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Beat Eats

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...

Posted 4 Sep 2015 @ 4:25pm

Looking for a new bar to try out this weekend? We've got you covered. 

 

The Arbory (a bar that spans 150 metres along the yarra), have recently installed a nitro espresso martini tap.
 
Nitro coffee is basically a cold drop coffee (Arbory gets theres from Melbourne company Little Dripper) that's been pumped with nitrogen under high pressure and chilled in the keg,...

Posted 3 Sep 2015 @ 4:38pm

If finding the best value food and drink Melboure has to offer is high on your priority list, then the new BLKBoard app is here to help.

 

Using your phone's GPS, you can find deals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. The team behind BLKBoard only list venues from around Melbourne that they believe offer high quality products.
 
With more than 600 offers already...

Posted 2 Sep 2015 @ 10:07am

Set back in an unassuming retail strip hides Mr Wednesday, a flavour haven of seasonal ingredients and hearty dishes. 

 

Owned by former carpenter Dylan Breen, the fit out is primarily made with his own hands - crafting an industrial setting that lends itself to the exposed brick walls. Menu wise, Mr Wednesday is plating up creations including an avocado smash with chevre and...

Posted 1 Sep 2015 @ 10:54am

Founded by burger aficionado Dan Soto​, St Burgs is a loving tribute to the classic American burger boasting a simple and tasty menu. 

 

St Burg's speciality Durger comes with grass-fed beef cooked so it's crusty on the outside and medium rare on the inside. Topping it off is classic yellow cheese with gherkin relish, a single slice of fresh tomato, cos lettuce and a smoky...

Posted 27 Aug 2015 @ 12:22pm

There are a lot of exemplary aspects of Melbourne that stand out in our minds when we swoon longingly about our city, but one of our most enjoyable and admittedly self-indulgent favourites has to be a good, old-fashioned burger. But, how can one sift through the countless options available to find the crem-de-la-crem of the city’s ever-growing burger market? Don’t stress, the Beat Eat’s Burger...

Posted 24 Aug 2015 @ 7:02pm

Putting their spin on Malaysian street food comes Sugar Prawn, the new venture from head chef Travis Tong and team members of Magic Johnston, Hugs & Kisses and Otis Armada.

 

The whimsical space comes decked out with pink walls, vintage mosaic, kitsch plastic chairs and a vibe that aims to conjure an authentic hawker market.
 
With a focus on sharing, Sugar Prawn...

Posted 21 Aug 2015 @ 10:06am

Are you ready to take your dining to the next level? We’ve already talked about Melbourne’s spiciest dishes, but what about taking on a burger as big as your head? It’s all guts and glory from here on in, with our comprehensive guide to Melbourne’s most obscenely delicious food challenges. I...

Posted 19 Aug 2015 @ 6:15pm

You best believe it. The B.East have revised, reworked and re-greased their menu.

 

The new menu ranges from a new southern fried chicken Clint Beastwood burger, to maple syrup whipped peanut butter, jack cheddar and bacon sliders, roasted pumpkin and quinoa white bean Cheech Marin veggie burgers and an American favourite, Tater Tot Nachos, just to name a handful.
 
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Posted 19 Aug 2015 @ 1:17pm

After a successful run last year and high demand this year, Pierre Roelofs is bringing back speciality menus to his custom designed Dessert Evenings.

 

Each menu at Pierre's dessert evenings come as a one-time only original offering of newly created dishes. With a focus on experimentation, his creations often forgo the traditional building blocks of dairy, eggs, wheat and honey...

Posted 12 Aug 2015 @ 1:41pm

Canberra's got its Freakshakes. Sydney's got its Tella Ball Shake. Now Melbourne's getting in on the stuff-every-hedonistic-dessert-ingredient-into-a-jar trend with the introduction of a Hawthorn cafe's Nut-Telling Milkshake.

 

Muharam Cafe's decadent shake is full of thick Nutella ribbon swirls topped off with an oozing Nutella donut. To make sure you get the perfect combo of...

Posted 7 Aug 2015 @ 5:15pm

Over two days this weekend, the second annual Top Shelf Boutique Drinks Festival goes down at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens. Ticket holders will have the option to sample of hundreds of high class wines, spirits and beers.Although it’s labelled as ‘top shelf boutique’, at just $25, tickets to the festival are very affordable. For event organiser Paul Wootton, it’s important...

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