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Posted 23 Sep 2016 @ 5:17pm

Can you feel that? The cool island breeze blowing against you? The smell of fresh coconuts? No, you haven't fell through a portal and stepped into the Caribbean - you're just hanging out in Melbourne's newest bar, Island Somewhere. 


Oozing chill vibes, Island Somewhere takes its inspiration from the lands of tropical paradise, while offering spirits and cocktails to match....

Posted 21 Sep 2016 @ 5:39pm

Have you ever fantasised about the taste of butterbeer? Dream no more, a butterbeer bar is here.


After a hugely successful opening night, the butterbeer Bar is back for all your favourite Harry Potter-inspired bevos including butterbeer, polyjuice potion and firewhisky concoctions. Plus, you'll get to keep the custom made cup as a souvenir.
Special Harry Potter ...

Posted 20 Sep 2016 @ 5:09pm

Has Melbourne gone barking mad? Are things getting seriously ruff? Or, have two geniuses just figured out the next best thing since smashed av? We'll let you (and your four-legged compadre) be the judge. 


The Canine Wellness Kitchen will be serving doggie beers (bone broth) among other bonafide pooch goodness like green lipped mussel, beef liver, a super smoothie for dogs and...

Posted 20 Sep 2016 @ 3:49pm

You can now eat enough pizza to hospitalise yourself, because you're an adult now and have the freedom to eat yourself into a capricciosa-coma if you damn well please. For that, we have Foresters Beer and Music Hall to thank. 


Foresters Hall will be curing your mid-week blues with more pizza than you could poke a breadstick at, every Wednesday from 6-9pm. They've also got some...

Posted 20 Sep 2016 @ 3:05pm

After four sold out events, MzRizk and Belleville have decided it is time for another round of aromatic teas paired with a delectable selection of high tea snacks - all in honour of The Purple One. 


Executive Chef for Office of Public Works (Section 8, Ferdydurke, The B.East and Belleville) Jarrod Moore and Belleville's Head Chef Slash Vala have designed a delicious menu that...

Posted 20 Sep 2016 @ 2:09pm

Well cluck me, this is some finger lickin' good news for Melbourne's chicken lovers. 


The Big Chicken Festival is set to take over Melbourne for the first time ever, bringing together some of the finest food trucks and purveyors of chicken to the masses. For fans of delicious and succulent chook in all its guises, this will be one not to miss. 

Posted 16 Sep 2016 @ 1:35pm

Have you ever fantasised about the taste of butterbeer? Dream no more, a butterbeer bar is here.


After a hugely successful opening night, the butterbeer Bar is back for all your favourite Harry Potter-inspired bevos including butterbeer, polyjuice potion and firewhisky concoctions. Plus, you'll get to keep the custom made cup as a souvenir.
Special Harry Potter ...

Posted 8 Sep 2016 @ 2:30pm

For this edition of Food and Choons we thought we’d mix things up a bit. Chris from Melbourne psych-rock outfit The Dead Heir shared his culinary expertise, with a twist on an old favourite. The Dead Heir recently released a bee themed Double B-side, so of course this recipe is all about that sweet, sweet honey. Take it away, Chris.


4 X Cups Corn...

Posted 8 Sep 2016 @ 12:47pm

Sweet baby cheesus, all of Melbourne's breakfast dreams have just been answered. 


You heard that correctly, the crew at Bimbo Deluxe pizzeria-come-nightclub are opening their doors at 7am on weekends to serve you super cheap breakfasts on pizza bases – Fitzroy, look out.  
Four dollarydoos will get you the best bacon and eggs on a pizza you've ever had the...

Posted 2 Sep 2016 @ 3:19pm

Love doughnuts? Want to eat as many as you can within the allotted time frame to win accolades, admiration and (at long last) your father's respect? Look no further. 


The Dandee Doughnut Eating Competition will see 25 brave face-stuffers showdown for eternal sugar-lipped glory. Competing in heats of five a piece, it's all culminating with the chance to win $200 worth of market...

Posted 24 Aug 2016 @ 11:49am

Located in the heart of the northern suburbs, Burgies is raising the bar for burger culture with their newly released specials menu.


Adding to their already impressive selection of mouth-watering burgers, shakes and waffles fries are two new and thoroughly tantalising burgers.
The first of these - a truffle angus burger - oozes with flavour with its house made truffle...

Posted 23 Aug 2016 @ 2:05pm

Celebrating National Cheese Pizza Day (sure, that's a thing) comes a pizza so cheesy, I'm not even sure I can deal with it. 


Coming from 400 Gradi (winner of the prestigious World's Best Pizza award), the 99-cheese pizza is inspired by the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Featuring literally 99 cheeses of varying textures and flavours from around the globe, the...

Posted 15 Aug 2016 @ 3:13pm

It's time to venture down the end of the line and into Melbourne's outer-south to the town of Bittern. Why? Because some absolute maniac is serving up Simpsons-themed burgers that'd put even the most artery-clogging Krusty Burger to shame. 


Bittern Food Shop has been quietly garnering a cult following with their glorious Simpsons burgers, all cooked in house by an American chef...

Posted 11 Aug 2016 @ 4:59pm

Melbourne's Meat Market will be taken over for two days by some of Australia's finest distilleries when Junipalooza swings into full force come October.   


Junipalooza comes our way after becoming somewhat of an institution in London. The event will treat punters to copious amounts of gin to sample both neat and mixed, as well as offering a slew of expertly made cocktails...

Posted 5 Aug 2016 @ 2:28pm

Since the early '70s, the doner kebab has garnered somewhat of a cult following for its ability to conclude any drunken foray on the ‘right’ note. The inexorable famish you’ve garnered must be satisfied, or the hangover that awaits will be worse than anticipated. It's the words of every oblivious inebriate. Now there’s a new ballplayer – a previously shy yet leviathan marvel comprising of...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 3:22pm

Making your own delicious fried chicken doesn't have to be hard. Plus, it's the perfect companion to the smooth alt-country vibes of Riflebirds' second album, World Feels Wide. We recommended practicing your best southern drawl in advance, so you can sing along effectively. Serve this with slaw to level up.


Serves 4
(2 for hungry...

Posted 28 Jul 2016 @ 3:04pm

Grill lord Senòr BBQ is setting up shop at Section 8 every Friday, bringing some next level meat to the people of Melbourne. 


Hernan Palacio's grill skills are second to none, and he'll be whipping up Choripans (fresh chorizo in crusty bread) alongside Asado (grilled beef ribs & chicken), all lovingly prepared and smeared with that holy green grail: chimichurri.

Posted 26 Jul 2016 @ 6:31pm

Purveyors of all things creamy, inventive and delicious, Gelato Messina are staking their claim to the icy throne with their new degustation bar - pushing the culinary capacity of gelato to a new level. 


Expect to experience the most weird and wonderful flavours of gelato in seven courses. Past inventions have included vanilla with compressed pineapple, caramel and biscuit, as...

Posted 22 Jul 2016 @ 12:44pm

Fitzroy will be treated to an array of deliciously bizarre gelato when Gelato Fiasco sets up shop in a limited pop-up. 


Now launching in Australia, Gelato Fiasco is the brainchild of Portland, Maine’s Josh Davis and Bruno Tropeano, who spent years learning the techniques and practices of the original Italian masters of gelato. But with each pint of Gelato Fiasco containing...

Posted 21 Jul 2016 @ 2:28pm

Section 8 and the Hangi Boys are coming together to put on a mouth watering celebration of all things Kiwi. 


The Hangi Boys have created a traditional yet modern Maori menu which includes, of course, Hangi. There is also an all Kiwi DJ lineup featuring Thanks, Float and Jellyfish alongside classic Kiwi beer specials for the day. 
Hangi is a traditional (and...

Posted 20 Jul 2016 @ 11:32am

Let’s Eat Grandma have just released their debut album, I,Gemini, care of Transgressive records. While we whipped up this super easy burger recipe, we decided to give it a listen while heating things up in the kitchen. The results were surprising.


Serves 4
4 x Burger Buns2 x 180g blocks Haloumi
375ml cream4 x...

Posted 18 Jul 2016 @ 3:48pm

Craft beer experts Mountain Goat have announced they will be opening their roller doors, inviting punters to pop in to their pop-up bar. 


A long time collaborator with fellow breweries, the team have invited along their mates Exit Brewing, BrewCult and Fury & Sonto showcase their beers and celebrate the depth of local quality ales. To keep your taste buds satisfied between...

Posted 16 Jul 2016 @ 11:30pm

Hi there! Who are we talking to and what can you tell us about The Happiest Hour?
Chris Canty, founder of THH - that's me in the middle. It’s a website and app that finds the best food & drink specials around Australia and NZ. At last count, we listed over 4000 of them.
How did you come up with the idea for the app?
Back in 2004, my local in Fitzroy stopped...

Posted 15 Jul 2016 @ 4:25pm

Purveyors of all things delicious, Doughnut Time, is opening a new store on Chapel Street. 


They're known for their inventive and delicious doughnuts, with past favourites including the 'Slim Shady'- a vanilla glaze doughnut with mini M&M's - alongside the 'Freddo Mercury' with blue vanilla, milk and dark chocolate glaze topped with a bunch of Freddos. Capping it off comes...

Posted 15 Jul 2016 @ 12:30pm

From the first time your mother told you to take your elbows off the table, to the first time you valued salad as an asset rather than a hindrance - the chicken parmigiana was an incessant exploration which rendered a menu useless. A nascent archive was established and quickly enriched to the point where a fixture using colby rather than mozzarella or Bolognese rather than Napoli was...

Posted 12 Jul 2016 @ 12:34pm

What's the difference between Belleville's newest poutine and Pauline Hanson? Both are salty, but only one leaves a bad taste in your mouth. 


Taking inspiration from the flavours of a Halal snack pack, The Pauline Hanson covers beer battered chips with skewer-grilled lamb kebab, mint yoghurt, chilli sauce and cheese. 

Posted 7 Jul 2016 @ 10:09am

Fresh Hood Market will launch in Preston later this month, offering a taste of Melbourne’s best food, drink, art and music. 


Transforming a former bingo and fresh food hall on the Preston Market site, the project aims to raise the bar on the north side with offerings from Henriettas Chicken Shop, Filipino street food masters Hoy Pinoy, Melbourne’s original craft beer purveyors...

Posted 6 Jul 2016 @ 11:26am

Renowned cocktail bar Eau de Vie has announced the next instalment of their Appreciation Societies series, hosting a night of tasting that is equal parts educational and alcoholic. 


The night will feature Jose from Casa de Vinos as he presents Clase Azul tequila - one of the finest tequilas in existence. 
Clase Azul represents authentic, humane and artisinal...

Posted 1 Jul 2016 @ 8:23pm


The Gourmet Kitchen Cooking School has become extremely popular in the 12 months since they opened, and with good reason. They offer a variety of hands on cooking classes covering cuisines from around the world. Whatever your culinary preferences or skill level, you will be made to feel at home in a relaxed and social environment. Working through between five to ten recipes over the...

Posted 1 Jul 2016 @ 2:16pm

Election Day. That glorious time of year when across the nation, the air is ripe with the aroma of sausages sizzling everywhere. Now that you've figured out who you're voting for - it's time to indulge in the time-honoured combination of white bread, cheap snags, stacks of onion and lashings of tomato...