That’s right, your chicky chicky parm parm no longer has to cost you a leggy and an arm arm because your new favourite Melbourne pub is taking one for the team and selling crumbled farmyard fowls with a side of chips and salad FOR THE PRICE OF A 1998 LUNCH ORDER ($1.50 meat pie + $1.20 packet of Twisties + $1 Nippies choccie milk + 30c Wizz Fizz).
Rising from the ashes of Melbourne’s abominably marked-up food scene like a majestic napoli sauce covered dove is a little place called Foresters Pub and Dining. Sound familiar? It should, this is the very same venue that (along with the Palace Hotel in Camberwell) hosts one of Melbourne's best themed trivia nights, courtesy of Jaws Events. From Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks & Recreation and Stranger Things, all the way through to It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Harry Potter and The I.T. Crows, they’ve got your telly trivia covered.
But enough about trivia and more about parmas. Every evening (I repeat, EVERY. EVENING.) between 4 - 10pm you can pick up a full-sized parma doused in Napoli sauce and melted cheese, served with a side of baby cos salad and chips, all for only five-freaking-dollars. That’s less than a frozen Ingham’s schnitzel.
‘What’s the catch?’, we hear you say. The only catch is that you have to buy a drink with your parma, which I’m pretty sure is what Moses carved into his slab of stone right under the other ten commandments, verbatim, because what’s a parma with a pot? A tragedy.
So, throw your oven out the window and head on down to Foresters Pub and Dining the next time your housemate/partner/cat mentions a tuna bake, because $5 parmas.
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