Beat Eats

Posted 21 Jul 2016 @ 2:28pm

Section 8 and the Hangi Boys are coming together to put on a mouth watering celebration of all things Kiwi. 


The Hangi Boys have created a traditional yet modern Maori menu which includes, of course, Hangi. There is also an all Kiwi DJ lineup featuring Thanks, Float and Jellyfish alongside classic Kiwi beer specials for the day. 
Hangi is a traditional (and...

Posted 20 Jul 2016 @ 11:32am

Let’s Eat Grandma have just released their debut album, I,Gemini, care of Transgressive records. While we whipped up this super easy burger recipe, we decided to give it a listen while heating things up in the kitchen. The results were surprising.


Serves 4
4 x Burger Buns2 x 180g blocks Haloumi
375ml cream4 x...

Posted 18 Jul 2016 @ 3:48pm

Craft beer experts Mountain Goat have announced they will be opening their roller doors, inviting punters to pop in to their pop-up bar. 


A long time collaborator with fellow breweries, the team have invited along their mates Exit Brewing, BrewCult and Fury & Sonto showcase their beers and celebrate the depth of local quality ales. To keep your taste buds satisfied between...

Posted 16 Jul 2016 @ 11:30pm

Hi there! Who are we talking to and what can you tell us about The Happiest Hour?
Chris Canty, founder of THH - that's me in the middle. It’s a website and app that finds the best food & drink specials around Australia and NZ. At last count, we listed over 4000 of them.
How did you come up with the idea for the app?
Back in 2004, my local in Fitzroy stopped...

Posted 15 Jul 2016 @ 4:25pm

Purveyors of all things delicious, Doughnut Time, is opening a new store on Chapel Street. 


They're known for their inventive and delicious doughnuts, with past favourites including the 'Slim Shady'- a vanilla glaze doughnut with mini M&M's - alongside the 'Freddo Mercury' with blue vanilla, milk and dark chocolate glaze topped with a bunch of Freddos. Capping it off comes...

Posted 15 Jul 2016 @ 12:30pm

From the first time your mother told you to take your elbows off the table, to the first time you valued salad as an asset rather than a hindrance - the chicken parmigiana was an incessant exploration which rendered a menu useless. A nascent archive was established and quickly enriched to the point where a fixture using colby rather than mozzarella or Bolognese rather than Napoli was...

Posted 12 Jul 2016 @ 12:34pm

What's the difference between Belleville's newest poutine and Pauline Hanson? Both are salty, but only one leaves a bad taste in your mouth. 


Taking inspiration from the flavours of a Halal snack pack, The Pauline Hanson covers beer battered chips with skewer-grilled lamb kebab, mint yoghurt, chilli sauce and cheese. 

Posted 7 Jul 2016 @ 10:09am

Fresh Hood Market will launch in Preston later this month, offering a taste of Melbourne’s best food, drink, art and music. 


Transforming a former bingo and fresh food hall on the Preston Market site, the project aims to raise the bar on the north side with offerings from Henriettas Chicken Shop, Filipino street food masters Hoy Pinoy, Melbourne’s original craft beer purveyors...

Posted 6 Jul 2016 @ 11:26am

Renowned cocktail bar Eau de Vie has announced the next instalment of their Appreciation Societies series, hosting a night of tasting that is equal parts educational and alcoholic. 


The night will feature Jose from Casa de Vinos as he presents Clase Azul tequila - one of the finest tequilas in existence. 
Clase Azul represents authentic, humane and artisinal...

Posted 1 Jul 2016 @ 8:23pm


The Gourmet Kitchen Cooking School has become extremely popular in the 12 months since they opened, and with good reason. They offer a variety of hands on cooking classes covering cuisines from around the world. Whatever your culinary preferences or skill level, you will be made to feel at home in a relaxed and social environment. Working through between five to ten recipes over the...

Posted 1 Jul 2016 @ 2:16pm

Election Day. That glorious time of year when across the nation, the air is ripe with the aroma of sausages sizzling everywhere. Now that you've figured out who you're voting for - it's time to indulge in the time-honoured combination of white bread, cheap snags, stacks of onion and lashings of tomato...

Posted 30 Jun 2016 @ 2:35pm

Renowned French chef Philippe Mouchel is set to present a special three-course French lunch, to celebrate the opening of the NGV’s Degas: A New Vision exhibition. 


Those with a love for the art and culinary worlds will have the opportunity to bask in both, when the award-winning kitchen master presents his one-off dining experience.
The event includes a drink on...

Posted 24 Jun 2016 @ 4:35pm

Just when you thought Preston’s Food Truck Park had played all their kings and queens, they’ve got one more card up their sleeve, unveiling a celebratory three-day-festival exploring one of the more unique culinary combinations, cheese and wine.


Upon arrival, rookie cheese-lovers will receive a map detailing all the cheeses on offer as well as some recommended pairings. If you'...

Posted 23 Jun 2016 @ 2:45pm

The legends down at The B.East are turning four, and to celebrate they're throwing an absolutely huge birthday bash. 


Getting in on the party will be live music from The Bombay Royale, The Meltdown and a DJ set from Mojo JuJu. Plus, there'll be circus acts and fortune tellers on board too. 
Capping it all off comes a slew of cheap booze from some of the finest...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 3:16pm

Shuck yes! Melbourne’s longest-running all-you-can-eat Oyster Festival is back.


Oyster Frenzy is back for its 12th installment, and it's set to be bigger and better than ever as they aim to smash their current record. Last year saw over 22,000 oysters shucked and slurped - that's going to take a whole lot of dedication to beat.
The oyster bonanza will showcase...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 2:51pm

Legendary purveyors of BBQ Fancy Hank's are expanding into a two-storey meat haven. 


First opening in 2012, Fancy Hank's has since garnered a reputation as one of the finest barbeque joints in the city. The new site has acted as a former ballroom and was once home to Gaslight Records. The new fit-out will see lush leather banquettes and feature a light filled, open space. ...

Posted 21 Jun 2016 @ 12:20pm

Hi John. Pleasure to meet you. Can you quickly fill our audience in on who you are and what you do?
My name is John Ross-Jones, I oversee the beverage program for the Saké Restaurant & Bar group. My role involves ensuring our bars continually have the best Japanese bar menu in Australia.
Your work at Saké sees you working in what could be perceived to be...

Posted 17 Jun 2016 @ 12:30pm

From the first time you wear pants, to the first nipple-stiffening, to the first ignition of your pilot light, and to the first nasal drip – your unknowing yield to the crass dominions of the winter quarter has inevitably begun. The allure of a hot cocoa alongside your rekindled flame starts overcoming your basic social obligation and the 7am sunbaking alarm swells out to a 10am ‘I don’t want...

Posted 15 Jun 2016 @ 3:21pm

Tasty chicken is a very serious business, and Belleville are kicking things up a notch with their second poultry slam.


Belleville will go head to head with Blue Bonnet BBQ for a one-off poultry and BBQ themed cook-off to see who really is the ultimate chicken master. 
The Bluebonnet team, led by chef and owner Chris Terlikar, will be putting together three BBQ...

Posted 14 Jun 2016 @ 4:51pm

Three big nights, two big milestones, one big venue. This weekend will see Collingwood's The Gem Bar celebrate its birthday in style, putting on three big nights of booze, bands and barbecue as the venue and its publican both celebrate their birthdays.  


Music for the weekend sees a great line-up of local bands and DJs taking over the stage. Friday night will see DJ Dave Gray...

Posted 14 Jun 2016 @ 4:21pm

The home of worldly eats, drinks and beats will be cooking up a new twist to the classic dish, bringing their Pimp My Poutine series in every Tuesday. 


Following the overwhelmingly positive response to their experimental poutine, particularly their mouth-watering butter chicken, the fearless and original chefs at Belleville have decided to dish up a couple of different poutine...

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...