Beat Eats

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 3:01pm

Try one with toasted coconut, coriander and kumquat - or even turmeric salt, Frangelico and honey.


Cookie’s margarita senorita Airiel is the wunderkind behind the creations – fusing housemade syrups, salts and ingredients with the best Mexican tequilas.
Six unique takes of the famous cocktail will be prepared – including their renowned taco chilli salt rim, fresh...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 4:00pm

The Big Vegan Market, hosted by Melbourne Vegan Eats, is set to bring some of the finest vegan products our way. 


More than just falafels, the market features over 60 stalls of ethical and vegan-approved food, drink, fashion, craft and skincare.
Due to overwhelming demand, The Big Vegan Market has outgrown their original venue and will now be held at the Royal...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 12:15pm

A dose of New Orleans is coming to Melbourne. 


Known as the highlight of Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday is now heading our way. There'll be tunes and food, in the form of a Southern Comfort cocktail bar alongside fortune tellers, live music, gumbo, BBQ, tacos and more from some of Melbourne's finest including Po...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 11:47am

Feeling thirsty? Good Beer Week will take care of that, kicking off with their Gala Showcase that's back bigger and better than ever. 


Over two huge sessions, 36 breweries from Victoria and beyond will showcase their beers. As the official launch of the Good Beer Week 2017 program, it will also serve as a sneak peek to the ten-day beer festival in May, with food vendors from...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 10:56pm

Accio bevvos, because a Harry Potter-themed pop-up bar is coming to our fair city. 


Dubbed the Firewhisky Inn, the bar will be open for one night only and dishing out only the most magical of brews.
Capping it off, there'll be a photobooth and you'll get to take your own Firewhisky glass home at the end of the night. 
Need another reason to get down...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 1:49pm


Tequila school sounds fun! Can you tell us more? It’s an educational session to explain to people that there’s more to tequila than a bottle with a red hat that gives you a hangover.Then there’s Mezcal and its 60+ different types of agave that, like wine, all have different flavour profiles.
Could you also tell us about your wonderful Mexican restaurant too? Los Hermanos...

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 3:29pm

Don't worry, you're not getting shipped across the Tasman. 


It’s beer drunk where you never knew you wanted to drink it with an imaginative twist – a visual concoction of projections and avant-garde graffiti surround a watering hole offering what’s best in craft beer, cocktails, boutique wines and great food.
It’s titled Whitehart because that’s where it is – at...

Posted 6 Feb 2017 @ 1:28pm

Just before the sun goes to hide, the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery have something special for those dreading the daunting Winter months.


With 144 flavours over 12 days, a festival can’t get much more comprehensive and if you were asking – there’ll be free tastings. Leading European chocolatiers will be on
Leading European chocolatiers will be on show...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:37pm

The world's most delicious dish is now the world's favourite word. 


'Halal Snack Pack' has been voted the People's Choice Word of the Year 2016 by Macquarie Dictionary, defining the meaty treat as  "a fast food comprising layers of hot chips, grated cheese, halal doner kebab meat, garlic sauce, barbecue sauce and chilli sauce".  
"The significance of halal snack...

Posted 30 Jan 2017 @ 2:00pm

Property development company PACE of Collingwood is teaming up with charity Co-Ground for the fantastic cause.


The idea for the pop-up café came about after understanding the demand for coffee in the Collingwood area. PACE Marketing Manager, Andrew Crichton, couldn’t be more excited for the launch.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Co-Ground," said...

Posted 24 Jan 2017 @ 1:43pm

The gelato gods have dealt Melbourne a blessing today. 


Legendary purveyors of all that is creamy and sweet, Gelato Messina, are giving away $1 tubs of their limited edition 'voice mail' flavour.  


That's 500 milligrammes of tastebud tantalising gelato for a single buck. 


'Voicemail' is a salted caramel gelato, topped with baked cheesecake,...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 3:18pm

Doughnut master and local legend Nick Tsiligiris has touched many a heart with his tasty treats. Since 1979, Tsiligiris’ charm and smile has graced the Footscray train station every day at Olympic Doughnuts, serving up fresh batches of his lauded delights from the cosy corner of his instantly-recognizable caravan. Armed with a robust personality and an iconic dolphin-shaped jam injector, “The...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 9:56am

New York. LA. Melbourne. That's the route the inaugural Beer and Doughnut Festival has taken on the way to our fair shores. 


It's simple really. Doughnuts + beer = a match made in heaven. 


"We are all about creating a fun food culture, supporting local businesses and bring the community together to...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 9:44am

Australia's favourite ice cream is opening a pop-up store in Melbourne, bringing six brand new flavours with it. 


The Golden Gaytime Crumb Shed will be selling the nationally loved Gaytime Crumb by the tin for you to make your own magic with (pro tip: fancy a Gaytime Crumb sandwich?), as well as launching six limited flavours.  


As well as the classic Gaytime,...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 11:02am

Black Star Pastry are coming to Melbourne, bringing their Sydney-famous cakes with them. 


Their strawberry and watermelon cake recently took Melbourne's tastebuds by storm at the Night Noodle Market. However, if you missed out on the magic - fear not. Owner and creator Chris Thé has revealed the burgeoning business will be opening up in Melbourne. 
Bringing a...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 3:43pm

Want to go for a swim in style? The Adelphi Hotel is bringing back their classy weekend pop-up pool sessions.


The iconic rooftop of the Adelphi will be open for Melburnians to stop by for one of the many refreshing cocktails on offer, courtesy of Pimms, before the pool closes for renovations in February.
The 25-metre, glass-bottomed pool will be great to dive in...

Posted 16 Dec 2016 @ 12:53pm

Over two massive days, the Melbourne Barbecue Festival brings together the best local and international pitmasters for a barbecue feast to salivate over.


Two of America's favourite barbecue restaurants, Memphis Barbecue Co. and Ubons Barbeque will be making the trip. They're regulars at the annual Big Apple Block Party where over 200,000 New Yorkers feast on barbecue over a...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 10:07am

Back for its second year, The Cider and Pork Festival is coming back to Melbourne for two succulent days. 


The festival will play host to a huge selection of breweries, food trucks, and restaurants from both Melbourne and across Australia. 
With more than 75 local and international ciders to sample, there'll also be over 50 juicy pork dishes to get your lips...

Posted 8 Dec 2016 @ 3:43pm

If you love a refreshing cider on a warm day, get on down to Cookie's cider market. 


They'll be showcasing some of the many local Australian cider brands, like Bertie Apple Cider, Hills Cider, Apple Thief, Custard & Co, and Treehouse. 
Taps will be flowing all day, and customers will have the opportunity to learn how each brewer concocts their delicious and...

Posted 1 Dec 2016 @ 4:05pm

Vegan Southern Fried Chicken Double Downs? Popping Candy Shooters? Krispy Kreme Bunned Luther Burgers? Black Magic Squid Ink Margaritas? WTF?


The B.East are inviting Melbourne's craziest foodies to stop by and taste some of their strangest and most decadent American-style concoctions, all designed to freak out and confuse your tastebuds.
With a full menu yet to be...

Posted 1 Dec 2016 @ 2:54pm

Come soak up the heat with food and fun on Australia Day weekend at Melbourne's latest cultural precinct. 


The Velodrome Food Truck Festival will feature a mixed bag of treats for punters at the unmissable Melbourne gem, the Coburg Velodrome, with everything from Luche Libra (Mexican wrestling), aerial circus, medieval performance fighting, art installations, and more.

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 1:54pm


How does an idea like Crêpes For Change begin? Crêpes for Change is a youth-led social enterprise and Australia’s first non-profit crêpe food truck. The project was started by myself (Dan) and my brother Liam in late 2014. We crowdfunded to raise money for the van, and got it on the road in August 2015. We turned over $110,000 in our first year.
All profits go towards providing...

Posted 17 Nov 2016 @ 5:54pm

Pizza Hut is making a bonafide comeback, tossing around the idea of bringing back their dine-in stores - and yes - it looks like the all-you-can-eat pizza blowouts of your childhood may be coming back too. 


Pizza Hut is opening its first rebranded store in Sydney this Thursday as the cheesy empire looks towards the future in an attempt to claw back customers - returning to...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 4:48pm


Housed inside the ever-popular Glamorama, Spare Me Kitchen offers a contemporary Australian menu serving expertly prepared food, all matched with a premium sound system, music and drinks. Perhaps best known for their expansive drinks menu, Spare Me will have even the most knowledgeable connoisseur covered.  If top-shelf whiskey is what you're after, you can choose from their curated...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 1:40pm

Get ready to pop some bottles and class things up for a day when Melbourne gets its own champagne festival. 


The three-day festival focuses on boutique and small production champagne to showcase at venues across Melbourne, offering rare finds that will be exclusive to the event - giving a chance for punters to sample glasses that are usually off-limits to the general public....

Posted 10 Nov 2016 @ 3:50pm

With food, dance, music, fashion, and more, there's a bit of Poland for everyone at this year's Polish Festival. 


The festival's twelfth instalment will showcase a heap of authentic Polish entertainment on Federation Square's main stage, with Australian dance troupes Polonez, Łowicz, Syrenka, Tatry, and even Poland's Corny Potok performing energetic folk dances, as well as...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 4:55pm

Melbourne – summer is coming. You know what that means? Prime time for frothies in the sun, or for the more cultured diners among us, alfresco dining and the perfect cocktail to match.


Luckily, the fifth edition of Beat Eats has you covered. From dive bars to bar-setting restaurant experiences, these pages showcase the very best Melbourne has to offer. Whether you're after...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 3:35pm

Melbourne Music Week is back again and with it comes the lauded Live Music Safari. Featuring over 50 artists, Melbourne’s famed live music venues will open their doors for a night of free gigs and parties. We've picked out some of our favourites shows and venues, offering a handy guide that'll keep you satisfied with tasty food and even tastier tunes.



Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 3:19pm

The opening of True North in 2014 was a defining moment for Coburg. We had all noticed the subtle changes in populus, at the train station, in the dog parks and tram stops. But it was with the opening of Munro Street’s moderately sized but spectacularly spiffy cafe that a new generation, displaced by an inordinately expensive Brunswick, were finally catered to.


True North has...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 3:11pm

"Only time will tell if we stand the test of time,” as Van Halen so poignantly put it back in 1986. Time tells you everything you need to know about Topolino’s, a St Kilda institution for some 45 years. Even more impressive is the fact that this family-friendly restaurant has plenty of competition, located on the busy Fitzroy Street strip.


While traditionally known for their...