Naked for Satan
285 Brunswick St
Alongside its overtly suggestive name, its décor is similarly quirky, decked out in lurid wallpaper, metallic-copper boilers & shiny decorative centrepieces.
This place offers $2 pintxos buffet-style – with a huge selection of Spanish morsels. There is an honour system involved, whereby you pay according to the number of toothpicks you have acquired at the end of your meal. And if this novelty isn’t enough to spark your interest, at the moment Naked for Satan is selling their pintxos for a bargain 50 cents each at lunch time as part of their opening promotion.
So what is a pintxos you may ask?
Pronounced as ‘pinchos’ in Spanish, it is a version of tapas from Basque Country – an area that straddles north-eastern Spain and south-western France. The main difference being that pinchos are generally larger, served in individual portions and generally come on bread. Given the literal translation of pintxos being “spike”, no surprise that they are served with toothpicks to hold everything together. (wikipedia)
From what I could scrounge together these are ‘some’ of the morsels they have on offer:
And here’s a few more that I could remember but didn’t take photos of …
Being a Vodka bar after all, they serve a range of beers, vodka’s, cocktails and cidars. Though there have been raving reviews over their vodkas which are infused on site, it was too early in the day for me to start drinking already – maybe next time =).
Rating: Yummy – another quirky gem on Brunswick street that offers delightful spanish pintxos. Though certainly not jaw-dropping tapas, but at $2 / pintxos and current lunch special at 50c / pintxos, how can you complain? Easily a cheap but tasty lunch meal.
[Photos: also courtesy of Miss JH.]