Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Video Blog 01: Hammer & Tong


Hammer & Tong in Fitzroy: A Video Blog




So this is a bit new and scary. That's because it's me. On YouTube. Who would have thought?

I've wandered into the world of video reviews and first up is Hammer & Tong, a gorgeous little cafe-cum-restaurant in Fitzroy that will win you over with popping candy pancakes. Watch the video (it's less than 2 minutes) and get the low down without having to READ... although if you've come this far, you've already been reading.

I've also created a scoring system based on the acronym E.A.T. Hammer & Tong scored 22/30.


‘E.A.T’ CRITIQUING METHOD 

Every place I video blog is rated out of 30 using the ‘E.A.T’ method (10 points for each category).

E is for Edibles. 
This includes food and drink, but is weighted more heavily towards food. Brilliant beans, creative cocktails and wonderful wine lists will always score points.

A is for Ambience. 
An eatery’s personality, individuality and charisma. Tunes and comfort fit in here. Think of it as the ‘vibe’ of a place.

T is for Team. 
Team refers to the staff as a whole. It’s not just about your friendly waiter or that arrogant bartender; it’s about the way staff cooperate and interact to make you feel at ease.


SCORING 

25-30:  Why are you still here and not there?

19-24:  Worth a special trip

13-18:  If you’re nearby

  7-12:  ‘Meh’

    0-6:  I practically took a bullet for you



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