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David Allegretti


David Allegretti

David Allegretti is an Editor at Concrete Playground, working across news, events, features, branded, and all things Melbourne. He loves creating exciting, informative (and sometimes weird) content, regularly going on first-person adventures in the name of quality journalism, but more importantly, in the name of fun.

David has appeared in The Guardian, The Age & Sydney Morning Herald, VICE, Pedestrian.TV, The Japan Times, Junkee, MTV, Beat Magazine, Kotaku, Gizmodo, and your mother's diary, amongst others.

You can usually find him having a beer at Paradise Alley, playing pool (badly) at The Cherry Tree Hotel, or enjoying his favourite pizza in the whole world (his mum’s at Bar Novanta).

  • Cherries Jubilee at Gimlet

    Friday 1st December - Saturday 27th January
    @ Gimlet at Cavendish House

  • Black Star Pastry Is Serving Up a Christmas Edition of Its Insta-Favourite Strawberry Watermelon Cake

    The team behind the world's most Instagrammed cake is getting festive with a limited-edition twist on its coveted dish.

  • Season's Eatings at Melbourne Quarter

    Monday 4th December - Friday 15th December
    @ Melbourne Quarter

  • Koorie Krismas

    Saturday 2nd December
    @ Federation Square

  • Every Thought I Had While Watching 'Miss Saigon'

    Whether you're a seasoned theatre-enjoyer or a first-timer, Miss Saigon is well worth your butt on the seat.

  • Now Open: Normandy Wine & Grill Is Windsor's New French Bistro Serving a Modern Twist on French Classics

    Come for the steak frites, confit duck and anchovy toast — stay for the traditional French bistro vibe.

  • Global Hotel Chain The Standard Is Coming to Australia in 2024 with a Brand-New Concept

    Standard International's new The StandardX will open in Fitzroy in February 2024.

  • Skinny's X Odd Culture

    Sunday 26th November
    @ Odd Culture Fitzroy

  • 2024's Australian Open Is Set to Serve a Grand Slam of Flavours

    The tournament is promising to be a who's who of Melbourne's food scene. The only question is: what will you try first?

  • Through Love and Legacy: Abigail Adriano Chats About Her Lead Role Debut in 'Miss Saigon'

    From law student to the Sydney Opera House, Australia's own Abigail Adriano is making waves in her captivating portrayal of Kim.

  • From Dawn to Dusk: A Complete Guide to the Perfect Day (And Night) In South Melbourne

    From sunrise lake strolls to moody late-night beach stargazing, with all the eats, beats and treats in between.

  • Grazie Dio: Johnny's Green Room to Reopen with Fresh Look and New Italian-Inspired Menu This Summer

    Carlton's beloved rooftop oasis is set to return with a stylish renovation, seasonal Italian menu — and same immaculate vibe.

  • Pincho Disco Is Collingwood's New Multi-Level Bar and Restaurant Blending Modern Latin Flavours

    Collingwood's latest Latin-American-inspired culinary venture offers a fusion of powerful flavours and an atmosphere that promises to turn dining into a celebration.

  • Welcome to Ma Saj, a New Euphoria-Inducing, Design-Led Wellness Space in Carlton North

    Unwind in style at Ma Saj, Carlton North's new wellness oasis, blending charming warm 70s decor with the comforts of modern massage therapy.

  • A New Legacy Begins as Gary's Meats Reopens at Prahran Market as G. McBean Family Butcher

    Melbourne's iconic butcher has undergone a massive makeover, with a brand new space, butcher masterclasses and next-level porchetta rolls.

  • Now Open: Italian Aperitivo Culture Meets Melbourne Cool at Torino Aperitivo

    Chill vibes, Italian-inspired decor and a negroni fountain — benvenuti a Melbourne's newest aperitivo bar.

  • The Makers and Shakers Market 2023

    Saturday 11th November - Sunday 12th November
    @ Seaworks Maritime Precinct

  • Downtown Dumpling Market

    Thursday 9th November - Sunday 26th November
    @ Birrarung Marr

  • Merry People Pop-Up

    Saturday 4th November - Sunday 5th November
    @ Hawker Spaces

  • Hotel Sorrento Is Now Taking Bookings Following a Major Makeover with New Luxe Suites, Mega Pool and a Day Spa

    Hotel Sorrento's major revamp brings a taste of the Mediterranean summer to Victoria, blending luxury with a tranquil seaside energy.

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