.


Watercress & fourme d’ambert scone, fig & pinot jam (v)

Crab & prawn brioche rolls with house tar tare

Sake roast pork belly, corn puree & Szechuan crackle (gf)


.: Mains :.


Smoked ocean trout, crispy skin & pickled walnut (gf)

Duck breast, roast plum & star anise (gf)

Roast porterhouse, green tahini & marinated mushroom (gf)


.: Saladas :.


Char grilled broccoli, chilli, almond & garlic

Warm baby potato, miso, chilli, walnut salsa & herbs


.: Desserts :.


Flourless chocolate cake with Kahula mascarpone & fresh berries










Mr. Collins,

Weak long black W a dash of cold milk



November 7, 2013 × 0 comments