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Beat Eats

Posted 8 Jan 2016 @ 3:03pm

Some weekends you just don't feel like leaving the house. Perhaps you're in the mood for a relatively sophisticated dinner party with a group of friends, or a backyard picnic cranking the best of Paul McCartney and Wings. Whatever it is, there’s a strong chance you’ll still want some booze to carry the night forwards. That’s where tipple steps in – Melbourne’s own on-demand alcohol delivery...

Posted 7 Jan 2016 @ 3:28pm

Musicians spend a heck of a lot of time on tour, which essentially eliminates all semblance of routine. However, sitting down for a nice meal goes a long way towards injecting a sense of normality.

 

“Because each night is a different hotel, a different city, when we sit down together we get a chance to slow down and have conversations not necessarily involving logistics and...

Posted 3 Jan 2016 @ 1:28pm

We all know the fun of sitting in the sun and having a beer with mates, but there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it. Ballarat Beer Festival sits in the former category, and next January’s fifth annual event is set to be a day of spoiling your tastebuds with over 100 types of beer to choose from, accompanied by a lineup of great musical entertainment. We had a chat to festival...

Posted 9 Dec 2015 @ 11:43am

The third edition of Beat Eats has been dished up all over Melbourne this morning.

 

 

In Beat Eats #3 you'll find a guide to where to eat in Melbourne this summer. The little gem is full of a few of our favourite things; booze, bands and burgers, accompanied by a handy guide to wine so you’ll no longer have to order by colour. Beat Eats #3 will guide you to the...

Posted 2 Dec 2015 @ 4:48pm

Hey there. Who are we speaking with and what’ll you be serving up at 2015’s Coburg Night Market?  
We’re Crêpes for Change: Australia’s first non-profit crêpe van that reinvests 100% of profits into eliminating youth homelessness in Australia. We serve delicious French crêpes, including all of the classics (Nutella, salted caramel, etc) as well as some of our ‘creations’ - including our...

Posted 2 Dec 2015 @ 4:48pm

Hey there! Who are we speaking with and what’ll you be serving up at 2015’s Coburg Night Market? 
My name is Abby Jacobson, I am from Grace Cafe in Fitzroy. We are serving delicious coffee and cakes. We bake all of our cakes in house and we have a large range of flavours and combinations that allow for many dietary requirements and taste buds. We have tried our hardest to not just make...

Posted 1 Dec 2015 @ 2:16pm

Melbourne is about to get a series of new locally owned venues added to its fast-food scene when Royal Stacks launches this month.

 

Royal Stacks is the newest venture from Melbourne’s biggest burger fanatic, Dani Zeini. 
 
Priding himself on combining Australia’s love for fun and creative dining with local produce, Royal Stacks follows a series of successful ventures...

Posted 24 Nov 2015 @ 12:46pm

So, apparently there's a group of blokes in Melbourne who go by the name of Burger BunDay. They eat burgers on a Monday and then post reviews on Instagram. Pretty simple, really. 

 

However, they fucked up something royally when they decided to visit and review The Beaufort in Carlton.
 
The Instagram post begins with an illogical rant about why pasta being more...

Posted 24 Nov 2015 @ 9:08am

A huge array of craft beers from across the country will make their way down to Ballarat to account for the biggest event in the festival's history.

 

As well as the chance to drink your way through some of Australia's finest and rarest froths, the festival also offers an insight into the brewing process and advice on how to best pair ales with food.
 
Breweries...

Posted 23 Nov 2015 @ 3:37pm

The International Street Food Festival will return for a second year, boasting street food from cultures across the globe alongside live music and carnival rides.

 

Federation Square's river terrace will be transformed into a street fiesta with multicultural flavours and sounds for the three-day event. Packing over 40 different cuisines, the event is a first class around the...

Posted 19 Nov 2015 @ 2:30pm

Sugar Mountain has teamed up with some of Victoria's finest culinary talents to create a mouth watering lineup for next year's event.

 

Leading the lineup is Sensory, a restaurant experience aiming to tickle all the senses by bringing together Melbourne icons of taste, sight and sound- Bomba, Tin & Ed and Cut Copy. Sensory will explore the relationship between sight, sound,...

Posted 28 Oct 2015 @ 12:50pm

The only thing greater than a perfectly cooked batch of dumplings shared with a few mates, is a batch of dumplings that come in at price that suits your wallet. And with that left over money, think of all the extra dumplings you can buy. Don't overthink that. Instead, think about this: steamed or fried? Life decisions. They ain’t easy. However, they just got a hell of a lot more affordable...

Posted 27 Oct 2015 @ 3:57pm

There's nothing better than feeling like a tourist in your own city and seeing it from a different angle. 

 

Now you can immerse yourself in the culture of the Yarra as The Arbory Bar & Eatery on Flinders Walk have just launched a new pop up bar. Arbory Afloat will be open to the public until Sunday November 8.
 
This new concept bar is a floating venue in the...

Posted 23 Oct 2015 @ 2:09pm

As part of The Age's Good Food Month, Belleville have announced a special event to celebrate all things pork and booze this November.

 

Belleville's executive chefs will be transforming one swine into a diverse five course meal. Each course feature a different spin on pork as you know it, including pulled wasabi pork bao and maple bacon ice cream.
 
Each course will...

Posted 22 Oct 2015 @ 2:48pm

This November, Ranch-O-Relaxo are creating a feast that brings together organic food, music and art.

 

For two days The Ranch will be opening their doors for a weekend of camping, relaxing and dancing on The Mornington Peninsula.
 
The weekend begins with a long lunch of whole roast spring lamb, culled freshly for the occasion, with the meal completely harvested from...

Posted 20 Oct 2015 @ 3:32pm

Now, everyone knows Schnitz is the place to go when you’ve got a hankering for a great schnitzel, and as part of the #SchnitzSighting initiative they’re giving some of it away for free. 

 

Their philosophy is all about keeping things simple, handmade, and pan cooked. The Schnitz team have orchestrated a treasure hunt called #SchnitzSighting, telling the story of Schnitz and...

Posted 15 Oct 2015 @ 10:29am

The Peninsula Picnic is back for their sophomore outing. 

 

Roll out your picnic rug and sample the best food, wine and produce from Peninsula favourites, all while listening to the dulcet sounds of Missy Higgins, Kim Churchill, Darren Middleton, Timberwolf and Ruby Whiting.
 
After a sold out event in 2015, next year the festival will be housed at a larger site with...

Posted 9 Oct 2015 @ 11:34am

Nothing says Melbourne like a hidden bar. Whether it’s a back alley dive, a romantic alcove or a den full of cocktail mavericks and dilapidated splendour, the city has it all. Best of all, finding them is half the fun. Venture past your local for a change and try locating any one of these secret treasures from Beat’s guide to Melbourne’s best hidden bars. It’s time to start exploring.

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Posted 8 Oct 2015 @ 1:21pm

Sugar Mountain have added another element to their musical festival offering with the announcement of a new on-site dining experience called Sensory.

 

The immersive restaurant experiment is a collaboration between Sugar Mountain and three Melbourne icons of taste, sight and sound – Bomba, Tin & Ed and Cut Copy.
 
If the name didnt give it away, Sensory is aiming...

Posted 7 Oct 2015 @ 5:13pm

A cascade of edible flowers will transform Southgate’s numerous restaurants as chefs and bartenders concoct a menu of dishes, desserts and special cocktails featuring a full spectrum of seasonal spring flowers.

 

Highlights include a dish from Japanese restaurant Miyako, featuring sashimi carpaccio wrapped with asparagus and persian gold petals. Elsewhere, acclaimed cocktail bar...

Posted 1 Oct 2015 @ 2:46pm

Considered by many to be the world’s most complex cocktail, but considered by all to be the world’s best hangover cure - a Bloody Mary is the definitive hair of the dog. There aren’t many sins its hair raising mix of tabasco, tomato, vodka and spices can’t wash away. Next time you’re feeling a little worse for wear come Sunday morning, look no further than this definitive guide to Melbourne’s...

Posted 30 Sep 2015 @ 4:02pm

It’s a balmy Friday night and I’m out looking for the perfect place to start a long haul girl’s night with my partner in crime and fussy Italian friend. I’m looking to impress so we wandered up to little Italy and squished into the busy Ombra Salumi Bar, which is one of three in the Grossi Restaurant group. Everyone is rushing around with a smile on their face and we get ushered to a table in...

Posted 25 Sep 2015 @ 3:24pm

Melbourne, your obsession with Nutella is getting out of hand. But who am I to judge? We’ve made it through The Great Nutella Shortage of 2015 together, so let’s celebrate. From crepes to calzones and everything in between, here is the definitive guide to the best Nutella dishes our city has to offer.

 

Donutellas at...

Posted 24 Sep 2015 @ 3:31pm

For 18 nights of Good Food Month the Night Noodle Markets will return once again transforming Birrarung Marr into an Asian hawker-style market.

 

Night Noodle Markets will be part of Good Food Month, the world’s largest food festival, travelling through Adelaide and Sydney before stopping in Melbourne. 
 
With more than 50 food stalls and food trucks, from Korea,...

Posted 24 Sep 2015 @ 10:02am

After a successful inaugural outing earlier this year, today the Melbourne Barbecue Festival confirmed it will return bigger, better and tastier than ever.

 

Melbourne meat lovers will once again be invited to eat barbecue and watch competitive barbecue teams from around Australia battle it out in an American-style cook-off sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. The best...

Posted 22 Sep 2015 @ 6:02pm

My job requires me to eat a lot of food, drink a lot of wine, and stay up late. I'm also a smoker and shamelessly addicted to sugar free Red Bull. After months of eating whatever was placed in front of me, I felt that I needed to give my body a rest, recoup, and finally kick my winter flu's arse. 

 

So how does one do this? You go on a juice cleanse. That's when BlendCo swooped...

Posted 22 Sep 2015 @ 11:55am

The folks at Bunny Cafe Melbourne have a dream - to open Australia's first ever ethically informed bunny cafe. 

 

Working closely with Victoria's only no-kill rabbit shelter, they're looking for help to crowdfund a space that will give the bunnies a new home, while serving up a nice coffee while they're...

Posted 22 Sep 2015 @ 11:51am

Salami is more than a sausage - it's an institution. Now in its fourth year, the Melbourne Salami Festa is back to celebrate the culture and craft of traditional salami making.

 

Bringing together the best artisan salami this country has to offer, meats will be judged by industry kingpins including Guy Grossi, Dom Marzano and Rosa Mitchell. There will also be a range of salami...

Posted 21 Sep 2015 @ 3:21pm

If a lineup featuring Dawes, Tex Don & Charlie, Sam Outlaw, Robert Ellis, Jamestown Revival, Ruby Boots and more isn't enough, Out On The Weekend have now announced a lineup of eats they'll be serving up at the festival.

 

Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz from Sydney’s Porteño and Bodega will again be serving up their signature smoked meat dishes. Their menu will include ...

Posted 12 Sep 2015 @ 10:52am

Sabai prides themselves on being classically inspired, yet creative Thai food. The restaurant is located on the corner of Church and Swan Sts, just steps away from the East Richmond station. Sabai is really answering the call of the area, by providing outstanding Thai meals at reasonable prices, seven days a week. The menu is guided by the four points of the 'Thai food compass', a combination...

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