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Posted 23 Jul 2015 @ 2:34pm

If your countdown to the weekend couldn't get any better, Uber and Gelato Messina are teaming up once again.

 

For six hours, Uber users in 17 cities across the country can have a tub of hazelnut gelato (with white chocolate, hazelnut fudge, milk chocolate chips and cream filled wafer) delivered to them. Wherever your ice cream cravings hit.
 
And with five times the...

Posted 21 Jul 2015 @ 2:00pm

The team behind Sweetwater Inn have created their latest offering, an easygoing dive bar set in a '70s timewarp by the name of Leonard's House of Love. 

 

Set in a picture-perfect log cabin complete with pool room, darts and open fire - the new bar and eatery is a cross between an aussie chicken shop and classic Americana.
 
The menu features a brisket patty...

Posted 20 Jul 2015 @ 2:06pm

Now in its third year, the hot chocolate festival is back to take the edge off winter. 

 

Offering over 31 flavours of hot chocolate, the festival will be serving up both classic and crazy iterations of the drink. This year the team have put together creations including bacon and maple syrup, honeycomb and lavender, cookies and cream, mint madness and bittersweet basil. There...

Posted 16 Jul 2015 @ 12:27pm

Featuring more than 40 stalls, the Hank Marvin Markets will play host to a spectrum of delicious eats - all under the one roof.  

 

Some of the food stalls include Happy Camper Pizza, The Brulee Cart, Cobb Lane, Trailer Made, Little Mushroom Co and Hammer & Tong. There will also be a range of stalls hosted for charity and community groups, as well as all the fresh produce you...

Posted 15 Jul 2015 @ 2:33pm

As of last year, Melbourne was ranked the world’s sixth most expensive city, according to The Economist. It’s not surprising then, that going out for dinner can sometimes be a headache, especially when you’re short on the monies. We’ve compiled an extensive list of Melbourne’s cheap-as-chips daily food specials at restaurants and pubs around the traps in an attempt to allow you to eat more...

Posted 15 Jul 2015 @ 1:55pm

Y'all remember back in February how we debuted the very first Beat Eats? Well, you guys ate it up so quickly we figured we better get a shimmy on and dish up a second serving. 

 

 

In Beat Eats #2 you'll find a guide to where to eat in Melbourne this winter. We’ve eaten our way from north to south and we even took a gander out west, all to find the best of the best...

Posted 14 Jul 2015 @ 2:26pm

One of the largest collections of premium and craft liquor products ever seen in Australia will be on display and available to sample next month as the Top Shelf boutique drinks festival returns to Melbourne for its second year. 

 

The show will again boast a strong lineup of premium spirits, including an unprecedented array of Australian craft products. Reflecting Australia’s...

Posted 10 Jul 2015 @ 4:01pm

With workshops, masterclasses, activities for the kids and tastings spanning over three days, chocolate lovers, this is for you.

 

The Melt Away Chocolate Festival will feature the masters behind Mörk, Tonantzin Aztec Artisan Chocolate, Sissy's Gourmet Delight and The Chocolate Lovers' Kitchen as well as chocolate fountains, chocolate lounges, DJs and more.
 
Located...

Posted 10 Jul 2015 @ 1:39pm

Juanita Peaches has opened in Brunswick, serving up some of the best fried chicken this side of the equator. 

 

Opened by Raph Rashid (Taco Truck, Beatbox Kitchen), the Southern-style fried chicken joint takes over the night shift at his other business, All Day Donuts. The menu is short and to the point,...

Posted 9 Jul 2015 @ 4:38pm

The kitchens at the Post Office Hotel are currently undergoing renovations, so instead of keeping punters hungry the fine folk have organised a food truck fiesta. 

 

Later this month Mr Burger, Taco Truck and Soul Kitchen will all be parking in the POH kitchen and serving up delicacies to the masses from 5.30pm. To sweeten the deal even further, there'll be live music and DJs to...

Posted 9 Jul 2015 @ 2:52pm

A new pizza shop has opened its doors in Richmond, offering a deliciously diverse twist to pizza night. 

 

45 Degrees is now serving up premium pizzas on Bridge Road, drawing inspiration from Melbourne's rich variety of cultures. This diversity displays itself in the menu, which consists of creations like Vietnamese pork, kale beetroot and Korean fried chicken pizzas. And of...

Posted 9 Jul 2015 @ 10:48am

There's finally a place to stop off at other than Macca's on those trips out west with the news that Truck Stop Deluxe is now open in Werribee. 

 

The west coast inspired truck stop diner promises to serve up mouth watering burgers alongside waffles, signature spiked shakes, cocktails and desserts. Created by Joshua Lefers (Pawn & Co, Big Dog Creative) as the truck stop...

Posted 9 Jul 2015 @ 10:42am

Australia and New Zealand will go head to head in a trans-Tasman froffie-off when the Great Craft Beer Taste Off takes over Collingwood's Forester's Hall later this month.

 

During the event, guests will have the chance to be the judge and rate each beer on a scale of 1-5, culminating with the announcement of the top five beers and winning team. Some of the craft beers going for...

Posted 8 Jul 2015 @ 6:43pm

Vending machines aren't just for candy and sodas anymore with the introduction of the salad-wielding Füd Revolution vending machine.

 

Boasting a bounty of fresh-made salads and snacks in a jar, the revolution caters to those on paleo, gluten-free, vegan and sugar-free diets. At $10 a pop, salad options include multi-coloured creations like the "Get ya freekah on" with freekah,...

Posted 8 Jul 2015 @ 1:21pm

This is not a drill. Melbourne now has a 24-hour ramen shop. 

 

Menya SanDaime ("third generation noodle shop") has opened up shop on Russell Street, serving up four dishes of ramen around the clock. The restaurant is already an established chain in South Korea and the United States but the first in Melbourne, wiith further expansion set to take place over the next three years....

Posted 1 Jul 2015 @ 3:38pm

It's going to be a shucking good time when Oyster Frenzy returns to St Kilda later this month.

 

After April's installment of Melbourne's longest running all-you-can-eat oyster party saw 22,032 molluscs consumed, the frenzy is aiming to go for the gold in its next edition and set a new record of 23,000 oysters. Taking place at The Deck at The Prince, the event will feature an...

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.
 
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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,...

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