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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...

Posted 24 Aug 2016 @ 11:49am

Located in the heart of the northern suburbs, Burgies is raising the bar for burger culture with their newly released specials menu.


Adding to their already impressive selection of mouth-watering burgers, shakes and waffles fries are two new and thoroughly tantalising burgers.
The first of these - a truffle angus burger - oozes with flavour with its house made truffle...

Posted 23 Aug 2016 @ 2:05pm

Celebrating National Cheese Pizza Day (sure, that's a thing) comes a pizza so cheesy, I'm not even sure I can deal with it. 


Coming from 400 Gradi (winner of the prestigious World's Best Pizza award), the 99-cheese pizza is inspired by the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Featuring literally 99 cheeses of varying textures and flavours from around the globe, the...

Posted 15 Aug 2016 @ 3:13pm

It's time to venture down the end of the line and into Melbourne's outer-south to the town of Bittern. Why? Because some absolute maniac is serving up Simpsons-themed burgers that'd put even the most artery-clogging Krusty Burger to shame. 


Bittern Food Shop has been quietly garnering a cult following with their glorious Simpsons burgers, all cooked in house by an American chef...

Posted 11 Aug 2016 @ 4:59pm

Melbourne's Meat Market will be taken over for two days by some of Australia's finest distilleries when Junipalooza swings into full force come October.   


Junipalooza comes our way after becoming somewhat of an institution in London. The event will treat punters to copious amounts of gin to sample both neat and mixed, as well as offering a slew of expertly made cocktails...

Posted 5 Aug 2016 @ 2:28pm

Since the early '70s, the doner kebab has garnered somewhat of a cult following for its ability to conclude any drunken foray on the ‘right’ note. The inexorable famish you’ve garnered must be satisfied, or the hangover that awaits will be worse than anticipated. It's the words of every oblivious inebriate. Now there’s a new ballplayer – a previously shy yet leviathan marvel comprising of...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 3:22pm

Making your own delicious fried chicken doesn't have to be hard. Plus, it's the perfect companion to the smooth alt-country vibes of Riflebirds' second album, World Feels Wide. We recommended practicing your best southern drawl in advance, so you can sing along effectively. Serve this with slaw to level up.


Serves 4
(2 for hungry...

Posted 28 Jul 2016 @ 3:04pm

Grill lord Senòr BBQ is setting up shop at Section 8 every Friday, bringing some next level meat to the people of Melbourne. 


Hernan Palacio's grill skills are second to none, and he'll be whipping up Choripans (fresh chorizo in crusty bread) alongside Asado (grilled beef ribs & chicken), all lovingly prepared and smeared with that holy green grail: chimichurri.

Posted 26 Jul 2016 @ 6:31pm

Purveyors of all things creamy, inventive and delicious, Gelato Messina are staking their claim to the icy throne with their new degustation bar - pushing the culinary capacity of gelato to a new level. 


Expect to experience the most weird and wonderful flavours of gelato in seven courses. Past inventions have included vanilla with compressed pineapple, caramel and biscuit, as...

Posted 22 Jul 2016 @ 12:44pm

Fitzroy will be treated to an array of deliciously bizarre gelato when Gelato Fiasco sets up shop in a limited pop-up. 


Now launching in Australia, Gelato Fiasco is the brainchild of Portland, Maine’s Josh Davis and Bruno Tropeano, who spent years learning the techniques and practices of the original Italian masters of gelato. But with each pint of Gelato Fiasco containing...