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Posted 25 Jun 2015 @ 11:02am

The Lounge name might be synonymous with its late night, early morning clubbing scene, but now it will have foodies buzzing with the kitchen's addition of nine meals for nine dollars each. 


Served Monday to Friday from 12pm to 3pm, the menu features a variety of killer dishes including vegetarian and vegan options. Slow cooked wagyu shin with an orange Napoli sauce on creamy...

Posted 25 Jun 2015 @ 11:02am

Belleville will cook up a Sunday roast just like mama did with a special side of Sugar Fed Leopards when it hosts the latest event in the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival's Winter Roasts Collection.


The all day menu will feature rotisserie roasted chicken with an Asian kick, alongside side dishes like five spice and honey baby carrots and quail egg Yorkshire pudding. To wash...

Posted 19 Jun 2015 @ 10:21am

Cremorne has welcomed a new cafe with Denis The Menace opening in the area.


Taking its name from the comic book hoodlum-hero, Denis the Menace is the new cafe from Adam Wilkinson, formerly of Woodstock and St Edmonds. He has brought along ex-St Edmonds chef Simon Neale to take charge of the kitchen, while barista Damon Glover is in charge of all things drinkable.

Posted 18 Jun 2015 @ 12:55pm

A new up-market 235-seat dumpling house has just opened in Melbourne.


Din Tai Fung has opened up shop in Emporium, joining the restaurant chain's growing family that dates back to 1974.
Some of the menu's highlights include their signature Xiao Long Bao soup dumplings, which feature no less than 18 folds, and red, blue and yellow dumplings with non-traditional...

Posted 17 Jun 2015 @ 4:44pm

Brunswick's Joey Smalls has announced that Melbourne institution Huxtaburger will take over its kitchen, serving up its famous burgers until closing time. 


When the kitchen starts serving Huxtaburgers tomorrow, customers will be able to order the Denise, Clair and Sondra burgers to soak up those extra beverages. And for those who just want to take advantage of Huxtaburger...

Posted 16 Jun 2015 @ 2:07pm

Having just opened up inside the Grosvenor Hotel's drive-through bottle shop yesterday, burgers and beer has never been easier.


The menu includes a spicy double beef and bacon monster alongside a portobello mushroom burger, as well as the Grosvenor's classic house burger. To top it off, the patties are created from certified grass-fed and hand pressed Angus beef. For those with...

Posted 15 Jun 2015 @ 11:40am

The second coming of Messina's wildy successful gelato stores has arrived.


The new opening offers thirty of their classic flavours, artisan cakes and rotating weekly specials. Christening the Richmond store are two new creations, including macadamia crunch as well as a dairy and gluten free coffee-hazelnut praline.

Posted 10 Jun 2015 @ 11:32am

This Saturday is going to get hole-y.


To celebrate our favourite glazed over, jam filled, chocolate covered delights, Flour Market will bring together some of Melbourne's finest donuteers for a day of deep fried decadence. Aunty Peg's, All Day Donuts, Cobb Lane, Candied Bakery, Everyday Coffee, Lady Donut, Krumbs Pop up, Sweet Evelyn, 5 & Dime and Donut Day will all be on...

Posted 5 Jun 2015 @ 1:13pm

The Winter Flavour Exchange will showcase some of the finest food and drinks from across regional Victoria later this month.


Featuring a bounty of regional producers, the exchange will offer wintry delights like red wines, hearty dishes, roasted nuts, chocolate and baked goods. Along with tasting samples, guests will also be able to purchase their own food and drinks to take...

Posted 4 Jun 2015 @ 3:32pm

St Kilda's Newmarket Hotel will play host to one of the great BBQ battles in Melbourne when it goes head to head against Hellenic Republic for BBQ Throwdown V. 


The battle will play out over two separate sessions, with three rounds themed "bay, bones and beast."
If that's not enough to get your mouth watering, the 'bones" portion of the battle will include...

Posted 3 Jun 2015 @ 2:20pm

Whisky lovers rejoice, Boilermaker House is now open. 


The fourth offering from the Speakeasy Group, the bar focuses on its namesake, the Boilermaker, which is the combination of craft beer with premium whisky. With over 700 whiskies and 12 craft beers to choose from, the combinations are endless. 
Boilermaker House will also serve cured meats and cheeses, which...

Posted 3 Jun 2015 @ 1:35pm

Brunswick's got a new canteen and its nothing like the one that served you lunch in school. 


Located in East Brunswick, Jack Horner gives customers a variety of options while also tipping a hat to sustainability. Customers can choose from a range of options as they file along a tray-tracked canteen counter, like four huge pots filled with anything from bolognese to tofu and...

Posted 3 Jun 2015 @ 1:00pm

Every Monday this winter (June, July, August), Section 8 will help Melbourne get their caffeine fix while also feeding those less fortunate with their Coffee 4 A Can program. 


Partnering with Gravity Espresso, the Tattersalls Lane watering hole will give customers a free coffee of their choice in exchange for a can of food. All cans will be donated to houses of welcome and...

Posted 2 Jun 2015 @ 12:48pm

The Immigration Museum will warm up your winter with international tastings and live music.


From its mythical discovery in 15th century Yemen to the Heritage Listed coffee house culture of Viena, right up to Melbourne's love affair with the caffeinated drink - coffee has long been intertwined with culture. The Immigration Museum will delve into the ceremonies, social issues,...

Posted 28 May 2015 @ 3:57pm

Gelato connoisseurs Gelato Messina have announced that their Gelato Appreciation classes are coming back to Melbourne.


Once a month they’ll be opening the doors to their Fitzroy store. Each day is part gelato making class, part info session, part science lesson and part gelato degustation with the chefs. 
From 9.30am until 11.30pm you will eat all the gelato you...

Posted 26 May 2015 @ 5:39pm

It's on like Donkey Kong for Melbourne's newest video game bar, set to open on Smith Street.


Cocktails and retro arcade games will come together at last when Pixel Alley opens shortly. They'll be housing classic games such as Donkey Kong, Street Fighter II, Pac-Man, Daytona and vintage Sega titles - all in their original 8-bit glory. On the cocktail list you’ll find quirky...

Posted 26 May 2015 @ 2:58pm

Following the success of last year’s event, Bombay Sapphire’s Project Botanicals is back in 2015.


Launching in late June, the unique bar and dining experience will be in Melbourne for three weeks only, with a new seasonally crafted menu and distinctly different twist to the cocktail list. Chef Gary Mehigan will again be partnering with Bombay Sapphire Brand Ambassador Andy Wren...

Posted 22 May 2015 @ 4:03pm

It's better choco-late than never. A dedicated chocolate brew house has just opened in North Melbourne.


The Mork Chocolate Brew House is serving up some of the most decadent drinks around, ranging from Breakfast Chocolate with house-made oat milk to single-origin Chocolate Soda. Located in a converted 1950s bakery warehouse, the brew house's interior features pieces from...

Posted 21 May 2015 @ 2:18pm

Take a walk on the wild side with a drink from Melbourne's newest watering hole, Glamp Cocktail Bar. 


Owned and operated by the same husband and wife duo that run polēpolē Bar & Kitchen, the new cocktail bar was born of out inspiration from the duo's travels throughout East Africa. The only bar in Melbourne with a dedicated African-inspired cocktail offering, Glamp's menu...

Posted 7 May 2015 @ 2:52pm

Joey Smalls Cantina is the latest addition to the Sydney Road landscape.


Joey Smalls is the latest creation from the minds of some of the people behind CBD staples New Guernica, Chuckle Park and Chuckle Deli.
The venue invites punters to slip into a booth or enjoy the north side air in their courtyard from early afternoon until well into the night.

Posted 7 May 2015 @ 2:40pm

Food, exercise and education are coming together in Richmond's new spot, Serotonin Eatery.


Serotonin Eatery, founded by Emily Hazell, is based around the ethos of eating and living a plant based lifestyle to ensure your body, mind and the earth is looked after, and aims to be the world's leading happiness educational institution.
Combining an eatery with an...

Posted 7 May 2015 @ 1:57pm

Collingwood has now given you a reason to want to sit in a train carriage, with the opening of Easey's Rooftop Burger Bar.


Run by Jimmy Hurlston of Jimmy's Burgers, Easey's is the latest burger bar to hit the Melbourne diner scene. Offering something a little different to the norm, the restaurant is in a train carriage on top of a custom designed, five storey high building....

Posted 5 May 2015 @ 4:17pm

Delish Polish dumpling experts Pierogi Pierogi are taking over The Gasometer for an evening of scrumptiousness.


Well known for appearing wherever the masses need sustenance, Pierogi Pierogi has catered at Laneway Festival and The Shadow Electric to name a few. Their pickled cumbers, polish vodka, and handmade sausages will be making an appearance, as well as their legendary...

Posted 23 Apr 2015 @ 12:09pm

The classic combination of chocolate, nuts and marshmallows is being elevated to the next level by the folks at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. 


Featuring a three-metre(!) long cabinent of rocky road creations, the chocolaterie will be premiering 31 hand crafted flavours. Using only the highest quality couverture chocolate along with a mix of seasonal and exotic ingredients, the...

Posted 22 Apr 2015 @ 1:44pm

The drink behind countless songs, Mad Men episodes, and hazy decisions is taking over the Old Melbourne Gaol for one night only this Friday. 


The historic venue that has housed some of Australia's most infamous prisoners will be transformed into a whisky pop-up bar for the night. Tickets to the event will allow access to all areas of the Gaol as well as two drinks from a...

Posted 21 Apr 2015 @ 3:31pm

Free sandwiches. Sandwiches that are free. Sandwiches.


In celebration of their latest autumn menu, Country Bred is giving away free sandwiches this Thursday. Sandwiches include crispy pork belly, chipotle chicken, pulled beef and the vegetarian special. My Kitchen Rules twinsies Vikki and Helena will also be handing out samples of their own 'special' sandwich on the day (all...

Posted 20 Apr 2015 @ 10:24am

The John Curtin Hotel have announced Collingwood's Bluebonnet BBQ will take over the kitchen for the second round of their Kitchen In Residence pop up event, this May.


Burger maestros Huxtaburger kicked off the Kitchen In Residence late last year, now it's Bluebonnet's turn. They will be serving up their mouth-watering take on Texan style BBQ, while The Curtin will be pairing...

Posted 17 Apr 2015 @ 12:26pm

Lovers of all things sweet and creamy, rejoice! Gelato Messina will be bringing their award winning brand of weird and wonderful flavours to Richmond.


Opening their first Melbourne store in Fitzroy in 2013, the gelato mavericks have built up a cult following with their 40 permanent flavours and the so-wrong-yet-so-right weekly specials premiered on...

Posted 1 Apr 2015 @ 3:44pm

Things are about the get hot!hot!hot! when the Immigration Museum hosts Chilli Fest later this month. 


The museum's courtyard will play host to a down-home BBQ with Burn City Smokers cooking 300kg of lamb, chicken and pork and turning it into delicious chilli delights including chicken tacos, lamb, kebabs, and pork bao. Vego? Fear not, Cornutopia has got you covered.


Posted 25 Mar 2015 @ 1:12pm

Did you know The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is the third largest comedy festival in the world? It’s also the biggest cultural event in Australia. We think that’s something to be really proud of. With 1,000s of locals, tourists and comedians descending on Melbourne over the next three and a half weeks, we thought it would be a good opportunity to showcase the other element of...