FEATURE || Strangers, Secrets and Seriously Good Food

Would you risk a night out dining with strangers? I did, and here’s what I found.

I thought I knew the back streets of Fitzroy well. I’ve walked these Melbourne streets countless times, but on this particular night I’m taking detours and seeing things I’ve never seen before – all because of a text message from a stranger.

It pinged on my phone early in the day from an unknown number. “Hi Leanne. We’re looking forward to seeing you tonight,” it read. This was followed by a set of precise instructions detailing where I needed to be at 6pm and how not to get lost, signed off with a cheeky ‘x’. It’s was all feeling very blind date-isa and I had to admit, I kinda liked it.

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