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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.

 

Ingredients
 
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.
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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
 
Ingredients:
 
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...

Posted 30 Jun 2016 @ 2:35pm

Renowned French chef Philippe Mouchel is set to present a special three-course French lunch, to celebrate the opening of the NGV’s Degas: A New Vision exhibition. 

 

Those with a love for the art and culinary worlds will have the opportunity to bask in both, when the award-winning kitchen master presents his one-off dining experience.
 
The event includes a drink on...

Posted 24 Jun 2016 @ 4:35pm

Just when you thought Preston’s Food Truck Park had played all their kings and queens, they’ve got one more card up their sleeve, unveiling a celebratory three-day-festival exploring one of the more unique culinary combinations, cheese and wine.

 

Upon arrival, rookie cheese-lovers will receive a map detailing all the cheeses on offer as well as some recommended pairings. If you'...

Posted 23 Jun 2016 @ 2:45pm

The legends down at The B.East are turning four, and to celebrate they're throwing an absolutely huge birthday bash. 

 

Getting in on the party will be live music from The Bombay Royale, The Meltdown and a DJ set from Mojo JuJu. Plus, there'll be circus acts and fortune tellers on board too. 
 
Capping it all off comes a slew of cheap booze from some of the finest...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 3:16pm

Shuck yes! Melbourne’s longest-running all-you-can-eat Oyster Festival is back.

 

Oyster Frenzy is back for its 12th installment, and it's set to be bigger and better than ever as they aim to smash their current record. Last year saw over 22,000 oysters shucked and slurped - that's going to take a whole lot of dedication to beat.
 
The oyster bonanza will showcase...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 2:51pm

Legendary purveyors of BBQ Fancy Hank's are expanding into a two-storey meat haven. 

 

First opening in 2012, Fancy Hank's has since garnered a reputation as one of the finest barbeque joints in the city. The new site has acted as a former ballroom and was once home to Gaslight Records. The new fit-out will see lush leather banquettes and feature a light filled, open space. ...

Posted 21 Jun 2016 @ 12:20pm

Hi John. Pleasure to meet you. Can you quickly fill our audience in on who you are and what you do?
 
 
My name is John Ross-Jones, I oversee the beverage program for the Saké Restaurant & Bar group. My role involves ensuring our bars continually have the best Japanese bar menu in Australia.
 
Your work at Saké sees you working in what could be perceived to be...

Posted 17 Jun 2016 @ 12:30pm

From the first time you wear pants, to the first nipple-stiffening, to the first ignition of your pilot light, and to the first nasal drip – your unknowing yield to the crass dominions of the winter quarter has inevitably begun. The allure of a hot cocoa alongside your rekindled flame starts overcoming your basic social obligation and the 7am sunbaking alarm swells out to a 10am ‘I don’t want...

Posted 15 Jun 2016 @ 3:21pm

Tasty chicken is a very serious business, and Belleville are kicking things up a notch with their second poultry slam.

 

Belleville will go head to head with Blue Bonnet BBQ for a one-off poultry and BBQ themed cook-off to see who really is the ultimate chicken master. 
 
The Bluebonnet team, led by chef and owner Chris Terlikar, will be putting together three BBQ...

Posted 14 Jun 2016 @ 4:51pm

Three big nights, two big milestones, one big venue. This weekend will see Collingwood's The Gem Bar celebrate its birthday in style, putting on three big nights of booze, bands and barbecue as the venue and its publican both celebrate their birthdays.  

 

Music for the weekend sees a great line-up of local bands and DJs taking over the stage. Friday night will see DJ Dave Gray...

Posted 14 Jun 2016 @ 4:21pm

The home of worldly eats, drinks and beats will be cooking up a new twist to the classic dish, bringing their Pimp My Poutine series in every Tuesday. 

 

Following the overwhelmingly positive response to their experimental poutine, particularly their mouth-watering butter chicken, the fearless and original chefs at Belleville have decided to dish up a couple of different poutine...

Posted 14 Jun 2016 @ 12:26pm

The revered purveyors of chicken looks to be opening a new shack in South Yarra.  

 

Posters were spotted covering the former Spud Bar on 590 Chapel Street, splashing "Belle's Hot Chicken: Coming Soon" across the windows. 
 
The opening would mark the third Belle's for the city, bringing their finger lickin' chicken to more punters ahead of their expansion interstate...

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