Beat Eats

Posted 14 Jun 2016 @ 12:26pm

The revered purveyors of chicken looks to be opening a new shack in South Yarra.  


Posters were spotted covering the former Spud Bar on 590 Chapel Street, splashing "Belle's Hot Chicken: Coming Soon" across the windows. 
The opening would mark the third Belle's for the city, bringing their finger lickin' chicken to more punters ahead of their expansion interstate...

Posted 10 Jun 2016 @ 2:29pm

Haitian chef Diana Achille’s pop up Tropical Island fare Lakou Lakay Caribbean Kitchen comprises the very best in tender Central American meats and is coming to LuWOW on Fridays. 


Achille’s spicy jerk chicken is fried or grilled and basted with her own homemade jerk seasonings. Her Kingston pork shoulder is twice cooked and basted with her own BBQ and rum sauce.

Posted 8 Jun 2016 @ 2:35pm

After three sold out events in 2013 and 2015, MzRizk and Belleville have decided it is time for another round of music, tea and snacks. 


With the venue inspired by a dive bar in Paris, it is the perfect space to enjoy a few cups of tea while MzRizk spins some jazz-inspired and soulful hip hop.
The menu has been designed by Executive Chef for Office of Public Works...

Posted 7 Jun 2016 @ 12:53pm

The team at Belleville have joined forces with New Zealand craft brewery Panhead to put together a Kiwi dinner, matched with a selection of boutique ales. 


A five course set menu of traditional New Zealand ingredients, including horopito, green lip mussels, karangi, jelly tip ice cream and more will be plated up, all matched with Panhead Custom Ales.  
Rounding it...

Posted 3 Jun 2016 @ 1:23pm

Damn. It’s 13 degrees tomorrow, 13 the day after tomorrow and 13 again the day after the day after tomorrow. It ticks across the midpoint of your working day and all you’re thinking about is that little flaky shortcrust encasement of heated gravy, beef pieces and melted cheese hiding in the Four’N Twenty pie warmer of the ground-level staff room – let’s hope there’s sauce in the cupboard. If...

Posted 31 May 2016 @ 3:39pm

Melbourne Central is set to be home of all things sweet and tasty this June, with a mouth-watering collection of sugary delights headed to the CBD for the coveted Flour Market. 


Combining Melbourne's best emerging, artisan and underground bakers, the Flour Market will include treats from the city's finest sweet aficionados in a series aptly titled Afternoon Delight.

Posted 27 May 2016 @ 2:48pm

Belleville are leading the charge when it comes to exploratory poutine projects and even if you didn’t think it was a thing, they’ve launched a hot and spicy butter chicken poutine for your sensitive taste buds.


So what is butter chicken poutine? Crispy house made chicken-salted chips slathered in butter rotisserie chicken with a drizzle of minted yoghurt and coriander - that’s...

Posted 20 May 2016 @ 1:22pm

Asian/American food truck Gorilla Grill have been journeying the roads for the past two years slinging Australians scrumptious Korean tacos and barbecue ribs and now they’ve opened up a place to call home. 


The 20-seater won’t be moving anytime soon but it’ll keep vibing that street feel overlooked by a mural painted by owner Jayda Dinh’s brother-in-law John Lam. Dinh’s...

Posted 20 May 2016 @ 11:40am

Some of Melbourne’s hottest food trucks will partner up to raise funds for the Prahan Mission, when they gather for the Melbourne Chilli Festival in June.


Little Mushroom Co., Soul Kitchen Pizza, Dos Diablos and Billy Van Creamery, as well as Prahan restaurant, Hobba, are set to offer all the treats you know and love as part of the festivities, as well as some chilli infused...

Posted 19 May 2016 @ 3:43pm

In celebration of Good Beer Week, Northcote's Peacock Inn Hotel has got together a legion of pinball machines and countless cans of beer for a flipping good time.  


The pub has been loaded up with pinball favourites including KISS, Elvis, Superman, Metallica, X-Men, Indiana Jones, Iron Man, and even a Game Of Thrones inspired machine. So yep, that's a lot of pinball. 

Posted 17 May 2016 @ 10:57am

Ygap’s 5cent campaign returns for its fifth year, and Feast of Merit in Richmond will be doing their bit to raise some extra funds for this good cause.


The Ygap initiative is simple: they’re asking Australians to gather together 5 cent pieces in order to help improve access to education and resources for kids in disadvantaged areas. 5 cent pieces are annoying anyway, so this...

Posted 13 May 2016 @ 3:58pm

Whether you’re a breakfast feaster, lunch muncher or coffee drafter, chances are you’ve checked out Melbourne’s café scene. From The Kettle Black to Cumulus Inc. and Glovers Station, it’s difficult to plan a Sunday stroll in this city without considering your consumption options. Year after year, Victoria’s capital is named in the top ten coffee cities in the world and there are plenty of well...

Posted 12 May 2016 @ 1:15pm

A family run pizzeria in Preston can now lay claim to serving some of the best pizza on the planet after taking out the top prize at the 2016 World Pizza Championships. 


Pizzaly serves authentic Italian wood fired pizzas alongside homemade desserts. Expect to find world-class iterations of the classics on their menu including napoletana, prosciutto e funghi and a rustic calzone...

Posted 10 May 2016 @ 2:44pm

What do you get when you cross one of Australia’s most renowned contemporary Japanese restaurants with one of Melbourne’s most loved gastronomic strips? The answer is the newly opened Saké Flinders Lane, the latest edition to the famed Saké Restaurant & Bar family.


From spectacular food and drinks, to stunning décor and a stellar DJ line-up, this dining and entertainment...

Posted 9 May 2016 @ 8:21pm

It will be a casual, full-service pizza and pasta restaurant that offers a simple, yet exceptional, Italian cuisine.


Urban Purveyor Group is bringing Fratelli Fresh to Melbourne, marking it the sixth Fratelli in the group and the first interstate outpost of the Sydney chain. They will build on its popular menu with additional options for the Melbourne market; small format...

Posted 29 Apr 2016 @ 3:42pm

If you like getting scared stiff while ordering a stiff drink, Melbourne's newest pop-up bar is the place for you. 


Celebrating all things Wolf Creek, the bar will offer the chance to step inside one of the most gripping horror stories of modern cinema. 
Tying in with the upcoming Wolf Creek television series, the bar has been designed with direct input from the...

Posted 27 Apr 2016 @ 5:02pm

The Wine and Chocolate Festival is taking to Melbourne with a slew of options for food, drink and entertainment. 


You'll be able to indulge your tastebuds with chocolate creations by master chef Filip Tibos, chocolate makers including Cuvee Chocolate, Mamor Chocolate and many more - as well as wines from a number of wineries - it’s the perfect way to learn about and taste some...

Posted 26 Apr 2016 @ 3:06pm

To celebrate the release of Beat Eats 4, we've put together a comprehensive guide to eatin' cheap every night of the week. From A through to Z, you're bound to find a slew of tasty deals. Your wallet can thank us later. So what are you waiting for? Dig in.  



Posted 23 Apr 2016 @ 10:57am

Ferdydurke is revamping their kitchen, and they're holding one hell of a party to celebrate.


The new menu created by Jarrod Moore (Executive Chef of Belleville and THE B*EAST) focuses on Ferdydurke’s Polish-cum-Brooklyn dude food influences. Think house-made pickles, open faced sandwiches, sliders, bratwurst and truffle mac & cheese with bacon crumbs - all served in a New...

Posted 21 Apr 2016 @ 3:07pm


They say travel is good for the soul, even if just to remind you of what you love about home. That said, it’s not particularly constructive to spend all of your time overseas hunting for blatant tokens of Australiana. Us Melburnians have high standards when it comes to coffee though, so here’s a few tips of where to find it in England and America.
The US and UK are two of...

Posted 21 Apr 2016 @ 1:56pm

For years, nachos have been seen as emblematic of Mexican cuisine. The vast majority of Melbourne pubs have nachos on the menu, and in many cases this means a giant bowl of salty corn chips submerged in cheese, sour cream and refried beans or chilli con carne. It’s a filling dish, easily shared, and usually comes cheap. However, in recent years many pubs have adjusted their nachos into meals...

Posted 21 Apr 2016 @ 1:43pm

Musicians spend a hefty portion of their time touring, which precludes the possibility of sticking to a regular routine. This means balancing your diet can be tricky, especially in a line of work that revolves around late nights, partying and travelling. We spoke to a handful of musos to find out how they approach eating on tour.



“One of the best aspects of the touring...

Posted 21 Apr 2016 @ 12:03pm

To celebrate the release of Beat Eats 4, we've put together a comprehensive guide to eatin' cheap every night of the week. From A through to Z, you're bound to find a slew of tasty deals. Your wallet can thank us later. So what are you waiting for? Dig in.  



Posted 20 Apr 2016 @ 4:17pm

The fourth edition of Beat Eats has been served up across Melbourne today, showcasing the best of our city's renowned food and bar culture.  



In the latest edition of Beat Eats, you'll find a comprehensive guide on where and what to eat in Melbourne. Bursting forth from the pages are full rundowns on everything from sushi to smoked meats, tacos to tequila,...

Posted 19 Apr 2016 @ 9:13am

In a national first, Melbourne will be the first Australian city to score UberEATS - delivering food from some of the city's favourite haunts direct to your door. 


Essentially, it allows restaurants to get their food delivered straight to you, using Uber's driving network to make the delivery.
Uber has teamed up with over 80 local restaurants, so there's a strong...

Posted 12 Apr 2016 @ 3:46pm

The Tote is now offering a slew of tasty offerings, helmed by exerience-laden chef Brian Edwards. 


The Tote Kitchen will be serving up everything from burgers to braises, alongside hearty fries, vegetables and mash. Further menu highlights include a loaded 'currywurst' - a dedication to 5am meals in Berlin. There are also options designed specifically for vegans and coeliacs....

Posted 9 Apr 2016 @ 11:02am

Hola! My name is Ivan, I come from Venezuela, I am a stand-up comedian and I migrated to this country 4 years ago. Relax! It was by plane, not boat.


Most of my comedy involves food, I can’t help it. I used to be a chef, food technologist, brewing technologist and food safety trainer. I love food but I don’t call myself a foodie. I don’t go around looking for the new trending...

Posted 8 Apr 2016 @ 11:29am

Wabi Sabi Garden have revealed their traditional Kaiseki Course and Sake Degustation, coming just in time for Mother's Day.


Wabi Sabi will be hosting the careful tasting session with Jisake pairings as a sake specialist runs an informative Q&A session during the dinners. The the venue is typically known for purveying authentic and fusion Japanese cuisine, sourcing fresh and...

Posted 6 Apr 2016 @ 5:57pm

Delivery Hero want your help to determine what your go to pizza topping says about your personality.


Over the next few weeks Delivery Hero are looking to map the pizza personality demographic of Australia, and they need your help. The goal is to find out which pizzas we love most, and distinguish the personality types linked to different pizza toppings.


Do you...

Posted 6 Apr 2016 @ 4:24pm

Apartment building Nord will be showcasing the best of Melbourne's inner north when they host their launch this month.


The free pop-up event aims to showcase North Melbourne's lifestyle to potential renters while giving them first look at the building and its apartments and an opportunity to secure a lease.
Attendees will be able to sample products from a...