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Posted 4 Apr 2014 @ 3:40pm

Brunswick Bitter is hosting its second Brunswick’s Better Community Day to showcase and promote local businesses, craft manufactures and food purveyors.


Open to the public, this is the second in a series of monthly community days hosted at the brewery designed to highlight the diversity, quality and creativity of great locally based small businesses and what they can offer to...

Posted 2 Apr 2014 @ 9:18am

Richmond’s Public House is an impressive venue – not necessarily in size but what manager Andrew Simmonds and his team manage to pack into a week of dining, drinking and partying.


An average week at Public House begins with its extraordinary Tuesday steak night that sees a prime 300g cut of porterhouse steak cooked to perfection for only $14. Each steak is dressed in red wine...

Posted 1 Apr 2014 @ 5:32pm

Hello Sam is Melbourne’s newest Burger Café located at 760 Chapel Street, South Yarra. They offer a huge range of Gourmet Burgers including 100% angus, lean Australian lamb and chicken schnitzels. This eatery cater to the vegans and vegetarians out there with our bean and corn burger, tofu burger and our portobello mushrooms. Their buns are sweet brioche or vegan and gluten free.


Posted 1 Apr 2014 @ 5:11pm


What can we say; Maurice Salvador at Tre Espresso Cafe/Bar runs a great Italiano shop – some say that it is Little Italy in the heart of Brunswick.
Maurice brings his expertises, along with his passion for people, food and music together with his reputable Chef Frank Mammone for an unforgettable Italian encounter.  Recipes are traditional from various provinces of Italy...

Posted 24 Feb 2014 @ 7:08pm

Mad Mex inhabits an interesting territory on Melbourne culinary landscape: the food is too fresh and too high quality to be considered fast food but it is too accessible to be considered fine dining.


Basically, you order a base such as burrito, nachos, tacos, quesadilla, and then move along a ‘fresh ingredient production line’ and in less than 3 minutes you have an...

Posted 24 Feb 2014 @ 7:04pm

Hot dogs are a colloquial small good that you definitely don’t want to give too much thought. All you need to know is that they are super tasty, affordable and go well with almost any kind of delicious topping piled into the bun.


After nagging my lovely colleague Stinky Parry to let me do a Beat Eats review, he finally let me. I’m somewhat of an expert and fan of...

Posted 24 Feb 2014 @ 7:04pm

At times parts of Abbotsford remind me of an era when Paul Keating proclaimed that it was the “Recession we had to have!” Well Jr Morse is the coffee shop that Abbotsford “had to have”. 


This awesome little hole in the wall coffee and food outlet, positioned at the bottom of the ramp that leads up to platform 1 of Victoria Park train station, is humble yet incredible.

Posted 12 Feb 2014 @ 2:47pm

This Valentine's Day, Hammer & Tong is sharing the love with Executive Chef Simon Ward creating a once off menu created to be shared with your loved one. 


Hammer & Tong will be showcasing a three course menu that is designed for sharing; the perfect way to spend an intimate evening with someone special. Designed to entice the palette, the menu features Coffin bay...

Posted 12 Feb 2014 @ 11:42am

On Sunday February 2 the Beat Eats team headed down to funky Melbourne eatery Trunk to be a part of their 'The Zoo Sundays'. 


In the clutches of sizzling hot day, 38 degrees, the team was adequately soothed by Budweiser and cocktails courtesy of Sailor Jerry rum. Additionally, the masterful Trunk kitchen put together delicious American style tapas including chilli con carne,...

Posted 12 Feb 2014 @ 11:30am

Joe’s Bar and Dining Hall is bringing American spirit to St Kilda with two events that will make your heart sing and leave your taste buds begging for their next hit of Joe’s American fare.


To mark the New Orleans Mardi Gras, the French term for ''Fat Tuesday” and the biggest day of the New Orleans calendar, on Sunday February 16  Joe’s is hosting its own party outdoors and in...

Posted 28 Jan 2014 @ 9:39am

Many years ago, the Monty Python troupe derided American beers as like making love in a canoe; having also applied their Cambridge-with-a-sledgehammer humour to Australian wine (‘Chateau Chunder’), Python chose wisely to ignore the temptation to take the piss out of Australian beer. After all, wasn’t Australian beer just the bland liquid that Bazza McKenzie guzzled as fuel for his obnoxious...

Posted 20 Jan 2014 @ 7:51pm

Move over cider, it be all about the ice tea for 2014.


Leading the alcoholic ice tea movement is new kid on the block, Trumpeters Alcoholic Ice Tea. 


Created by Melbourne husband and wife duo, Hayden and Anna Newton, the inspiration for the locally brewed tipple lies in 1920’s New Orleans. In the midst of prohibition, jazz bands playing in speakeasies would cool...

Posted 20 Jan 2014 @ 7:49pm

Attention Brunswick residents: Your prayers have been answered The Penny Black now has awesome cheap pizzas. From the visionaries that bought you Bimbo Deluxe and The Lucky Coq, The Penny Black now has a kick-ass pizza menu that includes the Lo Zenzero Prawn ($8.50). This tasty seafood pizza is seasoned with ginger, garlic, chilli, coriander, Caesar dressing, lemon and bean sprouts that...

Posted 20 Jan 2014 @ 7:46pm

Reality TV likes to make a big deal of makeovers, whether they are of house, home cooks, or bookish Korean karaoke singers. However, the reality (pun intended) is that motivated people continually reinvent the proverbial wheel in far bolder ways than any of the aforementioned fame addicted tosspots.


For the better part of 2013 St. Kilda's The Post underwent a meteoric makeover...

Posted 20 Jan 2014 @ 7:41pm

The Fitzroy Beer Garden is a place for locals. On Sunday Beat Eats was treated to a superb late lunch on the sun spectacled beer garden that boasts an array of large tables placed with casual elegance around the tree and fern drenched garden.


Head chef Chris ‘Sparkles’ Marchant is quiet softly spoken man with a very friendly face and when he talks about the food that comes from...

Posted 20 Jan 2014 @ 7:32pm

Any keen observer of the music industry would be aware that classic musicality has come to the fore of popular music over the past six years with acts like Britain’s Florence & The Machine and Adele as well as the U.S’s Beirut and Dirty Projectors all imbuing the disciplines of classical music into their music. This reflects an audience who are more informed, via the hyper information...

Posted 20 Nov 2013 @ 4:53am

Getting tattoos is awesome and so is eating vegan! Now Beat Eats can announce that there is a once stop shop where you can get both. That’s right you can head to Essendon and enjoy Il Gobbo’s famous Spot Burger with a double vegan patty, double vegan bacon and double vegan cheese while also booking in or getting some killer ink. This is the first in many 100% plant-based Il Gobbo food chains...

Posted 20 Nov 2013 @ 4:53am

At the end of October two rather scholarly Beat employees sauntered along to Fitzroy’s bourgeois bar and eatery, the dulcetly sultry and subtle Southpaw. It was the debut of their monthly Sunday special TV Quiz and TV Dinner.

Long-time quizmaster of Melbourne alternative quiz scene George Hatzigeorgiou gave Beat Eats the down low on this night he hosts.



Posted 20 Nov 2013 @ 4:53am

What do you like about food? Personally, I like texture – that crunch or conversely the slide – of the dish as it hits the pallet. I also accept and savour a culinary challenge such as a pork dumpling served as a taco. St. Kilda Bathes Captain Baxter is the culinary king of fusion and with it situated overlooking St. Kilda beach it is the perfect place for summer drinks and nibbles, nibbles...

Posted 20 Nov 2013 @ 4:53am

Earlier this year Lounge got its groove back. A stunning refurb, a new inspired music policy and most importantly the establishment of Gloria Swanston’s Kitchen that has lead to The Lounge becoming the choice hangout for hipster, clubber and rocker alike.


From a culinary perspective the champion of Gloria Swanston’s Kitchen menu is the Kickass Burger. To give this tasty hero...

Posted 22 Oct 2013 @ 11:00am

Brunswick Burger Buzz on Sydney Rd is a godsend for locals and visitors alike with its large and juicy handmade burger patties that consist of fresh produce purchased daily from Footscray markets. Having opened just over three weeks ago Brunswick Burger Buzz has been a hit with the staff run off their feet. It came as a massive surprise to the owner who has been so busy setting up his burger...

Posted 22 Oct 2013 @ 10:42am

On Sunday two Beat staff members undertook a culinary enlightenment when they were lucky enough to sample Miss Katie’s Crab Shack that operates seven days a week out of the pokey little kitchen at North Melbourne’s The Public Bar.

Miss Katie - or Katie Marron to the office of births, deaths and marriages – is an unassuming twenty something chef, who after helping some...

Posted 11 Oct 2013 @ 5:13pm

Get your tavern wench on, everyone, because Burlesque queen Poppy Cherry is bringing the Bavarian Oktoberfest to Melbourne. The original idea, which resulted in a couple of little fun shows, came out of a “dressing room conversation” says Cherry. From little things, big things grow. “We did a couple of little shows at the Burlesque Bar and thought, 'why don't we do a proper big show?' One show...

Posted 4 Oct 2013 @ 10:27am

One of Melbourne’s best kept secrets, Ormond Hall, is offering the closest thing to a bier hall in the heart of Munich this Oktoberfest. We caught up with Director Matt Hunt to find out what’s in store for their inaugural two day Oktoberfest event.


“Given Ormond Hall's old world charm, we thought the space would make the perfect place for the...

Posted 9 Sep 2013 @ 10:20pm

At the last census in 2008, that year there were 188,756 marriages and that means a lot of buck’s parties.  Normally, the organisation of the buck’s party falls on the shoulders of the best man and, usually, due to a combination inexperience and limited creativity the nights are dinner then a rowdy night wandering up and down King st. getting in punch-ons and kicked out of strip clubs.

Posted 9 Sep 2013 @ 10:10pm

This Sunday just past a few members of the Beat editorial team headed down to Cookie’s debut Beer Sundays where the iconic Melbourne restaurant and bar.


Day-in-day out, night-in-night out Cookie lives, breathes and drinks its mantra 'Beer Hall'. Seven days a week beer lovers can visit Cookie and work their way through our 26 taps or 200 bottled beers along the 16 metre...

Posted 5 Sep 2013 @ 4:08pm

Prost mate! Oktoberfest is returning to Lucky Coq.


During Oktoberfest Lucky Coq we will be showcasing eight of the finest German beers on tap plus one Austrian Lager just to keep it interesting, including Schoffer Hoffer, Radeberger, Bitburger, Erdinger, Colonial, Konig, Hofbrau, Lowenbrau and Stiegl.


They'll be serving all these fine drops in their own branded...

Posted 14 Aug 2013 @ 12:48pm

The Rare & Reclusive Oft Neglected Lesser Spotted Mallard (I bet you didn’t know that was the full name?) is one of Sydney roads most precious venues. As well as offering a hub of the best local music artists such as Fraser A. Gorman and Laura Imbrigulia, The Spotted Mallard actually has one of the pub dining experiences in town.


Whether one be at the venue for a gig and a...

Posted 14 Aug 2013 @ 12:47pm

This spring The Post Office Hotel continues the tradition of the Sunday Session with live bands and Sunday roasts. An innovative menu adding new flair to the roasts of old - featuring spring lamb and Victorian produce. Served all day (from 12pm - 9pm) come down for a feed and stick around for the bands (free entry).




- Sunday September 1 the kitchen will treat...

Posted 5 Aug 2013 @ 11:52am

It's not just the pedigree of its founders that makes Melbourne’s latest pop-up restaurant so special. 



But it certainly doesn't hurt either. In another life, front of house manager Samuel Maher ran the floors at Mama Baba, St Katherine’s and The Press Club. He made the acquaintance of his collaborator Johan van der Walle a few years back, while the latter was head...