About the Milk Bar

The Milk Bar is an independent guide to the best of Melbourne. Updated daily and covering everything from food and freebies to art and architecture, the Milk Bar is your cultural and creative guide to the city.

Founder – Dan Kuseta
Dan grew up in the outer eastern suburbs, and has been moving closer to the heart of Melbourne ever since. After working as a writer and editor in Toronto, Dan’s happy to be home and running his own Milk Bar, just like his grandparents did. Fascinated, engaged and excited by the creative culture of Melbourne, Dan launched the Milk Bar to capture the stories and spirit of the best city in the world.

Editor In Chief – Matt Wilson
Matt grew up in the western suburbs of Melbourne and went on to become a writer. He spent too many years at uni and now writes reviews and fiction while experience the best of what Melbourne has to offer. He is also the Editor of the nightlife magazine and directory www.barsandnightclubs.com.au.



Anthony Piovesan
Anthony is a current journalism student at RMIT University, he likes to plunge into the deep dark seas of the subconscious. Where will it lead him? Follow his journey on anthonypiovesan.wix.com/remoteviewing to find out.

Jessica Morris
Rower, runner, writer and all round ridiculously busy individual who somehow appears to have more than 24 hours in a day. Jess studied Media & Communications, and majored in Cultural Studies/Philosophy to see how she could make a stunning impact on the world with her words. Has somehow ended up in events because of her big ideas, vivid imagination and supreme ability to organise both herself and others, but continues to dabble in journalism and is always eager to see how her writing can make a difference to someone’s day.

Vanessa de Largie
Vanessa hails from Perth, Western Australia, but considers herself a Melbournian. She is an actress, author and self-confessed loner who loves old movies and vintage glamour.

Ross Battaglia
Unable to say no to two things: hamburgers and film festivals. Ross keeps busy from 9 to 5 working in the publishing industry, and completing a Master of Communication at RMIT some school nights. He can be spotted cycling through the inner burbs, playing tennis, or partaking in delightful debauchery. A massive fan of music and all things beer, He likes to lead an active life and share some of his musings with you all.

Christine Tsimbis
Outgoing, witty and inquisitive are three words that most people have used to describe Christine, and she loves to express herself through talking people’s ears off and writing whatever materialises in her mind. She is a Deakin Arts graduate with a major in Professional and Creative Writing and she loves ice cream, nutella and orange flavoured lollies! She is also a music junkie who loves Soundwave festivals. She blasts her music 24/7 – even while brushing her teeth!

Shannon McKeogh
Shannon McKeogh is a freelance writer based in Melbourne. She blogs at shannonmckeogh.com and tweets @shannylm. She likes frisbees, cardigans and pub trivia.

Vivienne Duck
Vivienne, or just ‘Viv’, is the self-proclaimed queen of wine and cheese nights with her girls. Hailing from Albury, NSW, she is a final-year journalism student at La Trobe and loves all things Melbourne. You will find her either binge-watching series on Netflix or scrolling through all platforms of social media. You can follow her novice Twitter @VivienneDuck.

Penny Stephens
Penny is a post-grad journalism student based in Melbourne. She has a passion for all the indulgent things in life- food, travel, film, fashion, dance, theatre and music. Penny loves to write creatively and informatively. Find her blogging at www.saltyandsuave.com in her spare time and dancing part-time.

Eloise Roche
Eloise hails from the sleepy coastal town of Jan Juc. Residing in the inner-north of Melbourne for the last seven years, she now thinks it’s fair to call herself a Melbournian. Eloise works in communications for a non-profit and enjoys red wine, Seinfeld and ranting about feminism and politics.

Joely Mitchell
Joely is a journalism graduate from La Trobe University, and the co-founder of a blog run by young people, for young people, called Truth4Youth. Her hobbies include swimming in the ocean, getting sweaty at the gym, binge watching her favourite TV shows, oh and writing, of course. You can follow her on Twitter here: @joelymitchell.