Beat Eats

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...

Posted 5 Apr 2016 @ 2:31pm

In celebration of Pidapipó Windsor opening its doors to serve hand-crafted gelati to the masses, Client Liason have developed their own flavour of gelati to serve in-store. 


Aptly titled Gelato Liason, the limited edition Bush Wattle & Macadamia flavour is inspired by Australiana and experimentation. 
Client Liason - the electronic pop duo fronted by Harvey...

Posted 31 Mar 2016 @ 10:23pm

Melbourne now has the world's first emoji-based restaurant, because of course it does. 


Helmed by critically acclaimed restaurateurs Randall Winters and James Candles (previously of Pho Shizz, Meat Your Maker and Brew Ha-Ha), pop-up eatery Textaurant boasts a menu that purely features dishes inspired by the emoji keyboard.


With a focus on sustainably sourced and...

Posted 30 Mar 2016 @ 4:27pm

A two-storey bar stocked with over 400 varieties of gin is setting up shop in Melbourne. 


Ex-Der Raum barman James Tait has teamed up with legendary restaurateur Peter Bartholomew (the face behind Rosa's Kitchen and Canteen, Lee Ho Fook and MoVida) to bring the gin behemoth to Melbourne. Tait has been collecting limited-edition gins for the past 12 months, and Gin Lane will...

Posted 29 Mar 2016 @ 4:04pm

Melbourne community food truck park Welcome to Thornbury has announced their lineup of events for 2016, offering a slew of top notch tastes. 


Four key events are slated for the year, including the Welcome to Thornbury Twilight Market featuring a pop-up selection of inner-north artists and retailers, Winter Solstice - a chilly season special offering warm food and drinks set...

Posted 29 Mar 2016 @ 3:25pm

Trippy Taco is christening their newest location with an all-in opening night fiesta.  


Celebrating the opening of their Acland Street restaurant, Trippy's will be getting the venture off to a roaring start with a continuous flow of sangria, margarita jugs, special 'Taco Beer' from Two Birds Brewing, complimentary fries, corn chips, quesadillas and of course - all of the...

Posted 2 Mar 2016 @ 7:01pm

As part of the upcoming Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Melbourne will be scoring its very first AVPN Pizza Festival - known the world over as one of the grandest celebrations of pizza in existence today.  


Coming with the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana seal of approval, the event will offer budding pizza-chefs the chance to learn what makes traditional Nepolitan pizza...

Posted 26 Feb 2016 @ 9:53am

After hundreds of doughnut-crazed punters lined up to take the first bite out of Doughnut Time's new CBD location, the store's inner city location is officially open for business. 


This week's menu features creations such as 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...

Posted 22 Feb 2016 @ 8:59am

Sydney seafood institution House of Crabs is set to open its doors in St Kilda, bringing its American-style specialties to Melbourne.  


The menu features a smorgasbord of boiled crab, mussels and prawns topped with choices of house-made sauces, including spicy Malay and Creole butter. Elsewhere, options include fried shrimp tacos and lobster fries alongside a selection of...

Posted 19 Feb 2016 @ 5:34pm

Got a craving for dumplings? Well, how about taking on all the dumplings your soy sauce laced heart can handle. 


City Orchids Garden are offering 90 minute sessions of all-you-can-eat dumplings, made fresh daily. Sticking to the classics, you'll be able to find everything from pork and mushroom to chicken and sweet corn. Now there's only one question left - steamed or fried? ...