Beat Eats

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? ...

Posted 17 Feb 2016 @ 4:17pm

Belle's Hot Chicken has opened the doors to its second Melbourne home. 


While sporting a redesigned fit out, the core menu is still the same - pick your meat (wings, dark meat, tenders), pick your spice level (from Southern to 'Really Fucking Hot'), pick your sides (with choices including fries, coleslaw or pickles) and pick your sauce. The choice is yours.

Posted 12 Feb 2016 @ 3:58pm

Melbourne is brimming with some of the best cafes this country has to offer, so it seems unfair that a predisposition to walking on all fours should rule you out of getting in on the action. With Beat’s Guide to Melbourne’s Best Dog-Friendly Cafes, we’ve put together a range of the city’s finest that will welcome your furry companion with open paws - er - arms.



Posted 11 Feb 2016 @ 2:27pm

Ever wanted to wine and dine in a former solitary confinement cell? Well, now you can.


The restaurant, bar and brewery precinct will see the old heritage-listed laundry and D Division at the former Pentridge Prison transformed under the guidance of renowned architects, Technē.
Original laundry machinery will be kept intact, while the rest of the space will be...

Posted 10 Feb 2016 @ 4:43pm

Sure, you could go with the classics. But you know what? Sometimes you’ve got to draw the wildcard. It’s a big culinary world out there, and our city is heaving with maverick cooks going boldly into the triple-fried unknown. If anything, it sure makes for a more interesting brunch than another smashed avocado on toast. For better or for worse, eating out just became a whole lot more bizarre...

Posted 4 Feb 2016 @ 4:51pm

Think you can handle the heat? Prove it. 


Later this month The B.East, Melbourne Hot Sauce and Changz Hot Sauce will host the Melbourne Chilli Eating Championships.
The rules: 
- Rounds will start off easy and getting progressively hotter.
- Rounds will vary from fresh pods, food and drink concoctions, starting from jalapeno and progressing to...

Posted 4 Feb 2016 @ 1:06pm

To celebrate National Bagel Day (yep, that's a real thing), the Willy Wonka-type geniuses down at Schmucks have invented a Cherry Ripe Bagel.  


Mixed with dark chocolate, candied cherries are swirled through the bagel dough before it’s steamed and baked. Served toasted, the bagel is then smeared with glacé cherry jam and filled with rich chocolate and coconut mascarpone....

Posted 3 Feb 2016 @ 4:21pm

We’ve all been there. Desperately meandering through the city streets looking for a place to reflect on the night’s antics, preferably over something relatively digestible. Just because you’re out late, however, doesn’t mean you’ll need to resort to another suspect kebab. With Beat’s Guide to Melbourne’s Best Late Night Eats, you’ll never have to do so again. Each restaurant provides a haven...

Posted 3 Feb 2016 @ 1:13pm

Forget roses and chocolate, because the drunken cupids down at the Bendigo Hotel are doing Valentine's Day right this year - by giving away a truckload of free tacos. After all, nothing says romance like guacamole.


The free Valentine's Day event will also feature music from Mexican punk stalwarts Los Amigos, Mesa Cosa, Grim Rhythm and Cosmic Kahuna. Sweetening the deal comes $4...

Posted 2 Feb 2016 @ 2:41pm

Fat Tuesday is the English translation of the French term Mardi Gras. For Catholics, it’s also known as Shrove Tuesday and marks the last day of the decadence before Lent – a six week period of atonement in the lead up to Easter. In New Orleans, Louisiana, Mardi Gras has long been a day of city-wide secular celebration consisting of live music, parades, dancing, drinking and eating. In recent...

Posted 29 Jan 2016 @ 11:18am

Footscray foodies are in for a treat.


Opened yesterday, the suburb now has a brand new Americana-style “smoke joint".
Up In Smoke is brought to you by the team behind the beloved burger shack 8bit, and offers barbequed, smoked and slow-cooked meats, as well as a curated selection of imported and local craft beers. 
The restaurant is held within a...

Posted 28 Jan 2016 @ 1:05pm

Arriving as the sibling to the Grand Trailer Park Taverna and Werribee's Truck Stop Deluxe, Motorhome Majestic is parking permanently to plate up some juicy burgers, chicken wings, cocktails and beer.


Motorhome Majestic features converted caravans and trailers kitted out with booths and benches, alongside an indoor paddock and a retractable roof so diners can enjoy a taste of...

Posted 27 Jan 2016 @ 1:06pm

Motivated by head chef Tong Li's training throughout Mexico, United Kitchen Dining & Tapas has set up shop in St Kilda to serve authentic food and drink inspired by the flavours of Latin America, Asia and Spain.


The entire menu is driven by locally harvested and seasonal Australian produce with everything made entirely in-house - from sauces to cocktail syrup, right through...

Posted 25 Jan 2016 @ 12:32pm

To celebrate the launch of their new takeaway menu, Belleville will be launching parachute-equipped boxes of rotisserie chicken off their rooftop and into the mouths of hungry punters.


Like manna falling from heaven, Belleville will be dropping their popular hot chicken, lobster and mac croquettes, kim chi quesadillas and beer battered fries topped with hot sauce and gravy. To...

Posted 20 Jan 2016 @ 2:49pm

Last year, the team behind Fat Tuesday expected 500 punters to arrive. Instead, they were greeted by over 7,000 fried food and music enthusiasts. This year, they've returned with a new venue and even more sounds and soul food than before.


Only 1,500 tickets are available for the event, hosted by RocKwiz MC Brian Nankervis and featuring local DJs Mohair Slim and Bruce Milne...

Posted 20 Jan 2016 @ 1:08pm

No, seriously. 


First there was the George Costanza bar, and now this.


Larry David's is set to be a New York-style bagel store which will focus on coffee, juices and delicious takeaway bagels, all while paying tribute to the man behind Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and more.  



It will be located at 461 St George's Rd, Thornbury...

Posted 19 Jan 2016 @ 1:42pm

Award-winning South East Asian style restaurant Red Spice Road has today re-opened for business with a new menu following the first stage of a $1 million dollar renovation.


The update has been planned for months and includes new tables to dine at, reinvigorated decor and fit out, an improved kitchen design, modernised courtyard, air conditioning and private dining spaces....

Posted 19 Jan 2016 @ 1:41pm

Collingwood hotspot Mjr Tom has launched a new dinner menu, complete with tapas-style sharing plates, a reinvigorated cocktail list alongside weekly specials and street barbecues.


The new Latin inspired menu features dishes made with fresh and seasonal ingredients, including lightly fried calamari with squid ink aioli and a kingfish ceviche with avocado, chilli curls and olive...

Posted 15 Jan 2016 @ 2:51pm

For the second year running, Adelphi Hotel’s rooftop will host a pop-up pool parties on Sunday afternoons throughout summer.


Until the end of February, Melburnians can beat the bullshit summer heat with a cocktail by the iconic Adelphi pool that juts out over Flinders Ln. Bartenders will be serving up the likes of Jose Cuervo, Pimms, Peroni and Capi from the pop-up bar, serving...

Posted 12 Jan 2016 @ 10:55am

Last year, the team behind Fat Tuesday expected 500 punters to arrive. Instead, they were greeted by over 7,000 fried food and music enthusiasts. This year, they've returned with a new venue and even more sounds and soul food than before.


Only 1,500 tickets are available for the event, hosted by RocKwiz MC Brian Nankervis and featuring local DJs Mohair Slim and Bruce Milne...