Beat Eats

Posted 27 Feb 2017 @ 10:05pm

Beer and coffee – you’re not Melburnian if you don’t.


The two elements characterising the typical Melburnite come together for an occasion boasting Aviary Coffee’s new residence at Thornbury’s 3 Ravens Brewery.
Six local breweries and six local coffee roasters will collaborate on beers featuring coffee as a key ingredient. Some of the local companies coming...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 12:56pm

It's been ten years since The O.C. went to air.


Ten years since Seth sailed off into the horizon, teenage heartbreak weighing heavy on his shoulders.



Ten years since Wonderwall soundtracked Marissa and Ryan's breakup. Ten years since Forever Young soundtracked Ryan and Marissa's second...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 12:19pm

The 2017 Port Phillip Mussel Festival - a two-day seafood street party - will be returning this coming March.


Melbourne's oldest permanent market, South Melbourne Market, will turn into a mini Bourbon Street, serving up more than five tonnes of molluscs. 
Becoming one of Melbourne's biggest free jazz festivals, the Mussel Festival is filled with live music and...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 3:09pm

How has the festival changed over the years? Historically the event tended to be a celebration by Greeks, for Greeks, whereas the festival now aims to share Greek culture with all Melburnians in a mass multicultural celebration.
What can we expect this year? For two days the heart of Melbourne will go Greek with an abundance of music, dance and food.  At Midday on Saturday, the...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 3:07pm


Tell us a bit about your music and food project Soundfood? Soundfood is where I simultaneously cook food and DJ for people, feeding what I make throughout my set to my audience. It's a multi-course degustation with a soundtrack of funk and tech, designed to appeal to all your senses.
How do sound and food complement each other? There’s something special about food and...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 3:03pm


How did the program start?  When I was a La Trobe university student I visited asylum seekers in detention and spent some time on Christmas Island. One of the most compelling characteristics of people seeking asylum (and refugees) is their incredible resilience despite experiencing some of the most unimaginable adversity and hardship.  In late 2015 my husband Daniel and I put our...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:54pm

With Georgia Spanos


The Naked European
Towards the far end of Chapel Street Windsor, lives a European-style restaurant with an energetic, electric feel. Just judging by the name, you can be sure to expect some flare. Serving an array of European flavours – cheese stuffed zucchini flowers and meatballs in sugo from Italy, jalapeño poppers and chorizo from Spain – your...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:14pm

One of Melbourne’s top rating attractions, The Carlton Brewhouse serves up a multi-faceted brewery experience for both locals and tourists around town. Overlooking Australia’s largest brewery and the home to some of Australia’s favourite beers including Carlton Draught, Victoria Bitter and Carlton Dry, The Carlton Brewhouse is the ultimate hub for those taking a visit to the legendary Carlton...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 5:36pm

Split between Hiroshima and London, Fumio Tanga is an okonomiyaki master. Now, he's bringing one of Japan's most delicious cuisines to Melbourne. 


A combination of egg, savoury sauce, fresh toppings, katsuobushi and a whole lot of goodness, there's barely a person in the world who has come back from Japan and not fallen in love with these delicious dishes. 

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.