Beat Eats

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 1:43pm

Nestled above the hustle and bustle of Swanston Street is the very modest Cabinet Bar. You could easily walk past it on your daily commute to work, but it's become the go-to spot for workers treating themselves to a drink after a long day.


The bar flaunts a wide selection of drinks but loves to showcase its cocktails the most, which feel like an essential as you soak up the...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 1:39pm

Bimbo Deluxe has got you sorted, whatever your flavour orientation. Already established as the pizza hotspot along the roaring Brunswick Street of Fitzroy, diners have long enjoyed a delicious and affordable menu. 


The setting is cosy and retro downstairs, decked out with a full bar of tap beers, ciders and spirits. Or if you want to take advantage of that sweet summer air, you...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 1:35pm

2016 has been the year of the American-inspired meal. As the undeniably delicious craze swept across our city, it’s only natural that burger-lovers from all over Melbourne began their search for the best of the best. The hunt was on for baked daily bread rolls, fresh patties and all of the tasty toppings to match. Little did they know, all it would take to complete their quest was a quick trip...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 1:31pm


Walking into The Beaufort, it looks exactly how you want the food to taste; as though you’ve just stumbled into one the best taverns of the Deep South – complete with a pool table and bourbon-branded neon signs.
If you’re just after a quiet tipple the tap beers are on regular rotation, with this season's picks including the Hawkers’ IPA, Three Sheets, an English pale ale...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 1:27pm

Standing proud amongst the surrounding 19th century facades on Richmond’s Swan Street, the beautifully quaint and cosy Greek restaurant, Agapi welcomes you to come and enjoy a traditional feast of delights. The name itself literally translates to the word ‘love’, and once you’ve dined here, it’s easy to see why this venue is a hard one not to fall for.


You are invited with open...

Posted 8 Nov 2016 @ 5:42pm

Celebrating their 11th birthday, Melbourne's Hoo Haa Bar will be turning the clock - and their prices - all the way back to 2005. 


As well as serving drinks at 2005 prices, the crew will also be launching their little sister venture Kuku Mama's new menu. 
The new menu features some delicious creations, including a lobster tail corn dog, served  on a stick with...

Posted 8 Nov 2016 @ 4:37pm

The Night Noodle Markets are back this month for another huge season of live music, installation art and of course, fantastic Asian cuisine.


The huge outdoor food festival is celebrating the return of many crowd favourites, including Wonderbao, Hoy Pinoy Bbq, Mr. Miyagi, Bao stop and over 30 other exotic food stalls from around the world.
It wouldn't be a true...

Posted 7 Nov 2016 @ 4:33pm

This is not a drill - the crew over at The Food Truck Park in Preston have brought the magic of mobile food to the top end of Collins Street.


As a teaser of the Melbourne permanent food truck precinct plan, well-loved food truck vendors including Greek St Food, Smokin' Barry's and Real Burgers will now call Collins Street home.
The food truck park opens today and...

Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 12:19pm

The Summer Night Market is returning to the Queen Vic Markets, bringing a rotating weekly theme with it as well as live entertainment. 


The first week will kick off with a disco funk theme capped off with a live set from That Gold Street Sound, with each week following taking on a new guise. Offering an outstanding selection of seasonal food and drinks, this year's instalment...

Posted 27 Oct 2016 @ 12:23pm

Melbourne Vegan Eats is set to host its first ever Brew and Food Fest, offering a stacked lineup of vegan food and drinks from some of the city's best restaurants, pubs, cafes and breweries. 


The festival is a free and licensed street festival featuring vegan-friendly eats from The Cornish Arms, Lord of the Fries, The Glass Den, Ray Cafe, Tahina, Halfpint Vegan Dairy, Doughnut...

Posted 21 Oct 2016 @ 12:37pm

Purveyors of all things delicious, Red Spice Road, are throwing a feast to remember - titled The Ultimate Red Dinner. 


Celebrating the creativity and passion of Melbourne Festival, Red Spice Road’s award-winning Asian style menu will be set against the backdrop of the iconic Bromley artworks and alluring red lanterns, offering a dinner that will leave you with a fire in your...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 3:31pm

Burger lovers of Melbourne (which is pretty much all of us, to be honest) this one's for you. 


The ever-popular Hank Marvin Market is presenting its first ever event over the cup weekend, plating up the inaugural Big Burger Biannual. 
There will be eighteen burger vendors from across Melbourne including Sliders on Tyres, Fancy Hank’s BBQ Joint, Cool Bean Kitchen...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 11:50am

By now, you've probably heard about Bernard Salt's article in The Australian, in which he took time out from...

Posted 18 Oct 2016 @ 5:36pm

Throwing their hat into the themed-bar scene comes Dingo's, a new bar that channels the very best of old school Australia and ties it all together in a way that's fresher than a newly opened packet of Shapes. 


Expect a nod to the colours of the '80s - think vibrant pastels and prints - alongside cocktails like The Flaming Galah and The Passiona, infused with passion fruit,...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 4:16pm

World Chicken Day is coming. Let's be honest though, who cares if that's an actual thing. The main thing to take away here is that for one glorious day, you can eat as much finger lickin' chicken as your heart desires with zero judgement from the general public. 


Luckily, Belleville have got you covered. After all, chicken is their specialty. 
They'll be plating...

Posted 11 Oct 2016 @ 3:28pm

The Dandenong Market is one of Melbourne's oldest and most cherished markets. Now, in celebration of its 150-year milestone, they're throwing one hell of a birthday bash. 


Bringing a 19th-century fairground setup to the event, the Dandenong Market jubilee celebration will boast live music and more food than you could possibly eat in a single day. 
Live performance...

Posted 7 Oct 2016 @ 11:43am

Melbourne's best dumpling restaurants are set to face off in a huge dumpling festival set to go down in the CBD.


The free event will see restaurants, Tim Ho Wan, China Red, China Chilli and Dragon Boat strut their steamed stuff in an exclusive dumpling and beer pairing experience.
Held in the Melbourne Dumpling Festival's pop-up restaurant, the extravaganza will...

Posted 3 Oct 2016 @ 12:52pm

This year, the Australian healthy burger experts have teamed up with Polished Man to help end violence against children. 


Polished Man is an innovative fundraising campaign created by YGAP that challenges men to paint one fingernail for the month of October to represent the one in five children who experience violence before the age of 18. 
Between Tuesday October...

Posted 3 Oct 2016 @ 12:13pm

Wednesdays just became a whole lot better thanks to the legends down at the Northcote Social Club. 


Each Wednesday the kitchen will be cooking up a storm and serving up three tasty types of flavoured wings, all for a single gold coin. Get down and grab yourself some crispy hot, BBQ or salt ’n’ pepper wings, topped off with $8 Mountain Goat Steam Ale pints.

Posted 28 Sep 2016 @ 9:32am

Everyone can get behind an underdog. More specifically, everyone can get behind a pack of Bulldogs that haven't won a flag in 62 years. Even if you haven't kicked a Sherrin since your ill-fated attempt at Auskick, there's never been a more exciting year to jump on the bandwagon and catch the big game. Here's our roundup of the best places to do exactly that. Don't worry, you won't find any...

Posted 23 Sep 2016 @ 5:17pm

Can you feel that? The cool island breeze blowing against you? The smell of fresh coconuts? No, you haven't fell through a portal and stepped into the Caribbean - you're just hanging out in Melbourne's newest bar, Island Somewhere. 


Oozing chill vibes, Island Somewhere takes its inspiration from the lands of tropical paradise, while offering spirits and cocktails to match....

Posted 21 Sep 2016 @ 5:39pm

Have you ever fantasised about the taste of butterbeer? Dream no more, a butterbeer bar is here.


After a hugely successful opening night, the butterbeer Bar is back for all your favourite Harry Potter-inspired bevos including butterbeer, polyjuice potion and firewhisky concoctions. Plus, you'll get to keep the custom made cup as a souvenir.
Special Harry Potter ...

Posted 20 Sep 2016 @ 5:09pm

Has Melbourne gone barking mad? Are things getting seriously ruff? Or, have two geniuses just figured out the next best thing since smashed av? We'll let you (and your four-legged compadre) be the judge. 


The Canine Wellness Kitchen will be serving doggie beers (bone broth) among other bonafide pooch goodness like green lipped mussel, beef liver, a super smoothie for dogs and...

Posted 20 Sep 2016 @ 3:49pm

You can now eat enough pizza to hospitalise yourself, because you're an adult now and have the freedom to eat yourself into a capricciosa-coma if you damn well please. For that, we have Foresters Beer and Music Hall to thank. 


Foresters Hall will be curing your mid-week blues with more pizza than you could poke a breadstick at, every Wednesday from 6-9pm. They've also got some...

Posted 20 Sep 2016 @ 3:05pm

After four sold out events, MzRizk and Belleville have decided it is time for another round of aromatic teas paired with a delectable selection of high tea snacks - all in honour of The Purple One. 


Executive Chef for Office of Public Works (Section 8, Ferdydurke, The B.East and Belleville) Jarrod Moore and Belleville's Head Chef Slash Vala have designed a delicious menu that...

Posted 20 Sep 2016 @ 2:09pm

Well cluck me, this is some finger lickin' good news for Melbourne's chicken lovers. 


The Big Chicken Festival is set to take over Melbourne for the first time ever, bringing together some of the finest food trucks and purveyors of chicken to the masses. For fans of delicious and succulent chook in all its guises, this will be one not to miss. 

Posted 16 Sep 2016 @ 1:35pm

Have you ever fantasised about the taste of butterbeer? Dream no more, a butterbeer bar is here.


After a hugely successful opening night, the butterbeer Bar is back for all your favourite Harry Potter-inspired bevos including butterbeer, polyjuice potion and firewhisky concoctions. Plus, you'll get to keep the custom made cup as a souvenir.
Special Harry Potter ...

Posted 8 Sep 2016 @ 2:30pm

For this edition of Food and Choons we thought we’d mix things up a bit. Chris from Melbourne psych-rock outfit The Dead Heir shared his culinary expertise, with a twist on an old favourite. The Dead Heir recently released a bee themed Double B-side, so of course this recipe is all about that sweet, sweet honey. Take it away, Chris.


4 X Cups Corn...

Posted 8 Sep 2016 @ 12:47pm

Sweet baby cheesus, all of Melbourne's breakfast dreams have just been answered. 


You heard that correctly, the crew at Bimbo Deluxe pizzeria-come-nightclub are opening their doors at 7am on weekends to serve you super cheap breakfasts on pizza bases – Fitzroy, look out.  
Four dollarydoos will get you the best bacon and eggs on a pizza you've ever had the...

Posted 2 Sep 2016 @ 3:19pm

Love doughnuts? Want to eat as many as you can within the allotted time frame to win accolades, admiration and (at long last) your father's respect? Look no further. 


The Dandee Doughnut Eating Competition will see 25 brave face-stuffers showdown for eternal sugar-lipped glory. Competing in heats of five a piece, it's all culminating with the chance to win $200 worth of market...