Beat Eats

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...

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.

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,...