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Beat Eats

Posted 3 Aug 2015 @ 7:51pm

This inner city venue has been a Melbourne favourite drink spot for years. Everyone has a story about The Carlton, but generally the look on people’s face is one of surprise when you tell them they happen to have a damn fine dining section to the side of their main bar.

 

It’s got a great range of old pub favourites on the menu, and considering how easy it is to get to – there’s...

Posted 3 Aug 2015 @ 7:38pm

There’s a special kind of magic about Cabinet Bar & Balcony. It’s not only a place where you can seal a big business deal, its also somewhere you can stay late into the night yelling, “Shots, shots, shots”. Every time you wander down Rainbow Alley it feels like you’re in on a secret. As you climb the stairs and see photos of Cabinet regulars smiling down at you, it begins to feel like home...

Posted 3 Aug 2015 @ 7:25pm

If you’re ever walking down Little Collins Street looking for a dish to wipe away the cobwebs from the night before, take a detour into Burma Lane. They’re awfully nice people, and their tucker isn’t all that bad either.

 

There’s not an overwhelming supply of Burmese cuisine in Melbourne. But fresh, vibrant and packing quite the punch, this section of the world houses a unique...

Posted 3 Aug 2015 @ 7:20pm

It’s hard to summarise the specialty at Bridies Brunswick. In some respects, the Irish-inspired destination is an old fashioned family friendly pub, with multiple sports screens, comfy seating and a fireplace. It’s also a popular party spot, hosting a range of themed dance parties and live music every Friday/Saturday night, targeted at the over 28s. But just one look at the menu proves they...

Posted 3 Aug 2015 @ 7:11pm

In the heart of little Saigon there is a pub, and in this pub is a burger, and in this burger are three different cheese croquettes. And it tastes phenomenal. This is a joint to come to with your best friend or your long term partner, because it’s fancy enough to make it seem like you’re putting in special effort, yet casual enough that you can talk loudly about inappropriate things while...

Posted 3 Aug 2015 @ 7:04pm

My grandma would lose her shit if she knew I voluntarily ate chicken liver parfait. That woman has been trying to feed me her European food for two decades, but for whatever reason, I’ve flat out refused. However, when this fascinating meal was put in front of me at The Roving Marrow, I was intrigued. And it was fucking delicious.

 

Located inside The Astor, The Roving Marrow is...

Posted 3 Aug 2015 @ 7:00pm

8bit has officially taken over Footscray. Their burgers have hunger punters flocking all the way from Abbotsford to Brighton and everywhere in between. The venue offers a new spin on a classic American diner, combining video game decor with a menu full of addictive burgers, dogs and milkshakes.

 

Even on a quiet day the queues stretch around the corner. But don’t be intimidated...

Posted 28 Jul 2015 @ 11:49am

Rotisserie experts Belleville are coming together with legend of Italian cuisine Stefano De Pieri and the Mildura Brewery to celebrate all things chicken. 

 

The kitchen will play host to a cook-off between old school and contemporary dishes, all with the humble chook as the hero ingredient. Using all parts of the bird, De Pieri will be plating Italian favourites from yesteryear...

Posted 23 Jul 2015 @ 2:34pm

If your countdown to the weekend couldn't get any better, Uber and Gelato Messina are teaming up once again.

 

For six hours, Uber users in 17 cities across the country can have a tub of hazelnut gelato (with white chocolate, hazelnut fudge, milk chocolate chips and cream filled wafer) delivered to them. Wherever your ice cream cravings hit.
 
And with five times the...

Posted 21 Jul 2015 @ 2:00pm

The team behind Sweetwater Inn have created their latest offering, an easygoing dive bar set in a '70s timewarp by the name of Leonard's House of Love. 

 

Set in a picture-perfect log cabin complete with pool room, darts and open fire - the new bar and eatery is a cross between an aussie chicken shop and classic Americana.
 
The menu features a brisket patty...

Posted 20 Jul 2015 @ 2:06pm

Now in its third year, the hot chocolate festival is back to take the edge off winter. 

 

Offering over 31 flavours of hot chocolate, the festival will be serving up both classic and crazy iterations of the drink. This year the team have put together creations including bacon and maple syrup, honeycomb and lavender, cookies and cream, mint madness and bittersweet basil. There...

Posted 16 Jul 2015 @ 12:27pm

Featuring more than 40 stalls, the Hank Marvin Markets will play host to a spectrum of delicious eats - all under the one roof.  

 

Some of the food stalls include Happy Camper Pizza, The Brulee Cart, Cobb Lane, Trailer Made, Little Mushroom Co and Hammer & Tong. There will also be a range of stalls hosted for charity and community groups, as well as all the fresh produce you...

Posted 15 Jul 2015 @ 2:33pm

As of last year, Melbourne was ranked the world’s sixth most expensive city, according to The Economist. It’s not surprising then, that going out for dinner can sometimes be a headache, especially when you’re short on the monies. We’ve compiled an extensive list of Melbourne’s cheap-as-chips daily food specials at restaurants and pubs around the traps in an attempt to allow you to eat more...

Posted 15 Jul 2015 @ 1:55pm

Y'all remember back in February how we debuted the very first Beat Eats? Well, you guys ate it up so quickly we figured we better get a shimmy on and dish up a second serving. 

 

 

In Beat Eats #2 you'll find a guide to where to eat in Melbourne this winter. We’ve eaten our way from north to south and we even took a gander out west, all to find the best of the best...

Posted 14 Jul 2015 @ 2:26pm

One of the largest collections of premium and craft liquor products ever seen in Australia will be on display and available to sample next month as the Top Shelf boutique drinks festival returns to Melbourne for its second year. 

 

The show will again boast a strong lineup of premium spirits, including an unprecedented array of Australian craft products. Reflecting Australia’s...

Posted 10 Jul 2015 @ 4:01pm

With workshops, masterclasses, activities for the kids and tastings spanning over three days, chocolate lovers, this is for you.

 

The Melt Away Chocolate Festival will feature the masters behind Mörk, Tonantzin Aztec Artisan Chocolate, Sissy's Gourmet Delight and The Chocolate Lovers' Kitchen as well as chocolate fountains, chocolate lounges, DJs and more.
 
Located...

Posted 10 Jul 2015 @ 1:39pm

Juanita Peaches has opened in Brunswick, serving up some of the best fried chicken this side of the equator. 

 

Opened by Raph Rashid (Taco Truck, Beatbox Kitchen), the Southern-style fried chicken joint takes over the night shift at his other business, All Day Donuts. The menu is short and to the point,...

Posted 9 Jul 2015 @ 4:38pm

The kitchens at the Post Office Hotel are currently undergoing renovations, so instead of keeping punters hungry the fine folk have organised a food truck fiesta. 

 

Later this month Mr Burger, Taco Truck and Soul Kitchen will all be parking in the POH kitchen and serving up delicacies to the masses from 5.30pm. To sweeten the deal even further, there'll be live music and DJs to...

Posted 9 Jul 2015 @ 2:52pm

A new pizza shop has opened its doors in Richmond, offering a deliciously diverse twist to pizza night. 

 

45 Degrees is now serving up premium pizzas on Bridge Road, drawing inspiration from Melbourne's rich variety of cultures. This diversity displays itself in the menu, which consists of creations like Vietnamese pork, kale beetroot and Korean fried chicken pizzas. And of...

Posted 9 Jul 2015 @ 10:48am

There's finally a place to stop off at other than Macca's on those trips out west with the news that Truck Stop Deluxe is now open in Werribee. 

 

The west coast inspired truck stop diner promises to serve up mouth watering burgers alongside waffles, signature spiked shakes, cocktails and desserts. Created by Joshua Lefers (Pawn & Co, Big Dog Creative) as the truck stop...

Posted 9 Jul 2015 @ 10:42am

Australia and New Zealand will go head to head in a trans-Tasman froffie-off when the Great Craft Beer Taste Off takes over Collingwood's Forester's Hall later this month.

 

During the event, guests will have the chance to be the judge and rate each beer on a scale of 1-5, culminating with the announcement of the top five beers and winning team. Some of the craft beers going for...

Posted 8 Jul 2015 @ 6:43pm

Vending machines aren't just for candy and sodas anymore with the introduction of the salad-wielding Füd Revolution vending machine.

 

Boasting a bounty of fresh-made salads and snacks in a jar, the revolution caters to those on paleo, gluten-free, vegan and sugar-free diets. At $10 a pop, salad options include multi-coloured creations like the "Get ya freekah on" with freekah,...

Posted 8 Jul 2015 @ 1:21pm

This is not a drill. Melbourne now has a 24-hour ramen shop. 

 

Menya SanDaime ("third generation noodle shop") has opened up shop on Russell Street, serving up four dishes of ramen around the clock. The restaurant is already an established chain in South Korea and the United States but the first in Melbourne, wiith further expansion set to take place over the next three years....

Posted 1 Jul 2015 @ 3:38pm

It's going to be a shucking good time when Oyster Frenzy returns to St Kilda later this month.

 

After April's installment of Melbourne's longest running all-you-can-eat oyster party saw 22,032 molluscs consumed, the frenzy is aiming to go for the gold in its next edition and set a new record of 23,000 oysters. Taking place at The Deck at The Prince, the event will feature an...

Posted 25 Jun 2015 @ 11:02am

The Lounge name might be synonymous with its late night, early morning clubbing scene, but now it will have foodies buzzing with the kitchen's addition of nine meals for nine dollars each. 

 

Served Monday to Friday from 12pm to 3pm, the menu features a variety of killer dishes including vegetarian and vegan options. Slow cooked wagyu shin with an orange Napoli sauce on creamy...

Posted 25 Jun 2015 @ 11:02am

Belleville will cook up a Sunday roast just like mama did with a special side of Sugar Fed Leopards when it hosts the latest event in the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival's Winter Roasts Collection.

 

The all day menu will feature rotisserie roasted chicken with an Asian kick, alongside side dishes like five spice and honey baby carrots and quail egg Yorkshire pudding. To wash...

Posted 19 Jun 2015 @ 10:21am

Cremorne has welcomed a new cafe with Denis The Menace opening in the area.

 

Taking its name from the comic book hoodlum-hero, Denis the Menace is the new cafe from Adam Wilkinson, formerly of Woodstock and St Edmonds. He has brought along ex-St Edmonds chef Simon Neale to take charge of the kitchen, while barista Damon Glover is in charge of all things drinkable.
 
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Posted 18 Jun 2015 @ 12:55pm

A new up-market 235-seat dumpling house has just opened in Melbourne.

 

Din Tai Fung has opened up shop in Emporium, joining the restaurant chain's growing family that dates back to 1974.
 
Some of the menu's highlights include their signature Xiao Long Bao soup dumplings, which feature no less than 18 folds, and red, blue and yellow dumplings with non-traditional...

Posted 17 Jun 2015 @ 4:44pm

Brunswick's Joey Smalls has announced that Melbourne institution Huxtaburger will take over its kitchen, serving up its famous burgers until closing time. 

 

When the kitchen starts serving Huxtaburgers tomorrow, customers will be able to order the Denise, Clair and Sondra burgers to soak up those extra beverages. And for those who just want to take advantage of Huxtaburger...

Posted 16 Jun 2015 @ 2:07pm

Having just opened up inside the Grosvenor Hotel's drive-through bottle shop yesterday, burgers and beer has never been easier.

 

The menu includes a spicy double beef and bacon monster alongside a portobello mushroom burger, as well as the Grosvenor's classic house burger. To top it off, the patties are created from certified grass-fed and hand pressed Angus beef. For those with...

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