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Posted 26 May 2015 @ 2:58pm

Following the success of last year’s event, Bombay Sapphire’s Project Botanicals is back in 2015.

 

Launching in late June, the unique bar and dining experience will be in Melbourne for three weeks only, with a new seasonally crafted menu and distinctly different twist to the cocktail list. Chef Gary Mehigan will again be partnering with Bombay Sapphire Brand Ambassador Andy Wren...

Posted 22 May 2015 @ 4:03pm

It's better choco-late than never. A dedicated chocolate brew house has just opened in North Melbourne.

 

The Mork Chocolate Brew House is serving up some of the most decadent drinks around, ranging from Breakfast Chocolate with house-made oat milk to single-origin Chocolate Soda. Located in a converted 1950s bakery warehouse, the brew house's interior features pieces from...

Posted 21 May 2015 @ 2:18pm

Take a walk on the wild side with a drink from Melbourne's newest watering hole, Glamp Cocktail Bar. 

 

Owned and operated by the same husband and wife duo that run polēpolē Bar & Kitchen, the new cocktail bar was born of out inspiration from the duo's travels throughout East Africa. The only bar in Melbourne with a dedicated African-inspired cocktail offering, Glamp's menu...

Posted 7 May 2015 @ 2:52pm

Joey Smalls Cantina is the latest addition to the Sydney Road landscape.

 

Joey Smalls is the latest creation from the minds of some of the people behind CBD staples New Guernica, Chuckle Park and Chuckle Deli.
 
The venue invites punters to slip into a booth or enjoy the north side air in their courtyard from early afternoon until well into the night.
 
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Posted 7 May 2015 @ 2:40pm

Food, exercise and education are coming together in Richmond's new spot, Serotonin Eatery.

 

Serotonin Eatery, founded by Emily Hazell, is based around the ethos of eating and living a plant based lifestyle to ensure your body, mind and the earth is looked after, and aims to be the world's leading happiness educational institution.
 
Combining an eatery with an...

Posted 7 May 2015 @ 1:57pm

Collingwood has now given you a reason to want to sit in a train carriage, with the opening of Easey's Rooftop Burger Bar.

 

Run by Jimmy Hurlston of Jimmy's Burgers, Easey's is the latest burger bar to hit the Melbourne diner scene. Offering something a little different to the norm, the restaurant is in a train carriage on top of a custom designed, five storey high building....

Posted 5 May 2015 @ 4:17pm

Delish Polish dumpling experts Pierogi Pierogi are taking over The Gasometer for an evening of scrumptiousness.

 

Well known for appearing wherever the masses need sustenance, Pierogi Pierogi has catered at Laneway Festival and The Shadow Electric to name a few. Their pickled cumbers, polish vodka, and handmade sausages will be making an appearance, as well as their legendary...

Posted 23 Apr 2015 @ 12:09pm

The classic combination of chocolate, nuts and marshmallows is being elevated to the next level by the folks at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. 

 

Featuring a three-metre(!) long cabinent of rocky road creations, the chocolaterie will be premiering 31 hand crafted flavours. Using only the highest quality couverture chocolate along with a mix of seasonal and exotic ingredients, the...

Posted 22 Apr 2015 @ 1:44pm

The drink behind countless songs, Mad Men episodes, and hazy decisions is taking over the Old Melbourne Gaol for one night only this Friday. 

 

The historic venue that has housed some of Australia's most infamous prisoners will be transformed into a whisky pop-up bar for the night. Tickets to the event will allow access to all areas of the Gaol as well as two drinks from a...

Posted 21 Apr 2015 @ 3:31pm

Free sandwiches. Sandwiches that are free. Sandwiches.

 

In celebration of their latest autumn menu, Country Bred is giving away free sandwiches this Thursday. Sandwiches include crispy pork belly, chipotle chicken, pulled beef and the vegetarian special. My Kitchen Rules twinsies Vikki and Helena will also be handing out samples of their own 'special' sandwich on the day (all...

Posted 20 Apr 2015 @ 10:24am

The John Curtin Hotel have announced Collingwood's Bluebonnet BBQ will take over the kitchen for the second round of their Kitchen In Residence pop up event, this May.

 

Burger maestros Huxtaburger kicked off the Kitchen In Residence late last year, now it's Bluebonnet's turn. They will be serving up their mouth-watering take on Texan style BBQ, while The Curtin will be pairing...

Posted 17 Apr 2015 @ 12:26pm

Lovers of all things sweet and creamy, rejoice! Gelato Messina will be bringing their award winning brand of weird and wonderful flavours to Richmond.

 

Opening their first Melbourne store in Fitzroy in 2013, the gelato mavericks have built up a cult following with their 40 permanent flavours and the so-wrong-yet-so-right weekly specials premiered on...

Posted 1 Apr 2015 @ 3:44pm

Things are about the get hot!hot!hot! when the Immigration Museum hosts Chilli Fest later this month. 

 

The museum's courtyard will play host to a down-home BBQ with Burn City Smokers cooking 300kg of lamb, chicken and pork and turning it into delicious chilli delights including chicken tacos, lamb, kebabs, and pork bao. Vego? Fear not, Cornutopia has got you covered.

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Posted 25 Mar 2015 @ 1:12pm

Did you know The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is the third largest comedy festival in the world? It’s also the biggest cultural event in Australia. We think that’s something to be really proud of. With 1,000s of locals, tourists and comedians descending on Melbourne over the next three and a half weeks, we thought it would be a good opportunity to showcase the other element of...

Posted 23 Mar 2015 @ 7:56pm

Our mates over at Thirsty Camel are currently searching for their very own Minister for Thirst.

 

The elected Minister will walk away with a prize pack worth well over $20,000, which includes $5,000 cash (for ministerial expenses, of course), VIP access to four major events throughout the year, a monthly supply of beverages from your local Thirsty Camel and your face on a...

Posted 13 Mar 2015 @ 3:19pm

Craft & Cult have revealed the details of their inaugural event – bringing together some of the best local beer offerings with the Melbourne cult live music scene for a unique new showcase.

 

The event will be held at Grumpy's Green in Fitzroy as part of Good Beer Week. Guests will be able to sample beers from partner breweries, including Two Birds, Parrot Dog,...

Posted 13 Mar 2015 @ 2:36pm

Melbourne vegan eatery Mantra Lounge will host an all-vegan feast on the Yarra River.

 

Guests will be treated to some of Melbourne's best vegan food whilst taking in the sights of the city and the Yarra as they sail from Docklands to Williamstown. The night will also feature speakers and entertainment, with Vegetarian Victoria President Mark Doneddu hosting a Q&...

Posted 6 Mar 2015 @ 12:01pm

Yep, you read that correctly. 

 

Presented by Beat (hey, that's us!) Little & Olver are presenting Beat The Hunger: 100 per cent free food every Monday, as well as DJ Chris Ackroyd and DJ Al Monfort from The UV Race. No catch, just show up. Easy as free pie.   
 
On Tuesdays they'll also be hosting Fitzroyalty - a night that will host $1 pots and $2 ribs. Talking...

Posted 4 Mar 2015 @ 3:42pm

Brought to you by two Melbourne experienced culinary personalities and passionate west siders. 

 

Alex Rogers and Ben Sisley bring you the latest in the instalment of the invigoration of the west side with Ovest - a modern pizzeria with the majority of the menu aimed to share around. You'll find a simple menu of pizzas and some single-person meals, and their margherita comes with...

Posted 3 Mar 2015 @ 5:44pm

The popularity and trendiness of Melbourne’s western suburbs are definitely on the rise, known for their unique character and architecture. 

 

The Vic on Hyde as a pub had been around since the 1800’s, but after a six-month-long refurbishment, from mother and daughter team Loren Smith and Christine Day; the new Hyde Street Hotel opened its doors in May of last year. They boast an...

Posted 3 Mar 2015 @ 5:40pm

Builder’s Arms Hotel is housed in one of Gertrude Street’s most distinct corner blocks.

 

Two dining areas provide an a la carte menu, counter meals and a degustation experience in the formal dining room, Moon Under Water. It’s a delightfully refined yet relaxed atmosphere that reflects the area’s sophisticated but far-from-dicky attitude towards good food. In fact a word, I just...

Posted 3 Mar 2015 @ 5:40pm

The Lincoln in Carlton stands on a corner block, as did most pubs back in 1854. It served beer then as it serves it now but with a bit more pizazz.

 

It’s still a pub, but not as you’d traditionally know one: there’s no sticky carpet and no seedy old mate who hasn’t gotten out of his seat for 17 years. The reinvigorated Lincoln doesn’t look all that different from its original...

Posted 3 Mar 2015 @ 5:37pm

In 1928, US President Herbert Hoover described prohibition as “a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.”

 

Prohibition failed miserably due to the not-so-subtle rise of the speakeasy, and this era is largely where one of Melbourne’s best cocktail bars gets its name. The Noble Experiment in located in the heart of Smith Street. Owners...

Posted 27 Feb 2015 @ 3:48pm

Melbourne is set to get a brand-new video game bar.

 

Located on Flinders Lane, Bartronica offers an extensive arcade collection, featuring old-school favourites such as Sonic and Mario Kart.

Posted 27 Feb 2015 @ 12:04pm

A new laneway festival – Melbourne Art Restaurant Cocktail Sound (MARCS) – is set to take over AC/DC Lane and Duckboard Place.

 

The festival will be held in March, as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, and will feature hawker-style street food, street artists and live music. Food will be served by Papa Goose, Pastuso, Terra Rossa and The...

Posted 26 Feb 2015 @ 10:23am

Some of Melbourne’s best restaurants are popping up at Seaworks along with some local Williamstown favourites and the latest in gourmet vendors. 

 

Pier to Plate is a unique food event to delight the palate, enrich the senses and offer something to suit all tastes and budgets. Seaworks is working with Seafood Industry Victoria to deliver a pier to plate experience. Fresh fish...

Posted 25 Feb 2015 @ 5:18pm

Next door to this well-known pub on Sydney Road is the Post Office Hotel’s restaurant space, the Dining Hall. 

 

The Dining Hall has a distinct mess hall-type feel, but it’s nonetheless laid-back, fun and atmospheric, with the Pub neighbouring serving up incredible burgers with house-made buns and pickles. The large space is refined, but definitely not stuffy, fitting in...

Posted 25 Feb 2015 @ 5:17pm

“You’re not thinking clearly, not of us are. We need bread.” No truer words have been spoken about carbs than these uttered by George Bluth, basically telling everybody to fuck Atkins.  

 

Sauced Pasta Bar is also here to debunk the myth that pasta and carbs are the enemy. Owner Sylvan Spatarel has a background in health and fitness: the reality is carbs are essential for a...

Posted 25 Feb 2015 @ 5:15pm

Who is this Penny Black? What’s her deal? Research (read: one Google search and a Wikipedia page later) tells us she wasn’t a real person, but the name given to the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in the public postal system. 

 

What has this got to do with beer and food then? You’d be surprised, plus we’re sure you enjoyed the random bit of trivia. It is, in fact, a...

Posted 25 Feb 2015 @ 5:15pm

While last year’s dessert trends revolved around the doughnut, 2015 is definitely the year of the scroll. If cafés were to be embodied as cartoon characters from your childhood, Eat A Scroll would definitely be Cheer Bear, this place will just make you happy. 

 

Eat A Scroll launched last year as a pop up shop and remains Melbourne’s only dedicated scroll shop and café until they...

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