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.
25-30: Why are you still here and not there?
19-24: Worth a special trip
13-18: If you’re nearby
0-6: I practically took a bullet for you