Beat Eats

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 1:45pm

With Georgia Spanos


Thornbury’s favourite live music venue and child to two crazy music fans, Tago Mago announces exciting news this week – a new ‘low n slow’ vibe to their menu. The kitchen team who go by the name Limp Brisket have brought their succulent smoked meats and buns to the venue especially for Tago Mago guests. The rich and buttery flavour of the meats can only be...

Posted 21 Apr 2017 @ 12:54pm

Everyone's favourite internet dog Doug The Pug is getting a birthday party thrown in his honour.


South Yarra's Supersmall are hosting and there are sure to be over-the-top Doug The Pug visuals, free pizza and a free photo booth on the night.
They're also featuring a Doug-inspired drinks list in his honour including doggo-inspired Slush Puppies and Espresso...

Posted 21 Apr 2017 @ 12:31pm

The Curtin's Sonny's Fried Chicken & Burgers instalment comes after the successful takeovers of Leonard's House of Love, Huxtaburger and Bluebonnet Barbecue.


They're taking fried chicken into another stratosphere by doubling the options for your crispy chook. The white meat selection is by the breast and they also have a dark meat option by the thigh. You can get two pieces...

Posted 20 Apr 2017 @ 10:23am

The Rochester Hotel has undergone a number of different incarnations and to celebrate two years since the last makeshift, the well-loved pub is throwing a mammoth party.


Two years ago, The Rochey underwent a bold overhaul which has paid dividends. Operated by the hospo-guns behind Dr Morse, The Abiary and Vic Bar, versatility is with a doubt the venue's strongest attribute....

Posted 20 Apr 2017 @ 9:35am

Because jealousy tussles with friends over beers always need to sorted out with a little game of mini-golf.


It's about time the heart of our buzzing city welcomed everyone's favourite pastime. In many cases, it was the reason for rivalry growing up and still remains a favourite family holiday 'fallback' option.
Holey Moley Mini-Golf Bar arrives on Little Bourke...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 3:22pm

In the southern states of America, barbecue is its own culture with a dedicated and passionate following. Brought to the States by Spanish conquistadors, the Caribbean style of cooking has spawned a diverse and innovative cuisine, which many Australian’s have fallen deeply in love with it.


Meatstock, a mecca of wood smoked, meaty...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 12:26pm

With Georgia Spanos


Through the twinkling windows that wrap the corner of Moore and Brunswick Streets lives an honest pub boasting 150 years of Melbourne history – The Labour In Vain. Born a confectioner and butcher for a life of 72 years, the corner hub now holds its ground as a laid-back wooden bar where time slows right down. Somewhere to take a seat, listen to live rock’n’...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 12:03pm

Wide Open Road have nailed down what it means to combine simplicity with perfection when starting your day and now they're branching out with a new cafe, Terror Twilights.


After the closure of everyone's favourite, Bedford Street, co-owners Jono Hill and Hootan Heydari are reinvigorating the popular Collingwood premises with sublime.
Named after the acclaimed...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 9:20am

The world's finest paella kings are combining for a two-day Spanish cooking extravaganza.


All our dreams are coming true, Melbourne has just unearthed another gem for our city's crazed food-lovers.
The Queen Victoria Market is hosting the Pacific semi-finals of the Concurs Internacional de Paella Valenciana where the world's finest connoisseurs of Valencia's...

Posted 13 Apr 2017 @ 9:55am

Melbourne institution Rooftop Bar is set to shut its doors as it gears up for major renovations. 


A CBD mainstay for 12 years, the new renovations will be spearheaded by Techne Architecture - the brains behind updates at the Garden State Hotel and Fonda's rooftop bar. 
Post renovations, Rooftop Bar will feature a slick all-weather awning for those chilly Melbourne...

Posted 12 Apr 2017 @ 12:35pm

With Georgia Spanos


We all love staples. And when talking breakfast that's the beauty of it really. A good quality slice of toast with vegemite and butter is sometimes all you need to start a chirpy, wholesome day. But by adding a bit of jazz to an original can make your chirpy, wholesome day a special one too. That's what the talented crew at Mr Mister Cafe concur as their...

Posted 6 Apr 2017 @ 2:36pm

After a year packed full of festivals, food truck parks and market stops, Lukumades are setting up shop - making them Melbourne's first dedicated brick and mortar Greek doughnut destination. 


Lukumades is all about honouring the traditional Greek doughnuts of yesteryear while adding a modern twist. Case in point: their freshly made golden balls of fried dough topped with...

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 11:13am

With Georgia Spanos


This weekend we welcome new life into the original 'Her Majesty’s Prison Pentridge' as the bluestone walls bind live music, local creative vendors and an eclectic mix of Melbourne's top food trucks. The one that first stole my heart is Pasta Face, whose warm personality assures you'll be so satisfied you won't flinch at the sight of your...

Posted 1 Apr 2017 @ 11:40am

Hail Mary, mother of Bunnings. 


The team down at The Bendigo hotel have whipped up a drink in homage to the humble Bunnings snag. You can pick yourself up a Bunnings Mary at the Bendi for a mere $10. Looks like lowest prices really are just the beginning. 

Posted 31 Mar 2017 @ 3:05pm

Sydney is set to lose another fine diner with three-hat Restaurant Sepia looking to open its doors at a new venue in Melbourne next year with local supremo Chris Lucas.


Lucas, founder and CEO of The Lucas Group, runs popular Melbourne diners Chin Chin, Hawker Hall, Kong, Baby and The Botanical.
With the lease on their downtown Sydney restaurant coming to an end in...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:13pm

With Georgia Spanos


A team of seven respected chefs are cooking an honourable meal this Sunday inspired by a particular ingredient which makes their food even more enjoyable to consume. Concious Deliciousness at Grub boasts sustainability as the holy ingredient in which their entire menu is inspired by. The evening came about through similar ideas on produce suppliers,...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 4:28pm

The people have spoken. 


After what seems like countless punters asking for sweet sweet Furph dawgs in tinnie format, the beer boffins down at the Furph Factory have listened. 
Cans of Furphy will be landing mid-April, arriving at a tasty 375ml per tin. 
To celebrate, they'll be giving away five prize packs including a case of Furphy cans, some Furph...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 3:18pm

Tempting you with variations from all corners of the compass.


Cookie cocktail mastermind Airiel brings together five of his most diverse takes on the famous cocktail while competitors Melbourne Gin Co., West Winds, Artemis and Adelaide traverse their directional stretches to lure you in.
The fascinating next instalment of the venue’s monthly market encourages...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 3:59pm

As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, a pizza festival is set to take a slice out of Melbourne. 


Italian Restaurant Gradi is combining forces with T'Gallant and merging some of the country's best pizza with fresh, food-friendly wines.
The enticing aroma's of smoky wood-fired pizza, melted cheese and fresh tomatoes will take over the Crown Riverwalk....

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 3:30pm

As part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, FED in French will transform the picturesque banks of the Yarra River into a market celebrating French cuisine. 


You'll be immersed in the talents of French culinary experts now established in Australia and experience French culture, food and wine.
Traditional and French street food will be the heroes of this...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 10:51am

With Georgia Spanos


The story behind how the Espresso Martini was created makes total sense for the dark and dashing drink which only feels right sipped from a thin martini glass. One evening in London's Soho district, famous model Kate Moss asked a worker behind the bar – Dick Bradsel – to create a drink that would “wake me up and fuck me up”. His solution was a combination of...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 1:49pm

Arbory Bar and Eatery have just turned two, and they're celebrating in the best possible way. 


They'll be dishing out a free schooner of ice cold Mountain Goat Summer Ale with the purchase of any one of their award-winning burgers. 
As far as burgers go, they've got the goods. Get down for one of their double cheeseburgers, Southern fried chicken burgers, fish and...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:09pm

By Georgia Spanos


A whole Korean fried chicken? Half a Korean fried chicken? Three Korean Fried Chickens? The choice is yours down at the National Hotel in Richmond, when every Tuesday night is Korean chicken night. And to make your Tuesday night even more exciting, the finger licking chicken comes with bao and your choice of sides like pickled eggplant, kim...

Posted 10 Mar 2017 @ 1:26pm

Espresso martinis are good. We all know that. But a festival dedicated to them? That's even better. Put that festival on the beach, however, and you've got yourself a certified winner. That's exactly what the crew at Melbourne Martini have done. 


South St Kilda Beach will be transformed into a hub of all things espresso martini - offering cold dripping goodness with unique...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 1:50pm


Mexicano Fried Mussels. Fact: Everything tastes better with chipotle. Paco Y Ola have given the traditional treat a fancy twist, featuring black mussels coated in panko bread crumbs, fresh chipotle salsa and a tangy citrus mayo.
St Gerry’s Fudge Puppies. If you’re not immediately sold on the name alone, wait until you hear what this snack consists off. Waffles on a stick...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:26pm

With Georgia Spanos


Towards the western end of North Melbourne lives one of my best kept secrets, Amiconi, a family run restaurant who has held its ground since the owners first migrated to Australia back in 1950. What I love so dearly about this spot is how true they stay to their origins, never giving into modern twists or fusion influence. Amiconi respects their traditions,...

Posted 6 Mar 2017 @ 10:42am

It's no surprise that poké bowls have become the next food trend to take over Melbourne, with a bunch of cool eateries opening doors or offering the light and tasty mix of salad, flavoured rice, and raw fish on their menu. Want to wrap your head around the Hawaiian dish and taste it for yourself? Check out Beat’s Guide to Melbourne’s Best Poke Bowls. 



Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 1:20pm

With Georgia Spanos


North Melbourne welcomes a new member to the family and the story of how they got there is just as heart-warming as their effortless authenticity. One day, not so long ago, El Cielo (a traditional Mexican food manufacturer) was delivering fresh tortillas to their regular client El Sabor (a mexican restaurant in North Melbourne). El Cielo walked in simply to...

Posted 28 Feb 2017 @ 1:18pm

Your hangover just became that little bit more manageable. 


Purveyors of all things good in the world - namely, life-saving Mexican feasts entailing nachos, tacos and enchiladas - Guzman Y Gomez are expanding into the drive-through game.
"We’re so pleased to be announcing 38 new locations around Australia," said founder Steven Marks (side note: he looks nothing...

Posted 28 Feb 2017 @ 12:15pm

Brunswick's new eatery, Rogue District, is now open. 


Following the takeover from Jelly Stone Cafe, new owners Andreas and Annie Martinu (who also run Reverence Coffee Roasters), have changed the name to reflect how they feel about shaking up the venue – a little mischievous and breaking the rules.
Just opening in February, the historical bluestone cottage,...